2022 NEWS!! 

31 DEC 2022:       * N E I G H B O U R H O O D  *  S A F E T Y  *  A L E R T  *

Last night there were an intruder in the backyard of a Glenayre home backing on to Glenayre Drive. When confronted by the homeonwer, who was letting her dog out and found the man on her back deck, he said he was looking for water. She told him to leave and she called police. He appears to have been staying in the resident's trailer. Police said that he was well-known to them and advised that he has substance use issues. 

Intruder description: Caucasian, late thirties, 6 feet tall, thinning blonde hair with receeding hairline.  

Please remember to contact the police to report any suspicious activity you may see: 

Please see Port Moody Police Crime Prevention Strategies for tips to help lower crime in your area and create a safer community.

Contact the GCA Executive at GCA.contact@gmail.com  of any occurance so we can get the information out to our community ASAP.


Before we turn the page on 2022, the GCA Executive would like to thank everyone again for the overwhelming support last year.  If we can maintain the same level of support in 2023 we should be in good shape financially moving forward.   The Easter Egg Hunt and Fireworks were brought back last year, and each event was a success.  We had a new craft sale which was well received, we intend to hold this again in with some improvements based on the feedback we received, it should be even batter than the inaugural event.  We introduced our own Glenayre swag and we sold over 50 shirts. For those of you who missed out and want to show your Glenayre pride, you will get another chance to but a shirt and possibly some other Glenayre branded items at the 2023 Craft Sale.

Your Executive has ambitious plans in store for 2023.  Thanks to a group of volunteers who have stepped up, we will be bringing back the Summer Picnic in early July.  Back by popular demand we will also be reintroducing our Childrens Christmas Craft Fair in December.  Our new executive Darcy is going to spear head the development of our social media platforms and get our Facebook page activated.

With your support we hope to build on the success we had with our business partners at the Port Moody Liquor Store, Me-N-eds Pizza, Mulino Foods and Tru-Earth.  We would also like to congratulate Tru-Earth for their Golden Spike Business award last year.  We welcome your suggestion about new business partners we can work with in 2023, please let us know at GCA.contact@gmail.com


Are there other activities you think the executive should look to add in 2023 such as Card Night, an introduction to Pickle Ball?  Do you have any recommendations for things we can do to improve our current events?  How about things we should be speaking to the City about adding to our neighbourhood such as an off leash area, or other amenities?  What about things in need of repair?  

Amongst other things, we met with the City of PM staff to discuss the drainage problem outside the community centre adjacent to the patio and the possibility of expanding the patio area to make it more useful.  The city staff is very receptive and helpful so let us know your concerns or ideas at GCA.contact@gmail.com  

For a quicker response, if you see maintenance or safety issues in Glenayre parks you can bring the to the attention of the City Parks Department (i.e., graffiti, overflowing garbage cans, damage to sports courts, hazards) by calling 604-469-4574. For general maintenance items you can e-mail operations@portmoody.ca  You can also go to www.portmoody.ca/en/city-hall/who-to-call-at-city-hall.aspx# for a complete list of “who to call” at City Hall.


If you’d like to speak to Mayor Lahti in person, just go down to City Hall (100 Newport Drive) on a Wednesday between 10am and 2pm, no appointment required. On Open Door Wednesdays, the Mayor invites you to drop in for a meeting to share your thoughts or ask a question. 


If you have not done so, please sign up for our mailing list.  You will receive our monthly electronic newsletter and notifications about topics that come in between newsletter distribitions or could not fit into newsletter due to limited space. We also share alerts about criminal activities or other of important time-sensitive information; we do not send notifications very often and when we do, they will be relevant to our community.  You can “opt out” any time but we will not give you a reason to.  Sign up by contacting us a GCA.contact@gmail.com with your name, your preferred e-mail and your civic mailing address. 

19 Dec 2022: The Christmas Lights of Glenayre 2022

It was a festive neighbourhood walkabout to see the homes decorated for the holidays! The participation and effort by all was impressive with many creative displays. The GCA Executive had a final list of 11 homes to choose from - here are the final results of our Christmas Light judging that you can check out over the holidays:

NEIGHBOUR ALERT: Colder Weather Expected!

