What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Fishing Derby, PechaKucha Night + More!

PechaKucha Night Coquitlam

It’s all about getting ready for the summer this week in the Tri-Cities: opening day at the Poco Farmer’s Market, gardening and outdoor workshops, a fishing derby plus tons of other great events and activities both indoors and out!

What: Port Coquitlam Farmers Market – Opening Day
When: Thursday, May 26 at 4:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Celebration Day, Opening Day at the Market, 4pm  ceremonies, dignitaries and CAKE! The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 3 to 7 pm from May 26 to September 15 in Leigh Square.  Along with wonderful fresh vegetables, fruit, baking and crafts there will be interesting and exciting events/themes every week.  There is always something for the children to do and market music to enjoy with coffee and exotic teas.
More info: 604.927.8400

What: Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door
When: Thursday, May 26 from 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: Organization experts Heather Knittel and Susan Borax are the authors of Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door, which identifies the top 100 house-cluttering culprits most deserving of eviction, and how to send them packing.  They will show you how to surrender your CRUD (completely ridiculous unworthy debris) and save your home, your marriage, and your sanity! Registration is required for this free program
More info: 604.937.4155

What: Jelly Bean Dance
When: Friday, May 27 from 6:15-9:15pm
Where: Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex [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!  Tickets are available at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre or the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex the Sunday prior to the dance!
More info: 604.927.7946

What: Unplugged at the Crossroads Coffeehouse
When: Friday, May 27 at 7:00pm
Where: The Gathering Place [map]
The skinny: Double Bill! Mersey-Dixon Line Steppers and Coastal Sound Youth Choir – musical miscegenation at its quirky best – followed immediately by the best intimate choir experience ever! It’s like you are in this fabulous choir. The Line Steppers at 7:45pm and the choir at 9pm.
More info: info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

What: Making Moss Baskets
When: Saturday, May 28 from 9:00-10:30am
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Get ready for the spring/summer season! Candyse from Garden Works will be on site at the Garden to teach how to create a beautiful, moss hanging basket that will be bloom all summer long! This is a hands on class, come prepared to get your hands dirty! Limited class size, please register early to avoid disappointment!
More info: 604.927.6929

What: Neighbourhood Swap Meet at Glen Pine Pavilion
When: Saturday, May 28 from 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Glen Pine Pavilion [map]
The skinny: One person’s junk is another person’s treasure. Load up the trunk of your car or your pick-up truck with items you no longer need and drive down to Glen Pine Pavilion. Drop off your goods at the community center and park at Coquitlam City Hall parking lot off of Burlington Drive. Tables are assigned to sellers at time of registration. To register call Glen Pine Pavilion.
More info: 604.927.6940

What: Bugs, Snails and Spider Trails
When: Saturday, May 28 from 10:00-11:30am
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park [map]
The skinny: Explore the world of insects, spiders and other creepy-crawlies. Join a bug hunt, follow a snail and count spider legs. Join your child in a fun, hands-on introduction to invertebrates.
More info: 604.927.4386

What: 3rd Annual “Bands in the Park”
When: Saturday, May 28 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: The 3rd annual “Bands in the Park” event features Secondary and Middle School Concert Bands from across School District 43. Involving hundreds of young musicians, this wonderful, free event is organized by the Coquitlam Music Teachers’ Association to help promote music education. Feel free to bring a lawn chair, have a picnic, and come listen to some great band music!
More info: rfaoro@sd43.bc.ca

What: Macro Photography
When: Saturday, May 28 from 12:00-3:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Jim Hayes from the Port Moody Photography Club will be joining us at the Inspiration Garden for this hands-on class. Explore the Garden through your camera lens! Jim will cover some photography basics, photo composition, and will touch on macro photography. Limited class size, please register early to secure your spot! Participants are asked to be already familiar with the basics of their camera and to bring a tripod with them.
More info: 604.927.6929

