Here's what's going on in the Tri-Cities for Thursday, Sept. 21:
Music in the Park
Take your lunch to the recently upgraded Veterans Park in front of Port Coquitlam City Hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.) for the city’s music series from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is weather permitting and includes games in partnership with the Downtown PoCo BIA.
Meet the Metro Vancouver vendors at this week’s Port Coquitlam Farmers Market, which runs at the Terry Fox Hometown Square behind the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 3 to 7 p.m. Bring your shopping bags and talk with the food producers and artisans while enjoying the music.
First Nations Land
Join ethnobotanist, researcher and community activist Leigh Joseph for an online talk via the Coquitlam Public Library at 6 p.m. Joseph, whose traditional name is Styawat, is from the Skwxwú7mesh First Nation. She uses traditional Squamish harvest techniques to gather plants for her company, Sḵwálwen Botanicals, and recently published a book on essential Indigenous plant knowledge called Held by the Land: A Guide to Indigenous Plants for Wellness.
Join the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise for quiz night, a fundraiser for the Community Outreach Project that sees psychiatric nursing at Douglas College provide support to people affected by the opioid and mental health crises. The 19+ event starts at 7 p.m. at the college's Coquitlam campus (1250 Pinetree Way); doors open at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person or $10 for college students. Email email@example.com or call 604-464-7706.
Join Jeff Narver, a lifelong enthusiast of ancient Egypt, as well as a traveller and author, at the Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam (2150 Wilson Ave.) for a presentation about the past civilization from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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