SPOTLIGHT: Tri-City News named best May Day biz

Recent accomplishments by residents, businesses and groups in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Tri-City News publisher Shannon Balla and Bentley Yamaura were all smiles after the company was named the Best May Day Business by the city of Port Coquitlam and the local Chamber of Commerce.


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Douglas College nursing student, Jocelyn Collin (left) received the Burquitlam Lions’ annual donation to the Sharon Coleman Memorial Nursing Bursary in support of students in the program. 





Coquitlam Coun. Bonita Zarrillo (left) and SD43 trustee Carol Cahoon (right) joined Ruth Nance, Kevin Powell and Gary Glover at a kick off at Coquitlam city hall to start the 25 Years, 25 Stories, 25 Days Event for Relay For Life.





The launch of Port Moody Foundation’s “Say Hello PoMo” campaign drew plenty of interest at city hall on Monday for its first meet and greet. The drive encourages people to get out and about in Port Moody.




Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore presented MS ambassador Lelainia Lloyd with a proclamation at Monday’s city council meeting to declare May as MS Awareness Month. The second annual Tri-City Scotiabank MS  Walk is Sunday at 10 a.m. at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody.  





A dance-a-thon led by city of Port Moody fitness instructor Anita Siu shuffled in $880 for the Crossroads Hospice Society. The two-hour, sold-out event had participants learn the BeMoved, LaBlast and Polynesian Hula dance styles.



Coquitlam’s Austin Heights Dental Centre gave back to the community during National Oral Health Month in April. Doctors Derek Kim and Hussainy Nasab offered free check-ups to moms and their kids at Tri-City Transitions, a Port Coquitlam-based charity that helps families in need of protection from domestic violence. Each patient received a cleaning and an oral care kit.




A fundraising dinner held April 5 at Port Coquitlam’s Dinakis Mediterranean Grill raised $3,000 for efforts to sponsor Syrian refugees. About 150 people gathered for Humanity4Syrians including Port Coquitlam Coun. Laura Dupont, Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge MP Dan Ruimy and Port Moody-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly.


Two Coquitlam volunteers will be honoured on Saturday at Government House in Victoria for their service with the Order of St. John. Edmond Lee and Sheena Osborne will be invested with 18 other B.C. residents by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon: Lee as an officer and Osborne as a serving member. The Order is an international humanitarian charity that provides first aid, healthcare and support services.

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