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My Tri-Cities: Events are heating up for June. See what's up in the Tri-Cities

A list of events and activities happening in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for June 2022.

June 1

TRUE COLOURS

Check out the Youth Pride artwork in a new exhibit at PoMoArts (formerly the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St.). Created by Tri-City teens who identify as queer, the display of True Colours runs from June 1 to 26 and explores themes of identity, family and culture. The opening reception tonight is from 6 to 8 p.m. The participating artists will be in attendance.

MORE: pomoarts.ca

GREAT GRAMMA’S LAKE

Tour the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) to see the show by Thetáx Chris Silver, Xémontélót Carrielynn Victor and E’yies’lek Rocky LaRock. Titled emá:th Xó:tsa: Sts’ólemeqwelh Sxó:tsa / Great Gramma’s Lake, the exhibit centres on LaRock’s carvings and speaks of the resilience of the Sto:lo First Nation during last fall’s flooding of the Sumas Prairie region. The display was organized by The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

MARINER MUSIC

Hear Aidan Miller, a music graduate of York University who performs regularly with The Riverside, at Mariner Brewing (H-1100 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam) as part of Mariner Music Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

MORE: marinerbrewing.ca

 

June 2

STORYTIME

Port Coquitlam families can take their little ones to the Terry Fox Library (in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave.) for stories, songs and rhymes. The event runs from 11 to 11:30 p.m.

REGISTER: https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/locations/PC

SPELLING BEE

Coquitlam kids ages nine to 11 can test their spelling skills at a bee, hosted by the Coquitlam Public Library. Prizes will be handed out to the winner. The event takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) in rooms 136 and 137.

EMAIL: asaroya@coqlibrary.ca

GET MOVING

The dance studio Vela Academy of Movement presents its Shine Your Light student show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) on June 2 and 3 at 5:30 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcenrtre.ca

FARMERS MARKET

Shop for fresh produce, meat and baked goods at the weekly Port Coquitlam Farmers Market, hosted by the Fraser North Farmers Market Society. The market runs Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Terry Fox Hometown Square (next to the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, at 2150 Wilson Ave.).

MORE: farmersandmore.org

 

June 3

COMMUNITY SHOW

Artwork from current and past students, teachers and staff at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) is on display at the Maillardville venue until June 23. The opening reception tonight runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and the artists will be in attendance. 

MORE: placedesarts.ca

 

June 4

PRIDE DAY

Head over to PoMoArts (formerly the Port Moody Arts Centre) from 1 to 4 p.m. for the True Colours Family Pride Day. Take part in art activities and see youth performers on the lawn behind the building (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody) and, inside, tour the galleries for the True Colours Youth Art exhibit.

MORE: pomoarts.ca

CLEAN LANGUAGE

Renowned grammarian Frances Peck will speak to the Tri-City Wordsmiths about syntax techniques at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way) — and via Zoom, starting at 2 p.m. To register for the online platform, email tri.city.wordsmiths@gmail.com.

MORE: tri-citywordsmiths.ca

CLUE THE MUSICAL

The Coquitlam-based Theatrix Youtheatre Society presents its spring production of Clue: A Whodunit Musical Murder Mystery, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) is directed by Lauren Hillman with music by Mr. I.

MORE: brownpapertickets.com/event/5413854

WIND MUSIC

Christin Reardon-MacLellan leads the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble in a performance about exploration, innovation, experimentation and transformation. The show at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20/$15/$12

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

SHRED IT!

Port Moody Rotarians will help you shred your sensitive and unwanted documents at its spring fundraiser, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.). The event is sponsored in part by the Tri-City News. 

MORE: lindabalzer@telus.net

REPAIR CAFE

Take your broken household items to the monthly Repair Café, held at the Port Coquitlam works yard (1737 Broadway St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers with the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial will fix your objects for free.

MORE: facebook.com/repaircafepoco/ pocorotary.ca

SALSA FIESTA

Join Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone at their Saturday night dance party, held from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Take SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station. Admission is $10.

