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When Angela approached me, asking if I would be interested in working for What’s On I was ecstatic. I was just wrapping up my artist residency with the City of Port Coquitlam and I knew it was the perfect opportunity to get to know the place I call home on an even more intimate level. My entire life I have thought of myself as a writer. I penned my first poem at age six. But only in the past two years have I finally shifted my view of writing from something I occasionally did as a hobby to accepting it as the Thing I Was Meant To Do. Those caps are there intentionally; my editor brain hurts a little allowing them, but the emphasis is necessary to show the weight I believe the statement holds. We’re talking passion. And anything less than full commitment to the craft at this point would inevitably leave me feeling less than a complete individual. I just wouldn’t be “write”. Which leads me to my philosophy – one I really worked at polishing when I gave myself over to the writing world.

Embrace life. Share stories. Build community. That’s who I am in my writing and who I am as a mother, wife, friend, volunteer, and resident. Those six words tell you everything you need to know about me, and are a touchstone for myself when I need a reminder. When I was presented with the chance to join the team at What’s On, it was as if my motto was coming to life. To be in a position that allows me to practise so much of what I love while still having the room to grow, learn, and explore has felt like a dream. To be given access to the lives of Port Coquitlam citizens, to comprehend the visions of local businesses, and to witness the drive behind Tri-Cities organizations has been a privilege. And to be able to help shape articles and tell the manyfaceted, evolving story of this city and its surrounding area is truly inspirational.

We welcome your article submissions. To make this a great community resource we encourage all to submit articles and non profit profiles relating to our community. Please note that all submissions will be edited and formatted. For information on the specific requirements please email Angela or Leah.

Where Can I Get My Copy? Visit www.whatsonpoco.ca/locations for a complete list of our pick up locations. If you would like to see What’s On! Port Coquitlam in your business, please contact us at angela@whatsonpoco.ca To view this issue online, please visit www.whatsonpoco.ca. What’s On! Port Coquitlam is published under licence from Blueberry Publications by Andersen Barker and Company.

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Another fabulous event for the 7th Annual PoCo Heritage Christmas Tree Festival! Poco Heritage has successfully organized this popular annual event with businesses, community groups and non-profits throughout the City of Port Coquitlam decorating their trees for the residents to view and vote for their favourites! This is such an important event, bringing the community together. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who participated and supported this family community event. 7th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Awards Ceremony PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives Sat Jan 11 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join us as we hand out the awards to our winning Christmas Tree Festival trees! All are welcome; light refreshments will be served.

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and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more.

January 6, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more

Lego Club 3:30-4:30pm Terry Fox Library We have the LEGO®, you bring your imagination. Try out our KEVA® Planks too! Kids ages 5 and up come join us after school! Drop in.

January 7, 2020 Off the Grid 7:00pm-9:00pm Leigh Square Creating “Instant Sonic Art,” musicians improvise and react spontaneously to other players and the overall sound produced. New musicians and listeners are welcome. Please call 604.789.3456. Group meets every second Tuesday. FREE January 8, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children

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Bullet Journaling 7:00-8:00pm Terry Fox Library What is this bullet journaling thing? It’s a fun creative, analog method to schedule and be organized. Look beyond your phone to be organized and stay sane! Join us to find out more. January 9, 2020 English Practice Group 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Terry Fox Library - Port Coquitlam Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services. Drop in.

Leigh Square Writers Group 6:30-8pm The Gathering Place in Leigh Square Discuss writing projects and share feedback on your scripts, poetry, novels, short stories, comics, and lyrics. You are encouraged to purchase a Friends of Leigh Square annual membership, $20 Adult, $10 Senior/Youth. Visit experienceit. ca to purchase your membership. For more information on FLSS visit pocoarts.ca, @pocoarts on Facebook, or email pocoarts@gmail. com January 10, 2020 Babytime 10:15 am – 10:45 am Terry Fox Library Make language fun! Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize.

Pop-Up Storytime: Hyde Creek 11:30 am - 12:00 pm • Free Hyde Creek Recreation Centre The Terry Fox Library is bringing Storytime to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre! Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Full Moon Reiki Meditation 1230-1:45pm Sadhana Yoga & Sound 2559 Shaughnessy Street (upstairs) Join Cecilia for this beautiful full moon in Taurus! In this class you will pull a card, be guided in a meditation connecting to this moon energy releasing what it is you need to release. While in meditation enjoying and receiving some beautiful reiki energy healing. What to bring... come comfy Journal & pen Water Soul investment $20 To register for this class email mindheartsoul888@gmail.com

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January 11, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more 7th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Awards Ceremony 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives Join us as we hand out the awards to our winning Christmas Tree Festival trees! All are welcome; light refreshments will be served. January 13, 2020 Adult Colouring Club 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Terry Fox Library Colouring is not just for kids anymore! Come chill out and colour. We’ll provide the colouring pages, pencil crayons and refreshments. Movie Night 6:00-8:00pm Terry Fox Library Come to the library for a free movie and popcorn! We will be showing an assortment of highly rated films. Drop in. January 14, 2020 Speech and Language Drop-In Clinic 10:00 am – 11:30 am Terry Fox Library Drop in and talk with one of the Health Unit’s Speech-Language Pathologists for 5 to 10 minutes. Your child will receive a brief screening of his or her communications skills. You will receive help for your child’s speech and language development. This clinic is for children who have not yet been referred. It is best suited for families who are not sure if a referral is needed. Clients are seen on the basis of first-come, first-served. Drop in. January 15, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more January 16, 2020 English Practice Group 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Terry Fox Library - Port Coquitlam Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services. Drop in. Access Tri-Cities 11:15am -1:15pm Samz Neighbourhood Pub Port Coquitlam Access Tri-Cities networking group for businesses owners and entrepreneurs who believe in fostering human relationships in order to be able to refer them to others. This group has had some incredible success in referring each other to friends, relatives and their own network. Some

great co-operative partnerships have been fostered through this group. Cultural Roundtable 5pm-7pm FREE Michael Wright Art Gallery This lively networking event is open to everyone interested in arts, culture and heritage in Port Coquitlam. This event is a great opportunity to meet local artists and representatives from arts, culture and heritage organizations, as well as Arts & Culture staff from the City of Port Coquitlam. PoCo Sticks and Stitches 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Terry Fox Library Calling all knitters and stitchers! Work on your knitting, crochet or needlework projects while chatting with other crafters on the first and third Thursday of each month. Drop in. January 17, 2020 Babytime 10:15 am – 10:45 am Terry Fox Library Make language fun! Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize. Pop-Up Storytime: Hyde Creek 11:30 am - 12:00 pm • Free Hyde Creek Recreation Centre The Terry Fox Library is bringing Storytime to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre! Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. January 18, 2020 As You Wish 9:30am - 11:30am Dogwood Pavilion, Mike Butler Room Open to ages 7 - 16 Theatrix Youtheatre Society is holding auditions for its spring production of As You Wish, an original musical based on The Princess Bride. To audition you must register for the program online, all registered students will be cast in the production. TO REGISTER: www.theatrixyoutheatre.com Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more. January 20, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more.

