What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Car Show, Kidney Walk + Tree Tour!


Finnies Garden Riverview Coquitlam

This week in the Tri-Cities has a few diverse events for all of us to enjoy. First up is the recurring ArtistCircle, then we have a fundraiser, a car show, the Kidney Walk and a few other great events in between. Finally, the Riverview Hospital’s Public Tree Tour rounds out this week’s events.

What:Â Coquitlam Centre Family Drive-In Movie Night
When: Wednesday, August 17 8:25pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre Mall, at the H&M/Zellers Parking Lot off Pinetree Way [map]
The skinny:Â Bring the blankets and a little nostalgia, it’s Drive-In Movie Night at the mall. This week the movie is Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
More info:Â coquitlamcentre.com

What:Â ArtsConnect’s Artist Circle
When: Thursday, August 18 from 12:00-1:30pm
Where: Riverview Hospital [map]
The skinny:Â Join us at Finnie’s Garden, at Riverview, for a picnic lunch, as well as discussion and networking. Kids are welcome!
More info:Â 604.931.8255

What: Insects of Forest and Pond
When: Saturday, August 20 at 10:00am
Where: Minnekhada Regional Park [map]
The skinny: Come on a bug hunt to find what hides in the forest. Net aquatic snails, beetles and damselfly naiads. Learn about insects, worms, arachnids and other many-legged invertebrates (animals without backbones).
More info: 604.927.4386

What: Fundraiser at Frog and Nightgown Pub
When: Saturday, August 20 at 6:00pm
Where:Â Frog and Nightgown Pub [map]
The skinny: Fundraiser for Sherry. Tickets are $10 at the bar and gets you a burger and beer. There will be a silent auction.
More info: 604.464.1949

What:Â Dirt! The Movie
When: Saturday, August 20 at 7:30pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Free Outdoor Screening of Dirt! The Movie. It is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book ‘Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth’, Dirt! The Movie takes a humorous and substantial look into the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to. Dirt! The Movie will make you want to get dirty! Please note there’s limited seating, please bring a blanket or a compact lawn chair.
More info:Â 604.927.6929

What:Â Port Coquitlam BIA Car Show
When: Sunday, August 21 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Downtown Port Coquitlam
The skinny:Â Hosted by the Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association, Port Coquitlam’s Downtown Car Show provides visitors an incredible opportunity to see a range of unique, vintage and custom vehicles as over 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles line the downtown streets. Admission is Free.
More info:Â 604.464.1490

What: Tri-Cities Kidney Walk
When: Sunday, August 21 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Lafarge Lake [map]
The skinny: Tri-Cities will be hosting The Kidney Foundation’s 4th annual Kidney Walk to promote organ donation. The Kidney Foundation of Canada is a grass-roots, volunteer-based organization that strives to not only help improve the lives of those with kidney disease, but also works to promote awareness to B.C communities about kidney health through various annual fundraisers and events.
More info:Â kidneywalk@kidney.bc.ca

What: Public Tree Tour at Riverview
When: Sunday, August 21 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Riverview Hospital [map]
The skinny: Come visit this World Class Collection of Trees (Arboretum). Tours last for about 2 hours, depending on weather and walkers preference.
Dress for the weather & make sure to wear, comfy shoes or boots.
Tours go RAIN or SHINE.

More info:Â 604.290.9910

Have a great week!

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