While the nominees are always really hard to find online for some reason, yesterday the City of Port Coquitlam announced the winners of the Pride of Poco Garden Awards. And here are your winners…
1st Place Front & Back Garden Bruce & Teresa Lees
2nd Place Front & Back Garden Carl & Eurilda Larsen
3rd Place Front & Back Garden Luigi & Rosemarie Visocchi
1st Place – Front Yard Linda & Wayne Robins
2nd Place – Front Yard Heather & Mick McMitchell
3rd Place – Front Yard Laura & Michael Thomas
1st Place – Back Yard Pat & Arthur McGill
2nd Place – Back Yard Fran & Norman Skinner
3rd Place – Back Yard Ben & Hilary McQuilling
Top Townhome Garden – Back Yard Myra Antaya & Ken Wills
Top Townhome Garden – Front Yard Jami Watson
Top Balcony Garden Donna Pisoney
Honourable Mention – Butterfly Garden Blakeburn Elementary
Best Before & After Project Zahid & Hafsa Shaheem
Staying in Poco, the City is looking for volunteers to help rebuild the bike skills park. The work days will happen on August 20 to 22nd from 10am to 5pm. From the release…
Volunteers participating in the community work days on August 20 to 22 will be shoveling dirt to prepare for the construction of jumps and other technical features. The work day will begin at 10:00 am and end at 5:00 pm. Volunteers are asked to bring a flat shovel or rake, work gloves, close toed shoes and come dressed for the weather. The City will provide some refreshments, sunscreen, wheel barrows, hand tamper, some shovels and rakes and barbecue hot dogs for lunch. The water truck will be available on August 21 to 22. All ages are welcome to help. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
For more info call Chris Eastman, the Youth Services Program Coordinator at 604.927.7981.
So we all knew the big black box in the middle of Coquitlam Centre was going to be a new Apple Store. As per usual with Apple’s tight-lipped reputation, we just didn’t know when. Turns out it’s opening this Saturday. I’m sure the Geniuses will be very peppy, and now when we drop our iPhone so often we need to get it replaced, we don’t have to go all the way out to Metrotown.
8 days from now we’re going to have a little golf tournament here in Coquitlam known as the CN Canadian Women’s Open. Now the field for this thing is going to be incredible. 48 of the to 50 players on the LPGA money list are going to be there. I had the pleasure of working on the broadcast of this tournament when it was at Point Grey a few years back. Do yourself a favour and get out there to see these ladies hit the ball, it’s really something to see.
So if you think like I do that house prices in the Tri-Cities are on the far side of insane, there are now experts saying out loud what many of us have been thinking. Last month, property sales in Metro Vancouver were the lowest in 10 years. Eventually something has to give. If it helps affordability, I’m all for it. Even as a homeowner.
Speaking of Rocky Point, last week was the inaugural Burrard Inlet Fish Festival. Here’s a few highlights from the event.