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Adult Colouring Club 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Terry Fox Library Colouring is not just for kids anymore! Come chill out and colour. We’ll provide the colouring pages, pencil crayons and refreshments. Movie Night 6:00-8:00pm Terry Fox Library Come to the library for a free movie and popcorn! We will be showing an assortment of highly rated films. Drop in. January 21, 2020 Off the Grid 7:00pm-9:00pm Leigh Square Creating “Instant Sonic Art,” musicians improvise and react spontaneously to other players and the overall sound produced. New musicians and listeners are welcome. Please call 604.789.3456. Group meets every second Tuesday. FREE Reading Buddies 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Children in kindergarten to grade 3 get extra reading practice with a teen volunteer. This is a great way to improve reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Reading Buddies – Teen Volunteers 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Help kids read! Get a reference, volunteer hours and some seriously good karma. Teen Advisory Group 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Terry Fox Library Come tell the library what teens want. This looks great on your resume and you get volunteer hours. Oh yeah, the snacks are good too. Drop in. January 22, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Coffee Mug Book Club 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Terry Fox Library Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. New members are welcome to join. Please attend a meeting to register. Artist Demonstrations 7-9pm Outlet Tony O’Regan Free professional artist demos inspire you to pick up your brush and get creative. These free visual art demonstrations also help ensure access to arts programming for all members of the community. All Art Focus Demos are held at The Outlet in Leigh Square and are free and open to all members of the community. We welcome all artists, from emerging

to professional and meet three times a month. For more info on our club visit: WEBSITE: artfocusartists.wixsite.com/afaa January 23, 2020 English Practice Group 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Terry Fox Library - Port Coquitlam Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services. Drop in. Robbie Burns Lunch (19Yrs +) 12:30pm Po-Co Community Centre $15 Aye, dust off your bagpipes, don a kilt and enjoy a traditional Scottish Meal while we share in a tribute to Scotland’s most beloved bard. (39436) Exhibition Opening Reception 6pm-8pm – Free Michael Wright Art Gallery The Michael Wright Art Gallery (MWAG) and Outlet Gallery feature a rotating program of exhibitions by local and regional artists. Both galleries are free to the public. Our first exhibition of 2020 will feature the work of Pierre Leichner, Edzy Edzed, Desmond Wilson, Bruce Campbell, and Patricia Gaspar. The free reception takes place on January 23, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Michael Wright Art Gallery (2253 Leigh Square Place) and adjacent Outlet Gallery (2248 McAllister Avenue). Leigh Square Writers Group 6:30-8pm The Gathering Place in Leigh Square Discuss writing projects and share feedback on your scripts, poetry, novels, short stories, comics, and lyrics. You are encouraged to purchase a Friends of Leigh Square annual membership, $20 Adult, $10 Senior/Youth. Visit experienceit.ca to purchase your membership. For more information on FLSS visit pocoarts. ca, @pocoarts on Facebook, or email pocoarts@gmail.com January 24, 2020 Babytime 10:15 am – 10:45 am Terry Fox Library Make language fun! Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize. Pop-Up Storytime: Hyde Creek 11:30 am - 12:00 pm • Free Hyde Creek Recreation Centre The Terry Fox Library is bringing Storytime to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre! Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

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January December 2020 January- --December December2020 2020 January Join us in creating your own beautiful masterpiece using paint and markers, plus nature’s Joinususinincreating creatingyour yourown ownbeautiful beautifulmasterpiece masterpieceusing usingpaint paintand and markers, markers, plus plus nature’s nature’s Join art supplies feathers, wood, pine cones, nuts, flowers, and leaves! artsupplies supplies- -feathers, feathers,wood, wood,pine pinecones, cones,nuts, nuts,flowers, flowers,and andleaves! leaves! art

Register: info@pocoheritage.org/(604) 927-8403 $5.00/person Register: info@pocoheritage.org/(604) info@pocoheritage.org/(604)927-8403 927-8403 $5.00/person $5.00/person Register:

Exhibit Group Tours Exhibit Group Tours

January January -- December December 2020 2020 January - December 2020 Explore Explore Port Port Coquitlam’s Coquitlam’s early early history history in in our our exhibit, exhibit, “The “The ‘F’ ‘F’ Words: Words: Flu, Flu, Fire, Fire, Flood, Flood, and and Explore Port Coquitlam’s early history in our exhibit, “The ‘F’ Words: Flu, Fire, Flood, and Financial Fears”! Learn more about the four ruinous events that could have spelled Financial Fears”! Learn more about the four ruinous events that could have spelled Financial Fears”! Learn more about the fourCoquitlam ruinous eventsSpanish that could have spelled disaster disaster for for the the newly newly created created City City of of Port Port Coquitlam –– the the Spanish Flu, Flu, aa raging raging disaster for the newly created City ofand Portan Coquitlam –financial the Spanish Flu, a raging downtown crash. downtown fire, fire, aa devastating devastating flood, flood, and an economic economic financial crash. We We explore explore how how the the downtown fire, a devastating flood, and an economic financial crash. We explore how the city’s resilient spirit and persistence in the face of adversity carried them through these city’s resilient spirit and persistence in the face of adversity carried them through these city’s resilient spirit persistence in the face of adversity carried them through these troubled times into aa prosperous future. troubled times into and prosperous future. troubled times into a prosperous future.

Register: Register: info@pocoheritage.org/(604) info@pocoheritage.org/(604) 927-8403 927-8403 $2.00/person $2.00/person Register: info@pocoheritage.org/(604) 927-8403 $2.00/person

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Storytime Storytime Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays,

PoCo Sticks and Stitches PoCo Sticks Stitches Thursdays, Janand 16, Feb 6 and Feb 20,

Mondays, Saturdays, Jan 6 toWednesdays, Feb 29, 10:15 am – 10:45 am Jan 6 to Feb (except Feb29,17)10:15 am – 10:45 am (except Feb 17) Introduce kids to the love of books and Introduce toStorytime. the love ofChildren books and languagekids with and language with Storytime. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, caregivers will enjoy songs, rhymes and interactive more. Dropstories, in. songs, rhymes and more. Drop in. in. Babytime in. Babytime Fridays, Jan 10 to Feb 28, 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Fridays, Jan 10 tofun! FebHelp 28, 10:15 – 10:45 am Make language youram baby develop Make language fun! Help your– enjoy baby develop speech and language skills bouncing, speech and language enjoy bouncing, singing and rhymingskills with –stories. Babytime singing and rhyming withactivity stories.for Babytime is a fun, social bonding babies is aand fun,caregivers. social bonding activity fortime babies You can spend after the and caregivers. You and can socialize. spend time after program to meet Drop in. the program to meet and socialize. Drop in.

Reading Buddies Reading Buddies Tuesdays, Jan 21 to Mar 10, 4 pm – 4:45 pm

Tuesdays, 21 to Mar 10,to4 grade pm – 4:45 ChildrenJan in kindergarten 3 getpm extra Children kindergarten grade 3 get extra readinginpractice with a to teen volunteer. This is reading with a teen volunteer. This is a greatpractice way to improve reading skills in a safe, a great way to improve reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Registration funstarts and friendly January environment. 2. Call or visit Registration the library. starts January 2. Call or visit the library.

Family Literacy Day: Family Literacy Day:Dark Family Forts After Friday,Forts Jan 24,After 5:30 pm – 7 pm Family Dark

ComeJan to the librarypm after Friday, 24, 5:30 – 7 hours pm for fort building and reading byhours flashlight. Fort Come to the library after for fort materials, and flashlight Fort provided. building andsnacks reading byaflashlight. Please bring extra space, materials, snacks andflashlights. a flashlightLimited provided. registration required. Please bring extra flashlights. Limited space, registration required.

Speech and Language Drop-in Clinic Tuesday,and JanLanguage 14, 10 am – 11:30 am Clinic Speech Drop-in Talk with one Tuesday, Jan 14,of10the amHealth – 11:30Unit’s am SpeechLanguage Pathologists for 5-10 Talk with one of the Health Unit’s minutes. Speech- Your child willPathologists receive a brief of their Language forscreening 5-10 minutes. Your communications skills.screening Drop in. of their child will receive a brief communications skills. Drop in.

