Archives for May 2014

World Beat Guitarist and Singer Comes to Evergreen

Alpha Yaya Diallo Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam

Award-winning guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo is one of the hottest acts on the world music scene. This month you will have a chance to see him right here in the Tri-Cities, when he comes to Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on May 24, 2014. Diallo is originally from Guinea in West Africa. He has […]

Spring into a Creative Retreat in Port Moody

Joyelle Brandt

Spring can be a busy time for all of us. The days are longer, and it sometimes feels as if the work piles up in direct correlation with the increased sunlight. If you could use a little bit of R&R, we know of the perfect event in Port Moody. Enjoy a mini getaway without getting […]

What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Only Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Flower

This is probably the most important week in the year … and May Day festivities continue in Port Coquitlam. Woohoo! I predict that you won’t be bored, you will probably turn to handcrafting for an emergency weekend gift, and there will be at least one family tantrum somewhere in the V3H on Sunday. More events […]

Creekside Coffee Factory

Don’t be surprised if you go down to the woods today and find that one of the bears is missing. This bear is smart and knows exactly where to go for a coffee break in its neighbourhood. For every bear that ever there was knows about Creekside Coffee Factory, tucked away in the corner of […]

Links: School Budgets and Pretty Pictures

So after a lot of meetings and a lot of hand wringing, School District 43 passed their final budget. There’s a $16.3 million funding shortfall, so a lot of hard choices had to be made. Notable in the story is 91% of the district budget goes towards teaching salaries. With the BCTF and the province […]

What’s Happening at Gallery Bistro

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Gallery Bistro in Port Moody, and all that Rainer and Helen Daniels have done to revitalize this local hub of food and culture. Between the launch of their website at, weekly jam sessions, gallery shows and the delicious soup and sandwiches they’re known for, there’s lots to […]

On Your Feet: Bert Flinn Park

Bert Flinn trails photo credit afmaxwell

One of the great pleasures of living in the V3H is the abundance of trails accessible right on your doorstep, leading you into The Great Outdoors. This is especially so if you live in the Heritage Woods/Heritage Mountain area of the community where the townhome developments are interwoven with the creeks and trail system. One […]

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