Archives for September 2012

Impromptu and Culture Days: Arts in the Tri-Cities


Culture Days 2012

Here in Canada Culture Days kicks off today and lasts all weekend long. There are lots of local activities to check out. We’ve put together a small sampling. Local Arts at Culture Days Canada Culture Day at the ACT – Celebrate The ACT’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:00pm at The ACT […]



Links – UBCM gets off to a high start


Union of BC Municipalities Convention

This week is the Union of BC Municipalities convention. Many of our civic politicians are there to catch up with their counterparts, get some good or not so good ideas, and make resolutions that are ignored by senior members of government. On Wednesday, the UBCM voted in favour of decriminalizing marijuana. I’ve spoken out in […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Cultural Days, World River Day, Evening of Caring Gala and More!


Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation Evening of Caring 2012

This weekend is all about culture and rivers.  Rivers?  Yes, it is World River Day and both Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam have events going on celebrating our rivers.  September also has all the provinces and territories celebrating Cultural Days and the Tri-Cities is joining in with their many cultural events happening around town.  Check them […]



Anmore Byelection: The Results are In!


Anmore Byelection 2012

As we told you earlier this month, Anmore has spend the past weeks gearing up for a byelection. This came following the resignation of rookie councillor Tim Laidler in June. Citing concerns over the process involved in hiring of a new CAO in the village, Laidler left a vacancy and so a byelection was called. […]



The Tri-Cities Nacho Tour: St. James’s Well in Port Moody


St. James's Well Port Moody

Here we are with the second stop on the 486 part series known as the Tri-Cities Nacho Tour. We have a lot of nachos to go, so let’s get right to it. Billing itself as The Authentic Irish Pub in Newport Village, St. James’s Well has long been a staple of the village community. I’m […]



Links – Place Des Arts at 40 and Best of Vancouver


Place Des Arts Coquitlam 40th Anniversary

For anyone who has taken a class or even just been to Place Des Arts, you know what a special place that is. It will soon be 40 years since Place Des Arts first opened their doors. The Tri-City News gives us the history, as well as how Place Des Arts will be moving forward […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Port Moody Festival of the Arts, Evergreen’s Season Launch Party and More!


The Number 14 Bus Evergreen Cultural Centre

Shakespeare would surely be jumping with excitement with the Theatre Season starting this week.  The Evergreen Cultural Centre will be having their 2012/2013 Season Launch Party on Saturday. It’s a bit of a teaser, showing you bits and pieces of what’s to come this season.  And their season will start with a bang on Tuesday […]



Time for Backyard Chickens in the Tri-Cities?


Backyard Chickens Coquitlam Port Moody

At the end of August Jon and I visited the PNE with the kids. While we were there we came across the Vancooper. It’s a custom-built chicken coop for backyard chickens. The maker advertises it this way: It’s the bylaw-compliant, pest-defieant, not-too-giant, and exceptionally pliant coop for the self-reliant and epicurious client. I was smitten. […]



Port Moody Festival of the Arts 2012


Port Moody Festival of the Arts 2012 Inlet Theatre

The Port Moody Arts Centre is once again gearing up for the Port Moody Festival of the Arts. This multi-disciplinary festival brings arts and culture to your doorstep! This year the festival runs from September 20 – 30, 2012, at venues throughout Port Moody. Highlights from the 15th annual festival include performances by Hannah Georgas, […]



Take Your Kids to Namoo Sushi


Namoo Sushi Port Moody

My kids love sushi. In fact, while my daughter declares that mashed potatoes are “weird”, she happily noshes on octopus sushi (or tako nigiri, for those in the know). This is no surprise because like many kids here in Metro Vancouver, my children have been eating it since they were in diapers. Sushi is one […]

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