Dancing with baby bump
A Coquitlam-raised dancer now based in Los Angeles has unveiled an instructional dance video for moms-to-be.
Menina Fortunato’s Prenatal Dance is now out on Amazon and has gained attention with People magazine, Huffington Post Canada and The Bump. For more information, visit www.prenataldancewithmenina.com.
Meanwhile, a Port Coquitlam native has a new novel out. Friends, Six Women, Six Cultures, One Humanity is Janet Love Morrison’s fourth book and explores such topics as love, success, courage and metal-health issues.
The author, editor and public speaker will be at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Library in May to talk about her new work.
ALL THAT JAZZ
A Coquitlam high school will host a Christmas Jazz Cabaret night with food served up by students in the culinary arts program.
Centennial secondary will hold the event in the school courtyard on Dec. 20 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per plate or $200 for a table of eight. For tickets, call the music department at 604-936-7205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
GET TIX SOON
Early-bird tickets for an annual jazz dance/dinner at a Coquitlam high school are on sale until Dec. 21.
Gleneagle secondary (1195 Lansdowne Dr.) is selling the tickets for its February feast — with proceeds benefitting the music department — through 604-464-5793.
Catch the singing Christmas duo Tom and Emily as well as the Metro Vancouver Firefighters’ Band before the CP Rail Holiday Train rolls into Port Moody next Tuesday.
The Dec. 18 festivities kick off at 8 p.m. behind the PoMo recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) with non-perishable food donated to the Share food bank.
The train is due to arrive at 9:05 p.m. and will be followed by performances on board by the country band Doc Walker as well as Miss Emily and Brothers Dube. Visit www.cpr.ca.
BEHIND THE SCENES
A Coquitlam-based amateur theatre group has a new board of directors.
At its October annual general meeting, Stage 43 Theatrical Society elected Claire Pinkett as president and Pat Prigge as vice-president. Joy-Ann Lee will take over the secretary/treasurer role while the directors-at-large are Richard Paré, Maureen Robinson and Karen Berrouard.
Retiring from the board are: Cindy Peterson Good, Dave Fidler, Cathie Young, Gaye LePage, Sharon Kilback and Sal Notarrigo.
Meanwhile, the company will host Murder on the Rerun at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre from Jan. 17 to 20 and 23 to 26.
As well, the public can take part in a Restoration Comedy workshop with Dean Paul Gibson on Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $50 for Stage 43 and Theatre BC members, and $70 for non-members.