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PROGRAM GUIDE Coquitlam’s Program Guide has a full listing and detailed descriptions of all our recreation programs – typical classes like swimming and fitness plus new and interesting offerings like Bollywood Dance for Kids, Adulting 101 and Nature Tots (Adult & Child). You can pick it up at any City facility or view it and register online at coquitlam.ca/programguide.

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Throwback to 2012 - Shannon & her son Davis enjoying some hot chocolate at Lights at Lafarge.

elcome to the Winter 2018 edition of The Tri-City News’ My Tri-Cities magazine. Just as The Tri-City News is proud to be a trusted and valued part of a vibrant and growing community — as we’ve been for more than 30 years — we’re also thrilled to bring you this guide to everything you’ve ever wanted to do here. Are you looking for a place to enjoy the winter time? My Tri-Cities has it. Want to find an amazing restaurant? We’ve got those. Do you like community festivals and events? There’s a full roster on these pages.

take the whole family for active family fun? My Tri-Cities also features arts and cultural happenings in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody along with a variety of parks and recreation facilities and activities, plus many sporting events. Whatever you love to do — and whatever you love about this community — My Tri-Cities has something for you. So get out into Your Tri-Cities and explore what our community has to offer.

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NOVEMBER NOV. 23 PUCK TIME

NOV. 24 LIGHTS AT LAFARGE

NOV. 24 CHRISTMAS AT LEIGH SQUARE

The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Penticton team at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m.

Kick off the festive season at Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam, where the city will have its annual lights display on until Jan. 20, from dusk to 11 a.m. nightly. The launch is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with entertainment, food trucks and family fun.

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NOV. 24 MERENGUE

NOV. 25 SING, DANCE!

NOV. 29 CHRISTIAN TUNES

Slip on your dancing shoes and some comfortable clothes for the weekly Hot Salsa Dance Zone lesson (at 8 p.m.) and party (from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Admission is $10; free parking.

The finals for the annual Youth Talent Search BC competition are at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody).

Composer Thomas Hogge’s song will be showcased in a Christian musical called Forever and Ever, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The concert with the 12-member The New Jerusalem Project Band starts at 7 p.m.

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Members of the Youth Arts Council at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) host Teen Day from 2 to 4 p.m. for students aged 13 to 17. Admission is free.

NOV. 24 GERMAN XMAS Winter celebrations start with Advent in Germany. Four weeks before Christmas Eve, the tablecloths come out, baking is started and a wreath is put together with a candle to light on the next four Sundays. From noon to 3 p.m. at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) bake speculatius and lebkuchen, enjoy a slice of stollen and take home an old fashioned Advent calendar. The cost is $15 per person. The event is suitable for ages 12 and up. ❱ coquitlamheritage.ca NOV. 24 TREASURES OF CHRISTMAS GALA IN SUPPORT OF CROSSROADS HOSPICE Join us to kick off the holiday season. Your ticket includes dinner buffet, entertainment, dancing, live and silent auctions, raffles and so much more. Proceeds go toward providing comfort, compassion and dignity for those living with a terminal illness. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). Tickets are $125.

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❱ evergreenculturalcentre.ca NOV. 29 LEIGH SQUARE WRITERS GROUP Socialize, discuss writing projects and share feedback on your scripts, poetry, novels, short stories, comics, and lyrics. Meets every second Thursday throughout the year at Leigh Square. Remaining meetup dates in 2018 are Nov 29 and Dec 13. NOV. 30 CHRISTMAS TIME The Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair runs from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight in the Poirier Forum in Coquitlam, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 2. Entry is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and no charge for kids under 12. ❱ coquitlamcrafts.com NOV. 30 CROSSROADS COFFEEHOUSE Raising funds and awareness for the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice, the Coffeehouse series is an exciting evening combining an Open Mic session with performances by musicians from the lower mainland. Join the fun from 7-10pm in the Michael Wright Art Gallery at Leigh Square.

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DECEMBER

DEC. 6 AGM, SILENT AUCTION

DEC. 7 HOCKEY GAME

DEC. 1 HOLIDAY PIER

The Burke Mountain Naturalists hold their annual general meeting and silent auction at the King of Life of Lutheran Church (1198 Falcon Dr., Coquitlam).

The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Trail players at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m.

