- BC Games
Connect with Us
THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Getting out to the garden
The days are getting shorter and the leaves are starting to fall, but there are still a few more weeks until summer officially ends. Tri-City residents have plenty of opportunities to enjoy local events this weekend and everyone should take advantage of the nice weather before it’s too late.
Friday, Sept. 6
Fresh produce, meats, baked goods and other products will be on sale at the Port Moody Farmers Market between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Port Moody Recreation Complex. Artists will also be on hand as part of the event’s Artists at the Market Series. Dozens of vendors will be there selling everything from apples and cheese to handbags and crafts, all with an emphasis on locally produced goods. For more information about the Port Moody Farmers Market or the Coquitlam Farmers Market Society that organizes the weekly events, go to www.makebakegrow.com.
Saturday, Sept. 7
The Mundy Mudthudders’ informal walking group will be kicking off their season with a tromp through Mundy Park. The club is based in Mundy Park’s 14 km peat bog trail network, winding past its two natural lakes. Sessions include seasonal excursions to Belcarra, Port Moody Inlet, the Traboulay-PoCo Trail and beyond, weather permitting. For this weekend’s event, participants are asked to meet at Mundy Park’s western edge by Como Lake Village, near the trailhead at the foot of Regan Avenue. Street parking is available at Hillcrest middle school’s parking lot. Comprehensive map books including destination trails are available for a nominal charge to cover the instructor’s costs. For more information, email email@example.com.
Sunday, Sept. 8
IN THE GARDEN
The Colony Farm Community Gardens Society is inviting local gardeners to tour its facility and see what’s growing. Find out how gardeners build the soil and manage pests and disease using organic techniques. Visitors can also get ideas for small-space garden construction and learn about the history of the community gardens and how they operate. The tour begins at the pagoda at 3:30 p.m. near the south parking lot on Colony Farm Road. It will take place rain or shine. For more information call 604-936-7423.
Educators who are also motorcycle enthusiasts will once again rev up their engines for literacy. The 14th annual Hog Wild for Reading ride takes place Sunday, Sept. 8, beginning at the Boulevard Casino on United Boulevard in Coquitlam. Donations will go towards buying books for school libraries and, this year, participating School District 43 principals, teachers and other supporters hope to raise $10,000. Registration begins at the Backstage Grill at 8:30 a.m. and the ride starts at 9:30 a.m., stopping for lunch at Harrison Hot Springs and finishing at 3:15 p.m. at the Barnes Harley-Davidson at 200th and Highway 1 in Langley. Cars as well as motorbikes are welcome. Call Barnes Harley-Davidson 604-534-6044 or go online at www.barneshd.com to register. The first 50 riders who sign up will get a free bandana.
PAWS FOR A CAUSE
The Tri-Cities is one of 35 communities across the province that will be participating in the annual Paws for a Cause walk put on by the B.C. SPCA this Sunday. This year, the organization hopes to raise more than $1 million and needs walkers from across British Columbia to participate and donate. The B.C. SPCA helps nearly 29,000 animals that have been injured, neglected and abused every year. In the Tri-Cities, the walk will take place at Lafarge Lake (19299 Pinetree Way across from Douglas College) at noon. Registration time is 10:30 a.m. For more information go to www.support.spca.bc.ca.
Please send Things-To-Do guide submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.