THINGS TO DO: Photos, music take flight in Photomotion
Welcome the mid-November weekend by welcoming the salmon home and ushering in the Christmas season, or just check out a great photo show and some live music.
TODAY: Friday, Nov. 16
Do you have kids in French immersion? Join with other like-minded folks at the Canadian Parents for French parents’ night out and French Scholastic book fair, running from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Winslow Centre (1100 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam). Email email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Find great gift ideas at the St. Laurence Quality Fair (825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam), running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offering gift baskets, jewelry, baked goods and silent auction. The Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam) hosts an old-fashioned Christmas Bazaar from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring handmade gifts, knitting and quilts.
SIT WITH SANTA
Christmas arrives early at Coquitlam Centre when Santaland opens for the holiday season today. Let your kids give Santa their wish list early; for every child that visits, Coquitlam Centre will donate a $1 Holiday Heart to one of five local children’s charities. Visit www.coquitlamcentre.com for details.
Check out the work of some serious photo masters at the annual Photomotion show, a digital slide/sound event produced by the Pacific Digital Photography Club in Port Moody. The image at left was snapped by Ted Nodwell in Cappadocia, Turkey. Shows are from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15, available by calling 604-929-7860 or 778-773-4868.
It’s time to throw, sweep and hurry hard at the KidSport Funspiel, hosted by the Coquitlam Curling Club (633 Poirier St.) from 5 to 11 p.m. The event includes a cash bar and music, and no experience is necessary. Tickets are $30 and include a burger and beer, with proceeds benefiting KidSport Tri-Cities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-927-7378 for tickets, and visit www.kidsporttricities.ca for more info.
Grab some friends and put your heads together for the 20th annual Terry Fox Trivia Night. There will be questions on everything from music to history to pop culture, with plenty of great prizes like symphony and opera tickets, spa packages and a New Year’s Eve night out up for grabs. The event raises funds for Terry Fox secondary’s music program field trips. Tickets are $20, available at 604-802-9231 or email@example.com.
AROUND THE WORLD
Hear soprano Lambroula Pappas in action at Place des Arts’ (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) first faculty concert of the season. Pappas and pianist David Bergeron will take the audience on a musical ‘round-the-world trip, featuring operatic pieces from the past 150 years. In addition to being an instructor at Place des Arts, Pappas is also the head of the vocal department at the BC Conservatory of Music. Tickets are $15/$13, available at www.placedesarts.ca or 604-664-1636.
The David Myles Trio swings into Coquitlam tonight, on the heels of bringing the house down in 18 Saskatchewan shows, to play at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way). The trio will be performing songs from their latest album, Into The Sun, which earned Myles the 2012 East Coast Music Association award for Songwriter of the Year. Tickets are $35/$30/$15, available at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca or 604-927-6555.
Sunday, Nov. 18
It’s time to welcome the salmon back to local waters in the 13th annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival. This event offers fun for the whole family, with a chance to learn about the salmon’s life cycle, do some crafts, eat some great food and see the hatchery at work. Raffle prizes include gym memberships, a helicopter tour, a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer and more. Activities run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. indoors at the Hyde Creek rec centre (1379 Laurier Ave.) and at the hatchery (3636 Coast Meridian Rd.). Visit www.hydecreek.org for more info.
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