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Weekend Guide: Bring your teddy bears to hear Charlotte Diamond, Will Stroet at a virtual picnic

Weekend guide for June 11 to 13, 2021, for events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
Will Stroet entertains at the Festival Coquitlam Teddy Bear Picnic concert (Part 2) on Sunday.

Friday, June 11


Pick up a book — or your book holds — at the Library Link, the Coquitlam Public Library mobile service that will be parked at Galloway Park (3404 Galloway Ave.) today from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The van will be at Cottonwood Park (672 Aspen St.) on Saturday and Riley Park (1320 Riley St.) on Sunday, at the same times. Visit or email


Saturday, June 12


The city of Coquitlam’s Park Spark team is helping out with this year’s plant sale hosted by the Dogwood Garden Club, at Hillcrest middle school (2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam). To book a time to view the plants, go to the drop-down menu at (under Adult Talks and Workshops Gardening).


Families with young children can tune in to Festival Coquitlam’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic concert (Part 1), which will have pre-recorded shows via its Facebook page ( The virtual event runs from 4 to 5 p.m. and includes performances from Tony Prophet, Mr. I, Karima Essa, Charlotte Diamond, Kelly Haines, Kung Jaadee and Club Aviva. The second concert runs Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. on the Festival Coquitlam Facebook page and features entertainment from Will Stroet, Music with Marnie, Janina Russel, Yuen’s Martial Arts and Mellado Dance. And don’t forget to bring your teddy bear to watch the entertainment! Visit


Coquitlam is one of four sites in B.C. taking part in the national Relay for Life, a fundraising campaign by the Canadian Cancer Society. In non-pandemic years, the relay sees hundreds of participants circle the track at the Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre Park — for 12 hours. This year’s online celebration runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and includes music from Coquitlam’s Tyler Shaw. Visit


Sunday, June 13


Pick up some homemade jams, kombucha and confections at the weekly Coquitlam Farmers Market, happening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot near the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Visit to see the list of vendors.