Friday, March 5
HOW TO BELONG
Coquitlam’s Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.) launches a virtual storytelling show today called Belonging: Reflections through the Eyes of The Ugly Duckling. Adapted by director Susan Bertoia, the tale follows the Hans Christensen Anderson narrative about struggle and the pain of “otherness.” The month-long presentation — with set design by Marcus Vaillant and video by Alex Rocco — is sponsored by Coquitlam Heritage, the city of Coquitlam and the government of Canada. Visit placedesarts.ca/belonging-reflections-through-the-eyes-of-the-ugly-duckling/.
Saturday, March 6
The Tri-City Wordsmiths host a book launch for Coquitlam author Beverly Ann Gyori, who recently published her début novel called My New Tomorrow. The group’s Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. is free and open to the public. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invite.
If you missed out on buying event tickets to the Re-Imagine gala — the signature fundraiser for Share Family and Community Services, a social services agency helping thousands of Tri-City residents — you can still contribute to the cause by bidding on items in the online auction (which closes at noon on March 7), or the raffle and 50/50 draw (deadline is March 28). Visit shareimagine.ca.
Sunday, March 7
Bring your grocery bags to the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot south of the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.). Visit makebakegrow.com.
Walk around Port Coquitlam to honour the city’s 108th year or check out PoCo Heritage’s website to learn more about the municipality that was incorporated in 1913 — the year before the First World War. Its history includes such disasters as floods, fires and financial ruin, and successes like the May Day festivities, the CP Rail yard and national hero Terry Fox. Visit pocoheritage.org.