Archives for February 2013

Société francophone de Maillardville is Keeping it ‘Seriously francophone!’


Festival du Bois Coquitlam Maillarville 2013

Here in the Tri-Cities we are fortunate to have our own francophone community in Maillardville. A big part of keeping our French Canadian heritage alive is the Société francophone de Maillardville. Remembering the Past, Helping People in the Present Maillardville has its own rich and storied history dating back to 1909. While the Société francophone […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Festival Du Bois, Leann Rimes, Raising Change and More!


Raising Change Evergreen Cultural Centre 2013

Bonjour everyone!  Celebrate with our  Francophone neighbours this weekend at Festival Du Bois.  There are also special events this week celebrating Port Moody’s Centennial, a PST Seminar for business owners and a fundraising concert at Evergreen Cultural Centre. And if you bump into Leann Rimes, no, you’re not dreaming;  she will be stopping by the Tri-Cities […]



Pink Shirt Day in the Tri-Cities


Pink Shirt Day 2013 Coquitlam Port Moody Port Coquitlam

With the tragic death of Amanda Todd last October in Port Coquitlam, the effects of bullying have been driven home all too forcefully here in the Tri-Cities. Victims of bullying face a higher risk of developing anxiety disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts, even years later. If you’re a parent, you may be concerned about your […]



Links: The Troll Finally Broke the Bailey Bridge


I can’t believe there was something wrong with the Bailey Bridge, the old one lane embarrassment that connects New Westminster to United Boulevard. The bridge was closed for the past couple weeks after a crack was found in the supports. Now this bridge should have been replaced back in 2011 when Translink was going to […]



Flavour Explosion at Tri-Cities Tasters


Guest post by the fabulous Michelle Murray, sharing the dish on a local foodie destination. About a year ago – I ended a 20 year relationship and broke up with olive oil. The taste of any of the oils I’d buy would feel heavy on my palate. I thought for sure olive oil and I […]



Children’s Gallery Opens at Port Moody Arts Centre


Port Moody Arts Centre Children's Gallery

Port Moody Arts Centre has a new Children’s Gallery, and this weekend they’re opening their inaugural exhibition. The festivities to kick off the exhibition will happen on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Arts Centre on St. Johns Street. The artworks on display were all created by children from Aspenwood Elementary School, during […]



What’s Happening in the Tri-Cities: Heritage Week, Engelbert Humperdinck and More!


Engelbert Humperdinck Red Robinson Theatre Coquitlam

So much going on in the Tri-Cities this week, where do I start?  Heritage Week brings us Heritage House Tours in Port Moody and a Tea Parlour event in Coquitlam. There are celebrities (can you say, Engelbert Humperdinck and Ryan Stiles?!), artists and musicians that will grace us with their comedy, creativity and melodic sounds. […]



Spring Break Workshops Invite Teens to Study with the Pros


Place Des Arts Study with the Pros Spring Break 2013 Maillardville Coquitlam

Spring Break camps for elementary and middle school age children are extremely popular here in the Tri-Cities. But what of the older students? Sure, they’re old enough to take care of themselves when school isn’t in session. But does that mean that they shouldn’t have access to great programming to expand and enrich their experience […]



Port Moody Heritage Tours: Flashback to the Past


Port Moody Station Museum Heritage House Tour

Do you remember Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay wearing shiny, golden tights on January 1st? Are you still searching for an explanation as to why these tights could have possibly been significant? Perhaps there is some historical significance to it? Something? Anything? Port Moody Heritage Tours Celebrate the City’s History This year, Heritage BC announced their theme for […]



Tracks in Time: Book + Giveaway!


Tracks in Time Port Moody Museum Book Launch

In honour of Port Moody’s 100th birthday, the Port Moody Heritage Society wrote and published a new book, Tracks in Time: Port Moody’s First 100 Years. The book gives an engaging peek into Port Moody’s history and growth from 1880 to 1980. Using text, photos and first-hand accounts, the gorgeous coffee table book is a […]

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