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Weekend guide: Give thanks to the public works crews

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for May 21 to 23, 2021.
Edwin Dela Rosa, Coquitlam’s manager for the High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) project, is pictured on Mariner Way near the Dewdney Trunk Road intersection. National Public Works Week, May 16 to 22.

Friday, May 21


Coquitlam resident Frank Smyth talks about his experiences in the Korean War — and answers questions — during a Heritage Live! online presentation by the Coquitlam Heritage Society, which currently has its 38th Parallel exhibit at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library to mark the 71st year since the war. His free talk is from noon to 1 p.m. Go to to sign up for the Zoom link. 


Do you know the people who collect your trash, ensure clean water comes out of your taps and repair roads? During National Public Works Week, May 16 to 22, give a high five to the city and village staff who provide these essential services. The theme for this year’s dedicated week is Stronger Together. To learn more about the week, visit


Saturday, May 22


Kids ages eight to 18 can brush up on their chess skills with the Coquitlam Public Library, which hosts an online club from 2 to 3 p.m. via Zoom. Presented with the Library Champions Project, the session will include a lesson, short quiz, a question and answer period and a game. To register, visit


Sunday, May 23


Check out The Honey Files, an original play of monologues penned by the students of the Coquitlam Youth Theatre at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts. Launched this month under the direction of Seamus Fera, the video performances touch on topics such as mental health, technology and peer support. Visit


More than 50 vendors will be at the parking lot next to the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) for the weekly Coquitlam Farmers Market, running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Physical distancing and mask wearing protocols are in effect. Visit