We will have a colder than usual winter this year with above average snow fall - as good neighbours:

If you need help clearing snow on your property, please let us know at GCA.contact@gmail.com and we get you in touch with a volunteer to help shovel snow for you.

21 NOV 2022 - Food Drive on Saturday, November 26 starting at 9:30 AM

Please consider donating non-perishable items in a visible place at your home - just attach this flyer or create your own label that says FOOD DRIVE - volunteers with Royal Lepage will come by to pick up your items. 

UPDATE: The Executive would like to congratulate Shaw Baker Realtors for their efforts to support the Port Moody Food Bank.  With your support, they collected over 850 lbs of food and household items. This was especially appreciated this year as the number of families in our area who have registered for assistance has doubled.


Congratuations to the Gough Family! Your efforts and creativity were outstanding and rewarded with full bragging rights and a $50 cash prize! Honorable mention to 902 Dundonald Drive and 943 Dundonald Drive. Our thanks to everyone who participated in decorating their homes this year and showing why Glenayre is such a great community!


Your GCA Executive is very happy to announce that the annual Halloween Fireworks display will take place on Halloween night October 31, 2022, at the school at 8:00 PM, as confirmed by the Port Moody Fire Department!!!  After a two-year absence we are excited to bring this tradition back for our community to enjoy. There will be a GCA donation table available in the main firework viewing area for those viewers from outside our neighbourhood to make a contribution, if they choose, to our Fireworks show.

Due to new safety regulations when using commercial grade fireworks, there will be no viewing of fireworks from the south end of the school grounds - please see this Glenayre School Yard FIREWORKS Map that lays out the safety perimeter/geographic boundaries that are off-limits to the public.

NOTE: The fireworks will be lower in the sky this year so for optimal viewing, please come to the school yard main viewing area on Glencoe by 8 PM.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: we are asking for adult volunteers for security and for grads to help with clean up for volunteer credits. If you are able to help out, you will need to bring a rake and a miner’s lamp/head lamp.  If you are able to help out, please CONTACT US before the event so we can ensure we have adequate resources.


This is a reminder that the Executive will doing the judging on Saturday, October 29 evening for our First Annual Halloween decoration contest.  In addition to bragging rights, the winner will recieve a $50.00 cash prize!


Hopefully most of you will receive your GCA Newsletter prior to our annual AGM on Tuesday, November 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM at the Glenayre Community Centre. It would be great to see you all you all at the meeting to learn what the GCA Executive has been up to and share any ideas you may have for events or action items we should consider for next year.  One of the events we plan to reinstate for 2023 is the “Summer Picnic”.  We welcome your ideas of activities we should have and what would be the best time to hold the event so as many residences as possible can participate.   We will have a sign-up sheet for the walking groups. If you cannot make the AGM we always welcome your feedback and suggestions at GCA.contact@gmail.com  NOTE: we will have two openings on the GCA Executive.


One of the original owners in Glenayre recently turned 92 years old.  She said she was surprised when several of her neighbours showed up to mark the occasion.  One neighbour brought cupcakes, another brought a harp and played “Happy Birthday”.  Our original owner reached out to the GCA Executive because she wanted to let everyone know how appreciative she was and how grateful she feels to live in such a nice neighbourhood with such lovely people.  She wanted everyone to know just how special it is to live in Glenayre.  We could not agree more. To the folks on Wallace Wynd: “Good job!”

17 Oct 2022:


HUGE thanks to everyone who contributed to the GCA membership dues this year.  As of September 30, we collected just over $8,000 dollars and we still have a few more to add from October so well done everyone.  Our treasurer Mark will provide an overview of our 2022 fiscal year at the November 3 AGM.