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DEC. 6 HOLIDAY SONGS

MORE SHOPPING The Coquitlam Farmers Market Christmas fair starts at 9 a.m. in the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam).

Bring your friends and neighbours at Rocky Point Park (2800-block of Murray Street, Port Moody) for the annual Holiday Cheer at the Pier, from 6 to 8 p.m. Warm up with some hot chocolate while you listen to carol singers, and ride the holiday mini train with your children or grandchildren, and help the kids write a letter to Santa. Free admission.

The Coquitlam Chorale Christmas Concert is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

Jazz pianist and arranger Bill Mays leads the Toronto Chamber Jazz Septet in a holidaythemed concert at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with jazz musicians Neil Swainson, bass; Terry Clarke, drums; PJ Perry, woodwinds; Perry White, woodwinds; Campbell Ryga, woodwinds; and Jack Stafford, woodwinds. The show at 8 p.m. is part of the venue’s TD Music Series.

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Slip on your dancing shoes and some comfortable clothes for the weekly Hot Salsa Dance Zone lesson (at 8 p.m.) and party (from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Admission is $10; free parking.

Create a unique holiday wreath in a creative, family friendly workshop. Held from 6-8pm at the Outlet in Leigh Square. Bring your creativity, and we’ll provide the tree clippings, holly, pinecones, and decorative materials. $10 to register.

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Celebrate the holidays with the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St., Port Moody) by climbing aboard its 1920s passenger train car, the Venosta, while it is decorated for the season. Enjoy tea, hot chocolate and baked foods while listening to Christmas music and spending time with friends and family. Reserve a spot by calling 604-939-1648.

Jake’s Gift, a multi-award winning Canadian play about a WWII veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France, for the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, runs until Nov. 15 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam).

The Port Moody Film Society screens Made in Dagenham at 7:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Admission is $5 plus a $5 society membership.

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❱ portmoodymuseum.org DEC. 9 HERITAGE AFTERNOON Join staff at the Coquitlam Heritage Society at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) for tours of the current Heirlooms & Treasures and winter seasonal exhibits. Reflections: A Holiday Mosaic runs from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation. ❱ coquitlamheritage.ca DEC. 9 LANTERN MAKING & STORYTELLING TEA SALON Over a warm cup of tea, learn how to tell your story and hear the inspiring stories of others. Make lanterns inspired by those from the people of China, Iran, Korean and the West and enjoy live music performances and other fun surprises. Place de Arts (112o Brunette Ave, Coquitlam) 2:00pm. Admission is free. ❱ placedesarts.ca

DEC. 12 STORY TIME Coquitlam Public Library librarians read a tale next to the fireplace at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) at 6:30 p.m. Families can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and cookies, too. Registration is required; admission is by donation. ❱ coquitlamheritage.ca DEC. 12 ARM KNITTING WORKSHOP Learn to knit an infinity scarf using your arms. This holiday season workshop is open to children(6+) and adults and runs from 6-8pm in the Outlet at Leigh SquAre. Material included. $10 to register. ❱ experienceit.ca DEC. 14 ICE TIME The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Chilliwack Chiefs at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. ❱ coquitlamexpress.ca

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Music for youth, by youth. Listen to local performers, meet new musicians, jam or perform at the Michael Wright Art Gallery in Leigh Square. Free DEC. 15 LATIN BEATS Slip on your dancing shoes and some comfortable clothes for the weekly Hot Salsa Dance Zone lesson (at 8 p.m.) and party (from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Admission is $10; free parking. ❱ evergreenculturalcentre.ca DEC. 16 GYPSY JAZZ Keith Bennett and L.J. Mounteney join Van Django for their Cool Yule: A Swingin’ Christmas Show — gypsy jazz style — at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The show is part of Evergreen’s TD Music Series. ❱ evergreenculturalcentre.ca

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The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Powell River players at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 3 p.m.

A Rat Pack tribute band makes its way from Las Vegas to the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) for a concert at 8 p.m. in the Molson Canadian Theatre.

