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Tri-Cities weekend guide: Hit the farmers market and tour art galleries

Weekend events guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
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You can play virtual chess through the Coquitlam Public Library this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 15


Staff at the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.) have a new kids’ storytime online via their Facebook page, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Pick up a Storytime in a Bag from the library’s children’s area and follow along with the virtual presentation. Visit


Tour PoMoArts (formerly the Port Moody Arts Centre) to get inspired by original creations by artists Sonya Iwasiuk, Mat Holmstrom and Ghislain Brown-Kossi. Their three solo shows — A New Resilience, Timeless Pastimes, and Are We Still Together? — opened Jan. 14 at the St. Johns Street facility. Visit


Saturday, Jan. 16


There are only two weeks left to see the Wayfinding group exhibit at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The paintings, photography and mixed art by Leanne M. Christie, Sara Graham and Devon Knowles can be viewed until Jan. 31 at the facility. Visit Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 6 p.m., or Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Go to


Play virtual chess games with new and experienced players through Coquitlam Public Library’s Chess Club, from 2 to 3 p.m. The Zoom session, which is open to children and youth, also includes a lesson, short quiz and a Q&A. To register, visit Email for more details.



Sunday, Jan. 17


Walk over to the parking lot south of the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) to shop for produce, meat and other food and support Metro Vancouver farmers and vendors at the weekly winter farmers’ market, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit