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Saturday, July 1, 2023 11:00 am
City Hosted and City Supported Events
The City of Port Moody invites you to spend Canada Day connecting with family, friends, and neighbours at Rocky Point Park (2800 block Murray Street) on July 1, 2023. Join us for great music, family fun, and creative crafts as part of the Golden Spike Days Festival:
POP-UP CITY HALL
Location: look for our blue and white tent with City logo
Have fun with our energetic Recreation staff and connect with our Environment crew on their local knowledge of bears, bats, and bees. Test your skills at one of our four carnival games (Duck Hunt, Tic Tac Toe, Fish Bowl, and Cactus Toss) to win all kinds of “I Love Port Moody” prizes. There will also be a bubble station, bean bag toss, hula hoops, and face painting. Showcase your creativity in the City of the Arts by making an origami paper heron or designing a button and some spin art. Feeling lucky? Enter to win a summer fun gift basket filled with items from local businesses. We’re handing out chocolate chip cookies starting at 1:30pm – stop by for a sweet treat.
KIDS: APPLY TO BE MAYOR FOR A DAY
Location: Pop-Up City Hall
What would you do if you were Port Moody’s mayor? Mayor Meghan Lahti is inviting children to apply to be mayor for a day on November 20, 2023, in celebration of World Children’s Day. Interested kids can fill out an application form at Pop-Up City Hall on July 1, or take a form home and fill it out at their convenience. The successful applicant will be invited to meet Mayor Lahti, enjoy some pizza, take a tour of City Hall, sign a City proclamation, and learn about the role of mayor and council.
Applicants must be between 5 and 12 years old and live in Port Moody to be eligible. Each applicant must tell us, in writing, what they would do if they were Port Moody’s mayor (submissions should be 50 to 250 words; parents or guardians may assist children who need help with writing). Application forms will also be available online at portmoody.ca/mayorforaday; the deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday, September 29, 2023.
CANADA DAY CEREMONY
Location: PCT Performance Stage
Port Moody’s City Council will host a special ceremony complete with local entertainment. Singer-songwriter Jada McKenzie-Moore will entertain the crowd with a couple of songs and lead the singing of “O Canada.”
CITY OF PORT MOODY PRESENTS HONEYMOON SUITE
Location: PCT Performance Stage
The City of Port Moody presents Canadian rock band Honeymoon Suite as the headline performer on Canada Day at the 2023 Golden Spike Days Festival. Originally formed in 1981 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Honeymoon Suite released their self-titled debut album in 1984. The album had four charting hits (“New Girl Now,” “Burning in Love,” “Wave Babies,” and “Stay in the Light”) and attained platinum sales status in Canada. Their follow-up album, The Big Prize, was equally successful, with four more hits: “Bad Attitude,” “Feel It Again,” “What Does It Take,” and “All Along You Knew.” Don’t miss this exciting performance, part of a great line-up of musical entertainment happening throughout the festival. For more information, please visit goldenspike.ca.
We encourage you to leave your car at home and walk, bike, or take public transit to Rocky Point Park. Check TransLink’s Trip Planner for bus and SkyTrain information. If you plan to drive, please note that parking at Rocky Point Park is extremely limited. Pay parking is available at the Moody Centre Station Park and Ride (2916 Spring Street).
Admission to the Golden Spike Days Festival is by donation – tap your debit/credit card or have cash on hand. We encourage you to leave your car at home and walk, bike, or take public transit to Rocky Point Park.
Address of event:
Rocky Point Park (2800 block of Murray Street)
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