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Ring in the New Year at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) with a special show featuring tributes to ABBA and Elton John plus a performance by the Moon Coin Dance Band. ❱ hardrockcasinovancouver.com

Stage 43 Theatrical Society opens its second show of the season: the female version of The Odd Couple, until Jan. 19 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The shows are at 8 p.m. (2 p.m. on Jan. 13). ❱ evergreenculturalcentre.ca

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Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) hosts a reception to open And then there were none by Fiona Howarth, A Celebration of Colour and Abstraction by Alcohol Inks and FLOW: Nature, Art and Mind by Janet Strayer. The event starts at 7 p.m.

The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Surrey team at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 12 p.m.

Blind Date, a production by the Arts Club Theatre on Tour, runs until Jan. 26 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 8 p.m. Experience all the exhilaration and excitement of new love as Mimi goes on a blind date with a different man every night, plucked right out of the audience (there is a 3 p.m. matinee on Jan. 26).

❱ placedesarts.ca JAN. 11 HOCKEY GAME The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Chilliwack Chiefs at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. ❱ coquitlamexpress.ca JAN. 12 MERENGUE Slip on your dancing shoes and some comfortable clothes for the weekly Hot Salsa Dance Zone lesson (at 8 p.m.) and party (from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Admission is $10; free parking. ❱ evergreenculturalcentre.ca JAN. 13 HOCKEY GAME The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Alberni Valley players at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 3 p.m. ❱ coquitlamexpress.ca

❱ coquitlamexpress.ca JAN. 18 HOCKEY NIGHT The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Langley crew at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. ❱ coquitlamexpress.ca JAN. 19 SCOTLAND’S BARD Head over to Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) for its annual celebration of Scotland’s National Bard, Robbie Burns. Fiddler and faculty member Rosie Carver with Celtic band Blackthorn and a special guest piper feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns’ songs and poems. The music starts at 7 p.m. or come at 5:30 p.m. for the small buffet. ❱ placedesarts.ca JAN. 19 ALBERTO, TERESA Slip on your dancing shoes and some comfortable clothes for the weekly Hot Salsa Dance Zone lesson (at 8 p.m.) and party (from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Admission is $10; free parking. ❱ evergreenculturalcentre.ca

❱ evergreenculturalcentre.ca JAN. 26 HOT SALSA Get on your dancing shoes and some comfortable clothes for the weekly Hot Salsa Dance Zone lesson (at 8 p.m.) and party (from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.) in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Admission is $10; free parking. ❱ evergreenculturalcentre.ca

FEBRUARY FEB. 1 ADULT-ONLY ART Learn to make your own book with artist Dawn Livera during an adult-only pARTy@PdA. Using traditional and some unconventional techniques, Dawn will inspire you to explore your creativity and make each book a personal artistic statement. Enjoy complimentary sweet and savoury tidbits and, perhaps, purchase a glass of Burgundy to help get your creative juices flowing. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). ❱ placedesarts.ca WINTER 2018 | MY TRI-CITIES | 17


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FEB. 1 HOCKEY GAME

FEB. 15 ART RECEPTIONS

The Coquitlam Express Jr. A Hockey Club takes on the Chilliwack Chiefs at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m.

Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) hosts a reception to open Wildlife Friends by Ronald George Straight, Fashion & Hats! by the My Artist’s Corner and Belonging: Treasured Pieces of Our Past by the Coquitlam Heritage Society. The event starts at 7 p.m.

❱ coquitlamexpress.ca FEB. 2 BRO-SIS Cheng2Duo — named one of CBC Music’s 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30 — performs at 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). The brother- and sister duo is formed by 20-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng, recipient of the 2017 Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize, and pianist Silvie Cheng, recipient of the Roy M. Rubinstein Award for exceptional promise in piano performance.

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FELICE WOMEN’S CHOIR Music director and conductor Mr. Andrea Kim’s community based choir pursues excellence in performance and celebrates a varied repertoire from classical to folk and pop. Free to watch every Thursday from 10:30am – 12:30pm in the Michael Wright Art Gallery at Leigh Square. To participate, contact Mr. Kim at 778-554-9917.

