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Weekend guide: Last chance to see the Sikh exhibit at Coquitlam Public Library

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for July 30 and 31, and Aug. 1, 2021.
An image from the Coquitlam Heritage Society display at the City Centre library branch. (MH 2011.3.32A SIKHS AT FRASER MILLS, N.D.)

Friday, July 30


Coquitlam teens can join the city’s Park Spark team for a carnival game game at Burke Mountain Pioneer Park, next to the basketball courts (1428 Collins Rd., Coquitlam). Youth ages 12 to 17 can pre-register for one of three hour-long sessions, between 3 and 7 p.m. No cost. Visit (under Park Spark YOUth Pop-ups).


Swing by the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way) for the last day of the Coquitlam Heritage exhibit. Titled Working the Green Chain: Sikhs, Fraser Mills and the Lumber Industry, the display touches on the Sikh contributions to the B.C. lumber industry — especially at the former Fraser Mills sawmill in Coquitlam, once the largest in the British Empire. Visit


Saturday, July 31


Juno award-winning music teacher Steve Sainas, the Rock School and department head at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary, will perform at Tinhouse Brewing (2140-550 Sherling Pl.) as a solo acoustic act on the eatery’s outdoor patio from 2 to 6 p.m. 


Sunday, Aug. 1


Cyanotype, a photographic process that creates a cyan-blue print, will be the activity during the Prospera Family Days at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The family-friendly workshop at 1:30 p.m. is inspired by Seedling (cedar), the artificial intelligence sculpture that’s now floating above Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park. To pre-register and book a table with your social bubble, visit Go to


Support the Coquitlam Farmers Market, which recently had its van stolen, by loading up on Metro Vancouver produce from the vendors in the parking lot by the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit