Circus acts, new music series for this weekend

Music in the Park, Summer Sundays launch new seasons

Friday, July 5

Performers with American Crown Circus and Circo Osorio return to Coquitlam to begin their 10-week tour of B.C. Their shows can be seen until July 8 under the Big Top on the northeast corner of Coquitlam Centre mall (2929 Barnet Hwy.), with proceeds supporting the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday; 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; and 7 p.m. on Monday. General admission at $25 is for one adult with two kids ages 10 and under, and $10 for an additional kid’s ticket. Visit

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The Coquitlam Junior Adanacs face the New Westminster Salmonbellies at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. Visit

The city of Port Coquitlam starts its new Cinema Under the Stars series with the movie Mary Poppins Returns, featuring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, at Gates Park (2300 Reeve St.) at 9 p.m. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, snacks and bug spray to watch the musical on a 26’ tall screen. If it rains, the flick will be moved to the next available Friday. Call 604-927-8400.


Saturday, July 6

Help to raise money for paediatric cancer research through the Coquitlam-based Michael Cuccione Foundation at its annual Kick for A Cure, a day-long soccer tournament featuring family fun, entertainment and a beer garden. The event runs at the Percy Perry Stadium in Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Port Coquitlam Coun. Steve Darling, a former TV broadcaster, as its emcee. Visit


If you’ve got a broken gadget, busted bike or ripped clothing that’s in need of some TLC, bring it to the city of Port Coquitlam’s second Repair Cafe, held in the Public Works Yard (1737 Broadway St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where volunteers will be on hand to fix up your stuff — for free. Visit


Musician Taylor Meers opens the city of Port Coquitlam’s annual Music in the Park summer series with a show at 1 p.m. in Lions Park (2300 Lions Way). And, from 2 to 4 p.m., acoustic guitarist Les Finnigan hits the stage to play his original songs. Admission is free and concerts are rain or shine. Visit

Learn about Coquitlam’s French-Canadian neighbourhood of Maillardville in a walking tour on Historic Places Day. One-hour long tours will leave Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with refreshments to follow. There will be some uphill walking. The event is by donation and registration is encouraged by calling 604-516-6151 or visiting

The Coquitlam Sr. Adanacs take on the New Westminster Salmonbellies in a 7 p.m. game at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Visit

Learn how to dance Salsa, bachata, cha-cha-cha and merengue with Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone, at 8 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The Latin dance party runs from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Admission is $10. Visit


Sunday, July 7

Fill up your shopping bag at the weekly Poirier Street Farmers Market, which offers fresh produce, meat and baked goods in the parking lot of the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Go to

CUPE Local 825 hosts its annual swimming party at the Westhill Pool (203 Westhill Pl., Port Moody) from 1 to 4 p.m. with a barbecue, games and prizes. Entry is $2 (the $20 summer aquatic passes won’t be accepted). Visit

Join parishioners from the St. Andrews-Ioco United Church between 2 and 4 p.m. at the Old Mill Boathouse (2715 Esplanade Ave., Port Moody) to walk the labyrinth — an ancient form of walking mediation that’s practised around the world. The event is open to all ages. Admission is free. Visit

Russell Marsland and Lovestruck open Summer Sundays, an annual concert series at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street in Port Moody) that runs from 2 to 4 p.m. The two bands will offer a tribute to the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Admission is free; however, donations for the Crossroads Hospice Society are accepted. And don’t forget a lawn chair. Visit

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