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Weekend guide: Take a guided walk through Coquitlam's Riverview Lands

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Aug. 13 to 15, 2021.
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Riverview Lands walks will resume on Aug. 15, 2021 — following a two-year hiatus.

Friday, Aug. 13

SPARK THE PARK

Coquitlam teens ages 12 to 17 can hang out with the city’s Park Spark team to play lawn games at the High Street pop-up park (across from H&M at Coquitlam Centre mall).

The drop-in activities run from 3 to 7 p.m. Visit coquitlam.ca/parkspark for more.

ART GROUP

There are only three days left to see (Re)Visions, a group exhibit at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way).

The show is part of the (Re)Visions: Emerging Creators Incubator, in which multidisciplinary artists received mentorships from Evergreen staff.

The artists are Jordon Davis, Deon Feng, Kimberly Ho, Jocelyne Junker, Nick Loewen, Wakana Shimamura, Manuel Axel Strain and Santiago Ureña.

The Art Gallery at Evergreen is open on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, you can visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.

 

Saturday, Aug. 14

CARNIVAL TIME

It’s the last day to fly high at the West Coast Amusements Carnival, which has its rides and games in the southwest parking lot at Coquitlam Centre mall (2525 Barnet Hwy.) from noon to 10 p.m. Visit coquitlamcentre.com.

FREE COMIC BOOKS

Stop by the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a Free Comic Book Day celebration.

Sponsored by Hourglass Comics & Games, visitors of all ages will be able to keep three comics.

Masks and social distancing are required. Visit portmoodylibrary.ca.

 

Sunday, Aug. 15

RIVERVIEW TOUR

Lace up your sneakers for a free guided tour of the səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview Lands in Coquitlam, following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Led by a professional arborist, the two-hour walk is hosted by the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society.

It starts at 1 p.m. from the Henry Esson Young (HEY) building; for a map, you can visit rhcs.org/maps.html.

Arrive early to ensure a tour spot, and bring a mask and pen to sign up. Children and dogs on leash are welcome. Visit rhcs.org.

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