Are you a current or past Port Coquitlam resident? If so, the city is encouraging you to mark your calendars for an event they’re billing as the party of the century. PoCo’s Homecoming Weekend is happening August 16-18, 2013. Part of the city’s 100th birthday celebrations, the weekend will feature free family activities, outdoor music and family festivals featuring big-name performers like Trooper and Bobs & LoLo. It will also coincide with the annual Downtown Car Show.
“Homecoming Weekend will be a chance for former and current residents to come together to celebrate how far we’ve come in the past 100 years, and the community spirit that makes PortCoquitlam so unique,” Mayor Greg Moore said. “It will be our city’s biggest party of the year, and a weekend people won’t want to miss.”
The fun kicks off on August 16, 2013 with free swimming at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. On August 17 you can stop by the free outdoor family festival at Leigh Square to hear Bobs & Lolo. Stop by the beer garden and free outdoor concert at the Port
Coquitlam Recreation Complex headliners Trooper, among other performers. You can also go bowling at Port Coquitlam Bowl for just $1 (with proceeds going to SHARE Family & Community Services), and take a ride on a vintage CP Rail train.
The good times keep right on rolling on August 18, 2013, with the Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association’s Car Show. Whether you love cars, or just stop by for the live entertainment, food and vendors at this free event, it’s not to be missed.
If you really want to show your PoCo pride for the Homecoming Weekend, stop by City Hall, the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre or the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex for some centennial swag. Or just try to cross paths with Mayor Greg Moore – he can’t seem to stop handing out those little flags. Find out more about Homecoming Weekend on the event page at portcoquitlam.ca.