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Your best guide for Tri-City events in March 2024

What's on in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody in March 2024.
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The McDades perform at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam in March 2024.

Friday, March 1

Invasive plants

Slip on your gloves and boots to help the Burke Mountain Naturalists and City of Coquitlam staff pull invasive plants around Como Lake (730 Gatensbury St., Coquitlam). The work party to tackle Himalayan Blackberry is from 9 a.m. to noon. No experience is needed. Meet at the northern end parking lot.

RESERVE: kleko@telus.net

Homelessness forum

Hear about the housing crisis and people living without homes at the Low Entropy Foundation’s Homelessness Community Forum. The talk at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) starts at 11:45 a.m. and runs for about an hour.

REGISTER: lowentropy.org/events/homelessness-forum

Comedy night

Grab a seat in the Inlet Theatre at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) for the return of Jokers Canada’s Port Moody Comedy Classic. The 19+ event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

MORE: Eventbrite.ca

Express on ice

Cheer on the Coquitlam Express as the hockey team battles Nanaimo on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from Flashback at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Hotel Vortruba

Ragmop Theatre shows a surrealist physical comedy at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37/$32/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Gone, gone, gone

The band Chilliwack performs at The Show Theatre at Great Canadian Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 8 p.m.

MORE: ticketmaster.ca

 

Saturday, March 2

Lymphedema education

Learn about lymphatic diseases and network with patients and medical practitioners at an education day at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.). The event from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. includes keynote presentations and workshops. Tickets are $50.

EMAIL: info@bclymph.org

Puzzle exchange

Are you bored with your puzzles? Swap them for others at the Coquitlam Public Library’s puzzle exchange, happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 127 at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Stay for a family-edition puzzle tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. in Rooms 136 and 137.

MORE: coqlibrary.ca

Repair it

Do you have ripped shirts, a wonky bike or a broken appliance? Don’t dump it in the trash: Head over to the monthly Repair Café at the Port Coquitlam Works Yard (1737 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam), where volunteers will attempt to mend items brought in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are encouraged.

MORE: portcoquitlam.ca

Polar plunge

Jump into the Port Moody Inlet with the Port Moody Police at noon to support the Special Olympics. The fundraiser takes place at the Rocky Point Park boat launch (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody).

REGISTER/DONATE: plunge4specialolympics.crowdchange.ca/54198

Art reception

Meet the artists behind Paths, a new show at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) that runs until May 5. The opening reception is from 2 to 4 p.m.; the curator talk starts at 2:30 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

VoiceStory

Put your cell phone away and learn the art of conversation at VoiceStory, happening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 127 in the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

REGISTER: coqlibrary.ca

Express on ice

Cheer on the Coquitlam Express as the hockey team battles Penticton on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

Craft beer

Sample some suds and support KidSport Tri-Cities at the Coquitlam Craft and Ales Festival, on from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club (3251 Plateau Blvd., Coquitlam). The event features live music from the Canyon Riders and food from Chef Mario of the club. The ticket price includes drinks and food as well as a shuttle ride to and from the Lafarge Lake–Douglas SkyTrain station.

MORE: Eventbrite.ca

Imagine gala

“No Place Like Home” is the theme of this year’s SHARE Family and Community Services Imagine fundraiser, which takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. in The Show Theatre at the Great Canadian Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). Tickets are $175 for the gala that includes food, entertainment and dancing. Proceeds support SHARE’s social services programs such as the food bank.

MORE: sharesociety.ca/imagine

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from Flashback at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Salsa night

Learn the basic dance steps to Salsa — and dance the night away — with instructors Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Salsa Dance Zone. Tonight’s lesson starts at 8 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.), with the dance floor opening at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 and the event is open to ages 19 and up.

MORE: salsadancezone.com/events

 

Sunday, March 3

Winter market

Pick up some fresh fare and enjoy some live entertainment at the Winter Farmers Market, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody).

MORE: makebakegrow.com

Fraser Mills

Give your input on the planned City of Coquitlam amenities (public art, parks and community centre) in the future Fraser Mills development, of which construction is underway on the 91.5-acre parcel next to the Fraser River. The public session is from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Mundy Park field house (629 Hillcrest St., Coquitlam). Alternatively, provide feedback through the city survey, open until March 17.

MORE: letstalkcoquitlam.ca/FraserMills

Gang’s all here

The bands Skid Row and Buckcherry perform at The Show Theatre at Great Canadian Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m.

MORE: ticketmaster.ca

 

Tuesday, March 5

SD43 learning series

Hear Guy Felicella talk about overcoming addiction, mental health challenges and homelessness at a lecture organized by School District 43. Felicella, who has been sober for more than a decade, will speak from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Secondary (570 Poirier St., Coquitlam).

