Chris’ work comes in many sizes. From small items like the cribbage board we have on display tonight, which happens to be made from a apple tree he found in Burnaby. To large items such as free-standing sculptures and tables. All of it has one thing in common: Chris’ flair.
To have a look at Chris’ work check out this weekend’s ArtsConnect 14th Annual ArtWalk, as he is one of over 60 participating artists. For times, locations and map of the ArtWalk check out artsconnect.ca
1.2 Historical Highlight
This evening’s historical highlight relates to our 2013 Centennial celebrations and is ‘history in the making’. I am very pleased to be announcing the City of Port Moody’s Centennial Youth Poet Laureate, who is our first-ever poet laureate of any age.
The Youth Poet Laureate contest was organized by the Port Moody Public Library, with support from School District 43. It was open to Port Moody residents age 13 to 18 years, who were invited to submit two original poems related broadly to Port Moody’s history. The contest is an opportunity for talented teens to be leaders in encouraging the appreciation of poetry and literary arts in our community. I hope that their poems will inspire you to celebrate our City’s unique heritage during the 2013 Centennial and beyond.
I will start by announcing the runner-up for the Centennial Youth Poet Laureate who is
Colin Fehr. Colin is a grade 12 student at Heritage Woods Secondary School. His poem, "Opus", celebrates the imagery of Port Moody and tells the story of how the city has shaped him - from memories of younger days to the present. Colin, could you please come up on the stage to receive your award.
Now it is my pleasure to announce the Port Moody Centennial Youth Poet Laureate:
Megan Edmunds. Megan is a grade 11 student at Gleneagle Secondary School. Her winning poem, "Taking Root", focuses on change and the eventual acceptance of a new home - drawing parallels between the original pioneers of Port Moody and today. She is ambitious for the future, wishing to be able to follow a career in writing. Megan, could you please come up on the stage to receive your award.
On behalf of the City of Port Moody, I would like to acknowledge and thank all young poets who participated in the Youth Poet Laureate contest. The poems submitted by our finalists, and other entrants, will be on display at the Port Moody Public Library; they will also be published in School District 43’s Journal of Writing 2012/13. The winning poem, "Taking Root", will be included in the Port Moody Centennial time capsule.
There will be opportunities for our community to meet the Centennial Youth Poet Laureate, Megan Edmunds, and runner-up, Colin Fehr, at various Centennial events throughout the year including our July 1st celebrations and the Community Picnic on August 17
2. Public Input
Ann Kitching, Port Moody, congratulated Council and staff for the performance of the commemorative Council meeting held on April 7th
"City of Port Moody Heritage Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw, 2011, No. 2913, Amendment Bylaw No. 1, 2013, No. 2958" a bylaw to amend the definition of Project and to allow for applications for Tax Exemptions to be applied retroactively, and after project construction has commenced, for a defined period of time.
7.1 Resolutions of Committee of the Whole
THAT the City/CPR Community Advisory Panel be dissolved;