MORE: hotsalsadancezone.com/events

 

June 5

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.

MORE: makebakegrow.com

SCHOLARSHIP ARTISTS

Tour PoMoArts (formerly the Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St.) to see the artwork by Dion Smith-Dokkie and Connor MacKinnon, the 2022 winners of the Kwi Am Choi scholarships. Smith-Dokkie has a solo show called Iris Atoll, while MacKinnon has A Fragmented History: Port Moody. The displays end June 9.

MORE: pomoarts.ca

ON ICE

Girls living in the Tri-Cities can lace up their skates to try out ice hockey with the Tri-Cities Female Ice Hockey Association — for free. The event takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). Gear will be provided. Meanwhile, at Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.), the Coquitlam–Port Moody Ringette Association hosts a free event for residents to try the sport, starting at 5:30 p.m

MORE: tricitiesfemaleicehockey.ca/ cometryringette.ca/events

 

June 6

IMAGININ

It’s the last week to see Imaginings IV: A Collection of Riverside Student Artwork in the Michael Wright Art Gallery in Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam city hall). The work from the senior art students at Riverside Secondary includes a First Nations’ mosaic based on a digital painting by Kurtis Johnson.

MORE: portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare (“Exhibitions”)

GIVE LIFE

Roll up your sleeve for a Canadian Blood Services blood donation at the Riverside Community Church (2329 Fremont Conn., Port Coquitlam). The event runs from 1 to 7:45 p.m. Book an appointment.

MORE: https://bit.ly/3jpvSgR/ 1-888-2DONATE

BINGO BEATS

Enjoy some music, food and beverages at Fraser Mills Fermentation Co. (3044 St. Johns St., Port Moody), where on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., it hosts Bingo Beats. Listen to tunes, dab your cards and be eligible to win prizes.

MORE: frasermillsfc.com

 

June 8

READY FOR RETIREMENT?

Figure out how much money you’ll need to retire at a financial literacy program, hosted by the Coquitlam Public Library and the Credit Counselling Society. The online presentation via Zoom runs from 2 to 3 p.m.

REGISTER: coqlibrary.ca/programs/adults

AUTHOR NIGHT

Meet the newest authors in the Port Moody Public Library’s White Pines Collection, as part of a gala held in the Inlet Theatre at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The authors will answer questions from the audience after their readings. 

MORE: calendar.portmoodylibrary.ca/

MARINER MUSIC

Hear Michael Fabro an acoustic pop fusion guitarist, singer and songwriter, at Mariner Brewing (H-1100 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam) as part of Mariner Music Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

MORE: marinerbrewing.ca

 

June 9

STORYTIME

Port Coquitlam families can take their little ones to the Terry Fox Library (in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave.) for stories, songs and rhymes. The event runs from 11 to 11:30 p.m.

REGISTER: https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/locations/PC

FAMILY TRIVIA

Kids ages 12 and under — and their caregivers — can join the Coquitlam Public Library’s Super-Fun Family Trivia Night, a virtual presentation via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. The theme? The oceans.

REGISTER: coqlibrary.ca/programs/children

FARMERS MARKET

Shop for fresh produce, meat and baked goods at the weekly Port Coquitlam Farmers Market, hosted by the Fraser North Farmers Market Society. The market runs Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Terry Fox Hometown Square (next to the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, at 2150 Wilson Ave.).

MORE: farmersandmore.org

GIVE LIFE

Roll up your sleeve for a Canadian Blood Services blood donation at the All Saints Parish Church (E-821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam). The event runs from noon to 6:45 p.m. Book an appointment.

MORE  https://bit.ly/3j61KXs/1-888-2DONATE

 

June 10

MOVIE NIGHT

Grab some snacks and head into the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) for a screening of the National Geographic documentary “Free Solo.” The PG–13 movie is courtesy of the Port Moody Film Society. Admission is $5 plus a $5 society membership for the year. Face masks are required in the lobby and in the theatre during the show. Ticket sales start at 7:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The showing is at 7:30 p.m.

