MOVIE IN THE PARK | Rocky Point, Port Moody


The Panatch Group will be presenting “Grease” (PG 13) at Rocky Point Park this Sunday, August 26th, 2018.
The movie will be played on the main lawn at Rocky Point – get there early for a good seat!

See below for my go-to list of outdoor movie essentials.

  • Blanket – seems obvious, but I somehow forgot mine the last time I enjoyed a movie in the park. Make sure it’s not your favorite blanket! The grass at Rocky Point can become quite moist even on hot days!
  • Picnic basket full of snacks – the perfect snack binge includes salty, sweet & savory! Yuuuum.
  • Flashlight – the movie starts after sunset, and there’s not a whole lot of lighting around the park. Bring a flashlight to help you find your way back to your car or the main road!
  • Sweater or extra blanket – Even though it’s summer, it can get chilly at night – especially when you’re close to the water.
  • Pillow – sitting up for the duration on the movie can be tiring, bring something that will make it comfortable to lay back on!
  • Dogs (if they’re calm) – My dog loves going to movies in the park. He gets super excited about seeing a big group of humans sitting and eating together.
  • Kids (If they’re over 13) – Grease is rated PG 13. Something to consider when deciding whether its a family night out or just an “Adults only” affair!

Hope to see you all this weekend!

10 Highest Real Estate Sales in Port Moody This Year | 2018 Market Watch


2663 FERN DRIVE | $2,365,000

5 Bed | 5 Bath | 4,407 Sq.ft. | Sold April 4th, 2018



131 FERN DRIVE$2,400,000

8 Bed | 6 Bath | 6,176 Sq.ft. | Sold February 17th, 2018


1052 RAVENSWOOD DRIVE$2,480,000

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 4,983 Sq.ft. | Sold June 22nd, 2018


1029 UPLANDS DRIVE$2,550,000

4 Bed | 5 Bath | 4,696 Sq.ft. | Sold May 13th, 2018


2871 FERN DRIVE$2,480,000

4 Bed | 5 Bath | 4,949 Sq.ft. | Sold May 29th, 2018


1063 SUGAR MOUNTAIN WAY$2,650,000

6 Bed | 7 Bath | 7,462 Sq.ft. | Sold April 3rd, 2018


99 STRONG ROAD$2,760,000

6 Bed | 7 Bath | 7,366 Sq.ft. | Sold April 2nd, 2018


1013 RAVENSWOOD DRIVE$2,480,000

5 Bed | 7 Bath | 5,802 Sq.ft. | Sold March 15th, 2018


150 DOGWOOD DRIVE$2,880,000

4 Bed | 5 Bath | 5,343 Sq.ft. | Sold February 25th, 2018


4781 BELCARRA BAY ROAD$4,550,000

4 Bed | 4 Bath | 6,218 Sq.ft. | Sold February 16th, 2018

If you have any questions about the Real Estate sales in your area, don’t hesitate to reach out! I’m always available to answer your questions – 604.808.3797


Dawar Zada 

Golden Spike Days at Rocky Point

The Golden Spike Festival at Rocky Point Park

The Golden Spike Days festival is one of the longest-running B.C. Festivals! It began to commemorate the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway line and it’s arrival at the original western terminus in Port Moody where the LAST SPIKE was driven into the ground! It attracts over 40,000 residents to Rocky Point every year! Here’s what you can expect to find this weekend: 


    • Snow Cloud

      “The Sweet spot between shaved ice and ice cream resulting in a snowy Texture. Made out of both milk and sugar, The Original Snow Cloud Food Truck is the first to bring this cold treat to Vancouver, so don’t miss out”.

    • Cannoli King


      Cannoli King Vancouver has been locally handcrafting Sicilian Cannoli for over 35 years. We make everything from scratch, from our dough to the fillings.

