Five Things for the Weekend in the Tri-Cities

In-person and virtual events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Nov. 20 to 22, 2020.

Friday, Nov. 20

Check out the 24th edition of the Christmas Marketplace run by the Blackberry Artists’ Society, in the artist-run gift shop at PoMoArts (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody). The shop includes gifts, collectibles and fine art — such as basketry, ceramics, glassware and jewellery — for the Christmas shopping season. Call 604-931-2008 or visit

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Saturday, Nov. 21

Book a tour with the Coquitlam Heritage Society to see its current exhibit at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). The display, Mackin House Deconstructed: The Hidden History of Everyday Objects, features ordinary objects with fascinating stories. The venue is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 604-516-6151 or visit

If you’re inspired by the new Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, you might want to try your hand at the virtual chess club, running from 2 to 3:30 p.m. through the Coquitlam Public Library. The group is open to beginners and experienced players, of all ages. To register for the Zoom program, email Visit

Support Crossroads Hospice Society as its hosts its first virtual gala called I’ll Be Home For Christmas, a celebration live streamed on YouTube. Bid on the silent auction items and Giving Trees, of which the proceeds go to care for terminally ill patients at the Port Moody hospice, and to help families with their grief. The silent auction closes Nov. 27 at 6 p.m., and the event is sponsored in part by the Tri-City News. Visit for gala tickets.


Sunday, Nov. 22

Spend some time marvelling at the images presented by the Port Moody-based Pacific Digital Photography Club, which last week released a free online version of its annual juried show Photomotion. Among the snappers showcasing their pictures are Sandra McMartin, Ted Nodwell, Terry Webb, Sandra Banni, Nancie Green, Maria Janicki and special guest Kasandra Sproson. Visit



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