Tri-Cities LIP: Upcoming Events & Community Information- August 2017
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Fraser Health: Finding Your Way Around Our Health Care System

This booklet is meant for newcomers to Canada; however, it can also be used by anyone wanting to learn more about our health care system. The booklet is divided into two parts: the first addresses common questions regarding our health care system, and the second describes specific services within Fraser Health.

Please click here for a PDF copy of the booklet.

Community Profiles available from My Health, My Community

Health and lifestyle data from more than 33,000 Lower Mainland adults has been compiled into community profiles to help local governments, community groups, and health agencies on planning decisions and policy development at a local level. These profiles were developed with the provincial Healthy Families BC strategy in mind which is intended to support communities and local governments in prioritizing health actions in areas (e.g. lifestyle behaviours, built environment, key population segments etc) that will reduce chronic disease and injuries. 

Community Profiles are available here.

Telephone-based Medical Interpreters Available for Tri-Cities Family Physicians

The Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice has partnered with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) to provide access to medical interpreters to Tri-Cities family physicians. Interpreters are available over the phone to translate patient needs to their family doctor. Should patients feel more comfortable speaking in their first language at a doctor's appointment, they can request this service when booking their appointment.





Information Session & Dialogue with IT Employers

August 1st, 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Do you know a recently arrived (within 5 years) permanent resident who is interested in a career in IT? For more information on the information session, please click here. To register, please click here.


Dream It, Be It: Career Support Conference for Girls

August 23rd & 24th, 2017
9:30am - 5:00pm
Douglas College
1250 PInetree Way, Coquitlam

Soroptomist International of Tri-Cities is hosting a career support conference for teen girls aged 14 - 18. This is a free event; however, registration is required. For more information, please click here.





All Our Neighbours: Coquitlam

August 30th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

All Our Neighbours: Coquitlam is the first in a series of community roundtables held by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. The roundtables aim to engage the public in a conversation about immigration and racial discrimination as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday.


Study: Citizenship & Health: What role can citizenship play in the social determinants of health?

"There is Canadian research that shows that longer residency is associated with a greater sense of belonging for immigrants. The residency requirements associated with citizenship may therefore be connected with a greater sense of commitment to and inclusion in Canadian society. There has been a significant and consistent association between sense of belonging, social ties and improved health outcomes, particularly for mental health.

Ultimately, access to citizenship may promote health and health equity by improving the access to and the distribution of the social determinants of health, such as income, employment, and civic participation and engagement. Given the positive outcomes tied to citizenship, especially as it relates to social and economic inclusion, it is important to address any barriers that may prevent one from acquiring citizenship."

Read more





Stories Galore

Stories Galore

From July 4 to August 10, bring your child to a story time and craft session at a local park. 

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Galloway Park (grass area across playground)
3404 Galloway Ave, Coquitlam
In case of rain, please go to City Centre Branch

Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
​Lions Park ​(grass area beside the picnic shelters)
2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam
In case of rain, please go to Terry Fox Library)

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
​Blue Mountain ​(grass area on the side near the park)
975 King Albert Ave, Coquitlam
In case of rain, please go to Poirier Branch

Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
​Town Centre ​(near playground)
1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
In case of rain, please go to City Centre Branch

Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
​Port Moody Public Library ​(grass area behind library)
100 Newport Dr, Port Moody
In case of rain, please go into Port Moody Library

Neighbourhood Nights

Come out and get to know your neighbours! Join our staff for this free family event, held at various park locations, for kids’ games, family activities and light refreshments.
Be a part of building relationships, promoting neighbourhood safety and creating a sense of community, while getting out to meet your neighbours and ​have fun!

Neighbourhood Nights will be held Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m. on the dates and locations outlined below. In the event of rain, the scheduled Neighbourhood Night will be cancelled. Please check here for updates before heading out to the park.

August  3, 2017 
Mundy Park, 641 Hillcrest Street, (picnic shelters off Hillcrest)
August 10, 2017
Glen Park, 1149 Westwood Street, grass field
August 17, 2017
Mackin Park, 1046 Brunette Avenue, near the playground
August 24, 2017
Cottonwood Park, 672 Aspen Street


3rd Annual Family Fun Fair

TC Multicultural Society 3rd Annual Family Fun Fair is taking place at Central Community School in Port Coquitlam. Bring your family and friends for a fun time and lots of food!

August 12, 2017
12pm - 4pm
Central Community School
2260 Central Avenue, Port Coquitlam

For more information, please go to the TC Multicultural Society website.


Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

B.C.’s beloved rocker, Bif Naked, takes the outdoor stage as the headlining act to this highly anticipated, full-day arts festival on

Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:00pm - 10:00 pm
Town Centre Park

The musical lineup also features Jennifer Hayes, West My Friend, Derrival, and BreakOut West and 2017 nominees for Rock Artist of the Year, The Matinée. 

Other festival highlights include dancers, circus performers, storytellers, artists, an artisans market, kids’ activities, local food trucks and craft beer.

For more information, visit Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

Car-Free Day on St. Johns Street

We’re taking over a section of St. Johns Street for a community celebration, filled with local businesses and artisans, delicious food, live music, and activities for all ages.

  August 20, 2017
12:00pm - 7:00pm
St. Johns Street between Douglas & Moody Streets, Port Moody

Click here for more information.

Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony with Kellie Haines

August 21, 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Leigh Square Bandshell

Walk on the Wild Side with ventriloquist Kellie Haines and her puppet friends Magrau the bird and Kamilla the frog. Enjoy stories, songs and dancing.

For more information, visit Terry Fox Library.

Seniors' Health Fair

Seniors' Health Fair 2017

Free workshops provided by COSCO Seniors Health and Wellness Institute

August 24 & 25, 2017
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

For detailed event information, click here. To register, please call the Coquitlam Registration Line 604-937-4155.


Canada 150: Celebrate Our Journey

Port Coquitlam celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday on Aug. 26 with Canada 150: Celebrate Our Journey – a free arts, music and nature festival headlined by Vancouver international recording and touring sensations Delhi 2 Dublin

August 26, 2017
Lion’s Park 12-4 pm
Leigh Square 2-9 pm

Visit City of Port Coquitlam for more information.

End of Summer Carnival

Tuesday, August 29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way

Come for carnival-style games. Win small prizes. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. Drop in. No registration required.

For more information, visit Coquitlam Library