In the Community
It’s been my pleasure to join thousands of Port Moody families enjoying free and low-cost events around town. Whether you’re a foodie, a heritage buff, a music lover, or just a parent looking for something fun to do with the kids – there is truly something for everyone in Port Moody. And with the Farmer's Market, the Night Market, Brewer’s Row, and the many other businesses in Port Moody, it’s easy to shop local, work local, play local—and celebrate local.
As Mayor, I've been pleased to work with community groups, Council, and city staff to support a variety of new festivals and events that we hope will become Port Moody classics: Car-free Day, Food Truck Festival, Inlet Regatta, Ribfest, Search for the Perfect Pint, Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash.
I love being part of Port Moody and the many organizations that make Port Moody and our neighbouring cities thrive.
Operation Red Nose
Mike is a regular volunteer at Operation Red Nose, getting people home safely during the holidays after a night on the town. Proceeds go to KidsSport.
Pink Shirt Day
Mike commits to volunteering each year at Pink Shirt Day – a day to raise awareness about the prevention of bullying and cyberharassment, particularly with youth.
Volunteering at Crossroads Hospice
Crossroads Hospice Society provides compassionate care to those affected by the end-of-life experience. Mike has supported this amazing organization with many hours of volunteer service.
Mike and Now-Retired Councillor Bob Elliot
Bob Elliot, particularly well-known in his neighbourhood of Glenayre, served on Port Moody Council for over 12 years and is known for his friendly approach to all and dedication to the City.
Honoring the Man in Motion
The 25th Anniversary tour of Rick Hansen’s historic journey across Canada. His foundation has raised $250 million and strives to improve the lives of those with spinal injuries.
Christening the new Glenayre Spray Park
Mayor Mike and Councillor Barbara Junker (long-term Glenayre resident) celebrated the re-opening of the Glenayre Spray Park in 2017 (and soaked a few kids.)
Canada Day with Premier John Horgan
Canada Day celebrations at Rocky Point are a key part of Port Moody’s annual Golden Spike Days. Somehow Premier Horgan received an “I Love Port Moody” hat for the special occasion.
Celebrating PMPD’s Newest Recruit
Mike chairs the Port Moody Police Board. Chief Constable Dave Fleugel and Mike welcome the City’s newest 2018 recruit to the Port Moody Police Department. “No call too small.”
Breaking Ground for Affordability
Mike is Chair of Metro Vancouver’s Housing Committee and was pleased to break ground in 2018 for Heather Place with Minister of Housing Selina Robinson and other mayors in the region.