Friday, July 23
COPS FOR CANCER
Cheer on the Coquitlam RCMP members who will spin — for 24 hours — in the courtyard at Coquitlam city hall (3000 Guildford Way) from noon today to 12 p.m. on July 24, as part of a fundraiser for Cops for Cancer. The officers are Cpl. Ranjit Seehra and constables Hilary Murray, Bradley Potter and Soumia Aboub. Visit copsforcancer.ca.
Saturday, July 24
POP-UP PARKS, PRIDE
Lounge at one of the Tri-Cities new pop-up parklets for the summer. Coquitlam has three locations: City Centre, at the northeast side of the mall; Austin Heights, in front of Safeway on Austin Avenue; and Burquitlam, by the SkyTrain station. As well, Port Coquitlam has its Shaughnessy pop-up park programmed with live entertainment and a food truck on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Today’s line-up will celebrate the LGBT2SQ+ community and includes Pride pancakes served up by the Lions Club, and music from Amanda Sum and Patrick Masse. And, from 4 to 6 p.m., Leigh Square will host a Pride in PoCo Event that’s organized with the city’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable, PoCo Heritage and local youth. There will be a city booth and performances by Emcee Ate Dee-Dee, Tanesha Chakraborti, Shauna Singer, drag artists and poetry by Dom Wakeland. Visit portcoquitlam.ca/summer.
Move to the Latin beats at a free Salsa lesson at the TD Community Plaza in Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Starting at 6 p.m., the 45-minute class will be followed by two hours of public dancing by Lafarge Lake, hosted by Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone. No dancing partner needed and all ages are welcome. Visit hotsalsadancezone.com.
Sunday, July 25
Head up to Heritage Woods secondary school (1300 David Ave., Port Moody) to cheer on — or run with — Spenny Lee, a registered nurse in the COVID-19 ward at Eagle Ridge Hospital who is raising funds for the Port Moody health institution’s foundation. Lee starts his trek of about 640 laps around the 400m outdoor track at 6 a.m. To donate to Lee’s Running Circles for Eagle Ridge Hospital Ultra-marathon, visit https://gofund.me/4785b5f4.
Tour the parking lot of Save On Foods (1430 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to see the Iconic Carz display, a fundraiser for the BC Children’s Hospital. Photos with the cosplay characters is by donation. Visit Iconic Carz’s Facebook page.