What: Best of BC Wines Uncorked
When: Saturday, May 28 from 7:00-9:30pm
Where: Port Moody City Hall Galleria [map]
The skinny: The Best of BC Wines Uncorked, is a semi-annual wine tasting event that showcases new and current releases from top BC wineries and raises funds for the Port Moody Arts Centre. Over 35 of the best BC wineries are participating as well as local businesses and volunteers.
More info: info@bcuncorked.ca

What: Ecstatic Waters
When: Saturday, May 28 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Elated. Euphoric. Rhapsodic. Let the music wash over you in this liquid celebration of sound. Steven Bryant’s groundbreaking work for winds and electronics will anchor a programme of watery works. PSWE will be led by guest conductor, Dr. Robert Taylor.
More info: 604.927.6550

What: Craig Ferguson
When: Saturday, May 28 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses stage, film and television. After several stints on the English comedy circuit, Ferguson brought his act to the US in 1995 to star with Marie Osmond and Betty White on the short-lived ABC sitcom, Maybe This Time. After the show ended, the network decided to add the talented Scotsman to The Drew Carey Show where he joined the cast in 1996 playing the role of “Nigel Wick” for eight seasons.
More info: 855.985.5000

What: Como Lake Fishing Derby
When: Sunday, May 29 from 7:00am-12:00pm
Where: Como Lake Park [map]
The skinny: The Como lake Fishing Derby is free to participate in and open to all Children under the age of sixteen. Hundreds of prizes are awarded each year for all sorts of catches, from the largest fish to the smallest fish or for the strangest catch of the day. The fishing derby attracts hundreds of Children each year and as the children are fishing the parents can enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast cooked by the Coquitlam Kinsman Club.
More info: 604.473.1616

What: First Annual Show and Shine
When: Sunday, May 29 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Frog & Nightgown Pub [map]
The skinny: Come out for the first annual car show – see hot rods, custom pickups, restored trucks and cars, muscle cars and more! First 50 vehicles registered receive a commemorative dash plaque and t-shirt.
More info: 604.464.1949

What: Landscape Health
When: Sunday, May 29 from 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Catherine Dale will be at the Inspiration Garden to share how to best improve your lawn and garden organically!
More info: 604.927.6929

What: Showtime 2011 – Stage 1 Dance
When: Monday, May 30-31 at 6:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Come support the enthusiastic, outstanding and hardworking students of Stage 1 Dance Centre at Showtime 2011! Stage 1 believes in giving the best possible foundation in dance and in developing each student’s potential to help them go forward in life with confidence and the sense of self discipline required to achieve success in today’s world.
More info: 604.468.9403

What: Elaine Allison Public Seminar
When: Tuesday, May 31 from 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Poco Inn & Suites [map]
The skinny: If you have to train others, you are finding error rates are high, have to promote a product/service or new message – or even if you find it difficult to maintain attention from the front of the room, then this program is for you.
More info: 604.723.7774

What: Zero Mile Diet Series: Planning Your Winter Harvest
When: Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Plan now to have your greens & other veggies in the middle of December! Don Bruchet from West Coast Seeds will be rejoining us to share with us how with a little foresight and planning you can successfully grow even in winter time! Don will bringing the West Coast catalogue, the Winter Planting Chart and probably some other ‘goodies’. Register early as this class will fill up fast!
More info: 604.927.6929

What: PechaKucha Night Coquitlam Vol #3
When: Tuesday, May 31 from 7:00-9:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Presented by ArtsConnect, a networking and performance
event: an evening of sharing inspiration and ideas from creative minds in a variety of disciplines. Local presenters each show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, while telling stories of their adventures – in the arts and beyond.
More info: 604.931.8255

What: Tri-Cities Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament
When: Wednesday, June 1 at 9:30am
Where: Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club [map]
The skinny: This year’s annual golf tournament promises to be like no other as we celebrate the 40th birthday of the Tri-Cities Chamber. You won’t want to miss a great day of golf followed by birthday festivities like no other. As always, a fantastic opportunity for golfers of all skills and levels to meet up with other members of the Tri-Cities business community and beyond.
More info: 604.464.2716

Have a great week!


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