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.
Acting Mayor for the Day
It’s critical to get our young people interested in the democratic process. Mike was pretty happy to relinquish the Mayor Chair to his young Port Moody constituent.
Getting Dunked for a Good Cause
Mike with MP Finn Donelly at the Golden Spike Days to raise funds for a local cheer squad. For some reason, there were a lot of willing participants tossing the balls at Finn and Mike.
Celebrating the Evergreen Line
The TriCities Mayors were thrilled to be among the first riders on the newly-opened Evergreen (aka Millenium) Line. Approximately 30,000 riders use this line daily.
Plunging into the New Year
Every year, hundreds of participants rush crazily into the Burrard Inlet to commemorate the new year at the Penguin Plunge. Someone in this photo needs a haircut. It’s not the dog.
Metro Vancouver Leadership
Mike has a number of responsibilities with Metro Vancouver, including chairing the Housing Committee and serving on the Electoral Area and Utilities Committees.
Mike and the Share Bear
Mike volunteers with Share Society, a community organization dedicated to connecting, engaging, and strengthening individuals and families. Plus, who doesn’t like a bear hug?
2017 Car-Free Day Draws 20K Pedestrians
Mike’s vision of Port Moody’s first Car-Free Day was realized August 2017. St.Johns Street was bustling with fun, food, and festivities for all. Will you be at the 2018 Car-Free Day?
Pop Down for a Pint
Brewers Row is a hot spot for locals and tourists. A short walk from the skytrain or accessible by the Shoreline Shuttle, these fine (and fun) establishments serve a great flight.
Keeping our Shoreline Clean
Mike takes part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a national program encouraging us to take action wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.