This week is a “Do Good, Feel Good” week. Join the Coquitlam Crunch Challenge to help raise money for the Coquitlam Foundation and see how many times you can do the Coquitlam Crunch in a 12-hour period. Donate food to the Food Bank Fill Up where SHARE Food Bank will be trying to fill a semi-trailer full of food for those in need. Honour our firefighters at the 100th Anniversary celebrations of Coquitlam’s Fire/Rescue Team, our veterans at the Royal Canadian Legion’s candlelight tribute or our beautiful land by planting a tree around the trails of Port Moody’s Noons Creek Hatchery for TD Tree Days. And to feel good after all that do-gooding, go see legendary singer Joe Walsh at the Red Robinson Show Theatre or artists Rob Will and Sue Cowan at the Place des Arts’ Adult Open House. Feels good to do good!
What: Place des Arts Adult Open House: Ignite . . . an affair with art!
When: Thursday, September 6 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue [map]
The skinny: Fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine — the perfect way to spend an evening! Ignite your creative fire and discover something new at Place des Arts’ adults-only open house held in conjunction with September exhibitions opening reception. Sip a complimentary glass of wine while you view artworks and enjoy floor talks by current exhibiting artists, including Rob Will and Sue Cowan. Artists in our Midst Alumni present a group photography show, Poetic Abstractions: 7 Visions and the annual Art Feats exhibition showcases Place des Arts’ talented teachers and staff. Participate in hands-on visual art demos, win fabulous door prizes, hear live music and get a discount on class registration during the event (adult classes and workshops only / 1 per adult).
More info: info@placedesar
What: The Food Bank Fill Up
When: Friday, September 7 from 9:00am – 6:00pm
Where: 2991 Lougheed Highway (At PriceSmart Foods, Corner of Pinetree Way & Lougheed Hwy) [map]
The skinny: The food bank has just over twenty days of food left at this time, and with the start of school around the corner, the need for donations couldn’t be greater. Help fill a semi-trailer with food donations for SHARE Food Bank. Come on down and enjoy the fun, bring some non-perishable food donations, and enjoy a hotdog and some popcorn. Kelly Holmes of 93.7 JRfm will be doing live cuts at the event from 12-2pm!!
More info: Contact Shannon at 604.552.1722
What: Joe Walsh in Concert
When: Friday, September 7 from 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre 2080 United Blvd. [map]
The skinny: Best known for his popular guitar licks, musician Joe Walsh has entertained the masses and captivated his peers for more than three decades with such classics as “Funk #49”, “Walk Away”, “Rocky Mountain Way”, “Life’s Been Good” and “Ordinary Average Guy”. Walsh had played with many bands but it wasn’t until 1969 when he joined the Cleveland based power trio, The James Gang that he got a taste of sweet success. Then in 1976, he was asked by the Eagles to replace guitarist Bernie Leadon bringing a harder rock sound to the group. At the end of the year, they released their fifth studio album, Hotel California which went gold reaching #1 on the Billboard Charts. This is his solo summer tour across North America. Tickets: Orchestra $99.50 | Golden Circle $129.50 | plus service charges. Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or online
More info: 604.523.5361
What: Coquitlam Crunch Challenge
When: Saturday, Sep 8, 2012
Where: Coquitlam Crunch. Begins at Lacrosse Box at Scott Creek Middle School. [map]
The skinny: Fundraiser for the Coquitlam Foundation. How many times can you go up and down the Coquitlam Crunch? There will be two activity category options:
Option One: The Make It or Break It Category Time Start and Finish: 6:30am and goes to 6:30pm. (12 whole hours) Goal: Walk up and down the Coquitlam Crunch as many times possible in a 12 hour period and try to make or break last years record of 10 times. Sponsorship: Minimum suggested donation is $20 for Adults and $10 for youth.* Sponsorship sheets can be downloaded off the website at www.coquitlamcr
Option Two: The Recreational Category Time Start and Finish: 10:00am and goes to 12:00 noon. Donation: For this walk we are just asking for a straight donation per person. Minimum suggested donation is $20 for Adults and $10 for youth.*
All the money raised goes to support a Diversity Fund with the Coquitlam Foundation to help support diversity initiatives and education in Coquitlam. for more info visit www.coquitlamcr
More info: www.lamcr
What: Learn to Curl Clinic
When: Saturday, September 8 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: 300 Ioco Road (Port Moody Recreation Centre) [map]
The skinny: Beginners to experienced players! Why not come out and experience the fun of curling at Port Moody Curling Club’s One Day Learn to Curl Clinic! Come and give curling a shot! Get swept up in the fun! $35.00 per person includes instruction and lunch. Please bring clean shoes and dress warmly. Registration is required.
More info: www.portmoodycu
What: TD Tree Days
When: Saturday, September 8 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: 300 Ioco Rd. (Noons Creek Hatchery, located near the Recreation Centre) [map]
The skinny: The Port Moody Ecological Society is very excited to announce that TD Tree Days will be coming to Port Moody’s Noons Creek Hatchery to plant 125 trees around the trail that the hatchery volunteers are currently creating. Starting in September, thousands of volunteers will plant over 40,000 trees at more than 140 sites in Canada, the US and the UK.
More info: Call Dave Bennie at the hatchery at 604.469.9106 or Sandra Niven at 778.861.1972.
What: Veterans’ Candlelight Tribute
When: Saturday, September 8 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
Where: 621 Robinson Street (Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery) [map]
The skinny: Join the Royal Canadian Legion at the Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery to pass the torch of freedom to the next generation. Be part of the pageantry as veterans, cadets, youth, pipers and dignitaries join forces to honour those who fought for our freedom. Bring your children to help place the tribute candles. Admission: Free
More info: 604.939.1971
What: Coquitlam Fire/Rescue 100th Anniversary
When: Sunday, September 9 from 12:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Spirit Square at 3000 Burlington Drive [map]
The skinny: Coquitlam Fire Rescue will proudly mark 100 years of service with an afternoon of fun and entertainment for the entire community. Everyone is invited to enjoy a short ceremonial presentation by the Coquitlam Fire Rescue Honour Guard, and rescue demonstrations by Coquitlam Fire Rescue Crews. There will also be informative and interactive exhibits that will provide a historic perspective on the past 100 years of Coquitlam’s proud Fire Service. Coquitlam Fire Fighters will be on hand, along with vintage and operational Fire Trucks, for photos. Festivities will also include Face Painting, beverages and a barbeque.
More info: 604.927.3000
What: Dogwood Pavilion Open House Week
When: Monday, September 9 – 15 from 8:30am – 4:00pm daily
Where: 624 Poirier Street [map]
The skinny: Fall is a good time to start something new. Come and find out more about Dogwood Pavilion, the City of Coquitlam’s recreation centre for active adults 50 years or more. Groups and clubs will have displays highlighting their activities. Events during the week include: New members orientation talk/tour, pancake breakfast (fee: $5.00), Free classes: Dance Fitness, Belly Dance Demonstration, Machine Quilting and Woodworking Drop-In. This is your opportunity to learn what Coquitlam has available for active adults. Explore our fully equipped woodworking shop, snooker room, lapidary workshop, library and lounge. Everyone who drops in during the week can enter to win a 10 pass fitness card. For more information on the daily events, go to Open House Week.
More info: 604.927.6098