' Treefest 25 '

September, 9th 2018 SUNDAY 10:45 to 4
25th Annual TREEFEST

Annual celebration of Trees
The festival site is located on the Riverview Hospital Grounds at 2601 Lougheed Highway
Access the site via Lougheed Highway at Colony Farm Rd/Holly Drive entrance.
Once you enter the grounds, follow the festival signs and arrows to the Parking areas.

Please note the NEW LOCATION this year in the Arboretum!
Click for Google Map or 2018 Treefest Site Plan

Be sure to visit the INFO table by the Event Trailer for all information during the event.

RAIN or SHINE A funfilled day for the whole Family bring the entire family to this annual celebration of trees.
Lots of Parking Obey all parking signs. Free Admission NO Registration required.

For More Info visit coquitlam.ca/Treefest or call 604-927-3546

Schedule of Events 2018
Time Activity Location
10:45 Opening Prayer by Kwikwetlem First Nation Councilors (Arboretum Area -Kwikwetlem First Nation tent) Arboretum area-KFN TENT
11:00 – 4:00 SPARC Antique Radio Museum open during event Up the Hill
Near Finnie's Parking Lot
11:00 – 4:00 CARESS Amateur Radio open all during the event Up the Hill
Near Finnie's Parking Lot
11:00 – 4:00 Finnie’s Garden Self-Guided Tours Up the Hill
11:05 FIRST Tree Tour Arboretum area -look for SIGNS
11:15 – 11:45 Talk TALK TENT
11:15 – 12:00 Walk Near INFO TENT
12:00 Tree Tour Arboretum area -look for SIGNS
12:15 – 1:45 Talk TALK TENT
12:15 – 1:00 Walk Near INFO TENT
12:45 Cake Cutting Ceremony TALK TENT (cake at RHCS tent after)
1:00 Tree Tour Arboretum area -look for SIGNS
1:15 – 1:45 Talk TALK TENT
1:15 - 2:00 Walk Arboretum area
1:20 Heritage Building Walk - Don Luxton
BC Housing Heritage Consultant for Riverview
BCH Tent Arboretum area
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sponsored by BC Housing.
2:00 Tree Tour Arboretum area -look for SIGNS
2:15 - 2:45 Talk TALK TENT
2:15 – 3:00 Walk Near INFO TENT
3:00 Last Tree Tour Arboretum area -look for SIGNS
3:15 - 3:45 Last Talk TALK TENT
3:15 – 4:00 Last Walk Near INFO TENT
 
WALK Schedule (approx. 45 min.)
Time
11:15 – 12:00 History/Heritage Walk Near INFO TENT
12:15 – 1:00 Tree Walk Near INFO TENT
1:15 – 2:00 Tree Walk Near INFO TENT
2:15 – 3:00 History/Heritage Walk Near INFO TENT
3:15 – 4:00 Tree Walk Near INFO TENT
TALK Schedule (approx. 30 min.)
Time Speaker
11:15 – 11:45  History/Heritage Talk TALK TENT
12:15 – 2:45 Donald Luxton, BC Housing Heritage Consultant for Riverview, sponsored by BC Housing. TALK TENT
1:15 – 1:45 Tree Talk TALK TENT
2:15 – 2:45 Margot Long, BC Housing Landscape Architect for Riverview, sponsored by BC Housing. TALK TENT
3:15 – 3:45 Tree Talk TALK TENT
Tree TOUR Schedule (approx. 60 min.)
Time
11:05 Tree Tour Near INFO TENT
12:00 Tree Tour Near INFO TENT
1:00 Tree Tour Near INFO TENT
2:00 Tree Tour Near INFO TENT
3:00 Tree Tour Near INFO TENT

OPENING CEREMONY 10:45am
Kwikwetlem First Nation - Music & Dance

Meet representatives of Kwikwetlem First Nation First Nation's Lands & Resources department - learn the history of S?miq? ???el? and see territorial maps.