    • Cravings Kettle Corn


      Providing the highest quality kettle corn and caramel corn to the popcorn lovers out there. Cravings Kettle Corn is proudly owned and operated in Port Coquitlam, with your support we have been able to expand this great company, donate to more charities, and deliver the best kettle corn and caramel corn on the market

    • Russet Potato Shack


      February 2016, Russet Shack started in downtown Vancouver offering a wide variety of baked potatoes and toppings. Every item is made fresh to order with vegetables grown close to home. Russet Shack is a gluten wise takeout restaurant offering a tasty meal that won’t make you feel bad after eating. We have included a new self-ordering system in our restaurant that will give you the time to order and build the potato you like, and who knows maybe if we really like it too we can add it to our menu and name it after you.

    • Japadog


      In Vancouver, there are four JAPADOG stands and a JAPADOG store for a total of five locations. Our family has now increased to 30 members and I feel blessed to work with every single one of them. Also, the dream to make a world famous hot dog stand has now extended its boundaries out of the heart of Vancouver and has joined the biggest city in America, New York. This is the first global store that JAPADOG has created and is a giant step for reaching our dreams. Even now, there is plenty to learn about, but we are determined to overcome any challenges that we may face.
      We deliver Dreams, Excitement, and Happiness!

    • The Original Hurricane Potato

      WEBSITE: Hurricane Potato

      The Original Hurricane Potato – Delicious, crispy, perfect snack for all ages!  Gluten-free and Vegetarian~ Make it your own with the choice of 10 different flavouring and sauces!

    • Lemon Heaven

      WEBSITE :

      “Only the good lemons make it into Lemon Heaven”

    • Jamaican Mi Juicy


      Our Jamaican Jerk Chicken Caesar Wrap will tantalize your taste buds, and our 100% natural smoothies are blended to perfection from such succulent fruits as mango, strawberry, pineapple and raspberry then sweetened with 100% cane sugar.

    • Mr Frosty


      Grab a tasty cold treat with the boys… or girls. They’ve got something for everybody!

    • Porky’s


      Porkys’ Food Truck, a culinary marriage between BBQ Pulled Pork and German Sausages. We are serving events and craft breweries throughout the lower mainland. All meats are custom made for Porky’s Food Truck only.

    • Tin Lizzy


      Tin Lizzy incorporated in 1995, is one of Canada’s Largest special events Concession companies. In our fleet of food trailers/trucks, we have 10 different professionally built units to provide the best selection of quality and quick food.
      Such inspired creations include a Red Velvet Mini Donuts with Cream Cheese Glazing, A French Fries coated corn dog (porcupine corn dog) our homemade flavoured ketchups.

    • Taste Grindz Catering


      We are your smoothie, specialty coffee and hot beverage vendor who offers tasty treats like fresh baked goods, Nachos with Salsa, and much more.”

  • Tri-Cities got Talent!

  • Activities for the Family

    • Kids Power Wheels Derby
    • Dog Agility
    • 3 Days of Car Shows!
    • Yukon Dan’s Gold Panning
    • Indian Arms Boat Tour
    • Bubble Ball Activities
    • Spring-free Trampoline!


For a complete list of activities + schedules visit 


Hope to see you all out there this weekend!


Canada Day Events – Tri-Cities

Canada Day in the Tri-Cities


Canada Day is almost here! We’ve highlighted some of the activities you and your family can enjoy locally!



Coquitlam has a reputation for going BIG on Canada Day. They’ve always incorporated multi-culturalism in their Canada Day events; from ethnic and religious foods to music and performances. This year, the festivities will begin at 12 p.m. at Town Center Park.


  • Local food trucks + Ethnic food from around the world
  • “Adventure Park” with many activities, including a 25-foot wall to climb!
  • Henna + Temporary Tattoos
  • Learning activities for kids including Coquitlam History & Sustainable living
  • A full day of live performances booked! Music from around the world
  • End the night with the 10:30 p.m. Fireworks.

Port Moody

Port Moody has become known for it’s amazing Golden Spike Days Festival which ends with a BANG on Canada Day! This year, the festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and will be held at Rocky Point Park.


  • 1:00 p.m. Canada Day Ceremony
  • 1:30 p.m. Free cupcakes & juice!
  • Pop-Up City Hall
  • Giant Inflatable Slide
  • Caricature Artists
  • Community Collage Art Project

Port Coquitlam 

Port Coquitlam is starting their Canada Day Celebrations EARLY this year starting with a pancake breakfast and fishing derby at Lion’s Park first thing in the morning – starting at 8 a.m.!


