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Dogwood

1655 Winslow Avenue 604-927-6098

Glen Pine

1200 Glen Pine Court 604-927-6940

November/December 2016

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BUS TRIPS OCT 27 & NOV 9

DEC 2

TSAWWASSEN MILLS OUTLET SHOPPING

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA AT THE MASSEY THEATRE

Check out this new mega mall that is split into five themed areas: City, Coast Salish, Outdoor Life, Fashion, and Nature. Explore the indoor skatepark, and sample the food at the nautical-themed bowling area. Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping at this new outlet centre, just opened on October 5. Tsawwassen Mills will include approximately 1.2 million sq. ft. of retail space with a unique mix of premium fashion brands, factory outlets, restaurants, first-to-market retailers, and a 1,100-seat food hall.

An annual holiday extravaganza at the Massey Theatre hosted by the New Westminster Symphony with performances by special guests. Enjoy a repertoire of festive music and dance. The show tickets purchased now include the donation. Leave Dogwood at 6:15 p.m. Estimated return at 10:30 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 6 p.m. Estimated return at 10:45 p.m.

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Dec 2

$29.00

Leave Dogwood at 9:30 a.m. Estimated return at 3:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 9:15 a.m. Estimated return at 3:30 p.m.

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$12.00 $12.00 NOV 27

GRAND VILLA CASINO Grand Villa Casino means Grand Excitement! Two high-energy casino floors feature 50 gaming tables and 1,000 of the newest and most exciting slot machines. Let’s try our luck here! Lunch on your own. . Bring your Gaming Gold Card for discounts/ coupon. Leave Dogwood at 1:45 p.m. Estimated return at 7:00 p.m.

Tu Nov 22

CHRISTMAS HIGH TEA AT DICKENS SWEETS & THE BRITISH MUSEUM Oliver’s Tea Room at Dickens Sweets and the British Museum in Chilliwack for a special Christmas High Tea. Enjoy a good cup of tea with fancy sandwiches, savories, and sweet cakes decorated for the festive season. You’ll have time to browse the museum and shop for sweets for a taste of Great Britain. Bring $15.00 (tax/tip included). Leave Dogwood at 12 p.m. Estimated return at 5 p.m.

Leave Glen Pine at 1:30 p.m. Estimated return at 7:15 p.m.

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DINE OUT

$8.00

Leave Glen Pine at 11:45 a.m. Estimated return at 5:15 p.m.

582560 Tu Dec 6

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$12.00

Register at coquitlam.ca/registration or call 604-927-4386.


BUS TRIPS & SPECIAL EVENTS DEC 10

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS VSO: ST. ANDREWS WESLEY It is the Holiday music tradition: The VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, featuring host Christopher Gaze, EnChor, the UBC Opera Ensemble, and the VSO’s new Assistant Conductor, William Rowson. Venue is the St. Andrew’s Wesley Church. Leave Dogwood at 3 p.m. Estimated return at 6:30 p.m.

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Nov 16

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

$12.50 NOV 17

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: CHRISTMAS DECORATION

Leave Glen Pine at 2:45 p.m. Estimated return at 6:45 p.m.

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journey back in time and around the globe. Listen to the rich vocal harmonies, and music played on flute, harp, guitars, hand drums, and cello. Enjoy jigs and reels, soul stirring ballads, sprightly renaissance tunes, and traditional Celtic music with the talented musicians performing in full medieval costume,

Sa Dec 10

$49.00 DEC 27

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT VAN DUSEN It is the holiday season in the city and time to celebrate. Visit the magical wonderland of Van Dusen Gardens after the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over and just before we welcome in the new year! Marvel at the dancing colours and wind along the maze of paths adorned by twinkling lights and delightful suprises. Grandchildren/Family welcome on this special trip. Leave Dogwood at 4:20 p.m. Estimated return at 8:15 p.m. Leave Glen Pine at 4:00 p.m. Estimated return at 8:30 p.m.

