Father’s Day Weekend in the Tri-Cities

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 20. Whether you’re celebrating with Dad or just looking for a little fun, there’s something for you this week in the V3H. Read on to see what’s cooking in our backyard!

What: Coquitlam Watershed and Kwikwetlem Sockeye
When: Wednesday, June 16 – Open House, 6-7pm and Presentations, 7-8pm
Where: Poirier Community Centre [map]
The skinny: Metro Vancouver, Kwikwetlem First Nation, BC Hydro and the Kwikwetlem Salmon Restoration Program (KSRP) are partnering to protect water quality and restore sockeye salmon in the Coquitlam Watershed. They would like to tell you more about what they’re doing, and hear your input.
More info: CorporateRelations@metrovancouver.org or 604.436.6993

What: Giants Leap / À pas de géants
When: Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30pm
Where: Café Kaldi [map]
The skinny: The Société francophone de Maillardville presents Point de vue à Maillardville. They will be showing the documentary Giants Leap / À pas de géants, produced by Florence Debeugny and Lynsey Hamilton. Both producers will attend the event. The documentary will be shown in English with French subtitles.
More info: 604.515.7070

What: Opening Reception for Green Revolution
When: Thursday, June 17 from 6-8pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Take in the Opening Reception for the Green Revolution exhibition at Port Coquitlam’s Leigh Square Community Arts Village.
More info: 604.927.8400 or 604.927.8441

What: One-Act Theatre Festival
When: Thursday, June 17 – Saturday, June 19 at 8pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: SHIFT Performing Arts Society presents its third annual One-Act Play Festival. The society formed in 2008 from the passion and need to create more live performance work in the Tri-Cities. Based in Port Moody, they’re focused on creating high-quality art in the community, with a focus on bringing their audience something they haven’t seen before. The festival presents 10 one-act plays over 3 nights, with a mix of familiar and new works. It’s certain to be unlike anything you’ve seen before.
More info: 604.630.8712

What: Jellybean Dance
When: Friday, June 18 from 6:15-9:15pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Come enjoy a night of fun-filled activities – door prizes, carnival games, professional DJ and supervision for children in Grade 4, 5 or 6!
More info: 604.927.7946 or 604.927.7970 or kulhanekj@portcoquitlam.ca

What: Tim Allen
When: Friday, June 18 at 8pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Long before actor Tim Allen picked up any tools, he was enjoying a successful career as a stand-up comic. In fact, he began working the comedy circuit at night while working during the day at an ad agency in Detroit. Allen remains passionate about doing his stand-up and continues to perform across North America.
More info: 280.4444

What: Boz Scaggs
When: Saturday, June 19 at 8pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs and his band will be heading back on the road in 2010 performing the best known songs of his career … hits that are constantly requested including “Lowdown”, “Lido Shuffle”, “We’re All Alone”, “Breakdown Dead Ahead”, “Jojo”, “Look What You’ve Done To Me”, “Miss Sun” and “Heart Of Mine”.
More info: 280.4444

What: All in Good Fun
When: Saturday, June 19 at 8pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble will take you on a roller-coaster ride of music that will tickle your funny-bone, give you goose-bumps and excite you in ways you never thought possible. Do you know what two bands marching toward each other sounds like? What about the Barber of Seville going to the devil? Come and find out!
More info: 604.927.6555

What: BMN Children’s Backyard walk
When: Sunday, June 20 at 1pm
Where: HEY Building, Riverview Grounds [map]
The skinny: This is a Public Tree Tour run by the Riverview Horticultural Society. Walks are usually led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. We go rain or shine. Dogs on ‘leash’ are also welcome.
More info: 604.290.9910

What: Korean Youth Orchestra
When: Sunday, June 20 at 7:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: This is a free community concert.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Leave Your Mark
When: Tuesday, June 22 from 1-8pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: The Port Coquitlam Community Police Station and Leigh Square Community Arts Village invite local youth and the community to take part in the second phase of the Shaughnessy Street Underpass Mural Project. Bert Monterona, the artist responsible for the first phase of the project will also be completing the second phase with youth and community members. Work created would complement the themes of diversity, unity and peace depicted on the west wall. Youth and community members of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come and leave their positive “mark”.
More info: chuiy@portcoquitlam.ca or 604.927.8440

Have a great week, and Happy Father’s Day!

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