This Week in the Tri-Cities: Pie, Improv, Films and More


Second Storey Theatre Port Coquitlam

Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening this week in the Tri-Cities. And, as always, there are even more events in The V3H listed on our Events Calendar.

What: Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation Charity Golf Classic
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Where: Swan-E-Set Resort and Country Club, Pitt Meadows
The skinny: Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s Charity Golf Classic is held at one of the finest golf resorts in the Lower Mainland featuring two 18 hole championship courses. Your sponsorship is a fun way to increase your visibility and support enhanced healthcare delivery in our community hospital. With your sponsorship you’ll enjoy a day of networking and an awesome golfers package filled with breakfast at a morning patio party, the finest food and beverages on 2 courses, contests with thousands of dollars in prizes, fabulous auction items, and a dinner party!
More info: erhf.ca/event-calendar/charity-golf-classic or 604.469.3102

What: An Evening at the Museum: PoCo in the 1950s
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
Where: Heritage at Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Bryan Ness will be taking a look at how Port Coquitlam looked in the 1950s.
More info: www.pocoheritage.org or 604.927.8403

What: Building a Power Resume
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00pm
Where: Port Moody Public Library
The skinny: A strong resume Is crucial. It will catch the attention of employers and help get that interview. Learn how to choose the right resume style and add the “wow” factor that will make you stand out and land that new job. Call to reserve a seat. This program is in partnership with Training Innovations, Port Moody.
More info: 604.469.4577

What: explorASIAN 2015 Recognition Gala
When: Friday, May 29, 2015 from 6:00 to 11:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre, Port Moody
The skinny: explorASIAN 2015 is pleased to present an evening of Iranian cuisine, performances, cocktails, dancing, raffle and auction. Featured will be vocalist Soley with the Vashan Ensemble and dancer Lia Fallah. Recognized for their fine community work will be the Tri Cities Iranian Cultural Society, Society of Iranian Canadian Professionals and Persian Cultural and Art Institute.
More info: www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=c53b364e14a11cd9cd23b270b0d2beb6 or 604.440.8020

What: Gabi & Jules a la Mode
When: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Where: Caffe Divano, Port Moody
The skinny: In a world where nearly everything is par-baked, frozen and shipped for thousands of miles before it meets your lips, Lisa and Patrick Beecroft are bucking the trend to make homemade a reality. Building on the success of their boutique coffee shops, Caffe Divano, Lisa and Patrick are launching Gabi & Jules. Gabi & Jules is a new line of locally made baked goods including artisan pies, jams, granola and scone mixes to enjoy at home. More than simply their children’s names, Gabi & Jules is a labour of love to support their family and the Autism Support Network. The first event is a pie and ice cream tasting evening. The evening includes a flight of Gabi & Jules pie samples paired with Rocky Point Ice Cream, complimentary teas, coffees and wines, music and prizes. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance online.
More info: caffedivano.ca/gabiandjules

What: Whose Got Talent Anyway
When: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 7:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Imagine a night where improvised comedy collides with a talent show of epic proportions. Imagine a night where two teams of improvisers are pit against each other to see who really has the necessary skills to take home the win. Are you ready for Whose Got Talent Anyway? Second Storey Theatre’s improvisers sure aren’t, because they won’t know the lineup of challenges until they’re thrown into this improvised night of talent…or lack thereof. The best part? You and the rest of the audience will have the power to decide which team of improvisers walks away victorious.
More info: www.secondstoreytheatre.com or 604.945.9981

What: VSO Tiny Tots: Let Your Music Shine
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:00am and 11:30am
Where: Terry Fox Theatre, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: We’re going on a picnic! This playful show introduces children and families to the music of Claude Debussy where the audience will move along to classic “miniatures” of his most famous melodies. Sing-a-long favorites and musical games round out the fun. Children are encouraged to bring their own teddy bears to the concert.
More info: www.vancouversymphony.ca/concert/14TOTT04 or 604.876.3434

What: Family Fun Day
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Place Maillardville, Coquitlam
The skinny: Free activities include games and crafts, face painting, seed planting , Vancouver Tumblebus and more. You can also enter the draw for fabulous prizes, enjoy the BBQ and live DJ, and feel good because all proceeds go towards sending kids to camp.
More info: www.placemaillardville.ca or 604.933.6166

What: Community Book Drive
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: PoCo Building Supplies, 2560 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Start gathering your gently used books! This will be a great way to donate kids or grown-up books to promote literacy in our community. These books will be given to the Share’d Treasures Thrift Store as net proceeds from the sale of the books will go towards supporting Tri-Cities SHARE programs like: The SHARE Food Bank, SHARE Family Resource Centres and Children’s Programs.
More info: www.brandonlarson.ca/books or 604.942.7300

