Enjoy activities and events during Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend, September 28-30, 2018. Culture Days represents the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada with thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to create, participate and share.
Inspiring greater public participation in arts, culture and heritage, Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam will host over 20 free events. Here’s what’s happening in Coquitlam:
Coquitlam Events for Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend
Coquitlam Public Art Scavenger Hunt
When: September 28 – 30 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Where: Throughout Coquitlam
About: In 2016, SkyTrain arrived in Coquitlam! In celebration of the four Evergreen Extension stops, multiple works of public art were created and installed at each station. The City is issuing a fun challenge: visit all four Coquitlam stations on the Evergreen Extension and answer questions about the public art. By joining in the fun, you will have the chance to discover Coquitlam and the Evergreen Extension, learn about public art, and enter to win some cool prizes! Event info and how to participate is on the Coquitlam Culture Days site.
Drawing with Water-Soluble Pencils
When: Friday, September 28 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Avenue)
About: Celebrate Culture Days at Dogwood Pavilion by participating in this interactive drawing workshop hosted by local artist Tammy Pilon. Learn about the world of drawing with water-soluble pencils and how to turn your drawing into a beautiful watercolour. This is a free opportunity but please pre-register online or call 604.927.4386. Space is limited.
Glen Pine Culture Days Open House
When: Saturday, September 29 from 10:00am to 2:30:00pm
Where: Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Court)
About: Hands-on and interactive activities with the Glen Pine 50 Plus Society groups and clubs. A chance to explore different options for fun, entertainment and social interaction in our multicultural community for the 50 Plus. Full itinerary is available online and at the facility.
Culture Days at Mackin House
When: Saturday, September 29 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Mackin House (1116 Brunette Avenue)
Join us for hands-on activities and tours of our new exhibit, Heirlooms and Treasures. In this unique exhibition, we are offering the public an opportunity to celebrate their precious heritage while offering strategic solutions to ensure these treasures are not lost in time.
Tour Lululiving micro-home at Art Gallery at Evergreen
When: Saturday, September 29 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm, Sunday, September 30 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way)
About: Lululiving is a micro-dwelling designed and built by Vancouver artist, Germaine Koh. Gallery staff will be on-site to offer tours and answer questions about Lululiving. Visit the interior of this 160 ft² home on wheels, built to re-imagine the possibilities for small-scale living. This outdoor installation is part of our gallery exhibition Germaine Koh: Home Made Home, where the artist explores notions of home, common space and civic engagement with a do-it-yourself, creative approach to building for art and the everyday.
Acrylic Abstract Painting to Music
When: Saturday, September 29 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Poirier Community Centre (630 Poirier Street)
About: Learn abstract acrylic painting techniques and then use your creativity to paint while listening to different types of music. This interactive workshop is hosted by local artist Danica Noort. This is a free opportunity but please pre-register. Space is limited.
Feel the Beat at Coquitlam Public Library
When: Saturday, September 29 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre (1169 Pinetree Way)
About: Everyone is invited to enjoy an afternoon of drumming performances in celebration of BC Culture Days. Performances will include Korean and Chinese drummers. All ages are welcome. Kids can also enjoy interactive First Nations drumming workshops. Registration is not needed–just drop in!
Dance Battle and Graffiti Art Expo
When: Saturday, September 29 from 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Pinetree Community Centre (1260 Pinetree Way)
About: Local dancers will battle and showcase their skills on the floor. Categories for youth and adults, with local DJ’s and judges. Graffiti Art will be on display and participants can participate in this interactive art expo. More information about the event, times and venue available at coquitlam.ca/culturedays.
Bhangra Dance Lesson
When: Sunday, September 30 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Avenue)
About: Celebrate Culture Days by participating in a beginner lesson of Bhangra dance lead by Dogwoods South Asian Activity Group. Move to the beat and rhythm while learning simple steps. This is a free opportunity but please pre-register online or call 604.927.6094. Space is limited.
Soundwalk: Home is Where the Heart Is
When: Sunday, September 30 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where: Lincoln Skytrain Station (1140 Pinetree Way)
About: Join Vancouver Soundwalk Collective member Jorma Kujala for this free, guided listening tour. A recent develo:00pment boom in Coquitlam is once again reconfiguring the fabric the downtown core of this vibrant, multicultural city. It is also reawakening important discussions about community. This soundwalk opens opportunities to listen between snapped trunks and skyscrapers, to listen to home, to listen where the heart is. A Soundwalk invites you to actively listen, opening ears and consciousness to the complex orchestration that the environment is composing at all times. It is a musical-sonic adventure that reveals the banal to be extraordinary! This event will take place rain or shine and will cover a variety of terrain, please be sure to wear appropriate footwear.
Family Day at PdA
When: Sunday, September 30 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Avenue)
About: Gather up the clan and drop by Family Day at PdA to immerse yourself in art! Tour the galleries and create your own masterpieces in a variety of all-ages, drop-in-style art activities based on the subject matter and/or mediums of the exhibitions. Pre-register online.
About Tri-Cities Culture Days Weekend
The ultimate goal of Culture Days is to make arts, culture and heritage a part of every Canadian’s life, whether by creating, enjoying, supporting or sharing.
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