LEGO® Club Wednesdays, LEGO® Club Jan 8 and Feb 12,

3:30 pm – 4:30 Wednesdays, Janpm 8 and Feb 12, We have the LEGO®, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm you bring your imagination. ourthe KEVA Planksyou too!bring Kidsyour agesimagination. 5 to 10. Drop WeTry have LEGO®, Try our KEVA Planks too! Kids ages 5 to 10. Drop

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Thursdays, 7 pm – 8:30Jan pm16, Feb 6 and Feb 20, 7Calling pm – 8:30 pm all knitters and stitchers! Work Calling knitterscrochet, and stitchers! Work on yourallknitting, or needlework on your knitting, crochet, or needlework projects while chatting with other crafters. projects other crafters. First andwhile thirdchatting Thursdaywith each month. Drop in. First and third Thursday each month. Drop in.

Movie Night Movie Night Mondays, Jan 13 to Mar 2, 6 pm – 8 pm

Mondays, Jan17) 13 to Mar 2, 6 pm – 8 pm (except Feb (except Come toFeb the17) library for a free movie! We will Come to thean library for a free movie!rated We will be showing assortment of highly be showing an assortment of highly rated films. Drop in. films. Drop in.

Ukulele Jam Ukulele Tuesdays,Jam Jan 28 and Feb 25, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesdays, 28 and Feb 25, pm All – 8:30 pm All “uked”Jan up and no place to 7jam? levels All up and place toatjam? All levels of “uked” experience areno welcome our fun and of experience arecircle. welcome relaxed ukulele Dropat in.our fun and relaxed ukulele circle. Drop in.

Coffee Mug Book Club Coffee MugJan Book Club Wednesdays, 22 and Feb 26, 7 pm – 8 pm

Wednesdays, Jan 22 and Feb 7 pma– 8 pm Meet fellow book lovers and 26, discuss selected title. Newlovers members are welcome to Meet fellow book and discuss a join. Please a meetingare to register. selected title.attend New members welcome to join. Please attend a meeting to register.

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Come tellJan the21 library what18,teens Tuesdays, and Feb 7 pmwant. – 8 pm Lookstell great your resume and want. you recieve Come theon library what teens volunteer Ohresume yeah, the snacks are Looks greathours. on your and you recieve good too.hours. Drop in. volunteer Oh yeah, the snacks are good too. Drop in.

Reading Buddies: Teen Volunteers Tuesdays, Buddies: Jan 21 to Mar 10, 4Volunteers pm – 4:45 pm Reading Teen Help kids Jan read! a reference, Tuesdays, 21Get to Mar 10, 4 pm volunteer – 4:45 pm hours and some seriously good karma. Help kids read! Get a reference, volunteer Registration required. hours and some seriously good karma. Registration required.

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Family Day Fun!

Get prepared with free guide

Join us on February 17 for Family Day Fun!

If a disaster happened right now – such as an earthquake, flood or major storm – would everyone in your family know what to do at home, school or work?

PORT COQUITLAM COMMUNITY CENTRE 1 - 5 PM • Family Day Skate - 1:30-3 pm & 3:15-4:45 pm • Shinny Hockey - 11:45 am - 1 pm • Ring, Stick & Puck - 1: 15-2:45 pm (4-12yrs) 3-4:30 pm (everyone welcome)

HYDE CREEK REC CENTRE 1 - 5 PM

Get your free copy of Are You Prepared?, the City’s resident emergency preparedness guide at City facilities or download it (along with additional resources) from portcoquitlam.ca/ep > Personal Preparedness.

Family Day Swim Enjoy our lap and leisure pools, river run, whirlpool, water slide and more! portcoquitlam/familyday

Join the Royal Party!

What you get to do Represent your city in the May Day Parade & perform at Opening Ceremonies.

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May 1 - Opening Ceremony May 9 - Rotary Parade May 9 - Party in the Square Info at - portcoquitlam.ca/maydays

Waste Sorting & Services Guide The easy-to-use Sort it Right FlipGuide is filled with information about WASTE SORTING & SER VICES the city’s waste services and how to sort waste properly. portcoquitlam.ca/wasteline CITY OF P RT COQU ITLAM

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Help keep our sidewalks safe Did you know that City bylaws require all residents and businesses to clear the public sidewalks along their property after a snowfall? This is important to ensure all pedestrians can get to their destination safely. Be a Good Neighbour this winter and help others who have physical difficulty shoveling their sidewalks. portcoquitlam.ca/snow

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Parsnip Soup An easy, luxurious, winter soup

Preparation time: Less than 30 mins - Cooking time: 30 mins - Serves 4

Ingredients

Method

1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4 1/4 cups / 1 lb 5oz / 600g parsnips, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 tsp dried red chilli flakes, plus extra to serve 1 3/4 pints hot vegetable stock 1 3/4 cups / 200 ml / 7fl oz double cream *

Preheat the oven to 400 F / Gas 6. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and cubed parsnips and fry for 4–5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When they are golden add the chilli flakes and fry for one more minute. Pour in the stock, stir and bring everything to a simmer. Cover with the lid and cook for 12–15 minutes, or until the parsnips are tender. Meanwhile, for the croutons, place the pieces of bread on a baking tray in a single layer and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle over the cheese, and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 5–10 minutes until crisp and golden. Remove the soup from the heat and blitz with a stick blender until smooth. Return to the heat, stir in the cream and heat through gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the soup topped with the croutons and a sprinkling of chilli flakes for a little more kick.

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the croutons 3 thick slices good bread, such as sourdough, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup / 55g / 2 oz Gruyère cheese, finely grated * * To veganise just swap for your favourite vegan substitutes

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Family Literacy Day - Family Forts After Dark 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Terry Fox Library Come to the library after hours for fort building and reading by flashlight! Fort materials, snacks and a flashlight provided. Please bring extra flashlights.

January 29, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more

January 25, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more

Coffee Mug Book Club 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Terry Fox Library Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. New members are welcome to join. Please attend a meeting to register.

January 27, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Adult Colouring Club 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Terry Fox Library Colouring is not just for kids anymore! Come chill out and colour. We’ll provide the colouring pages, pencil crayons and refreshments. Movie Night 6:00-8:00pm Terry Fox Library Come to the library for a free movie and popcorn! We will be showing an assortment of highly rated films. Drop in. January 28, 2020 Terrific Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am Terry Fox Library Have some fun at the library and make your Tuesday terrific! Join library staff on the last Tuesday of each month for crafts and other fun activities. This drop-in program is for teens and adults with developmental challenges and their caregivers. Reading Buddies 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Children in kindergarten to grade 3 get extra reading practice with a teen volunteer. This is a great way to improve reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Reading Buddies – Teen Volunteers 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Help kids read! Get a reference, volunteer hours and some seriously good karma. Ukulele Jam 7:00-8:30pm Terry Fox Library, All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed ukulele circle. Drop in

January 30, 2020 English Practice Group 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Terry Fox Library - Port Coquitlam Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services. Drop in. January 31, 2020 Babytime 10:15 am – 10:45 am Terry Fox Library Make language fun! Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize. Pop-Up Storytime: Hyde Creek 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Hyde Creek Recreation Centre Free The Terry Fox Library is bringing Storytime to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre! Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Movie Night in the Museum 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives Bring a pillow, blanket, or comfy chair and join us for a FREE, fun cinema adventure! Popcorn will be provided. February 1, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Learn Coding with LEGO® Robot EV3s 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Terry Fox Library Calling all kids ages 9 to 13! Add some excitement to your Saturday. Learn how to code a Lego EV3 Mindstorm robot. Program the robot to follow your instructions and watch it drive around the room. Limited space, please call or visit the library to register. February 03, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library

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Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Adult Colouring Club 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Terry Fox Library Colouring is not just for kids anymore! Come chill out and colour. We’ll provide the colouring pages, pencil crayons and refreshments. Movie Night 6:00-8:00pm Terry Fox Library Come to the library for a free movie and popcorn! We will be showing an assortment of highly rated films. Drop in. February 04, 2020 Reading Buddies 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Children in kindergarten to grade 3 get extra reading practice with a teen volunteer. This is a great way to improve reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Reading Buddies – Teen Volunteers 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Help kids read! Get a reference, volunteer hours and some seriously good karma.

