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Weekend guide: Coquitlam market opens, May Days begin

Weekend events for April 30, May 1 and 2, 2021, in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
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Friday, April 30


If you haven’t had a chance yet to tune into the annual Festival du Bois, check out the online concerts created exclusively for the French fete. Friday is the last day for “Festival à la Cabane,” which features recordings from top-notch musicians in Genticorum and Le Winston Band as well as Sirene et Matelot, Joseph Edgar, Andy Hillhouse and Pierre Schryer, Jocelyne Baribeau, Florent Vollant, Jocelyn Pettit and Loig Morin. Visit


Watch the Coquitlam Express players face Powell River for a game at 7:30 p.m.; they meet the Surrey Eagles at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Go to to see the hockey match-ups.


Saturday, May 1


It’ll be another virtual celebration for the city of Port Coquitlam’s annual May Days but there are some in-person events happening for the 98th event — with pre-registration. Kids and youth can make a ceramic mug, for free, on May 1 at 10 a.m. or at 1:30 p.m. in The Outlet at Leigh Square. As well, throughout May, residents can be part of the I Love PoCo scavenger hunt for a chance to win one of five $50 gift cards to a PoCo business of their choice. Participants find five signs with the “I Love PoCo” stickers on the back, snap photos and add them (as a single post) on social media using the hashtags #ilovepoco #portcoquitlam and tagging or naming the PoCo business they want a gift card to. Visit for the full list of May Day activities, to register for programs and to find out more details.


Tri-City author Trevor Atkins releases his debut historical novel, The Day the Pirates Went Mad, at 2 p.m. at the Tri-City Wordsmiths’ virtual meeting. To register in advance to receive the Zoom link, email [email protected].


Sunday, May 2


The Coquitlam Farmers Market opens for its 24th season in a new temporary location — away from the Poirier Forum, where the mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic is taking place. Head over to the parking lot on the southeast side of the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (575 Poirier St.), near the Poirier library branch, to buy fresh fare and crafts. To adhere to health restrictions, visit alone or in groups of no more than two people, leave pets at home, wear a mask and keep six feet apart from other shoppers. Visit