What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Hairspray, Fishing Weekend + More!

BC Family Fishing Weekend

Well, Game 7 for the Stanley Cup, the game that has been played millions of times in the minds of road hockey players across Canada for generations is actually happening. Just a reminder that the City of Coquitlam is hosting a community viewing party at both the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex located at 633 Poirier Street and Glen Pine Pavilion located on 1200 Glen Pine Court. Doors open at 4:30, game starts at 5pm. For more info, check out the City of Coquitlam website. Everyone stay sane and safe out there tonight, and Bring it Home Boys! Now, on to this week’s events!

What: K&S Dance 20th Anniversary Recital
When: Thursday, June 16-18 at 6:30pm, 12:30pm matinee on Saturday
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Celebrate 20 years of dance with the students and faculty of K&S Dance Productions!
More info: 604.468.9403

What: New & Green Baby Co. Cloth Diaper 101
When: Thursday, June 16 from 7:30-9:00pm
Where: New & Green Baby Co.  [map]
The skinny: New & Green has worked with many parents that are new to cloth diapers. We work with each family to help them successfully reach their goals to be environmental stewards, to be prudent managers of their baby budget and to be mindful of their baby’s health – all by choosing to cloth diaper their child.
More info: customercare@newandgreen.com

What: Broadway Bound presents Hairspray!
When: Thursday, June 16-19 at 7:30pm, 2:00pm matinee Sat. and Sun.
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Performers from Broadway Bound Performing Arts Studio will perform the Broadway musical Hairspray that includes professional costumes and sets.
More info: 604.461.7543

What: Jelly Bean Dance
When: Friday, June 17 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!  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: 12th Annual BC Family Fishing Weekend
When: Saturday, June 18 from 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Lafarge Lake [map]
The skinny: Family Fishing Society of B.C. celebrates Father’s Day with a Family Fishing Day at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre. Free fishing tips and loaner equipment available.
More info: 604.614.9218

What: Community Shredding Event
When: Saturday, June 18 from 9:30am-1:30pm
Where: Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Port Coquitlam residents with piles of paper can securely dispose of them for free at a Community Shredding Event. Bring your business papers, personal and confidential documents to be professionally and securely destroyed for FREE! Limit two recycling bags or boxes per person.
More info: 604.927.5212

What: Sedums & Succulents
When: Saturday, June 18 at 10:00-11:00am
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Learn how to prepare, plant & maintain your sedums & succulents. All supplies included. Participants will create and take home their own containers. Max. 15 ppl.
More info: 604.927.6929

What: Pre-Natal Health Workshop
When: Saturday, June 18 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Port Moody Naturopathic [map]
The skinny: Preparing expecting parents for a healthy pregnancy. Featuring: Dr. Sharon Gurm & Dr. Amanda Svendsen, Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Keven Ehl, Chiropractor. Maria Peebles, Birth Doula. Zuzana Repoval, Blood Analyst & Holistic Nutritionist. Shannon Brundrett, Pre-Natal Yoga. $15/person or $25/couple (proceeds will be donated to Red Cross relief efforts in Japan). Space is limited.
More info: 604.949.0077

What: A Taste of the Ukraine Catering Customer Appreciation
When: Saturday, June 18 from 10:30am-6:00pm
Where: A Taste of the Ukraine [map]
The skinny: There will be a BBQ, food sampling, beverages and those special dads will receive a 10% discount on products in our store… Join us for a fun filled day!
More info: atasteofukraine@live.ca

What: Living Library
When: Saturday, June 18 from 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: This Living Library session will focus on immigrant experiences, and will feature people who have emigrated from around the world, including refugee camps.  Learn about their home countries, their sometimes harrowing journeys to Canada and how they adjusted to an unfamiliar culture.  No registration is required for this free program – just drop in.
More info: 604.937.4141

What: Bridging Generations: Birdhouse Decorating
When: Saturday, June 18 at 1:30pm
Where: Mackin House Museum [map]
The skinny: Come paint and decorate a birdhouse for your backyard. This is a perfect activity for Father’s Day! Birdhouses and decoratives will be supplied. Please call to register in order to take part in this event. Space is limited. Admission is by donation.
More info: 604.516.6151

What: Maillardville Heritage Walking Tour
When: Saturday, June 18 from 1:30-3:00pm
Where: Mackin House Museum [map]
The skinny: Discover the history of Maillardville! Take a guided walking tour and hear the stories behind the historic houses. The guided tour will be bilingual in French and English.  The tour group will meet at Mackin House at 1:30pm and be on its way around Maillardville. Tea and coffee will served in our parlour following the 30-40 minute walk. Tours will be lead rain or shine so please dress for appropriate weather.
More info: info@coquitlamheritage.ca

What: Robert Young: Lacunarian Picturing
When: Saturday, June 18 from 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: The Art Gallery at Evergreen and Simon Fraser University Gallery embark on a joint retrospective of original works by Vancouver painter Robert Young. The exhibition will be split into two concurrent exhibitions each highlighting the artist’s body of work that spans nearly 50 years. Join us at the opening reception where the artist and special guests will be in attendance.
More info: 604.927.6550

What: White Salsa & Latin Party
When: Saturday, June 18 from 7:00pm-12:00am
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Includes complementary Salsa & Merengue dance lesson and Latin dance party until midnight! Delicious Anniversary home made cake!
More info: 604.725.4654

What: Musical Rainbow Recital
When: Sunday, June 19 at 2:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Join Mr. I and his students showcasing their many talents in the Musical Rainbow Recital.
More info: 604.468.9403

What: Best Plants for the Shade
When: Tuesday, June 21 from 7:00-8:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Join us at the Inspiration Garden and learn about the array of fabulous and colorful shade plants that can brighten up even your darkest garden! Max. 20 ppl.
More info: 604.927.6929

What: Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness
When: Wednesday, June 22 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: Speaker Maureen Cassia, from the City of Coquitlam Community Emergency Program will discuss emergency preparedness issues, including what to do during an earthquake, how to assemble emergency supplies, as well as hazards inside and outside your home. This program is in English, with Korean translation
More info: 604.468.6000

What: ArtsConnect ArtistCircle
When: Wednesday, June 22 from 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Bringing creative minds together; artists working in varied genres; join us for a tour of Robert Young Exhibition, discussion/ networking. Potluck lunch.
More info: 604.931.8255


Have a great week!

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