Fish Fest is back in Port Moody

The Burrard Inlet Fish Fest will return to Rocky Point Park for the first time in three years

The Burrard Inlet Fish Fest will be paddling its way back to Rocky Point Park next month.

Tuesday, Port Moody council approved a request from the Red Fox Healthy Living Society to give support and funding to the festival, which was last held in the city in 2016. The Aug. 10 event will feature several educational activities and Indigenous canoe races.

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The society requested a fee waiver from the city, $480 of in-kind support and a grant of $4,600. Council told organizers Tuesday it can cover about $3,000 of the request but will ask its staff to find another $2,100 in its current budget to complete the grant.

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CHIPPING IN

Council approved spending $2,564 as the city's contribution toward the hiring of a part-time coordinator for the Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Force. Coquitlam is expected to contribute $10,644 with Port Coquitlam picking up $4,087 of the cost.

 

A FERRIS WHEEL?

Council told The Variety Club it would consider The Children’s Charity’s request to hold its Variety Week wrap party Oct. 4 at Rocky Point Park. The shindig would run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and feature carnival games, food trucks and vendors. Organizers also would like to close the boat launch at 9 p.m. the previous evening so it can set up a 60-foot ferris wheel.

ggranger@tricitynews.com

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