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Artisan in Residence Open House
Artisan in Residence Open House things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
This Month, Feb 07, 2023 (Tuesday) to Feb 21, 2023 (Tuesday) Food event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Meet our first Artisan in Residence! We are pleased to present our first Artisan in Residence at Mackin House. Delali Adiamah of Dehl's Gourmet will be our baker in residence from February 7th to April 28th, 2023.


Autumn PJ Story time
Autumn PJ Story time things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Sep 28, 2022 (Wednesday) Children event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Our annual PJ Story Time is back for fall! We are pleased to be offering quarterly PJ Storytimes in collaboration with Coquitlam Public Library. Join us for an hour of autumn themed stories and songs, and enjoy some treats while in your pajamas. Free, registration required.

Beginner Cheesemaking Workshop
Beginner Cheesemaking Workshop things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Jan 25, 2023 (Wednesday) Food event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Learn to make cheese with us! Cheesemaking is a wonderful skill for making fresh foods at home. Perfect for beginners, join us in the Mackin House kitchen to learn how to make a variety of cheeses. Sample some with crackers during class and bring some home (bring a container with you to the class).

Breaking Bread Exhibit Opening Reception
Breaking Bread Exhibit Opening Reception things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Jan 28, 2023 (Saturday) Heritage event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Join us to celebrate Breaking Bread, our new exhibit! Take in the exhibit while enjoying a beverage and listening to the smooth sounds of a 2 Scoop Productions DJ. Craft beer graciously provided by local Coquitlam brewery Mariner Brewing.

Celebrations of Gratitude
Celebrations of Gratitude things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 08, 2022 (Saturday) Heritage event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Join us and learn about celebrations of gratitude Kick off your Thanksgiving weekend with a dynamic presentation of poetry, music, and traditions from around the world that celebrate gratitude, harvest, and reflection. Following the presentation, make as seasonal craft and enjoy homemade treats and drinks.


Celebrations of Light
Celebrations of Light things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Thanksgiving Weekend, Dec 17, 2022 (Saturday) Heritage event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Take part in our Celebrations of Light talk Enjoy a dynamic presentation of poetry, music and traditions that celebrate the light during our season of short days and long nights.

Coquitlam Heritage Quiz Night on Facebook
Coquitlam Heritage Quiz Night on Facebook things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Feb 25, 2022 (Friday) History event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Facebook quiz night about Coquitlam's history Join us on Facebook live to test your knowledge of Coquitlam's history for an evening of learning fun! Free, 7pm-8pm. No Registration Required.

Halloween Cupcake Decorating
Halloween Cupcake Decorating things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Oct 21, 2022 (Friday) Food event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Celebrate the spooky season with fun treats! Join us on October's Pro-D day and create some fun, spooky cupcakes. Bring a container to take them home and get ready for the Halloween season. $5 per child. Registration required (ages 6+). Two sessions: 12pm-1pm and 1:30pm-2:30pm.

Heritage Week - Coquitlam's Heart of Gold Virtual Tour
Heritage Week - Coquitlam's Heart of Gold Virtual Tour things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Feb 22, 2022 (Tuesday) History event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Virtual tour about BC's gold rushes. Learn about the history of BC’s Gold Rushes from the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush, the 1862 Cariboo Gold Rush, to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1899. Coquitlam Heritage will provide a look at gold and how it is at the heart of our history.


Heritage Week - Mackin House Virtual Tour in Mandarin
Heritage Week - Mackin House Virtual Tour in Mandarin things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Feb 26, 2022 (Saturday) History event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Virtual tour of Mackin house in Mandarin Visit the museum and learn the history of early Maillardville settlers, Fraser Mills Lumber Company, and how people lived in the Edwardian era of Coquitlam.

Indigenous Voices, Community Action
Indigenous Voices, Community Action
Nov 16, 2022 (Wednesday) Heritage event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Join our talk with the Aboriginal Women's Action Network Colonial heritage has left many scars on our collective knowledge and history. The impacts on our past, present, and future are complex, leaving many of us feeling overwhelmed.

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival at Heritage Square
Kaleidoscope Arts Festival at Heritage Square
Aug 20, 2022 (Saturday) to Aug 21, 2022 (Sunday) Festival event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Coquitlam's free Kaleidoscope Arts Festival returns! Join us at Heritage Square from 12pm-4pm each day this weekend for Imagined Journeys. Learn about the wonders of travel and the people who recorded their stories through writing.

LGBTQ+ History Month Presentation with Glenn Tkach
LGBTQ+ History Month Presentation with Glenn Tkach things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Oct 19, 2022 (Wednesday) History event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Join storyteller Glenn Tkach for a presentation Join storyteller and tour guide Glenn Tkach for an evening presentation chronicling the diverse and fascinating history of the LGBTQ+ community in the Lower Mainland. Glenn Tkach is the creator of the Really Gay History Tour, with Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours.

Mid Autumn Moon Family Day
Mid Autumn Moon Family Day things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Sep 10, 2022 (Saturday) Festival event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Mid Autumn Moon Family Day! Coquitlam Heritage is thrilled to bring back our Mid-Autumn Moon Family Day in 2022. Join us for a Mooncake demonstration, music, dance, crafts, story time, and learning about the customs and traditions celebrated during this festival. Free, no registration required.

Music in the Square Drum Circle with Steve Sacky
Music in the Square Drum Circle with Steve Sacky
Aug 12, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Come join our Music in the Square concert series! Join us in Heritage Square to celebrate summer with our new Music in the Square concert series. Join musician Steve Sacky for an interactive drum circle! Bring along your drum or use the ones provided.

Music in the Square with Blackthorn Blossoms
Music in the Square with Blackthorn Blossoms
Aug 19, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Come see our final Music in the Square concert! Join us in Heritage Square to celebrate summer with our new Music in the Square concert series. Join Celtic trio Blackthorn Blossoms for the final performance in this series. Bring a camping chair or blanket and enjoy an hour of free music.

Music in the Square with Golly Gone Wild
Music in the Square with Golly Gone Wild
Jun 24, 2022 (Friday) Concert event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Join us in Heritage Square to celebrate summer. Join us for our new Music in the Square concert series. Our opening night performance features rock, funk, and soul cover band Golly Gone Wild! Join us in front of the caboose in Heritage Square rain or shine to dance with your community. Free.

Soup & Bread: Tour, Cooking Demo and Lunch
Soup & Bread: Tour, Cooking Demo and Lunch things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Jan 21, 2023 (Saturday) Food event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Celebrate our new exhibit Breaking Bread. Begin your visit with a tour of our new exhibit featuring the historical & cultural importance of bread, followed by a short soup and bread making demonstration.

Spread Love: Valentines Card Making
Spread Love: Valentines Card Making things to do on a rainy day in Vancouver, BC
Next Weekend, Feb 11, 2023 (Saturday) Art event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

Make Valentine cards at Mackin House. Join us at Mackin House to make a card for a senior resident at Foyer Maillard! Help us spread love to our community seniors by making a Valentines Day card that will be hand delivered by our staff.

Summer Craft Mornings - August
Summer Craft Mornings - August
Aug 05, 2022 (Friday) to Sep 02, 2022 (Friday) Children event in Coquitlam, BC CAN

We've expanded our Summer Craft mornings to every Friday! Summer is the best time to enjoy our train station and caboose. Join us for a fun morning tour of the Fraser Mills Train Station & CP Rail Caboose, story time, crafts, and snacks. Parental attendance is required. Each session runs from 11:30am-12:30pm.

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