REGISTER: sd43.bc.ca  

 

Wednesday, March 6

Invasive plants

Slip on your gloves and boots to help the Burke Mountain Naturalists and City of Port Coquitlam staff pull invasive plants around the Blakeburn Lagoons. The work party is from 9 a.m. to noon. No experience is needed. Parking on the eastern side of Elbow Place by the cul-de-sac, off Riverside Drive.

MORE: burkemountainnaturalists.ca

Volunteer snaps

It’s the last day to nominate a Port Coquitlam volunteer for an award. The city is calling for nominations for its 2024 recognition program; winners will be named on April 19 during National Volunteer Week. The theme for this year’s event is Volunteers Take Centre Stage. Nominations are accepted for the following categories: Volunteer of the Year; Youth Volunteer (U25); and Lifetime Volunteer. The Tri-City News is a sponsor.

MORE: portcoquitlam.ca   

The Planets

Gustav Holst’s masterpiece, The Planets, will be performed by the Bergmann piano duo — Marcel and Elizabeth — at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $32/$28/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Express on ice

Cheer on the Coquitlam Express as the hockey team battles Surrey on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

Immigration talk
Join Hui Zhang and Robert Leong for a presentation at the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) on the ins and outs of immigration. Get knowledge on the immigration process, including permanent residency obligations and becoming a Canadian citizen, as well as learn how to watch out for and report immigration fraud. The talk is from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

REGISTER: calendar.portmoodylibrary.ca

 

 

Thursday, March 7

Insomnia workshop

Learn how to beat insomnia with Dr. Anita Natarajan, a family physician who has a background in bio-psychology, at a workshop at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

REGISTER: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/10029920

Queens of comedy

Mark International Women’s Day with three comediennes: Jane Stanton, Sophia Johnson and Britney Lyseng. The trio will appear at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38.

MORE: Eventbrite.ca

 

Friday, March 8

Adult rock painting

Create fun and whimsical pieces of art for your garden, kitchen, desk or anywhere that needs a little brightening up. The Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) will provide some designs you can follow along with or you can create your own. All supplies will be provided. The event is from 1 to 2 p.m.

REGISTER: calendar.portmoodylibrary.ca

HER market

Take your gal pals to the Her Market, a pop-up market that supports women in the Tri-Cities. The Collective Markets will match and donate all door proceeds to The BeaYOUtiful Foundation. Entry is $5 at the door of Site B  (3012 Murray St., Port Moody). No cost for kids 12 and under. The event runs from 4 to 9 p.m.

MORE: portmoody.ca

Recreation job fair

Learn about the recreational jobs available through the City of Coquitlam at its job fair, happening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). City staff working in parks, recreation, culture and human resources will be on hand to provide information about current and upcoming positions.

MORE: coquitlam.ca

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from RePlay at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Express on ice

Cheer on the Coquitlam Express as the hockey team battles Langley on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

Festival du Bois

It’s the 35th year of Festival du Bois, the largest francophone celebration in western Canada. Tonight’s kickoff at 7 p.m. at Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) features Podorythmie at 7 p.m. followed by a Friday night contra dance at 8 p.m. with the Sybaritic String Band with caller Maureen Collier. Entry is free.

MORE: festivaldubois.ca

Live music

It’s a double bill at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, located in the Mabbett Room at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.), where Peter Tam and Allegro (Craig Zurba and Loralee Parks) will perform. The show in support of the Crossroads Hospice Society starts at 7:30 p.m. Entry is with a minimum donation of $10 (cash only at the door).

MORE: facebook.com/CrossroadsHospiceCoffeehouse

Film fest

Take a seat in the Inlet Theatre at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) for the Port Moody Film Society’s Canadian mini film festival this weekend. It starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. with Scarborough, a film adaptation of the award-winning novel by Canadian author Catherine Hernandez.

MORE: pmfilm.ca

 

Saturday, March 9

Recreation job fair

Learn about the recreational jobs available through the City of Coquitlam at its job fair, happening from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). City staff working in parks, recreation, culture and human resources will be on hand to provide information about current and upcoming positions.

MORE: coquitlam.ca

KidSport Tri-Cities

Head over to Riverside Secondary (2215 Reeve St., Port Coquitlam) and load up on gently used sporting goods for the family. The KidSport Tri-Cities' sale runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and admission is by donation or with a non-perishable item for the SHARE food bank. Cash, debit and credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds from the biannual sale subsidize registration fees for kids from families who are struggling financially. 

