Things to Do: Field Day, rose show & the Shuffle

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Friday, June 22

SHUFFLE ALONG
Visit the 13 locations listed in the Shuffle guide to check out the art in the City of the Arts: Port Moody. From 5:30 to 9 p.m., several artists, artisans and art groups will showcase their wares and give live demonstrations around Moody Centre including the Port Moody Arts Centre and Gallery Bistro. For a map, visit pomoarts.ca.

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KIDS MAGIC
Families can see tricks by magician Chris Capehart in the Vancouver Magic Circle’s show, at 6 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Tickets at $10 are via eventbrite.ca.

 


Saturday, June 23

EP FIELD DAY
Learn what amateur radio operators do at the EPCOM Field Day, a North American contest that takes place locally at Castle Park (2252 Castle Cres., Port Coquitlam). Visit epcom.ca.

ART, PHOTOS
Members of the Coquitlam Art Club at Dogwood Pavilion show and sell their paintings for the group’s 10th annual gathering, in the Centennial Pavilion (620 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 4 p,.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, walk over to Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) for the sixth annual Dogwood Photo Show, running at the same times. Portraits are by donation and door prizes will be given out. Visit coquitlam.ca.

BOOK WORMS
Kids can kick off the summer by joining a Coquitlam Public Library reading club, which launches at the Poirier branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 10 a.m. Visit coqlibrary.ca.

BIKES AGAINST BULLIES
Grab your two wheels and helmet and head to Trev Deeley Motorcycles (1875 Boundary Rd., Vancouver) for a ride to Coquitlam, in support of the Amanda Todd Legacy Society — a mental health organization founded by Port Coquitlam mom Carol Todd following the suicide of her daughter, Amanda, a SD43 student, in 2012. The fundraiser concludes at Micky’s Public House (170 Golden Dr., Coquitlam). Visit amandatoddlegacy.org.

BLOOMIN’ FUN
See a tractor dance and climbing demonstrations, and take part in an obstacle course and yoga class at the city of Coquitlam’s Bloom Day in Mundy Park (641 Hillcrest St., Coquitlam) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is part of the Communities in Bloom competition, when national judges will tour the city from July 18 to 20. Visit coquitlam.ca.

A ROSE IS A ROSE
The Fraser Pacific Rose Society show fills the Mike Butler Room in Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) with flowers for its annual event, which runs today from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public can vote on the People’s Choice awards for the most fragrant rose and favourite floral design (prizes will be handed out at 3 p.m. Sunday). Entry is $3.50 at the door; no cost for kids under 10 if accompanied by an adult. Visit fprosesociety.org.

CITY FAIR
Port Moody families can take part in free activities at city hall (100 Newport Dr.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the first-ever Port Moody Community Fair. Kids can ride down the inflatable slide, take a trip on a mini train, play video arcade games, see the Science World demonstrations and enter to win prizes. Visit portmoody.ca.

KISS A COD
A Newfie Kitchen Party will be whipped up at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St., Port Moody) from 4 to 8 p.m. Feast on a traditional East Coast-style lobster dinner with potato salad and dance to music from the band New Fish. An hour before, historian John Goheen will talk about the Newfoundland Regiment and Battle of Beaumont-Hamel as part of the Great War lecture series. Call 604-949-1648 or visit portmoodymuseum.org.

BLUEGRASS MUSIC
Coquitlam banjoist Devon Wells joins Juno-award winning bassist Russell Sholberg and guitarist Chris Russell at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) for a concert at 8 p.m. For tickets to the Wildwood Fire show, visit gallerybistroportmoody.com.

 

Sunday, June 24

RC PLANES
Drive up Pipeline Road (past the Cewe gravel pit) to Upper Coquitlam River Park where members of the West Coast Radio Control Aircraft Flyers will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with support from the city of Coquitlam and the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada. Learn how to navigate remote control airplanes from take off to landing with experienced pilots. Visit wcrcaf.com.

EAT YOUR GREENS
Vendors with the Coquitlam Farmers Market sell Fraser Valley strawberries, homemade bread and more in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.

BONJOUR!
Celebrate St. Jean Baptiste Day — the annual fete of French-Canadian culture — with La Société francophone de Maillardville, at Chez-Nous (209 Lebleu St., Coquitlam) from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit maillardville.com/en.

POMO HERITAGE
Representatives from Port Coquitlam’s Nicol Brothers moving company will be the guest speakers at the Port Moody Heritage Society’s annual general meeting, which starts at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) at 3 p.m. There will also be a video by the Alberta Museums Association on Climate Change before the museum’s next exhibit is unveiled. Visit portmoodymuseum.org.

jcleugh@tricitynews.com
 

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