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This week, get out and get healthy in the Tri Cities. There’s a bike ride round PoCo, farmer’s markets galore, and a picnic in the park for furry friends. Feed your mind as well as your body with concerts and art exhibitions. Outdoor events are a feast for the senses with a garden stroll and a wander round our local arboretum. So.much.to.do.
Enjoy this week!

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

What: Young Entrepreneurs Fair at Aspenwood Elementary
When:  Wednesday, June 5 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Where:   Aspenwood Elementary School, 2001 Panorama Drive, Port Moody (map)
The skinny:   Budding student entrepreneurs have been developing their products and business plans, and the great reveal to the general public happens this afternoon. So come on down and find out what the next generation of business moguls is planning. Student products are available for purchase, ranging in price from 50c to $5.
More info: 604.538.0816 

What: Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce: Morning Schmooze
When:  Thursday, Jun 6 from 7:15 – 9:00am
Where:   The PoCo Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Centre, 1545 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:   Presented by the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce, this is the AM Networking back under a new name. This is a great way to start your day – breakfast, networking, schmoozing – bring at least 60 business cards for speed-networking in comfort. Please register – members $20; non- members $40 (includes GST and breakfast).
More info:  Jordan Moe, Special Events Manager or 604.464.2716

What: PoCo Farmer’s Market
When:  Thursday, June 6 from 3:00 – 7:00pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  PoCo Farmer’s Market is back for a fifth season, with local produce, artisan goods, entertainment and a whole lot more each Thursday afternoon until September. Farmer’s Markets are a great way to shop sustainably and support your local community – PoCo market is no exception. Different events are planned for each week – this week it’s cake and the Mayor! Check out the website for more info.
More info:  604.927.8400

What: Watershed Health and Challenges
When:  Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where:   Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way (map)
The skinny:   Interested participants are invited to attend a workshop about the Lower Coquitlam River Watershed Plan. Pre-registration is required (no fee to attend).
More info:  info@coquitlamriverwatershed.ca

What: Port Moody Arts Centre Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception
When:  Thursday, June 6 from 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where:   Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. John’s Street (map)
The skinny:   The annual exhibition of student work is revealed at the opening reception this evening. Admission is free; there is a cash wine bar for refreshments and the Blackberry Gift Shop will be open for purchases.
More info:  604.931.2008

What:  June Exhibitions Opening Reception at Place des Arts
When:  Thursday, June 6 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Three new multi-media exhibitions open tonight so join Place des Arts staff to welcome the artists to their new temporary home for the month.  The exhibition features works by centre alumni, students and Art Enhancement Students. Admission is free and includes access to both the printing workshop by Papergirl Vancouver and the public weaving session for the Social Fabric Project. Cash wine bar.
More info: box office 604.664.1636

What: Port Moody Farmer’s Market
When:  Friday, June 7 from 3:00 – 7:00pm
Where:   Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road (map)
The skinny:   Summer is here! The Port Moody Farmer’s Market returns to provision the inhabitants with yummy produce, artisan goods, fabulous food from vendors, and honey. Stop off here on your way back home after a long week in the big city and stock up on a little slice of local goodness for the weekend. You will not regret (one little bit … don’t forget the jar of honey). Runs weekly until the end of October. Did I mention the honey?
More info: 604.318.8966

What: Blakeburn Elementary Family Carnival
When: Friday, June 7 from 4.30 – 7:30pm
1040 Riverside Drive, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Carnival – 24 foot climbing wall, pony rides and a bouncy castle … I’m sure I have your attention with that! Oh, and face painting and food, she adds nonchalantly …
More info: on the PAC website

What: Tony Bennett
When:  Friday, June 7 from 8:00pm
Where:   Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   Tony Bennett, singing at a plush theatre very near you – don’t miss it. Other reviews will be littered with the words crooner, songmeister, and balladeer; I’ll just stick with quoting Frank Sinatra – “Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business”.  Tickets $129.50/$149.50
More info:  604.523.5361

