Events & Craft Fairs 2011


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TRI CITY (Coquitlam, PoCo and Port Moody) EVENTS for 2011

January May September
February June October
March July November
April August December

-After Grad fundraiser. 100 tables. Raffle draws, 50/50,
 concession. Admission $1. Children under 12 free.
2215 Reeve St. at Pitt River Road, Port Coquitlam.
Kinsmen Tree Chipping Jan 03 9-4
630 Poirier Street Poirier Sport Centre Parking Lot
City of Coquitlam's Children s Swap Meet   900 am-100 pm Over 80 tables :
For more information, call

Stephanie Cooke
fax 604-933-6160
630 Poirier Street City of Coquitlam's Children s Swap Meet
Poirier Community Centre
630 Poirier Street
Parents have been busy cleaning out their children s closets and toy boxes. Bargain hunters wanting to purchase books, baby accessories and clothes are invited to Coquitlam s Leisure & Parks Children s Swap meet.
Admission is free and there will be a concession available with light refreshments.
Festival du Bois, Maillardville     Info:


Mackin Park, Coquitlam

Dogwood Garden Annual Plant Sale
May 07 9:00AM - 2:00PM Shelley @ 604-936-0874 NEW LOCATION: Centennial Room @ Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St,Coquitlam. Great selection of perennials from our members’ beautiful gardens plus annuals, vegetables, herbs, and hanging baskets. Member gardeners on site to answer your questions.
Free Admission.
For further information contact Shelley @ 604-936-0874
Children’s Spring Swap Meet May 15 9:00AM - 1:00PM Info - Stephanie Cooke
Poirier Community Centre and in the Centennial Room which is located off Chimo Pool. Join Coquitlam Leisure and Parks Services and take advantage of all the great deals as they once again host an 80 vendor Kidstuff Swap Meet on Sunday at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier Street.
With Summer soon around the corner, this is the place to pick up needed items for your children. Parents and children have been busy cleaning out their closets for this always popular event, which features slightly used clothing, toys, books and baby accessories.
This sale is for used items only, which are suitable for infants and children.
You can register by calling 604-927-4386 or by using the internet registration at
MAY-DAYS     604-927-7900 See Event website For more information please call the Parks and Recreation Dept at
Fingerling Festival   11:00AM - 3:00PM Hatchery: 604-469-9106

Port Moody Ice Arena/Noons Creek hatchery This festival features a salmon release, where children can release young chum salmon to Noon's Creek. The festival also features displays from 30+ naturalist/fishing organizations and others.
On hand will be games, raffles, food and fun for the whole family. There will also be a used book sale, for which we are seeking donations.
PoCo Garden Club Annual Plant Sale   10:00 AM -
2:00 PM
For further info please contact Marion at 604-941-9261 or email
Trinity United Church Hall, corner of Prairie & Shaughnessy PoCo Garden Club Annual Plant Sale wil be held on Saturday, May 15th, 2010, from 10 to 2pm, at Trinity United Church Hall, corner of Prairie & Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam, BC. Celebrating our 20th Anniversary, expect to see a wide assortment of plants for sale, including small trees, shrubs, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, vegetables plus a bake table and raffle. Admission is free. Come early for best selection. For further info please contact Marion at 604-941-9261 or email

Plant Sale May 15/16 09:00   2279 Park Crescent Mostly perennials - large selection
Bands in the Park May 28 11:00AM - 03:00PM Ray Faoro 604-468-2650


Rocky Point Park, Port Moody Featuring Concert Bands from School District 43 Secondary and Middle Schools (involving hundreds of students)
Organized by the Coquitlam Music Teachers' Association
This is a free event so bring a lawn chair, a picnic and listen to some great band music from young musicians in our district band programs.
Wheel to Heal Rider   7:30 AM
2:30 PM
Coquitlam at LaFarge Wheel to Heal Ride- money raised will go towards providing Eagle Ridge Hospital, located in Port Moody, a much needed new operating table (they cost $60,000 each!).

