What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Getting that crunchy feeling

Kwantlen University Farm Open House Colony Farm Coquitlam

Back up to speed – the summer vacation pffft! just a fleeting memory rolling down the wound-up car window of time, dodging the fly strike and the sticky bits. Ah summer.

So much for that – speed full steam ahead into Fall with a cheerful packed list of events in the Tri Cities. Networking – check; artists- check; wobbly legs – check; an entire nation, at one in song – er, probably not. Don’t forget to check out The V3H Events Calendar for thrills and spills. 

What: Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce Morning Schmooze
When:  Thursday, September 5 from 7:15 – 9:15am
Where:   The PoCo Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Centre 1545 Lougheed Highway (map)
The skinny:   Kick off the new school year with the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce first Morning Schmooze of the season. Speed-network your way through as many eager business card-holding people as you can in ten minutes, then set off at a Pavlovian trot to the next table when the bell rings. And start all over again. Registration required ($20 for members; $40 for non-members).
More info:  Jordan Moe, Special Events Manager

What: Artist Event at Port Moody Farmer’s Market
When:  Friday, September 6 from 3:00 – 7:00pm
Where:   Port Moody Rec Centre, 300 Ioco Road (map)
The skinny:   Port Moody’s Blackberry Artist’s Society, a local artist cooperative operating out of the gift shop in Port Moody Arts Centre, will be demonstrating their work and skills at the Farmer’s Market this afternoon. Drop by to see real, live artists (they walk among you) and take a break from buying honey.
More info:  

What: America in concert
When:  Friday, September 6 from 8:00pm
Where:   Red Robinson Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   America, in concert. Not the whole country, just the band I believe – otherwise it would be a bit crowded.  Bring your dancing trousers and whistles (I admit – I know nothing about this band). Tickets $34.50/$39.50/$49.50 plus service charge.
More info:  604.523.5361

What: Coquitlam Crunch Challenge
When:  Saturday, September 7 from 6:30am – 6:30pm
Where: Eagle Ridge Lacrosse Box beside Scott Creek Middle School @ 1240 Lansdowne Drive (map)
The skinny: For charity. Run, walk, crawl or hop up and down the Coquitlam Crunch as many times as possible in twelve hours. Easy! Register in advance or pledge here, or simply turn up on the day and pay. The suggested donation is $20 for adults and $10 for kids. … and there is an easier challenge too. The Recreational Challenge simply invites you to put one foot in front of the other for charity on the Crunch between 10am and 12 noon, no race and no personal bests. BTW, the record is 17 round trips – I throw down the gauntlet.
More info:  coquitlamcrunch@gmail.com

What: Kwantlen University Farm Open House
Saturday, September 7 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Colony Farm Regional Park – the village green (map)
The skinny: Welcome to Kwantlen’s Open House where you can find out all the news on the university’s plan to set up a Laboratory Farm to research sustainable agricultural practices. Another milder way to get your crunch on. Free admission.
More info: from the website

What: Rhymes of Times – School Days
When:  Monday, September 9 from 10:30 – 11:30am
Where:  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 2253 Leigh Square Place (map)
The skinny:  PoCo Heritage would like to take you back to the classroom now that you’ve got your kids back to theirs. Join in with this hour of reminiscing to create and record those “Thinking Back to School Days” moments.
More info:  604.927.8403

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