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UPDATED: What COVID-19 cancelled: music shows, farmer's markets & gala in the Tri-Cities

Several events planned for this weekend and beyond in the Tri-Cities are now halted because of the global pandemic.
The Triskellion concert at Place des Arts in Coquitlam is cancelled.

A number of events planned for this weekend and beyond in the Tri-Cities are now halted because of the global pandemic.

The piano quartet with the Manhattan Chamber Players was due to play Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre on Sunday. The ensemble cancelled its show because of travel advisories out of New York, where the musicians are based. Its west coast tour is being rescheduled.

The Port Moody Winter Farmers Market is also off for the next two Sundays because of COVID-19. Executive director Tabitha McLoughlin said in a statement the temporary closure comes after the provincial government urged that gatherings of 250 people or more be cancelled or postponed to contain the spread of the illness.

As well, the Coquitlam Foundation's Rockin' It fundraiser, which was scheduled for this spring, will now likely be held in September.

Place des Arts has nixed its Humours of Love concert featuring Triskellion (harpist Rebecca Blair, singer and flutist Michelle Carlisle and fiddler Rosie Carver) on April 4; ticket holders will be refunded.

And the April 5 honours concert for the CDMF Performing Arts Festival — an event in which the top competitors showcase their talents and receive awards — is now bumped by three months.Charities are also taking a hit.

Friday, the board of the Talitha Koum Society, a Coquitlam-based non-profit that helps women recovering from addictions and their children, announced its fourth annual Set Her Free gala would be moved to Oct. 3. The fundraiser was set for April 18 “but concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the board’s decision to delay it,” said spokesperson Terry O’Neill in a press release.

Meanwhile, Jessica Fowlis, Evergreen’s marketing manager, told The Tri-City News all of its scheduled performances, rental events and spring break activities will proceed as planned.

“The Evergreen takes the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff very seriously, and we will continue to update our website and social media channels with the additional procedures we are implementing to keep you safe,” Fowlis wrote.