Art show, winter market opens in Port Moody

Weekend events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Nov. 1 to 3, 2019.

Friday, Nov. 1

Shop for original art — and Christmas presents — at the 52nd annual Port Moody Art Association display this weekend. The show opens tonight at 7 p.m. at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody) with Fatima Amarshi and continues Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Visit

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Support the Coquitlam Express players as they battle West Kelowna on home ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. Visit

Bed & Breakfast, a play about inheritance, relocation to the suburbs and homophobia, is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 8 p.m. and repeating Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The production is presented by the Arts Club Theatre on Tour company and stars Paul Dunn and Mark Crawford. For tickets, call 604-927-6555 or visit


Saturday, Nov. 2

The deadline is 9 p.m. tonight to place a bid in the fourth annual online auction to aid arts programs at Place des Arts. Prizes include trips to Vancouver Island, music and sports tickets and spa packages. The arts facility has a fundraising goal of $10,000. Visit

Baked goods and crafts will be sold at St. John the Apostle Anglican Church (2208 St. Johns St., Port Moody) for its fall fair from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. And Terry Fox secondary school (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) will have its Christmas craft fair fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support the graduating class of 2020. Admission to both events are free.

The Downtown Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association (BIA) hosts an autumn celebration in Leigh Square (next to PoCo city hall) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with games for the kids, entertainment and a family photo booth (by donation to support the Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity). Visit

See what it was like to live in Coquitlam during the Second World War at the Coquitlam Heritage Society’s celebration of its new exhibit Home Front: WWII, from noon to 3 p.m. at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Jazz vocalist Maya Rae will sing songs from the era, from 1 to 2 p.m. No registration is required. Admission is by donation. Visit

Port Coquitlam historian Bryan Ness gives a Remembrance Day talk during Veterans Week, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Wilson Lounge at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). Visit or

Help the city of Coquitlam’s Park Spark team dress up the area around the Blue Mountain Park cenotaph on Veterans Way (975 King Albert Ave., Coquitlam) before the Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11. Paint a poppy on the lawn, tie a message on a tree or paint a banner. The crew will be at the site today and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 5 and 6 from 3 to 7 p.m., Nov. 7 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Nov. 8, 9 and 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 604-927-6329 or visit

The Storytelling with Drag Queens Foundation reads to young learners in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) from 1 to 2 p.m. Registration is required via

Join Port Moody’s resident artist Sara Graham for the unveiling of Portrait of a City, a community art project in which Graham collected about 100 nature drawings from Earth Day and Fingerling Festival participants, scanned and redrew using a computer program to create five panels. Those aluminium sheets will be along a new pathway at the west end of Moody Centre station parking lot, at the base of the pedestrian ramp. The unveiling is at 1 p.m. Visit

Coquitlam author Angela Crocker will sign copies of her new publication Digital Life Skills for Youth at Chapters (2991 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam) from 4 to 6 p.m. Visit

Organizers with the Healing Tribe and Noons Creek Hatchery pay tribute to ancient traditions around the world on la Dia de los Muertos — Day of the Dead — with a remembrance ceremony at the hatchery (north of the Port Moody recreation complex, 300 Ioco Rd.) starting at 7 p.m. Display traditional motifs (flowers, incense and food) and place a photo of a lost loved one on an altar. The cost is $25 with proceeds supporting the hatchery work. Register via

Honour la Dia de los Muertos with Mexican native Alberto Gonzalez at his Hot Salsa Dance Zone weekly party in the rehearsal hall of Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A beginners dance lesson is from 8 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10. Visit

Turn you clocks back an hour before heading to bed tonight for the fall Daylight Savings Time adjustment.


Sunday, Nov. 3

Vendors will be at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody) for the start of the annual Port Moody Winter Farmers Market, which runs Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit

Drop into Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) from 2 to 4 p.m. for free family art workshops inspired by the exhibiting artists: Mat Holmstrom, koralee and Rose Kapp. Register via Call 604-664-1636 or visit

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