MORE: kidsportcanada.ca

Festival du Bois

Head over to Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) for an afternoon and evening of francophone and francophile fun. Under the Grand Chapiteau, starting at noon, is Podorythmie, followed by the official opening and a show by the Métis Jiggers, Missy D, Robin Layne and the Rhythm Makers, La Famille LeBlanc, Collage Trad and Visited Connexions. Musical sessions for kids are also under le Petit Chapiteau while musical workshops are across the street at Mackin House.

TICKETS: festivaldubois.ca

Camping 101

Meet Park Canada’s Learn-to-Camp team about what you need to bring for a front-country camping experience. The topics include camping basics, how to plan the trip, what to bring, cooking and wildlife safety. The talk is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Rooms 136 and 137 at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

MORE: coqlibrary.ca

Freya the Brave

Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave.) will have Freya, a certified St. John Ambulance dapple dachshund therapy dog who brings happiness and comfort to those in need. The animal, who works at the airport and other places and now has its own storybook, will make an appearance from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The event is open to all ages.

REGISTER: fvrl.bibliocommons.com

Film fest

Take a seat in the Inlet Theatre at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) for the continuation of the Port Moody Film Society’s Canadian mini film festival this weekend. It starts tonight at 7 p.m. with And the Birds Rained Down, and at 9:15 p.m. with To Kill a Tiger.

MORE: pmfilm.ca

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from RePlay at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Singers–songwriters

Guitar masters James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe team up for a concert at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. The show is part of the facility’s TD Music Series. Tickets are $37/$34/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Salsa night

Learn the basic dance steps to Salsa — and dance the night away — with instructors Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Salsa Dance Zone. Tonight’s lesson starts at 8 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.), with the dance floor opening at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 and the event is open to ages 19 and up.

MORE: salsadancezone.com/events

 

Sunday, March 10

Festival du Bois

The 35th annual Festival du Bois weekend fete wraps up with activities all day under the Grand Chapiteau at Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Mass starts at 9 a.m. followed by a pancake breakfast (for a cost) and music. There are also kids entertainment under the Petit Chapiteau and workshops across the street at Mackin House.

TICKETS: festivaldubois.ca

Winter market

Pick up some fresh fare and enjoy some live entertainment at the Winter Farmers Market, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody).

MORE: makebakegrow.com

Wormy music

The Arrogant Worms (aka Chris Patterson, Mike McCormick and Trevor Strong) grace the Evergreen Cultural Centre stage (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for a musical show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37/$34/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Tuesday, March 12

Tuesday Talks 

Yoga and how it can benefit seniors is a talk presented by Dr. Preeti Mishra and the Wilson Seniors Advisory Association at 1:30 p.m. Her talk is in Mabbett Hall North at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.).

REGISTER: portcoquitlam.ca / 604-927-7529

Made in Italy

Follow the story of Francesco Mantini, a second-generation Italian teen growing up in Jasper, Alta. The Arts Club Theatre production by Farren Timoteo, which is based on the Western Canada Theatre show, is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) until March 17. Tickets are $50/$42/$16. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Wednesday, March 13

Made in Italy

Follow the story of Francesco Mantini, a second-generation Italian teen growing up in Jasper, Alta. The Arts Club Theatre production by Farren Timoteo, which is based on the Western Canada Theatre show, is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) until March 17. Tickets are $50/$42/$16. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Thursday, March 14

Button making

Show your support for a cause and make a button during a drop-in workshop at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), happening from 4 to 8 p.m. with the Coquitlam Heritage Society. Materials will be provided; there is no cost to attend.

MORE: coquitlamheritage.ca

Art reception

Meet the artists behind the three new exhibits opening at PoMoArts (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody). Denise Jeffrey, Ellen Pelto, Celeste Snowber, Carolyn Sullivan and Sande Waters have Tafoni: Weathering; Brianne Siu opens Permission to Play; and Jason Young showcases Relational/Reflexive. The reception is from 6 to 8 p.m.

MORE: pomoarts.ca

Backyard ecology

Change the way you garden by attending a talk presented by the Wondrous Tree Fellowship and the Burke Mountain Naturalists. Red Seal horticulturalist James Bobick will speak about how to move away from traditional lawns, synthetic turf and impermeable surfaces to pollinator-friendly plantings and woodland gardens to fit any space. The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Lecture Theatre A1470 at the Douglas College campus (1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). There is no cost to attend.

