Current Program Status

Applications for 2022 are being accepted; however, the status of hosting a block party can change without notice based on Provincial Health Orders.  The $200 grant for hosting a block party is suspended until further notice.

Are you looking to have some fun this summer? Block parties are a great way to get to know your neighbours, build a sense of community, and celebrate being a Port Moody resident. Host a party in the street, in the common space of a townhouse complex, in front of your apartment building or in a nearby park.

Apply to host a block party

You need to get approval from the City in order to host a block party. To get approval, you need to:

On your application you will need to provide the following information:

  • your name, address, email address, and phone number
  • location of the block party (street or venue address)
  • date of the block party
  • start and end times for the party

We will notify you when your application is accepted. This process can take up to three weeks.

Rules and regulations

We encourage you to host and participate in social events, such as a block party. However, it is important that these events are respectful of the wider community. The following rules and regulations apply:

  • keep alcohol on private property
  • be respectful of noise and don't amplify music
  • Keep access open for emergency vehicles
  • make sure fire hydrants are accessible and not blocked
  • clean up after the party

Get community funding

We offer a $200 grant for hosting a block party. Funding is limited and we consider requests on a first come, first served basis. To apply for the grant, you need to:

  • indicate this on your application
  • ensure that all guests sign the Community Block Party Sign-in form and submit the completed form
  • submit receipts for items purchased or rented for the party (up to $200, alcohol and cannabis are not eligible for reimbursement)
  • submit two photos from the event

Please email us your receipts and photos or drop them off at the Port Moody Recreation Complex at 300 Ioco Rd.

If you are part of a recognized community association, you can apply for support for an event that benefits your neighbourhood. See if you are eligible and apply for the community association event grant today. We must receive your application one month in advance of the event.