Terry Fox Run, Taste of the Tri-Cities and More

Fall is heating up in the Tri-Cities. Which seems appropriate, since this week we’ll see the season in. If you’re looking for something to do in celebration of autumn’s arrival, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to see what’s cooking here in the V3H!

What: Operation HESTIA
When: Thursday, September 16 – Sunday, September 19
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Take the rare opportunity to hear from Commander Josée Kurtz as she reflects on Canada’s response in Haiti and view a stunning photography exhibit of Operation HESTIA at the exhibition opening on September 16 at 4pm. The vivid images included in the exhibit reveal the immense scope of the operation and the remarkable efforts of the Canadian Forces, and their dedication to the Haitian populations of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and Léogâne. The exhibit continues until September 19. HMCS Halifax transported hundreds of medical personnel, sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen ashore as part of the relief efforts in response to the earthquake in Haiti. Commander Josée Kurtz (Commanding Officer, HMCS Halifax) should know, as she and her crew played a vital role in the relief effort, delivering basic comfort amid fear, destruction and distress.
More info: 604.927.8440 or chuiy@portcoquitlam.ca

What: Bats, Beavers and Other Night Creatures
When: Friday, September 17 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Minnekhada Regional Park [map]
The skinny: Take away memories of night sounds and scents as you walk through shadowy forest and moon lit marshes. On this night walk we’ll listen and look for bats, beavers and owls. Wear clothing suitable to the weather and bring a flashlight. Ages 7+, registration required.
More info: 604.927.4386

What: Extreme MMA 3
When: Friday, September 17 at 8pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: It’s a controversial event, and it’s back in Coquitlam. The Canadian Amateur Combat Sports Council presents The Extreme MMA Canadian Championships. MMA Warriors from all across Canada will do battle in the most extreme of MMA events. The action will be fast and furious. The Extreme MMA Canadian Amateur Championships will have over 20 bouts and 6 weight division champions will be crowned. Must be 19+ with valid government ID to attend.
More info: 280.4444

What: Pilates in the Park
When: Saturday, September 18 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: Bring your own mat and join us for Pilates in the Park! Take part in a class, enjoy free live music by Corbin VanderZalm, and win exciting prizes from our sponsors. The event goes rain or shine. A minimum $15 tax deductable donation is required, and all proceeds benefit the Canadian Cancer Foundation.
More info: 604.469.4556

What: 2nd Annual Douglas College Fall Fair
When: Saturday, September 18 from 11am-3pm
Where: Douglas College – David Lam Campus [map]
The skinny: Hosted by the Douglas College Alumni Association and the Foundation on the Campus Green at David Lam Campus rain or shine. The purpose of the event is to promote Douglas College programs and raise money for student aid; provide a fun, family-oriented event for the Tri-Cities community and showcase the David Lam Campus. As well as Douglas College programs participating we invite external vendors, crafts people and community groups.
More info: mosterty@douglas.bc.ca

What: Mackin House’s 101st Anniversary and 2nd Annual Open House
When: Saturday, September 18 from 12-4pm
Where: Mackin House [map]
The skinny: Come see a tour of the house and the changes that have been made! There will be live entertainment and activities as well as food from Mr. Mikes, who will be BBQing hamburgers, yummy cupcakes supplied by Thrifty’s, and coffee from Starbucks. Bring your family and friends and celebrate with us. See you there!
More info: 604.516.6151 or info@coquitlamheritage.ca

What: Mid-Autumn Festival
When: Saturday, September 18 from 12-4pm
Where: Henderson Place Mall [map]
The skinny: Learn to make other Asian arts and crafts at our different activity workshops! In addition to lantern making, we have invited instructors to give workshops on Chinese knotting and rainbow calligraphy. Many more fun-filled activities are available at the Kids Corner, including balloon twisting and face painting, a bouncy castle, and fun and colourful wiggle cars. The popular Chinese and English riddles game is back so take your shot at guessing the answers. Performances will also be held on stage for your entertainment. Make sure to stop by the vendor booths as well where you will find numerous unique items and gifts.
More info: 604.689.8898 or bcho@henderson-development.com

What: Elks Free Skate
When: Saturday, September 18 from 3:15-4:45pm
Where: Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex [map]
The skinny: Skating enthusiasts can take to the ice for the FREE Elks Skate. Port Coquitlam’s Elks Club sponsors this annual event; admission fees as well as skate and helmet rentals are free of charge.
More info: 604.927.7970 or parksrec@portcoquitlam.ca

What: Terry Fox Hometown Run
When: Sunday, September 19, registration begins at 8am and the run begins at 10am
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: The legacy of Port Coquitlam’s most famous native son lives on in a big way. While there are Terry Fox Runs throughout the Tri-Cities, across Canada and around the world, the main event is happening in PoCo. This year marks the run’s 30th anniversary, and it’s going strong. It’s a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer. There are 2.5km, 6km, and 10km routes. There will be live music at the start/finish area to keep the energy high, and celebration and hope in the air.
More info: 604.418.9177 or dave@dave.ca

What: Bear Essentials
When: Sunday, September 19 from 10am-2pm
Where: Minnekhada Regional Park [map]
The skinny: Understanding bear behaviour helps keep people safe and bears wild. Learn about black bear biology and understand how to avoid conflict on hiking trails and camp sites. Meet at the trail entrance on Quarry Road.
More info: 604.432.6359

What: Ma Murray Day
When: Sunday, September 19 from 1-4pm
Where: Spirit Park [map]
The skinny: Bring your family, friends and neighbours out for some fun and games! The annual Anmore heritage celebration follows the Terry Fox Run, which goes at 12pm. There will be live music, games, sno-cones, popcorn and Tasty BBQ.
More info: 604.469.9877

What: Taste of the Tri-Cities and Spirit of Community Awards
When: Tuesday, September 21 from 5-9pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: The 13th Annual Taste of the Tri-Cities is an event that celebrates the foodie in all of us. There will be samplings from popular local restaurants, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans and others from the culinary world. Local businesses will have exhibits and offer you the inside scoop on what’s happening here in the V3H. And as if that’s not enough, there’s also the Spirit of Community Awards – a ceremony, recognizing and celebrating the participation of the unsung heroes in our community.
More info: info@thetaste.ca

What: No Sex Please, We’re British
When: Tuesday, September 21 – Saturday, September 25
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: One of the best-loved farces of all time, this hilarious play takes you on a roller-coaster ride as you follow the increasingly desperate efforts of a young married couple and their nerdy bank clerk friend to dispose of an unsolicited delivery of “naughty” material.
More info: 604.927.6555

Have a great week!

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