MORE: burkemountainnaturalists.ca

Made in Italy

Follow the story of Francesco Mantini, a second-generation Italian teen growing up in Jasper, Alta. The Arts Club Theatre production by Farren Timoteo, which is based on the Western Canada Theatre show, is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) until March 17. Tickets are $50/$42/$16. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Friday, March 15

St. Patrick’s fun

Celebrate the Irish at a St. Patrick’s Day-themed party at the 50+ Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam). Dinner starts at 6 p.m. while the entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. The event is presented by Aspira Retirement Living (Astoria and Mayfair Terrace).

REGISTER: coquitlam.ca 

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from Black Eyed Susan at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Ken and David

Improvised comedy is coming to Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.). David Milchard and Ken Lawson — two performers in The Comic Strippers — yuk it up for their Citizen Hurricane comedy/music show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $33.

MORE: Eventbrite.ca 

Made in Italy

Follow the story of Francesco Mantini, a second-generation Italian teen growing up in Jasper, Alta. The Arts Club Theatre production by Farren Timoteo, which is based on the Western Canada Theatre show, is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) until March 17. Tickets are $50/$42/$16. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Saturday, March 16

Coyote talk

With coyote breeding season underway, the cities of Coquitlam and Port Moody are partnering with the Stanley Park Ecology Society to present a free information session for residents. The talk, How to Co-exist Safely with Coyotes, will provide tips on how to keep your family and pets safe from the wildlife. All ages are welcome to attend the event from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 2/3 at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam).

REGISTER: urbanwildlife@coquitlam.ca / coquitlam.ca/urbanwildlife

Made in Italy

Follow the story of Francesco Mantini, a second-generation Italian teen growing up in Jasper, Alta. The Arts Club Theatre production by Farren Timoteo, which is based on the Western Canada Theatre show, is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) until March 17. Tickets are $50/$42/$16. The performances start at 3 and 7 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from Black Eyed Susan at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Free fallin’

The tribute artist Clayton Bellamy performs songs from Tom Petty at The Show Theatre at Great Canadian Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m.

MORE: ticketmaster.ca

 

Sunday, March 17

Winter market

Pick up some fresh fare and enjoy some live entertainment at the Winter Farmers Market, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody).

MORE: makebakegrow.com

Made in Italy

Follow the story of Francesco Mantini, a second-generation Italian teen growing up in Jasper, Alta. The Arts Club Theatre production by Farren Timoteo, which is based on the Western Canada Theatre show, is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) until March 17. Tickets are $50/$42/$16. The performance starts at 4 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Wednesday, March 20

VoiceStory

Put your cell phone away and learn the art of conversation at VoiceStory, happening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 127 in the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

REGISTER: coqlibrary.ca

 

Thursday, March 21

Poetry with Desserts

Hear original poetry and enjoy a free gelato and coffee at Matteo's Gelato (2615 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam). The event is on from 6 to 7 p.m.

MORE: karenheinpoetry.ca

 

Friday, March 22

Give blood

Teams with the Canadian Blood Services will be in Port Moody to take blood from donors at Site B (3012 Murray St.). Book online for an appointment to give.

MORE: blood.ca/en

Junior archeologist

Kids ages five and up can learn about archaeology while conducing a mini excavation at the POMO Museum (2734 Murray St., Port Moody). The spring break event starts at 1 p.m. and participants can take home their treasures. The cost is $15 per guest.

RESERVE: admin@pomo.museum / 604-939-1648

Switch It Up
Get your game on this spring break with Nintendo Switch in the Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam). Test your driving skills with Mario Kart at this drop-in session from 2 to 4 p.m.

MORE: fvrl.ca

Artist talk

It's a special happy hour artist talk with Silas Ng by the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 5:30 p.m. Delivered in American Sign Language (ASL), Ng will talk about his practice and new public art installation called Music in My Eyes, which can be seen on the facility's windows. Afterwards, tour the art gallery where the exhibit Paths is showing.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from Under Fire at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Live music

It’s a double bill at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, located in the Mabbett Room at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.), where Pearl (Kathy Francis and Andrea Smith) and Lindsay Wills and Matt Kennedy will perform. The show in support of the Crossroads Hospice Society starts at 7:30 p.m. Entry is with a minimum donation of $10 (cash only at the door).

MORE: facebook.com/CrossroadsHospiceCoffeehouse

Pitter patter

Letterkenny Presents: A Night of Standup at The Show Theatre at Great Canadian Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 8 p.m.

MORE: ticketmaster.ca

 

Saturday, March 23

Bookfest 2024

Calling readers and writers! The Tri-City Wordsmiths presents its book festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Workshops for children’s sessions are 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. while writers’ sessions are 1 to 4 p.m. There will also be blue pencil sessions, a book fair and market hall.

MORE: tri-citywordsmiths.ca

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from Under Fire at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Folk music

See Tiller’s Folly perform its Celtic and Canadiana tunes at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 7:30 p.m. The concert is part of the Inlet Theatre Music Series. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door, if available.

MORE: Eventbrite.ca  

Salsa night

Learn the basic dance steps to Salsa — and dance the night away — with instructors Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Salsa Dance Zone. Tonight’s lesson starts at 8 p.m. at Site B (3012 Murray St., Port Moody), with the dance floor opening at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 and the event is open to ages 19 and up.

MORE: salsadancezone.com/events

Earth hour

Join a global movement to take care of Mother Earth: Turn off all your unnecessary appliances and lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to make a difference.

MORE: earthhour.org

 

Sunday, March 24

Winter market

Pick up some fresh fare and enjoy some live entertainment at the Winter Farmers Market, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody).

MORE: makebakegrow.com

Polish art fusion

Check out the paintings in the Polonez Tri-City Polish Association’s annual Art Fusion Exhibition, which is on from March 18 to March 27 in the Galleria at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.). The opening reception is from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

MORE: poloneztri-city.org

The McDades

The JUNO award-winning band The McDades perform at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37/$34/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Tuesday, March 26

Vaccines for Seniors

Learn how vaccines affect the elderly and what immunizations are most beneficial in a talk with Lay (Loy) Shah, a pharmacist. The presentation by the Wilson Seniors Advisory Association takes place in Mabbett Hall North at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) at 1:30 p.m.

REGISTER: portcoquitlam.ca / 604-927-7529

 

Wednesday, March 27

Coffee with cops

Ask a question or two to a Coquitlam Mountie during an RCMP outreach at McDonald's (1131 Austin Ave., Coquitlam). The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon; attendees can enjoy a free coffee and small baked treat.

MORE: 604-945-1550

Be bear aware

Learn more about bears in the Tri-Cities at a session held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam).

MORE: 604-927-7970

 

Thursday, March 28

Art works

Tour the civic galleries in Port Coquitlam to see the artwork up until April 23. ART & Justice has its Shift collection in the Michael Wright Art Gallery in the Gathering Place at Leigh Square (2253 Leigh Sq.) while Molly Gray is showing Avifauan in The Outlet Gallery at Leigh Square. Finally Fall by Amber Nordstrand is up in the city hall gallery (2580 Shaughnessy St.) and The Power of Being a Woman by Ania Salmina can be seen in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam).

MORE: portcoquitlam.ca

 

Drag story time

Families are invited to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for a drag storytime reading — a presentation of the Coquitlam Public Library. The spring breatk event is open to all ages and takes place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the studio theatre. No registration is required for the free reading; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Be a member

Find out how to be a member of the Wilson Seniors Advisory Association at a free information session at 1 p.m. Tea and coffee will be served. The event takes place in the Wilson Lounge at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). 

REGISTER: portcoquitlam.ca (activity #88447) / 604-927-7529

 

Forest Understory Walk

Take a walk around Como Lake with the City of Coquitlam's Park Spark team to learn about the trees, flora and fauna. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the northern end of the park (1205 Regan Ave., Coquitlam) by the washrooms.

MORE: coquitlam.ca

 

Documentary screening

Watch Fracking the Peace, a 35-minute documentary about climate action. The event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is in Rooms 136 and 137 in the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) and is in partnership with Forces of Nature.

MORE: coqlibrary.ca

 

Friday, March 29

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from the Brian Zalo Mix at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

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Saturday, March 30

Legion tunes

Dance to the music from the Brian Zalo Mix at the Royal Canadian Legion (1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam). The band will be on the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. to entertain.

MORE: rclegion263.ca

Express on ice

Cheer on the Coquitlam Express as the hockey team battles Victoria on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. It's the club's third annual Score for Cancer Game.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

The Dimes

The trio The Dimes performs songs from the 1950s and up at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) as part of the facility’s Rehearsal Hall Sessions, from 8 to 9 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Salsa night

Learn the basic dance steps to Salsa — and dance the night away — with instructors Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler of the Salsa Dance Zone. Tonight’s lesson starts at 8 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.), with the dance floor opening at 9 p.m. Admission is $15 and the event is open to ages 19 and up.

MORE: salsadancezone.com/events

 

Sunday, March 31

Winter market

Pick up some fresh fare and enjoy some live entertainment at the Winter Farmers Market, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody).

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Express on ice

Cheer on the Coquitlam Express as the hockey team battles Victoria on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 3 p.m. It's the club's Fan Appreciation Day.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca  


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