This Week in the Tri-Cities: Victoria Day Long Weekend

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. And check out the May Tarotscope, hot off the presses!

What: Heritage Book Club
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Mackin House Museum, Coquitlam
The skinny: Join in on the next Heritage Book Club meeting to discuss Burmese Days by George Orwell.
More info: 604.516.6151

What: The Search for the Perfect Pint
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre & Galleria, Port Moody
The skinny: The Rotary Club of Port Moody is again hosting this upscale brewery festival. Guests will appreciate the craftsmanship of beer, while enjoying live music, and food from various local eateries, all while sampling locally crafted beer from microbreweries, regional specialty and traditional breweries. The Rotary Club of Port Moody is organizing this event to benefit Rotary supported charities in the Tri-Cities area.
More info: 604.469.4556 or

What: FREE Yoga in the Park
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:00pm
Where: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
The skinny: Strengthen your body and relax your mind. Please bring a mat and towel. Registration is required – reference course # 55963.
More info: 604.469.4556 or

What: Vintage Vegas Charity Bash
When: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:30pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam
The skinny: This celebration raises funds and awareness to help feed vulnerable kids in the community through the Nutritional Snack Program. The event is presented by Scotiabank and created entirely by the Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society. The goal is to double our funds raised from last year and expand the Snack Program into more schools in the community. Attend this fun “Vintage Vegas” casino themed event and have a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas, courtesy of Flight Centre.
More info: 604.927.6555 or

What: Quartetto Gelato
When: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
The skinny: For nearly two decades, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humor. Classical in training, eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato not only thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.
More info: 604.927.6555 or

What: Westminster Savings Free Skate
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 2:00–3:15pm or 3:45–5:00pm
Where: Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, Coquitlam
The skinny: Enjoy a free skate at Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex, courtesy of Westminster Savings. Free skate and helmet rentals. Maximum of 200 participants per session. Wristbands will be given out thirty minutes prior to the session.
More info: 604.927.4386 or

What: The Comic Strippers: A Male Stripper Parody and Improv Comedy Show
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
The skinny: Back by popular demand, The Comic Strippers return to Coquitlam for another night of hysterical mayhem. The Comic Strippers are a fictitious male stripper troupe. They sing, they “dance”, they try to be sexy…it just comes out funny. Semi undressed and completely unscripted, they take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy. A show for all genders. Ages 19+ only. No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity!
More info: 604.927.6555 or

What: Moms Connect Roundtable
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 1:30 to 2:30pm
Where: Recreation Complex Childminding Room, Port Moody
The skinny: If you’ve recently welcomed your first baby, or moved to Port Moody with your family, and are therefore looking to make new local “mom friends” with babies the same age, Port Moody. Stop by the Recreation Complex Childminding Room and share what the perfect Mommy Group would be like for you! We’re going to take your feedback and try to introduce a new Mommy Group program starting this Fall.
More info: 604.469.4500

What: Restorative Yoga Workshop
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Kyle Centre, Port Moody
The skinny: Restorative yoga is the centering of your breath and body – aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. This workshop will help you to relax muscles, lower anxiety and relieve chronic pain. Facilitated by Connie Meisner.
More info: 604.469.4500

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  1. Carol Lawton says:

    Hi there,

    Today I noticed this link in The V3H. com. reading, “This Week in the Tri-Cities: Victoria Day Long Weekend.” However, unfortunately I seem to disagree, finding this information misleading, leaving me both frustrated and disappointed but far from the end of the world 🙂 I live in Coquitlam and am looking for ideas in the Tri-City area; five included aren’t over the long weekend with another two tonight leaving little planning time or a Victoria Long Weekend activity so am confused why they are on this list. The first three listed were yesterday with the last two on May 20th . They are or were seven activities added that don’t suit this particular list for the Victoria long weekend.

    I’m sorry to say but I’d rather go with ‘Less is better’, choose a different title and have what truly fits in a titled category rather than elongate as I see here. These comments above are only my perception of what I see; I’m quite sure there was a reason for a longer list and that’s your choice what to include. Please don’t think I am a bitter, judgemental individual with nothing better to do. The following will show that is the case 🙂

    I very much appreciate the reminder information regarding the Inlet Trail. I’ve never walked the boardwalk. With both friends and my littl’ doggie, I have spent many hours at Rocky Point Park. This is something I will definitely do with hope the forecast is correct, not including rain, this long weekend and in future.

    Carol ✿

    • Hi Carol. It’s a “this week in the Tri-Cities” events post, not just the weekend. Every Wednesday we publish a selection of events in the Tri-Cities for the coming week. Thanks for coming by.