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SPIRIT OF GIVING Here are a few charitable or non-profit organizations that would benefit from a donation this holiday season – it’s the gift that keeps on giving! SHARE Give back and get involved. You can volunteer at our Gift Wrap, host your own food drive or toy drive, raise money, donate food and or come out and volunteer at a Food Drive. We encourage you to take the spirit of giving this holiday season to help your fellow community members and SHARE by giving back this Christmas. We are preparing to provide Christmas Hampers to 1,800 Tri-Cities families. We expect 2,215 children and youth will receive their Christmas toys through our Christmas program. Please visit our website for more information on registering for a Christmas program, or to donate. ❱ sharesociety.ca CROSSROADS HOSPICE SOCIETY Since 1988 Crossroads Hospice Society has provided compassionate care to those affected by the end-of-life experience. We operate the Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice in Port Moody and provide grief and bereavement support to the residents of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Ioco, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Donations can be made on-line, by phone or by mail. Treasures of Christmas Gala is Sat. Nov 24th.

Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s primary purpose is to raise funds and awareness to improve the health of our community through donations to Eagle Ridge Hospital (ERH). Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s primary purpose is to raise funds and awareness to improve the health of our community through donations to Eagle Ridge Hospital. Donate online. ❱ erhf.ca COMMUNITY VENTURES SOCIETY Open doors to opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families so that they live the life they choose. We are committed to enhancing the quality of our services through advocacy, innovation and collaboration. We strive to inspire the community to join us in creating positive social change. Donate Online. ❱ communityventures.ca BCSPCA – TRI-CITIES The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization which relies primarily on community donations to help animals in need. Please join us in the fight against animal cruelty! Donate on line. ❱ spca.bc.ca/locations/tri-cities I AM SOMEONE The I am Someone campaign to End Bullying was founded in late 2012 and strives To educate and empower individuals, businesses and communities to be the effective change to end the hurt from bullying through support and technology.

PORT MOODY FOUNDATION The goals of the Port Moody Foundation are to: promote and encourage endeavours in the fields of arts and culture, heritage, ecology, sports and recreation and social betterment primarily to benefit those living within the City of Port Moody to support, develop and enhance parks, cultural, recreational and community facilities in the City of Port Moody promote capital projects in the City of Port Moody for cultural, recreational and community activities; Donate Online. ❱ portmoodyfoundation.ca COQUITLAM FOUNDATION The Coquitlam Foundation envisions a community where quality of life is enhanced by residents and organizations creating lasting legacies by contributing to endowment funds that benefit a broad range of eligible organizations. Donate online. ❱ coquitlamfoundation.com POCO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION The mission of the Port Coquitlam Foundation is to bring together local Poco based charities doing high value work with donors who are seeking to give back to the city. ❱ pocofoundation.com

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CRAFT FAIRS CHRISTMAS IN LEIGH SQUARE: PORT COQUITLAM WINTER ARTISAN MARKET NOV. 23 4:00PM-8:00PM NOV. 24 10:00AM-6:00PM Join us for unique crafts, home baked goods, confections and food trucks. Free Admission ❱ pocochristmasfair.com CHRISTMAS BAZAAR COQUITLAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOV. 24 9:30 AM-2:30 PM 948 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam ❱ www.hiscpc.org CHRISTMAS BAZZAR TRINITY UNITED CHURCH NOV. 24 10:00AM-2:00PM 2211 Prairie Ave, Port Coquitlam

COQUITLAM CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR NOV. 30 5:00PM-9:00PM DEC. 1 10:00AM-4:00PM DEC. 2 10:00AM-4:00PM Poirier Forum, 618 Poirier St. Coquitlam Adults $3, Seniors $2 Children 12 & under FREE

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AT PLACE DES ARTS Looking for locally made, eco-friendly gifts? Stop by the annual Christmas boutique featuring handcrafted ornaments, decorations as well as an abundance of artful gifts. 1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam

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ANMORE ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS MARKET DEC. 1 10:00AM-2:00PM Anmore Elementary School Gym (30 Elementary Rd, Anmore)

PORT MOODY WINTER FARMERS MARKET EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL APRIL 28TH 10:00AM-2:00PM Port Moody Recreation Centre(100 Ioco Road, Port Moody) No markets on Dec 30 or April 21

PORT MOODY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR DEC. 8 10:00AM-4:00PM City Hall Galleria Over 35 vendors selling a variety of handrafted items, raffle prizes, snacks and entertainment. All proceeds to SHARE. ❱ pmcraftfair.com COQUITLAM FARMERS MARKET CHRISTMAS MARKET SATURDAY DEC. 8 9:00AM-4:00PM Poirier Sports & Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) Free admission ❱ makebakegrow.com

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