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 evening. Or take a little road trip to our neighbors in Maple Ridge and shimmy the evening away at their music festival, Breastfest. If you’ve forgotten about the special summer events that take place every weekend, you might want to visit our Events Calendar for a complete listing. Drop your broom and check out these summer events. The housework can wait for a rainy day.

What:  Chamber PM Networking at Splashes
When:  Thursday, August 16 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Where:  Splashes Bath and Kitchen Centre. 1602 Kebet Way [map]
The skinny:  Come out for an evening of networking with the Splashes team! Make new contacts & expand your network while enjoying some great refreshments. Everyone will leave having enjoyed some delicious treats, beer or wine, perhaps some Whitecaps tickets, and definitely some great new business contacts. Expect to make some great business connections, and watch out for great prize draws (and perhaps the chance to win a faucet or two)! Free for members and guests. Register at www.tricitieschamber.com.   Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
More info:  jordan@tricitieschamber.com or 604.464.2716

What:  Spirit Square Farmers Market
When:  Friday, August 17 from 3:00 – 7:00pm
Where:  3000 Burlington Drive [map]
The skinny:  This Friday evening market is located by the Coquitlam Public Library and Cornerstone Cafe, across from City Hall. There’s music, entertainment, and many family activities. Grab some goodies for the weekend, and stay for an evening of local entertainment. This market features many of your favourite vendors from the Coquitlam Sunday market, new faces and a summer concert series. Enjoy local food and live music all summer long!
More info:  604.318.8966

What:  Breastfest 2012
When:  Saturday, August 18 from 3:00 – 10:00pm
Where:  Memorial Peace Park, 11900 224 Street [map]
The skinny:  United Circle of Arts Society and 99.3 THE FOX is proud to present the fifth annual BREASTFEST, a music festival that will promote cancer awareness among the community.  Activities include music, haircuts for cancer, car show, kids zone, art sale, craft sale, silent auctions, food vendors, raffles and booths to provide information about cancer, causes and our sponsors. Entertainers include Centrefold, Whisky Jack, Crystal Swells, The Bone Daddies, Ruskin, SolidRed and The Mortimers. This event is free, for all-ages, and drug & alcohol-free.
More info:  www.facebook.com/breastfest 

What:  Coquitlam Farmers Market
When:  Sunday, August 19 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where:  624 Poirier Street (Dogwood Pavilion parking lot, Poirier and Winslow Streets) [map]
The skinny:  This Sunday market is one of Metro Vancouver’s longest running suburban farmers markets. It’s where local producers sell their goods directly to the public, and where residents can enjoy the talents of local musicians, socialize with their neighbours, and connect with and learn of the resources available within their community. For a list of weekly events happening at the market, visit: makebakegrow.com/events/.
More info:  604.318.8966

What:  Vancity Fresh Air Movie Tour
When:  Sunday, August 19 from 8:20 – 9:20pm
Where:  Rocky Point Park 2800 Murray Street [map]
The skinny:  Vancity invites their members as well as non-members to come out and watch a movie under the stars. Experience how they do business by visiting their Community Garden and Festival starting at 5:00pm. They will be featuring their partners, various social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, and Vancity business members who are part of the local, natural & organic food movement.
Featured Movie: The Lorax
Movie start time is approximate.
More info:  www.facebook.com/events/257078357738280/

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