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Anmore Parking Regulations and Enforcement are in effect. Violators may be ticketed or towed.
Roadwork Scheduled on East Road at Lanson Crescent
Cewe roadwork on East Road (at Lanson Crescent) began today (May 30th) Residents can expect delays in this area. With warmer weather approaching, residents and the general public can expect more roadworks to follow. (Source: Village of Anmore website)
Anmore residents are cordially invited to a community gathering sponsored by the Baha'is of Anmore on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Click Here for details. The Village of Anmore is looking for a Labourer (06-04-17) Click Here Provincial General Election BC May 9th | Have you registered to vote? Have you registered for the next provincial general election in British Columbia scheduled for May 9, 2017? In February and March, Elections BC will be updating the voters list to get British Columbians ready to vote. Register by phone calling 1-800-661-8683 or online at: https://eregister.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/ovr/welcome.aspx Ioco Road repairs - Rec Centre to Bedwell Bay Rd March 28 - April 14 Click Here
11th Annual Coho Smolt and Fry Release
into Hyde Creek
You can help the Hyde Creek Watershed
Society members release thousands of salmon into Hyde Creek on April 22,
2017. Members have spent 18 months
raising Coho from eggs through to fry and smolt stages and these Coho are now
ready to travel to the ocean.
Carry a bucket of salmon from the hatchery
to the creek where you will release them and send them on their journey to the
While you’re at the hatchery, visit the
Education Centre and have a tour with one of the volunteer members. Exhibits and crafts are part of the day,
along with a fund raising hot dog BBQ.
Saturday April 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
at the Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Road,
Port Coquitlam. Parking is available at
the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre on Laurier Avenue. It’s a short walk west along the Poco Trail
to the Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery.
Tri-City Greendrinks - Food for Thought
When: Thursday, March 16, 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y9
Who: Everyone welcome!
Why: We want to have a “foodside” chat with YOU, to listen...learn...share about the most interesting ideas around food. Do you grow your own or want to? Cook or wish you did? Do you can, jam or pickle? Come share your stories of personal discovery...journey...celebration. Have great recipes or tips (or need some)? Whether you have or want answers, foodᾠis the tῨeme (and drink, too, of course!).
Want to give a five minute presentation? We are open to 'table talk' and mini-presentations – whatever you like. This GREENDRINKS is BACK TO BASICS!
Did you know that according to Earthsave Canada, the largest part of our ecological footprint (the amount of natural resources an individual, community, or country consumes in a given year) is what we eat -- our “Food Footprint.”
Eating less meat definitely has something to do with it. But there's more. A lot more.
Dinner @ 6:30 pm
Sharing @ 7:00 pm
The Gallery Bistro will feature a select menu, comprising a vegetarian meal, as well as a lighter fare. Please call 604-937-0998 to reserve a meal and/or request gluten-free.
Come fragrance-free to network, socialize and learn new things. We would love to meet you!
What: Tri-City Greendrinks - Retain Riverview: Health not Housing
When: Thurs., Feb. 16, 6:30-9:30 pm
Where: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y9
For almost 100 years, the Riverview Lands were home to Riverview Hospital, a place of healing, caring and tranquility for many of BC's residents who suffer from mental illness. Riverview experienced downsizing between the 1960s, until its doors were closed in 2012. Since then, not only has there been a loss of valuable mental health education, training capacity and expertise, along with the ensuing neglect of its heritage buildings and world-class arboretum, but over this same time period, there has been a dramatic rise in drug use and addiction within our regional mental health population.
Join us February 16th with representatives from the Coalition for a Healthy Riverview (CHR) to empower everyone to get onboard and retain Riverview in its entirety as a public asset. The CRH formed to represent mental health, social justice, environmental, horticultural, art and heritage groups, as well as individual citizens who are advocating for the protection and restoration of the Riverview Hospital and Lands in Coquitlam.
February 5, 2017.
Dear residents of Anmore (also Belcarra, Port Moody, Coquitlam),
Our petition letter is now placed online and ready for you to sign:
"Anmore demands that BC Hydro's new and old high-powered transmission lines go underground".
We are using a safe platform used by more than 100 million people in 196 countries. Please go to the following website, just fill in your name, address and email and then click "sign" (your name will be invisible). If you like you can also add a small comment (optional, and will be visible). In case you have used that platform before for other petitions, they may send you an email for confirmation and you can then Click Here and sign:
The Goal is to get 1,000 signatures (but hopefully much more)! This is a challenge and you all have to work very hard! Please do sign individually and not as a family. Please distribute this message widely to all people you know in Anmore, Belcarra, Heritage Mountain who live here or have children in Anmore schools and further to concerned people in Port Moody and Coquitlam because this will affect us all (traffic, constructions, large trucks, helicopters etc.) Please spread the word using texting, emails and social media!
If we get enough signatures we can stop BC Hydro and have a safe solution to avoid health risks and large financial property losses affecting us all!
Thanks and best regards
Urs, Marcus and Evelyne.
2017 Homeless Count (March 7-8, 2017): Call for Volunteers
This message was provided by Diana Dilworth, Manager, Government Relations. BC Non-Profit Housing Association seeking volunteers in our community to help out. It would be great if you would consider volunteering or help to circulate the following call for volunteers. Contact Peer-Daniel Krause, Project Manager with BCNPHA at email@example.com or by phone at 778.945.2161 Silk Art Gallery presents Reza Doust: Painting the Neighbourhood
Silk Gallery is honoured to host a full exhibit through the month of February by celebrated Coquitlam artist, Reza Doust.
Join us 3 PM Saturday, February 4th to meet the artist, and 3-5 PM Saturday, February 11th to witness Reza's magic with oils through a free live painting demonstration. The finished work will be auctioned for charity at the close of the demonstration.
All exhibited works are available for purchase. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending our February 11th event.
Website: http://www.silkgallery.ca/events.html Please bring your tree to be chipped, along with a small donation to the SVFD Christmas Tree Chip. Click to view the maildrop for more information. No trees will be accepting after January 8th. Thank you.
Village of Anmore | Municipal Office Holiday Closure
The Village of Anmore municipal office will be closed from Monday, December 26, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. We will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. If you have a public works emergency that requires municipal attention during the closure, please contact 604-817-7745. Village Council and Staff extend their warmest wishes to you for a happy holiday season!
Anmore Elementary : Ministry of Education Curriculum Implementation Day - NO CLASSES - 14 Nov 2016
Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Belcarra on November 11th - Formal Ceremony begins at 10:35 with the Air Raid Siren Click Here
Anmore fireworks start at 8:00pm. Hot chocolate and treats at 7:00
1ooth Anniversary of The Murray Homestead
Terry Fox Run in Anmore,
Sun 11 AM · Spirit Park, (corner of Sunnyside Rd and Ravenswood)
GREENDRINKS Thursday September 15th - ALL ABOUT BEAVERS - YES BEAVERS!
FREE EVENT – ALL WELCOMED
Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
At GALLERY BISTRO
2411 Clarke St., Port Moody, BC
Across Canada, beavers are being trapped and killed because they are perceived to be a “nuisance.” In an effort to end trapping cruelty and to promote the ecological benefits of beavers, The Fur-Bearers have been installing flow devices, exclusion fencing and pond levelers in communities throughout BC, Alberta and Ontario. Join us to learn more about these non-lethal alternatives and how Lesley’s work is encouraging government officials to respond more positively to human-wildlife "conflicts."
For more than fifteen years, Lesley Fox has been working in the non-profit sector. She is a certified Humane Education Specialist through the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (NAHEE), graduating with honours from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Public Relations, Marketing Communications and Non-Profit
Lesley is currently the Executive Director of The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (The Fur-Bearers).
Dinner @ 6:30 pm
Talk @ 7:00 pm
The Gallery Bistro will feature a select menu, including a vegetarian meal (with meat option), as well as a lighter fare. Please call 604-937-0998 to reserve a meal and/or request gluten-free.
2016 Community Spirit Award | Submit Your Nomination by August 10th
Mayor and Council are calling out to residents to come forward with their 2016 Community Spirit Award nominations. Please click HERE to view full details of our mail drop notice.
Mover sought for Anmore heritage building Village seeks offers to relocate 100-year-old Ma Murray homestead (05-07-16)
The Tricity News reports that "The clock is ticking on the 100-year-old former Anmore village hall building that was once the home of B.C. pioneer Margaret 'Ma' Murray. The village council is hoping to find someone to move the building either to private land or possibly a civic properly." To link to the full article Click Here To link to the Anmore Call for Proposals DEADLINE JULY 15, 2016 Click Here
Tri-City Greendrinks: What's All the Buzz About? Pollinators & Urban Gardens
When: Thursday, July 21, 6:30-9:30 PM
Where: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y9
Dr. Veronica Wahl will share about bees, providing information and dispelling myths about these wonderful creatures. She will share tips on how to support native bees by providing habitat for these insects in your garden.
Veronica is the Coordinator of Douglas College’s Institute of Urban Ecology, which recently celebrated the grand opening of its SOL (Sustainable, Outreach and Learning) Garden. Her work encompasses urban ecological systems, citizen science, and making it fun and easy to take actions to support sustainable natural environments. She is an ecologist, social scientist, educator, ῡrtist, and garden enthusiast. Veronica has a PhD in Resource Management and Environmental Studies with over 15 years of experience in the environmental field.
Important Notice | Possible Canada Post Mail Distruption | Pay In Person or Online
Alert | Canada Post mail disruption With a potential Canada Post strike looming, in order to ensure that the Village of Anmore successfully receives your payment, we highly recommend that anyone paying their property taxes or claiming their home owner grants, do so in person or online by the Monday, July 4, 2016 deadline. For your convenience, the Village hall will extend its office hours and will be open until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016. To assist you with payment options made available and how to claim your home owner grant, please view full details on the following links below:Property Tax | Payment Options http://www.anmore.com/content/property-taxes-and-utility-invoices-payment-options
BC Hydro Open House on the Metro North Transmission Study
June 23 from 5:00 until 8:00
(Question Period starts at 7:00)
Anmore Elementary School
The route through Anmore appears to be BC Hydro's choice of the three options previously presented. In a June 7, 2016 letter to BC Hydro, CAO Ms. Juli Kolby states:
Village of Anmore strongly opposes this expansion as it will have no
benefit to the residents of our community. We request that B.C. Hydro
pursue one of the other identified options."
This Saturday June 18th!
Translink Service Changes to the C-26 July 1st
Anmore | C26 Buntzen Lake Special/Coquitlam Station Special (Seasonal) Service starts July 1st Click Here
Low Income Grant Supplement for Seniors | Do you qualify?
Our local seniors can check to see if they qualify. Please click HERE to view our flyer. Applications are now available at the village hall for your convenience. To view full details online, please visit HERE
Tri-City Greendrinks features 'Work Like Nature' author, Lea Elliott Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody,
Cost: Free (Food and beverage available for purchase.
Lea will present her new book – Work Like Nature: sustainability lessons from ecosystems for your job or business. She'll share ideas from nature that will help you work more sustainably. You’ll gain insights from Metro Vancouver's green innovators who are working like nature and creating wins for the environment, their businesses and their communities. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired by nature and our local innovators. Our venue, Gallery Bistro, will serve a vegetarian set menu (with meat option), along with a lighter fare. Come scent-free to socialize, network, discuss and learn new things. We look forward to meeting you!
Anmore Spring Watermain Flushing will be held May 24 - June 7
For full details please view the notice to residentsClick Here.
Ma Murray Day September 11, 2016
Call Out for Volunteers
Rachel Carrier, Anmore Events Co-ordinator, is asking for volunteer help for Ma Murray Day (17-05-16) Click Here
Vancouver City Singers Invite You to a Concert! 917-04-16)
Come one, come all! Please see our poster for our spring concert on the evening of Saturday, May 28th, 7:30pm at Dunbar Heights United Church. Tickets available from choir members or at the door. Jobs with Statistic Canada for the 2016 Census (11-04-16) Click Here TransLink Spring Service Changes by sub-region in effect April 11, 2016. Please click HERE to view the list of changes. Tri-City Greendrinks -
Calling All Leprechauns: What does World Water Day mean for
When: Thursday, March 17th, 6:30 pm onwards
Where: Gallery Bistro, 2411
Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y9
Who: Everyone's welcome
Come donning those green leotards you've been saving up to wear...or draped in your latest creation - your very own
super-power Planet Crusader Cape. Let's drink those GREEN drinks together in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and World Water Day on March 22nd. Whether we're talking Blue Dot and next steps (working towards a federal bill of environmental rights), the ongoing threat of pipeline development (Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion), or the lack of reliable regulatory oversight that resulted in Pacific Coast Terminals sending their
contaminated soils to the Vancouver Island community of Shawinigan Lake, there is LOTS to talk about and opportunities around which we can further engage. For those desiring action,
Force of Nature's Katie Harrison will be joining us on Thursday, March 17th to share potential solutions we can support.
Gallery Bistro will serve a vegetarian set menu (with meat option),
along with a lighter fare. Please call 604-937-0998 if you are interested in ordering food and/or require a gluten-free meal. Come scent-free to socialize, network, discuss and learn
new things! We would love to meet you.
KID CONTEST ALERT!! DEADLINE IS THURSDAY...
The Port Moody Arts Centre in collaboration with School District 43 is looking for local school children to help create an exhibition of local community Heroes. This project involves our local youth who will seek out and identify their local hero by submitting an essay. From these submissions, ten (10) Heroes will be chosen and paired with an artist who will capture that hero’s likeness in their chosen medium. These portraits will be exhibited at the Arts Centre beginning May 5 as part of the Port Moody Youth Festival. At the opening of this Exhibition, the local student will have a chance to present their portrait to their Hero along with the artist. ENTRY DEADLINE IS MARCH 10... enter today!! Click Here The Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department SCBA Fundraiser Update March 2016 Click Here
Tri-City Greendrinks -
Putting the Heart back into Healthcare
WHEN: Thursday,February 25, 2016, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
WHERE: Gallery Bistro
2411 Clarke St., Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y9
WHO: All ages
WHAT: Come join us to find out what the BC Health Coalition is all about
and what they believe are the priorities to keep our healthcare system
sustainable and public.
Edith MacHattie is an occupational therapist who works at the Centre for
Child Development in Surrey with school-aged children and their
families. Edith sits on the BC Health Coalition steering committee as
the Health Sciences Association representative and was elected labour
co-chair in 2014. She dreams about a public healthcare system with a
focus on prevention and community-based care, and wants to be a part of
making that a reality!
Come scent-free to socialize, network, discuss and learn new things! We
would love to meet you.
The Village of Anmore is looking for a part-time events co-ordinator. Deadline for application February 17th. To link to the announcement (07-02-16) Click Here
***Save the Date*** February 2nd, 2016 Enrollment Date
Mark your calendars! Registration begins Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, starting at 7am at the Preschool. This is registration for the 2017/2018 school year for children born in 2014. Still a few vacancies for the upcoming 2016/2017 year for children born in 2013.
2016 School year Registration (for 2013 babies)
Join the Wild Side: Cooking Sustainable Seafood with Ron Gorman
DATE: Thursday, January 28, 2016 TIME: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
When it comes to tuna, many feel health and environmental issues preclude them from enjoying tuna as a regular part of their diet. When it comes to wild BC Albacore tuna, Ron Gorman of Wild West Coast Seafoods has some encouraging news. Wild West Coast Seafoods is a family-based business operating at local farmers markets. Ron loves to share his insight on what is great about the West Coast fishing industry in a time when it seems media predominantly focuses on the negative. It can be frustrating for consumers to sift through the many and often changing messages about health issues in the media. Ron takes a balanced approach in sharing information so that consumers can feel confident about the decisions they make for their families.
Together with Gallery Bistro, Ron will share some great recipe ideas with you to showcase how deliciously versatile tuna can be. 6:30 pm Networking 7:00 pm Demo & Dinner Registration for dinner is required ($10 + GST). The Bistro will also serve a vegetarian option. Please call 604-937-0998 if you are interested in ordering food and/or require a gluten-free meal. Come scent-free to socialize, network, discuss and learn new things! We would love to meet you.
Carol Ships Arrive at Belcarra Dock
Saturday December 5 at 7:30
Get set for Santa's Christmas Ships cruise Boaters will ply the waters of Port Moody inlet, Burrard inlet and Indian Arm to show off their Christmas lights, with a stop in Belcarra and a cruise by Rocky Point Park. To link to the Tri-city News Click Here
Anmore Elementary Christmas Event
December 17, 2015 12:00 AM
Description Dress Rehearsal @ 1:45 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm). Evening Performance @ 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:45 pm).
