Canada Day

This coming Canada Day July 1st, 2021, Port Coquitlam will focus on safely connecting at home in recognition that Canada Day this year will be a time of reflection for many.

Activities on July 1 will include:

  • Lions Club drive-through pancake breakfast at Riverside secondary from 8 to 11 a.m. (first-come, first-served)
  • Port Coquitlam firefighters’ annual barbecue drive-through at Firehall #1 at 1725 Broadway St. from 11 am – 2 pm (first-come, first-served) Fundraiser for the Port Coquitlam Professional Firefighters Charitable Society ($10 for burger, chips and drink).
  • Lions Park Artists-in-Residence art-making demonstrations, celebrating the social connections between trees, at Lions Park from 1 – 4 pm
  • Art Focus Association’s “Visions and Vistas” online movie, with scenes highlighting the city’s beauty and featuring over 80 art pieces.
  • PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives – Road to Confederation – This year British Columbia will celebrate its 150th anniversary of joining confederation. On July 20th, 1871 BC became the sixth province of Canada. What drove BC join Canada? What was BC like in the lead up to Confederation? To find out come check out PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives’ display “Road to Confederation” located in PoCo City Hall.

We encourage you to explore Port Coquitlam’s parks and outdoor spaces. Visit local businesses and the Farmers Market vendors for special promotions, including supplies and take-out picnics that can be enjoyed in the park.

Indigenous Educational Resources

This Canada Day, we encourage local residents and families to learn and reflect on the history of Indigenous people in Canada. There is much work to do to address and repair the intergenerational trauma caused by the treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada, including but not limited to, the residential school system. Educating yourself is one way we can all build toward reconciliation.

Message from kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation Chief Ed Hall

Message from Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Message from Mayor Brad West

Performance by local favourites Hickelstock

O Canada 🇨🇦  performance by Tri-City-City School of Music

Thank you to our 2021 sponsor!

Contact

Community and Civic Events
Tel 604.927.5333
Email specialevents@portcoquitlam.ca