MORE: pmfilm.ca

 

June 11

CRUNCH FOR A CAUSE

Climb the stairs of the Coquitlam Crunch in the 11th annual Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge. Participants can join one of three categories: The Stair Master, The Make It Or Break It or The Recreational. The deadline to register is June 8. This year’s event is sponsored and organized by Dave McCloskey, and Ken and Chase Addison of Nexus Insurance Brokers. Proceeds support the Coquitlam Foundation Diversity Fund.

MORE: coquitlamcrunch.com

SALSA FIESTA

Join Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone at their Saturday night dance party, held from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Take SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station. Admission is $10.

MORE: hotsalsadancezone.com/events

 

June 12

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.

MORE: makebakegrow.com

TEDDY BEAR TIME

Kids can bring their stuffies to Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic. Emceed by Mr. I, the free family concert from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes performances by Mellado Dance Elite, Mom Bop Band, Club Aviva Gymnastics, Bobs & Lolo, Yuen’s Martial Arts, Penny Pom Pom, and Mr. I and the Musical Rainbow Students.

MORE: festivalcoquitlam.ca

 

June 13

BINGO BEATS

Enjoy some music, food and beverages at Fraser Mills Fermentation Co. (3044 St. Johns St., Port Moody), where on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., it hosts Bingo Beats. Listen to tunes, dab your cards and be eligible to win prizes.

MORE: frasermillsfc.com

 

June 14

CIVIC ELECTION

Thinking about running for city council in October? Coquitlam’s incumbents will spell out what to expect while campaigning and what it takes to be an elected representative. Refreshments will be served during the event that runs 6:30 to 8 p.m. in rooms 136 and 137 at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Voters head to the polls on Saturday, Oct. 15.

MORE: coqlibrary.ca

 

June 15

WORKPLACE RIGHTS

New Canadians can learn about workplace rights through an online workshop offered by the Coquitlam Public Library. In partnership with ISSofBC’s Job Quest, the session from 2 to 3:30 p.m. will focus on topics of special interest to new immigrants such as employment standards, discrimination and sexual harassment.

REGISTER: coqlibrary.ca

SMARTPHONE 101

Get tips on how to take a photo with a smartphone or iPad at a Port Moody Public Library workshop. From 7 to 8 p.m., beginners can learn about photo composition, lighting and focus for portraits and landscape photography. Bring your own device. The event takes place in the ParkLane Room at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). 

REGISTER: calendar.portmoodylibrary.ca

 

June 16

STORYTIME

Port Coquitlam families can take their little ones to the Terry Fox Library (in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave.) for stories, songs and rhymes. The event runs from 11 to 11:30 p.m.

REGISTER: https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/locations/PC

LINKEDIN ESSENTIALS

Young adults heading into the workforce can learn how to use the digital platform LinkedIn to get an edge with their job hunt. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., the Coquitlam Public Library and WorkBC Centre will host the online session to help job finders navigate the system and leverage your connections to get ahead.

REGISTER: coqlibrary.ca

FARMERS MARKET

Shop for fresh produce, meat and baked goods at the weekly Port Coquitlam Farmers Market, hosted by the Fraser North Farmers Market Society. The market runs Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Terry Fox Hometown Square (next to the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, at 2150 Wilson Ave.).

MORE: farmersandmore.org

 

June 17

KILT TIME

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.

MORE: scotfestbc.com

 

June 18

CHECK MATE

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.

MORE: coqlibrary.ca

SALSA FIESTA

Join Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone at their Saturday night dance party, held from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Take SkyTrain to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas station. Admission is $10.

MORE: hotsalsadancezone.com/events

SCOTFEST 2.0

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.

MORE: scotfestbc.com

 

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.

MORE: makebakegrow.com

FISHING DAY

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.

MORE: https://festivalcoquitlam.ca/

 

June 20

BINGO BEATS

Enjoy some music, food and beverages at Fraser Mills Fermentation Co. (3044 St. Johns St., Port Moody), where on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., it hosts Bingo Beats. Listen to tunes, dab your cards and be eligible to win prizes.

