Category Archives: Community Events

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

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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Live Screening of The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration

If you were not one of the fortunate ones and you did not get a ticket to one of this summer’s Tragically Hip concerts there is still a chance you can see the iconic Canadian band through a number of … Continue reading

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BC Superweek and the Giro di Burnaby

On Thursday, July 14th 2016 (that’s TOMORROW!!!) the Giro di Burnaby returns to the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood for its ninth year. Professional cyclists from all over the globe will race on the fast and technical 1.3km closed loop course on … Continue reading

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Joe Fafard Exhibition; Retailles 

Internationally renowned, Joe Fafard is one of Canada’s most recognized and prolific artists. Mr. Fafard is one of Canada’s leading professional visual artists and has exhibitions of a wide variety of work in galleries and museums across the country and … Continue reading

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Coquitlam’s Tree Watering Bags

For the second year in a row, Coquitlam has installed watering bags to help out young trees and is inviting neighbouring residents to help keep the trees healthy by adding water to the bags during drier spells. The City of … Continue reading

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Canada Day in Coquitlam

While the neighbouring community of Burnaby is hosting their annual Canada Day celebration at Swangard Stadium, this year will be Coquitlam’s eighth Canada Day celebration and more than 60,000 people will gather in Town Centre Park on July 1st for ‘Coquitlam … Continue reading

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Coquitlam 125 Partnership; Keeping Waste Out of Landfills

As thousands of people prepare to attend the Coquitlam 125 anniversary celebrations this year, the City’s special events staff are devising a plan to keep more than a tonne of discarded food, packaging and other recyclables out of the landfill. … Continue reading

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Canada Day Festivities Planned for Burnaby

While the City of Vancouver continues the tradition of keeping Canada Day celebrations pretty low-key, neighbouring communities like the City of Burnaby continue to grow their Canada Day festivities. This year, the City of Burnaby will play host to a … Continue reading

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Rhododendron Festival at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

I stopped in to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts at Deer Lake for the annual Rhododendron Festival. The best part of the festival was watching all the kids (and adults) flying the little plastic kites that they made there. … Continue reading

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