What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Putt Putt or Vroom Vroom

Links to literacy golf tournament 2013 port moody library

A fast-paced week moving from sheep in opera, to Bond, James Bond, fast cars and aiming for a hole-in-one for charity.
Summertime, and the living is easy … don’t forget to check out The V3H Events Calendar for more regular shindigs. 

What: Opera on the Lake: Candide
When:  Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 24 from 8:00 – 10:00pm (2:00 – 4:00pm Sunday)
Where:   Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   Sheep – to sheep, perchance to dream … but not in this energetic performance of Bernstein’s operatic take on Voltaire’s novel. DragonDiva Operatic brings you music (in notes) and libretto (in English) on the lake (with beavers), with complimentary desserts and coffee in the lobby afterwards. Young love, murder and the sheep … bah! Tickets $25 (includes pudding).
More info:  604.927.6555

What: Cinema under the Stars: Skyfall
When:  Friday, August 23 from 9:00 – 10:30pm
Where: Gates Park, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Those awfully nice outdoor entertainment people in PoCo are bringing the quintessential British spy to an outdoor cinema screen near you this Friday. Sponsored by G&F Financial Group, prepare to be shaken (and stirred, if you are une femme d’un certain âge) by the latest Bond romp. Blood, guts, pecs and lots of guns – good family entertainment. Free admission.
More info: 604.927.8400

What: Kamikaze Raceway 10th Anniversary Open House
When:  Saturday, August 24 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Where: Upper Coquitlam River Park, off Pipeline Road and past both cement works and Jack Cewe Aggregate facility (map)
The skinny: Maybe you’ve never ventured this far north out of Coquitlam before, but today would be a good day to try. Coquitlam Area Model Racing Club has a ‘secret’ racetrack tucked away off Pipeline Road, where keen drivers race their turbo-charged vehicles around in the dirt. Hours of endless fun. Maybe you saw their demo during Canada Day at Lafarge Lake this year? If you’d like to try it again, visit their open house today – try out a model car race, watch the pro drivers hurtle round the track, and join in the raffle for prizes. All proceeds go to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
More info: check out the website for directions

What: 13th Annual Links to Literacy Golf Tournament
When:  Tuesday, August 27 from 12:00 – 9:30pm
Where: Meadows Gardens Golf Club, 19675 Meadows Gardens Way, Pitt Meadows (map)
The skinny: Golf, bar and a banquet in Port Moody library’s annual drive for a legacy of literacy. Either tee off at noon as a golfer, make a donation, or simply enjoy the evening banquet. Tickets range from $200 for a round of golf, to $50 for the banquet – see the pledge form for full details.
More info: 604.469.4577

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