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Weekend guide: Tune in for virtual Golden Spike Days fun in Port Moody

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for July 2, 3 and 4, 2021.
The can can dancers are part of the Golden Spike Days online entertainment, happening until July 4.

Friday, July 2


Want to keep celebrating Canada Day and the start of summer? Tune in to the online entertainment for the annual Golden Spike Days in Port Moody, which is sponsored in part by the Tri-City News. Check out family fun that includes arts and cooking demonstration as well as the children’s and fitness activities, can can dancing and the highly anticipated the Tri-Cities Got Talent competition. For tickets by donation, visit (search “Golden Spike Days Virtual Event”). Also, the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam will have their Canada Day videos up for the weekend. Go to and


Today is the deadline to pay your annual property taxes on your Tri-City home. For online payments, Coquitlam residents can visit; in Port Coquitlam, go to; and in Port Moody, log in at


Saturday, July 3


Head over to the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) today or Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to tour the new migration exhibition, called Nice to Meet you, by Luana Magno, a native of Rio de Janeiro who took part in the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership’s Diversity in Leadership Project last year. The display includes stories from and portraits of Ann Johannes (India); Bita Rezaei (Iran); Sheryl Wilson (Jamaica); and Zeenat Saloojée (South Africa). Visit


Sunday, July 4


Get your grocery bags and fill them with fresh food, meat and crafts at the Coquitlam Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Social distancing protocols apply. Visit


What do you think about the city of Coquitlam’s plans to densify three pockets in southwest Coquitlam? The deadline is tomorrow (July 5) to fill out the city survey on the proposed land-use changes in the neighbourhoods of Guilby-Grayson, Miller-Grant and Whiting-Appian. To take the online survey or to learn more about the projects, go to, email or call 604-927-3400.