Treefest 2014

September, 13th 2014 SATURDAY 11 to 4
21st Annual TREEFEST

Annual celebration of Trees
The festival site is located on the Riverview Hospital Grounds at 2601 Lougheed Highway and is again at the HENRY ESSON YOUNG Building.
Access the site via Lougheed Highway from either the Orchid Drive entrance or Colony Farm Rd/Holly Drive entrance.
Once you enter the grounds, follow the festival signs and arrows to the Parking areas.
There is plenty of free on-site parking and parking attendants will help you find a spot.
Click for site Map!

RAIN or SHINE A funfilled day for the whole Family FREE EVENT

Bring the entire family to this free annual celebration of trees on the Riverview Hospital Lands.

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

Treefest 2014 will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Riverview Hospital Grounds located at 2601 Lougheed Highway. Bring the entire family to this annual celebration of trees. Admission and activities are free except for the history bus tour and the purchase of any food or beverages.

Activities include:

    Guided tree tours every hour from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Children's crafts and activities

    Children's tree walk

    Community and artist displays

    Live music

    History bus tours

    Blackberry Tea

    Heritage building tour

    Food concessions

    SPARC Antique Radio Museum open for tours

Activities:

TREE TOURS: Guided walking tours of significant and unusual trees leave each hour from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Tours are 1 - 1.5 hours and are led by local arborists.

Guided walking tours of significant and unusual trees leave each hour from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Tours are 1 - 1.5 hours and are led by local arborists.

FINNIES GARDEN: 11 - 4:
Explore this 2 acre natural garden via a self-guided tour (guide available at the BMN display).

This horticultural therapy garden was started in 1951.Today you can still see the fish pond, stone terraces, flower beds, plots for different wards, and lawns, shown in the original plans. Access the garden on foot.

HISTORY BUS TOURS: Join former Riverview staff on a history bus tour throughout the Riverview Lands.  They will share their stories and anecdotes and will point out significant historical features throughout the site.  Tours will be approx. 60 - 75 minutes long.  Guides and times TBD. 

A minimum $2 per person donation is required per ticket.  Tickets will be available starting at 11:00 am at the Information Booth.  -Space is very limited and tickets will be first come, first serve-

HERITAGE BUILDING WALK: 1 - 2
Join Heritage Consultant and author, Donald Luxton, for a guided outdoor tour to the original hospital buildings.  Meet at the Info Booth in the HEY parking lot.  Space is limited. It will include walking to the main heritage buildings, but NOT going inside.

CHILDREN'S TREE WALK: 12:30-1:15

BLACKBERRY TEA: 12:30 - 4:00
Listen to live music while enjoying tea and blackberry shortcake, in Serenity Garden.

HERITAGE BUILDING WALK: Join Heritage Consultant and author, Donald Luxton, for a guided outdoor tour to the original hospital buildings.  Meet at the Info Booth in the HEY parking lot.  Space is limited.

SPARC RADIO MUSEUM: Ever wonder about the inventions and history behind devices like broadcast radio, TV, mp3 players and DVDs?  SPARC Radio Museum showcases a large collection of antique consumer and amateur radios and broadcast equipment where you can see the progress of electronic technology through the decades.  Exhibits include a replica of the radio room on the Carpathia, the steamship famous for rescuing survivors of the Titanic.

MORE

ARTS Exhibition and Sale:
Local artists will be on-site exhibiting their work. Look for them at the Serenity Garden.
BC Master Gardeners:
Bring all your gardening questions to the on-site Master Gardeners.
Children's Activities:
Meet at 12:30 in the Serenity Garden for a guided children’s tree walk. Visit the tents for more children’s crafts and activities.
Coast Mental Health Open House:
Coast Mental Health is a non-profit, community based organization serving over 2000 people with mental illnesses.  The Coast Cottage Program serves clients who reside in 12 cottages on the Riverview Lands.  The program provides psychosocial rehabilitation supports and services so clients can attain necessary skills for community reintegration.  They will be hosting an open house in cottages #106 and #107, a job fair in #109 and a BBQ.
COMMUNITY Displays & Activities
Visit the tents in the area around Henry Esson Young building for activities and displays presented by: ArtsConnect
BC Housing
BC Master Gardeners Association
Burke Mountain Naturalists
Chieko Art Group
City of Coquitlam Bad Seed
Coast Mental Health
Colony Farm Park Association
Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Services
Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable
Coquitlam Riverwatch
Friends of DeBoville Slough
MetroCatering
Mobile Arts Cafe (Spirit Bear Coffee)
Port Moody Ecological Society
Port Moody Heritage Society
Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
S.P.A.R.C.
St. John’s Ambulance

ENTERTAINMENT:

Time

Performer

Location

12:30 – 2:00 

Mikhalva Serenity Garden

2:15 – 3:45

Dragana Hajduk Serenity Garden

FOOD Concession:
Enjoy a variety of hot food and beverages served by Metro Catering at the Industrial Services Building or check out the Blackberry Tea in the Serenity Garden.

This Event is FREE no registration required. Lots of Free Parking!
If you require more information phone 604-927-3583 or email Mary@rhcs.org

Bring the entire family to this free annual celebration of trees on the Riverview Hospital Lands.

Treefest is supported by:
Coquitlam Towing & Storage Ikea Lee Valley Tools Maple Creek Watershed Streamkeepers
Meridian RVPrudential Sterling Realty Real Canadian Superstore Westwood Shared Services BC
SPARC Radio Museum Starbucks (Eagle Ridge *& Austin) Thrifty Foods Vancity Pinetree WSI

Treefest is organized in partnership with:
ArtsConnect BC Mental Health Society Burke Mountain Naturalists
City of Coquitlam Shared Services BC SPARC Riverview Horticultural Centre Society

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

Sponsors

Thank you for visiting. Hope to see you there!!

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TREEFEST 2013 - THANK YOU
To our Volunteers & Supporters

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