FINAL ONLINE CONTEST!! Fruitful Fundraising

All riders that reach the minimum fundraising goal of $250 by midnight on May 15th will be entered into a special draw to win a sweet Norco cruiser donated by our friends at Trailside Physio! Plus, you will also be entered into an additional special draw to win a Wrenchforce repair stand!

Be sure to report any offline donations and send out your emails to friends, family, and coworkers asap. Already reached the $250 minimum? Awesome! Then you are automatically entered!

Best of luck to all!

Como lake Fishing Derby

May 29

7:00AM - 12:00PM Coquitlam Kinsmen
ComoLake The Como lake Fishing Derby is free to participate in and open to all Children under the age of sixteen. Hundreds of prizes are awarded each year for all sorts of catches, from the largest fish to the smallest fish or for the strangest catch of the day. The fishing derby attracts hundreds of Children each year and as the children are fishing the parents can enjoy a wonderful pancake breakfast cooked by the Coquitlam Kinsman Club.
Relay For Life   10:00AM-
Judith McBride
Town Centre Stadium Coquitlam Relay For Life
June 5, 2010 at Percy Perry Stadium, Coquitlam
The Relay For Life is a community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, dance, and take turns walking, or running around a track. The teams have been busy fundraising to fight cancer and Relay day is a chance to chat and catch up with fellow team mates. At nightfall, participants will light hundreds of luminary candles around the track in a moving ceremony to honour cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease.
Grande Parade & Teddy Bear Picnic   Parade:
11:00AM - 04:30PM
Town Centre Stadium The   Teddy Bear Picnic will take place on Sunday 13th June, at Coquitlam Town Centre from 11:00am till 4:30pm.  The Grande Parade
will precede the opening of the Teddy Bear Picnic starting at 10:00am. The parade route starts at Coquitlam Centre Mall and moves up to Town Centre Park coinciding with the opening of the Teddy Bear Picnic.

We have an exciting new addition to this year's event:  Festival Coquitlam has partnered up with the Tri Cities Kinsmen Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion Event, which will be taking place just prior to the
Grande Parade start time.  People of all ages across Canada will wheel, bike, skate, run, and walk in their communities to create a brighter future for people with spinal cord injury on this special day.

However, Coquitlam will be the only one
hosting the run with a parade as well.  This year we will be making history as Rick Hansen's "Roll for Hope" starts off the Grand Parade!


Canada Day Celebration     604-927-7900 Castle Park/Citadel Heights
Fireworks extravaganza, live on-stage entertainment, 
multicultural displays, children's activities, fire fighter BBQ
Golden Spike Days


  604-931-8852 Rocky Point Park / Civic Centre Park A decades-old tradition in the Tri-Cities area, the Golden Spike Days Festival recognizes the heritage contribution of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Barkerville Gold Rush to Port Moody as the true Western Terminus of the cross-Canada CPR line. The festival promises a fun-filled weekend for the entire family with great entertainment, special events and activities, as well as great food! Some of the fun includes live shows, sporting events, children’s rides, and so much more. Check the website regularly for updates on what’s planned for this year’s festival! For more information:
Blue Mountain Music Festival   11:00AM - 10:00PM Malcolm Kennedy
Blue Mountain Park The Blue Mountain Music Festival will feature a mix of music from children’s entertainers to big band to blues. There will also be a Children’s Area that prides itself on its hands-on activities. Local service clubs and vendors will be selling food and refreshments. The Festival promises to fun for the whole family.
Fair in the Square: Booth Farm Redux
    Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator
604.664.1636 Fair in the Square: Booth Farm Redux
Celebrate the history and culture of Coquitlam by re-enacting the picnics at Booth Farm from the early days of Maillardville. Professional entertainment on two stages, artisan displays, games, a silent auction, even a “build-a-picnic-booth,” will keep the whole family sated and engaged. On Sunday, July 12, Fair in the Square is the final stop for Destination Maillardville­a bike tour, canoe trip, walking/running tour beginning at different points in the Tri-Cities. New this year, on July 11 at 7pm, a ticketed ($20) outdoor evening concert features violin-cello-piano threesome Joe Trio with their unpredictable blend of classical, jazz and contemporary music. For more information, visit or call Place des Arts at 604.664.1636.
Mid-Autumn Festival   12:30 pm – 2:30 pm For more information on the event and to register for the lantern making workshops, please call 604.689.8898.

