What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Canada Day Celebrations!

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This week we’ve got Canada Day events galore, not just on Canada Day itself but there are many that are a few days long. There is also the The Rollin Colons Charity Golf Tournament, Bowling for Business and a few great performing arts events. Enjoy!

What: Port Coquitlam Farmers Market
When: Thursday, June 28 at 3:00 – 7:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Leigh Square Artisans and Try It, You’ll Like It table – a chance to taste something new. This is a lively afternoon farmers’ market bringing freshly picked vegetables and fruit from nearby farms into the downtown. Delicious sweets and savouries are available from many prepared food vendors. Linger awhile and enjoy the music of local young and not-so-young musicians while you have a light supper from Didi’s Greek Pita (try the chicken souvlaki!) and the best coffee ever from Vango Espresso.
More info: 604.467.7433

What: Bowling for Business
When: Thursday, June 28 from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: The Zone Bowling Centre [map]
The skinny: The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with Zone Bowling Centre for a night of networking, drinks, appetizers, prizes, and most importantly – bowling! Come alone, or sign up with a team of 5. Either way, enjoy this fantastic networking opportunity and have a lot of fun expanding your business network.
More info: 604.464.2716

What: What’s Eating You?
When: Thursday, June 28 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Coquitlam Public Library [map]
The skinny: When people grow plants for food, some of those plants end up being eaten by pests–insects that compete with us for our food crops. The good news is that there are predators that feed on these pests. Biological control provides a sustainable, ecologically-based alternative to the use of chemical pesticides for pest management.
More info: 604.937.4155

What: The King Who Wouldn’t Sing
When: Thursday, June 28- July 1 at 7:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Who we are: The mission of the Young Peoples’ Opera Society is to provide opportunities for children and youth to learn about, participate in and sing Opera at a community level. In addition to providing family entertainment, YPOS teaches the performers classical opera skills, including voice, drama and dance. Productions revolve around family and community, creating inter-generational teamwork.
More info: 604.468.9403

What: The Rollin Colons Charity Golf Tournament
When: Friday, June 29 from 11:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Meadow Gardens Golf Club [map]
The skinny: Come out, play Golf , have Fun and help Uncover a Cure! All Proceeds for BC’s Cancer Foundation supporting the Underwear Aair. THE ROLLIN COLONS CHARITY Golf Tournament Includes: Shot Gun Best Ball Tournament, Golf Cart, Dinner/DJ/Dance following Tournament, Lots of great Games/Auction/Prizes/Rae
More info: 604.465.5474

What: The Passion
When: Friday, June 29 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Roma Gry, international gypsy group, is proud to present The Passion, an annual live music and dance show.
More info: 604.719.7918

What: Canada Day Celebration
When: Saturday, June 30-July 2 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum [map]
The skinny:  Come to the Port Moody Station Museum Canada Day weekend for a variety of family activities relating to the feature exhibit Chinese Legacies. Visitors will enjoy a railway scavenger hunt, spike driving, and lantern making throughout the weekend.  On July 1, the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club will display their G-scale model trains, including working model steam engines.
More info: 604.030.1648

What: Grand Opening of Coast Pacific Wire & Alarms
When: Saturday, June 30-July 1 from 11:00am – 8:00pm
Where: 2803 Murray St [map]
The skinny: Please join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of our newly remodelled showroom in the heart of Port Moody this coming Canada Day Long weekend Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st. We will be opening our doors at 11am each day and they will stay open until everyone leaves (or until the festivities at the park end at 11pm, whichever comes first)
More info: 604.461.1866

What: Golden Spike Days Festival!
When: Saturday, June 30 – July 2 from 11:00am-11:00pm
Where: Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: Come celebrate with us!
More info: 604.931.8852

What: Canada Day
When: Sunday, July 1 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Lafarge Lake [map]
The skinny: Mackin House is once again celebrating Canada Day with the City of Coquitlam at Lafarge Lake! There will be plenty of activities at our tent including: “Lost and Found at Lafarge Lake” community wall activity, flipbook creations to reflect the historic past of storytelling, various historical artifacts on display and much more!
More info: 604.516.6151

What: Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
When: Sunday, July 1 from 12:00 – 11:00pm
Where: Lafarge Lake & Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam [map]
The skinny: Something for all ages including live performances at the Coquitlam Stage, Evergreen Stage & the Water Stage Guests will have fun interacting and exploring the Adventure Village, the Artisan Village, the Community Village and the Cultural Village and will enjoy sampling the “Taste of Coquitlam” and dining on the Lafarge Lake patio. The highlight of the day will be a spectacular “Light up the Night” theatrical experience over the lake at dusk.
More info: 604.927.4436

What: Canada Day
When: Sunday, July 1 from 12:00 – 6:00pm
Where: Castle Park [map]
The skinny: Bring your lawn chair, a picnic and the entire family up to Castle Park for a fun-filled event!
More info: 604.927.7935

What: Canada Day Celebration
When: Sunday, July 1 from 1:00 – 1:30pm
Where: Main Stage at Rocky Point Park [map]
The skinny: Canada turns 145 years old this July 1st. Join Port Moody Mayor and Council for an official ceremony, free cupcakes, refreshments, and live entertainment.
More info: 604.469.4500

What: Swapzone at Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day
When: Sunday, July 1 at 2:00 – 6:00pm
Where: Lafarge Lake [map]
The skinny: Ever wondered what you could do with those perfectly good DVDs and CDs you’re ready to part with? Instead of sending them to the landfill, join in the Movie-Music SwapZone happening at Coquitlam Celebrates Canada Day on July 1 in the Green Village at Lafarge Lake to refresh your media collection and promote reuse at the same time!
More info: 604.927.3500

Have a great week!


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