Spirit Week was started in 2007 to build excitement for the 2010 Winter Games, but has evolved into a week-long celebration of the community, people and spirit of Port Coquitlam.
Download a PDF of the 2013 schedule
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9
10 am-1 pm, Royal Bank at Fremont Village
A family-friendly event including games for children of all ages, popcorn, an interactive hockey shootout game, a TumbleBus (school bus with a jungle gym inside), prizes, food, and other treats. Free.
Hockey Night in Port Coquitlam
6:45 pm, Port Coquitlam Rec Complex
An annual favourite - free!
6:45 pm - Coaches vs. Coaches game
7:45 pm - Mini game - Hockey 1
8:10 pm - Frisbee Toss
8:30 pm - Midget A1 rep game
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10
14th Annual Sunday Coffee Concerts - Snow Queen by Karen Flamenco (theatre/music/dance)
2-4 pm, Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate
Intoxicating flamenco rhythms of vibrant Southern Spain set against a land of ice and frost. Karen Flamenco is an acclaimed and unique dance company known for its collaborative and interactive flamenco performances. Join the Karen Flamenco Company as they embark on a journey sparked by evil and guided by enduring love in Snow Queen. More information: www.karenflamenco.com. Adults $12, seniors $10, students $6, children 12 & under: free. Tickets: 604.927.8400 or www.experienceit.ca
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Family Day Swim
1-5 pm, Hyde Creek Pool. Regular admission.
Family Day On-ice Fun
PoCo Rec Complex (concession open)
Family Day Toonie Skate 1:30-3 pm $2 each
Family Day Stick and Puck: $4 each – 1:15-2:45 pm for 4–12 years; 3:15-4:30 pm for 13-18 years
Tween Trivia Challenge (9-12 yrs)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
3:30-4:30 pm, Terry Fox Library
Test your knowledge of the weird, wacky and wonderful. Win some prizes, have some fun and enjoy our ice cream sundae bar - back by popular demand! Registration is required: 604.927.7999. Free!
World Film Night (19+ yrs)
6-8 pm, Terry Fox Library
Twice a month this winter we play outstanding, award-winning films from around the globe. Friends of the Terry Fox Library will sell refreshments at the intermission. Tonight's film: Bacheha-Ye Aseman (Children of Heaven), a 1997 Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi. Drop-in. Free!
Spirit Dinner Night
5:30-6:30 pm, Wilson Centre / Port Coquitlam Rec Complex
Enjoy a community dinner night at Wilson Centre in celebration of our community spirit and then enjoy the launch of the Illuminating Port Coquitlam exhibit (see below). Adults $5, age 18 and under: $2 – purchase tickets by noon Tuesday Feb. 12 at the Rec Complex. Info: 604.927.7970.
Illuminating Port Coquitlam digital media exhibit opening (CENTENNIAL EVENT)
7 pm, Port Coquitlam Rec Complex
Runs nightly 6-9 pm until March 11
This special centennial event and digital media public art project celebrates Port Coquitlam’s past present and future through photos, artwork, animation and more. Bring your family and friends to look at the history and predicted future of Port Coquitlam. Everyone welcome, free! Click for more information.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Parent Participation Drop-in Programs
Day Care Drop In Playtime – Daycares and Others (0-6 yrs): 9:30–11 am, Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
Playmates (0-6 yrs): 9:30–11:30 am, Port Coquitlam Rec Complex
Connecting through play and spirit! Bring your child to play at one of our drop-in programs and enter your name to win a special Spirit Week Valentine’s basket courtesy of the Spirit Week Committee.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Jelly Bean Dance (Grades 4-6)
6:15-9:15 pm, Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
Bring your friends to dance, listen to music and play some games. Let’s paint the town red and wear red to this dance for a great effect. Tickets available the Sunday prior to the dance day. $6 in advance or $8 day of dance. Click for more information.
7 pm, Hyde Creek Rec Centre
Funds raised at this swim will assist marginalized Port Coquitlam youth with the cost of advanced aquatics and lifeguarding courses. For information or to contribute: www.pocoyouth.com. Regular admission.
Spirit Youth Skate (13-18 yrs)
10:15-11:15 pm, Port Coquitlam Rec Complex
Enjoy on-ice games, activities and prizes. Wear red! Admission and rentals: $2, or free with a YAC Card.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
11-11:30 am, Terry Fox Library
Enjoy stories, fingerplays and songs that will entertain and delight kids of all ages. Free!
3:15-4:45 pm, PoCo Rec Complex
Lace up your skates and wear red to show your spirit. Regular admission.
Taste of PoCo Spirit (CENTENNIAL EVENT)
7 pm, Gathering Place, Leigh Square
Fifth annual wine tasting event hosted by the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society, featuring special wines celebrating the centennial, wine expert advice, appetizers and entertainment. Tickets $45 in advance. Click for info.
Spirit Week Partners
Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation and the Port Coquitlam Spirit Committee would like to thank all the community volunteers and partner organizations that come together to contribute to Spirit Week;
- Terry Fox Library
- Friends of Leigh Square Society
- Port Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association
- Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society
- Wilson Centre Seniors Advisory Association
Sandra Battle, Program Coordinator - Community & Civic Events
Location and Mailing Address
#1100 - 2253 Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3B8