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Your Weekend: Repair Cafe in PoCo, classic cars at Coquitlam high school

Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for June 2 and 3, 2023.
Repair Café volunteers are at the Port Coquitlam Public Works Yard on June 3, 2023.

Friday, June 2


Check out the custom, classic and British cars — and hot rods — parked at Centennial Secondary (570 Poirier St., Coquitlam) for the 13th annual show and shine. From 6 to 9 p.m., the event is a fundraiser for the SD43 Auto Service Technicians Program; donations are also accepted for the Geoff McElgunn Scholarship Award. The high school’s culinary arts students in the apprenticeship chef program will host a barbecue for attendees.

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Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) caps off its golden anniversary with an art exhibit at the Maillardville hub. The pieces for the exhibit, which opens at 7 p.m. with a reception, are from current and past students, teachers, volunteers, artists, artisans and staff reflecting on their artistic journey and connection to the arts centre. The display can be viewed online from June 9 to Aug. 31.



Saturday, June 3


Get rid of your sensitive documents and paperwork at a shred-a-thon at Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.). From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rotarians with the Port Moody club will be on site for the fundraiser along with BEST Shredding. No plastics, photos, CDs or metal objects will be allowed. The event is sponsored by the City of Port Moody and the Tri-City News. The shredding is by donation; Visa is accepted.




Don’t dump your broken items in the trash. Instead, take your jewelry, small appliances, bikes and electronics in for fixing at the monthly Repair Café, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City of Port Coquitlam’s public works yard (1737 Broadway St.). Volunteers and Rotarians with the city’s Centennial club will be on site; donations are accepted.




Author, poet and songwriter Bill Arnott is the guest speaker at the Tri-City Wordsmiths meeting, which takes place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Terry Fox Library (inside the Port Coquitlam Community Centre at 2150 Wilson Ave.). Arnott’s talk is called Marketing: The Power of Cross-Promotion. The presentation is also offer via Zoom; email [email protected] for a link.