Port Moody Police Department
DATE: July 6, 2017
SUBJECT: Golden Spike Festival / Canada Day 150 Celebration
PORT MOODY – Despite record crowds and the beautiful weather, the July 1st long weekend at Rocky Point Park provided little problems for the Port Moody Police Department.
The Canada 150 celebrations and Trooper playing in Rocky Point Park filled the Golden Spike Festival venue to capacity on the evening of July 1st 2017. With as many as an estimated 29,000 people through the gates throughout Canada Day, the Port Moody Police Department deployed as many as 15 uniformed and plainclothes police officers to the site. Assistance was also provided from Canadian Pacific Railway Police, and a Coquitlam RCMP vessel was deployed in Burrard Inlet. An estimated 41,000 visitors enjoyed the event over the four days.
Very few police files were generated and the crowd was very well behaved. The Port Moody Police only arrested one male for public intoxication.
Chief Constable Dave Fleugel says, “Being new to Port Moody and this being my first Golden Spike Festival, I was thoroughly impressed with the community spirit. My hat is off to the Golden Spike Festival Organizing Committee for hosting such a great event.”
The Port Moody Police would like to extend a word of thanks to the event organizers, volunteers, security personnel, our policing partners and the entire community for making this event a safe, enjoyable celebration for everyone.