Mark Your Calendar for the McAllister Avenue Street Party Sept. 10
PORT COQUITLAM, BC – Aug. 17, 2022… Plan to be in downtown Port Coquitlam on Sept. 10 for a street party on McAllister Avenue featuring food and beverages, free entertainment, displays, family activities and more.
The event will celebrate the newly upgraded streetscape – the first major deliverable of the City’s downtown revitalization plan. McAllister Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic Sept. 10 between Shaughnessy Street and Mary Hill Road to host the festivities, which will run from 1 to 7 p.m.
“We’re excited to invite everyone to join us downtown for a fun family-friendly street party recognizing the completion of the McAllister Avenue improvements,” Mayor Brad West said. “This is a major step toward achieving our vision for the downtown, and will set the tone for many other improvements that will transform the Civic Centre over the next two years. It’s a milestone we want to celebrate hand-in-hand with our community.”
The McAllister Street Party will include:
- Live entertainment on the main stage with music from:
- Brad Lovell
- Michaela Slinger and,
- Side One
- A food and beverage garden, including food trucks and craft distillery/breweries,
- Children’s activities and a youth zone,
- Civic and community displays, and
- A passport punch card with incentives to visit local businesses.
Further details will be posted at portcoquitlam.ca/streetfest later this month.
The event will showcase McAllister Avenue’s many festival-friendly features, such as a level street surface without curbs and gutters, planters and bollards that can be removed during events. Furthermore, all overhead utilities have been relocated out of sight, underground, and with plenty of connections for food trucks and other street entertainment.
The modern streetscape was designed to emphasize safety and access for pedestrians and cyclists, and also features a sustainable drainage system that directs rainwater toward street trees. Additional improvements will come with the construction of Quarry Rock’s The Met residential-commercial building on McAllister, including a 2,500-square-foot plaza alongside an extension of Donald Pathway.
Information about the City’s downtown revitalization plans can be found at portcoquitlam.ca/downtown.
More Reasons to be Downtown Sept. 10
Visit the Moon Festival in Leigh Square, from 1-6pm, featuring live entertainment and family activities. This event aims to raise funds for PoCo Heritage’s collection of artifacts from the Chinese community. Details will be posted at pocoheritage.org closer to the event.
Port Coquitlam Firefighters will face off, in a charity hockey game vs. RCMP at 3 p.m. Don’t miss the BBQ after the game on the patio outside of the Jon Baillie Arena with donations going to the Port Coquitlam Professional Firefighters Charitable Society. Come out and cheer on your local first responders.
That evening starting at 7 p.m., Port Coquitlam Community Centre’s Jon Baillie Arena will host the second of two WHL pre-season games. The sold-out Sept. 9 game pits the Vancouver Giants against the Prince George Cougars. Tickets are still available for Sept. 10, when the Prince George Cougars will take on the Victoria Royals. Tickets can be purchased for $11 through portcoquitlam.ca/register (search WHL or use barcode #72328).
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Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam