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Weekend guide: Party in Port Coquitlam for the rec centre opening

Weekend listings for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Oct. 2 and 3, 2021.
Brad West - PCCC
Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West, before the first phase of the new downtown community centre opened in 2019.

Saturday, Oct. 2


The Tri-City News is a sponsor for the Rotary Club of Port Moody’s shred-a-thon, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.). Bring your unwanted and confidential documents to the fundraiser for disposal by Best Shredding; don’t bring plastics, photos, CDs or metal. The shredding is by donation. Social distancing protocols apply. Visit


Port Coquitlam will mark the opening of the next phase of its new downtown community centre with a public bash from 12:30 to 6 p.m. The party in the 205,000-sq. ft. building will include live music from Daniel Wesley, Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes, Shylo Sharity and Krystle Dos Santos; activities; and free skating, swimming and fitness classes. Food trucks and local breweries will serve also guests and prizes will be handed out. Social distancing protocols apply. Visit


The Port Moody Heritage Society hosts its annual Ioco Ghost Town Day Festival this weekend, with guided walking tours today (free tickets via Eventbrite) for 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; meet at Ioco Road and 1st Avenue in Port Moody, at the historical Ioco site. As well, there will be a screening of the documentary The Spirit of Port Moody, at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) with showings at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. And on Sunday, visitors can enjoy the entertainment and activities at Ioco from noon to 4 p.m. Sponsored in part by the Government of Canada and the City of Port Moody, the events are free. Social distancing protocols apply. Visit


Sunday, Oct. 3


If you’re in charge of the Thanksgiving meal next weekend, head over to the Coquitlam Farmers Market to pick up from locally grown vegetables and homemade pies. Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market is located in the parking lot of the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Social distancing protocols apply. Visit


Spend part of the afternoon touring the galleries at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.), which has three shows up until Oct. 20: Creative Connections (SD43 teachers); DooChi (Clay For You); and Sovereign Elevations (Kiranjot Kaur). The facility is open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to make an appointment to view the displays. Social distancing protocols apply. Call 604-664-1636 (ext. 0) or visit


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