Finishing Off February in the Tri-Cities

While the Olympics wind down in Vancouver, there is still plenty to do right here in the V3H. Read on for my weekly round-up of local events to check out.

Another Family Fun Night at the Mall is happening on Wednesday, February 24 from 6-8pm at Coquitlam Centre [map]. Children aged 3 to 10 and their parents are invited to meet on the lower level in front of London Drugs and the Toy Jungle. Imagine, play and learn about construction through stories, songs, arts and more! No registration is required, and the event is free. For more information, please call 604.464.1414.

On Thursday, February 25th from 7-8pm the Coquitlam Public Library is holding a Chinese New Year Concert at their Poirier branch [map]. The library welcomes the Year of the Tiger with a concert. Members from the Arts Musical Studio will perform traditional Chinese music to welcome the arrival of spring and the Lunar New Year. Seats are limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, please call 604.937.3221.

The always fabulous Jelly Bean Dance is happening again on Friday, February 26 from 6:15-9:15pm at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]. Students in grades 4 through 6 can enjoy a night of fun-filled activities including door prizes, carnival games, a 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 $5, or for $7 at the door. For more information call 604.927.7946 or email

The Tri-Cities Film Challenge Screening will take place on Friday, February 26 from 7-10pm at Inlet Theatre [map]. The night will include a viewing of short films submitted to the Tri-Cities Film Challenge as well as awards for the top three entries. For more information call 778.230.0335 or email

The Crossroads Coffeehouse presents the Don Kellett Review on Friday, February 26 at the Gathering Place in Port Coquitlam [map]. Doors open at 7pm, and open mic starts at 7:30, and the feature performer takes to the stage at 9. Don plays a wide variety of musical styles and over the years he has added mandolin and steel guitar to his arsenal. Don will perform some of his favourites, including some originals. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information email

On Sunday, February 28 at 1:30 pm the Sunday Coffee Concert Series runs at Terry Fox Theatre [map]. This concert is called “From Spain to Vietnam for the Young and Young at Heart”. JouTou and the Khac Chi Ensemble team up for a creative, dynamic and entertaining performance. Traveling from France to Hanoi, Vietnam and from strings and drums to rare bamboo instruments, experience abundant opportunities for musical discovery! Then, after the show stay and meet the performers over coffee courtesy of Tim Hortons. For more information call 604.927.8440 or email

Have a great week!

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