  • 8-11:30 am: Local Lion’s Club will host a pancake breakfast ($5/adult, $3/child under 10) and a free fishing derby with prizes for children age 10 and under! (Registration at Lions Park.)
  • 12:00 pm: “Opening Ceremonies”  – National Anthem, flag-raising – Located at Castle Park.
  • 12:30-5:00 pm: “Community Showcase” – Brad Rossington hosts local Artists: Mellado Dance Elite, TC School of Music, Hickelstock, choral groups and bhangra dancing!
  • 12:30-5:00 pm: a variety of free children’s activity zone! Face painting, creative station, horsey bouncers, bouncy castle and more!
  • 12:30-5:00 pm: “Community Marketplace” – explore a variety of artisan vendors and community and cultural displays!
  • Noon to dusk – an impressive lineup of food vendors: Asian Fusion, Indian Food, Ice Cream, Smokies, Cotton Candy and more!
  • 3:00-6:00 pm – Salmon Barbecue – Port Coquitlam Firefighters continue the annual tradition of serving up a complete salmon dinner for $10. The popular barbecue is usually a sell-out. All proceeds go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Hamburgers and hotdogs will also be available!
  • 5:30-10 pm – Evening Entertainment  live music before the fireworks! Don’t forget to bring a blanket!


No matter where you choose to celebrate this Canada Day, it’s awesome that we can all call this great country Home. I’m so proud to be a Canadian, a Vancouverite, and a Port Moody resident! Hope you all have a happy, fun and safe Canada Day this year!




Refreshing Summer Treats

Prosecco + Peach Popsicles 

I found TONS of different variations of this recipe online, I tried a few different recipes and found one I like best! I’m not one for really really sweet drinks so I only added one ounce of simple syrup. I also opted for a very dry prosecco, so just adjust the recipe depending on whether you like sweet or dry drinks!

What you need – 

  • Popsicle molds (a thicker more “standard” mold works best if you want to take great Instagram photos of your creation!)
  • Bottle of Prosecco – you can choose a sweeter or more dry brand depending on your taste preference
  • Simple syrup (you can make this easily at home OR buy a pre-made syrup from wal-mart)
  • 1 fresh peach
  • Large mixing bowl + wooden spoon + ladle

What you do – 

  • Slice your peaches and set aside
  • Pour champagne into a large bowl
  • Add simple syrup to your prosecco (1 or 2 pumps if using a pre-made brand. 1 ounce if you made it yourself. Taste test and add more if necessary!)
  • Whisk with a fork to make sure it’s thoroughly mixed together.
  • With a ladle, pour contents into your popsicle mold
  • Add 1 or two peach slices per mold & freeze for 4 hours or until frozen thoroughly!
  • *keep in mind* THESE ARE NOT KID-FRIENDLY! You will have about 1 oz of alcohol per-pop!

    ENJOY ♡

Strawberry Cucumber Iced Tea 

This one is my personal recipe & my absolute favourite thing to make in the Summer! It’s so refreshing & light and makes a great addition to any summer BBQ!


What you need – 

  • Mudler
  • 9 Strawberries, diced
  • 1 Cucumber, diced
  • Simple Syrup
  • Orange Pekoe tea

What you do – 

  1. Brew a pot of orange pekoe tea, or boil a pot of water and add 4 tea bags
  2. Add simple syrup (according to your sweetness preference)
  3. Pour tea into a pitcher & cool for about two hours
  4. Muddle the strawberries and cucumbers together in a glass.
  5. Once your iced tea is fully chilled, add a spoon full of your muddled strawberries and cucumbers in the glass you’re going to serve it in
  6. Pour the chilled iced tea on top (This will create that beautiful ombre effect!)
  7. Garnish with lemon

    Enjoy! ♡

Creamy Raspberry Popsicle

These popsicles are so CREAMY & DREAMY. You can substitute any berries or fruit so get creative! You can also sub the vanilla greek yogurt for whatever flavour you prefer!

