- Sundays: The Coquitlam Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Sunday in the parking lot of Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave.). Visit makebakegrow.com.
- Wednesdays: The Port Moody Summer Farmers Market is every Wednesday in the parking lot of the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) from 3 to 7 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.
- Thursdays: The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market is on Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Terry Fox Hometown Square (behind the Port Coquitlam Community Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave.). Visit farmersandmore.org.
Thursday, June 8
Support the newly established Ioco Players in Port Moody as the theatrical company, under the artistic direction of Mike Arseneault, tackles the play 12 Angry Jurors, a twist on 12 Angry Men. Based o the TV movie by Reginald Rose, the show runs June 8–10 at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on June 10 (including a talk back) at the Inlet United Church (2315 Spring St., Port Moody).
Friday, June 9
Coquitlam residents aged 50 years and older can take part in the many activities happening during Seniors Week, a presentation with Aspira Retirement Living. Today, sign up for Brain Games at Dogwood Pavilion, pickleball at Maillardville Community Centre, Navigating Your Retirement Journey talk at Glen Pine Pavilion, Tree Spree Walk at Riverview Forest or Zumba Gold at the City Centre Aquatic Complex.
It’s the last day to see Imaginings V: A Collection of Port Coquitlam Student Artwork, a show by students at Terry Fox and Riverside secondary schools. The exhibit is in Leigh Square in the Michael Wright Art Gallery and The Outlet, behind PoCo city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.).
PASS THE POPCORN
Grab a seat in the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr.) to watch Theeb, an adventure/drama filmed in the Middle East that’s being screened by the Port Moody Film Society. The movie rolls at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 plus a $5 annual society membership; cash and cheque only.
Dance the night away with Vinyl at the Coquitlam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave.). The music is on from 7 to 11 p.m. and the band also plays on Saturday night when there is no cover charge for non-members.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Comedians — and mothers — Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley from the popular web series #IMOMSOHARD perform at The Show Theatre at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 10
Cheer on the competitors and participants in the 2023 Coquitlam Crunch Challenge as they battle the stairs in the fundraiser for the Coquitlam Community Diversity Fund, which is part of the Coquitlam Foundation. The Stair Master contest starts at 8 a.m. followed by the Crunch 8km and The Make It or Break It at 9 a.m. Recreational walkers/runners launch at 10 a.m.
Seniors Week in Coquitlam wraps up with four more activities: Garden Volunteering at the Inspiration Garden at Town Centre Park, an Inspiration Garden tour and tea, a fashion show at Glen Pine Pavilion and a hip hop workshop at Dogwood Pavilion. The dedicated week is organized by the city and Aspira Retirement Living.
HEALTH FAIR 50 PLUS
Port Coquitlam residents can tour a Health and Wellness Fair at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) during Seniors Week in the city, presented by the Wilson Seniors Advisory Board. Meet local vendors and see what services are available for seniors. Prizes will be given away. The event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is free and no registration is required.
Students, staff and alumni of BC Christian Academy celebrate the school’s 30th year with a community festival in Port Coquitlam (1019 Fernwood Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair includes live music, food trucks, carnival games, vendors and cultural showcases. Entry is free.
Join entrepreneur Cathy Cena and Talena Farrell, a certified personal trainer, for a new networking event for women, happening from 10 a.m. to noon at Site B Brewing (3012 Murray St., Port Moody). Titled ConnectHER, the event is designed to foster personal and professional growth. Vendors will also be on site.
The Coquitlam Youth Orchestra hosts its year-end concerts at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), starting at 11:30 a.m. with the junior ensemble followed by the seniors at 12:45 p.m. and the intermediates at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $17/$12/$5 for individual concerts; packages are also available.
TEDDY BEAR CONCERT
Festival Coquitlam presents a weekend of fun for families. From 3 to 5 p.m. today, head over to the Town Centre Park Community Plaza (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the annual Teddy Bear Concert titled A Musical Rainbow of Fun. Mr. I and the Musical Rainbow Students hit the stage at 3 p.m. while at 4 p.m. it’s Music with Marnie — the winner of numerous West Coast Families gold awards for best children’s band and performer.
