10 things to do in the Tri-Cities in April

Apr 4 2017, 5:52 pm

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.

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

Port Moody Heritage Society – Vimy Ridge Event

  • What: A look back at the historic battle, featuring a Vimy lecture, a Sopwith Camel display, and living history guides.
  • When: April 8 to 9 from 11 am to 5 pm, opening ceremony April 9 at 1 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: By Donation, suggested $2 or more

Up The Creek Run

  • What: A 5 km and 10 km run with different age categories, as well as a Kids Fun Run.
  • Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre – 1379 Laurier Ave, Port Coquitlam
  • When: April 9 at 8:30 am

Birding For Beginners

  • What: A morning of bird-watching basics and get to know the birds in the park. Presented by Colony Farm Park Association.
  • Where: Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam
  • When: April 9 from 9 to 11 am
  • Cost: Free, call 604-432-6359 to register

2017 APEGBC Tri-City Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

  • 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
  • When: April 8 at 9 am
  • Register: Online, $5

7th Annual Burke Mountain Community Easter Egg Hunt


Image: Burke Mountain Homes

  • 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.

Tri-Cities Healthy Kids Fair

  • What: Community organizations will provide parents of children 0 – 6 years with information on safety, health, literacy awareness, recreation and other community programs.
  • Where: Pinetree Community Centre – 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • When: April 20 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Admission: Free, non-perishable items are being accepted for the local food bank.

Glen Pine Spring Hawaiian Luau Variety Show

  • 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
  • When: April 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $2-$5

Bingo! by Stage 43

  • 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.

Laff Past Eight – Stand-up Comedy Showcase

  • What: Comedy comes to Port Moody, with headliner Al Hassam and comics Kicky Zipzak, Molly Stuart, Angelica Senger, and Jari Wilkman. Hosted by Jerome De Luca.
  • Where: Gallery Bistro- 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody
  • When: April 28. Dinner at 7 pm, show at 8:01 pm
  • Tickets: $30, register at [email protected]

Daffodil Dash

Daffodil Dash Vancouver (Canadian Cancer Society)

Daffodil Dash Vancouver (Canadian Cancer 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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