February 5, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Coffee Mug Book Club 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Terry Fox Library Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. New members are welcome to join. Please attend a meeting to register. February 6, 2020 English Practice Group 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Terry Fox Library - Port Coquitlam Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services. Drop in. PoCo Sticks and Stitches 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Terry Fox Library Calling all knitters and stitchers! Work on your knitting, crochet or needlework projects while chatting with other crafters on the first and third Thursday of each month. Drop in.

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February 7, 2020 Babytime 10:15 am – 10:45 am Terry Fox Library Make language fun! Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize. Pop-Up Storytime: Hyde Creek 11:30 am - 12:00 pm • Free Hyde Creek Recreation Centre The Terry Fox Library is bringing Storytime to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre! Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. February 08, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Tri-City Wordsmiths 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Terry Fox Library Increase your knowledge and skill in the literary arts with the Tri-City Wordsmiths. Visit www.tri-citywordsmiths.ca for more information and monthly topics. Coquitlam Express Hockey Game Saturday Feb 8th at 7pm Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex Coquitlam Express is playing Victoria Grizzlies. This game will be a fan appreciation and fundraising event for Access Youth Outreach Services with a bouncy castle and face painting for the children. Tickets are $10/person and can be purchased by emailing callacom@dominionlending.ca. February 10, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Rhymes of Times 10:30-11:30am PoCo Heritage, 150-2248 McAllister Ave Join our guided reminiscing session for adults, and share your stories with the small group. Adult Colouring Club 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Terry Fox Library Colouring is not just for kids anymore! Come chill out and colour. We’ll provide the colouring pages, pencil crayons and refreshments. Movie Night 6:00-8:00pm Terry Fox Library

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Come to the library for a free movie and popcorn! We will be showing an assortment of highly rated films. Drop in. February 11, 2020 Reading Buddies 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Children in kindergarten to grade 3 get extra reading practice with a teen volunteer. This is a great way to improve reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Reading Buddies – Teen Volunteers 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Help kids read! Get a reference, volunteer hours and some seriously good karma. February 12, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Lego Club 3:30-4:30pm Terry Fox Library We have the LEGO®, you bring your imagination. Try out our KEVA® Planks too! Kids ages 5 and up come join us after school! Drop in. Coffee Mug Book Club 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Terry Fox Library Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. New members are welcome to join. Please attend a meeting to register. February 13, 2020 English Practice Group 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Terry Fox Library - Port Coquitlam Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services. Drop in. February 14, 2020 Babytime 10:15 am – 10:45 am Terry Fox Library Make language fun! Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize. Pop-Up Storytime: Hyde Creek 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Hyde Creek Recreation Centre Free The Terry Fox Library is bringing Storytime to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre! Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

February 15, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Valentines “Perfect Pair” Lunch (19+) 12:30pm Port Coquitlam Community Centre $15 (39841) Bring your sweetheart or a friend who makes you smile to our “Perfect Pairs” luncheon. If they are the bacon of your eggs, the peanut butter to your jelly, or Thelma to your Louise we have a table for you. February 17, 2020 Family Day 9am-12pm Leigh Square FREE (39428) Celebrate family day and explore your creative side as you create a collaborative art piece as a family. Finish off the day on a high note and celebrate rhythm making with an interactive music activity. Hope Lutheran Church & School 3151 York Street, Port Coquitlam Bethlehem Walk Dates: February 17 & 18, 6:30-9pm Overview: Live presentation of the Christmas story accompanied by drama, live animals and musical performances. February 18, 2020 Reading Buddies 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Children in kindergarten to grade 3 get extra reading practice with a teen volunteer. This is a great way to improve reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Reading Buddies – Teen Volunteers 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Help kids read! Get a reference, volunteer hours and some seriously good karma. Hope Lutheran Church & Sch 3151 York Street, Port Coquitlam, Bethlehem Walk Dates: February 17 & 18, 6:30-9pm Overview: Live presentation of the Christmas story accompanied by drama, live animals and musical performances.

Coffee Mug Book Club 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Terry Fox Library Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. New members are welcome to join. Please attend a meeting to register. February 20, 2020 English Practice Group 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Terry Fox Library - Port Coquitlam Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services. Drop in. Access Tri-Cities 11:15am -1:15pm Samz Neighbourhood Pub Port Coquitlam Access Tri-Cities is a networking group for businesses owners and entrepreneurs who believe in fostering human relationships in order to be able to refer them to others. This group has had some incredible success in referring each other to friends, relatives and their own network. Some great co-operative partnerships have been fostered through this group. The “F” Words: Flu, Fire, Flood and Financial Fears Grand Opening 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives Join us for the Grand Opening of our 2020 exhibit, The “F” Words: Flu, Fire, Flood and Financial Fears! Food and refreshments will be provided. Cultural Roundtable 5pm-7pm FREE Michael Wright Art Gallery This lively networking event is open to everyone interested in arts, culture and heritage in Port Coquitlam. This event is a great opportunity to meet local artists and representatives from arts, culture and heritage organizations, as well as Arts & Culture staff from the City of Port Coquitlam. General Meeting PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Join us for PoCo Heritage’s General Meeting to learn more about what Port Coquitlam’s heritage society is up to! Cookies, tea, and coffee are provided.

Teen Advisory Group 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Terry Fox Library Come tell the library what teens want. This looks great on your resume and you get volunteer hours. Oh yeah, the snacks are good too. Drop in.

Poco Sticks And Stitches 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Terry Fox Library Calling all knitters and stitchers! Work on your knitting, crochet or needlework projects while chatting with other crafters on the first and third Thursday of each month. Drop in.

February 19, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more.

February 21, 2020 Babytime 10:15 am – 10:45 am Terry Fox Library Make language fun! Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and

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caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize.

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Pop-Up Storytime: Hyde Creek 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Hyde Creek Recreation Centre Free The Terry Fox Library is bringing Storytime to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre! Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

Adult Colouring Club 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Terry Fox Library Colouring is not just for kids anymore! Come chill out and colour. We’ll provide the colouring pages, pencil crayons and refreshments.

February 22, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more February 24, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Heritage Writers’ Group 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PoCo Heritage, 150-2248 McAllister Ave Start capturing your life story for family and posterity! No preparation

Movie Night 6:00-8:00pm Terry Fox Library Come to the library for a free movie and popcorn! We will be showing an assortment of highly rated films. Drop in. February 25,2020 Terrific Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am Terry Fox Library Have some fun at the library and make your Tuesday terrific! Join library staff on the last Tuesday of each month for crafts and other fun activities. This drop-in program is for teens and adults with developmental challenges and their caregivers. Reading Buddies 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Children in kindergarten to grade 3 get extra reading practice with a teen volunteer. This is a great way to improve reading skills in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

CROSSWORD Across 7 Gambling emporium (6) 8 Char, sear (6) 9 Wind instrument (4) 10 Backpackers, hikers (8) 11 Large houseplant (6,5) 14 Matching pants and jacket set (7,4) 18 Without penalty, got off ____ ____ (4-4) 19 Animal prized for its fur (4) 20 Tear-inducing vegetables (6) 21 Incorrect, false (6) Down 1 Sheltered place to moor boats (7) 2 Climb, ascend (4) 3 Medic (6) 4 In addition, also (2,4) 5 Props to keep paperbacks tidy (4-4) 6 Frightening (5) 12 Pub seating (3,5) 13 Junior king of beasts (4,3) 15 Civil disorder (6) 16 To make equal, balance (4,2) 17 Perfume, fragrance (5) 19 Nocturnal insect (4)

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BIG: STORIES ABOUT LIFE IN PLUS-SIZED BODIES On shelves January 31, 2020 Available now for pre-order through bookstores, or online via Indigo or Amazon

Pop culture stereotypes, shopping frustrations, fat jokes, and misconceptions about health are all ways society systemically rejects large bodies. BIG is a collection of personal and intimate experiences of plus size women, non-binary and trans people in a society obsessed with thinness. Revealing insights that are both funny and traumatic, surprising and challenging, familiar and unexpected, 26 writers explore themes as diverse as self-perception, body image, fashion, fat activism, food, sexuality, diet culture, motherhood and more. These stories offer a closer look at what it means to navigate a world designed to fit bodies of a certain size (sometimes literally) and, in turn, invites readers to ask questions about, and ultimately reconsider, our collective and individual obsession with women’s bodies. Contributors include Dr. Rohini Bannerjee, Amanda Scriver, Cassie Stocks, Jo Jefferson, Layla Cameron, Rabbit Richards, Sonja Boon, Simone Blais, Tracy Manrell and other writers locally and from across Canada, the US, and the UK.

Editor, Christina Myers, is an award-winning newspaper journalist turned freelance writer and editor. She holds degrees in journalism and psychology from TRU and UBC, respectively, and is an alumnus of the Writer’s Studio at SFU. “I can’t wait for people to read this. There are stories in here that are funny, triumphant, political, heartbreaking, and everything in between. It’s hard to imagine that a reader would not recognize themselves in some of these stories or learn something new from others.” —Christina Myers, editor of BIG “Accepting yourself at every size? That means rejecting all the whispered edicts of Eurowestern society and the out-loud abuse of strangers. That’s a BIG project. And one worth documenting. As a BIG girl myself, I NEEDED all the stories in this collection, from the sad-starkraging to the joyful-triumphant-funny.” —Ariel Gordon, editor of GUSH


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2020

Georgia Nicols

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

This year is your time of harvest when your cherished dreams can come true! (Your time of harvest happens only once every 30 years.) Not only that, lucky Jupiter will be at the top of your chart as well bringing you promotions, recognition and the increased respect of your peers. (This happens every 12 years.) Another unusual occurrence is your ruler Mars will be in your sign for the last six months of the year. (Normally Mars is in your sign for six weeks every two years.) Mars will boost your energy and amplify your sex drive! Mama Mia! It’s a “happening” year!

Two big things will happen this year: First, the support and help of partners and close friends will benefit you in your work; and second, Mars will be at the top of your chart for the last six months of this year, arousing your ambition as never before. Yes, you’ll be PowerPoint on steroids! Therefore, be open to working with others and accepting their advice and the benefit of their experience. In the last half of this year, Mars will make you more ambitious (and bossy) than you have been in years. Be aware of this. Remember Goethe’s advice: “Correction does much but encouragement does more.”

Taurus (April 20-May 20) A time of major success awaits you in 12 – 18 months, which means the degree to which you study, plan and work this year, will dictate the success you will have for several years ahead. This is why 2020 is the perfect year to take a course, or get training to improve your chances to make the most of your pending success in the near future. Many of you will travel this year, which is excellent because you will acquire more information and sophistication that makes you more knowledgeable, which is just the kind of edge you need to enter 2021. Get performance ready!

Gemini (May 21-June 20) This year you’re focused on money and shared wealth. Your debt or wealth might be tied up with the government or insurance issues, especially if you’re waiting for money. The good news is lucky, moneybags Jupiter will loosen the purse strings of others, including partners. You might inherit. You might get that loan or mortgage or raise money for your business. You might receive an increase in benefits because you have the luck! Money and financial support are coming your way, which is a major relief. Welcome this help from others!

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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) The year 2020 is fabulous for employment and health. You will have the best chance in over a decade to improve your job or get a better job or get rid of your evil boss. (If you were born late in your sign, this opportunity will begin late in 2020 and into 2021.) Meanwhile, from July 1 onward for the rest of the year, Mars will boost your energy and make you work hard exploring opportunities for work-related travel, publishing, the media, medicine and the law, plus higher education and enhanced relations with cultures. Expect success for yourself this year because you’ll be unstoppable!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) This is a great year for a family vacation! Make plans for whatever your budget allows. You will also have abundant opportunities to enjoy sports events, movies, fun outings, picnics, musical events and family get-togethers because you will have greater joy through your family and your kids. Admittedly, quarrels about inheritances, shared property and shared responsibilities might arise. (It’s the classic year to expand your family through birth, adoption or marriage.) Meanwhile Mars will heighten your sex drive for the last half the year! (Be smart. Don’t risk a committed relationship for a mere bonbon.)

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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

In 2020, your home and family scene will improve in a wonderful way. This will be one of the loveliest years for dealing with family and your private life! Working from home will be easier; you also might boost your wealth through real estate. You will improve where you live by moving to something bigger and better or by expanding and renovating where you are. Something will make you feel richer at home. Family members will be more generous to each other and will enjoy each other’s company more. Buy or build things that promote fun family times because you will not regret it.

This will be a happier year for relationships – personal and professional. Because you are striking out in a new direction, many of you will meet new people, especially romantic partners. However, after June, you will become more assertive about going after what you want professionally and personally. Obviously, this has some positive benefits. But it can also be off-putting to some. They might see you as bossy, opinionated and too keen to proselytize or sell your ideas. Don’t get hung up on your need to convince others to agree with you. Remember: No matter how loud you speak, there are none so deaf as those who are wearing headphones.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) This year is the perfect year to get advanced training in a field of study that is useful to you. You will increase your contacts and widen your range of networking. You will also write more. Many of you will change your jobs if you have not already done so recently. Your greatest strengths this year are your optimism and your positive belief in your future. This year, many will have a change of residence, which will increase your desire for stability and the kind of relationship you want. If you’re with someone who does not offer stability – that relationship might end. Alternatively, you will seek out people who offer the security you want.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Exciting news! You will get richer in 2020! Your earnings will increase or you will get richer through other ways -- land shared possessions or property. This is timely because you’re in the middle of a seven-year window of reinventing yourself. In the last half of this year, your energies will soar! You will be invigorated and willing to work long and hard hours. You will look like a winner! This year, many will have a change of residence, which will throw you into a state of flux. This will increase your desire for stability and how you use your new wealth.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) This year will you will be popular because it’s one of the best years in your life for friendships! Friends will help you this year. They will be supportive, and you’ll make new friends who will become valuable. Groups and clubs will play an important role. You might take on the role of leadership. Because you will be so involved with others this year, you will have more possibilities of new romance. For existing partnerships, jealousy is possible. But in the bigger picture, you will be happy because of your popularity -- and this happiness will reflect in a greater warmth and deeper bonds with friends and partners. It’s a very happy year for you.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Fabulous news! Lucky Jupiter is in Capricorn this year! This blessing comes only once every 12 years. (It next occurs in 2032.) Since this advantage comes to you only three or four times in your adult productive career, it’s something to take seriously. People and resources will be drawn to you this year, almost as if you are a lucky magnet. Personally, you will feel more confident and secure about yourself. By nature, you are cautious, but this year you have Lady Luck on your shoulder. Go after what you want and take a chance. (It’s also important to know that in 2021 you will become richer!) It’s time to believe in yourself!

