Saturday, September 27th
Sunday, September 28th
APPLE OF MY PIE
Watch pie makers duke it out at the Coquitlam Farmers Market (624 Poirier St., Coquitlam) pie contest. Host Diane Thorne (a former MLA) leads the way as celebrity judges including columnist and culinary instructor Chef Dez, Wilbur's Christina Sepidoza-Walter and Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart nosh their way to deciding between first, second and third-place pies. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the contest kicks off at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.makebakegrow.com for more info.
RIVERS & TRAILS FEST
Explore Port Coquitlam's natural beauty at the annual Rivers and Trails Festival. The fun begins at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way) at 10 a.m. with activities, live music and loads of food from This Little Piggy food truck. Release salmon smolt and join the guided group bike ride, then hop on a shuttle bus to Peace Park (1470 Kebet Way) for paddle wheeling, kids' games and more music. Visit www.portcoquitlam.ca for more info.
Make Easthill Park (800-block Washington Drive, PoMo) a greener place to play by volunteering to help plant more than 140 trees at the TD Tree Days event. Starting at 9 a.m. volunteers will be at the park to plant trees in areas of the park where natural selection and dieback are affecting plant diversity and slope stability. For more information and registration visit www.tdtreedays.com.
FAMILY DAY AT PDA
Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) hosts a special Family Day at PdA: Culture Days Edition from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The whole family can tour three stunning exhibits, then check out several all-ages art activities based on the themes in the shows. Visit www.placedesarts.ca for more information.
Enjoy the weekend!