Spooky Weekend


We are taking a break from candidate interviews today to look ahead to the weekend. Come back on Thursday and Friday to hear from the Conservative and Liberal candidates in New Westminster-Coquitlam.

Halloween weekend is coming up here in the V3H, and there are plenty of fun and spooky events to choose from.

The City of Coquitlam is holding Tree Planting on Scott Creek on Wednesday October 28 and Thursday October 29 from 10am-2pm. The city will be planting 1500 trees and shrubs over 2 days to restore native habitat to a landscape that has been overwhelmed by invasive plants, and they need help. Volunteers will meet in the church parking lot at 2950 Dewdney Trunk Rd [map]. Tree planting has a positive impact on climate change as trees remove greenhouse gases from the air. To RSVP, or for more information, call 604.927.6913 or email dslocum@coquitlam.ca.

The Coquitlam Public Library presents Family Fun Night at the Mall on Wednesday, October 28 from 6-8pm. The free, drop-in event caters to children aged 3 to 10 and their parents. Join Tri-City Librarians at Coquitlam Centre Mall [map] to imagine, play and learn through stories, songs, arts and more! Meet on the mall’s lower level in front of London Drugs and the Toy Jungle. For more information, please call 604.464.1414.

Theatrix Youth Theatre is presenting the Rocky Horror Show from Wednesday October 28 to Saturday October 31 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]. All performances start at 8pm, and this show is for mature audiences only. What more can you ask for this Halloween than a classic show in a 25th Anniversary revival? Complete with sass from the audience, this deliberately kitschy rock’n’ roll, sci-fi gothic is more fun than ever! There are even audience participation packs available in the lobby. To buy tickets, or for more information call 604.927.6555 or email info@evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

The Terry Fox Library is presenting a Halloween Storytime for all ages on Friday, October 30 from 10:15-10:45am [map]. Come and celebrate Halloween with fun stories and songs about pumpkins, black cats and ghosts. Children are invited to come in costume for a parade around the library. This is a drop-in program, no registration is required. For more information call 604.927.7999.

The Terry Fox Library is also presenting Lights Out: A Night at the Library! on Friday, October 30 from 5:30-7pm [map]. Kids aged 10-13 are invited to crack codes, discover ancient wonders, and solve mysteries. You will follow a trail of clues to unveil the hidden secrets of the library after it’s closed. There will be snacks and prizes, too. For more information, or to reserve a space, call 604-927-7999.

Preschoolers will enjoy the Haunted Howlawe’en on Friday October 30 from 5:30-8pm at the Poirier Community Centre [map]. Be prepared for creepy arts and crafts, swimming, spooky activities and a ghoulicious dinner (hotdogs and drink). Swimming at Chimo Pool from 6:30 – 8:00 is included in the fee. For more information call 604.927.4386 or email jbradley@coquitlam.ca.

Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 are invited to the Jelly Bean Dance on Friday October 30 from 6:15-9:15pm at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre in Port Coquitlam [map]. There will be door prizes, carnival games, professional DJ and supervision. Tickets are available at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre or the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex the Sunday prior to the dance. For more information call 604.927.7946 or email kulhanekj@portcoquitlam.ca.

The Port Moody Station Museum will be holding Halloween at the BOOO-seum! on Saturday October 31 from 11am-3pm [map]. There will be a haunted train, scary crafts and lots of tricks and treats! For more information call 604.939.1648.

UPDATE: There will be no Boo-seum this year, but the Port Moody Station Museum will be handing out candy for trick or treaters from Noon to 4pm on Friday or Saturday.

Get into the Halloween spirit at Place des Arts with Mr. I’s Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories on Saturday October 31 from 3-4pm [map]. Local teacher and children’s entertainer Yurgen Ilaender will lead Halloween fun for children ages 2 and up. Mr.I’s annual Halloween concert will enchant youngsters and their parents. Costumes are welcome, and audience participation is encouraged. For more information, or to register, call 604.664.1636.

You will have a chance to support local artists and do some early holiday shopping at the Port Moody Craft Fair on Sunday November 1. The fair runs from 10am-2pm at 2620 St. George Street in Port Moody [map]. There will be kids wear, greetings cards, crocheted wear, jewelry, artwork, baby food, and more. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the SHARE food bank.

The 3rd Annual Catch the Rhythm Concert is running on Sunday November 1 from 2-4pm at the Inlet Theatre [map]. This fundraiser for the Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary features Master of Ceremonies Christopher Gaze, along with performances by the Port Moody Community Concert Band, Port Moody Community String Orchestra, BC Girls Choir and more. To purchase tickets call the box office at 604.931.2008.

Renowned performer Susan Aglukark takes to the stage at the Evergreen Cultural Centre to present ‘Arctic Rose’ on Sunday November 1 at 8pm [map]. Susan is known as the Artist with a conscience, who considers live performing to be her true passion and priority. The emotional depth and honesty of her lyrics; her pure, clear voice and themes of hope, spirit and encouragement have captivated and inspired listeners. Aglukark, a multiple Juno winner, Aboriginal Achievement Award winner in Arts & Entertainment, and Order of Canada recipient will perform a mix of songs from her impressive repertoire. To buy tickets, or for more information call 604.927.6555 or email info@evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

Have some fun, do some trick-or-treating, and enjoy this weekend in the V3H!

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