Tri-Cities is loaded with fun events in April, from an Easter egg hunt to a Hawaiian luau and everything in between. To get you started, here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody this month.
What: An informative, fun-filled event aimed at promoting engineering and geoscience in our community and especially to the youth. Build a bridge using only 100 popsicle sticks with some glue and see how much load it can hold.
Where: Douglas College, Coquitlam Campus, Building ‘A’ Atrium – 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
What: A fun day of chocolate hunting at Galloway Park. Featuring live music, food trucks, firefighters and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. It also raises awareness and funds for local women’s shelter, Tri-City Transitions.
Where: Galloway Park – 3404 Galloway Ave, Coquitlam
When: April 14 from 10 am to 1 pm
Cost: Minimum $5 donation per family, all proceeds go to Tri-City Transitions.
What: Spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the sunshine, the flowers and the company of friends in a Hawaiian Luau theme variety show by the Glen Pine singers, the Silver Pine Drama Players and friends. Let this group of fabulous entertainers brighten you up with their lively songs and performances. Light Refreshments will be served.
Where: Glen Pine Pavillion – 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam
What: Five former classmates come together for their 30th high school reunion. Hilarity ensues when the friends attempt to relive their glory days via their old drinking game. The more alcohol they consume, the closer they come to confronting their demons and the realization that being grown up doesn’t mean that they’ve got it all figured out.
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
When: April 27 to 30 and May 3 to 6
Tickets:Online, $15-$22. Partial proceeds from all tickets sold to this production benefit the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society.
What: Add a spring to your step during Daffodil Month with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Dash – a 1 km walk, 5 km run, and mini dash for kids that raises funds for cancer research and prevention and support for people living with the disease right now.
Where: Vancouver at Creekside Park, the North Shore at Ambleside Park and Port Moody at Rocky Point Park
When: April 30
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