This Week in the Tri-Cities: Daisy Day, Highland Games, Craft Beer and More!

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

What: Coronation Park Community Dialogue
When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Port Moody City Hall
The skinny: Developing a neighbourhood plan for Coronation Park in Port Moody is one of Council’s strategic priorities. We’re just getting started and want to hear your ideas, questions or concerns about the future of Coronation Park. Help us develop a made-in-Port-Moody neighbourhood plan that reflects community interests and preferences.
More info: or 604.469.4500

What: Free Fitness in the Park
When: Friday, June 19, 2015 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Westhill Park, Port Moody
The skinny: Recreation leaders will lead you through a fun and active hour using walking poles, our new outdoor circuit equipment and more. A free class for all to enjoy, advanced registration required. Session is weather permitting.
More info: or 604.469.4556

What: Life Mask Face Casting
When: Friday, June 19, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Outlet Work Room, Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam
The skinny: Mask and puppet builder Jennie Esdale leads participants in the process of creating a plaster cast of your face. Taking turns and in pairs, participants cover each other’s face in vaseline and then plaster bandages. After removing the hardened bandages, participants build a frame and fill with plaster, creating a plaster form of each participant’s face. Dress to get messy. Please bring the required supply list: 2 rolls of plaster bandages (available at art/ craft stores), a headband, scissors, large disposable plastic container, head size cardboard box. Not for those with any claustrophobia or anxiety. Your face will be completely covered with plaster gauze with the exception of small air holes. Ages 13 and up.
More info: or 604.927.8400

What: Westminster Savings Free Swim
When: Friday, June 19, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Where: City Centre Aquatic Complex, Coquitlam
The skinny: Enjoy a free swim at City Centre Aquatic Complex, courtesy of Westminster Savings.
More info: or 604.927.4386

What: Chicago
When: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:00pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam
The skinny: Known for their unique mix of rock, pop and jazz, Chicago has released over 30 albums with sales well beyond the 40 million mark. Their chart-topping singles include “Make Me Smile”, “If You Leave Me Now”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Beginnings”, “Color My World”, “Saturday in the Park”, “Just You ‘N’ Me”, “Old Days”, “Baby, What A Big Surprise” and “25 or 6 to 4”. With founding members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walt Parazaider, Chicago is one of the few major bands that have never disbanded or even taken a hiatus.
More info: or 604.516.7113

What: BC Highland Games
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 8:00am to 6:00pm
Where: Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam
The skinny: Enjoy a new and improved BC Highland Games as Simon Fraser University celebrates its 50th anniversary with special events on the field throughout the day. There will also be an expanded refreshment area and activities for kids and adults throughout the day. In pipe band competition, two of the world’s best pipe bands (SFU & Dowco Triumph Street pipe bands) will once again square off against each other, along with stiff band competition in all other grades. The best highland dancers in the Pacific Northwest will be on hand to dance jigs and reels, along with the caber-tossing heavy event athletes, solo pipers and drummers, whisky tasting tents, classic British cars, Scottish country dancing, singers and cultural tents. Bring your umbrella, a comfortable chair or sit under the covered grandstands with a cold refreshment. The 2015 BC Highland Games & Scottish Festival is a time to relax, enjoy music and camaraderie and get in touch with your Highland or Celtic ancestry.
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What: Daisy Day
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 1000 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
The skinny: The 5th Annual Daisy Day Festival is taking over Austin Heights this weekend. They are expanding our stage line up to include high profile children’s entertainment, a roaming magician, new cultural entertainers, great bands, along with festival favourites from previous years. It promises to be another spectacular street festival. The family fun kicks off with a free pancake breakfast at 9:00am and just keeps rolling all day. There’s live entertainment, kids activities, food and prizes.
More info: or 604.765.2055

What: 16th Annual Show and Shine
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00pm
Where: Kyle Centre, Port Moody
The skinny: See all the wonderful prized antique, classic and modified cars. Get involved and vote for your favourite car! Bring your appetite – BBQ burgers & smokies available 11:00am-5:00pm. Parking lot daytime to include DJ John Comeau, the A&W Root Bear, Raffles, and 50/50 Draws. Drop by the Legion membership booth and consider becoming more involved. For those 19+ head to the Lounge to enjoy The original “Teen Angel” Bob Marlowe 2:00-5:00pm and Gino Vegas show 7:00-11:00pm.
More info: or 604.936.1312

What: CUPE Families Give Back
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
The skinny: The Tri Cities Canadian Union of Public Employees Locals are inviting CUPE Members and the Public to Rocky Point Park in Port Moody for the Second Annual CUPE Families Give Back BBQ! They will be hosting a free hot dog BBQ along with face-painting, mini golf, tattoos, balloons, crafts, Cotton Candy donated by the Cotton Candy Kids, games and more! Local musician and son of two very proud CUPE members Roy Marshall will be playing live music all afternoon! All donations are going directly to SHARE Family and Community Services​, who will be on site.
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What: Westminster Savings Free Skate
When: Saturday, June 20, 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: or 604.927.6027

