Tri-Cities Events Connect Communities

Summer has finally arrived in the Tri-Cities and with it brings an abundance of outdoor events for everyone in our community to enjoy. The wealth of events and festivals bring the opportunity for people in our community to connect with each other and the local businesses.
Earlier this month, I attended the seventh annual Daisy Day festival hosted by the Austin Heights BIA where hundreds of people came out to enjoy the sunshine, activities, and good company. The same day was Shop Local Port Moody’s annual Shop Hop where they encouraged customers to keep money in our local economy by shopping local! The next day was the Teddy Bear Picnic at Coquitlam Town Centre. And that’s just the start of what’s to come in the Tri-Cities this summer.

With Canada Day coming up this weekend, there will be a ton of festivities in each of the three communities celebrating Canada’s 150th! Check out their websites for more information on what’s going on in the Tri-Cities. Still to come this summer are the PoCo Grand Prix, Port Moody RibFest, Kaleidoscope Arts Festival, Brewers Row Night Market, Summer Concerts in Port Moody and Coquitlam, and so much more, all right here in our backyard.

What I love about all of these events is the increased support from local businesses. Whether their support is through an investment, in-kind sponsorship, volunteering, or just their presence, there is noticeable growth in how our businesses are giving back to their community.

The community highly values companies that participate in giving back to the Tri-Cities and it’s evident that businesses feel the same. I’m proud to live, work, and play in a place where businesses care about the communities they operate in. As long as residents continue to invest dollars in the Tri-Cities, businesses will continue to invest their resources into our community. And that is what I call a good partnership.

So, next time you are going out for a quick shopping run, make sure to spend your dollars in the Tri-Cities so we can make our community prosper together. Enjoy the summer in the Tri-Cities!

For a full list of events coming up in the Tri-Cities in the coming months, check out our community events calendar at www.tricitieschamber.com.