Archives for January 2013

Opening Night Review of Henry and Alice: Into the Wild


Sexy Laundry’s Sequel Hits Coquitlam Camping is the perfect thing to do to get away from it all. No traffic, no city noises, no luxuries. Some love it while others avoid it like the plague. So when you throw into the woods a guy named Henry, who wants to run away from it all and his wife […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Red Chamber, Port Moody’s Book Launch, Musical Mornings and More!


Red Chamber Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam

If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, Port Moody is turning the big 100 this year!  Grab one of their new historical photo books at their book launch this Sunday and I can guarantee that after looking at pictures of PoMo’s days of past, you will not be able to drive through Port Moody and […]



Original’s Coffee: A Delightful Surprise


I find pretty much everything about Original’s Coffee surprising. The new cafe opened at Clarke and Elgin in Port Moody right before Christmas. As a big Mexican food fan, when my friend invited me to meet her there for lunch, I didn’t have to think twice. I was in. But I was curious – what […]



Links: myPortMoody launches with new online services


myPortMoody Online City of Port Moody

Remember heading to the bank in the 80s on a Friday afternoon? People cashing actual paychecks to get actual cash to go spend on actual booze in actual bars. The only thing to keep you occupied during that long wait was the ability to smoke a cigarette and have a convenient ashtray right in the […]



Swimming in Tri-Cities


Swimming Pools Coquitlam Port Moody Port Coquitlam

It may be winter outside, but at a local indoor pool it’s summer all year long. Today contributor Lina Kunina shares the inside scoop on Tri-Cities swimming pools. City Centre Aquatic Complex Located in the heart of Coquitlam, right across from City Hall, City Centre Aquatic Complex has something for every member of the family. Decorated […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Emerging Talent, Chamber Gala and More!


Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Gala 2013

Evergreen Cultural Centre’s 2012/2013 lineup is in full swing this week with a suspenseful play, a comedy about relationships and a festival showcasing the Tri-Cities emerging youth talent.  Also happening around the Tri-Cities is a black tie event, a couple new Leighsure Time drop-in events to try out and even a chance to win a […]



Crossroads Coffeehouse: Music with a Big Heart


Have you heard of Crossroads Coffeehouse?  It’s an event that happens twice a month where local musicians perform at The Gathering Place in Port Coquitlam in support of a wonderful, local organization called Crossroads Hospice Society.  But before I tell you of what went down during my first visit to Crossroads Coffeehouse, I’d like to […]



Celebrate Heritage at Mackin House


Mackin House Museum Coquitlam

Mackin House, on the corner of Marmont and Brunette in Coquitlam, was originally built in 1909. Over the more than 100 years of its history, it has become a local landmark, and reminder of our heritage. This means it’s particularly appropriate that the historic house is now home to Mackin House Museum, operated by the […]



The Tri-Cities Nacho Tour: Frog and Nightgown Pub


Frog and Nightgown Pub Nacho Tour Coquitlam

Frog and Nightgown Pub has a couple things going for it right off the bat. First of all, this was highly recommended by commenters, our Facebook Friends, and folks who have emailed in. Second, it is literally a 5 minute walk from my house. That is within the golden “stumbling distance”, which everyone should have […]



Links: Better than a suitcase full of meat


Blackberry Artists Shop Port Moody Arts Centre

I used to travel on a not infrequent basis for work. During that time, I would never check bags on a plane. I had a carry on size suitcase, and could live out of that for up to a week. It really wasn’t much of a problem to keep the amount I was carrying down […]

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