Big thanks to The City of Port Moody for supporting the upcoming Burrard Inlet Fish Fest in 2016 and 2017. At the Council meeting held March 8th, $17,000.00 was approved for the event which will be held at Rocky Point Park from August 12th to 14th.
From the Tri-City News article, Coun. Diana Dilworth, chair of the city’s tourism committee, said events and festivals such as these are a key part of promoting Port Moody as a tourism destination — one of the top priorities in council’s strategic plan.
“The great thing about the festivals and events taking place in Port Moody is that they’re being conceptualized and implemented and operated by community groups,” Dilworth said. “It really gives the city the opportunity to sit back and support what’s taking place.”
And she said that, far from the social calendar getting too jam-packed, there is still room to grow.
“Residents want more festivals and family events and things to do in their backyard,” Dilworth said. “These types of events… bring the community together, so in terms of enhancing the sense of community and uniqueness of Port Moody, this is one way of making that happen.”