Our first year partnering with the Port Moody Liquor Store was a success.  By shopping with them and letting them know you are from Glenayre, you helped raise just over $1,000.00 Please continue to shop at the Port Moody Liquor Store.  Aside from supporting our neighbourhood and giving back 5% of your purchase to the GCA, they have a great selection, competitive prices and friendly helpful staff.  We really appreciate their support.  (2929 St John's Street, next to 7-11)

In the last year and a half we raised $580.00 from the Me-n-Ed’s Pizza night.  Me-n-Ed’s gives 20% of orders made on the 1st Thursday of each month to the GCA.  Just tell them you are a resident of Glenayre when placing your order.  (1121 Austin Ave. PH: 604.931.2468)

Don’t forget that Mulino Foods gives a 10% discount to GCA members every Monday, not that anyone needs an excuse to buy their tasty, quality food products. (2519 St. Johns)

Is there a business partner you think we should add to our business partners in 2023?  Let us know at GCA.contact@gmail.com


People who ordered the new Glenayre T-shirts can pick them up from 6:30 to 7:00 PM at the Glenayre Community Centre on  Thursday, November 3 prior to the GCA AGM.

06 Oct 2022 - GCA Craft & Second Hand Sale was a SUCCESS!!!

The GCA Executive would like to thank Nadine and Maria for their leadership with organizing our first craft/second hand sale. This event was very well received and the tables SOLD OUT! Our  Glenayre T Shirts sales raised $250 towards our new message boards.  We would also like to thank everyone who was able to bring a donation for the food bank - we collected 8 large bags full of food and household items for people in need - well done, everyone!

Based on positive vendor feedback, this event will likely continue next year.  The GCA Executive will use the suggestions and comments we received to make this  even bigger and better next year.  If you attended the craft/second hand sale and have suggestions,  please share your ideas with us at gca.contact@gmail.com 

15 Sep 2022:


We encourage everyone to get out and vote on October 15th from 8 AM to 8 PM at the Glenayre Community Centre.  There are 2 candidates for Mayor, 14 for City council and 4 candidates for School Trustee.  To learn about your candidates, go to the Port Moody elections web page portmoody.ca/vote to see bios of each candidate and learn more about mail-in ballots and advance polling stations.  

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce invites you to join the candidates at Port Moody Inlet Theatre on Wednesday, September 28th for a meeting in anticipation of the 2022 Municipal election on October 15th. Please come out to hear from your local candidates and ask questions.  Doors open at 6:30pm and no registration is required. This event is open to  all Port Moody residents.


We will have our Annual General Meeting on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3 at 7:30 PM at the Glenayre Community Centre. Chairs will be set-up with social distancing in mind. We have a “director” vacancy on the executive to fill so I urge people to consider getting involved.  It is rewarding to give back to this great neighbourhood.  We hope to see many of you there.


Our neighbours at Suncor in partnership with Fortis and the Hazer Group are in the planning and permitting stage to build an experimental hydrogen plant in the NE corner (east of the Westhill Park soccer field) of their upper terminal facility.  Hydrogen fuel is a very exciting technology which will allow us to move toward a greener future. This new technology is called the “Hazer Process”. For more details, click on EXPERIMENTAL HYDROGEN FUEL PLANT, plus:


Looking for a constructive way to improve the health of our environment? Want to support your own health and be part of a community? Join the Lower Mainland Green Team on Saturday September 10th and Sunday September 11th at BURKE MOUNTAIN in Coquitlam, rain or shine! The Lower Mainland Green Team will be removing invasive plant species from Burke Mountain (exact location HERE) to restore and increase biodiversity in these natural areas! Click HERE for more details!

These activities will help you realize the power YOU have to make a difference and experience the awesome mental and physical health benefits of being out in nature!  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All ages, abilities and experience levels are welcome. Instruction, gloves,tools and refreshments are provided.

21 Aug 2022 -  Help our community by donating to SHARE!

This part of the year is when the Share Food Bank shelves get low and donations dip. It's an opportunity to remember that there are people in need in our community! Each week, SHARE Food Bank serves over 325 Tri-Cities families and individuals. Since spring 2022, the number of users has increased by 18%. When you donate cash, we are able to purchase fresh and healthy food in large quantities at wholesale rates less than what you pay in the grocery store. We can purchase what we need, when we need it, to best support the needs of our community. 

