Archives for February 2014

On Your Feet: Hikes on Burnaby Mountain

trail on Burnaby Mountain

Oh! The weather outside might be frightful and although the fire inside is delightful, it’s still time to collectively lace your family into sturdy outdoor footwear and hit the trails. Even the smallest family member can enjoy an outdoor adventure at this time of year. Prep Before stepping out, it’s a good idea to make […]

The Tri-City Wedding Show is Back for 2014

Tri-City Wedding Show 2014 Coquitlam

With Valentine’s Day just behind us, there are likely many newly-engaged couples here in the Tri-Cities. If you’re one of them and you’d like to get a head start on planning, you’ll want to check out the 2nd Annual Tri-City Wedding Show, coming to the Executive Plaza in Coquitlam on March 2, 2014. The event […]

What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Getting Hitched or Hiking Out

Bon Débarras

Ah love! Still in the air even though Valentine’s Day is but a faded memory, tighter pants and pile of mouldering petals. This week’s hiking bias should help clear your mind and shift the flab though, or you could capitalize on the lingering romance with a quick “I Do” … More events in The V3H […]

Creating a Community Gathering Place

Gallery Bistro Port Moody

Last year we told you that Port Moody’s Gallery Bistro was under new ownership. After a year in the capable hands of Rainer and Helen Daniels, the cafe and gallery has undergone something of a renaissance. It closed for several months last year to undergo an extensive renovation process. The gallery was re-opened after being […]

Links: A Vision for Riverview and Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day 2014

One of our favourite pastimes here in the Tri-Cities is talking about Riverview. What should be done with it. What shouldn’t be done with it. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Now BC Housing, Shared Services BC and the City of Coquitlam are starting an exercise to figure out what to do with the place. […]

Find Inner Peace at Cloud 9 Float Spa

As life gets busy, sometimes all you want to do is float away to an isolated island for a couple of days. While that isn’t really a feasible idea, Cloud 9 Float Spa gives us the opportunity to float in a pod of water and relax. The spa uses special float tanks that isolate you from the […]

Kinder Cafe: Making Community

For such a rain-soaked neighbourhood, quality indoor play places for parents and kids to hang out in the Tri-Cities are worth their weight in gold. This is especially true if your kid is under school age. Not every parent wants to face bundling and zipping a wriggly kid into weather-proof gear each time you leave […]

What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: ArtsFest, ArtsFest and … ArtsFest (and some first aid for your cat)

Pomo Arts Fest Week 2014

This week Port Moody shows off its cultural savvy with a four-day extravaganza of an arts festival. As the posters say, “10 events over four days” – there’s something for everyone, even those big city Vancouver folks (jazz legend and free parking, anyone?). If arts isn’t your thang, then the quaintly named Eagle Ridge fundraiser, […]

The School Board is a mess, and it’s our fault

School District 43 Coquitlam

So let’s start with the thesis the School District 43 school board is a complete mess. Last year the district ended up with an $8 million dollar deficit, which led to around 142 job losses for teachers and support staff. KPMG came to the conclusion that the leadership of the school district could use someone […]

Imagine Gala: Giving Back to SHARE

Imagine Gala Share Society Port Moody Coquitlam

Each year, SHARE Family & Community Services helps more than 20,000 vulnerable children, families and individuals right here in the Tri-Cities. Their services include a food bank, which provides hunger relief for over 8600 residents (4000 of whom are children) each year. Over the holidays their Christmas Toy program that ensures over 2200 children receive […]

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