• TREE TOURS (approx. 60 minutes) 11:05 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Guided Tree Tours
of significant and unusual trees are led by local arborists and botanists.
(Meet in the Arboretum area - look for the signs or ask at the Informationtent) 

• HERITAGE BULDING WALK 1:20 p.m. Join heritage consultant and Author, Donald Luxton, BC Heritage Consultant for Riverview, for a
guided outdoor tour of the original hospital buildings, sponsored by BC Housing (BC Housing Tent)

• WALKS - Tree & History Walks (approx. 45 minutes) 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Tree specific walks will point out special or unique trees in the Riverview Arboretum.History walks will point out historical features and
speak to the post colonial past of Riverview. (Meet in the Arboretum area - look for the signs or ask at the Information tent

• TALKS – Tree & History Talks (approx. 30 minutes)11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.Tree specific talks will
point out special orunique trees in the Riverview Arboretum.History walks will point out historical features and speakto the post colonial
past of Riverview.(Meet in the TALK TENT - look for the signs or ask at the Information tent
Featured Talks – Sponsored by BC Housing:
12:15 pm – Donald Luxton, BC Housing Heritage Consultant for Riverview.
2:15 pm – Margot Long, BC Housing Landscape Architect for Riverview

C.A.R.E.S.S. Amateur Radio Club TOURS
The Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club ( formally regarded as the Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Services Society - C.A.R.E.S.S) is a non-profit organization created to promote the exciting hobby of Amateur / Ham radio and emergency communications. Come on by and learn more!

FINNIE’S GARDEN
RHCS-Riverview Horticultural Centre Society & BMN-Burke Mountain Naturalists will have displays in the garden. Ask at the RHCS tent for a TOUR of the Garden.
Explore this 2 acre natural garden that was started in 1951 for horticultural therapy. Today you can still see the original fish pond, stone terraces, flower beds, plots for different wards, and lawns. Access the garden on foot or drive up to the Parking lot beside the garden & just down the lane from the 2 Radio Societies holding Tours of their facilities all day.

SPARC RADIO MUSEUM
SPARC antique radio museum where a guide will show you the progress of electronic technology through the decades.
The museum showcases a large collection of antique consumer, military, marine and amateur radios and broadcast equipment where you can see the progress of electronic technology through the decades. Exhibits include a replica of the Carpathia radio room, the steamship famous for rescuing survivors of the Titanic.

WASHROOMS
Porta-potties in the Arboretum area, Flush toilets in Finnie's garden near the pond area.

BEVERAGES
No Food Concession is planned.
We will try to have water &/or pop for sale.

DISPLAYS- EVENT AREA 1
Visit the tents in the Arboretum area for displays presented by: Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, Kwikwetlam First Nations & BC Housing.

DISPLAYS- EVENT AREA 2
Visit Finnie's Garden for tours of the Garden hosted by Riverview Horticultural Centre Society. Tents & displays presented by Burke Mountain Naturalists & Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
While at Finnie's walk down the lane to take a Tour of the 2 Radio Societies:
Society for Preservation of Antique Radio in Canada (SPARC) & Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Services Society (CARESS).

PARKING
For the Arboretum Event Area 1; park along Pine Terrace. Obey all Parking signs on site - Park only in areas where the Signs have been covered.
For Finnie's & the Radio buildings Event Area 2; please Drive from Holly west along Fern Terrace, veer right on to Violet Way & then a very quick right on to Kerria Dr. DRIVE SLOWLY on the dirt road. There is a large Parking lot with free parking for all 3 events; Finnie's, S.P.A.R.C. & C.A.R.E.S.S. Park & then walk.

NO BLACKBERRY TEA
The Ladies of the Blackberry Tea have retired. We'd like to thank them for years of bringing us the delicous treats.

NO CHILDREN SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
No Specific Children's events, children are welcome on the walks & tours.

If you require more information phone 604-290-9910 or email info@rhcs.org

The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, RHCS
"Speaking for the Trees since 1992'

Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you there!!
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TREEFEST 2017 - THANK YOU
To our Volunteers & Supporters

Treefest is organized in partnership with:
Riverview Horticultural Centre Society Burke Mountain NaturalistsBC Housing SPARC CARESS City of Coquitlam Shared Services BC

Treefest 2017 was supported by:
Coquitlam Towing & Storage Ikea Lee Valley Tools Maple Creek Watershed Streamkeepers
Meridian RV Real Canadian Superstore Westwood Shared Services BC
SPARC Radio Museum Starbucks Thrifty Foods Vancity Pinetree WSI

Sponsors

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RPO Como Lake
Coquitlam, BC
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604-290-9910
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