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10 things to do in the Tri-Cities in May

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Daniel Chai May 10, 2017 5:03 am 866

Tri-Cities is filled with interesting events in May, from BC Water Week to a choral gathering and everything in between. 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.

Port Coquitlam Heritage Walk

Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society

Image: Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society / Facebook

  • What: Join the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society for a historic stroll around old Port Coquitlam guided by local historian Bryan Ness. The tour departs from the Museum and Archives and ends at the Bandshell in Leigh Square with a concert by Choral Connections.
  • Where: PoCo Heritage – 2248 McAllister Avenue, Port Coquitlam
  • When: May 12 at 6 pm
  • Cost: Free

Celebrate BC Water Week – Coquitlam Watershed Tour

  • What: ​To celebrate BC Water Week, sign up for a free Coquitlam Watershed Tour and learn about our local water from source to tap. Learn about the drinking water infrastructure and enjoy the views of the old growth forests and the Coquitlam Watershed.
  • Where: Coquitlam Watershed
  • When: May 13 from 9 am to noon
  • Cost: Free, call 604-432-6359 to register

Curious by Nature: Fraser River Life

  • What: Curious about bald eagles, sturgeon and other life on the Fraser River? Drop by this pop-up display to chat with a park interpreter. Presented by Metro Vancouver
  • Where: Pitt River Regional Greenway – Meet at Harris Landing, Pitt Meadows
  • When: May 13 from 10 am to noon
  • Cost: Free

Mother’s Day Tea on the Train

  • What: Port Moody Heritage Society’s Mother’s Day Tea on the Train. Featuring an extensive tea selection, hot drinks, and treats from COBS Bread. Presented by the Port Moody Station Museum
  • Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
  • When: May 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 am, 1 to 2 pm, and 2:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Register: Call 604-939-1648 or email [email protected] $10 children, $15 adults

Economic Summit 2017

  • What: The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 3rd annual Economic Summit featuring keynote address from Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres. Attendees will also hear three success stories from local professionals and and two panels made up of industry experts.
  • Where: The Molson Canadian Theatre at the Hard Rock Casino – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
  • When: May 17 from 7:30 to 11:30 am
  • Register: Online, $95-$125

New Works Dance Allsorts presents Olivia C. Davies

Olivia C. Davies

Image: Olivia C. Davies

  • What: Crow’s Nest and Other Places She’s Gone is a new dance-theatre work by Olivia C. Davies, developed in collaboration with Coast Salish storyteller, Rosemary Georgeson, performance artist, Anne Riley, and aerial dancer Emily Long. The work highlights women’s stories of travel and transitions, based on Contemporary Aboriginal vocabulary and story-weaving.
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • When: May 18 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$20

Meeting of the Melodies

  • What: Choirs from various centres and pavilions in the Lower Mainland have been invited to participate in Glen Pine’s Meeting of the Melodies Spring Concert in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday. Enjoy listening to these groups present musical magic and then come together to sing in perfect harmony. Light refreshments included.
  • Where: Glen Pine Pavillion – 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam
  • When: May 24 from 1:30 to 3 pm
  • Register: Online

Superstar X 2017

  • What: With inspiration from The X Factor and Kpop Star, Superstar X 2017 is a talent show with all profits going towards First Steps Canada. Singing and dancing acts of any genre are welcome, and winners will be chosen by a panel of judges.
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • When: April 27 to 30 and May 3 to 6
  • Tickets: Email [email protected] Tickets $7 or $6 when you buy two

Coquitlam Get Outside Day

  • What: Find out about outdoor opportunities in the community and let the experts tell you how to be prepared. Active outdoor games, climbing wall, sports, face painting and nature crafts for the children.
  • Where: Mundy Park, Picnic Area – 641 Hillcrest Street, Coquitlam
  • When: May 27 from 10 am to noon
  • Cost: Free

RBC Race for the Kids – Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

  • What: A Fight Childhood Cancer Fundraiser to support BC Children’s Hospital Oncology and Mental Health. There will be a lemonade stand, raffles, and a TCBY frozen yogurt stand put on by RBC and a local PoCo family whose child survived stage 5 cancer. All efforts and proceeds are to give back to the local hospital that saved her.
  • Where: RBC – 3361 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam
  • When: May 27 from 11 am to 2 pm

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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