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Weekend guide: Art shows, pop-up parks and a farmers market

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for July 9 to 11, 2021.
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A whimsical woodwork by Ron Love, now on show at PoMoArts in Port Moody.

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


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 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 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


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


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 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