Your donations help - SHARE Family & Community Services DONATIONS LINK 

11 Aug 2022 


Check out are our Back to School Sale  - August 12 to September 5 

with some of our best fundraising bundles of the year!!       https://fundraising.tru.earth/GCA

05 July 2022 - CoPM Official Community Plan Update Community Survey #3

Port Moody 2050 is the City of Port Moody's process to gather public input and draft focused updates to the Official Community Plan, the long-term vision for Port Moody's future. Take Community Survey #3 today! We want to know what you think about land use scenarios for four neighbourhood areas: Moody Centre Transit-Oriented Development Area, Oceanfront District, Murray Street, and Seaview.      UPDATE: survey now closed.

27 June 2022 - Clark Road sidewalks and bus stops

You may have noticed the sidewalks on Clark Road between Glenayre Drive and Chapman Avenue.  are overgrown with bushes and weeds.  The congested sidewalks and high speed of the traffic on Clark Road creates a safety hazard for the kids heading to Banting Middle School every day as well as people waiting at the bus stops and walking through that area.

The GCA Executive reached out to the City of Coquitlam; they were very receptive to this concern and they will be working with the homeowners in that area to clean up their overgrown hedges and weeds. This work is to be completed before the kids head back to school in the fall. Thank you for your patience.


The GCA Executive is seeking neighbourly assistance with the 2022 GCA membership drive and is asking for volunteers to help collect membership contributions on the following streets:

If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Nadine Rowat at rowatn@hotmail.com 

17 June 2022 - Glenayre roads - line painting UPDATE 

Some of the line painting on our roads is looking a little rough after the water main replacement. The City of Port Moody (CoPM) intended to have all the road lines redone when the line painting was completed for the areas affected by the water main replacement. Unfortunately, the CoPM was not informed by the contractor when the painting was to occur and missed the opportunity to have all of the lines redone at the same time. The CoPM Construction Supervisor is going to try to have all the lines refreshed in time for the new school year. Thank you for your patience.

08 June 2022 - Tru Earth “Ocean Plastic-Free Bundle” - only available Jun 8 to 12 !!

In honour of World Oceans Day, Tru Earth created the “Ocean Plastic-Free Bundle” - it includes a variety of their most popular – and most “plastic-eliminating” - products, such as Tru Earth Laundry Detergent Eco-Strips (in three scents), Dryer Balls, Multi-Surface Cleaner Strips, reusable grocery and produce bags, and more! The bundle is live through our fundraising link from today to June 12th, and is only available for a limited time and comes with a great 31% discount off the regular price of assembled items in the bundle. Our fundraiser will also earn 20% profit on every purchase as usual!

07 June 2022 - Bear Essentials

Glenayre has multiple bear sightings around Foress, Garrow and up to Culzean, and in Art Wilkinson Park. Together we can help our community harmoniously share this habitat with bears and be good neighbours to wildlife.  Preventing conflict with bears is a community-wide responsibility and the best way to keep both people and bears safe is to manage attractants. Bird feeders are a known attractant as well as unlocked food waste and garbage.

Please click on these City of Port Moody links for Bear Essentials and 7 tips to keep people and bears safe to learn more about how to avoid attracting bears and what to do if you encounter a bear. Let's be a BEAR SMART community!

If you see a bear in your neighbourhood or park, report it to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277. This maps bear encounters, which is essential in education and enforcement efforts before an animal becomes dependent on human-supplied sources of food.     

Manage wildlife attractants to avoid a $500 fine! 


13 May 2022 - CALLING ALL WALKERS!!!

The GCA Community Engagement Survey asked for your ideas about new events and you expressed interest in a local walking group. Our community members would like to form a walking group for scheduled or impromptu neighbourhood and Burnaby Mountain walks. If you’d like to participate or be involved in leading this group, please CONTACT US to be added to walking group communications. 


Tri-City News - 10 May 2022 - no community garden in Glenayre! 

Art Wilkinson Park Community Garden - UPDATE - 03 Mar 2022 

Tri-City News 29 Jan 2022 

    Art Wilkinson Park Community Garden - UPDATE - 26 Jan 2022 

    Art Wilkinson Park Community Garden - UPDATE - 23 Jan 2022 

    Art Wilkinson Park Community Garden - UPDATE - 15 Jan 2022 

    Art Wilkinson Park Community Garden - UPDATE - 14 Jan 2022:

Despite clear opposition based on the survey results and a recommendation from staff that the City should look elsewhere, the Mayor and Council has voted to proceed with the community garden anyway. We strongly encourage you to contact the mayor and council if you have concerns about this. The GCA Executive has reached out to the mayor to find out why they conducted a survey and then chose to proceed regardless of the concerns from our residents. To be clear, the executive is not opposed to the community garden program, it is the loss of park space which is critical to the health and well being of our youth we feel is unacceptable. Keep an eye on www.myglenayre.ca for further information as this evolves.