What: Coquitlam in Bloom
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 2:00–5:00pm
Where: Mackin Park, Coquitlam
The skinny: Join the fun at Mackin Park for one of the the most awesome events ever! Organizers will have eco-sculpture planting, banner painting chalk art, yarn bombing and more. There’s something for all ages and abilities. Drop by and have some fun connecting with nature and neighbours. There’s nothing else like it!
More info: or 604.927.6224

What: Collective Soul
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
Where: Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam
The skinny: It was in 1992 when Collective Soul was formed in the small town of Stockbridge, Georgia by songwriter and lead vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, lead guitarist Ross Childress, bassist Will Turpin and drummer Shane Evans. The following year, they released their first album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid on the Atlanta indie label, Rising Storm. The album – which featured the #1 hit single, “Shine” – was picked up the following year by Atlantic Records and went on to achieve Double Platinum status. Their next album, Collective Soul – released in 1995 – spawned the #1 hits, “December”, “Where The River Flows” and “The World I Know”. The album went Triple Platinum and spent 76 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 charts.
More info: or 604.516.7113

What: Lafarge Lake Annual Free Fishing Day
When: Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Lafarge Lake, Coquitlam
The skinny: This is a free family-friendly day of fishy fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend – when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a licence. Lafarge Lake is stocked for the day and volunteers are available to teach fishing techniques. The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC will be stocking the lake with rainbow trout in the morning, kids are welcome to assist the hatchery staff during the stocking. There will be a netted area for new fishermen who have no experiences in catching trout. Experts will be on site to teach participants new techniques on catching rainbow trout. Other activities include fly tying, casting lessons and salmon raffle. Some fantastic prizes will be given away at the end of the event.
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What: National Aboriginal Day Workshops
When: Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Port Moody Station Museum
The skinny: Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at the Port Moody Station Museum with displays, a slideshow, and two workshops from Alice Guss (Tsawaysia Spukwus). Tsawaysia specializes in language and culture while providing innovative learning opportunities for students. The Drum Workshop takes place from 10:00am to 12:00pm, and the Cedar Basket Workshop runs from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Previous paid registration required for the workshops.
More info: or 604.939.1648

What: Aboriginal Day/Father’s Day Tree Tour
When: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:00pm
Where: Henry Esson Young (HEY) Building, Riverview Hospital, Coquitlam
The skinny: Explore the more remote corners of the Riverview Hospital grounds and enjoy the fabulous naturescaping in Finnie’s Garden. Walks and tours are free and open to the public and run rain or shine. They are led by members of the Riverview Horticulture Centre Society and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy shoes or boots. Children are always welcome. Dogs must be on ‘leash’.
More info: or 604.290.9910

What: The Art of Craft Beer
When: Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00pm
Where: Yellow Dog Brewing, Port Moody
The skinny: Enjoy the first of these tastings and talks presented by the Port Moody Arts Centre with Yellow Dog Brewing Co. This is your chance to develop a good head for beer! Participants receive a private group tour of the site with Certified Cicerone, Kate McKinney. Each tour is limited to 30 people per session. In addition to a tour of the brewery, attendees receive a five ounce Yellow Dog tasting glass, a light snack and a tasting of the finest brews at Yellow Dog in the relaxed atmosphere of their picnic area. Attendees must be 19 years of age with a valid ID, checked upon arrival. No ID, no tasting – no exceptions!
More info: or 604.931.2008

What: International Yoga Day
When: Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:30pm
Where: Centennial Pavilion, Coquitlam
The skinny: Join Coquitlam in celebrating International Yoga Day! The city will be offering a free drop-in yoga class followed by refreshments.
More info: or 604.927.6004

What: St. Jean Baptiste Day
When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Mackin Park, Coquitlam
The skinny: Pack a picnic and come celebrate Jean Baptiste Day at Mackin Park! You can expect fun for the whole family including a zipline, trampoline, rock wall and TumbleBus. And the best part? It’s free.
More info: or 604.516.6151

What: Drawing from Life in the AGE
When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam
The skinny: On the last Wednesday of each month, the Art Gallery at Evergreen is transformed into a drawing studio. Each exhibition provides artists of all skill levels with a unique environment and atmosphere for drawing from a model. Drawing from Life sessions alternate between male and female models who pose undraped. Drawing boards supplied. Please provide your own drawing supplies. Space is limited to twelve participants per session. No advance registration required but it is encouraged to ensure your place.
More info: or 604.927.6552

What: TransPort Moody Public Advisory Committee
When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:00pm
Where: Inlet Centre Firehall, Port Moody
The skinny: The City of Port Moody is updating its 2005 Master Transportation Plan (MTP) to improve how community members and visitors travel in and though our city. Port Moody is growing, and as this trend continues our existing transportation network will face significant pressure. The MTP will guide investments in transportation over the next 25 years and beyond by identifying ways to encourage walking cycling, and using transit – whether you’re travelling to school, work, or play. If you wish to give your input at the Public Advisory Committee, please contact the organizers in advance.
More info: or 604.469.4567

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