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A weekend of painting, pampering in the Tri-Cities

Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for March 12 to 14, 2021.
Enda Bardell
Estonian native Enda Bardell gives an online painting class for Port Coquitlam's Art Focus Artists' Association.

Friday, March 12


It’s the last weekend for the inaugural Taste of the Tri-Cities, a business campaign organized by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce with the Tri-Local collective to help struggling local eateries during their slowest season. Ending March 19, the Taste includes dine-in and take-out specials from more than 50 restaurants, pubs and cafés in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Visit


Saturday, March 13


To mark the end of their winter reading challenge, Port Moody librarians will host a silent reading party at the library from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom. Find out what other bookworms are reading and tuck into your latest page turner. A Zoom invite will be sent upon registration; visit


Learn how to make home bath and body products with the Coquitlam Heritage Society, through its online workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. The instructor will guide participants through Shower Buddies (for congestion relief) and 123 Facial Cleanser (with lavender and oat flour). Supplies will be provided in a kit for participants to collect before the event. To register for the Zoom class, go to


Sunday, March 14


Tour the gallery at PoMoArts (formerly the Port Moody Arts Centre) between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the weekends to see the new exhibit A Mysterious Attraction — an arts-meets-science show that focuses on gravitational, spin and fluid art by Edzy Edzed, Pierre Leichner and Bill Westwell. The display at the facility (2425 St. Johns St.) runs until April 1. Visit


Vancouver watercolour artist Enda Bardell teaches you how to paint a landscape — with a sky, mountains, land and water — using three primary colours as well a dark, for Port Coquitlam’s Art Focus Artists’ Association’s latest online demonstration. Her video is up for a month via