What: Polish Culture and Heritage Days
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 2:00 to 10:00pm and Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 12:00 to 5:00pm
Where: Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Folk Dance, Artistic Program, (dance under the sky till 10 pm on Saturday with Victoria band), Children Activities, Food and Beverages at Elks Hall (pierogies, hunter stew, potato pancakes and more). Lottery – a lot of prizes (special two nights in Gdansk, Poland for people traveling to Europe).
More info: www.poloneztri-city.org or 604.380.3805

What: BC Uncorked: The Art of Food and Wine
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:30pm
Where: Heritage Woods Secondary, Port Moody
The skinny: This wine-tasting event showcases new and current releases from top BC wineries, and raises funds for The Ride to Conquer Cancer. And, it should come as no surprise, that it’s a hit every time it happens. This time the event features more than 40 wineries and eateries. Prepare to spend a relaxing evening exploring the wines at your own pace. Your ticket price includes free parking, access to the event, samples of all available wines, light snacks and live background music. There is also a silent auction so prepare to place your bids, and enter the draw to win a wine fridge. And if you’re enjoying the wines you’ll want to check out the on-site wine store.
More info: bcuncorked.ca or 604.463.1998

What: Como Lake Fishing Derby
When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 7:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Como Lake, Coquitlam
The skinny: A free event for youth under 16 years of age, the Como Lake Fishing Derby has prize giveaways and a pancake breakfast available for a nominal charge. The event is hosted by the Coquitlam Festival Society, the Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam and the Port Coquitlam Rod and Gun Club. Hundreds of prizes are awarded each year for a variety of catches, from the largest and smallest fish to the strangest catch of the day. As the children fish, parents are welcome to enjoy a pancake breakfast cooked by the Coquitlam Kinsmen Club. Remember to bring your own fishing pole and bait.
More info: www.festivalcoquitlam.ca/events/como-lake-fishing-derby

What: Free Orientation at the Outdoor Gym
When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30pm
Where: Gates Park, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Complete your workout outdoors at Gates Park! A qualified instructor will teach you to use the new equipment. Session is free but registration is required at experienceit.ca using code 6374.
More info: www.pocomotion.ca or 604.927.7983

What: Chess Club and Letter to My Future Self
When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 7:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre, Port Moody
The skinny: The Young Actors Project is proud to present two new movie projects and an original stage play from Leo Award winning filmmaker Robert Randall. Chess Club is a new web series. Popular girl Frankie Turner, blackmailed by the school principal, is forced to join a group of misfits in the middle school chess club. Will her reputation survive? And what secret is she hiding? Letter to my Future Self is a short film about a teen girl who receives a letter she wrote to herself when she was 8 and dreaming of being a teenager. But now, confronted with her younger self, she’s forced to deal with the fact that nothing turned out the way she wanted. Live stage presentations will round out an entertaining night of premieres.
More info: www.youngactorsproject.ca or 604.318.0881

What: Whitesnake: The Purple Tour
When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam
The skinny: Iconic rockers Whitesnake will be hitting the road this spring with their North American tour. Formed in 1977 and steered by English singer-songwriter and former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale, Whitesnake carries a rightful reputation as one of the world’s leading bands. Coverdale’s blues & soul roots combined with rock & roll have consistently shaped the Snake’s sound. Their ascent to the top was confirmed with 1987’s self-titled mega-platinum album which featured the band’s two #1 singles, “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” along with “Still of the Night” and “Give Me All Your Love”. Additional hits include “Love Ain’t No Stranger”, “Slow an’ Easy”, “Fool for Your Loving” and “The Deeper the Love”.
More info: www.ticketmaster.ca or 604.523.6888

What: Rhymes of Times: Tippity Tap
When: Monday, June 1, 2015 at 10:30am
Where: Heritage at Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Facilitated by Julie Schmidt. Come share how you danced through life.
More info: www.pocoheritage.org or 604.927.8403

What: Spirit of the Coast
When: Monday, June 1, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30m
Where: Terry Fox Library, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Join professional wilderness guide Chris Cooper as he recounts his Spirit of the Coast journey, a 1,200 km canoe trip from the Fraser River to the Alaskan border. The 90 day trek was made with an international team comprised of members from British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Scotland, England, the United States and the Kwantlen Nation. Registration appreciated.
More info: www.fvrl.bc.ca/locations/terry_fox_library.php or 604.927.7999

What: The Stories behind the Pictures: School’s Out For Summer
When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 10:30-11:30am
Where: Heritage at Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: The month of June signifies the end of another school year, and the beginning of those lazy days of summer. Please join the Heritage Detectives as we look back on the early days of reading, writing and arithmetic in PoCo. As always, any photos and memories you can bring to share most welcome.
More info: www.pocoheritage.org or 604.927.8403

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