Friday, Feb. 19
Tri-City history groups are marking Heritage Week in B.C. with a variety of online programs and resources under the theme “Where do you find heritage?” The Coquitlam Heritage Society has free virtual tours about family life in Maillardville, aimed for pre-school to Grade 1 students as well as Mackin House tours in French. Visit coquitlamheritage.ca to register for the free events. In Port Coquitlam, you can download a printable map for the PoCo Heritage Art Walk or read the submissions for Quaran-Tales via pocoheritage.org. And, at the Port Moody Station Museum, staff are sharing a walking tour of the inlet or the Ioco townsite. Visit portmoodymuseum.org.
DINE IN, TAKE OUT
Support the eateries in the first-ever Taste of the Tri-Cities, an initiative by the Tri-Local collective to support restaurants during their slowest times: Feb. 15 to March 19. The business campaign is organized by the Tri-Cities’ Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody as well as the Tri-City News, the Austin Heights BIA, Downtown Port Coquitlam BIA, Port Moody & Co and Shop Local Port Moody. For a list of the 50 restaurants, pubs and cafes participating — and to see the deals and specials offered during the drive — go to tasteofthetricities.com.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Have your gemstones, watches, old money and other collectibles evaluated — for free — by Finley’s Estate Jewellery and Coins, during appointment-only showings from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the PoCo Inn and Suites (1545 Lougheed Hwy., Port Coquitlam). Visit finleyscanada.com or call 1-800-535-9809 to book a time.
Sunday, Feb. 21
The Port Moody Winter Farmers Market is back for another weekly round, in the parking lot south of the PoMo recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Browse the market, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and pick up handmade goods from local farmers and vendors, and a meal from the food trucks. Visit makebakegrow.com.
Check out Port Moody musician Alvaro Rojoas in Coastal Jazz and Blues Society’s Winter Jazz series as he plays tunes from his new album, Gran Kasa, at 12:30 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. The annual celebration, which can be streamed online from Feb. 19 to 21 for free, is held at Performance Works on Granville Island in Vancouver. Visit coastaljazz.ca/event/winter-jazz-2/.