Treefest 2016

September, 11th 2016 SUNDAY 11 to 4
23nd 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 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 Google Map or see Brochure for Event Map

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

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

Brochure for the EVENT

Bring the entire family to this annual celebration of trees. Lots of Free Parking.
Admission and activities are Free
except for the bus tours and the purchase of any food or beverages.

Schedule of Events 2016

Time Activity Location
11:00 Tree Tour Flags downhill (east) of HEY
11:00 – 4:00 SPARC Radio Museum En route to Finnie’s Garden
11:00 – 4:00 Finnie’s Garden Self-Guided Tours Finnie’s Garden
11:30 – 12:30 History Bus Tour Buy ticket from Info Booth
12:00 Tree Tour Flags downhill (east) of HEY
12:00 – 1:00 History Bus Tour Buy ticket from Info Booth
12:15 – 4:00 Blackberry Tea Serenity Garden
12:30 – 1:30 Heritage Building Walk Meet at Info Booth
1:00 – 2:00 History Bus Tour Buy ticket from Info Booth
1:00 - 2:00 Tree Tour Flags downhill (east) of HEY
1:30 – 2:30 History Bus Tour - Finnies's Garden Buy ticket from Info Booth
2:00 Tree Tour Flags downhill (east) of HEY
2:30 – 3:30 History Bus Tour Buy ticket from Info Booth
3:00 Tree Tour Flags downhill (east) of HEY
3:00 – 4:00 History Bus Tour – SPARC Museum Buy ticket from Info Booth
 

Entertainment Schedule

The Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society is hosting live music including Matt Sabaten, Elaina Buenaventura, Amy Lubik and Joyelle Brandt. You can also enjoy music in the Serenity Garden during the Blackberry Tea. 

Time Performer Location
12:30 – 2:00   Dragana Hajduk Serenity Garden
2:15 – 3:45 Stringz Aloud Serenity Garden
11:00 – 3:00 Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society HEY parking lot
 

ART EXHIBITS
Local artists will be on-site exhibiting their work including Arcadia Robinson, ArtsConnect, and ARTicipation.
 
 
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
Visit the tents for children’s crafts and activities.
CONCESSION

Enjoy a variety of hot food and beverages served by Metro Catering at the HEY Building or check out the Blackberry Tea in the Serenity Garden.
FINNIE’S 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 take the bus tour.
HERITAGE BUILDING WALK

Join heritage consultant and author, Donald Luxton, for a guided outdoor tour to the original hospital buildings. Meet at 12:30 at the Info Booth in the HEY parking lot.

HISTORY BUS TOURS
Join the following guides on a bus tour through the Riverview Lands where they will share stories, point out historical features, and speak to the past and future of Riverview. Tours will be approx. 60 minutes. Purchase tickets for a minimum $2.00 donation at the Info Booth from 11:00 - 3:00. Limited seating, first come, first serve.
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Norma Gillespie (11:30) – retired psychiatric nurse & founding member of RHCS & one of Riverview’s strongest advocates.
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Anna Tremere (12:00 and 2:30) – retired psychiatric nurse & founder of the Riverview Hospital Historical Society.
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Phyllis Wingrove and Ron Talbot (1:00) – lived in a staff cottage on the grounds until the late 1950s.
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Norma Gillespie – Finnie’s Garden (1:30) – This tour will take you to a 2 acre natural garden that was started in 1951 for horticultural therapy.
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SPARC (3:00) – This tour will take you to the SPARC antique radio museum where a guide will show you the progress of electronic technology through the decades (see more details below).

SERENITY GARDEN AND BLACKBERRY TEA
Listen to live music in the Serenity Garden while enjoying tea and blackberry shortcake. Treats from $1 - $3.

SPARC RADIO MUSEUM
SPARC Radio Museum on Kerria Drive 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.

TREE TOURS
Guided tours of significant and unusual trees leave each hour. Tours are approximately 60 – 75 minutes and are led by local arborists and botanists including: 11:00 Paul Buikema, 12:00 Douglas Justice and Betty Cunnin, 1:00 Julia Alards-Tomalin and Lanny Englund, 2:00 pm Catherine Dale and Betty Cunnin, and 3:00 Elaine Golds . Meet outdoors at the flags on the downhill (east) side of the HEY.

WASHROOMS
Please use the women’s washroom in the Serenity Garden or the porta-potties in the HEY parking lot.

COMMUNITY DISPLAYS & ACTIVITIES
Visit the tents at the HEY Building parking lot for activities and displays presented by: ArtsConnect, BC Hydro, Canadian Institute of Forestry, Burke Mountain Naturalists, Canadian Sound Therapy Arts Society, City of Coquitlam, Colony Farm Park Association, Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Services Society, Force of Nature Alliance, Friends of DeBoville Slough, PoCo Garden Club, Port Moody Ecological Society, Renewing Riverview and Riverview Horticultural Centre Society.

If you require more information phone 604-927-3583 or email Mary@rhcs.org

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.

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 2015 - THANK YOU
To our Volunteers & Supporters

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

Treefest 2015 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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