Enjoy music from dozens of wind instruments at the Horizons show presented by the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Get those feet moving at the Salsa Night at Site B Brewing (3012 Murray St., Port Moody). Hosts Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler will lead a dance class for beginners at 8 p.m. with the party floor opening up at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults only. No partner is needed.
Sunday, June 11
WALK IN THE WOODS
To mark the 28th anniversary of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park in Coquitlam, the Burke Mountain Naturalists will lead an easy to moderate hike along the Woodland Walk Trail. Pass through a master second-growth forest and see Saw Blade Falls. The trip is 11.5 km roundtrip with an elevation gain of 300 m, and starts at 8 a.m. with a 1 p.m. return.
TEDDY BEAR PARADE
The Teddy Bear Parade is back after the pandemic hiatus! Get your favourite stuffie and walk over to the City Centre neighbourhood for the annual Festival Coquitlam procession down Pinetree Way. See the colourful floats, costumed characters and performers, who will leave Coquitlam City Hall at 10 a.m. The parade is scheduled to run until 11:30 a.m., so watch for road closures. Afterward, head over to the Town Centre Park Community Plaza (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the Teddy Bear Picnic featuring roving artists, face painters and musicians. There will be entertainment from Janina and Mr. I, Club Aviva, Mom Bop, The Springmans, The Great Gordini and Penny Pom Pom. Mayor Richard Stewart will address the crowd at noon. The picnic runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Coastal Sound Music Academy presents two shows at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam): its 4 p.m. concert features the kids’, junior and children’s choirs while, at 7:30 p.m. it’s the DeCoro, youth and children’s choirs.
Monday, June 12
RHYMES OF TIMES
Julie Schmidt leads a history and words session at PoCo Heritage (150-2248 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
HARDY HAR HAR
Comedian Brennan Casey delivers his one-man standup show at the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr.) at 7:30 p.m. Performances will also be held on June 19 and 26; doors open at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13
Join Spelexilh aka Anjeanette Dawson — a traditional wool weaver, knowledge keeper, storyteller and Indigenous educator from the Squamish Nation — to make a wool weaving. The workshop, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is in the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam); materials and instruction will be provided. The cost is $20.
Port Moody’s Original Jazz Jam starts its Tuesday night performances at Fraser Mills Fermentation (3044 St. Johns St., Port Moody) on June 13. The shows under Gord Hembruff and other Tri-City musicians begin at 7 p.m. and replace the jazz jam sessions at the former Gallery Bistro.
Wednesday, June 14
Looking for a job? Hear from professionals about seeking work in today’s market at a fair organized by the Port Moody Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group. The free event takes place at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.) from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hear from Mark Louis, a residential school survivor, at a talk called Indigenous Voices, Community Action with IRSSS as part of National Indigenous History Month. Kristen Bob, the workshop co-ordinator for the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, will share stories. The gathering hosted by the Coquitlam Heritage Society is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). There is no cost; however, visitors must be at least 16 years old. Space is limited.
Thursday, June 15
GET A NEW JOB
Learn how to write an effective resume to get future employers to notice you. The Zoom presentation by the WorkBC Centre is a free career workshop teaching you the types of resumes and the strategies to make your C.V. stand out.
Meet the artists exhibiting for the next month at PoMoArts (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody). An opening reception, from 6 to 8 p.m., will recognize the displays by Nickie Lewis (A Look Inside); Max TS. Yang (Morsel Scavengers: Cyclical of the Raining City); and Port Coquitlam’s Priscilla Omulo (Walking in Two Worlds). Admission is free.
Friday, June 16
The 91st annual BC Highland Games returns to the Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) this weekend for ScotFestBC. Cheer on the heavy event athletes, as well as the Highland pipers and dancers who are in competition, and hear Celtic music and talks about Scotland’s history. Tonight’s party opens at 5:15 p.m. with Blackthorn performing on the Big Tent Stage. At 6 p.m., the 78th Fraser Highlanders blast the cannon. They’ll be followed by the Pipes in the Park with the SFU Pipe Band in concert at 6:15 p.m. The headliner is Sharon Shannon of Ireland. Tickets for tonight, or for a Friday+Saturday pass, are now on sale.
See the finalists in the Dare to Shine concert, starting at 6 p.m. in the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The performers are Zaya Philip, Sejal Jagdeo, Lucia Feng, Liam Carey, Ariella Costa, Serena Blair, Naomie Daudin-Hutchins, Hailey Mark, Tea Kohli, Evelyn Norm, Makayla Leonard, Chloe Summer and Dylan Beazley. Tickets are $25/$15/$12.
Dance the night away with Black Eyed Susan at the Coquitlam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave.). The music is on from 7 to 11 p.m. and the band also plays on Saturday night when there is no cover charge for non-members.
Saturday, June 17
The Main Stage, Heritage Stage and the Big Tent Stage will be hopping at ScotFestBC, which starts today at 8 a.m. with the heavy weight competition presented by Re/Max. Check out the cultural workshops, beginning at 11 a.m., with talks from Doug Medley, Gord Pollock, Graeme Macaloney, Dr. Leith Davis, Robert MacDonald and Robyn Carrigan. Meanwhile, on the Big Tent Stage, the open piobaireachd is at 10 a.m.; the massed pipe bands march at around 5 p.m.
Tri-City residents who identify as queer, and their allies, are invited to take part in PoMo Pride, a free event for all ages at the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr.) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take part in art activities, tour the Queerly Created Art Market, listen to drag poetry and join the family dance party with DJ Bella Sie. The celebration is produced by Goldbard Creative. And at 7 p.m., it’s the third Supergay Cabaret show “Sultry Solstice” featuring comedy, poetry, music and burlesque — plus a dance party with the femme bass group LVL. Tickets are $40–$60 via eventbrite.ca.
Join friends — or make some new ones — at the Coquitlam Public Library’s board game day, held at the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is recommended for ages eight and up. No experience is needed and no registration is required.
Stroll around the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with the curatorial team of the exhibition Transmissions. The tour starts at 2 p.m.
See the Coquitlam Adanacs Seniors A Lacrosse team battle the New Westminster Salmonbellies at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15/$10/$5.
SALSA, CHA CHA CHA
Get those feet moving at the Salsa Night at the Port Moody legion (2529 Clarke St., Port Moody). Hosts Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler will lead a dance class for beginners at 8 p.m. with the party floor opening up at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults only. No partner is needed.
Sunday, June 18
Anglers of all ages can bring their rods and bait to Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for a free family-friendly day of fishing. Prizes will be given out during B.C.’s free fishing weekend when anyone in the province can fish without a licence. Experts will be on site to teach participants how to catch a rainbow trout.
ScotFestBC introduces a new component for its weekend event at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) in Coquitlam: a world music festival. The free event features a fusion of sounds and sights from steel drums to bhangra. Check out the Main Stage with Kvitka Ukrainian kicking off the day with a 11:15 a.m. performance. DJ Paul Manocha lights up the Heritage Stage starting at noon while, on the Big Tent Stage, Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers begin the entertainment at 1 p.m. Wander the site to see what’s in the Workshop Tent and in The Meadow.
JOY OF JIGGING
Celebrate Indigenous History Month with a Joy of Jigging workshop at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The Metis-inspired movement session with Jeanette Kotowich explores the dance’s relationship with the fiddle music. Participants will learn the basic and fancy steps. The class is from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 19
RAVEN SPIRIT DANCE
Confluence is the name of a dance that intertwines perspectives, histories and bodies that speaks to the resilience of Indigenous women. Produced by Raven Spirit Dance, the 7 p.m. show features Michelle Olson, Starr Muranko, Jeanette Kotowich, Emily Solstice Tait and Port Moody’s own Tasha Faye Evans.
It’s the last week to see the May Day Centennial Exhibit by the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. The show, in honour of the festival’s 100th year this month, is at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) and at city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.).
Tuesday, June 20
Join Port Coquitlam historian and photographer Bryan Ness at PoCo Heritage (150-2248 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam) for a dive into the city’s past. His talk is from 10 a.m. to noon.
See the Coquitlam Adanacs Seniors A Lacrosse team battle the Langley Thunder at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15/$10/$5.
