What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Chuckles and Giggles and a Pro-D Day


Cheech and Chong Red Robinson Theatre Coquitlam

Fast or slow, music to your ears or a belly full of chuckles? This week’s inspirational leisure activities in the Tri Cities will get you moving, giggling or cleaning up. In fact, the clean up activities should give the old grey matter a work-out too, pondering on our planet and what we can do to keep it safe.  

More events in The V3H Events Calendar.

What:  Pro D Day at Place des Arts: Down on the Farm
When:  Friday, September 20 from 8:45am – 3:45pm
Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map)
The skinny:  Keep the kids entertained, informed and inspired at Place des Arts at the start of the long, heady run of SD43 Pro D and not-in-session schooldays. Mix-and-match blocks of activities based around the agricultural theme keep little ones from Kindergarten to Grade 5 on their creative toes. Register for all three Day of the Arts camps online, by phone at 604.664.1636 or in person at Place des Arts.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: Three Dog Night in concert
When:  Friday, September 20 from 8:00pm
Where:   Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   Yet another band testing my navigation around Wikipedia. Three Dog Night have been playing since my little sister was born, are named after the practice of dingo hugging, and are described as legendary music icons.  Tickets $34.50/$39.50/$49.50 plus service charges.
More info:  604.523.5361

What: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
When:  Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 – 11:00am
Where: Noons Creek Hatchery, 340 Ioco Road (map)
The skinny: Port Moody Ecological Society is spurring all residents into a frenzy of Fall housecleaning along their shores. Join volunteers to help clean Shoreline Park from the Hatchery down and along the Inlet. Bring – yourself, garbage bags and stout gloves. Pick up tools are a handy addition. And please don’t make the Fire Service practice their wet exit recoveries – no walking on the mud flats during this event!
More info: register online

What: Hope Lutheran Thrift Sale and Block Party
When: Saturday, September 21 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 3151 York Street, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Block party and thrift sale galore, featuring Tumblebus, massages, cake walk and face painting. All the regulars. Enjoy! Tables and stalls available at $20 for sellers.
More info: hopelutheranptl@hopelcs.ca or 604-464-2485

What: Port Coquitlam City at Work
When: Saturday, September 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: 1737 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: “This will be a fun way to experience first-hand the city’s services, while hopefully gaining a greater appreciation of everything the city does,” Mayor Greg Moore said. “Cities provide services that touch each of us every day, and we’re also the closest and most responsive level of government to people.”
More info: 604-927-5335 or email: purewalp@portcoquitlam.ca

What: Cheech and Chong in concert
When:  Saturday, September 21 from 8:00pm
Where:   Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   Oh my! Comedy legends in concert this evening. Cheech and Chong have also been in action for as long as my lil’ sis has been around. Catch them in the Tri Cities this evening.   Tickets $49.50/$59.50/$69.50 plus service charges.
More info:  604.523.5361

What: Trail River Run
When:  Sunday, September 22 from 8:00 – 11:00am
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Avenue (map)
The skinny: Half-marathon, 10K and 5K junior events to fast-track your running endeavours this Fall. Please register in advance, either online or by phone 604.782.5432.
More info: Nathan Taylor 604.927.7923

What: Children’s Swap Meet
When:  Sunday, September 22 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street (map)
The skinny: For gently-used children’s gear, not wholesale kid exchange. Admission is free and don’t forget – you can also wander around the Coquitlam Farmer’s Market in the adjacent parking lot.
More info: none supplied

What: What’s At Stake: Movies for an Oil-Free Coast
When:
 Sunday, September 22 from 6:45 – 8:45pm
Where:   Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Burke Mountain Naturalists present a cinematic evening featuring two short movies, Reflections and Groundswell, that highlight the pristine treasure that is the Great Bear Rainforest and BC`s remote coast. Join in the following expert panel discussion and learn what could be at risk from transporting oil across the province. Tickets: Adult $10 | Senior $5 | Student $5
More info:  604.927.6555

What: Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce Orientation
When: 
Tuesday, September 24 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Orrange Kitchen + Bar 111-1125 Nicola Ave, Port Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Mixer for new members – come and find out what it’s all about. Mix and mingle refresher for old and new. Complimentary with membership.
More info: in the title link

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