Survey results: “Most people (60%) were not in favor of a community garden at Art Wilkinson Park. 31.9% said yes, with 7.6% not sure.”

City of Port Moody provided additional information at https://engage.portmoody.ca/garden

PLEASE share your concern or opinion at with mayor and council at: council@portmoody.ca

    2021 October 21 - Garden Plots

Last spring there was a push from the City of Port Moody to use part of our Art Wilkinson Park for Community Garden plots. After realizing that redevloping park space is not something you rush into without a plan, the City decided to hold off. They are still interested in proceeding and they want to do it right. The City is currently seeking input regading their plan to guage the level of support and interest. Pleas take the time to visit the CoPM website at https://engage.portmoody.ca/garden to learn more about what they are planning. The online community survery closed on October 11, 2021, and so far over 100 response were submitted. You can still provide your feedback via mail by sending your written responses to: Robbie Nall 3250 Murray Street Port Moody, BC   V3H 1X8.


Some residents have received calls from someone claiming to be with FortisBC to ask when people are home so they can do a meter check that requires them to have access to turn the gas valve in the house.  They may be casing your home to check out when you may or may nor be around or to get access into your home to look around.

FortisBC was contacted today by a GCA representative and they confirmed that they do not see such a service request for this area. 

Fraudsters, scammers or companies using high-pressure tactics will sometimes contact you by pretending to be an employee or representative of FortisBC. From suspicious phone calls, texts and phishing emails to social media posts, or even people knocking on your door, we want you to be aware of the types of fraud or scams out there and what you can do to protect yourself and your personal information - please review FortisBC: Protecting yourself from scams and fraud

Your security and privacy are very important to FortisBC. If you receive a suspicious visit, email or sales call, contact FortisBC immediately at 1-888-224-2710 or email fraudprevention@fortisbc.com


Last night there were cars broken into on Weldon Court. We do not have any further details at this time. 

Remember to lock your vehicle and close the windows. Remove everything from sight. Leave nothing in your vehicle to steal. 

We need our residents to be the eyes of our neighbourhood:

ICBC provides information on how to help protect your vehicle by identifying risks and taking away opportunities for thieves: PREVENTING AUTO CRIME 

21 Apr 2022:  Spring is HERE!!! Time to prep our yards & gardens!!

GCA presents Spring Gardening Tips 2022 

Here are some cultivated gardening tips and information about bee keeping.

SOS (Save our Soil)!! 

Although our neighbourhood is not on agricultural land, when you add up all the properties in Glenayre, how we choose to keep our properties collectively can make a difference.  Please take a look at this presentation about a global problem: SOIL DEGRADATION

UPDATE: 2022 Glenayre Scholarship Winner 

Congratulations Michael McQueen! The GCA Executive awards you with this year’s $1,000.00 post-secondary scholarship.  On behalf of your community, we wish you the very best with your future studies. We hope you will enjoy great success. Keep up the good work Michael!

10 Apr 2022:  GCA Scholarship 2022 applications are now open!

Do you live in Glenayre? Are you graduating from high school in the spring of 2022? Do you plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution? The GCA is continuing its scholarship tradition with a competition for $1,000.00 towards post-secondary education. The GCA Scholarship 2022 application process lays out the specific requirements. The application deadline is April 28 at 11:59 PM. Best of luck to all applicants!

09 Apr 2022:

Easter Egg Hunt - IT’S BACK! We are thrilled to announce that we are kicking off the Easter long weekend with our traditional Easter Egg Hunt at Art Wilkinson Park on Friday, April 15 at 10:30 AM. Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the event, bring an Easter basket for holding chocolates, and don’t forget some cash or a cheque to pay your annual dues.

