Things to Do: Run for Terry Fox, cancer research on Sunday

Weekend activities for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.


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Friday, Sept. 14

Cobs Bread in Sunwood Square (250-3025 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam) has a campaign this weekend with the Breakfast Club of Canada. Call 604-472-1144.

The Crossroads Hospice Society’s coffeehouse concerts restart after the summer break in the Michael Wright Gallery in the Gathering Place at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (beside PoCo city hall), from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Fraser-Henderson is the headliner. Admission is $5 and supports the society. Call 604-927-7900 or visit

As part of its international music series, the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) hosts clarinetist Francois Houle for a show at 8 p.m. with Itamar Erez on guitar and Tim Gerwing on dumbek; a dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Call 604-937-0998 or visit

As part of PoCo Heritage’s The Secret Life of Trees exhibit, organizers are hosting a free Yoga in the Park session, starting at 7 p.m. in Elks Park (2370 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) and led by Hyde Creek recreation complex instructors. Call 604-927-8403 or visit

Port Moody filmmaker Eva Wunderman shows her latest work, Edna’s Bloodline, in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.) at Port Moody city hall. The screening at 7:30 p.m. is courtesy of the Port Moody Film Society. Wunderman will be on hand to answer questions about the documentary afterward. Tickets are $5 for society members and $7 for non-society members (plus a $5 for an annual society membership). Visit

Attention East Coasters: the Derina Harvey Band whips it up at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) to launch the Coquitlam venue’s new season. Tickets are $20 via the box office at 604-927-6555 or online at And don’t forget to tour the art gallery, where Gemaine Koh will open her new exhibit, Home Made Home, from 6 to 8 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 15

The 1st Port Coquitlam Scouts will collect refundable empties to raise funds for their annual operations. For assured pick-up, call 604-704-5972 the evening before or day of. Or stop in at Kilmer elementary (1575 Knappen St., PoCo) between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to drop off your bottles.

It’s the 109th birthday for Mackin House, the Coquitlam heritage home at the corner of Brunette Avenue and King Edward Street that was built for senior staff at the now-defunct Fraser Mills sawmill. Staff and volunteers with the Coquitlam Heritage Society are throwing a party from noon to 3 p.m. with Celtic music from Black Sheep; visitors can also make crafts, watch baking demos and take part in heritage activities. Admission is by donation. Visit

Take the family to the Poirier Forum (618 Poirier St., Coquitlam) where the city hosts a free sports fair — with 15 Coquitlam sports groups — as part of this year’s Communities in Bloom program. From 1 to 3 p.m., find out about lacrosse, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and soccer clubs in the city. Visit

Make a tiny home — but on a smaller scale than exhibiting artist Germaine Koh — at the Westminster Savings Family Day, which runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Admission is free. Visit

Members of the Coquitlam Legion will parade through Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery (621 Robinson St., Coquitlam) at 2 p.m. to “connect, remember and honour” the city’s veterans. No cost to attend. Visit

Admission and rentals are free for a skate at the Port Coquitlam recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave., PoCo) from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m., thanks to the Port Coquitlam Elks Club. Supplies are limited. Call 604-927-7970.

The fifth annual Music for the Hearts — a fundraiser for the BC Schizophrenia Society — starts at 5 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) and will include many mental health advocates on hand as well as special performances. Tickets at $15 include dinner. Visit

Learn about curling at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) from 5 to 9 p.m. when the Port Moody Curling Club hosts an open house. No cost for admission. Visit

The modern bluegrass and folk band Story House is at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) for a concert at 8 p.m.; a dinner will be available at 7 p.m. Call 604-937-0998 or visit

The Hot Salsa Dance Zone hosts its Mexican Independence Day bash from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam); a dance class will be held at 8 p.m. with Alberto and Teresa. Admission is $10 and parking is free or take the Evergreen Extension to Lafarge Lake-Douglas. Visit

Sunday, Sept. 16

Musician Jana Seale will entertain at the weekly Poirier Street Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit

You can take part in one of the four Terry Fox runs in the Tri-Cities:
• in Fox’s hometown of PoCo (10 a.m. start at Hyde Creek recreation centre, 1379 Laurier St., with three-time cancer survivor Debbie Middleton delivering the keynote speech);
• Coquitlam (10 a.m. start at Mundy Park, 641 Hillcrest St., with Marathon of Hope publicist Bill Vigars delivering the keynote);
• Port Moody (10 a.m. start at Rocky Point Park, 2800-block of Murray St.);
• and Anmore (12:30 p.m. start at Spirit Park, 2697 Sunnyside Rd. with Terry Fox Foundation BC/Yukon director Donna White as keynote).
Register in advance online via

If you’re looking for great deals on children’s used clothing, toys and books for the start of the school year, head over to the Poirier community centre (630 Poirier St., Coquitlam) where the city hosts a a kids’ swap meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Visit

The Mossom Creek Hatchery (located at the end of Mossom Creek Drive, Port Moody) hosts a free yoga-in-nature class from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Bring a yoga mat, straps and blocks, if needed. Visit

The Gate, a movie about the Baha’i faith, rolls in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 2:30 p.m., courtesy of the Baha’i Community of Port Moody. Visit for tickets.

What do you think about electronic billboards when you’re driving? Do they distract or inform you? The city of Coquitlam is asking residents for feedback as city council mulls the topic. The deadline to give your opinion is today. Visit to take the survey. As well, the city of Port Coquitlam seeks comment on potential cannabis dispensaries as recreational weed sales will be legal Oct. 17, under federal legislation. Take the city survey by Oct. 1 via And PoCo is also reaching out to the public about shared off-leash dog spaces; go to by Sept. 24.


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