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