PoCo mayor to get roasted

Roasters get to poke fun at Greg Moore but he gets last word

During the past 10 years, Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore has received his fair share of jabs.
He’ll get many more later this month, only this time they will be all in fun — and he’ll be dishing out a few, too.
PoCo FoundationThe Mayor Moore Roast is being held Wednesday, Sept. 19, with PoCo's outgoing top politician getting roasted in a fundraising event for the PoCo Community Foundation.
The roast is the brainchild of Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce executive director Michael Hind, who has organized a couple such events before. He figured it would be a good way to have fun, say thank you to Moore for his years of public service and raise money for an organization he believes in as a former member of its board of directors.
“It’s about a nice fun evening, poke a bit of fun at the mayor and for him to poke a little back,” said Hind. “He’s fine with it. He’s looking forward to it. The roastee gets the last word, so he expects to have some fun back.”
Hind said a final list of roasters hasn’t been completed but several have been invited, with some being local and others from outside the city. Some will do their poking in person while others will deliver their barbs via video.
Although he wouldn’t say how much it’s hoped will be raised for the foundation, he said there will be another announcement or two during the evening that will help the group, which aids local charities.
“I think people will be very impressed with the direction this foundation is going in,” he said.
• The Mayor Moore Roast will be held at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate), with registration, cash bar and mingling at 6:30 p.m., theatre doors opening at 7 p.m. and roast running from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and are available at tricitiesbc.snapd.com/events/view/1181080.
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