What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Golden Spike Days Festival, Canada Day + More!


Canada Day Tricities Port Moody Coquitlam Port Coquitlam

This week leads up to tons of events celebrating Canada Day and the Golden Spike Days Festival – everyone have a safe and fun holiday weekend!Â

What: Fundraiser for the Coquitlam Bookmobile
When: Thursday, June 30 from 6:00-9:00pm
Where: The John B Neighbourhood Pub [map]
The skinny: Organized by Mayor Richard Stewart, Councillor Linda Reimer and Owen Coomer, we are hoping to raise money for the Coquitlam Bookmobile. Richard Stewart will be behind the bar from 6-7pm “serving” the community… Here’s your opportunity to meet him one on one.
More info: odog604@gmail.com

What: Pandora’s Box
When: Thursday, June 30 and July 2 at 7:00pm, July 3 at 2:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Pandoras Box – A patiche opera bouffe in the scenes, based on the classic greek myth, written and arranged by Micheal Jacobson, music By Jaques Offenbach, conducted by George Austin.
More info: 604.468.9403

What: Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
When: Friday, July 1, All Day
Where: Throughout Coquitlam
The skinny: Celebrate Canada Day with the City of Coquitlam in this fun-filled day for the whole family. With a focus on multiculturalism, try food from around the world and experience the arts with roving entertainers, theatre, musical entertainment, arts and crafts and interactive activities.
More info: 604.927.6978

What: Port Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
When: Friday, July 1, All Day
Where: Throughout Port Coquitlam
The skinny: July 1st, in Castle Park and Lions Park is a fantastic start with a fishing derby, salmon barbeque, music, and of course a fireworks finale. Free.
More info: 604.927.7935

What: 125th CPR Train Anniversary
When: Friday, July 1-3 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum [map]
The skinny: Commemorate the anniversary of the 1st trans-Canada passenger train.
More info: 604.939.1648

What: The 35th Annual Golden Spike Days Festival
When: Friday, July 1-3 from 12:00-11:00pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: The Golden Spike Days Festival is an annual family festival held around Canada Day in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody, British Columbia. It commemorates the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway to the city and the Confederation of Canada. The festival includes many live musical performances, dancers, parades, comedians, rides, and food shops.
More info: 604.931.8852

What: Kenneth Choi
When: Saturday, July 2 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Kenneth Choi is a multi-faceted award-winning singer-songwriter, radio station DJ, TV host and actor from Hong Kong. He is recognized as one of the few artists gifted with all around talent and the capacity to take on different facets of the entertainment world. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to see him perform live!
More info: 604.331.4488

What: The Golden Spike Days Inlet Run
When: Sunday, July 3 from 8:00am-12:00pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: The Golden Spike Days Inlet Run returns to Port Moody thanks to Port Coquitlam’s Running Room and the collaborative efforts of Golden Spike Days Society volunteers. Those interested in the 5K and 10K run/walk can sign-up online via the Running Room’s website. All participants will receive food, water, and a medal, with proceeds going to the Golden Spike Days Society.
More info: 604.931.8852

What: Dharma Series: The Art of Engaged Living
When: Sunday, July 3 from 7:00-8:15pm
Where: Kula Yoga at Newport [map]
The skinny: Take your understanding and experience of Eastern philosophy to a new depth with our new Dharma Series: The Art of Engaged Living. How do you not only learn and sample great philosophies, but actually apply them to your life?
More info: inquiry@kulayoga.ca

What: Kids on Stage
When: Monday, July 4-8 from 9:00am-3:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Evergreen’s most popular summer camp returns! Building sets, making masks, scriptwriting and just plain having fun while creating a play is the theme of Kids on Stage. Includes a supervised lunch with extra activities.
More info: 604.927.6552

What: Reading Magic! Peter Rooke
When: Monday, July 4 from 3:30-4:15pm
Where: Terry Fox Library [map]
The skinny: Reading is like magic – full of wonder and surprises! That’s the message magician Peter Rooke shares with children of all ages in his 45 minute magic show filled with laughs and lots of audience participation. Tricks involving books and the importance of reading are woven into Peter’s entertaining show. Great fun for the whole family. Free.
More info: 604.859.7141

What: Seminar: Protect Yourself from Investment Fraud, ID Theft and Scams
When: Wednesday, July 6 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Glen Pine Pavilion [map]
The skinny: Come & Join Linda Milanni, Senior Investigator from BC Securities Commission and Simone Lis, Vice-President with the Better Business Bureau for this workshop. Many British Columbians have lost their life savings to risky or dangerous investments. If you encounter a sales pitch that sounds too good to be true – STOP! It’s a red flag that the investment might be a scam. Sometimes the best investment you can make is the one you don’t make.
More info: 604.927.6940

What: Coastal Sound International Choral Festival
When: Wednesday, July 6 from 12:00-2:00pm
Where: Glen Pine Pavilion [map]
The skinny: The foundational theme for the 2011 Coastal Sound International Choral Festival, “Songs of the World”, is the essence of the choral artistry shared in this biennial festival. The power of the songs brings children and youth together from around the globe, and sends them back home with deeper understanding of each other and of how to be better leaders to create a world of harmony.
More info: 604.916.5973

Have a great week!

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