Your Weekend: Time to hunt for Easter eggs

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody

Friday, April 19

The Burke Mountain Homes’ Easter egg hunt is in a new location this year: Smiling Creek elementary school (3456 Princeton Ave., Coquitlam). Hosted by realtor Rebecca Permack, the event ­— for Burke Mountain residents only — will raise funds for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation in aid of Tri-City Transitions. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with races for newborns to kids up to the age of four starting their hunt at 11 a.m.; children ages five and up begin at 11:30 a.m. Admission is a $5 minimum donation per family. Bring an Easter basket to collect chocolate eggs. Visit

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Lace up your skates for a Good Friday twirl at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from noon to 1:15 p.m. or 1:30 to 3 p.m. The cost at $2 includes rentals. Call 604-927-4386 or visit


Saturday, April 20


More than 60 homeowners in Port Moody will sell their second-hand goods from their yards in the annual city-wide garage sale, taking place during Earth Week starting at 9 a.m. For a list of participating addresses, visit

Preschoolers and kids in elementary school — ages four to eight — can make Easter chocolate bunnies and eggs at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) from noon to 1 p.m. Bring an apron for the workshop. And kids ages eight to 14 can decorate Easter cupcakes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Register at; the cost is $10 per child.

Musician Marnie Grey performs at the city of Port Coquitlam’s annual Easter Arts Carnival, running from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Leigh Square Community Arts Village (beside PoCo city hall). A ukulele workshop will start at 1:45 p.m. in the Michael Wright Art Gallery while, at 2:30 p.m., Terry Fox librarians will read. An Easter scavenger hunt, cookie decorating and face painting are also on the agenda. Admission for kids ages one to 12 is $11 per child. Register by calling 604-927-7529 or visit

Tots and preschool-aged children can chill with dad at the Terry Fox Library (2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam) during Dad Time, Library Time!, at 2 p.m. Visit

The Vancouver Magic Circle presents the all-ages show Magic! with Ice McDonald, at 7 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Go to or

Join Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szfler in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for a Latin dance lesson at 8 p.m. followed by a party until 12:30 a.m. Cost is $10 at the door. Visit


Sunday, April 21


Families can search for Easter eggs around the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy the morning entertainment by magician Chris Yuill, a dancing dog show by Joyce Johnstone and her border collies and take part in Easter activities. The cost is $10 per child (cash only); free for adults. Park next door at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street). No registration needed for the annual event. Call 604-939-1648 or visit


Monday, April 22

The city of Coquitlam marks Easter Monday with an all-ages themed skate at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from noon to 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Games, crafts and activities are on and off the ice. Admission at $2 includes rentals. Call 604-927-4386 or visit

Families with kids ages one to six can drop into the Mabbett Room at the Port Coquitlam recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam) for Playmania, from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $3 per child or $5 for two children. Visit

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