Centennial Community Block Parties - Host a party in your neighbourhood!
Host your own Centennial Event! City of Port Moody is offering a limited number of $100 grants for your community block party. Bring neighbours together, celebrate City of Port Moody Centennial year and help build communities by having a community block party. In addition to the grant the City provides you with a Centennial promotional package for your approved block party. Block parties are a great way to encourage neighbours to connect and improve their community. You do not have to live in a district of single family homes to be involved in a block party. Block parties can happen in common spaces of townhouse complexes, in front of apartment buildings, or in a nearby park. A block party is a group of neighbours working together to organize an event for their residential neighbourhood. Apply today. Fill out a permit application found on the Centennial – Get Involved webpage.
Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hat Making Extravaganza - June 15
Get Your Centennial Spirit On at the Mad Hatter Tea Party and Hat Making Extravaganza. Show your hometown spirit by making a wild and wonderful hat to wear to the Centennial Parade, picnic or other 100th anniversary events this summer. Bring a hat to decorate or craft an original from our supplies at this fun and social event. We'll have everything you need to create a dazzling hat or fascinator, and artists and volunteers will be on hand to guide your process. Call the Port Moody Arts Centre at 604.931.2008 to reserve your ticket. This is an all-ages event.
Dance with Us – The Musical Celebration of the Century!, June 16
From everyone’s favorite light classics to jazz, join Yarilo Music Ensemble, Kids Kazoo Theatre and inspired jazz & soul by Bulgarian piano prodigy Kristian Alexandrov and songstress Shannon Gaye for the concert of the century performing music that appeals to every age. Rhythm and grooves that will tempt you to move and dance!
I. Classical Favorites featuring Yarilo Music Ensemble
II. Jazz Favorites featuring Kristian Alexandrov and songstress Shannon Gaye
Port Moody Centennial Parade, June 22
Everyone loves a parade! Join us as we celebrate 100 years of community in Port Moody! The parade begins at Port Moody’s Civic Centre and follows Murray Street to Rocky Point Park. Community Groups and businesses are invited to submit an application to participate in the parade. Click on Parade Participant to see how you can participate! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn 100 fun facts about the Port Moody Centennial Parade. Parking restrictions and road closures may be in effect near Rocky Point Park and along Murray Street, please check back for further details or email email@example.com.
Port Moody Centennial All Nations Festival, June 22
Free Centennial All Nations Festival features 8 hours of fun + 100 aboriginal artists! Traditional Indigenous canoe arrival at Rocky Point launch at 1:30pm. Other activities include: Artisan Market, Salmon BBQ, Digital Teepee, Traditional Storytelling Teepee, Hiphop and DJ Battle, Traditional Indigenous Dancers, Poets, and Media Arts. Bring the kids to enjoy a variety of activities that include traditional crafting, storytelling with elders and an evening campfire program. Come and shop at the artist market. Enjoy the Salmon BBQ and other food venues. A great day of celebrating Port Moody’s centennial and First Nations culture together. Presented by the City of Port Moody in partnership with Coquitlam School District Aboriginal Education. Thank you to our event sponsors: Open Road Mazda & Heritage Canada.
Port Moody Legion 14th Annual Show and Shine, June 22
Come and see all the wonderful prized antique, classic and modified cars. Get involved and vote for your favourite car! Bring your appetite - breakfast and BBQ burgers & smokies available all day. Entertainment to include DJ John Comeau, Golden Spike Can Can Dancers, the A&W Root Bear, Raffles, and 50/50 Draws. Drop by the Legion membership booth and donate to Toonies 4 Troops. For those 19+ head to the Lounge to enjoy the 50's/60's sights and sounds of The Cruise Cats and Cheek to Cheek.
Golden Spike Days Festival, June 29 to July 1
The Golden Spike Days Festival was created in 1971 by the Kiwanis Club of Coquitlam & Port Moody to commemorate the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway line and its arrival at the Port Moody Station, the western terminus, in the late 1880’s. Join us at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody for three days of food, music, entertainment and games on June 29th , 30th and July 1st. For more info visit www.goldenspike.ca.
Port Moody: Yesterday & Tomorrow, June 29 to July 1
The Port Moody Station Museum launches its feature exhibit of 2013 on Canada Day weekend and will be on display until September 15th. The exhibit gives visitors a peek at Moody Centre's past and future. Local resident and modeller Jim Buckley has constructed a nine block model of Clarke Street in the 1930s complete with a working CPR train. Jump ahead 90 years to the year 2020 with a Lego display created by the Vancouver Lego Club. The Lego display shows the same Clarke Street area as it has been transformed by the Evergreen line. Visitors can watch as the newest Skytrain zips through Port Moody's tall towers.
