What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Slurp, Putt and Fundraise Even More.

Dale Barltrop Place Des Arts

It’s slurp and putt for a good cause this week, swinging off with a few rounds of golf for our local hospital and continuing with party party party for Tri City Transitions House. Both are excellent causes worthy of your support. This weekend is also the time to get the kids organized for the summer by signing up with Coquitlam Library’s reading program. Meanwhile in other events, either hear about the arts from a real artist, or participate, with a hands-on workshop or by getting involved in running a local institution. Whatever your inclination, there’s plenty going on in your community this week.

For more events, don’t forget to check out The V3H Events Calendar.

What: PoCo Transportation Residents’ Open House
When: Wednesday, May 29 from 5:00p – 7:00pm 
2150 Wilson Ave from 5:00p – 7:00pm (map)
The skinny: Port Coquitlam residents and businesses can help shape their city’s transportation network – and win prizes – at an open house Wednesday May 29. Check out the plan, ask questions and shape your community.
More info: 604.927.5205.

What: Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation Golf Classic
When:  Thursday, May 30 from 9:00am – 9:00pm
Where:   Swan-e-set Bay Resort & Country Club, Pitt Meadows (map)
The skinny:   Awesome fundraiser for our local hospital. As well as golf golf golf, there are also prizes for sporting prowess and the EHRF Golf Ball Drop. The raffle has $10,000 as its first prize and tickets are available online. Golf fees for foursomes are $1000, or if you want to party/patio but not golf, $60 per person. Register on the event website.
More info:   604.469.3102

What:  Dale Barltrop: Salon Speaker Series
When:  Thursday, May 30 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Find out exactly what a concertmaster does in this engaging evening with Dale Barltrop of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Barltrop will talk about his work with the VSO and lead you behind the scenes as he speaks about his role. He’s an accomplished violinist and has performed with orchestras across Europe, North America and his homeland, Australia. Admission $5 + taxes.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Glow – A Women’s Evening of Change and Celebration
When:  Friday, May 31 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:   Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, 405 North Road (map)
The skinny:   Not a seminar or trade show, or even a party – Glow is an empowering combination of all three, bringing women together to positively inspire change in life.  With a heady mixture of local businesses, speakers and entertainment, this is a must-attend event for all Tri Cities women. The extra appeal is that proceeds will benefit Tri-City Transitions House which provides safe refuge from violence for women and their families in the community. Tickets are $85 per person or $765 for a table of ten.
More info:  604.899.2400

What: Heritage-Inspired Watercolour Postcard Workshop
When:  Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 – 3:30pm
Where:   Mackin House Museum, 1116 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Try your hand at watercolours and create your own masterpiece under the watchful eye of Coquitlam Heritage Society. It’s a great skill to take away on your travels this summer. Register for the event, admission by donation.
More info:  604.516.6151 or info@coquitlamheritage.ca

What: Summer Reading Club for Kids
When:  Saturday, June 1 from 10:00am
Where:   Coquitlam Library – City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way (map) and Poirier, 633 Poirier Street (map)
The skinny:   Summer reading clubs for children, 4 and older, kick off today with registration at the two libraries. Turn up at 1:00pm to register at Coquitlam City Centre branch, and 10:00am at Poirier, then stay to watch the show. Admission is free and there is a medal ceremony for all who manage to read for seven whole weeks over the summer. Easy peasy.
More info: 778.782.8000

What: VIP Fraser Valley Wine Tours
When:  Sunday, June 2 from 9:45am – 4:45pm
Where:   All over the Fraser Valley’s lush vineyards
The skinny:   Would you like to know more about the excellent wineries right on your doorstep? Then West Coast Wine Education has just the tour for you. Accompanied by a bone fide wine expert, sip your way knowledgeably round the grapes growing not far away up the valley. The tour includes coach transport, a light picnic lunch, water and pick up/drop off at the Coquitlam Centre – all for $89 per person (use discount code WC13 when booking online through the link in the title).
More info:  604.463.1998

What: Coquitlam Foundation Awards
When:  Tuesday, June 4 from 6:30pm
Where:   Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   Please join the foundation for its annual awards night, celebrating community philanthropy by distributing new scholarships, bursaries and grants. The foundation is committed to encouraging and supporting philanthropic initiatives which build vibrant and sustainable community. Please RSVP info@coquitlamfoundation.com .
More info:  604.468.9598

What: Boot Camp in the Park
When:  Thursday, June 4 from 7:00 – 8:00pm
Where:   Rocky Point Park, 2800 Murray Street (map)
The skinny:   Celebrate the centennial and get your booty in shape with a free outdoors class. Register in advance for some moderate/intense cardio and strength conditioning work, either by phone or online (quote course #47349). Bring a mat or towel and a water bottle. Class will be cancelled if it rains – this isn’t Tough Mudder.
More info:  604.469.4556/4561

What: Port Moody Arts Centre AGM
When:  Wednesday, June 5 from 7:00pm
Where:   Kyle Centre, 125 Kyle Street (map)
The skinny:   The Arts Centre is holding its Annual General Meeting this evening, with reports from the new executive director on past achievements and future planning. This will include the Centennial Appleyard House project and future programming opportunities. The meeting will wrap with a screening of Nina Simon’s The Participatory Museum, a must-see for everyone interested in moving arts exhibition onwards. Open to members of the Port Moody Arts Centre Society – renew your lapsed membership or sign up at the door.
More info:  604-931-2008

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