583454 Tu Dec 27

$26.00 NOV 16

GLEN PINE LIVE: CAELESTRA

Join Charlene and the Glen Pine Hostess Group to celebrate ‘Home for the Holidays in the Hub’. The Christmas trees will be decorated and we welcome everyone to an afternoon social with Christmas cookies and eggnog refreshments. Enjoy Christmas music and a chance to visit with friends new and old as we kick-off the holiday season at Glen Pine.

570624 Th Nov 17 1:30 – 3 p.m.

FREE NOV 20

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Hand-made gifts, knitting, cards, tree decorations, and a great selection of items for everyone on your Christmas list. The Glen Pine Crafters and other talented crafters in the community will amaze you with their wonderful home-spun handiwork. Limited number of tables available for selling wares. Admission to the event is free. Ask at the front desk if you’d like to sell your wares.

Su

Nov 20

12:30 – 4 p.m.

FREE

Featuring the heavenly voice of lyric soprano Lambroula Maria Pappas, the Celtic flute of Michelle Carlisle, and the songs of fantasy-folk songwriter Britta Curkovic, Caelestra will take you on a

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Register at coquitlam.ca/registration or call 604-927-4386.


SPECIAL EVENTS NOV 23

DOGWOOD PRESENTS: STEVE ELLIOTT’S “ELVIS GOSPEL SHOW” Steve Elliott presents his Elvis Gospel show at this afternoon concert. Elvis Presley was first and foremost a gospel singer. He grew up in the deep south where gospel music was heard in every church. It was the soul of the south and was the precursor to rock and roll. Light refreshments served at intermission.

574568 W Nov 23 2– 4 p.m.

$15.00

DEC 9

CHRISTMAS DINNER Celebrate the holidays with a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Catered meal by Centennial Secondary School. Christmas entertainment, including a sing-along, will be by Choral Connections, a community based adult choir with over 70 members. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Register by November 25.

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Dec 9

5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

DEC 4, 6, 8

DRAMA CLUB “BULL IN A CHINA SHOP” G.B. Gilford’s popular comedy/mystery about a houseful of sweet little old ladies who are smitten by a handsome homicide detective living across the street. How can they attract his attention? Simple -- a murder in their house has to be arranged for him to investigate -- something genteel over a cup of tea. But after only one visit, the detective doesn’t return, so desperate measures are called for to get him back. A brash young woman reporter, instantly disliked by the old biddies, seems a suitable target. Discover how it all works out when you see the play. Tickets will be available in November from the Hostess Desk or Drama Club members. Information: Dale 604-939-6172 or Sylvia 604-936-2069.

Su Tu Th

Dec 4 Dec 6 Dec 8

1:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

$5.00 $5.00 $5.00

DEC 11

DOGWOOD SONGSTERS’ CHRISTMAS CONCERT - ‘TIS THE SEASON It is Christmas time again! Join the Dogwood Songsters’ and sing-a-long to old and new carols and get into the Christmas spirit. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets will be available in November. Where to purchase them in advance will be advertised in late October.

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Dec 11

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

$6.00

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEONS Come celebrate Christmas with a traditional Christmas turkey meal and the entertainment of Allen Boolinoff from Sincerly Yours! Lunch will include turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, stuffing, brussel sprouts, and a dessert.

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Dec 14

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $17.00

Christmas luncheon at Dogwood is a popular event. Join us for a traditional turkey meal with all the trimmings and Christmas music from the Centennial Secondary Choir.

Th 4

$28.10

Dec 15

12 – 2:30 p.m.

$17.00

Register at coquitlam.ca/registration or call 604-927-4386.


SPECIAL EVENTS

TALKS & WORKSHOPS DEC 18

HOLIDAY VARIETY SHOW: HAWAIIAN FESTIVE LUAU

NEW YEAR’S BRUNCH

Celebrate the holiday season with a wonderful variety show. Every year Glen Pine’s funny and talented entertainers cheer you up you with their lively songs, skits, and dances. Family, friends, and grandchildren are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Su

Dec 18

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

$5.00 DEC 19

CHRISTMAS TEA Coquitlam Public Library and Dogwood Pavilion are hosting a Senior’s Christmas Tea at the Poirier Branch of the library. Share Christmas memories over tea, coffee, and goodies. Enjoy singing along to Christmas carols and play Christmas trivia games, you might even win a prize! To register for this program, please call the library’s registration line at 604-937-4155 and leave your name and phone number. CPL Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier Street.

