Links: Poco Heritage Gets A Home


Port Coquitlam Heritage Society Heritage at Leigh Square

The same day that Port Coquitlam celebrated its 100th birthday, the Poco Heritage Society opened their new museum. Known as Heritage at Leigh Square, the new museum covers the history of the area from the original First Nations residents right up to the present day. The story is told through storyboards, pictures, and video. I look forward to checking it out, and congratulations to the Poco Heritage Society as I know this was a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get the new space up and running.

The Coquitlam Now was out and about for Poco’s 100th birthday, and they have posted two photo galleries here and here.

They’ve barely begun tunnelling the Evergreen Line through Port Moody, and already the City and the Evergreen engineers are at odds. The Evergreen folks want to put a traffic light for people heading up Clarke Road hill. The City of Port Moody staff agree, but Port Moody council does not. Discussion will continue at next week’s council meeting, in the meantime, keep trying to hit exactly 30 km/h on those radar controlled traffic signs. It’s a fun little game I enjoy on my way to work.

Spring break is almost here, and Place Des Arts still has a few spaces available for their Study with the Pros program for teens. Call 604.664.1636 for more info and to sign up.

If you’ve got one of those fancy new plug in electric vehicles, Coquitlam Centre just installed a couple 240v car chargers near the London Drugs entrance. The plugs will fully charge an electric car in around 4 hours, but even just for a top-up, and the dedicated parking spot, will hopefully make it easier to make your run to the mall a little more environmentally friendly.

We’ve got some more time left for March to go out like a lamb, and if you’re looking for great things to do, check out the Miss 604 March events guide in Metro Vancouver.

Finally, the Port Moody Museum has released Tracks in Time, the gorgeous photo book chronicling the history of Port Moody. Tri-Cities TV was there for the launch.

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