Archives for January 2014

Crossroads Coffeehouse is Back for 2014


Crossroads Coffeehouse 2014

The Crossroads Coffeehouse has been raising funds and awareness for the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice for over 15 years now. The music series is still going strong in the Tri-Cities, offering music in a casual atmosphere focused on acoustical performances from a wide range of musical genres. If you stop by an event at The […]



Tri-Cities Spring Break Camps 2014


Spring Break Camps 2014 Place Des Arts

If you feel like winter break just ended, you’re not wrong. Even so, it’s already time to start thinking ahead to spring break. Registration for some local spring break camps is already open, and registration for others is opening really soon. The best spots can go quickly, so if you’re looking for something fun to […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Yet more festive events


Ivan Sayers Place Des Arts Speakers fashion

Fear not! If you’re suffering festivities withdrawal syndrome, the Tri Cities has a couple of upcoming celebrations to soothe your frazzled nerves. This week the arts gets into full swing and there’s a chance for you to get involved in the natural world around us. Don’t be shy. Lucky numbers 4 and 77. More events […]



Artist Exhibition Space in the Tri Cities: Part Two


It’s not only about galleries in the Tri Cities – artists have a wide range of alternative venues to showcase their work in the community. In addition, exhibiting in these spaces reaches members of the community not normally exposed to art as they’re unlikely to set foot inside an arts centre or gallery in everyday […]



Gearing up for Local Arts and Culture at PoMo ArtsFest


Port Moody Arts Fest 2014

Back in December we suggested that tickets to the upcoming PoMo ArtsFest as the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for people on your holiday list. While the holiday season has come and gone, the excitement about the festival hasn’t abated. You may have missed the chance to pass along tickets to a local performance, but that […]



Out for Lunch – Where to Refuel and Re-write In and Around Port Moody


Working from home as a freelance writer definitely has its advantages – short commute, minimal dress code, cat. But, like all work-from-home professionals, varying the scenery from time to time is essential. Lounging around in PJs, languidly tapping in the latest chapter on The Greatest Novel of All Time, loses its appeal to even the […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Stand By for 2014


Place Des Arts January 2014 Exhibition

Stealing quietly into the New Year, the Tri Cities rev up ever so gently with a few events to get you over the post-Christmas blahs. Check out the arts for inspiration and get your little-uns reading for the win, or treat yourself to an evening of toe-tapping – there’s plenty for everyone coming out of […]



Celebrate Robbie Burns Day in the Tri-Cities


Robbie Burns 2014 Tricities

Each year on or near January 25 people with and without Scottish ancestry celebrate the birthday of poet Robbie Burns. Widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, Canadians from coast to coast to coast honour him. If you’re looking for something to do here in the Tri-Cities, we have two great local suggestions. A […]



Links: Now I have to remember to write “2014” on my cheques


Share Family and Community Services Coquitlam Port Moody Port Coquitlam

2014 is here, although I’m sure I will think we’re in 2013 until around April. Perhaps I should just skip ahead to thinking it’s 2015 and get ahead of the curve. One example of this being useful is if you are an artist. Place Des Arts is now accepting submissions for their 2015 gallery exhibitions. […]



Port Moody Penguin Plunge 2014


Port Moody Penguin Plunge 2014

2014 has finally arrived, and there is only one way to kick off the new year in Port Moody. Hundreds gathered at Rocky Point Park to celebrate the annual Penguin Plunge. Here’s just a taste of the frigid fun. Youtube video courtesy Xu Cheng

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