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A FOUNDATION OF TRUST By Jennifer Pownall We lost my mother-in-law, Peggy, at the beginning of October to a series of strokes that took place over a period of less than twelve weeks. She was admitted to Eagle Ridge Hospital after a fall and was initially given a pacemaker to treat a severely low heart rate, but she immediately showed signs of confusion beyond what her prognosis or early stage Alzheimer’s should have suggested. Delirium was suspected and we and the hospital staff rallied to support her physically, mentally, and emotionally, doing our best to encourage healing and engagement while she got better. But better never came. Instead, the incremental decline we had steeled ourselves for upon her diagnosis of dementia two years prior, began to manifest at a rapid pace. Often her grasp on time was fuzzy and she generally thought things were taking place at least a couple decades in the past. Occasionally she did not recognize us. Eventually, she began to hallucinate. Multiple strokes had slowly affected different parts of her brain, and – in the end – all we could do was hold her hands and tell her we loved her. But, still, I am grateful. The outstanding degree of care she (and we) received from the team at Eagle Ridge speaks to the deep commitment and compassion every staff member exemplifies. The respect, friendliness, and professionalism were simply overtures

to the real level of consideration they provided. During Peggy’s time there, they got to know us – they asked about our days and played with our son. The nurses offered hugs when our tears wouldn’t stop. The doctors encouraged us to take care of ourselves. The social workers counselled us on how to talk to our three-yearold when we knew Peggy didn’t have much time left. Grateful. During a time of great grief, it is the word I am left with when I think of all Eagle Ridge gave to my family. The Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation is in the process of raising $5 Million to support the expansion of the Emergency, Cardiology, and Community Outpatient Services Departments. One in two residents living in the Tri-Cities, Anmore, and Belcarra are touched by the care at ERH every year, and while the health care team does an outstanding job, they are working in an undersized, overcrowded space originally designed to service less than half of the patients it currently sees. The staff at Eagle Ridge is already extraordinary, but the expansion will transform what they do in our growing community by helping ensure they have the space needed to continue that level of compassionate, exceptional health care. Please visit erhf.ca/emergency to donate today and invest in the legendary care of tomorrow.


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Reading Buddies – Teen Volunteers 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Terry Fox Library Help kids read! Get a reference, volunteer hours and some seriously good karma.

Pro-D Day Movie 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Terry Fox Library Looking for something to do on Pro-D Day? Come to the library for a movie matinee.

Ukulele Jam 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Terry Fox Library All “uked” up and no place to jam? All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed ukulele circle. Drop in.

February 29, 2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more

February 26,2020 Storytime 10:15 – 10:45am Terry Fox Library Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs rhymes and more Coffee Mug Book Club 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Terry Fox Library Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. New members are welcome to join. Please attend a meeting to register. Artist Demonstrations 7-9pm Outlet Alina Smolyansky Free professional artist demos inspire you to pick up your brush and get creative. These free visual art demonstrations also help ensure access to arts programming for all members of the community. All Art Focus Demos are held at The Outlet in Leigh Square and are free and open to all members of the community. We welcome all artists, from emerging to professional and meet three times a month. For more info on our club visit: WEBSITE: artfocusartists.wixsite. com/afaa February 27,2020 English Practice Group 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Terry Fox Library - Port Coquitlam Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services. Drop in. February 28,2020 Babytime 10:15 am – 10:45 am Terry Fox Library Make language fun! Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize. Pop-Up Storytime: Hyde Creek 11:30 am - 12:00 pm • Free Hyde Creek Recreation Centre The Terry Fox Library is bringing Storytime to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre! Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more.

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ONGOING EVENTS FOR JANUARY/ FEBRUARY 2020 LINCOLN TOASTMASTERS Tuesday [except the first Tuesday of the month] 7:30-9:30pm Hyde Creek Community Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., Room #3 Guests are welcome to attend. Meetings are located upstairs in Room #3 of Hyde Creek Community Centre. For more info: http://lincoln.toastmastersclubs. org/ “ DOWN TO BUSINESS TOASTMASTERS Wednesdays 9:00 am-10:30 am Keller Williams Elite Reality Training Centre Unit 111-209+9 Lougheed Hwy 604-312-3490 Facebook.com/downtobusiness BINGO - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 133 Saturdays 12:45pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St Our Saturday Bingo is an Open House Event. The first game begins at 1 pm and the event consists of 10 games. The winner of each game wins a steak, and the final game offers you a chance to win a $25 Safeway Gift Certificate when won within a limited numbers of balls. The winner of each game wins a $ 5 Legion Dollar. MUSIC BINGO - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 6:30pm Fridays Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St Our Friday Bingo is an Open House Event. We offer Food and Drink specials every week. We also hold a month end draw if you attend all the Fridays in the month to win a $ 50 Gift Card DROP-IN-DARTS - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 133 7:00pm Monday Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy S “Have fun at our weekly drop in Darts! Please Note: No drop in darts on Statutory Holidays...”

CRIB - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 133 7-10pm Wednesday Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 “Newcomers welcome, bring a partner. or we can find you one. Come join us for a fun evening of crib!” POKER - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 133 7-10pm Wednesday Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 “Have fun at our weekly drop in poker! Please Note: No drop in darts on Statutory Holidays MEAT DRAW - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 133 Tuesday-4pm Friday-4:30pm Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St “Enter our Meat Draw event every Tuesday and Friday! Please Note: No Meat Draw on Statutory Holidays MEAT DRAW - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 133 3:30-5:00pm Saturday Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St 4 pkgs of meat to be won. Draws happen every 1/2 hour for a total of 5 Draws SUPER MEAT DRAW - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 133 5:30-5:45pm Saturday Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St This Super Draw is weekly meat draw extravaganza of the week - some examples are BBQ day of Steak and Ribs, Prime Roasts total value is $45 - $50 ASSORTED GAMES - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 133 1:30-3:00pm Thursday Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St Assorted games CROSSROADS HOSPICE SOCIETY MEAT DRAW 3-6:00pm Friday Arms Pub, 3261 Coast Meridian Rd “Each Friday The Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam hosts a Meat Draw to help raise funds for Crossroads Hospice Society. Please drop by and support this worthy cause. For more information call 604-9450606 or info@crossroadshospice.org” THE ROYAL PURPLE MEAT DRAW 4:30- 5:30pm Thursday Arms Pub, Prairie and Coast Meridian, Poco. “The Royal Purple Meat draw every Thursday at the Arms Pub”

