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Bid on auction prizes, paint birds this weekend in the Tri-Cities

Weekend event listings for April 9 to 11, 2021, for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
Dan Reaveley and kids
Dan Reaveley with three of his children (left to right): Theory, Rebecca and Tristan.

Friday, April 9

ONLINE AUCTION

You can bid on prizes like Whistler and Manning Park resort get-aways, rounds of golf and jewellery in the 10th annual fundraiser for the Charlene Revealey Children’s Charity Society, a Port Coquitlam-based non-profit group named in memory of a Pinetree secondary graduate and mother of four who was killed by a drunk driver, in 2011. Proceeds from the auction support grieving children and their families around B.C. The online auction, which opened Wednesday, runs until April 18. Visit crccs.ca/2021-gala.

 

Saturday, April 10

PAINT WITH WATER

Pull out your watercolours and learn to paint in a virtual workshop with artist Ian de Hoog. His video presentation, titled Painting Birds in Watercolour - Core Materials and Techniques, is part of an educational series by the Art Focus Artists’ Association, in Port Coquitlam. Visit artfocusartistsassociation.com.

CHESS CLUB

Youth and teens can learn about rooks, bishops and knights — and how they move in chess — with the Coquitlam Public Library, as it hosts its monthly games from 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom. Visit coqlibrary.ca to register; for more details, email rhoekstra@coqlibrary.ca.

 

Sunday, April 11

TOUR THE MARKET

Head over to the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) where the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers Market has its vendors, in the south parking lot, to sell fresh fare. Pick up meat, veggies, baked goods and more at the market, which is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.

SURVEY SAYS

What’s your vision for the redevelopment of the səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview Lands in Coquitlam? BC Housing and the Kwikwetlem First Nation are asking for your ideas as they kick off their first public outreach, under the new master planning process. Visit letstalkhousingbc.ca/sumiqwuelu-riverview (look for blue tab at the bottom of the page) to fill out the survey, by April 23.