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Dec 19

2 – 3:30 p.m.

DEC 29

FREE

Celebrate the New Year with a brunch and entertainment from Gordy Van! Brunch will include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and hashbrowns.

574701 Th Dec 29 10 – 11:30 a.m.

$10.40

Please pre-register for any talk or lecture, even if it is free. If you plan to attend this will guarantee you a seat. We welcome drop-ins but cannot promise you’ll be admitted.

NOV 5

COPING WITH CHRISTMAS Christmas can be overwhelming for many reasons. Join compassionate conversations to open your heart and mind to what is really important to you. Mindfully cultivate greater peace and joy for yourself and loved ones! Facilitated by Fay Wong.

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Dec 2 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. $15.00

DEC 19

GRANDMA & ME: CHRISTMAS AT DOGWOOD Bring the little one in your life to celebrate the holiday season at Dogwood Pavilion. Enjoy making a Christmas craft, cookie decorating, and a Christmas singa-long. Geared towards children aged 3 – 6 years. Grandpa is welcome too!

572512 M Dec 19 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

$7.75

DEC 14

HOLIDAY STRESS Do you find yourself repeatedly experiencing stress over the holiday season? Learn how to identify and release limiting patterns to open yourself to a holistic approach for overall wellness and balance. A more joyous and relaxing holiday season awaits! Instructor: Fay Wong.

582705 W Dec 14 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $15.00

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Register at coquitlam.ca/registration or call 604-927-4386.


REGISTERED PROGRAMS DEC 1

ONLINE REGISTRATION WORKSHOP Learn how to register for programs at the pavilion from the comfort of your home. Our instructor will demonstrate and walk you through the process step by step. You will leave with an instruction handout so you can do it on your own. There will be the opportunity to ask questions. Be ready to register for the next session!

575923 Th Dec 1 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

CRAFTS: HOLIDAY GREETING CARDS Make 2 homemade holiday cards with volunteer instructor Anita Simson. All supplies included. Registration required.

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Dec 2 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$5.00

Design and create your own personalized card with volunteer Gloria Kovish.

574120 F

Dec 9 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$5.00

Free NOV 22 & 29

DEC 6 & 13

CRAFTS: COPPER CHRISTMAS DECORATION Use your imagination to create a personalized tree decoration out of copper, wire, and rock. Makes a beautiful gift. Supply costs of $5.00 payable to the instructor.

576015 Tu Dec 6 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 576016 Tu Dec 13 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$7.60 $7.60

CRAFTS: GEM TREES A gem tree is a wire structure that holds small polished tumbled stones. Bring your own 22 gauge wire and a large rock base for your tree. Tumbled stone supplied by instructor for $1.25 per gram.

576013 Tu Nov 22 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 576014 Tu Nov 29 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$7.60 $7.60

DEC 5 & 12

CRAFTS: SILVERSMITHING: SILVER ROSE Learn how to fold and form sheet silver to create a Christmas rose pendant. Additional fee payable to instructor to cover the cost of the silver.

576007 M Dec 5 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 576008 M Dec 12 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$7.60 $7.60

CRAFTS: HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE City gardeners will pass on their tips and tricks while assisting you to make a centerpiece for your holiday décor. All supplies are included.

572704 Th Dec 8 1 – 3 p.m.

$17.00

573848 Th Dec 15 1 – 3 p.m.

$17.00

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DEC 4

COOKING INDIAN FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON Give your menu an Indian twist during the festive season. Learn how to make pakoras (fried vegetable dumplings) and butter paneer (vegetarian option for butter chicken). We will also make

Register at coquitlam.ca/registration or call 604-927-4386.


