Friday, Oct. 15
Don your Coquitlam Express jersey to cheer on the hockey team that battles the Chilliwack Chiefs, at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam).
Saturday, Oct. 16
The Coquitlam Minor Hockey Bantam A2 team will sell hot dogs and snacks at ViroSolve Solutions Inc. (202-2700 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam) to raise money for its season. The company is hosting its first annual charity drive thru, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will also be asking for donations for the Easter Seals in exchange for a new furnace filter coating designed by Curran Biotech (it keeps air in the enclosed space protected and clean).
BYE BYE IVY
You can join volunteers with the Rotary Club of Port Moody and the Port Moody Ecological Society by pulling invasive plants (English Ivy, English Holly and Himalayan Blackberry) around the Noons Creek Hatchery (300 Ioco Rd., next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No experience is necessary. Tools, gloves and lunch will be supplied, and be sure to dress appropriately (long pants and sleeves) and bring a water bottle.
RUN TO YOU
MyPub (formerly the Frog and Nightgown Pub, at 1125 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam) hosts Reckless: The Ultimate Bryan Adams tribute, for a night of “Summer of 69” and many more hit songs from the North Vancouver-raised rocker. There’s no cover charge for the 9 p.m. show. Reckless features longtime rocker Sherman Friesen as the voice and guitar for “Run to You,” “Heaven” and “Cuts Like a Knife.”
Sunday, Oct. 17
LAST TREE TOUR
Take a stroll through səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview Lands in Coquitlam to see the world-class arboretum. A free guided tour — the last of the season — will begin at 1 p.m. and led by professional arborist James Bobick. All ages are welcome and dogs must be on a leash. Arrive early to save a spot; registration will be required (bring your own pen). Meet at the Henry Esson Young (HEY) building, in the centre of the 244-acre grounds off Lougheed Highway; follow Holly Drive to Oak Crescent, then turn uphill and turn right on Kalmia Drive. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes. Donations are welcome. Hand sanitizer and masks will be provided.