Friday, May 28
POCO’S BEST PET
Have you picked your favourite animals in the Pet Election? The voting ends June 18 for the inaugural contest, a fundraiser for PoCo Heritage. Go to pocoheritage.org to view the photos of candidates running for the position PoCo pet ambassador. Each vote costs $1. The winner will be named on June 22.
Saturday, May 29
Clear out your closets and drawers of unwanted and gently used clothing for the UpLift Canada Foundation, a B.C.-based, student-led non-profit group that calls for environmental and social justice equalities. Volunteers will be collecting clothing donations from the front of Coquitlam homes to upcycle for people in homeless shelters. To request a socially distanced pick-up, visit upliftcanadafoundation.org.
Time is ticking to take part in the May Days scavenger hunt, which ends on May 31. Organized by the city of Port Coquitlam and the Downtown PoCo Business Association, the hunt sees participants following the May Day flowers through the downtown core to find secret numbers. The grand prize is a Nintendo Switch. To download a scavenger hunt sheet, go to dowtownpocobia.com. And to see the videos produced for the 98th annual May Days, visit portcoquitlam.ca/maydays.
Sunday, May 30
Head over to the parking lot at the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam) for the weekly farmers market, happening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 50 vendors are on site to sell fresh produce, meat and crafts. Visit makebakegrow.com.