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10 things to do in the Tri-Cities this April

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Daniel Chai Apr 03, 2018 5:00 am 1,172

April in the Tri-Cities is packed with great events to check out, including PoCo’s Got Talent, Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival, and more.

To get you started, here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Laughing Matters 3.0

Graham Clark

  • What: A comedy fundraiser for the Gaby Davis Foundation. Featuring Graham Clark, MC John Cullen, Kyle Bottom, and Katie-Ellen Humphries.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 11 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online, $40

Family Day at PdA

  • What: Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art. Tour the galleries and create your own masterpiece in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art workshops based on the subject matter and mediums of current exhibitions.
  • When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Kickin’ It Country

  • What: Enjoy a delicious variety of food and drink, an auction, and the company of fellow supporters of community philanthropy. In support of the Coquitlam Foundation.
  • When: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Centennial Pavilion – 620 Poirier, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $50

Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival

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  • What: Featuring 25 handpicked food trucks from the Greater Vancouver Area, live music, and an artisan market. There will also be face painting, balloon twisting, henna, sand art, bouncy castles, and more for the children.
  • When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 11 am
  • Where: Inlet Park – 3000 Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

PoCo’s Got Talent – A Variety Show for All-Ages

  • What: Come see some terrific local talent during the Wilson Centre’s inaugural “PoCo’s Got Talent” showcase event. Local entertainer, Toshi Jackson, has put together a two-hour variety show featuring all ages acts, including musicians, singers, dancers and performers.
  • When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Wilson Centre Main Lounge at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex – 2150 Wilson Avenue Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free to $5

Say Hello PoMo

  • What: A discussion on growth and the future of Port Moody led by The Port Moody Foundation.
  • When: 
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Bear Smart 101

  • What: Coquitlam’s Urban Wildlife Team is hosting a free Bear Smart 101 presentation for Coquitlam residents. Arrive early to visit the Urban Wildlife booth, meet with staff, mingle with your Coquitlam neighbours and enjoy refreshments.
  • When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6 pm, presentation at 7 pm
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Register: Online, Free

Bats at Night

  • What: Check out local habitat and watch for bats with the Burke Mountain Naturalists.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rocky Point Spray Park – 2800-block Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Author Reading and Discussion on Anger and Your Mental Health with Jason Lee

  • What: For Independent Bookstore Day, Western Sky Books has invited Jason Lee, author of the book Living with the Dragon, Healing 15,000 Days of Abuse, and Shame for a book reading and discussion on anger and mental health.
  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 3 pm
  • Where: Western Sky Books – 2132-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

  • What: Find locally grown fruits and vegetables from numerous farms such as Ripple Creek Organic, Snowy Mountain Organics and Wah Fung. Also, bring home certified organic eggs from Rockweld Farm to enjoy with your fresh produce.
  • When: 
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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