PCT Community Open House, June 29
PCT is inviting all residents to come visit the facility for a Community Open House. Maintaining a tradition of being a fun, family-friendly event, the Open House will showcase activities and entertainment. Visitors can take a walking tour of the site, see the rotary dumper flip rail cars upside down to empty them and sit in the engineer’s seat of a Canadian Pacific locomotive. PCT will be highlighting its history in pictures and will be sharing details about their proposed future. There will be musical and children’s entertainment, and free hot dogs. Shuttle buses will be departing the parking lot at Rocky Point Park between 11am and 3pm to transport visitors to their site.
Celebration of Wood Fair, July 20
In recognition of the wood industry's part in the historic development of Port Moody, the Port Moody Arts Centre is hosting a “Celebration of Wood Fair" on the grounds of the Art Gallery on July 20th. Come see wood carvers; wood turners; boat and fine furniture builders; musical instrument makers; basket weavers; and paper makers - everything to whet your appetite on a fine summer day! The story of the history of the wood industry in the town will also be told through historical photography and demonstrations of old fashioned tools courtesy of the Port Moody Heritage Society.
Port Moody Centennial Youth Arts Festival, July 26-27
Port Moody Youth Arts Festival is back! On July 26-27 come and express yourself; if you are between 13-18, a performing or visual artist, writer/poet, volunteer or exhibitor, we want to hear from you! Contact us online, Port Moody Arts Centre/Facebook or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is March 1st 2013.
Community Picnic Celebrating Port Moody's Centennial, August 17
Bring your family to a picnic at Rocky Point. A day of activities, family friendly races and entertainment! Our younger residents are invited to join in games and races following a performance by Charlotte Diamond. The Pids, Wall Street and ABRA Cadabra will play through the afternoon and into the night when fireworks will close the event. This free event is hosted by local favourite Tony Prophet.
Port Moody Centennial Fireworks, August 17
The City of Port Moody is proud to bring back fireworks to Rocky Point Park as part of the Centennial celebrations. The show begins at 9:30 pm following a fun, family community picnic in the park. Fireworks production is brought to you by Celebration of Lights two-time Grand Champion.
Centennial CPR Train Excursion, August 18
The Port Moody Heritage Society joins with CPR to offer historic train rides to the public. The train leaves Port Moody on route to Mission. Sit back, relax and get the feeling of what train travel was like 100 years ago. All Aboard!
Centennial Wall Hanging, September 28
The Centennial Wall Hanging is a community driven project involving over 300 volunteers. Artist designed spots have been stitched to bring Port Moody history to life in this exquisite piece of artistry. The public was invited in February to contribute to the piece. The wall hanging will officially be on permanent display in the Galleria.
Ioco Days Festival - Vintage Radio Show, September 29
The festival kicks off with a big show at Inlet Theatre on the 29th. Enjoy the antics and old fashioned tunes with a live vintage radio show.
Ioco Days Festival - Ioco Ghost Town Day, October 6
Ioco Ghost Town Day is back better than ever. Look for your favourite booths plus much more! Visitors can enjoy "Home Town" a site-specific, audience-interactive play set in the 1930s created by Rebel Haunt Theatre. The audience moves with the actors through the Ioco townsite; exploring various locations, meeting characters and watching the story unfold. The show incorporates stories from the history of Ioco and Port Moody.
Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club Centennial Exhibition, October 12 & 13
The GVGRC runs G scale railroads common in both indoor and garden tracks and include live steam. Come visit the members as they build an indoor layout in celebration of Port Moody's centennial and our unique railroad history.
Vancouver TraiNgang Centennial Exhibition, October 19 & 20
Vancouver TraiNgang is one of the many fine model railway clubs in the Pacific Northwest devoted to N scale model railroading. To celebrate Port Moody's railroad history for our Centennial year the club will built and display rolling stock and trains of North America.
Port Moody Historical Play, October
City of Port Moody invites grades 6, 7 & 8 from SD #43 Port Moody schools to see a play based on the history of Port Moody.
10th Annual Photomotion, November 16
The show is a collection of juried audio-visual slide shows created by photographers of the Pacific Digital Photography Club and involves approximately 22 slide shows each between 3 and 4 minutes in length. A well known guest photographer will be present after the intermission. Content of the shows are up to the individual photographers, but are juried on the basis of quality and appropriateness for the intended family audience.
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