Henderson Place Shopping Centre Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at Henderson Place Mall!
Enter the Lantern Making Contest to Win a Trophy and Prizes. Register for FREE lantern making workshops – Available in 2 sessions

The excitement never ends at Henderson Place Mall! Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching and Henderson Place will celebrate this special occasion on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm with exciting workshops, activities, performances, exhibition booths and more!

Children and adults are invited to enter the lantern making contest by registering for a FREE lantern making workshop at Henderson Place Mall on any of the following sessions:

Saturday, August 28: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm or
Saturday, September 18: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Henderson Place Shopping Centre is located at 1163 Pinetree Way ,Coquitlam. For more information on the event and to register for the lantern making workshops, please call 604.689.8898.

Inspiration Garden Ongoing till October 9:00am-7:00pm Register online today at
 or call our staff assisted phone registration line at 604-927-4386 between 9:00am-7:00pm.
Town Centre Park

The Inspiration Garden is Coquitlam's brand-new demonstration garden on the corner of Guildford Way & Pipeline Road, a part of Town Centre Park. This is a great asset to the community as it is open to the public to come enjoy at any time of day. In addition, the Inspiration Garden provides many interesting free or low cost seminars and workshops to adults & children informing residents about the many facets of gardening and encouraging all ages to get their hands dirty! 

Come Bee...Inspired today!

Children's Swap Meet   9:00 am - 1:00 pm Kelly Fenton
Recreation Leader
City of Coquitlam
tel:  604-927-6048
fax: 604-927-6160
Poirier Community Centre
630 Poirier Street 
Children's Swap Meet

Poirier Community Centre
630 Poirier Street

Parents have been busy cleaning out their baby’s and children’s closets and toy boxes.  There will be loads of goodies for those bargain hunters who want to purchase books, baby accessories and clothes.  Admission is free.

Over 75 tables Sold Out!
For more information please call 604-927-6046 or email:

    10:00 am see webpage


Hyde Creek Community Centre
1379 Laurier Port Coquitlam
Spirit of Community Awards

  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Andrea Smith, Red Robinson Show Theatre, Coquitlam The Spirit of the Community Awards™ (SOCA) is back! The event will take place with TASTE of the TriCities on September 21st, 2010 at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. This event if FREE to the entire community.
In the past, SOCA has proven to be an excellent way in which to recognize and celebrate the participation of the unsung heroes in our community. These are everyday citizens who voluntarily contribute their time, talent and/or resources to make our communities strong and livable for all. Nominations are in 8 categories. Each award is sponsored and presented by a different organization. The ceremony is attended by many of our distinguished community members, including city mayors and council members.
If you know of an unsung community hero, here is your chance to nominate him or her. SOCA provides residents of the Tri-Cities area an opportunity to honour individuals who are "community builders." Anybody who lives, works, plays, or has made community contributions in the Tri-Cities can be nominated. We want to help you honour your family, friends, and co-workers who selflessly show responsible citizenship by tirelessly working to create healthy communities through their tremendous contributions and commitments.
Please take the time to recognize an outstanding responsible citizen. We take nominations all year round. A form can be found at:
Taste of the TriCities   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Society for Community Development, 

Red Robinson Show Theatre, Coquitlam The Taste of the Tri-Cities is a trade-show style gala celebrating the best of the Tri-Cities - showcasing our community organizations, businesses and hospitality industries. The Taste is an opportunity for all who work, play or live in the Tri-Cities to enjoy a fabulous evening of mixing and mingling while sampling wine and beer, tasting the signature dishes of our local restaurants, networking and enjoying great music.
For more information go to our webpage
Festival of the Arts   see description Contact phone:  604-461-6698  
Recreation Centre, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody.

The Port Moody Arts Centre Society annouces the 2010 Festival of the Arts Dates:

Opening night Friday September 24
Festival continues throught to Sunday October 3

For the Love of Local Food - Dinner   6 - 9 PM

Contact: Tabitha MacLoughlin, Executive Director

Phone: 604.318.8966


  Club Ilia, Simon Fraser University

The Coquitlam Farmers Market is excited to once again host its community dinner, For the Love of Local Food, to celebrate the local farming community, the seasonality of local food, and the social benefits of sharing the harvest around a dinner table with family, neighbours, and friends.

