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Weekend guide: Grab some Thanksgiving fare at the Coquitlam Farmers Market

Weekend listings for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for the long Thanksgiving weekend: Oct. 8 to 10, 2021.

Friday, Oct. 8


Coquitlam teens looking to lend a hand with the City of Coquitlam — and obtain high school volunteer requirements — can show their green thumb skills at the Inspiration Garden in Town Centre Park (corner of Pipeline Road and Guildford Way). From 4 to 7 p.m., the city’s YOUth Urban Garden Team will be on site to spruce up the area. 

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Saturday, Oct. 9


Bookworms can join the librarians at the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.) for an online discussion about what to read this month. The hour-long presentation is via Facebook Live and starts at 10 a.m.

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Place your bids to support Tri-City charities that are hosting virtual fundraisers this month: the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, which is based in Port Coquitlam, has its fifth annual online auction on until Oct. 14 to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10, as well as the ninth anniversary of Todd’s death; and the Coquitlam Fire Fighters Charity Society has an online auction open, as part of its eighth annual gala in partnership with the Port Coquitlam Firefighters Charitable Society. 




Sunday, Oct. 10


Load up on protein, fresh vegetables and fruits from Lower Mainland farms at the weekly Coquitlam Farmers Market, happening in the parking lot of the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s the last month for the market before the Port Moody Winter Market re-starts at the Port Moody Recreation Complex. 




Unwind today with Coquitlam artist Leanne M. Christie, a world-renowned painter who is showing her skills in a virtual demo for Art Focus Artists Association. The Port Coquitlam group has the video up — at no charge — on its website until Oct. 21, and you can copy her bold brushstrokes to create your own masterpiece.