Archives for August 2012

Tri-Cities Parks: Lions Park in Port Coquitlam

Lions Park Port Coquitlam

Our family has lived in the Tri-Cities for over nine years, and it was only a couple of weeks ago that we paid our first visit to Lions Park in Port Coquitlam. We were seriously missing out. The City of Port Coquitlam describes it this way: Lions Park is an oasis just outside downtown Port […]

Links: Garden Award Winners and Coquitlam Apple Store Opening

Port Coquitlam Garden Awards 2012

While the nominees are always really hard to find online for some reason, yesterday the City of Port Coquitlam announced the winners of the Pride of Poco Garden Awards. And here are your winners… 1st Place Front & Back Garden Bruce & Teresa Lees 2nd Place Front & Back Garden Carl & Eurilda Larsen 3rd […]

What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Breastfest 2012, Chamber Networking Event, Friday Night Farmers Market and More!

Vancity Fresh Air Movie Tour Port Moody Lorax

Work or Play? Either way, there’s something for you this weekend. Some highlights of events coming up in the next few days include a free outdoor movie at Rocky Point Park, Friday and Sunday Farmers Markets in Coquitlam and a Chamber Networking event for those who would prefer to stay in “business-mode” on a summer […]

Kids Birthday Party Ideas in the Tri-Cities

Birthday Parties Coquitlam Port Moody Port Coquitlam

Yesterday my son turned four years old. In honour of the occasion, the time seemed ripe to round up some birthday party venues here in the Tri-Cities. We usually opt for a home party in our family, but if you want to avoid all the fuss and muss, there are some great birthday party spots […]

Say ‘Annyeong Haseyo’ to Korea Town

Korea Town Coquitlam Burnaby

While not as clearly defined and ‘official’ as Chinatown in Downtown Vancouver, Coquitlam’s Koreatown neighbourhood around North Road and Lougheed Highway has a flavour all its own. Anchoring the neighbourhood (which actually straddles the Coquitlam/Burnaby border) are two Korean supermarkets: Hanahreum Mart or H-Mart on the Coquitlam side, and Hannam Supermarket on the Burnaby side. […]

Eat like a King at King Mongolian Grill

King Mongolian Grill Port Coquitlam

I have often wondered where I could find cheap and healthy food in the Tri-Cities. I wanted a place where I would get my money’s worth, not spend much time waiting for my food, and leave with a full and happy tummy. I realized that my search has come to an end when I tried […]

Links: Olympic Medals and Evergreen Line Stations

New York Subway

We’re back from our big adventure in New York City, and while New York is an awesome place to visit, it’s wonderful to come home to the beauty and sane humidity levels of the Tri-Cities. Here’s a few things I managed to catch up on. While we were in Manhattan I got a few messages […]

What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Whoopi Goldberg, Minnekhada Art in the Park Festival, Burrard Inlet Fish Fest and More!

Whoopi’s in town, Whoopi’s in town!  Yes, THE Whoopi Goldberg will be in the Tri-Cities this weekend.  And if you’re into stars, how about sitting under a sky full of them as you watch a free outdoor movie in Port Coquitlam?  There’s also a free swim night and a Walk for ALS event in Coquitlam. […]

What’s Coming up at Evergreen Cultural Centre

2012 2012 Evergreen Theatre Series Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam

Theatre and music buffs, take heed – there are lots of great shows that take place right here in the Tri-Cities, at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre. If you’ve never attended an event at this local venue, you’re missing out. Today, we’ll give you a little taste of what’s cooking over the rest of the summer, […]

Get Inspired at Place des Arts for 2012/2013

Place Des Arts Coquitlam Pottery

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Coquitlam arts centre Place des Arts here at If you’ve never paid a visit, you should, if only to see the amazing facilities inside the unassuming building on Brunette. While you’re there touring the free public galleries and visiting their gift shop, you may want to […]

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