HERITAGE DETECTIVES Tuesday 10am-12pm PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives Join our resident local historian Bryan Ness in a weekly exploration of different aspects of Port Coquitlam’s heritage and history! CROSSROADS COFFEEHOUSE Leigh Square Fridays • $5 • 7-10pm 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 Lower Mainland-area musicians in a range of genres. For information visit www. crossroadshospicesociety.com. PORT COQUITLAM LIONS CLUB Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00pm Monthly on the first and third Tuesday Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133 2675 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 0B9, Canada Description: The Port Coquitlam Lions Club meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays each month To create inspired Lions Leadership so others may succeed” To strengthen our local and global communities through service and fellowship fulfilling the Lions motto, “WE SERVE” ARTIST OPEN STUDIO Tuesdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Leigh Square Drop-in program for adults. Workroom. Drop into the open studio to work on your art projects and socialize with other artists. A great place to build your artistic skills and meet with other artists. PoCo Arts Council annual membership is required. HYDE AWAY YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTRE (Ages 11-18) 3-7pm Mon. - Thurs & 5-10pm Fri. - Sat. Hyde Creek, 1379 Laurier Ave. Come hang out with your friends and meet new people, get help with homework, projects & resumes, get active, have fun, and connect with our Youth Recreation Leaders in our new Youth Activity Lounge at the PCCC for free with a Youth Access Card. (YAC) only $15 per year for ages 1118. access includes FREE unlimited billiards, foosball, ping- pong, X-Box, board games, and access to our computers. PORT COQUITLAM COMMUNITY CENTER YOUTH ACTIVITY LOUNGE (Ages 11-18) 3-7pm Mon. - Thurs & 5-10pm Fri. - Sat. Port Coquitlam Community Centre 2150 Wilson Ave. Come hang out with your friends and meet new people, get help with homework, projects & resumes, get active, have fun, and connect with our Youth Recreation Leaders in our new Youth Activity Lounge at the PCCC for free with a Youth Access Card. (YAC) only $15 per year for ages 11-18 access includes FREE unlimited billiards, foosball, ping- pong, X-Box, board games, and access to our computers.

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I AM SOMEONE IS ALWAYS SOMEWHERE DOING SOMETHING. By Jennifer Pownall When February rolls around, a lot of people find themselves thinking about love. For some it’s the paper hearts of Valentine’s that bring a smile to their faces, and for others it might be the fun outings often associated with Family Day that cause their eyes to shine a little brighter. But for too many, the most meaningful events – the one that stay with them year round – are those developed in support of antibullying campaigns. I Am Someone, a leader in promoting the end of bullying throughout the Tri-Cities and beyond, is working hard to ensure the second month of the year is not the only one in which their message is heard. The society’s reach is vast and its mission “to educate and empower individuals, businesses, and communities to be the effective change to end the hurt of bullying through support and technology” is clearly the driving force behind its impact as a resource, educator, and innovator in the fight against aggressive behaviours such as teasing, hitting, and spreading rumors. One of the most significant tools British Columbian youth have in the battle against bullying is because I Am Someone partnered with bc211 to allow kids and teens to send anonymous texts to 211. This empowering program allows youth to access information, options, and support when they want or need it. While I Am Someone targets youth in most of their initiatives, they have noticed a new trend as businesses are now incorporating anti-bullying into their policies

and workplace culture. Phoenix Truck & Crane, for example, a company who has long supported the organization’s efforts, has taken its message to heart. “Respecting each other is the foundation for a safe and healthy work environment,” says Lora Covinha, President and General Manager. “At Phoenix, we invest time and resources on educating our personnel about harassment in the workplace, and we have no tolerance for bullying and discrimination.” Even in the off-hours, the work is still being done. I Am Someone board member and owner of Mpowerlives, Michelle Tremblay, is working with schools and speaking to kids about mindfulness, social-emotional learning, and empowerment. Creating opportunities for change to happen at the core builds strength and resilience: powerful allies should one encounter bullying. And for those who simply crave the love February seems to embody, the CKNW Kids Fund has organized its annual Pink Shirt Day for the 26th. Be sure to watch for I Am Someone representatives at the local West Coast Express and Skytrain Stations. They will be out promoting this important movement and selling buttons in support of it for just $2. What better way to stand as an agent of love than to stand up against bullying?


Let’s Talk... Or Sing! By Jennifer Pownall

Bell Let’s Talk Day has become an important event across Canada since its inception a decade ago. On Januar y 29, 2020 people across the countr y will once again come together to talk, text, and engage with social media platforms to reduce stigmas and raise funds for mental health. Keep an eye out in our community for members of the New View Society, who will be handing out stickers and working to raise awareness as they take part in this important conversation at the Waves on Shaughnessy Street from 8:30am to 3:00pm. And if talking isn’t your style, why not tr y music? Music listening and therapy have been used to help people with a variety of mental illnesses, and the Canadian Association of Music Therapists notes that such intervention techniques can “ facilitate increased openness to discussion and provide motivation to engaging in social activity ”. It can also bring people together for a common goal. The New View Society, whose valuable work supports individuals with mental health challenges, will soon be

the beneficiaries of an amazing upcoming musical showcase that exemplifies such a gathering. Just Singin’ Round will be hosted by Synergy Collective and held at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Single tickets are just $35 while tables for groups of ten people range from $350 to $1000. The cost includes transportation via a bus from Port Coquitlam to the Rowing Club and back, a delicious dinner prepared by Emelle’s Catering, and a magical evening which showcases some of the most talented songwriters and singers in the countr y. Events put together by Synergy Collective regularly feature musicians Yvonne McSkimming, Beverly Elliot, and Mark James Fortin and have previously included performers such as Don Alder, Sarah Wheeler, Andrea Menard, David Sinclair, and twin-sister duo FIONN. Find tickets for Just Singin’ Round through the New View Society ’s Facebook page or at Eventbrite, and have an enjoyable night out while supporting an outstanding, local organization!


HOW CONSOLIDATING DEBT INTO YOUR MORTGAGE CAN HELP YOU This is not your parent’s mortgage!! We have been well trained by our parents who have been strongly influenced by the banks to want to quickly pay off our mortgages. Back then, the price of homes were substantially lower and the interest rates were astronomically higher. Our environment has changed. We now have these big mortgages with incredibly low interest rates that we should be taking advantage of. The equity grows and you get the tax benefits of home ownership. Due to cost of everything including home ownership rising, 6/10 Canadians are living paycheck to paycheck due to debt. We are struggling with debt and the banks are profiting from the incredibly high interest rates incurred by credit cards and other loan providers.

Saving our clients money and the freedom of not living paycheck to paycheck Through debt consolidation, we have saved our clients anywhere from $500 to $5,000 per month that they were using to pay off their debts. That equals anywhere from $6,000 to $60,000 a year. It's empowering to be able to build a savings nest or buy an investment property or invest in RRSP’s and RESPs. All the things our client’s wanted to do but were unable to do because they were focused on paying off debt. This increase in liquid cash can make the difference between spending the next 10 years paying off debt or spending the next 10 years building up your financial portfolio and your savings account and growing your wealth.

I still want to pay my mortgage off faster!!! Debt Consolidation will free up your monthly cash flow to in turn re-invest in yourself and your financial goals. If you have a home and have acquired the equity in your home, why not take advantage of the lowest interest rate available. Most of us are afraid to consolidate our debt with our mortgage. Our main focus is to pay off our Mortgage as quickly as possible…before retirement preferably, please and thank you. Think about this, how are you possibly going to pay off all that debt without an inheritance, winning the lottery or a crazy large bonus at work. If your debt is growing, be proactive. Refinancing with the lowest available interest rate, including any penalties or costs, will give you the chance to start over and increase your cash flow which can now contribute to the principal in your home rather then the payment on the high interest of your debt.