MORE: frasermillsfc.com

 

June 21

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS DAY

Kids can take part in a special story time at Port Moody Public Library (at Port Moody city hall, 100 Newport Dr.) for National Indigenous Day. Kung Jaadee (aka Roberta Kennedy) is a professional storyteller, educator and author with the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. Kung Jaadee will read from her book, sing traditional Haida songs and share nursery rhymes and teach children to count in Xaad Kil. Sponsored in part by the Canadian Federation of University Women – Coquitlam, the all-ages drop-in event runs from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. in the Fireside Reading Room; no registration is required.

MORE: calendar.portmoodylibrary.ca

GOOD RESUME

Job seekers can learn how to write effective resumes for their future employers, in an online presentation by the Coquitlam Public Library and WorkBC Centre. The Zoom tutorial will focus on the purpose and types of resumes.

REGISTER: coqlibrary.ca

June 22

MARINER MUSIC

Hear Scott Jacobs, a musician, singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter, at Mariner Brewing (H-1100 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam) as part of Mariner Music Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

MORE: marinerbrewing.ca

 

June 23

FARMERS MARKET

Shop for fresh produce, meat and baked goods at the weekly Port Coquitlam Farmers Market, hosted by the Fraser North Farmers Market Society. The market runs Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Terry Fox Hometown Square (next to the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, at 2150 Wilson Ave.).

MORE: farmersandmore.org

STORYTIME

Port Coquitlam families can take their little ones to the Terry Fox Library (in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave.) for stories, songs and rhymes. The event runs from 11 to 11:30 p.m.

REGISTER: https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/locations/PC

 

June 25

CHECK MATE

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. Arrive early to save a spot.

MORE: coqlibrary.ca

SALSA NIGHT

Slip on comfortable shoes and hit the TD Community Plaza at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) for the free Salsa Night. Presented Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Hot Salsa Dance Zone, the event by Lafarge Lake runs from 7 to 10 p.m.; a dance class for absolute beginners starts at 7 p.m.

MORE: hotsalsadancezone.com

 

June 26

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.

MORE: makebakegrow.com

 

June 27

It’s the last day to see Cracking the Egg, an art exhibit by Kaiden Alford that ends it run at Port Coquitlam city hall on June 28. Alford (they/them) identifies as a queer, non-binary artist from Port Coquitlam who explores gender queerness and fluidity. Also, at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.), Rita and Siddhant wrap up their show of Brushstrokes by Nature. According to the city’s website, “Ritika and her husband ignited their passion for paints and sketching during the COVID-19 lockdown, and used this time to explore a variety of art forms.”

MORE: portcoquitlam.ca/leighsquare

BINGO BEATS

Enjoy some music, food and beverages at Fraser Mills Fermentation Co. (3044 St. Johns St., Port Moody), where on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., it hosts Bingo Beats. Listen to tunes, dab your cards and be eligible to win prizes.

MORE: frasermillsfc.com

 

June 29

MARINER MUSIC

Hear singer–songwriter Evan Kennedy at Mariner Brewing (H-1100 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam) as part of Mariner Music Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

MORE: marinerbrewing.ca

 

June 30

FARMERS MARKET

Shop for fresh produce, meat and baked goods at the weekly Port Coquitlam Farmers Market, hosted by the Fraser North Farmers Market Society. The market runs Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Terry Fox Hometown Square (next to the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, at 2150 Wilson Ave.).

MORE: farmersandmore.org

STORYTIME

Port Coquitlam families can take their little ones to the Terry Fox Library (in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave.) for stories, songs and rhymes. The event runs from 11 to 11:30 p.m.

REGISTER: https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/locations/PC

GOLDEN SPIKE DAYS

It’s the first day of Port Moody’s 45th annual Golden Spike Festival, which runs from 3 to 10 p.m. at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody). Sponsored in part by the Tri-City News, the fest today includes entertainment by Cease & Desist and The Piano Men (in the beverage garden). Admission is by donation. Volunteer are needed. 

MORE: goldenspike.ca