Like every city on the planet, The City of Port Coquitlam wants to attract and retain businesses. So the Mayor’s Task Force on Business Development Opportunities (that’s a mouthful) is running a survey. If you are a Port Coquitlam business, fill it out and you’re entered into a draw to win an iPod Touch. I could probably tell you the results will involve reducing red tape and reducing business property taxes, but you never know.
Coquitlam entrepreneur Joe Roberts, who was once homeless and drug addicted, is pushing a shopping cart from Calgary to Vancouver to raise awareness for at-risk youth. Joe has an incredible story, and is aiming to go across the entire country next year. But first he has to push the cart all the way back to Calgary to get his quarter back.
A couple events to check out tonight in the Tri-Cities. Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery has an opening tonight, as detailed on Pomo Mama Design. The MS Society of Canada and A&W are teaming up for Cruisin’ for a Cause. The Lougheed Highway location by SilverCity Coquitlam is having a car show all afternoon, enjoy a Papa burger, and help raise some money for MS research.
Ma Murray Day is coming September 9th in Anmore. They are celebrating 25 years since the incorporation of Anmore this year. No word on if they will be charging Port Moody residents twice as much for a beer in the beer garden.
Speaking of Port Moody, the Port Moody Library has new Links to Language Multilingual Kits. These kits help preschoolers build language skills to read and speak in resident’s first language.
The tidal flats around Shoreline Park may look like fun, but apparently you can get a little stuck. Make that up to your waist stuck.
Finally, we’ve had our week or two of summer. Sophia and Isabel made it out to White Pine Beach, and here’s a video of the fun that can be had with a rock, a lake, and the setting sun.