Category Archives: Community Events

Listings of the fun stuff taking place around us here in the ‘burbs.

Metro Vancouver Festival of Lights

Over the Christmas season that recently ended we visited the light displays around Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake, the Burnaby Village Museum, and the Festival of Lights at Vancouver’s Van Dusen Botanical Gardens. This year’s free light display at Lafarge Lake is … Continue reading

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Draft Metrotown Downtown Plan Overview

The City of Burnaby is undertaking a community planning process to update the community plan for the Metrotown neighbourhood. The intent of the updated Plan is to establish Metrotown as Burnaby’s Downtown, made up of distinctive neighbourhoods that embrace and … Continue reading

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No Skating on Park Lakes and Ponds

 Despite the extended sub-zero temperatures, lakes and ponds around Metro Vancouver are not safe for outdoor skating. During the winter season, and in particular during sub-zero temperatures, City Parks staff measure and monitor the thickness of the ice in City … Continue reading

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A Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

As they do every Christmas season, the folks at Burnaby Village Museum have once again prepared the site for a delightful heritage holiday season with lots of old-fashioned fun and spectacular lights. Starting on December 10 until January 2, 2017, every … Continue reading

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Festive Activities at Coquitlam’s Lafarge Lake

This year’s Winter Lights Display at Lafarge Lake is bigger and brighter than ever before! You can join in the magic this season by taking part in festive activities including caroling, scavenger hunts, tulip and lantern workshops, and hot chocolate … Continue reading

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Evergreen Extension Leads to Parking Rule Changes

In preparation for the Dec. 2 opening of SkyTrain’s Evergreen Extension, the City of Coquitlam is introducing new parking options for commuters, which includes hundreds of new Park and Ride parking spots throughout Coquitlam’s City Centre. The City is also … Continue reading

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More Open Houses for Brunette Interchange Proposed Upgrade

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is holding two additional open houses regarding the future Brunette Interchange on Highway 1. The information at the open houses will be the same information that was presented at the first two open houses … Continue reading

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Open House to Explore Brunette Interchange Options

Although there are some people who live in New Westminster who would rather have all links from neighbouring communities completely severed, that doesn’t appear to be one of the options being considered by BC’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. There … Continue reading

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Riverfest at the Fraser River Discovery Centre

The Fraser River Discovery Centre is pleased to announce the return of its annual RiverFest, Metro Vancouver’s biggest celebration of the environmental, economic and socio-cultural importance of the Fraser River. Riverfest will run from September 22 – 24th at the … Continue reading

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Burnaby Art Gallery; Public Library Offsite Exhibitions

The Burnaby Art Gallery (BAG) presents two summer exhibitions at public libraries featuring works on paper by local artists who have strong connections to the Malaspina Printmakers Society. These Burnaby Art Gallery Offsite Exhibitions present a selection of prints from the Malaspina Printshop … Continue reading

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