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 Events Calendar.

What: Hiking for Internediates: Slide Show and Educational Session
When:  Thursday, February 27 from 7:00 – 9:30pm
Where: Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court (map)
The skinny: Hiking for intermediates – you know how to lace up your boots, now off you go. Slides and educational session to prepare you for more of the great outdoors. This session will also include some tips on overnight and backcountry travel. Admission $8 – please register through City of Coquitlam (#448411).
More info: 604.939.4039

What:  Identity Theft
When:  Thursday, February 27 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where:  Port Moody Library, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   All the ins and outs of protecting your identity from running away with someone else. PMPD Constable Luke van Winkel will cover topics ranging from passwords to online form filling. Please register in advance
More info: 604.469.4577

What: April Verch Band
 Thursday, February 27 from 8:00 – 10:00pm
Where:   Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   There’s some mighty fine fiddle music going on at Evergreen this evening. Roll on up to see Juno Award nominee April Verch and her band crack fiddle and electric step dance their way through some old timey Ottawa Valley meets Old-Time Appalachia songs and music. Tickets $30; $25; $15
More info:  604.927.6555

What: Festival du Bois
When:  from Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 2 (various times)
Where: Place des Arts and Mackin Park, 1046 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam (map)
The skinny: Maillardville comes alive to celebrate the area’s French Canadian history and its logging roots during this three-day, 25th anniversary festival. The opening performance takes place on Friday evening at Place des Arts alongside two art exhibitions, and then the festival kicks off over the weekend in nearby Mackin Park. With three main attraction areas, Main Stage, Children’s Tent and Workshop Tent, there is sure to be something for everyone. There are activities taking place at Mackin House too. Don’t forget the pancake breakfast on Sunday and the traditional food kiosks – you know you want some maple syrup! Check the website for full schedule and performer details.
More info: 604.515.7070

What: Emergency Preparedness Training
When:  Saturday, March 1 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Port Coquitlam Fire and Rescue, 1725 Broadway Street (map)
The skinny: Know what to do and when to do it when all around you are losing the plot. This session will teach you four basic preparedness skills – Personal Preparedness, Rapid Damage Assessment, Basic Fire Suppression and Light Urban Search and Rescue. Available to residents 16y and older. Please register in advance – priority given to PoCo residents.
More info: 604.927.5461

What: Hike: High Knoll in Minnekhada Regional Park
When:  Saturday, May 11 from 9:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Minnekhada Regional Park (map) please check exact meeting location on registration
The skinny: Time to put those hiking workshops into practice. Join a guided hike through this beautiful park, covering most of the trails and short steep climb. The round trip is around 8km. Cost is $5 with registration through City of Coquitlam sign up (#448412).
More info: 604.939.4039

What: Tri City Wedding Show
When:  Sunday, March 2 from 11:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 405 North Road (map)
The skinny: All things meringue and fluffy, or not so meringue and fluffy for your matrimonial enjoyment. If you’re planning on getting hitched in the near future, pay a visit to the show for inspiration, wedding services, and the latest trending faves in the world of saying ‘I Do’. Admission is free, but you do need to bring non-perishables or cash for the SHARE Food Bank. Pre-register for prizes too.  
More info: 604.788.3228

What: Chelsea Hotel
 Tuesday, March 4 to Saturday, March 8 from 8:00 – 10:00pm (and 4:00pm Saturday)
Where:   Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way (map)
The skinny:   A Leonard Cohen-inspired musical theatre production centred around New Yorlk’s famous hotel and presented by the ArtsClub on tour. Tickets are $39; $30 and $15, with Tuesday’s performance including a pre-show chat at 7:15pm. Ah love, loss, …
More info:  604.927.6555

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