The purpose of the dinner is to raise awareness of the social, economic, and environmental importance of eating local and supporting local producers; and to come together as a community to share a meal enjoying the beautiful harvest of BC.

The dinner will be hosted at Fred’s new restaurant Club Ilia at Simon Fraser University on Saturday, October 16th, 2010. Doors open at 6:00pm, dinner commences at 6:30pm. There will be a silent auction and a cash bar, and musical entertainment provided by Don Kellett and Rosemary Campbell.

Tickets are available at the Coquitlam Farmers Market , by phone or emailing
Prices are: Adults - $45, Members - $40, children 12 and under $15.
Archbishop Carney's Garage Sale   8:30-3:00

Click for Larger Map
Carney High School:
1335 Dominion Ave.



Archbishop Carney's Garage Sale

  November - time for Christmas craft fairs
Terry Fox Secondary Craft Fair   9am to 4pm Jackie email 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam Terry Fox Secondary Craft Fair
(all proceeds to After Grad)
Saturday, November 6th,
9am to 4pm
1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam

Archbishop Carney's Star Craft Fair NOV.12 9am to 4pm
Click for Larger Map
Carney High School:
1335 Dominion Ave.



Carney's Star Craft Fair:  Admission is $1, children are free. There are over 100  tables of quality juried hand-crafted items. Concession available/Specialty coffee/parking assistance .


Archbishop Carney's Star Craft Fair Nov.13 10am to 3pm Contact:
Carney High School:
1335 Dominion Ave.

Carney's Star Craft Fair: Admission is $1, children are free. There are over 100  tables of quality juried hand-crafted items. Concession available/Specialty coffee/parking assistance 


Heritage Mountain Christmas Shopping Bazaar   3:00 pm -
09:00 pm
#125 Ravine Drive, Port Moody, B.C.

  Gourmet foods, candles, jewelry, crafts and much more.  Children's activities provided.
Riverside  Annual Christmas Craft Fair Nov.19 10am to 4pm  email 

Tables $30 plus craft donation 

2215 Reeve St. at Pitt River Rd., Port Coquitlam.


Riverside Secondary 9th Annual Craft & Dealer Fair
-After Grad fundraiser. 100 tables. Raffle draws, 50/50,
concession. Admission $1. Children under 12 free.
2215 Reeve St. at Pitt River Road, Port Coquitlam.
Coquitlam Presbyterian Church Christmas bazaar   9am to 3pm David Burnell (604) 939 4683
- no vendor tables -
Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Blue Mountain and Como Lake in Coquitlam The Coquitlam Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Christmas bazaar on SaturdayNov.20, 2010 -  between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. Refreshments and lunch servered. This year the bazaar will feature:
- Christmas crafts and cottage crafts
The Little Red Basket, items for children to enjoy, all priced under $2.00
Delicious home made jams and jellies.
Silent Auction featuring unique and special items.
Plant sale
Children?s corner with lots of fun filled moments for the younger set ?
-games and prizes for all.
White elephant sale ? everything for the bargain hunter.
Burquitlam Lions Care Centre Annual Christmas Bazaar   10:00 am

Shereesse Macdonald

604-939-6485 ext.225

560 Sydney Ave, Coquitlam BC

Nov. 20th, 2010 Burquitlam Lions Care Centre Annual Christmas Bazaar.  Crafts, bake sale, plants and white elephant sales.