REGISTERED PROGRAMS an Indian fruit relish/chutney to go with the pakoras. Food tasting is included. Instructor: Geeta Sethi.

573584 Su Dec 4 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $20.95 NOV 22

WINTERIZE YOUR SKINCARE Use essential oils, organic butters, and botanicals to customize your own headto-toe skincare in this hands-on class. Create a hydrating body lotion, shea butter lip balm, sugar lip polish, and a body exfoliant. You’ll receive recipes on hair rinses, detanglers, conditioners, dandruff control treatment, and deep conditioners. All supplies included in course fee.

572706 Tu Nov 22 6:30 – 9 p.m.

$40.00 NOV 25

SENSATIONAL SNOWFLAKES Create beautiful snowflakes to adorn your home and special gifts. A variety of methods will be introduced in simple step-by-step instructions. All levels of crafters welcome! Instructor: Fay Wong.

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Nov 25 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $15.00 DEC 16

COLOURING FUN SOCIAL: CHRISTMAS THEMES! Colouring isn’t just for kids anymore! Come for a social morning of colouring, with a light refreshment to share. Colour with others curious about this activity, which has been said to generate wellness, relaxation, brain stimulation, and joy. Bring your own colouring book and colouring supplies if you have them or come and share our colouring sheets and supplies.

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Dec 16 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $7.00

DEC 19

HOLIDAY CRAFTS SUPRISE! Join a morning of socializing and creating delightful surprises for your home or gifting to loved ones. No previous art experience required, only an open mind to explore, play, and have fun! Instructor: Fay Wong.

582707 M Dec 19 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $15.00

GLEN PINE HOLIDAY RAFFLE The Glen Pine 50 Plus Society will be having their annual Christmas raffle with fabulous prizes that have been donated from local vendors and members to celebrate the holiday season. Prizes will be on display and tickets purchased starting in November. Draw to be held at the Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

GLEN PINE PURDY’S CHOCOLATE SALE Order forms for Glen Pine’s Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser are now available. Please ask the hostess on duty in the hub to place an order. Cheques payable to the Glen Pine 50 Plus Society. Order deadline is Friday, November 18. Pick up is Wednesday, November 30.

Register at coquitlam.ca/registration or call 604-927-4386.


SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

NOVEMBER SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY 1

• Klondike Gold Rush • Flu Clinic

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

2 • Android Basics Phone & Tablet

3 • Carpet Bowling Tournament • Indian Cooking

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7

• Healthy Indian Vegetarian Meals

8

• Doodle Joy • Flu Clinic • Slideshow on Turkey

• Flu Clinic • North to Alaska and Beyond

9

• The World of Stamps • Social Media Twitter & Pinterest • Apple Mac OS X

4

• Bus Trip Joseph & His Amazing

5

Technicolour Dreamcoat

• Mobile Fall Prevention Clinic • Understanding Hearing Loss • Enhancing Health Promotion Techniques

• Lifesizing series Strata Living • Learn About the COMPASS Card • Pure & Simple Soap Making • Core, Balance & Strength Training for Women

• Introduction to Computers

SATURDAY

10 • Fitness Starter Program • Remembrance Day Luncheon

REMEMBRANCE DAY FACILITY CLOSED

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12

18

19

• Transition to Life in Care • Flu Clinic • Alpine Fitness Centre Orientation

13

14 • Smart Talk on Strata Living • Theologians Café

20 • Old Fashioned Bazaar

• Strata Living Dollars and Cents

• Poetry Adventures in Verse

• Introduction to PowerPoint • Philosophers Cafe • Tulia, Kilimanjaro & Elfin Lake

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27

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28 • Earthquake Preparedness • Financial Literacy • Revolutionary Approach to Stress

16 • Of Ice & Mammals Fossils from the close of the Ice Age in the Salish Sea • Life in Residential Care • Food Skills for Families • Live Caelestra

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• Crafts Gem Trees • BC Graced by Nature’s Palette Frank Townsley Book Talk • Introduction to PowerPoint • iPad Introduction • Armchair Travelling • Bus Trip Grand Villa Casino • Winterize Your Skincare