This is even more possible after a debt consolidation. This increased cash flow can be put back into your mortgage as well as be used to build up savings. Traditional Bank mortgage terms and conditions lock you into an inflexible mortgage that takes away your control to pay off your mortgage quicker and adjust to life’s challenges. In some cases, you are given one day, on your anniversary date to pay an additional amount. Mortgage Brokers have access to Lenders, not available to the public, that will help you achieve your mortgage goals faster and without bias using competitive mortgage rates, flexible payment structures and low exit fees to work to your advantage with every life stage.

Angela Calla is a 15 year award-winning woman of influence and mortgage expert. Alongside her team, passionately assisting mortgage holders get the best mortgage, and educating them on “The Mortgage Show” on CKNW for over a decade and through her best-selling book “The Mortgage Code” available on Amazon. Proceeds from her book sales are donated to a local charity called Access Youth. For media interviews, speaking inquiries or personal mortgage assistance, please contact Angela at callateam@dominionlending.ca or 604-802-3983.

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PoCo Dots Activities for Kids By Jennifer Pownall

Chinese New Year The year of the rat officially begins on January 25th, and with it comes an opportunity to learn more about the Chinese New Year. Celebrated on the first new moon after January 21st, this lunar festival is a time for family to gather. Cleaning and sweeping away illfortune are customs meant to prepare for the coming spring and to make way for good luck. And signifying the end of the Chinese New Year, a Lantern Festival takes place on the fifteenth day, which will be on February 8th in 2020. Collect a few small jars, red tissue paper, a paintbrush, and some thinned white glue to create a lovely lantern in recognition of this beautiful holiday. Simply tear the paper into small strips and glue them around the outside of the glass, using the brush to flatten each piece. An adult can even place a candle in the jar, lighting the way to a bright New Year!

Antibullying Anti-Bullying initiatives are becoming increasingly prevalent, and – thanks to Pink Shirt Day – February seems to be the time of year when they are most visible. On February 26th encourage everyone in the family to wear a pink shirt in support of the message that victims of bullying are not alone. Ask kids if they have ever witnessed bullying, or even taken part in it. Perhaps they did not know what to do, or are afraid to ask questions. Being open to these types of conversations are key to educating children and youth and to helping them discover resources and solutions. Remind them that when they are in doubt, kindness is the most important thing... all they need to do is think pink!

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Valentine’s Day Valentine’s is well known for being a day associated with love, but perhaps this February 14th kids will find meaning in swapping out paper heart crafts for helping the real thing. February is known as Heart Month, and there is a lot of life-saving work being done in its name. Offering children an early introduction to philanthropy is an amazing way to encourage global citizenship and can even turn into a fun project. Brainstorm different ways to raise money for an organization like the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and set your plans in motion on Valentine’s Day. There may be no better way to celebrate true love!


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It’s the Chinese Year of the Rat. Can you find all the animals from the Chinese zodiac in the letter grid?

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DROP-IN BASKETBALL (Ages 11-18) 7-10pm Fri. & Sat. Hyde Creek, 1379 Laurier Ave. Join us for a night of basketball. Bring a ball & a friend. Want to mentor some younger kids during open gym? Volunteer hours for graduation provided. Talk to a Youth Recreation Leader for more information. $3 Drop-in OR FREE for a year with a Youth Access Card YOUTH LED BASKETBALL TRAINING (Ages 11-18) Friday 6-7pm – preregistration required Hyde Creek, 1379 Laurier Ave. $30/$25 with Youth Access Card Experience youth mentors & basketball fanatics dedicated to providing a safe, fun environment where players can enjoy and learn the great game of basketball. Offering adapted & integrated programming for all skills & abilities. This also includes drop in gym admission. To volunteer must be in grades 10-12 (ages 15-18yrs) contact 604.927.7962 for more information and to register. LATE NIGHT SKATE (Ages 11-18) Friday 10:15 – 11:15pm Port Coquitlam Community Center 2150 Wilson Ave. preregistration required Lace up your skates and enjoy time with friends in this $3 drop-in program. Youth admission gets you

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an hour of youth only skate time and rentals. NOTE: Youth aged 11 must wear a helmet. THE YOUTH GROUP (Ages 11-18) Port Coquitlam Community Center 2150 Wilson Ave. Friday 4-6pm – preregistration required Join other LGBTQ2+ youth as we take part in movie nights, art activities and community leadership opportunity. We welcome everyone call 604-9275338 for more information. POCO YOUTH CREW (Ages 11-18) Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave Tuesday 4-5:00pm – preregistration required Contact 604-927-7962 for additional info on how to get involved with this volunteer group that aims to make positive change in our community while developing your leadership skills. POCO ARTS COUNCIL - COMMITTEE / BOARD MEETING 3rd Thursday of each Month ((No Dates - July / Aug ) Leigh Square - Community Board Room 7pm - 9pm FELICE WOMEN’S CHOIR 10:30am-12:30pm Leigh Square Thursday (Jan 9-March 12)

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Music director and conductor Andrea Kim’s community-based choir pursues excellence in performance and celebrates a varied repertoire from classical to folk and pop. Free to watch To participate, contact Andrea Kim at 778.554.9917 THE “F” WORDS: FLU, FIRE, FLOOD AND FINANCIAL FEARS PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives January – December 2020 This exhibit will explore four ruinous events – the Spanish Flu, a raging downtown fire, a devastating flood, and an economic financial crash – which occurred very early on in Port Coquitlam’s history. Any one of these events could have spelled the end for the newly created City of Port Coquitlam, but the city’s resilient spirit and persistence in the face of adversity carried them through these troubled times into a prosperous future. To book a guided tour of the exhibit, please contact info@pocoheritage.org. COUNCIL MEETING 6pm City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy St Port Coquitlam City Council holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, excluding August (when no meetings are scheduled) and February (when only one meeting is scheduled). Regular meetings are open to the public and are held at 6 pm in the Council Chambers on the third floor

of City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street. CREATING ART WITH NATURE PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives Would you like to create some beautiful works of art using nature as your canvas? Book an art workshop with us! Using paint and some feathers, wood, pinecones, nuts, and leaves, you can create some amazing nature-based artwork. Contact info@ pocoheritage.org to book a program spot. POCO GENEALOGY GROUP MEETING 6:30 – 8:30pm PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives 2248 McAllister Ave Cost: $2.00 Contact: Chris Longley 604-942-7918 The PoCo Genealogy group meets the first Wednesday of every month to discuss all things family tree related. Feel free to drop in and participate in the discussions! SINGING PROJECT 1-2:30pm (Thursdays) Leigh Square Jan 9- March 12 - Free The Singing Project is a weekly sing-along music session for stroke survivors, their families and friends, giving them the opportunity to participate in a community program where they can work at regaining their ability to speak.

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BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE WITH LIP. By Jennifer Pownall Ladies In Power (aka LIP) is a welcoming, fun-loving, inspirational sisterhood whose purpose is to empower women and build confidence through supportive, trusting friendships. We are a diverse group of women of all ages and backgrounds who have come together to encourage and challenge each other to be our best and to live with great purpose. Come and share your passions, your fears and desires. We’ll support you and even challenge you to get to that next level, whatever that is for you. LIP’s can be found sharing intimate girl time over coffee in a member’s kitchen or in a bigger space running goal setting workshops and vision boards events. We go to community events together and even plan trips together! If you’re a woman who has ever wanted to go beyond the surface of a handshake, really bond and grow with other powerful women this is the place. Whether you are new to the area, find yourself alone or have a day off and are seeking a fun place to connect, grow or even design the next chapter of your life, this is a fantastic environment to do just that because when two or minds come together, you get masterminds!

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