Christmas Craft Fair
Amica at Mayfair
  9:00am to 3pm
Tables $25.00 call Michiko Miyoshi at 604 552 5552 to reserve
2267 Kelly Avenue

Christmas Craft Fair Amica at Mayfair
2267 Kelly Avenue
Christmas Craft Fair
  see details Samantha and Stephanie MacDonald
Poirier Community Centre

624 Poirier ST

Details:  Annual Christmas Craft Fair: Over 120 crafters have been busy making fabulous gifts for everyone on your list and beautiful home decor items to pamper yourself. This sale supports local charities.
Additional Info.: Price: $2.00 admission


Les Echos du Pacifique Choir

      Eglise Notre-Dame de Lourdes             830 Laval Square, Coquitlam, (One block north of Brunette Ave) The French choir Les Echos du Pacifique are presenting their annual holiday concert entitled Noel: The Renaissance and Beyond .  We are very proud to present an excellent program. The tittle Noel: The Renaissance and Beyond captures the spirit of the Renaissance as well as other diverse pieces. Under the direction of Jean-Charles Cote and piano accompaniest Danielle Marcinek, they present a vast repetoire of old French songs arranged by French composers such as: Bernard Lallement, Jean-Fran?is Daigneault and Donald Patriquin as well as many English songs. The public will then be invited to join the choir in a sing-a-long. You can purchase your tickets in advance from Sophia Books located at 450 West Hastings in Vancouver or at the door the night of the concert.

Additional Information :  604-266-4699 / /

Tickets :  adults $12 / seniors $10 / children 12 and under FREE


Regular occuring Events and Meetings

EVENT DATE: Time: CONTACT: LOCATION: Event Description:
Parents without Partners second Thursday
 each month
  Call 604-945-2407 Tri-City Parents Without Partners is an International non-profit, non-sectarian
educational organization devoted to the interest and welfare of Single
Parents and their children. An information meeting is held the 2nd Thursday
of every month. Call 604-945-2407
Mundy Mudthudders Saturdays


09:30 am

06:30 pm



For more information and to register, call 604-945-4374 Baker Drive Elementary (off Como Lake Avenue) Designed for adults 40 years and older and based on realistic and achievable goals that build a balanced fitness foundation, these walking classes will appeal to beginner and intermediate fitness levels and are non-competitive. Walking routes in Coquitlam's Mundy Park will average 3-4 kilometres.
Participants will begin with a warm-up and stretch to music given by a certified fitness instructor, followed by a one-hour walk on Mundy Park's soft bark mulch trails. The walk ends with a cool down and stretch to music.
Resistance bands, Pilates and Yoga exercises are included, along with informative and practical fitness handouts.
The group meets rain or shine, outside Baker Drive Elementary (off Como Lake Avenue) at 9:30am on Saturdays and 6;30pm on Wednesdays.
Mundy Mudthudder sessions carry a nomina; charge to meet the instructor's cost.
Port Moody Library - Evening Book Club First Monday each month 7:00PM - 8:00PM Barbara Buxton - 604-469-4692 ParkLane Room - Port Moody Library A literary discussion group that meets the first Monday evening of each month.
Port Moody Winter Farmers Market

Winter Market
Every Sunday, bi-weekly, November to April

10:00am - 2:00pm

Tabitha McLoughlin

Executive Director

Coquitlam Farmers Market



Location: Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody, BC


We are accepting applications from new vendors for the upcoming market.  

Coquitlam  Farmers Market Every Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact: Tabitha MacLoughlin, Executive Director

Phone: 604.318.8966



Location: Port Moody Recreation Complex


The Coquitlam Farmers Market started as a Community Economic Development project by Simon Fraser University students in 1996. With the goals of reconnecting local producers with suburban consumers, and citizens with each other, we are proud to operate one of Metro Vancouver's longest running suburban farmers markets. For more information check out our website:




Drop in children play centre every Thursday 900 am to 1230 pm 945-0048 1477 Lougheed Highway Port Coquitlam Tri-City Family PlacePOCO
Drop in children play centre
The age group is 0 - 5 years old.
Parents do stay.
1.00 drop-in per child
Activities,toys and much more
Tri-City Singles Social Club every third friday 7:00PM - 8:30PM Kyle Street & Clarke Street, Port Moody 40+ people who get together to walk, bike, hike, dine out, theater, camping, kayaking, movies and much more. We meet every third Friday at the Port Moody Legion to plan our monthly calendar. Membership is currently $10.00 annually.

Coquitlam Events Leisure & Parks Services


Links to regular occuring Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam Events and Meetings

Evergreen Cultural Centre  
Terry Fox Theatre Events  

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