• Introduction to Watercolour • Living Free from Pain • Core, Balance & Strength Training for Women

LEGEND: Special Events   Bus Trips   Registered Programs

• Protecting What Matters Most • Line Dance Social • Bus Trip Tea & Trumpets • Home for the Holidays • Fitness Starter Program

23 • Steve Elliott’s Elvis Gospel Show • Windows 10 Introduction • Retirement Math

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• Beginners Excel • Crafts Gem Trees • Bus Trip Sylvia Hotel & Pacific Centre

17 • Translink Compass Card • Smartphone & Tablet Support Session • Introduction to Computers • Making Greeting Cards • Learn to Play Canasta • Enhancing Health Promotion Techniques

24 • iPad introduction • Summer in Winter Luncheon • Life-Sizing The Cost of Strata Living

• Dancing With the Stars • Bus Trip VSO Best of Broadways

25 • Enhancing Health Promotion Techniques • Sensational Snowflakes

• Bus Trip Forever Plaid

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• Lights at Lafarge Lake

30 • Make Up & Skin Care for Women • Colouring Fun Social • Living With What You Have • Protection in the Cyber World

Register at coquitlam.ca/registration or call 604-927-4386.


SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR

DECEMBER SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY 1

• Online Registration Workshop • Bus Trip Heritage Woods Tea

SATURDAY 2

3

• Holiday Greeting Cards • Bus Trip Massey Theatre Christmas • Coping with Christmas

• CALM Workshop for Seniors

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5

• Drama Club Presentation • Silversmithing Silver Rose • Cooking Festive Indian

11 • Songsters Concert

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• Stress How to deal with it • Windows 10 Upgrade • Copper Christmas Decoration • Drama Club Presentation • Alpine Fitness Centre • Winter Watercolour Orientation Scene Workshop • Bus Trip Dickens Christmas High Tea

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13

• Silversmithing Silver Rose

• Copper Christmas Decoration

• Theologians Café

• Armchair Travelling • Winter Watercolour Scene Workshop • Yoga for the Food Bank with Loura

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19

8 • Drama Club Presentation • Holiday Centerpiece

• Holiday Stress • Christmas Luncheon

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21

• Bus Trip Traditional Christmas VSO

10

• Making Greeting Cards • Building Legacy • Friday Night Dance Social

16 • Colouring Fun Social • Yoga for the Food Bank with Loura

• Christmas Lunch

• Planned Tax Will • Making a Picture Movie • Holiday Walk at Lafarge Lake

9 • Christmas Dinner

• Learn About the COMPASS Card • Fitness Starter Program

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20

• Grandma & Me • Christmas Tea at the Library

• Holiday Variety Show

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22

17 • Line Dance Social

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• Fitness Starter Program

24 CLOSED CLOSED

• Holiday Crafts Surprise

25 MERRY CHRISTMAS! CLOSED

26 CLOSED CLOSED

27 CLOSED

28 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LEGEND: Special Events   Bus Trips   Registered Programs

New Year’s Brunch

30 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

CLOSED

CLOSED

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10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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CLOSED CLOSED Regular hours resume Jan 3/2017

Register at coquitlam.ca/registration or call 604-927-4386.


LAST CHANCE TO BE PART OF THE STORY!

LIGHTS AT LAFARGE

November 26  |  2:00 – 5:30 p.m. With a mug of steaming hot chocolate, join your family and friends at Lafarge Lake for the grand finale of Coquitlam 125. Enjoy the songs of the season and watch a special screening of the Coquitlam 125 celebration film and unveiling of the legacy art project. And then get prepared to be awestruck when the seasonal light display of more than 50,000 lights is turned on—watch for something special!

coquitlam125.ca/lights This is an outdoor/indoor event at Town Centre Park and the Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Visit coquitlam125.ca—your source for all things celebration in 2016!   CITYOFCOQUITLAM  |  #COQUITLAM125


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