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Festival du Bois opens Friday 'a la Cabane'

Weekend events for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, for April 16 to 18, 2021.
Florent Vollant will perform at Festival du Bois' online show this month.

Friday, April 16


Coquitlam’s famous festival celebrating all things French is renamed Festival a la Cabane for this year’s special online fete, which you can watch from the comfort of your home until April 30. Sponsored in part by the Tri-City News, the 32nd annual music fest that is typically held at Mackin Park includes free performances from Innu singer/songwriter Florent Vollant, Le Winston Band, Genticorum, Sirene et Matelot, Jocelyne Baribeau, Joseph Edgar, Loig Morin, Pierre Schryer and Andy Hillhouse, and Jocelyn Pettit. As well, there’s also free programming for kids. Visit


Find out some ways to simplify your life, during a Facebook Live presentation hosted by the Coquitlam Public Library. The online event starts at 1 p.m. Past talks include chair yoga exercises, and self-care for parents. Visit


Saturday, April 17


Celebrate Earth Week by learning about the environment or taking a walk through the woods to see what the Tri-Cities has to offer. The special week ends with Earth Day on April 22, in which this year’s theme is Restore Our Earth. Visit


Take the family, or your core bubble of six, to Belcarra Regional Park to look for salamanders with Metro Vancouver regional park staff. To register for a time slot, at $30 per household, visit Call 604-432-6359 or email


Sunday, April 18


Pick up some leafy greens and fresh eggs at the weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, which runs in the parking lot south of the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit to see the list of vendors.