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Fingerling Festival volunteers needed for May 5 More than 4,000 people will help release 40,000 young salmon from the Noons Creek Hatchery into the creek next month. And the Port Moody Ecological Society (PMES) needs some help in making it happen.

On Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., PMES will invite the community to celebrate its 21st anniversary at its annual Fingerling Festival, to be held at the hatchery and the adjacent PoMo rec complex. The largest festival of

its kind in the Tri-Cities, it’s is a free family event that provides an opportunity for children to help release 40,000 young salmon into Noons Creek for their four-year journey at sea. In the PoMo arena, a variety of displays will provide

opportunities to learn more about community initiatives and environmental stewardship. More than 50 organizations with informative displays and interactive children’s activities will attend, including Habitat for Humanity

and Wildlife Rescue. Volunteers are needed to take on a number of jobs during the Fingerling Festival. For information, visit www. If you would like to volunteer, email

• One job that needs to be done before the Fingerling Festival is translation of instructions for safely releasing salmon into Noons Creek. PMES is looking for Tri-City residents to write instructions in some or all of the 15 languages listed on its website ( Instructions will be printed on a large canvas poster.

Youth fun in PoCo A host of fun and community-building activities will be taking place in Port Coquitlam as the city celebrates Youth Week at the beginning of next month. The annual event, which recognizes contributions made to the community by young people, has been held in Port Coquitlam since 2007 and this year is expected to be the largest celebration to date. Things get started May 1 when the Green Tree Initiative comes t o We l l i n g t o n a n d B i rch wo o d p a rk s. Between 4 and 7:30 p.m., youth will clean up the parks and plant trees. To register, contact Rob Loxterkamp at 604-9277938 or loxterkampr@ On May 2, a threecourse dinner will be prepared by youth for seniors at PoCo’s Wilson Centre between 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $2 for youth and $4.50 for adults, and can be purchased by calling Sarina Mawji at 604-927-7938 or emailing A youth carnival will be held at Riverside secondary on May 4 between 3 and 6 p.m. organized by the school’s leadership students. There will also be a dance party for Grade 7 and 8 students at the PoCo rec complex on May 5 between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 or $4 with a youth access card. Skateboarders will get an opportunity to see professional demonstrations, win prizes and get a few tips from the pros at the Railside skateboard park on May 6 between noon and 4 p.m. It is free to participate and skateboarders can register between 11 a.m. and noon prior to the event. The week will wrap up with a floor hockey tournament at Kwayhquitlum middle school on May 7 between 6 and 9 p.m., which will feature youth, RCMP officers and firefighters. Admission is free and people can register by May 1 by calling Keith Holloway at 604-927-7952 or emailing hollowayk@ For more information about Youth Week 2012 events, go to or call 604-9277938 or 604-927-7962.


Recycling your milk containers is easy. Simply give them a quick rinse and bring them with your bottles and cans on your next Return-It Depot trip. There’s no refund because you didn’t pay a deposit when you bought the milk. Last year Return-It collected over 630,000 kg of milk containers for recycling and kept them out of landfills. Help us recycle even more.


The Tri-City News, April 20, 2012  

April 20, 2012 edition of the The Tri-City News

The Tri-City News, April 20, 2012  

April 20, 2012 edition of the The Tri-City News