Olympic Week in the Tri-Cities

It’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for the weekly rundown of events here in the V3H. Things are a little quieter this week, because the big action is happening downtown as the Olympic Winter Games are in full swing. However, there are still some fun options to choose from right here in our backyard, so read on!

Shirley Valentine‘s local run started on February 16, and it continues until Saturday, February 20 at Evergeen Cultural Centre [map]. Ellie King sparkles in the role she was born to play. She will keep you spellbound as she brings you Shirley’s life, loves, hopes and dreams in a hilarious and often moving way, all while actually cooking dinner. For more information, or to buy tickets, call 604.927.6555.

On Wednesday, February 17th from 2-4pm there will be a Heritage Tea at Mackin House in Coquitlam [map]. Tea and dainties will be served in the 1910 parlour, provided by the ever-fabulous Tealicious Tea Company. Admission is $5 and registration is required. For more information or to register call 604.516.6151 or email info@coquitlamheritage.ca.

Mackin House Museum’s Historical Book Club is meeting on Friday, February 19th at 2pm in the Mackin House Parlour [map]. The club is reading Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden. There is no charge for the Book Club and the organizers are working with the Coquitlam Public Library to ensure that everyone has a copy of the book. There is still room in the group, so if you would like to take part please call Jill Cook at 604.516.6151 or email jcook@coquitlamheritage.ca. Happy Reading!

Coquitlam’s Inspiration Garden is looking for new volunteers. They will be holding a free orientation session on Friday, February 19 from 2:30-4:30pm at Pinetree Community Centre [map]. The demonstration garden is looking for novice and expert gardeners alike who would be interested in volunteering. Members of the volunteer team contribute in many ways, including Garden hosting, planning and assisting workshops, demonstrations and special events. For more information call 604.927.6929 or email garden@coquitlam.ca. To register for the orientation session call 604.927.4386.

To celebrate Heritage Week there will be Antique Appraisals on Sunday, February 21 from 1-3pm at Port Moody Station Museum [map]. Well known local appraisers Al Bowen of Bowen and Associates Appraisers and Ray Stonehouse of Great Canadian Collectables will be available to appraise your items. This year’s focus is on sports and recreation artifacts and memorabilia. The cost is $15 for two items and advance registration required. For more information, or to register, call 604.939.1648 or email pmmuseum@telus.net.

Place des Arts presents another Family Day on Sunday, February 21 from 1:30-3:30pm [map]. Take a tour of two fascinating touring exhibitions and then participate in fun, interactive art activities including cartooning with Place des Arts teacher Kenten Bowick and voice-over for cartoons with actor Michael Fera. This event is all about getting engaged with art, instead of being intimidated by it. Admission is $20 for a family of 4, or $5 per person. You can read about the great time our family enjoyed at Family Day back in October. For more information call 604.664.1636 or email info@placedesarts.ca.

Have a great week!

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