Our Top 7 Coquitlam Events for Seniors To Get Excited About in April 2024

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April 5, 2024
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Moving into spring, the City of Coquitlam has many festivals celebrating arts, culture, and entertainment. This April promises a burst of energy and a vibrant palette of community events that are senior-friendly.

We’ve handpicked seven Coquitlam events that stand out for their inclusivity, entertainment, and ability to knit our community closer. From cultural exhibitions to lively social evenings, there’s something for older adults to enjoy. Let’s dive into the events that will make April 2024 a memorable month for Coquitlam’s senior community.

1. Senior Tech Clinics

Senior woman receiving technical support with her laptop

The Senior Tech Clinics provides essential technical help with your digital devices. Seniors can bring any device, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and e-readers, and get personal assistance. It’s also a perfect opportunity to gain insights into utilizing the library’s electronic resources and exploring the Internet safely and effectively.

  • Highlights: Personalized tech support, guidance on using various apps and software, and internet safety tips.

2. Digital Electronics Breadboarding for Seniors

In the Digital Electronics Breadboarding for Seniors workshop, you get to dive into the fascinating world of digital computing circuits. It’s a great opportunity to meet others with similar interests in a friendly and encouraging setting. You’ll get to know the principles of Fibre Optic Data Transmission, Digital Keyboard Data Processing, and Optical Display. If that sounds complicated, don’t worry, it all comes with easy-to-follow instructions. Get hands-on learning for breadboard wiring techniques and user-friendly, plug-and-play components. All while moving at a pace that suits your curiosity and learning style.

No previous experience with electronics is necessary.

These sessions fill up fast, so be sure to register to avoid missing out!

  • Highlights: Hands-on demonstrations, tips, and learners guide.

3: April Exhibition Opening Reception

  • Date: April 5th, 2024
  • Venue Address: Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue
  • Cost: Free

Immerse yourself in Coquitlam’s rich artistic tapestry at the April Exhibition Opening Reception at Place des Arts. This event showcases the work of local artists across a variety of mediums, offering a glimpse into the creative heart of our community. It’s a perfect evening out for seniors interested in the arts, providing both visual pleasure and the opportunity to engage with artists and fellow art enthusiasts.

  • Highlights: Three amazing art exhibits curated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society.

4. What a Wonderful World—An Evening with Triskellion Concert

Triskellion Concert event poster for What a Wonderful World

  • Date: April 13th, 2024
  • Venue Address: Place des Arts, 1120 Brunette Avenue
  • Cost: From $19.29

Experience an unforgettable evening of music with Triskellion. “What a Wonderful World” is a concert by the renowned ensemble at Place des Arts. Celebrate the beauty of the world through their enchanting melodies, ranging from classical compositions, and folksy jigs, to contemporary pieces.

  • Highlights: Live performance by Triskellion, featuring a diverse musical repertoire.

5. Tree Spree Forest Understory Walk

  • Date: April 18th, 2024
  • Venue Address: Mundy Park (Field House), 629 Hillcrest Street
  • Cost: Free

Nestled beneath the canopy, the forest’s understory thrives with diverse life that contributes to a flourishing ecosystem. Tree Spree Forest Understory Walk starts at Mundy Field House for an educational excursion with the Park Spark team. Learn interesting tidbits about the trees, plants, and wildlife inhabiting the underbrush of Coquitlam’s parks.

  • Highlights: Walk and talk information session.

6. Volunteering Information Session

  • Date: April 19th, 2024
  • Venue Address: Coquitlam City Hall (Council Chambers), 3000 Guildford Way
  • Cost: Free Admission, Pay for Rides

Coquitlam is closing out National Volunteer Week with a Volunteering Information Session. Try exploring volunteer opportunities within the City of Coquitlam! This informative session will let you know about open volunteer positions and the application process to become a volunteer.

  • Highlights: Getting involved with the community at large.

7. West Coast Amusements Carnival

West Coast Amusements Carnival logo

  • Date: April 19th – 28th, 2024
  • Venue Address: Coquitlam Centre, 2929 Barnet Hwy
  • Cost: $45

Kick off the month with the thrilling West Coast Amusements Carnival at Coquitlam Centre. This family-friendly event offers a variety of rides, games, and food stalls suitable for all ages, including our vibrant senior community. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the carnival, indulge in some cotton candy, and maybe even try your hand at a game or two.

  • Highlights: Classic carousel, Ferris wheel, and carnival food.

Don’t Miss Out: Honourable Mentions

While our top picks are sure to keep your April busy, there are a couple of additional events that deserve a shout-out. These honourable mentions are perfect for those looking to fill their calendars with even more senior-friendly community engagement.

Honourable Mention 1: Rainbow Seniors Crafty Brunch

  • Date: April 18th, 2024
  • Venue Address: Local Community Center
  • Cost: By Donation

Gather your friends and join us for a morning of creativity and companionship at the Rainbow Seniors Crafty Brunch. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet other seniors, enjoy some delicious brunch, and unleash your creative spirit through crafts.

Honourable Mention 2: Seniors’ Week High Tea Party

High tea spread

  • Date: April 25th, 2024
  • Venue Address: Coquitlam Heritage House
  • Cost: $20 per person

Seniors Week High Tea Party Celebrate Seniors Week in style with a High Tea Party at the historic Coquitlam Heritage House. Don your finest attire and enjoy a selection of teas, sandwiches, and pastries in a beautiful setting. It’s a fantastic way to socialize, reminisce, and make new memories.

Tips for Enjoying Coquitlam Events

To make the most out of these events, consider these tips:

  • Transportation: Check out Coquitlam’s accessible transit options to find the best way to travel to and from events.
  • Dress for the Weather: April can be unpredictable, so layer up and consider comfortable footwear.

Coquitlam Events

These April Coquitlam events for seniors are just the beginning of what our community has to offer. We encourage all seniors to explore and enjoy the myriad of activities happening in Coquitlam. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends, learn new things, and add some excitement to your spring!