Ioco Lands Public Open House - November 24, 2015
Everyone is welcome.
James Cheng Architects will be having an Open House regarding the Ioco Lands on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Anmore Elementary School Gym (30 Elementary Road, Anmore). Please scroll down the page for more information.
Anmore's 2nd Annual Light Up Spirit Park and Home Decorating Contest.
Come Join a Fun Family Community Event to Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas! For more information click HERE to view the mail drop. To register for the third annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash ($40 for adults, $10 for kids eight and under), visit nowthatsugly.com. Tickets for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at the Commodore Ballroom on Dec. 18 are also online via ticketmaster.ca for $30. The 5k-trek on Saturday, Dec. 5 starts at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody at 11 a.m. and includes a finisher's festival with holiday music provided by the Vancouver party band Groove 'n Tonic, a beer garden for adults (with Moody Ales, Yellow Dog and Twin Sails suds on tap) and family entertainment until 2 p.m. Of course, prizes will awarded to participants with the tackiest knitwear. Meanwhile, the nearby Rocky Point Ice Cream has whipped up a special flavour for the cause: Maple Bacon To link to Tri-city News article Click Here
VILLAGE OF ANMORE COMMUNITY GRANTS Municipal Community Grants are intended to support non-profit and not-for-profit organizations serving Village of Anmore residents.Village of Anmore provides these grants to assist groups with the delivery of services that will improve the quality of life for residents on a social, economic or physical level. Approval of grants is contingent upon provision being included in the Village of Anmore's annual operating budget. (03-11-15)
KINDER MORGAN CANADA TO HOLD COMPANY’S LARGEST EMERGENCY EXERCISE TO DATE
BURNABY, BC - October 29, 2015 - Kinder Morgan Canada will conduct an emergency exercise on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PST at its Westridge Marine Facility, located on Burrard Inlet in Burnaby, BC. The exercise is the largest drill conducted by Kinder Morgan Canada to date and is part of National Energy Board's Emergency Management Program evaluation of the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline System.
Throughout the day of the exercise, people in the immediate area may notice increased activity on the water including response equipment deployed from the facility dock, and additional vehicle traffic at the facility gates near Bayview Drive and Inlet Drive in Burnaby. The exercise may affect marine traffic in Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) and recreational boat users in the area and traffic will be directed by PMV.
About the Emergency Exercise
The full-scale deployment exercise will simulate a release from the vessel loading arm. No oil or simulated product will be released during the planned exercise. Activity you may see at the facility dock or gates during the exercise includes:
Trucks, including a trailer with oil spill response equipment
Buses for staff and observers of the drill Oil spill response vessels and Canadian Coast Guard presence. Deployed equipment including skimmers and booms on the water at the terminal dock
About KMC’s Westridge Marine Terminal
In service since 1956, the Westridge marine terminals is located within Port Metro Vancouver on the south shore of the Burrard Inlet, British Columbia and has been safely operating without incident from tanker loading operations since. The terminal can accommodate ships up to Aframax in size (approximately 120,000 dead weight tons) and currently accommodates approximately five tankers per month.
Kinder Morgan Canada
James KM Cheng Architects and the Brilliant Circle Group are pleased to invite you to our next open house on the master planning process of the IOCO Lands.
Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Anmore Elementary School Gymnasium (30 Elementary Rd, Anmore, BC V3H 4Y6)
Project Background & Process: The IOCO lands were purchased by BCG in January 2015, following which James KM Cheng Architects were appointed to lead the planning process. The site is approximately 250 acres in total, 150 acres in Anmore and 100 acres in Port Moody. The project is in the initial phase of research where the site context, history, and environment are being carefully studied.
Open House Format: The public open house will include a presentation of our research as well as a summary of comments and ideas received from the public so far. At the end of the public open house process a summary will be prepared and posted on www.iocolands.com If you are unable to attend the open house, we invite you to leave comments online. Please see the schedule below for the day’s events:
7:15pm: PowerPoint Presentation of Research
7:30pm: PowerPoint Presentation of Public Feedback to Date
Comments & Questions
We encourage those interested to visit the townsite prior to the public open house. Refreshments will be provided. Children and pets are welcome. We look forward to meeting you!
James KM Cheng Architects
October 27, 2015.
ATTENTION Halloween Lovers! Spooky Ken Honigman and his Goulish Gal Lilija have gone above and beyond this year with over 80% of their house on Robin Way in Anmore Green converted into the ANMORE MANOR! You need to see it to believe it . . If you are brave enough!
It is open for everyone:
- Wednesday the 28th(7-9)
- Thursday the 29th(7-9)
- Friday the 30th(7-10) and
- Halloween Saturday(6-10)
The best part is this year they are excited to announce that Share Family and Community Services is happily accepting donations at the Anmore Manor to help with all the Amazing things they do in our community!! Way to go Ken and Lilija.
Village of Anmore Manager of Finance (Temporary Contract) (21-10-15)
The Village is inviting qualified individuals to submit a proposal for the contract position of Manager of Finance. October 30th deadline. For further information please click here
Youth Parliament of British Columbia (13-10-15)
The Youth Parliament is a province-wide non-partisan organization for young people ages 16 to 21. It teaches citizenship skills through participation in the December parliamentary session and in community service activities throughout the year. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.bcyp.org/
Book Launch - Just in Time for Christmas Giving
Mark your calendars! Sunday, November 8th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the
official launch of the new history book Ferries & Fjord: The History of
Indian Arm will take place at Belcarra Village Hall, 4084 Bedwell Bay Road,
Belcarra, B.C. The author will be available to sign copies of all books
Ferries & Fjord: The History of Indian Arm is follow-on research by Ralph
Drew that covers the history of Indian Arm, its ferries, docks, travelling
post offices, and floating grocery stores. This book complements Forest &
Fjord: The History of Belcarra that was awarded the Lieutenant-Governor's
Gold Medal for historical writing.
Ferries & Fjord (ISBN 978-0-9813113-19) is both an 11" x 8½"
landscape-format hard-cover 'coffee table' book and a fully referenced and
indexed history. The book is 384 pages overall and contains 340 historical
photographs and images which brings life to Indian Arm's history.
This book is the perfect gift solution for family and friends. Order now to
secure your copy of Ferries & Fjord, and order additional copies to give as
Christmas gifts. The book can be purchased by an email Interact e-Transfer
to the author (or mailing a cheque payable to the author) for $49.95 plus 5%
GST ($2.50) = $52.45 plus $16.50 for shipping via Canada Post (within
Canada, west of Winnipeg) to:
Ralph Drew, 3772 Marine Avenue, Belcarra, BC, V3H 4R9
For purchase inquiries, email the author (email@example.com
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ) or telephone 604-937-0143.
Write a scary story and win (and maybe you’ll see your work in print). To link to the Tri-city News article Click Here
Stage 1 lawn sprinkling regulations in effect until October 15*
With Stage 1 regulations lawn sprinkling is permitted at the following times:
RESIDENTIAL LAWN SPRINKLING ALLOWED:
- Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday, Saturday mornings 4 am to 9 am
- Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday mornings 4 am to 9 am
NON-RESIDENTIAL LAWN SPRINKLING ALLOWED:
- Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday mornings 1 am to 6 am
- Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday mornings 1 am to 6 am
- All non-residential addresses Friday mornings, 4 am to 9 am
Click HERE to view Media Release from Metro Vancouver.
Notice of Public Hearing (29/9/15) CANCELLED
TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held at the Anmore Elementary School Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 7.00 pm to consider the following bylaw:
ANMORE ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 543, 2015
LEGAL: Lot 2, Section 20, Township 39, New Westminster District, Plan LMP 49409 and Parcel A, Section 20, Township 39, New Westminster District, Plan BCP 32330.
LOCATION: 3000 Block of Sunnyside Road and 2900 Block Eaglecrest Drive.
FROM: RS-1 (Single Family Residential)
TO: CD-6 (Comprehensive Development)
PURPOSE OF BYLAW: To rezone the properties from RS-1 (Single Family Residential) to CD-6 (Comprehensive Development 6) to allow for a 34 lot development with a mix of 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4 acre lots generally located in two clusters of lots
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that a copy of the bylaw and relevant information considered by Council in open meeting to the matters contained in the bylaw will also be available for public inspection at the Village Hall during regular office hours 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday from September 14th 215 to September 29th, 2015.
ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected hereby shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person or by written submission at the Public Hearing before Council on the matters contained herein. Written submissions will be accepted up to the conclusion of the Public Hearing.
Dated at Anmore, B.C. this 11th day of September, 2015.
Acting Deputy Corporate Officer.
IOCO Land Open House Report (20/09/15)
The second open house on the master planning process of the IOCO Lands was held Saturday, September 19th, 2015 from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm at Old Orchard Hall in Port Moody. Approximately 150 attended.
On the invitation the background to this event was described as follows:
"The IOCO Lands were purchased by the Brilliant Circle Group in January 2015, following which James K.M. Cheng Architects were appointed to lead the planning process. The site is approximately 250 acres in total, 150 acres in Anmore and 100 acres in Port Moody. The project is in the initial phase of research where the site context, history and environment are being carefully studied."
The session began with a historical overview of the lands followed by slides taken in Fort Langley, Steveston and Roberts Creek illustrating examples of how new communities can be formed within a historical context. There were numerous exempts of how old buildings can be repurposed and blended with new commercial and residential developments.
Mr. Cheng commented on the beauty of the area and stressed that the project focus was to figure out how to create a modern sustainable community that respects the land and the ecology and the people in it. People were encouraged to participate and express the needs the see and hopes that they have for the development.
Mr. Cheng assured the audience that Bert Flynn Park would be protected and that the David Avenue extension which is planned to help distribute traffic would be no more than two lanes at any point largely resembling the existing roads. Animal crossings, sensitive environmental areas and vegetation would be protected. A trail network would be maintained.
Various housing development needs and options for the site were presented.
The sides of the room were filled with easels and tables presenting the research conducted to date, historical photos, maps, proposals and illustrations of comments and ideas received from the public at the previous open house.
The audience was then split into participation groups with ten 'co-designers' who would create images of how the group would like to see the development take shape. The resulting drawings were to be shared in a whole group session before the event closed.
A summary of the open house events will appear on www.iocolands.com. Additional comments and ideas may be left online.
For more background please read the excerpts from a January 2015 Vancouver Sun article provided below. Links to the complete article are also included.
Metro Vancouver land package including IOCO town site sold
Imperial Oil sells IOCO town site, adding 250 acres.
By Jenny Lee and Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun, January 16, 2015.
A new player in Metro Vancouver real estate development - Brilliant Circle Group Investments Ltd - has bought 250 acres of Imperial Oil land in Port Moody and Anmore to develop a master-planned new village.
The deal, which closed last week, includes about half of the IOCO town site as well as the surrounding area, which is forested land in both Port Moody and Anmore. The purchase price was not disclosed. The property includes some heritage buildings and is close to an environmentally sensitive salmon hatchery.
"We actually like the character of this heritage town site and we want to preserve it and enhance it," said Cheng. James Cheng, who represents the purchaser and is lead architect on the IOCO land development, he envisions bringing in grocery stores, coffee shops, arts and crafts, and perhaps an artist's colony. Historic little towns that have survived often have a strong local arts community that becomes a tourist attraction, which in turn supports coffee shops and other stores, he said.
Brilliant Circle Group Investments Ltd (BCG) is owned by David Cai, a Canadian citizen with a home in Vancouver and Hong Kong roots. David Xiao Ming Cai is also the name of the CEO and an executive director of Brilliant Circle Holdings International Ltd, a large Hong Kong based public company registered in the Cayman Islands.
Cheng said the developer is not looking to increase the density of the IOCO lands, and wants to preserve the rural and semi-rural character. 'That's the reason he liked the place." Cheng said.
About five renters live on the land that Brilliant Circle has bought, according to Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay. There are 60 single-family-zoned lots on the town site property, even though only 10-12 houses are standing, Clay said. "Someone could build another 50 all within zoning," Clay said. The lots are small as they were originally designed for oil refinery workers.
Anmore's existing density is one acre per house "and we're not necessarily looking to change that," Cheng said. The Port Moody portion of the land has existing 50-60 foot lots, Cheng said.
Clay said the city has not been approached with a development plan. "We have a staring polity that we will not add any traffic to Ioco Road." Clay said. "It would be really tough for us to grant any new development out there unless there was a really good plan behind it to accommodate traffic." That would involve building an extension to David Ave, which -because it would need to extend over a creek - could cost $50 million, Clay said. The Anmore lands are now zoned for a minimum of one acre per home and that the municipality could handle the additional traffic if any proposal stuck to that zoning, he said.
With files from Tracy Sherlock
(c) Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun.
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IOCO Land Open House
Sept 19th from 2-4pm
James KM Cheng Architects and the
Brilliant Circle Group are pleased to invite you the latest open house
Sept 19th from 2-4pm on the IOCO Lands.150 acres of this property is in Anmore. Once again it will be held in Old Orchard Hall in Port Moody. At the September 15th Anmore regular Council Meeting, Councillor Ann-Marie Thiele encouraged people from Anmore to attend.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 BELLA TERRA STEEP SLOPE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL CLICK HERE
Sunday, September 20
at 11:00am - 1:00pm in EDT
Spirit Park, (corner of Sunnyside Rd/East Rd.)
Tri-City Greendrinks presents 'Ecosystem Services – Mother Nature’s Goodness'
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Cost: Free (Food and beverage available for purchase. Please call 604-937-0998 for details.)
** Volunteers Needed! **
The 16th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival Returns November 15th!
Can you share your planning and communication skills with the 16th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival Committee? The Hyde Creek Watershed Society is looking for volunteers with experience and new ideas in event planning, OR keen volunteers who can assist an experienced Committee member with the following:
• Student Volunteer recruitment
• Exhibitor contact
• Sponsor recruitment
• Signage coordination and development
• Raffle coordination
• Administrative assistance
• Logistics support
• BBQ liaison and coordination
Meetings will be minimal and most information shared via email. Commitment is short-term (10 weeks, 2-3 hrs/week) and committee members will be an integral part of the Salmon Festival planning. Benefits include coordination experience, opportunities to mentor, networking opportunities and reference letters.
Hyde Creek Watershed Society
September 25 to 27, 2015
Culture Days – Burrard Inlet Fish Fest returns to Rocky Point Park!
Join us for the 3rd Burrard Inlet Fish Fest (BIFF) at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. This community-engaged art-inspired event is expanding this year to celebrate our cultural and spiritual ties to the inlet waters. Beginning Friday evening with bannock and 'jam', food and music will prepare us for an event-filled day on Saturday, September 26th, with the return of a green, solar, wind and bicycle powered performance stage. Highlights for the day will include an indigenous paddle, elder storytelling tent and drumming circle, community art-making and interactive education workshops - to name a few! Anmore Elementary 2015-2016 School Schedule Click Here Eagle Mountain Middle School 2015-2016 School Schedule Click Here Heritage Wood High School 2015-2016 School Schedule Click Here
Put a String on Your Finger!
The Indigenous and the Fish, Art Exhibition
Wednesday, September 2 at 11:00am
Gallery Bistro Port Moody in Port Moody, British Columbia
Celebrate the 35 Anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope
It’s only 35 days away! 35 days until the 35th anniversary of The Terry Fox Run. Please register online today and then use our online tools to reach out to your family and friends to help us raise $35 million, $1 for every Canadian. Help us fulfill Terry's dream of a world without cancer.
This is the sign on a bench in Spirit Park. The Village of Anmore has a tradition of presenting a Community Spirit Award to a selected individual at the Ma Murray Day celebration each year. Please click HERE for further information and nomination form.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR AN ALL CANDIDATES MEETING
The Canada Federal election will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015. This is your invitation to join us and meet the candidates for the riding of Port Moody- Coquitlam.
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Gymnasium, Banting Middle School, 820 Banting Street Hosted by the Burquitlam Community Association.
