What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Spike Awards, Salmon Come Home + More!

Hoy Scott Watershed Society Salmon Come Home

What: Poco Museum General Meeting
When: Thursday, October 20 at 1:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Updates and reports for members and the public, Bryan Ness – PoCo’s Guardian Angels – Fire Department. In the Community Room at The Gathering Place at Leigh Square.
More info: 604.927.7611

What: NECRA Monthly Meeting
When: Thursday, October 20 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Victoria Hall [map]
The skinny: The North-East Coquitlam Ratepayers’ Association (NECRA) is a local, resident-based community group which looks out for the interests of the populace of the North-East Coquitlam and Burke Mountain areas within the City of Coquitlam. Issues addressed include consultation with and representations to the City of Coquitlam on topics of zoning, development, facilities, programs and operations. NECRA also involves itself with community concerns related to other local activities and actors which may have influence, either positive or negative, on the liveability of the Burke Mountain and surrounding areas.
More info:Â 604.942.6946

What: Spike Business Awards
When: Thursday, October 20 at 7:00pm
Where: Port Moody City Hall [map]
The skinny: The 6th annual Spike Awards are given by the City of Port Moody’s Economic Development Committee, and honour outstanding local businesses in six different categories: Arts in Business, Street Appeal, Customer Service, Environmental, Technology and Innovation and Tourist Destination.
More info:Â 604.469.4521

What: George Canyon
When: Friday, October 21 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: Since 2004, singer-songwriter George Canyon has been making a splash on the country music scene having sold over 250,000 copies of his first album and winning several awards including two Junos.
More info: 855.985.5000

What: Tiny Tots: Goldyhands and the Three Bows
When: Saturday, October 22 at 10:00am and 11:30am
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Sing me a story – A Tiny Tots re-telling of the storybook classic set to the music of Vivaldi! Performed by Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Lucy children’s entertainers.
More info:Â 604.468.9403

What: Mason Bees Seminar
When: Saturday, October 22 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Pasquale Gnocato, a passionate expert on Mason Bees, will be sharing with us about the Blue Orchard Mason Bee, native to BC. He’ll explain & show what they are, how to care for them, and how to attract them to your home garden! Learn what you need to do now for next spring.
More info:Â 604.927.6929

What: Living Library
When: Saturday, October 22 from 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: In this program, Living Books are made available to patrons for one-to-one conversations. Some Living Books are subject experts who are prepared to share their knowledge of extraordinary and fascinating topics; others are people who may be misunderstood or underestimated based on the occupational, racial, religious or lifestyle labels we place upon them. However, all are willing to share their life experiences and coping strategies so that others may be strengthened and encouraged.
More info: 604.937.4140

What:Â Halloween Howl Family Fun Night
When: Saturday, October 22 from 1:00-6:00pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Come dressed in costume and enjoy a howling good time . . . if you dare!!!! Featuring the Spooky Splash from 1-3pm for $1, Carnival Gamesfrom from 3-5pm for $3, Chocolate Extravaganza from 3-6pm for $2 and the Haunted House from 3-6pm for $1. Special Haunted House for ages 9 and up from 5-6pm! Enjoy all of the activities for $6 per person!
More info: 604.927.7946

What: Salmon Come Home
When: Sunday, October 23 from 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery [map]
The skinny: Join us at the Hoy Creek Hatchery to see Coho and Chum salmon returning to their home streams! This popular family event is held rain or shine and will include fishy children’s activities, music, concession, salmon viewing, live salmon demonstrations with Fisheries and Oceans and crafts.
More info:Â 604.927.6536

What: Pruning Techniques and Guidelines
When: Sunday, October 23 from 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Inspiration Garden [map]
The skinny: Kelly Koome, a Master Organic Gardener & Certified Arborist from Green Earth Landscaping, will be at the Inspiration Garden to share some pruning tips & techinques
More info:Â 604.927.6929

What: Marriage can be great, no really! Marriage Seminar
When: Monday, October 24 from 7:00-10:00pm
Where: Denis Boyd & Associates [map]
The skinny: Presented by Denis Boyd, R. Psychologist. Learn to enhance your marriage or future marriage in a fun and relaxed setting. It is never too late (or too early!) to get some practical tips on how to relate more effectively with your spouse. No group sharing required, individuals are also welcome to attend on their own. Topics: Attitude, Peace with the Past, Listening, Dating & Sense of Humour, Forgiveness and more.
More info: 604.931.7211

What:Â ArtsConnect’s Regional Summit
When: Tuesday, October 25 at 8:30am
Where: Vancouver Golf Club [map]
The skinny: If you are passionate about the arts and the contribution it makes to our region this is your opportunity to have your voice heard. Everyone is welcome – members, arts enthusiasts and ArtsConnect supporters of all stripes. If you’re interested in what’s happening in arts and culture here in the Tri-Cities, ArtsConnect would love to hear from you. It’s a great chance to connect with others and exchange ideas.
More info:Â 604.931.8255

What: Cyberbullying: Not Just A School Problem
When: Wednesday, October 26 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Douglas College, Coquitlam campus [map]
The skinny: Cyberbullying: Not just a school problem. Dr. Barry Cartwright, SFU School of Criminology Discussion to follow. Presented by TriCities Joint Family Court Youth Justice Committee.
More info:Â 604.880.1528

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