Archives for March 2014

Links: Everyone wants to be the last one to move in


Beedie Living Como Lake

There seems to be a lot of questions about urban growth in the zeitgeist these days. The Evergreen Line and the development around it are fully underway. So we’re seeing a lot of stories like “Burquitlam highrise worries neighbours” and editorials about saying goodbye to suburban sprawl. Here’s what drives me nuts about stories like […]



Crossroads Hospice Labyrinth Healing Garden


Crossroads Hospice Healing Garden Port Moody

Although walking round in circles is usually seen as a sign of being lost, here in Port Moody we have a different reason for circumambulation. To find it, cut across Pioneer Park between the library and Newport Village and into a tiny oasis of greenery next to busy Ioco Road. On the gate posts to […]



Play On Tri-Cities


Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! is excited to announce that for the sixth year, Canada’s Largest Street Hockey Tournament will visit the Lower Mainland in British Columbia during the weekend of June 7-8, 2014 on the streets outside Coquitlam Centre. The tournament is a team pre-registration event, featuring recreational and competitive 4-on-4 street hockey […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Oh My Farce!


Chris Ronald Crossroads Coffeehouse

A bit slow this week but you’re probably well immersed in the delights of Spring Break this week … aren’t you? More events in The V3H Events Calendar. What:  CANCELLED: The Business of Showbiz Panel Talk with the Pros When:  Thursday, March 27 from 11:00am – 1:00pm Where:  Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue (map) […]



April at Evergreen


Holmes and Watson Save the Empire Evergreen Cultural Centre

If you’re looking for great local music and theatre, you’ll want to check out what’s happening at Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. All year long, the arts centre plays host to a variety of shows sure to please almost everyone. Plus, with ample parking and no long drive, the whole experience is worlds easier than […]



Kids Only Swap Meets


Kids Swap Meet Port Moody Coquitlam

If you have kids – or you’re expecting – you may already know that kids swaps are great places to find kids clothes and baby gear for less. The events work like traditional swap meets, except that every table is filled with gently-used clothes, toys, books, furniture and so on. In the next few weeks […]



Get Ready for Spring at Place des Arts


Place Des Arts Coquitlam Art Classes Spring

The kids are out of school right now, enjoying Spring Break. Spring itself officially kicks off today. Little green leaves are appearing on trees, and the first flowers are blossoming. New growth is all around. If you’re feeling inspired to start something new yourself, you might want to check out the spring session, starting at […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Boots, Roots and Shoots


Port Moody Station Museum Celebrate Spring

Dig deep and celebrate spring or air out some music. Don’t forget to knock the mud off those boots before setting them a-stomping. More events in The V3H Events Calendar. TED2014 live stream at Port Moody Library this week – more details here. What: Celebrate Spring When:  Thursday, March 20 from 10:00am – 4:00pm Where: […]



Port Moody is Experiencing an Art Explosion


Kaboom Port Moody Inlet Theatre

On Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:00pm a creatively-combustible evening of art and performance is coming to Port Moody when KaBoom! takes over the City Hall Galleria. The event brings together Port Moody-based artists for an explosion of self-made fun and entertainment, where the audience is invited to participate in hands-on activities. KaBoom!’s goal is […]



Links: Construction Nightmares I Have Known


Ecowest Port Coquitlam bankrupt

Port Coquitlam home renovation company Ecowest recently filed for bankruptcy. Hundreds of homeowners are now out thousands of dollars for work that was never done. Unfortunately, I’m one of those homeowners. For a fascinating trip through my master bedroom, check out this story from Global News. The RCMP have also launched an investigation into the […]

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