Jasper is missing. He is 2 1/2 and very skittish. Male, went missing Sunday August 16, 2015 around 3:30 pm in Anmore, approximately Spence Way and Sunnyside. He should have a collar with his name on it and our phone numbers on the reverse. Please call 604 461-4888 or 604-805-1858
Wind up your summer at our OPEN MIC night! Want to express your environmental self? Here's your opportunity! (03-08-15) Click Here
Anmore Trail Access (26-07-15)
Due to new housing construction, access to the Eagle Bluffs area is no longer possible from the end of Spense Way (1). However, it is still possible to access the trails from the end of Leggett Drive (2), the next road to the south. (Steve_Chapman@mapmakers.ca or call Canadian Map Makers on 604-248-4716).
BUILDING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY (20-07-15)
Metro Vancouver is pleased to invite you to attend our 5th Annual Zero Waste Conference, "A Future Without Waste - Redefining Value, Building the Circular Economy" which will take place Thursday, October 29th at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre East.
Building on the momentum of last year's discussion, Metro Vancouver's 2015 Zero Waste Conference will present game-changing perspectives and leading initiatives that challenge traditional assumptions around waste and demonstrate the economic value that can be realized from zero waste and circular economy approaches.
The 2015 Zero Waste Conference will feature keynote presentations by visionary thinkers such as William McDonough, founder of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and recipient of the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, and will also highlight tangible examples of best practices in zero waste business approaches. It is a pivotal time in the global transition to a more regenerative economy, and the 2015 Zero Waste Conference aims to inspire, while also offering practical discussions on overcoming barriers and putting key concepts into action.
For more information on the 2015 Zero Waste Conference program and to register, please visit our website at www.zwc.ca
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at Metro Vancouver's 2015 Zero Waste Conference.
Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee and Chair, National Zero Waste Council
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - Third Burrard Inlet Fish Fest at Rocky Point Park, Culture Days, beginning September 25th, 2015 Join us on for the 3rd Burrard Inlet Fish Fest at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody. This community engaged art event is expanding this year. Beginning Friday evening with bannock and “jam”, food and music will prepare us for an event-filled day on Saturday, September 26th. Returning to this year’s event is a green, solar, wind and bicycle powered performance stage. Click Here Be the first to see the Port Moody Arts Centre fall brochure, now online - or drop by for a copy any time. So exciting! FORTY PAGES of arts classes, workshops, professional development, events and activities. Save the date for the Open House on October 24. You can also come by any time you like, friend! Register via www.pomoarts.ca or call 604-931-2008. Many of these classes will fill by the end of summer so get in quick.
Brilliant Circle Group Plans Two Open Houses about IOCO Lands
James KM Cheng Architects and the Brilliant Circle Group are pleased to invite you to our first open house on the master planning process of the IOCO Lands. We currently have two
open houses scheduled on the following dates in July at the Old Orchard Hall in Port Moody.
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE ON THE FUTURE OF THE IOCO LANDS
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Sunday, July 26th, 2015 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Open House Location: Old Orchard Hall (646 Bentley Road, Port Moody BC)
July 6, 2015
CONTINUED AIR QUALITY ADVISORY
Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory issued July 5 for Metro Vancouver and extending it to the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, due to smoke from wildfires outside our region.
Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous activities until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors in air conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine particulate exposure. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease.
This advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather.
Metro Vancouver works in cooperation with Environment Canada, the Fraser Valley Regional District and B.C. Ministry of Environment to look after air quality.
Information about real-time air quality readings for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley communities and potential health impacts can be found at http://www.airmap.ca<http://www.airmap.ca/> and www.bcairquality.ca<http://www.bcairquality.ca>.
Who to contact for more information
Julie Saxton, Air Quality Planner, Metro Vancouver
604-451-6650 (office), 604-240-0708 (cell)
Don Bradley, Division Manager, Media Relations, Metro Vancouver
604-451-6107 (office), 604-788-2821 (cell)
What: Golden Spike Days Festival
When: Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2015
Where: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
The skinny: Port Moody kicks off summer in style every year with Golden Spike Days. Admission is by donation, and there’s lots to see and do at this family-friendly event. There’s loads of entertainment, from perennial favourites Tony Prophet and the Golden Spike Can Can Dancers, to Nearly Neil and Tri-Cities Got Talent. To view Anmore's Emma Leblanc in a Tricities Got Talent auditionClick Here.
There’s also food, a marketplace, kids activities and a whole lot more. Plus, new this year, the “Sundae” Afternoon Delight 3K Family Fun Run. You’ll be rewarded at the end of the race with delicious ice cream sundae. More info: goldenspike.ca or 604.931.8852
FireSmart Workshop for Indian Arm and Pitt Lake Residents
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Location: Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department Station, 2690 E Road, Anmore BC V3H 5G9
Metro Vancouver provides emergency management services for Electoral Area A. Helping Electoral Area residents be prepared for emergencies is a key part of this service. In late May, Safety, Security & Emergency Management staff held a FireSmart Wokshop for residents in the Howe Sound community of Strachan Point. They will be holding another FireSmart Wokshop for residents of Indian Arm and Pitt Lake on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The two-hour Workshop will cover how to prevent, prepare for and stop fires in homes, cabins and adjacent wooded areas, as well as an overview of emergency management.
- Fire prevention strategies and the BC Provincial FireSmart Program
- Tips for fireproofing your home
- Basic firefighting tips
- Portable fire extinguisher training and a hands-on practice session
- Introduction to equipment including stand pipes, portable pumps, forestry hoses and nozzles
- Emergency management, response and preparedness
- Available brochures and guidebooks
For questions or to confirm your attendance (not required but appreciated), please contact Marcin Pachcinski, Division Manager, Electoral Area & Environment, at 604.451.6562 or email@example.com.
June 23, 2015
This Friday is an Administrative Day for SD43 and we are having a full day of fun at the Port Moody Arts Centre. Register now via www.pomoarts.ca or call us on 604-931-2008.
New map reveals abundance of hiking and mountain biking trails in Coquitlam and Port Moody. (18-06-15) Partial proceeds from topo map will benefit Coquitlam Search and Rescue Click Here Port Moody announces that Outdoor Pools are opening the week of June 22! Watch out for summer swim events like their Colour Me Crazy & Youth Night Swims and join up on July 5th for the Westhill Family Pool Party. Click Here
Mark Your Calendars!
The Port Moody Arts Centre Society is a non-profit community arts organization that inspires creativity in a friendly atmosphere through art & music. (04-06-15) Offering over 300 course choices per year, the Arts Centre caters to all levels of artistic skill and interest Click Here Want to become a Lifeguard? Complete the first two steps at Westhill Pool this summer! Sign up now for Bronze Medallion and Bronze cross courses in Port Moody. (27-05-15) Click Here Port Moody YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS (26-05-15) Click Here
Port Moody Station Museum Call for Volunteers (21-05-15)
On Saturday May 30th, TELUS will be sending a team of volunteers to the Port Moody Station Museum during their Day of Caring , to help rejuvenate the Museum's Heritage garden. We appreciate all the help and look forward to working with them! Each year the community is able to enjoy our beautiful gardens and it is due to all the volunteers that come and help out during the season. Thank you to Telus and for all the volunteers that will be coming out on May 30th! We also want thank all the volunteers that help throughout the season to make the gardens beautiful for the community to enjoy.
The Museum always needs volunteers to help with our Heritage and Meditation Gardens, if you are interested please come by and talk to the staff.
Save the Date, Saturday June 13th, Music for Mother Nature Night. Port Moody Inlet Theatre. With Caracas and the Carnival Band. (20-05-15)
Everyone Welcome! Public Tours of the new Mossom Creek Hatchery (19-05-15)
This Saturday, May 23, the Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society (BIMES) is inviting the public for tours of the hatchery that was rebuilt after a December 2013 fire. Visitors will get an up-close look at the coho smolts swimming in the Capilano troughs, learn about hatchery processes and the latest technology to ensure the health of fish. To link to the full article on the Public Tours of the new Mossom Creek Hatcheryin the Tri-city NewsClick Here
Tri-City Greendrinks presents 'Powerless in BC'
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y9
Cost: Free but food and beverage available for purchase. Please call 604-937-0998 for details.
Why is the energy debate a debate? Does ‘Green Energy’ really exist? Perhaps it does but politics seems to keep getting in the way.
Come join us on Thursday, May 28th to be a part of the hot (or is it cool?) debate on BC’s real energy choices. We will be joined by special guests – community advocates for a sustainable energy future – Dr. Adrienne Peacock and Burrard Thermal’s long-serving Martin Cavin, P.E. (professional engineer).