What you need – 

  • 12 oz fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Popsicle molds
  • 3 cups vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar separate from the 2 tablespoons (this is optional, depending how sweet you want them)

What you do –

  1. In a small cup, add the raspberries & 2 tablespoons of sugar and set aside
  2. In a different bowl, combine the greek yogurt + heavy cream & the optional 1/4 cup of sugar
  3. Whisk the mixture until your sugar is thoroughly dissolved
  4. Mix your raspberry mix into your yogurt mixture
  5. using a spatula, gently fold the raspberries in (if you want that marbled look, don’t mix too much)
  6. Pour your mixture into your popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 4 hours!

    Enjoy! ♡

6 Summer DIY Projects to Try this Season!

  1. Use a funnel or Water pot and fresh flowers to create this beautiful door hanger!

    1. Drill a hole through the back side of the funnel or water pot.
    2. use wire to create a loop and hang one side of the funnel or pot to your door!
  2. Use nail polish to create beautiful water colored mugs!

    1. Use only 5 – 6 drops of polish per mug & simply dip your white mug into the water!
    2. You can find cute and inexpensive white mugs at Dollar tree or Dollarama!
  3. Use fabric paint and water to transform white pillows into dreamy pastel watercolors!

    1. Find a white pillow that has a removable pillow case. Soak the pillowcase in warm water
    2. Using a fabric dye, mix equal parts dye with water. (RIT dye works great, you can find it at Wal-mart or Amazon!)
    3. Remove your pillowcase from the water & ring it out. The more water you keep soaked in the lighter your design will be
    4.  Using a sponge brush, paint your pillowcase with as many or as little colors as you want!
    5. Cover the pillowcase completely with plastic wrap. Microwave for 30 seconds (watching carefully the plastic wrap doesn’t begin to melt). Flip over and microwave for 30 more seconds
    6. rinse the pillowcase in cold water when removed from the microwave, and machine wash cold & air it out to dry. And you’re done!
  4. Use a plain wreath & faux flowers to create a beautiful Summer Wreath for your door!

    1. Find a plain 18′ wreath (you can find these at Michaels or Wal-mart)
    2. Using faux flowers & faux leaves, decorate the wreath how you like! Decide whether you’d like an off-side focal point like this one, or a fully flowered wreath!
    3. Using a hot glue gun, glue your flowers and leaves on however you like!
  5. Use faux leaves & fabric pens to create cute name cards for Summer BBQ’s!

    1. You can find faux leaves and fabric pens at Michaels or Wal-mart
    2. For an added touch, glue the leaves to the back of a plastic plate to create a cute impression!
  6. Make your own Jumbo Chalk!

    1. You will need:
      1. Toilet paper tubes
      2. Duct tape
      3. Wax paper
      4. Plastic container for mixing
      5. 1/2 cup Water
      6. 1/2 cup Plaster of Paris
      7. 2-3 tablespoons finger paint
    2. You can find Plaster of Paris at Wal-mart, but do not put any access down your drain! It will harden in your pipes! Use plastic containers for mixing that you can dispose of after so you don’t need to rinse any containers.
    3. Duct-tape one end of your toilet paper tubes
    4. Cut a strip of wax paper & place inside of the toilet paper tube (so the chalk, once hardened, can slip out easily)
    5. For each color of chalk you’re making, fill a container with your water & an entire container of finger paint.
    6. Stir in the Plaster of Paris & mix well. tap the tube on the sides and tap on the table to get out all the air bubbles.
    7. Place the finished tubes aside and let sit for about an hour or until hard!


Car-Free Day on St. Johns Street

2017’s inaugural Car-Free Day was a fantastic, fun, family-friendly event, and it is back this year! Enjoy a range of activities, games and displays from local artisans, businesses and non-profit groups as St. Johns Street goes car-free for the day.

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City-hosted Hikes in Coquitlam

The City of Coquitlam is hosting two hikes this month to help you explore the beautiful landscapes to be found locally. Both hikes are open to anyone over the age of 12, although anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Family Fun at the Port Moody Community Fair

The first ever Port Moody Community Fair will be held this summer and aims to help residents connect with each other as well as local services and organisations. Put on by the City of Port Moody, the event will feature lots of fun, free activities to entertain attendees of all ages.

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