Canada Day

This coming Canada Day July 1st, 2020, join Canadians from coast-to-coast to celebrate online and honour our great country!

This year’s Canada Day festivities will include:

  • The Port Coquitlam Firefighters Drive-through BBQ from 12 to 4:00 p.m. at Firehall #1 – 1725 Broadway Street, an annual fundraiser for the Port Coquitlam Professional Firefighters Charitable Society ($10 for burger, chips and drink).
  • A community-wide singing of O Canada, joining in with cities across the country, as part of the 7 pm cheer for front-line workers, and
  • Virtual fireworks – click the button on the right. Residents are reminded that fireworks displays are not permitted in Port Coquitlam.
  • Canada Day Scavenger Hunt presented by The Poco Heritage Museum
  • Starting June 15th, Over 40 activities on the Celebrate Canada Day Website

Live Broadcast

July 1 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm featuring performances by:

Canada Day Virtual Fireworks

Soundtrack Canada

A Tribute to Canada’s Finest Singers & Songwriters“. SoundTrack Canada are Kelly Brock on lead and background vocals, Tom Artnzen on Keyboards and Vocals and Kevin Coles on Guitar and Vocals. The group blends pitch-perfect harmonies and acoustic arrangements on some of Canada’s most-loved hit songs. From well-known Canadian artists such as Gordon Lightfoot, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain and Justin Bieber, SoundTrack Canada covers it all! Performing songs from the best of the best, including everything from Country to Folk, Pop to Rock, and everything else in between. More info here: vanhattanent.com

Ezra Kwizera

Ezra Kwizera’s music carries the spark of life of someone who has seen and survived hardship, war, poverty, and growing up as a Rwandan refugee in Uganda. Yet from seemingly insurmountable challenges, Ezra has risen up to become one of the most notable artists and music producers in Africa and internationally. Now based in Vancouver BC, Canada he has brought with him his energetic yet soulful melodies along with his signature unique mix of genres and cultures. Having a richly multi-ethnic performance style, Ezra fluidly sings and raps in English, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, Zulu and Swahili, while infusing flavors of Reggae, Soca, East African Bongo, and Pop. Hearing Ezra sing, you know that he is sharing with you his story, and making you want to dance to celebrate life at the same time.

Jodi Proznick

Juno-nominated bassist, composer, producer and educator Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists. She has won numerous National Jazz Awards, including Bassist of the Year in ’08 and ’09. Her group, the Jodi Proznick Quartet, was awarded the Acoustic Group of the Year and Album of the Year in ‘08 and the Galaxie Rising Star at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in ’04. She is a member of the music faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is Artistic Director of the VSO School of Music Summer Jazz Workshop. She is also a mother, wife, daughter, friend, sister and dreamer who loves to observe and create with the threads of grace that weave the days together.  Her latest critically acclaimed CD, Sun Songs (Cellarlive) is available at jodiproznick.com.

Patrick Gavigan

Patrick Gavigan is an accomplished singer best known for his undeniable vocal talent. His warm tone and powerful delivery truly highlight his unique vocal style. Patrick is also a go-to singer for many Vancouver bands and producers alike. His ability to move between any genre and perform like he had been singing that style for years makes him a ‘first call’ for live or session work. 

Block Party

Residents are also invited to connect with their neighbours through virtual block parties – an online social gathering through video conferencing that helps people engage with each other while maintaining physical distance. Click here for more information for setting up a virtual neighbourhood hub.

Support Local 

The City is partnering with the Port Coquitlam Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) #SupportLocal initiative, and will be promoting local business Canada Day specials beginning June 27 for delivery or pickup on July 1.

Supporting, Shopping and Eating Local!

Support our local restaurants and pubs by ordering food to eat at home while you watch the live event video.

Here’s a list of local businesses to choose from:

Specials

Pharmasave Port Coquitlam
100-2255 Elgin Ave., Port Coquitlam
 604 942 7117

All Clean Natural Hand Sanitizer 60ml  $2.99

Benemax Hand Sanitizer 60 ml  $3.99

Tri-City Printing Inc.

#1 – 2559 Shaughnessy Street
604-942-0111
Email: info@tri-cityprinting.ca

Canada Week Special:

1)       Order – 500 Color Business Cards ($69.95 value) & get an extra 500 of the same card printed for FREE!

2)       Order – 500 Color prints ($175.00 value) 8.5” x 11” on 28lb white & get an extra 500 printed for FREE!

3)      Must mention the Canada Day Special at time of ordering

4)      Canada Day Special pricing is for printing only; if design/artwork is required it would be extra.

Dairy Queen

2550 Shaughnessy St
Phone: 604-941-6343

Special: $1 off any size COTTON CANDY DIPPED CONE JULY 1 ONLY

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

Community Performances 

A Country Dance Team that loves to dance and have fun. A group of talented, energetic and very enthusiastic dancers. They dance, teach and entertain at most local parades, fundraisers & country events around the lower mainland.

Thank you for being a part of our ONLINE event! Enjoy the show!

A local 8-voice vocal ensemble. They have a Canada Day-themed video of “This is my Home”, written by Vancouverite Bob Buckley to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

As You Wish is a family-friendly musical based on William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. It has all your favourite characters and lines from the movie, plus it’s packed with original songs written by director Lauren Hillman, and with music composed by Theatrix faculty Lauren Trotzuk and Mr. I. You will also recognize at least four PoCo students in this production.

Kim Dinh, from Moon Festival event. The Moon Festival holds annual family events in Port Coquitlam to celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival.

Canada Vietnam Society

www.moonfestival-2020.ca

Canada Day 2019

Contact

Alex Bickers
Event Producer – Community and Civic Events
Tel 604.927.7935
Email bickersa@portcoquitlam.ca