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Your Weekend: Ribfest fires up at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody

Weekend listings for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for July 15 to 17, 2022.
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Seven ribbers will be barbecuing at Rocky Point Park this weekend as part of Ribfest, Port Moody Rotary's annual festival, that runs this weekend, daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, July 15

CANWEST ATHLETES

Support the athletes competing this weekend in the annual CanWest Games at Percy Perry Stadium in Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The three-day event includes multiple competition floors, DJs, vendor booths, educational speakers and food trucks.

MORE: canwestgames.com

 

RIBFEST

Tuck into some ribs, corn and cornbread served up at Rocky Point Park for this weekend’s annual Ribfest. Organized by the Port Moody Rotary, the event features fare from seven ribbers, a park-wide beer garden and live music. Sponsored in part by the Tri-City News, Ribfest runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody).

MORE: portmoodyribfest.ca

 

WELCOME TO COQUITLAM

Newcomers to Coquitlam can learn about the city on a walking tour with teen guides. Organized by the Coquitlam Public Library, the 90-minute tour starts at 1:30 p.m. at the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) and will include stops at landmarks in the City Centre neighbourhood. Learn about nearby businesses and services.

MORE: coqlibrary.ca/programs/adults

 

SUMMER CONCERT

Head over to Town Centre Park (1290 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the city’s first show in its Summer Concert Series. For Rock Night, catch Redeye Empire at 6 p.m. and, at 7:45 p.m., Beau Wheeler, a non-binary artist similar in style to kd lang who is dropping two new albums this year.

MORE: coquitlam.ca/summerconcerts

 

Saturday, July 16

HISTORICAL PLACES

Join the Coquitlam Heritage Society for a tour of Maillardville, a French–Canadian neighbourhood in Coquitlam, as part of Historic Places Day. The English-language walk starts at 11 a.m., while the Mandarin tour is at 1 p.m. There is no charge; however, registration is required. The tour is also happening on Sunday (11 a.m. Mandarin; 1 p.m. English).

MORE: coquitlamheritage.ca

 

Sunday, July 17

Slip on your walking shoes to tour the səmiq̓wəʔelə/Riverview Lands, a century-old mental health site that has a world-class arboretum. The two-hour hike leaves with an arborist at 1 p.m. from the upper side of the Henry Esson Young (HEY) building; look for the directional signs. The event is rain or shine, and is hosted by the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, which is marking its 30th year.

MORE: rhcs.org

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