What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: A Craigslist Cantata, Get Published, A Class Act, A Youth Perspective on Bullying and More!

Salmon Come Home Hoy Scott Watershed Society

Your kids are going to be whirling around in excitement this week, maybe from an early sugar high of Halloween treats or because there is a Halloween Funland, Salmon Come Home event and Pro-D Day Camp that they can have fun at.  And mom and dad, don’t you worry, there are plenty of events for you too, including a wine event, opening art exhibition a Craiglist-inspired play and some thought-provoking business events.  I also must point out, in light of our recent local tragedy, there is a community event featuring a screening of a BC-made documentary and a discussion forum on how to stop bullying. Hug your family a little closer this week and enjoy this precious life.

What:  Funland
When:  Every Day in October from 9:30am – 5:30pm
Where:  Art Knapp, 1300 Dominion Ave. [map]
The skinny:  A hauntingly good time! Art Knapp Plantland & Florist transforms 20,000 sq. ft. into a Halloween fun zone of rides, activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
More info:  604-942-7518 ext. 5 and ask for the FUNLAND engineer

What:  PdA Exhibition: Opening Reception
When:  Thursday, October 18 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  1120 Brunette Avenue [map]
The skinny:  Come and meet the artists at this Opening Reception!  See Ron Simmer’s 3D recycled sculptural art, Wendy Schmidt’s watercolours and more. This is also a public weaving session for Place des Arts’ Social Fabric Project, a collaborative community project celebrating Place des Arts’ 40th anniversary.  Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine… the perfect way to spend an evening! Admission: Free
More info:  604.664.1636

What:  Pro-D Day Camp
When:  Friday, October 19 from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way [map]
The skinny:  These hands-on, one day (or half day) camps get children excited about the visual arts. Explore the work of famous Canadian artists, create dazzling Pop Art, or head outside for an Impressionist session en plein air. For ages: 6-13 years FULL DAY: 9am – 4pm, $50 HALF DAY: 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm, $30 AFTER CARE: 4pm – 5pm, $10
More info:  604.927.6552

What:  A Class Act: Tasting Event – Coquitlam
When:  Friday, October 19 form  7:00 – 10:00pm
Where:  Douglas College, 1250 Pinetree Way [map]
The skinny:  Come out for an exciting evening of Old World versus New World wines! Stroll amongst the silent auction items, enjoy some delicious eats, and savour some great wines from a number of quality wineries. This is an annual fundraiser event for the Douglas College Foundation in support of student services in the Tri-Cities, so join us for an enjoyable evening while supporting a great cause. Tickets: $45
More info:  604.777.6176

What:  Get Published
When:  Saturday, October 20 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
Where:  Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive (Civic Centre Galleria) [map]
The skinny:  Talk to the experts! Come to this interactive cafe to meet a panel of local authors who will answer questions about getting published and writing for a variety of ages and genres. Refreshments will be served.
More info:  604.469.4577 to reserve a seat

What:  Salmon Come Home
When:  Sunday, October 21 from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where:  Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery, Hoy Creek Park, north of City Hall, west of CCAC [map]
The skinny:  Bring the entire family to this free annual event and join the City of Coquitlam and the Hoy/Scott Creek Watershed Society to welcome the salmon home. This is a free family event.  Hoy Creek Park is behind the City Centre Aquatic Complex at the corner of Pinetree and Guildford Way.
More info:  604-927-3583

What:  Ed Tate – World Champion Speaker
When:  Monday, October 22 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive  [map]
The skinny:  Rocky Point Toastmasters are hosting a very special Toastmaster event with keynote speaker Ed Tate, Toastmaster’s 2000 International Speaking Champion. This event is free to the public.  This promises to be a fun and entertaining evening that will promote the benefits of becoming a Toastmaster. It will include speakers, evaluators for the speakers; Table Topics (stage time where the speakers are delivering an extemporaneous 2 minute speech) and other Toastmaster roles. There is no cost or commitment expected. Seats will go very fast, please don’t miss this opportunity to witness one of the greatest speakers to hit the stage, Ed Tate.
More info:   genevickers@hotmail.com

What:  PoCo BizForum
When:  Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00 – 8:30pm
Where:  PoCo Inn and Suites, 1545 Lougheed Highway [map]
The skinny:  Several prominent local companies will share their success stories, challenges and opportunities at a special event for Port Coquitlam businesses. The event will also feature a business fair with free display space, and an interactive discussion on how Port Coquitlam can become more business-friendly. The free event will be hosted by Port Coquitlam’s Mayor’s Task Force on Business Development Opportunities and will start off with a networking reception at 6:00pm followed by an input and discussion forum at 7:00pm.To pre-register visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/bdo or pick up a registration form at City Hall and recreation facilities.
More info:  604.927.5247

What:  Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata
When:  Tuesday to Saturday, October 23-27 at 8:00pm and a Saturday matinee at 4:00pm
Where:  Evergreen Theatre, 1205 Pinetree Way [map]
The skinny:  Irregular hats for cats, mounted lobsters, autographed copies of the Bible: this premiere from composer Veda Hille and CbC’s Bill Richardson explores what humanity has to offer and turns it into sidesplitting musical fare. Who wouldn’t want a broken time machine, for free? Come and take a look at the vagaries and intimacies of the Internet!  Tickets: $39, $30 $15
More info:  604.927.6555

What:  Movie Screening: How to Help; a Youth Perspective on Bullying
When:  Wednesday, October 24 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate [map]
The skinny:  If you are interested in discussing the impacts of bullying, join the Joint Family Court and Youth Justice Committee and the Canadian Red Cross for a screening of the short documentary movie, How to Help: A Youth Perspective on Bullying. Following will be a discussion led by an expert panel. Students, parents, educators and anyone else interested are encouraged to attend. Free Event.
More info:  bullyingitendswithyou@gmail.com


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