PSA: Port Coquitlam Unveils Plans For Safe Canada Day
Port Coquitlam will focus on safely connecting at home on July 1, in recognition that Canada Day this year will be a time of reflection for many.
This year’s plans include the annual firefighters’ salmon barbecue, family activities, video greetings from Mayor Brad West and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation Chief Ed Hall, and elements that support local artists, groups and businesses while providing opportunities for residents to connect, reflect and learn.
In addition to acknowledging the Indigenous people who have lived in this area for time immemorial, the City will be providing educational resources at portcoquitlam.ca/canadaday to encourage local residents and families to learn about Canada’s history and celebrate the contributions of Indigenous communities.
Activities on July 1 will include:
- A selection of pre-recorded videos on demand at portcoquitlam.ca/canadaday, including messages from Mayor West and from Chief Hall, a performance by local favourites Hickelstock, and O Canada performed by the Tri-City School of Music.
- Lions Club drive-through pancake breakfast at Riverside secondary from 8 to 11 a.m. (first-come, first-served).
- Port Coquitlam firefighters’ annual salmon barbecue drive-through at Firehall #1 at 1725 Broadway St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (first-come, first-served).
- Lions Park Artists-in-Residence art-making demonstrations, celebrating the social connections between trees, at Lions Park from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Art Focus Association’s “Visions and Vistas” online movie, with scenes highlighting the city’s beauty and featuring over 80 art pieces.
- Port Coquitlam Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. in Leigh Square, including special Canada Day offerings.
The City’s Canada Day webpage will promote community organizations that are typically part of the Castle Park Canada Day celebrations.
Residents will also be encouraged to explore Port Coquitlam’s parks and outdoor spaces. The City is working closely with the Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association, area businesses and Farmers Market vendors to plan special promotions, including supplies and take-out picnics that can be enjoyed in the park.
Port Coquitlam’s 2021 Canada Day activities have been generously supported by Canadian Heritage.
Visit portcoquitlam.ca/canadaday for more information.
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