After completing her Ph.D. in Zoology at UBC, Dr. Adrienne Peacock worked as a consultant to the Peace Valley Environment Association, while living in Fort St. John. She coordinated the evidence that was presented at the B.C. Utilities Commission Hearings in the early 80s, when the Site C Dam was rejected on economic grounds. Previously, she served on the boards of the David Suzuki Foundation, SPEC, the Georgia Strait Alliance, and was both member and board president for the West Coast Environmental Law Association. Adrienne also taught biology/ecology and environmental science at Douglas College for more than 20 years, and is an accomplished local wildlife artist.
Martin Cavin, a long-time resident of Port Moody, worked at Burrard Thermal for 24 years as a Power Engineer, retiring as a manager in Operations in 2013. Martin applies his practical knowledge letter writing to various newspapers and magazines that feature articles on Burrard Thermal.
Our venue, Gallery Bistro, will serve a vegetarian set menu (meat option available), along with a lighter fare. Please call 604-937-0998 if you are interested in ordering food and/or require a gluten-free meal.
We look forward to meeting you!
The Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department Annual Bursary Announcement (11-05-15)
The 2015 $500 Bursary for a Grade 12 graduating student from Anmore or Belcarra entering a Post Secondary Education program in the Area of : Fire / Police / Public Safety / Medical / Health-Care / Dental / Social Service has a June 15, 2015 Deadline. To read more Click Here. For the application form Click Here.
Island to focus on Aboriginal Culture
The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) and the Gallery @ Artisan Square are thrilled to be presenting Authentically Aboriginal on Bowen -- a multi-media event highlighting Indigenous culture through the display and celebration of tradition and contemporary art forms and practises.
The arts organization, in collaboration with guest curator Simon
Daniel James Jr., is mounting a first-of-its-kind exposition on
Bowen to include an exhibit and art sale, a reception featuring
traditional dancing, singing, drumming and feasting, a panel on the
subject of cultural appropriation, artist talks and demonstrations
plus a number of other special events.
James, also known as Winadzi, is from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. He explains the choice of title of the exhibit and its rationale: “Authenticity is something we as native artists strive for. Indigenous art and craft are a reflection of the sophistication, diversity and resilience of indigenous culture. There is very little that is more important to the well being of our people than the protection of our designs, artworks and artistic traditions."
“This exhibit and performances will reinforce this conviction, as well as provide an opportunity to share with non-natives, to enhance deeper cultural understanding and develop a stronger sense of connection and community.”
The exhibit will present creations and work by 12 artists from all
over British Columbia and from a number of different nations and
tribal affiliations, including Cree, Haida, Heiltsuk, Kwakwaka’wakw,
Coast Salish, Musqueam and Squamish. The work to be showcased includes beading, weaving, textiles (i.e. button blankets, ceremonial regalia, wall hangings, clothing), jewellery, carvings, etc.
Exhibit & Feast
Authentically Aboriginal on Bowen will be on display at the Gallery @Artisan Square at 589 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, from May 15 – June 21. The grand opening and reception, to include a community
feast featuring a traditional native menu and live performances, will be held on Saturday, May 16.
Youtube Video with Simon
Facebook Event for Grand Reception Traditional Feast:
$20 for adults, $10 for children
Authentically Aboriginal on Bowen
Supporting Families of Sisters in Spirit
A number of participating artists are also donating work, for a silent auction, with proceeds to support Families of Sisters in Spirit. This grassroots, non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting families of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
Other Special Events
Throughout the duration of the show, the exhibit will be open to
welcome school groups and others.
Artist talks and demonstrations are also being planned. Please stay tuned.
The Bowen Island Arts Council acknowledges the funding support of the Canada Council for the Arts,
Metro Vancouver and the BC Arts Council for this project. We also
thank our sponsors – the Dog Ranch,
Leigh Automotive, Orchard Retreat Center and Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society.
For more information, please contact:
Authentically Aboriginal on Bowen
Simon Daniel James, Jr., Guest Curator, Authentically Aboriginal on Bowen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 604.947.9069
Janet Esseiva, Curator, Bowen Island Arts Council
Email: email@example.com; Phone: 604.947.2454
Jacqueline Massey, Executive Director, Bowen Island Arts Council Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 604.947.2454
Culture Matters – A Panel on Cultural Appropriation
Paul Tennant, Facilitator 604.947.9696
Jacqueline Massey, Executive Director, Bowen Island Arts Council
Email: email@example.com; Phone: 604.947.2454
Families of Sisters in Spirit. Bridget Tolley. 613.237.1000
Burrard Inlet Fish Fest
Save the Date - September 2015
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody BC, Coast Salish Territories
Large One Quarter Acre Development Proposal to Be Discussed on Monday May 11, 2015
A Joint Meeting of the Anmore Advisory Planning Commission, Environment Committee, and Parks Committee will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, 7:00 PM PDT - 9:00 PM PDT in Anmore Elementary School. City Spaces Planning Consultant Brent Elliott is expected to be speaking to the assembled group. Members of the public are always welcome to attend committee meetings. Please find attached the list of summer camps available at the Port Moody Arts Centre. We have something for everyone aged 6 to 17 years old at our art camps, and workshops and classes for all ages throughout the summer including Classical Drawing, Pottery hand building and wheel throwing, oil painting, music lessons and so much more! To see more Click Here
Watermain Flushing/Maintenance from May 11 - 29, 2015
The Village will be flushing its watermains from Monday, May 11th to May 29th, 2015 Flushing may cause pressure fluctuations, some water discoloration and sediment in the water that reaches your home. These conditions should be of short duration and are normal during the flushing process. If your water appears discoloured; turn on outside water tap or bathtub faucet until the water becomes clear. Thank you for your patience during this routinely scheduled maintenance.
Village of Anmore
Safety info, 8.0 quake demonstration this Wednesday (04-05-15)
"... For Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3 to 9), the cities of Coquitlam and Port Moody are inviting residents and businesses to experience a simulated 8.0 magnitude earthquake.
Members of the public are invited to visit the southwest corner of Coquitlam Centre mall’s parking lot to experience the Quake Cottage, a hydraulic, portable room that rocks and shakes to simulate how it would feel to be in an earthquake of up to eight points on the magnitude scale." To link to Tri-city News article Click Here
Did you lose your dog?
"Did you lose your dog? He's was at our house about 3 pm on Sunday May 3, 2015. Call Coleen 604 469 0473"
Job Posting - Museum Assistants
The Port Moody Station Museum is seeking two Museum Assistants for the busy summer season. We are hiring for 2 positions of 16 weeks (dependent on funding from Service Canada and Young Canada Works).
The Port Moody Station Museum now is inviting applications for the temporary Museum Assistant positions. The successful candidates will give tours, deliver programs to children and seniors, help with exhibit design and set up, assist with special events and do other varied duties around the museum.
The successful candidates will possess good written and oral communication skills in English, have good computer skills (MS Office 2013), are reliable, take initiative and have a desire to learn more of our Country’s past. We encourage the Government of Canada’s job equity groups however; we are located in a heritage building with stairs which does cause a barrier to some individuals.
To be Eligible you must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
$12.50/hr plus 4% in lieu of vacation
Duration 16 weeks, 35 hrs/wk
Timeframe: Summer 2015, early May to early September
Language: English is essential, French an asset.
Please apply in writing with a resume and a cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to The Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody BC V3H1X2 (Attn: Jim Millar, Executive Director). Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Deadline to apply: Application must be received by 4pm on May 1, 2015.
Anmore Request for Proposals
Building Inspector and Bylaw
Enforcement Officer (16-04-15)
Village of Anmore is seeking proposals for a Building Inspector and Bylaw
Proposals will be accepted
at the Village Hall, 2697 Sunnyside Road, Anmore BC, V3H 5G9, Attention: Kevin
Dicken, Manager of Public Works or by email at email@example.com up to 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 1st, 2015. Click Here
Notice to Anmore Residents: Please watch for signs and slow down for the safety of our children.
Please be advised that East Road, between Blackberry Drive and Charlotte Crescent has now been dedicated as a School Zone. Hummingbird Drive between East Road and Dogwood Drive is now a 30km Zone.
Jr. Mountie Program
Interested in dusting for fingerprints and catching drunk drivers? Applications are being accepted for the 5th annual Coquitlam Junior Mountie Police Academy. The five half-day academy is filled with hard work and sweat, but also with lots of fun and excitement. The camp is offered at no charge to children residing in Amore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam or Kwikwetlem First Nation.
“Kids absorb everything that goes on in the community around them. Coquitlam’s Junior Mountie Police Academy gives them a chance to see what police do day-to-day and also learn that police are there for them to turn to when they are faced with trouble. We are excited about the opportunity to build positive relationships with today’s youth that will continue into the future,” said academy organizer Nicole Cairns.
•Cadet applicants*: Students aged 9 – 12 years before August 1st, 2015.
•Corporal applicants*: Students aged 13 – 15 years before August 1st, 2015, who have successfully completed the Coquitlam Junior Mountie Police Academy previously. A hand-written, non-typed, 200-word essay explaining "why I would be a good leader" is required when submitting the application.
* You may participate in the 2015 Academy even if you attended in previous years.
Applications are available at the Coquitlam RCMP main detachment (2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam V3B 7Y5), any of the Community Police Stations in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. The completed, signed application must be received no later than Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at one of these locations or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadets and Corporals who have been accepted will be notified by phone no later than Friday, June 12th, 2015.
When: Monday August 10th through Friday August 14th, 2015
8:30 a.m. to noon daily** (Academy is closed to the public)
** Registration on the first day is at 8 a.m.
- Parent Information Session (Attendance of parent is required). Between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Monday, August 10th, 2015
- Emergency Vehicle Show 'N' Shine on Friday August 14th, 2015. Between 9:00 a.m. and noon (This event is open to the general public)
- Red Serge Ceremony Graduation on Friday August 14th, 2015. Between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.***
*** Cadets to arrive in uniform by 6:30 p.m.
Where: All events will be held at the Poirier Sports & Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC.
If you have any questions about the 2015 Coquitlam RCMP Junior Mountie Police Academy, please contact us:
•In person: at the main detachment or Community Police Stations
Your Garbage, Organic, and Recycling will be picked up on THURSDAY, April 2nd, 2015.
Village of Anmore Hal Weinberg Scholarship - This scholarship is sponsored by you the people of Anmore.
It "is awarded annually to a Grade 12 student graduating from High School and continuing on to a Post Secondary Education. The Grade 12 student must be an Anmore Resident.
The recipient of the Scholarship will have one year to enroll into a post secondary institution of their choice. Proof of enrollment must be provided prior to disbursing of the $1,000 Scholarship.
The awarding of the Scholarship is based on community volunteering, academic achievements, extra-curricular activities and future plans.
Please complete the attached application and return to the village hall at 2697 Sunnyside Road, Anmore, BC." (Village Website)
To download a copy of the this year's application and criteria click here KidSport sale set for March 28 - Next week, KidSport Tri-Cities is holding its much anticipated annual spring used sporting goods sale Saturday March 28, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam. (23-03-15)
Notice of Anmore Public Budget Presentation - March 24, 2015
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to section 94 of the Community Charter, the public is hereby invited to attend the Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. where the Chief Financial Officer will present the 2015-2019 FINANCIAL PLAN.
AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that the related bylaw presented at that Regular Council Meeting will be available for public inspection from March 13th to March 24th during regular office hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.
ALL PERSONS who deem themselves affected shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person or by written submission up to March 24th at 4:00 p.m.
Anmore Easter Egg Hunt
April 4, 2015 Art Genuine Initiative Exhibition
Date: March 05, 2015 - March 12, 2015
Location: Galleria - Port Moody Civic Centre
100 Newport Drive
Port Moody, British Columbia V3H 5C3
Calling all radical creative creatures in a gathering aboard that Port Moody Station Museum railcar for an adventure to places unorganized and other future destinations unknown.
Wearing a funky hat is artistically encouraged, art making opportunities will also be available on site.
DATE: Sunday March 15th
TIME: 11:00 am
PLACE: Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody.
COST: $14.50 Adults, $8.50 Children (Ice Tea and Lemonade), includes Specialty Coffee, Tea, Treats and Live Entertainment, service charges included.
11:00 - Ryan Fletcher (Spoken Word/Comedy)
12:15 - Wil D. Salmon (Fishy Conversations)
1:30 - Joyelle Brandt (Musical Performance)
Looking for some local activities for the kids this week during School Break? Port Moody has lots of drop in programs in the Gymnasium over Spring Break. Check out the weekday schedule here
Organic Recycling Awareness Poster Contest Spring 2015
As of January 2015 a Metro Vancouver mandate established that all organic waste must be processed separately from other garbage waste. In response, School District 43 has implemented organic recycling procedures in all its schools across four municipalities to meet the Metro Vancouver requirements. To increase awareness around this, SD 43 is pleased to provide all students with the opportunity to express and share their enthusiasm around organic recycling through a poster contest. Students are encouraged to create unique pieces generating a greater awareness and expressing the importance of recycling the organic waste in our schools and throughout our communities.
All entries will be assessed by District using criteria based on creativity, clarity of message, and design. Winners will be awarded at all three levels (Elementary, Middle and Secondary) with cash prizes given to both the individual students ($100) and the school that student attends ($200) – to be used to support a sustainability project in that school. The winning submissions will be mass produced and displayed throughout the District and at various community events.
The deadline for entries is April 10th, 2015 and the winners announced on April 22nd – Earth Day 2015.
Please send all admissions to email@example.com
We look forward to seeing some amazing designs from all our creative students throughout SD 43.
“Green isn’t waste so put it in its place!”
Tricity Green Drinks
Transportation Dilemma – A Panel (12-02-15)
Thursday, February 26, 2015
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
2411 Clarke St., Port Moody, BC
There is much public debate about the upcoming referendum on the proposed tax increase to fund the anticipated growth in population and thus transportation needs in our northeast sector. Although a provincial responsibility and falling under the auspices of Translink, the Mayors’ Council was tasked with finding funding (which must be approved by the province) to solve this dollar deficiency. To read more Click Here The Port Moody Spring 2015 Recreation Calendar is out. Anmore residents are welcomed. (12-02-15) Click Here Port Moody has a lot of heritage to celebrate! Kick off Heritage Week with us on Sunday, Feb. 22 at Queen St. Plaza
The City of Port Moody Announces 'An Introduction to Craft Beer' (11-02-15)
Learn the basics of home brewing with master brewer Dan Helmer of Moody Ales and Beyond the Grape Manager Michael Druce and find out if home brew is for you. This is a free, hands-on seminar at the Port Moody Inlet Theatre on Monday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This workshop will cover the history of B.C. craft brewing. You will also learn about different recipes and brewing processes. Some basic home brew equipment will be on display along with ingredients that can help you brew your favourite beverage at home. Attendees are invited on a behind-the-scenes tour of Moody Ales after the program. Moody Ales is located at 2601 Murray St. and you will be responsible for planning your own safe transportation if you wish to attend. Space is limited. Call 604-469-4577 to register.
Congratulations to Jay Peachy!
Artist Jay Peachy is excited to announce the opening of the Bowen Island creative studio in collaboration with Winadzi James. Salmonberry Studio officially opens on Sunday February 15th starting at 11:00 am. Find us on www.salmonberrybowen.com Evergreen Line Project confirms Public information meeting / session.
Monday February 2, 2015
7 PM - 8:30 PM
Seaview Community School
Get more information on the tunnel boring / sink hole issues and ask your questions directly to the Evergreen.
Mayor Mike Clay, Port Moody, January 29, 2015.
January 28, 2015
The Port Moody Arts Centre http://www.pomoarts.ca/ invites you to our fun, free annual Open House being held on Saturday, February 7, between 11am and 2pm. We have something for everyone!
Bring your whole family participate in hands-on activities and art projects, visit our current gallery exhibition, meet some of our 42 instructors and guest artists working on new projects and more.
Take a sneak peek inside our arts, music and ceramics studios and check out the new Winter/Spring program brochure which has lots of great courses including Spring Break Art Camps and Pro-D Days, Invasive Weaving, Classical Drawing, Robotics and Coding, LegoMation and ceramics sculpting. Enter for a chance to win one of three family memberships.
In the meantime, check out our upcoming classes for seniors, adults, teens, children and families via http://www.pomoarts.ca.
I invite you to join us for this Family Day long weekend and look forward to seeing you there.
