Friday, July 9
Tour the galleries at PoMoArts (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody) to see the three exhibits on until Aug. 11: Garden Escapes (Marney-Rose Edge and Claire Sower); Through the Window (Ryan Walter Wagner); and Whimsy in Wood and Paint (Ron Love). The galleries are open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit pomoarts.ca.
Take a walk through Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam) to see The Social Connection, a summer-long public art installation that’s inspired by the work of Dr. Suzanne Simard, the famous UBC forestry scientist. Artists-in-residence Dolores Altin and Elvira Monteforte are wrapping 25 trees with dresses to mimic a social gathering brought above ground. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare to register for an upcoming workshop to create the tree costumes.
Saturday, July 10
Check out the revamped Shaughnessy pop-up park in downtown Port Coquitlam (next to the Giggle Dam) where, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays until July 31 (or longer), there will be live entertainment and a food truck. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/popup. Meanwhile, the city of Coquitlam has pop-up parks for the summer, by the Coquitlam Centre mall and on Austin Avenue (in front of Safeway). Visit coquitlam.ca/popupparks.
Sunday, July 11
Head over to the parking lot of the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) — with a few grocery bags — to pick up fresh food and crafts at the weekly Coquitlam Farmers Market, happening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.
Do you know a person, organization or business leader in Port Moody who deserves an award for their work or volunteerism? The deadline is July 31 to nominate an individual, group or business for a city accolade in the follow fields: accessibility, arts, climate action, environment, heritage and sports. To fill out an online nomination form, visit portmoody.ca/civicawards. Meanwhile, July 16 is the deadline to nominate someone as a Community Champion — an award distributed by Liberal MP Ron McKinnon. To qualify, the hero or volunteer must reside in McKinnon’s federal riding of Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam. Visit ronmckinnon.libparl.ca.