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Tri-Cities Today: June 15, 2024

Read what's on in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody on Saturday, June 15, 2024.
Ashley MacIsaac, a JUNO Award winning fiddler and songwriter, performs at ScotFestBC on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Here's what's on in the Tri-Cities for Saturday, June 15, 2024: 

Founders Day

It’s the annual Founder’s Day for Coquitlam Little League, a baseball organization founded in 1955. The event at Mackin Yard (1046 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) marks the wrap up of the regular season for the league and includes a final game for the senior teams.




There's a full day of activities for the 92nd annual ScotFestBC, happening at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The ticketed event opens at 8:30 a.m. with the highland dancing championships on the main stage and concludes with headliner and fiddling sensation Ashley MacIsaac. The Tri-City News is a sponsor. Tickets are $25/$20/$15; no charge for kids under six. The whisky school is $45 plus gate admission.



Writers fest

The Tri-Cities’ public libraries return for Day 2 of their inaugural Tri-Cities Writers Festival with an all-ages session titled Writer’s Block (aka I’m Afraid to Write Rubbish) at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way) at 10:30 a.m. Tanya Boteju will lead an author’s talk at 1 p.m. while, in the Inlet Theatre at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.) is keynote speaker Michael Christie at 3:30 p.m.



Food Trucks

Head down to Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam) for the city’s second annual Food Truck Weekends. Today, from noon to 5 p.m. Say Cheese will be on site.



Youth theatre

Catch Antigone After Sophocles, Once Upon a Pine and Movie Musicals through the Decades at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) — a presentation by the Coquitlam Youth Theatre Junior, Coquitlam Youth Theatre and Coquitlam Youth Musical Theatre. The recital starts at 12:30 p.m.



LOVE: A Musical

Enjoy the last run of the IOCO Players Theatre as it closes its company with their final production, LOVE: A Musical Theatre Concert Live Event. Featuring the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show runs for eight performances — including today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — at the Inlet United Church at The Springs (2315 Spring St., Port Moody). Tickets are $30 online or $32 at the door (cash only). Directed by Mike Arseneault with musical direction from Kylie Lorenzana Fonacier, the concert features a live band.



Grease Lightning

Dress up 1950s style for a chance to win a prize at the Grease Lightning fundraiser in aid of the Low Entropy Foundation. The 50s party takes place at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) from 6 to 10 p.m. and includes a 50/50 draw, raffles and games, as well as appies and desserts. Tickets are $75 and benefit the nonprofit’s Empower Home Program.



Legion music

Dance to the music of Sweet Max, which plays at the Coquitlam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave.) from 7 to 11 p.m.



Dinner, dance

The Brian Zalo Mix entertains for Move n’ Groove, a dinner and dance at the Port Coquitlam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.) from 7 to 11 p.m. There is a $2 cover charge for non-legion members.



Salsa dancing

Grab your friends for the Salsa Dance Zone’s Salsa and Latin dance night at St. Clare’s Hall (2888 Delahaye Dr., Coquitlam) where instructors Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler will lead a beginners dance class from 8 to 9 p.m. before opening up the dance floor until midnight. Admission to the 19+ event is $15 at the door.


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