Friday, June 17
Get your Scottish kilt on for the 90th annual ScotFestBC: The BC Highland Games at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Tonight, on the east side of Lafarge Lake, catch Beolach, a Juno Award nominated band from Nova Scotia that plays the Ceilidh Stage under the Big Tent at 7:30 p.m. And don’t miss out the Pipes in the Park, the Open Piobaireachd and the ticketed Whisky & Oysters. No entry fee for tonight’s shows. Volunteers are needed.
Saturday, June 18
It’s the second day for ScotFestBC at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way), but the all-day event is ticketed. Catch SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station and walk east about 10 minutes to the festival site to see the pipers and drummers, as well as the multicultural entertainment. Food and other vendors will be on site. Visit the website for tickets in advance. Volunteers are needed.
Test your chess skills at the Coquitlam Public Library’s chess club, an in-person event in the Nancy Bennett Room of the Poirier library branch (575 Poirier St., Coquitlam). The activity runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is in partnership with the Library Champions Project. All ages and levels are welcome; a 30-minute lesson starts the event.
Sunday, June 19
FROM THE FIELDS
Bring your grocery bags to the Coquitlam Farmers Market, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot next to Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). The market runs on Sundays until Oct. 30.
For Father’s Day, take the kids to Lafarge Lake (1299 Pinetree Way) in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park for the annual Family Fishing Day organized by Festival Coquitlam. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. and includes prizes during the province’s free fishing weekend (when B.C. anglers can fish without a licence). Anglers will be on site to teach participants how to fly tie, cast and catch rainbow trout.