Trails, Rivers and Galas


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Things just never slow down here in the V3H. Or, if they do, I haven’t noticed it. Now that everyone’s back from vacation the events just keep coming. So read on for some ideas of things you can do right here in your own backyard this week.

On Thursday, September 24 the Port Coquitlam Fire Department is offering a course in Light Urban Search and Rescue. The class runs from 7 – 9pm at the #1 Fire Hall located at 1725 Broadway Street [map]. Participants will learn what to do if they find themselves in a position in which another person is trapped in a residential home during a disaster. You should dress in old comfortable clothing as the class will be very hands-on. For more details, or to register, call 604.927.5466.

If you have students in grades 6 to 8 in your house, they may be interested in Young Chefs on the Run on Saturday, September 26. The class runs from 3-5pm at the Centennial Activity Centre in Coquitlam [map]. Thanks to sponsorship by Thrifty Foods the class is free, and participants will bring home a recipe book with the things they learn. For more information call 604.927.4386.

If you’re looking for something a little more grown-up the Evening of Caring on Saturday, September 26 might be more up your alley. This gala evening features a plated dinner, entertainment, and auctions, and all proceeds go to benefit the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation. The evening starts at 6pm at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam [map]. For more information call 604.469.3128.

Sunday, September 27 is the Rivers and Trails Festival in Port Coquitlam. It all starts in the morning with the Trail River Run, featuring 1/2 marathon and 10km events. The runs start and finish from Hyde Creek Recreation Centre in Port Coquitlam [map], and then winds along the scenic Traboulay PoCo Trail. During the run dogs, bikes and strollers are prohibited on the trail. For more information, please call 604.927.7946.

In the afternoon, from 12-4pm, the festival kicks into high gear at Peace Park in Port Coquitlam [map]. Activities at this free community event nclude hands-on displays, entertainment, informative nature walks, demonstrations and more! There is also an opportunity to participate in the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition’s Great Ride along the PoCo Trail. The festival is happening in conjunction with BC Rivers Day, and promises fun for the whole family.

On Sunday, September 27 Halifax native Kevin Fox will be taking to the stage at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam at 8pm [map]. Fox is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger/composer and recording artist, and has been dubbed “Canada’s most ubiquitous side-man”. He combines his signature instrument, the cello, with his charismatic voice, to create a musical tapestry of cello-driven folk/pop. You can purchase tickets online, or call 604.927.6555.

Have a great week!

PS – Did you know that today is my husband Jon’s birthday? The fabulous creator of this site is now 33 years old. Happy birthday, Jon!

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