Port Moody’s second annual Car-Free Day celebration set for Sunday, August 19, 2018

 

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The City of Port Moody invites residents and visitors to mark their calendars for Car-Free Day on Sunday, August 19, 2018. This community celebration, filled with local businesses and artisans, delicious food, live music, and activities for all ages, will take place on St. Johns Street, between Douglas and Moody streets, from 12 noon to 7pm. 

“Last year, more than 20,000 people enjoyed Port Moody’s first-ever Car-Free Day, and more than 100 vendors participated,” says Mayor Mike Clay. “This event provides a great opportunity for local business owners and artisans to connect with Port Moody residents and visitors from around the Lower Mainland. I invite members of the public to save the date on their calendar, and encourage local businesses to be a part of this great event by reserving a booth today.” 

Car-Free Day is a community celebration featuring:

  • live music on the Main Stage;
  • great food, available from local restaurants;
  • Brewers Row Beer Garden at Queens Street Plaza;
  • family-friendly activities, like rock climbing, street hockey, face painting, and a bicycle skills and safety zone;
  • roving entertainers and mascots;
  • booths presented by local businesses and artisans; and
  • electric vehicle demonstrations.

Please visit portmoody.ca/carfreeday for more information. Local business owners or operators interested in reserving a booth must fill out an application form online by June 8, 2018. Businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities are invited to email carfree@portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4535. 

Car-free days take place across the country and aim to inspire people to get out of their cars, interact with each other, and explore alternative modes of transportation. 

St. Johns Street, between Douglas and Moody streets, will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 6am to 10pm on August 19, 2018. Commuters are strongly advised to take alternative routes. On-street parking in the area will be extremely limited, so the City asks residents and visitors who will be attending Car-Free Day to consider alternative ways to get to the celebration: walk, bike, or take public transit
 

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