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Chamber business gala, chess club this weekend

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Jan. 29 to 31, 2021.
Chamber Michael Hind
Michael Hind, the CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, at last year's Business Excellence gala.

Friday, Jan. 29


If you have a dog older than four months, make sure you buy or renew its licence from your city: The deadline is Jan. 31 in Coquitlam, and Feb. 1 in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Visit, or


Find out where Black immigrants created communities in B.C. over the years, with Coquitlam Heritage Society exhibits manager Tannis Koskela. Timed with the launch of the society’s new online exhibit We've Been Here All Along: Uncovering BC's Black History, Her talk from noon to 12:45 p.m. is free and available via Facebook Live or Zoom. Call 605-516-6151 or visit


Saturday, Jan. 30


Kids ages eight and up can learn about chess though the Coquitlam Public Library’s club, which hosts a virtual session from 2 to 3 p.m. To sign up, visit; an invitation to a Zoom meeting will be emailed 24 hours before the program. For more details, email


The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce kicks off its 20th year with its annual Business Excellence Awards, celebrating the best companies operating in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Sponsored in part by the Tri-City News, the program is also a networking event for ticket holders (non-ticket holders will be able to watch the award presentations via Facebook Live). Tickets to the online awards night must be purchased by Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. via


Sunday, Jan. 31


Support Metro Vancouver farmers and vendors at the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot south of the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Visit