Friday, June 25
Learn about the Fraser Mills train station, located next to Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), with the Coquitlam Heritage staff as part of the society’s Heritage Live! program. The free event runs via Zoom and Facebook from noon to 1 p.m. No registration is required. Visit coquitlamheritage.ca.
Join the city of Coquitlam’s Park Spark team at Galloway Park (3404 Galloway Ave., Coquitlam) for 45 minutes of activities with the family. Register for free for a time slot, between 12:30 and 6 p.m., via coquitlam.ca/parkspark. On Saturday, during the same times, the team will be at the new pop-up parklet on The High Street (next to Walmart, at Coquitlam Centre mall).
BRING IT ON
Support the theatre students at Port Moody’s Heritage Woods secondary as they present the musical Bring It On, a show — under artistic director Shanda Walters — about cheerleading rivalries, featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tom Kitt. The production was due to run in 2020 (under directors and choreographers Nathan Piasecki and Julia Maclean, and musical director Berry Yan); however, it was recast the next academic year due to the pandemic for a live-streamed presentation via YouTube (under director Jaime Maclean, musical director Hayley Perkins, and vocal coach and sound engineer Mike Horntvedt). For tickets to the virtual events on June 25, 26, 27 and 28, go to showtix4u.com/events/22255. To see the trailer, visit youtu.be/wJrkqLp9YDE.
Saturday, June 26
Hear what the city of Coquitlam is planning next for Burke Mountain, at a virtual information session about the proposed Hazel-Coy neighbourhood. The online meeting, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon via Zoom, includes a city staff presentation and public engagement on the neighbourhood that, if approved, will see about 2,750 more residents added to the northwest area, with up to 950 new homes, a school and trails. Visit letstalkcoquitlam.ca/hazelcoy, email email@example.com or call 604-927-3400.
Sunday, June 27
The Coquitlam Farmers Market is in a new location — in the parking lot near the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) — and shoppers can fill up their grocery bags with fresh produce and artisan wares from the 50 vendors and farmers on site. The market runs between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Social distancing protocols and face masks are required. Visit makebakegrow.com.