Program and Volunteer Coordinator
Port Moody Arts Centre
Are You Able to Help Mayor McEwen and the New Council?
Call for Anmore Committee Volunteers
Former Anmore resident, Emily Hunter, daughter of Green Peace pioneer Bob Hunter, has launched a new Youtube show called "MobLab Live" starting this month! MobLab Live explores the stories of people-powered campaigns and digital mobilization strategies from across movements. The first talk features author Hahrie Han of the book "How Organizations develop Activists" and Anna Keenan of Greenpeace International. Register today to join a live interactive talk: http://www.mobilisationlab.org/training/moblab-live/ Just a reminder from MLA Linda Reimer of the upcoming deadline for this phase of input into the Riverview Lands (Friday, January 16th) Working with multiple partners, BC
Housing is leading the visioning process in an effort to balance the
social, economic and environmental objectives of the provincial
government, City of Coquitlam and the community http://www.renewingriverview.com/
Tri-City Greendrinks presents 'Our Right to a Healthy Environment is...now!'
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Gallery Bistro, 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y9
Audience: Everyone welcome!
As the new year commences, so does the momentum of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot Tour! Last fall, the Blue Dot Tour saw Dr. Suzuki and other notable Canadians crossing the country to introduce Canadians to the simple but powerful concept of a right to a healthy environment. Although over 110 countries have a constitutional right to clean air, water and soil, Canada does not. The time to change thisᾠis now, and the place to start is here - in our very own communities.
As the Volunteer Engagement Specialist for the David Suzuki Foundation, Jennifer Rodriguez is part of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Communications and Public Engagement team. Her educational background is in environmental studies, ecosystem restoration, and animal management. She has worked primarily in the not-for-profit sector; her previous work involved field studies and restoration activities for ecologists, and work as a wildlife officer in Australia. ῒecently, Jennifer has been offered a volunteer position on Port Moodys environmental protection committee.
For the Blue Dot Tour, Jennifer was responsible for the volunteer strategy, implementation and stewardship of over 460 event and day-time volunteers across the country. This opportunity allowed Jennifer to develop a deeper understanding of how ordinary people can take extraordinary action by encouraging the leaders of their municipalities to adopt a declaration on a right to a healthy environment. Jennifer will provide a background on the right to a healthy environment, explain what adopting the declaration means for municipalities, share examples on how some municipalities are already implementing the declaration, and most importantly, provide the next steps on how attendees can take action now.
We look forward to seeing you!
Save the Date: Tuesday January 27th, 2015. Wild Salmon Day at SFU Burnaby Campus. All day programming. Conversations in Arts, Culture, Science and Politics.
Port Moody Winter Farmers Market
Port Moody Recreation Centre 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody, Bc
Sundays 10am - 2pm
Holiday Solid Waste Collection. Please note that due to the Boxing Day Holiday on Friday, December 26, 2014, pick up for this day has been moved to Wednesday, December 24, 2014.
Unused Garbage Tag Reimbursement - December 31, 2014
A reminder to all residents who have unused garbage tags and are wishing to return to the village hall, the last day for reimbursement is December 31, 2014.
Village of Anmore - Who Do I Call? - Garbage, Organic, Recycling Pick Up (15-12-14) - If your Garbage, Organics, or Recycling have not been picked up, please contact Smithrite Disposal Ltd. directly at:
SHARE food bank needs help - Donations are way down at the SHARE food bank, which has only two-and-a-half weeks worth of food left on its shelves. SHARE CEO Martin Wyant said the food bank usually has about 12 weeks worth of food by the end of December (11-12-14) Click Here Don't forget! Tomorrow is our Fill Up the Fire Truck food drive at Safeway Sunwood Plaza Coquitlam and Safeway Shaughnessy in Port Coquitlam. If you plan on doing some shopping come support us at these locations. CKPM-FM will be broadcasting on-site and we will have the pleasure of the Coquitlam and Poco Fire Departments there to support us. (11-12-14) Village Hall Holiday Closure - The Village Hall will be closed for the Holiday Season at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015. If you have a Water or Public Works emergency during this time, please contact our 24 hour Emergency Hotline at 604-817-7745.
Christmas Tree Chipping - January 5 to January 19, 2015. The Village will be accepting undecorated Christmas trees for chipping in the lower parking lot of the Village Hall from Monday, January 5 to January 19, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact our Public Works Department @ 604-469-9877.
Call goes out for non-perishable food items for SHARE food bank (08-12-14) To link to the Tri-city News article Click Here Christmas tree sales in Coquitlam support youth (03-12-14) - "A fresh Christmas tree only lasts a few weeks but purchasing a tree from non-profit Aunt Leah's Place tree lot in Coquitlam will leave a legacy that can last a lifetime." To link to the full Tri-city News article Click Here
Unused Garbage Tag Reimbursement - A reminder to all residents who have unused garbage tags and are wishing to return to the village hall, the last day for reimbursement is December 31, 2014.
Hmmm... will the CP Holiday Train have a snowy arrival in Port Moody on December 18? (30-11-14) Click Here Home Decorating Contest- get involved with the fun and enter your home in the contest. Simply email your intentions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You could win a great prize - First Prize value $500, Second Prize value $250, Third Prize value $100. Put in the subject line- Silent Lights Home Decorating Contest Your name and address. Register by December 7, 2014. That’s It! Closing date for votes December 19, 2014. Winners to be announced December 20th. Call Devon for details 604 442-9627 or Click Here. Ballot box for the lights competition in the Village trailers.
Coquitlam RCMP announces "911 We Care" kicks off the
6th Annual Toy Drive campaign (24-11-14)
"911 We Care" launches the 6th Annual Toy Drive campaign for SHARE Family & Community Services today. From now until December 12th you can help less fortunate people in our community with a new, unwrapped toy for a child or teen (0-17 years old). To read more Click Here
YOU ARE INVITED!
Sound Therapy Radio celebrates 5 years on the air (23-11-14)
Community based mental health and arts radio show commemorates 5 years of broadcasting with a celebration at Port Moody’s Gallery Bistro on Tuesday November 25th.
The evening begins at 6pm and features a film screening of Star Traveller, live musical performances by Port Moody based acts Joyelle Brandt and ‘We are Lazuli’. A live radio broadcast hosted by CJSF Radio Programmers Lauren McNeil and J Peachy would air from 7pm-8pm on CJSF 90.1 FM and online cjsf.ca Sound Therapy Radio first aired on CJSF 90.1 FM in November 2009
and has been active through radio based engagement and community outreach.
Throughout the past 5 years the show has aired programs focused on social justice issues such as homelessness, addictions and mental health challenges. Many individual guests have courageously shared their personal stories of struggle and inspired many in expressing their own personal journeys and how family and community supported them.
CJSF Radio is a campus and community radio station, based out of Simon Fraser University located in Coast Salish Territories, Burnaby BC, Canada (www.cjsf.ca)
Date: November 25th, 2014 Time: 6pm-9:30 pm Location: Gallery Bistro, Address: 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody BC
6:00 pm Doors Open
7:00-8:00 pm Live CJSF 90.1 Sound Therapy Radio
8:00pm-9:30 pm Open Mic and Jam Session
Donations gratefully accepted, funds go towards arts and mental health programming
For more information on the radio program Click Here
Oh Oh Oh! Ho Ho Ho!
Oh Oh Oh! Hmmn? Let me reverse the letters a bit .. Ho Ho Ho! That's Better! You know what time of year it is? Yes that's right the "Lets Celebrate Getting Ugly" time of year! On Saturday December 13th we have our "Ugly Sweater Dash" at Olympic Village! I'll see you in your finest spandex and knit wear for a wee bit of a run and some serious Hot Chocolate action! (Dave McCloskey)
Port Moody Winter Farmers Market
Port Moody Recreation Centre 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody, Bc
Sundays 10am - 2pm
THE CREAM OF THE CROP
Volume 17, Issue 11
Road construction from November 17 to November 28 at Buntzen Lake Park
Road repairs will be underway on Sunnyside Road within the Buntzen Lake Recreation Area from November 17 to November 28. Single lane alternating traffic will be in place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Please watch for signage and follow the instructions of safety personnel. For more information, please contact 1 866 647 3334 or email@example.com.
GMOs 101: Understanding Genetically Modified Organisms
Thursday, November 20, 2014
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