Wednesday, June 21
FIRST NATIONS DAY
Join the First Nations members from Tsleil Waututh, Musqueam, Kwikwetlem and Kwantlen for a Coast Salish house post blessing ceremony and feast on National Indigenous Peoples Day. See the first three house posts carved for the In the Presence of Ancestors project raised at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody). The event will feature Shane Point, Ronnie Dean Harris, Children of Takaya, Xwelmexw Shxwexwo:s and M’Girls, as well as entertainment, a community art project by PoMoArts and a book sale by Kinder Books. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and a meal kit (plate and eating utensils). The celebration, in partnership with the Port Moody Ecological Society, is from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free; however, tickets are required via eventbrite.ca.
Thursday, June 22
The charity Low Entropy presents VoiceStory Live, a show that gives people a chance to tell their authentic stories of facing fears, overcoming adversity and experiencing adventures. The production at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) starts at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 23
Curator Katherine Dennis hosts a “happy hour” at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 4 to 6 p.m. Artist Jonathan Alfaro, who is exhibiting Transmissions at the gallery, will talk about his group’s series. There is no cost to attend. The cash bar is open until 6 p.m.
Enjoy the retro hits performed by AM Gold at Music in the Square. The all-ages bash at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) starts at 7 p.m. There is no cost for admission and no registration is required.
Dance the night away with Braidwood at the Coquitlam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave.). The music is on from 7 to 11 p.m. and the band also plays on Saturday night when there is no cover charge for non-members.
Saturday, June 24
Members of the Coquitlam Art Club show and sell their original paintings and mixed media in the Centennial Room at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). The summer sale is on today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and door prizes will be given out. There will also be live demonstrations from member artists.
Learn new strategies at the Chess Club, a drop-in program in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St.). All ages and skill levels are welcome; however, it’s recommended that participants have the basic knowledge of the game. The event runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Take a “trip” to Hawaii with the Spirit of the Pacific Cultural Society and Hālau Hula KaʻUhane O Ka Pākīpika as they present The Spirit of Aloha at the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr.). Tickets are $15 (or $20 at the door) to see the Hawaiian dancing and music. The show begins at 3 p.m.
VINTAGE JAZZ CLUB
The rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) will transform into a speakeasy for the Vintage Jazz Club performance, on from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Musicians Bonnie Northgraves, James Dekker and Marcus Abramzik perform
Coquitlam’s Amateur Radio Club joins the New Westminster, Burnaby and VECTOR clubs for the biggest amateur radio field event of the year. The ARRL Field Day emergency communications training and exercises happen from Saturday at 11 a.m. to Sunday at 2 p.m. at Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave., Coquitlam).
Immerse yourself in colours and a great multicultural vibe at the ADOV Eid summer festival at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The Afghan Diaspora of Vancouver hosts the day-long celebration with a bazaar, live music, carnival games and food trucks.
Sunday, June 25
Take your animal to Bosley’s (108-1301 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam) for a pet appreciation party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be games, giveaways, door prizes, samples and treats; proceeds will support two non-profit organizations helping pets find forever homes.
Tinhouse Brewing (550 Sherling Pl., Port Coquitlam) launches its first of three 5-km walk/runs today at 11:30 a.m. For $5, you have entry to all three events plus be entered for a draw. The walk/runs start and finish at the brewery; it is a fundraiser for the SHARE Society.
Bring your appetite to the John B Neighbourhood Pub (1000 Austin Ave., Coquitlam) for its second annual Smokin Hops, a feast in partnership with Yellow Dog Brewing Co. and Steamworks Brewing Co. The cost is $50 for the food and entertainment, which begins at 4 p.m. Buy your ticket on the website or in person at the pub.
OUTDOOR SALSA PARTY
The Salsa Dance Zone hosts its third annual Lafarge Park Fiesta at the Town Centre Park Community Plaza (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring a dance partner and groove to the Latin beats with Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler in the outdoor setting. A Salsa, bachata and merengue lesson will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. There is no cost.
Tuesday, June 27
See the Coquitlam Adanacs Seniors A Lacrosse team battle the Maple Ridge Burrards at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15/$10/$5.
Wednesday, June 28
Kids ages three to eight can jump into their pyjamas for Summer PJ Storytime with librarians from the Coquitlam Public Library — in one of the city’s oldest homes. Hear stories, sing songs and enjoy some treats for free at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) from 7 to 8 p.m.
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