Easter & Mother's Day Fundraiser for GCA - new to the Easter Egg Hunt this year, and just in time for Mother’s Day, we have a nice selection of handmade Bayong Bags for sale in a variety of sizes and styles. These beautiful handbags are crafted by artists from different regions of the Philippines, providing income to underprivileged local artisans. Prices range up to $75 per item, and 20% of your purchase will be credited to the GCA. Payment by cash or cheque accepted. More information at www.a2zfashionzone.com  


The City of Port Moody has a subscribe page for News, Alerts, Events, Council & Committees, Public Engagement and Recreation. You can chose any or all of these topics to get up-to-date information!

02 Apr 2022 - Share your thoughts: Our transportation system, climate change & climate impacts

The City of Port Moody is updating TransPort Moody, the Master Transportation Plan (MTP) in response to new climate targets set in the CoPM Climate Action Plan as well as new provincial greenhouse gas emission mitigation targets. What Big Moves can we make as a community to better adapt our transportation system to climate change and lessen future climate impacts? We invite you to share your thoughts and ideas to help us plan the actions we will take together! Visit the TransPort Moody: Climate Action Update project page at engage.portmoody.ca/mtp to:

An important part of this update is hearing from people with diverse perspectives about their experiences living in Port Moody and your feedback will help inform the drafting of our Big Moves. Visit engage.portmoody.ca today to participate. Thank you for taking the time to engage with our community! 

16 March 2022 - Tru Earth Fundraiser March 17-20, 2022 

GCA has partnered with local company Tru Earth for fundraising.  From March 17th to the 20th, Tru Earth will donate 20% of every order made through our referral link to the GCA: https://fundraising.tru.earth/GCA. Additionally, you can save 15% with the discount code springbreak15 ! If you are interested in their eco-friendly detergent and household supplies, please consider visiting this site!

11 February 2022:

WELCOME!! The GCA Executive would like to welcome two new members: Maria Venida is our new secretary and Mark Florkow as our new treasurer.  Thank you Maria and Mark!  We would also like to thank Jackson who is the new newsletter delivery person for Foress Drive.

Please check out this website's menu bar for the GCA Local Business Fundraising page for some new offers from local businesses that support the GCA with a rebate from any sales.

GCA Community Engagement Survey - the GCA Executive has put together an on-line community engagement survey that takes less than five minutes to complete.  We would like your opinion on several topics!  Rate the current events we offer like the fireworks. Let us know your thoughts on fundraising and association fees like the increase to $25.00.  We would also like your ideas for fun new activities or events you would like to see added to our current festivities. The survey is only open during the month of March so please go to this link to share your feedback: GCA Community Engagement Survey  Results coming later this spring.

Who lives in Glenayre? To better understand our neighbourhood and make sure our events are aligned with our residents, the executive has compiled some basic census data specific to Glenayre: Glenayre Demographics 2021.  Did you ever wonder how many people in Glenayre share your age group, the average household income or household expenditures of our residence? Get to know our neighbourhood even more!

Group Heat Pump Purchase Rebate: our neighbour Derek Wilson is initiating a Green Glenayre program.  If you would like information about the group heat pump group purchase program and other rebates offered through CleanBC, please check out these links to further details about these programs:

If you think one of these programs might be a good fit for you, please call or email Derek at 604-936-7423 or  ildesign43@gmail.com to find out more and join the group. If enough people show interest, Derek will set up a zoom meeting for everyone to discuss next steps.  The group may qualify for $250 - $500 in savings and help reduce your carbon footprint. 

As with any major purchase, the GCA Executive reminds residents to always consider obtaining a second opinion/quote to ensure your specific situation and needs are being met.   


Last night there were 4 car thefts and 7 other cars vandalized in Glenayre. We do not have any further details at this time.  

Please remember to contact the police to report any suspicious activity you may see: call Port Moody Police Non-Emergency at 604-461-3456.

If you witness something in progress or if it just occurred (5-7 minute delay), please call 911

ICBC provides information on how to help protect your vehicle by identifying risks and taking away opportunities for thieves: PREVENTING AUTO CRIME 

Those used masks in your jacket pocket/car door/gym bag/backpack should NOT end up in a recycling cart. 



 #NOPEvember #recycleright #RecycleBC