What:  Shred-a-thon
When:  Saturday, June 8 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   Securely shred your past misdeeds, confidential documents, tax papers, embarrassing love letters, rants to the local papers that were never sent, and That Manuscript you really should save the world from reading. No, really! By donation.
More info: City Calendar

What:  Garden Celebration
When:  Saturday, June 8 from 2:00 -4:00pm
Where:  Terry Fox Library, 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:  Join with City of Port Coquitlam gardeners to explore the new educational garden at its official unveiling. There will be refreshments and plants, very big plants if the rain has continued into June.
More info:  604.927.7999

What: Teddy Bear Family Concert
When:  Saturday, June 8 from 2:30 – 6:00pm
Where:   Town Centre Park, 1301 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:  Music for bears and their fans – a free concert for children of all ages, featuring entertainers Tony Prophet, Chris Hamilton and Music with Marnie. A warm-up for the Teddy Bear picnic tomorrow …
More info:  from Festival Coquitlam

What: Boz Scaggs
When:  Saturday, June 8 from 8:00pm
Where:   Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   Boz Scaggs, award-winning guitarist and songwriter, brings his band for a one-night show for the Tri Cities.  Tickets $74.50/$79.50/$89.50
More info:  604.523.5361

What: Teddy Bear Picnic and Grand Parade
When:  Sunday, June 9 – parade starts 9:45am; picnic from 11:00am – 4:00pm
Where:   Town Centre Park, 1301 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:  All the fun of the parade and the picnic, especially for bears and their owners. Join in the parade, watching as it passes from the Coquitlam Centre up Pinetree Way to Town Centre Park then treat your bear to storytelling, puppet shows, gymnastics and more in the park. Admission to the picnic is $3, unless you are three or under … or a bear.
More info:  from Festival Coquitlam

What: Tour de PoCo
When:  Sunday, June 9 from 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where:   starts Lions Park, around the Traboulay Trail (map)
The skinny:   Emulate the yellow jerseys and spin those wheels around PoCo’s Traboulay Trail. Intrepid riders attempt the whole 25km; keen wannabes can head off to Pajo’s in Cates Park. Organised by the PoCo Heritage and Centennial Committees, this ride is a wonderful opportunity to experience the varied riding terrain offered around the community. Registration free (riders must sign a waiver); donations welcome.
More info:  604.927.8403

What:  Early Summer Tree Tour
When:  Sunday, June 9 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where:  Riverview Hospital, 2601 Lougheed Highway (map)
The skinny:  Learn about your close-at-hand outdoors in this informative guided tour between the tree trunks in the Riverview grounds. Walks run rain or shine so bring a brolly and waterproofs or sun protection and a floppy hat. Walks are free, open to the public and dogs on a leash (the dogs, not the public). Donations very welcome.
More info:  604.290.9910

What: Coastal Sound All Choirs Concert
When:  Sunday, June 9 – performances at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Where:   Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   A splendid Sunday outing for the whole family, Coastal Sound presents Imaginary Extraordinary – a re-imagination of show tunes and world music. Show runtimes are approximately 95 minutes of pure musical bliss.
More info:  604.927.6555

What: Fly Tying Workshop
When:  Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30 – 7:30pm
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  Local fishing guide, Matt Sokal, will show you how to tie your flies in this all-ages workshop organised by Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society.
More info:  604.927.8403

What: The Wet Coast Golf Classic
When:  Wednesday, June 12 from 9:30am – 8:30pm
Where:   Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, 3251 Plateau Boulevard Coquitlam (map)
The skinny:   Sadly, this event is now sold out (hint: mark it down in your diaries for next year). Organised by the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce, this athletic day out brings together the business community and wraps up with an amazing buffet dinner. Although the event itself is sold out, there are still tickets available for the evening meal. Tickets $55 + tax (members); $65 + tax (non-members).
More info:  Jordan Moe, Special Events Manager or 604.464.2716

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