Indigenous, Field and Daisy days this weekend

Also, Heritage Woods secondary graduate Ghazal Azarbad appears at Bard on the Beach, in The Taming of the Shrew.

Friday, June 21

ART SHUFFLE
Take a walk around Moody Centre for the 2nd annual Shuffle, an art walk featuring dozens of artists, musicians and performers in action. Sponsored in part by The Tri-City News, the self-guided walk from 4 to 8 p.m. includes 18 venues in the neighbourhood, and in and around Brewers Row. Follow the social media handle @portmoodyartwalk for activity and performance updates. Go to facebook.com/PortMoodyArtWalk/ for the venue locations and participating artists.

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SOLSTICE CYCLE
Ride with volunteers from the Burke Mountain Naturalists as they mark the longest day of the year and the start of summer. The 18-km flat route includes scenes of the Coquitlam River and Town Centre Park, starting at 6 p.m. Call 604-939-4039. Visit burkemountainnaturalists.ca.

INDIGENOUS DAY
Take part in a water blessing ceremony with Elder Ta7ah Amy George and Charlene Aleck from Tslei Waututh Nation as they celebrate National Indigenous Day, at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street) from 6 to 9:30 p.m. A feast will be served at 7:30 p.m. (bring your meal kits) and entertainment by the M’Girls and Curtis Clearsky and the Constellations begins at 8 p.m. To register a spot in a canoe, go to eventbrite.ca. Visit noonscreek.org or email welcomepostproject@gmail.com. SD43 Aboriginal Education students and staff also host a festival at the park, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

FILMMAKERS
Catch the new film by Robert Randall and the Young Actors Project that premieres Everthing You Ever Wanted in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 7 p.m. The flick tells the story of a teen and her obsession with a YouTube star. Tickets at the door are $8 or email robert@youngactorsproject.ca.

 

Saturday, June 22
 

EP FIELD DAY
See amateur radio operators with Port Coquitlam’s Emergency Preparedness Communications group — or EPCOM, home of VE7PCE and the VA7RPC repeater — run their demo at Castle Park (2252 Castle Park, Port Coquitlam) all day as part of the American Radio Relay League Field Day. Visit epcom.ca. Meanwhile, the Coquitlam, Burnaby and New Westminster amateur radio clubs will jointly conduct their annual Field Day at Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave., Coquitlam) from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday; they will be located near Porter Street. The Coquitlam Amateur Radio and Emergency Services Society (CARESS) has its main headquarters at Riverview Hospital. Visit ve7scc.org.

ART, PHOTO SHOWS
Members of the Coquitlam Art Club and the Dogwood Photo Group display and sell their work at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; portraits by the photographers are by donation. Admission is free and door prizes are available.

DAISY DAY
Head over to Lebleu Street in Coquitlam from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Daisy Day, a free family festival organized for the 9th year by the Austin Heights Business Improvement Association. Activities and entertainment abound. Visit austinheights.ca.

OLD ANIMATION
Learn about early filmmaking from Cinemagic — and create animation strips to use on the Zoetrope and Praxinoscope devices — at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), a workshop presented by the Coquitlam Heritage Society from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The class is suitable for ages 7 and up; registration is $10 via coquitlamheritage.ca or call 604-516-6151.

FAVOURITE ROSES
Take in the fragrant scents from the flowers exhibited in the Fraser Pacific Rose Society annual rose and floral art show and contest, happening today from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). Admission is $3.50 (no cost for kids 10 and under when accompanied by an adult). Visit fprosesociety.org.

CANCER CAMP
Lace up your runners for the 5k walk/run in support of the inaugural West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation Day Camp, a summer gathering for children and families living with cancer and blood disorders. The fundraiser is organized by Dragonfly Racing, with $5 from each entry going to the cause. The walk/run starts at 7 p.m. at Trasolini Field, located behind the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.), with the finish at Rocky Point Park. Entry is $25/$20; register via freestylefitnessbc.com or go to wckfoundation.ca.

SALSA PARTY
It’s the 11th anniversary for the Hot Salsa Dance Zone and it’s going to celebrate with a big bash in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). A beginners’ salsa, bachata and merengue lesson is at 8 p.m. while the dance floor heats up after 9 p.m. Stay for the birthday cake with organizers Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler. Admission is $10. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.

 

Sunday, June 23
 

RC AIRPLANES
Families can learn how to fly remote control airplanes at the annual West Coast Radio Control Aircraft Flyers (WCRCAF) open house, on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Upper Coquitlam River Park (at the north end of Pipeline Road, past the CEWE gravel pitt). Visit wcrcaf.com.

GREEN THUMBS
The Poirier Street Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam), hosts a gardening workshop on edible container planting, with the Inspiration Garden staff at 10 and 11:30 a.m. The cost is $10; register via makebakegrow.com.

SUMMER CARNIVAL
A family festival featuring live music, games and children’s activities runs from 1 to 8 p.m. at TD Community Plaza, on the east side of Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way). Free entry; food donations will be accepted for the food bank. Visit 623carnival.vccstm.ca.
 

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