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Five Things for the Weekend in the Tri-Cities

Guide for pandemic-conscious events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Nov. 27 to 29, 2020.
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Friday, Nov. 27


Coquitlam teens ages 13 to 18 can spend their Friday night at a paint party, as part of a city drop-in youth program at Pinetree community centre (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Admission is $1, and the hour-long event starts at 6:45 p.m. Supplies will be provided Visit


Saturday, Nov. 28


If you’re looking to get out of the house to visit with friends, head over to the Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam), where the Lemon Tree Room is open for adult conversation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays to Saturdays. No pre-registration is required; however, space is limited at the seniors centre due to physical distancing measures. Call 604-927-6940 or visit


Download a printable copy of the PoCo Heritage Art Walk, courtesy of PoCo Heritage ( The walk highlights some of downtown Port Coquitlam’s most creative spaces, murals and mosaics starting from Leigh Square and looping back to city hall after visiting Marpole Avenue, Lions Park, the CP Rail underpass, Elgin Street and the pop-up park on Shaughnessy Street. Visit


Stay in your car and donate new toys in this year’s Holiday Cheer at the Pier, a drive-thru toy drive held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rocky Point Park (2800 Murray St., Port Moody). A “reimagined” event for the pandemic, the physically distanced fundraiser supports Share Family and Community Services, and is run by the city, Port Moody Fire/Rescue and the Port Moody Police. Hand over new, unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items and cash in the drop-off zone. Or take your donations to the Inlet Centre fire hall (150 Newport Dr.) or the police station (3051 St. Johns St.) before Dec. 15. Visit


Sunday, Nov. 29


Check out Coquitlam Heritage Society’s two online exhibits, The Uncanny Valley: A Short Trip to the Land of Dolls and Civilian Impressions: Remnants of Conflict. Or watch a video on the Feasts of Coquitlam, a cooking series made by the society staff to promote the city’s cuisine. Visit