Pro-D Day, haunted houses and jazz this weekend

Events in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Oct. 25 to 27.

Friday, Oct. 25

Lace up your skates for a Pro-D Day twirl at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. or 2 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $2 and includes skates and helmet rentals. Call 604-927-4386 or visit

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Watch Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in the Guy Ritchie-directed Disney flick Aladdin — featuring Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott — in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 2 p.m. No cost and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit

It’s the last weekend to catch Stage 43 Theatrical Society’s presentation of The Creature Creeps!, the first show in its Walk on the Wild Side season. The comedy/horror story is tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit



Saturday, Oct. 26

Shop for bargains at the Archbishop Carney regional secondary’s annual garage sale this weekend, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the school (1335 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam). Admission is $3/$1/no cost for kids under 5. Email


Centre Bel Âge at Place Maillardville Community Centre (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam) is closing its doors and selling its contents before the facilty is redeveloped. Its sale of crafts, silent auction items, kitchen appliances and items, seasonal decor, books, movies and song sheets is today from 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 604-933-6169 or visit


Help to pull English Ivy and blackberry from Rocky Point Park (2800 block of Murray Street, Port Moody) from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers. No experience is needed and all ages are welcome. Tools, gloves and snacks available. Sign up for

Circle Buntzen Lake on a moderate 10-km trail, with an elevation gain of 400 m, as part of a city of Coquitlam recreation program. The guided walk with Ian McArthur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is $6.25 via the city’s website (barcode 653162) at Call 604-939-4039 or email

Dress in warm clothes and slip on your boots for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup of the Coquitlam River, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting at Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam). Visit

Admire — and shop for — precious stones and fossils this weekend at the 41st annual Port Moody Rock and Gem show, titled Petrified 2. The event runs today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kyle Centre (125 Kyle St., Port Moody) and includes educational displays, gem panning and a silent rock auction. Admission is by donation. Visit

Put on your walking shoes for a 5-km hike to support Talitha Koum, a non-profit group that runs two recovery homes in Coquitlam for women. The 16th annual Walk for Freedom starts at 10:15 a.m. at St. Laurence Church (825 Laurence St., Coquitlam). Call 604-492-3393 or email

Members of Port Coquitlam’s Art Focus show and sell their original artwork in a weekend fall display at Leigh Square (behind Port Coquitlam city hall) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Visit

Join the city of Coquitlam’s Park Spark team at the Inspiration Garden (3099 Guildford Way, Coquitlam) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free fall garden fair that includes a pumpkin smash, apple tasting, tractor climb and planter workshops. Bring a mug for a hot beverage. No cost. Visit

Coquitlam Heritage hosts a Halloween party for all ages from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Visit the haunted train station and learn about “dark” traditions from other cultures. Warm up on apple cider and treats. No registration is required. Donations accepted. Visit

Get inspired by artist Angela Teng’s solo exhibit, Up a Lemon Tree, at the Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) then create a colour-block weave. The drop-in is from 1 to 4 p.m. and is sponsored by Westminster Savings. A gallery tour is at 2:30 p.m. with a Korean version at 3:30 p.m. Visit

Industry judges will be narrowing their selections in the Youth Talent Search 2019, a competition for kids ages 7 to 19 in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 3 p.m. The finals are on Nov. 3. Visit

Bring the family for a night of Halloween games, contests and spooky surprises at the Poirier community centre (630 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 4 to 7 p.m. The haunted house is open for kids ages 7 to 12. Admission is $2. Register by calling 604-927-3000 or visit

Wind your way through the Halloween labyrinth in the haunted forest — filled with 120 jack o’lanterns and spooky surprises — in Lions Park (2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam) from 6 to 9 p.m. The family-friendly free event is organized by PoCo Heritage Trees. Email

The Coquitlam seniors centre, Glen Pine Pavilion, celebrates Oktoberfest with German music from the Rheinlander Band and dancing from the Edelweiss Dancers. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the entertainment from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam). The event is for adults only. Call 604-927-4386 or visit for tickets.

Dress up in Halloween threads and dance the night away with the Hot Salsa Dance Zone, which will spin Latin beats in the rehearsal hall of the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A dance class for beginners starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Visit




Sunday, Oct. 27

It’s the last chance to stock up on fresh veggies, baked goods and crafts at the Poirier Street Market for 2019. The Halloween-themed farmers market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam) before moving to the Port Moody recreation complex for the winter round, starting Nov. 3. Dress in a Halloween costume for the parade at noon. Visit

Dress up in a Halloween costume during the city of Coquitlam’s Halloween Family Skate from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. or from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Entry is $3.25 per person. Call 604-927-3000 or visit Meanwhile, the city of Port Coquitlam has its Halloween skate from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. in the new Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). Regular admission rates apply. Visit

The famed Vancouver fashion historian, Ivan Sayers, shows the parallels between the evolution of 20th century clothing and the social/political emancipation of women, during a fundraiser at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 2 p.m. Proceeds from Waisted Efforts support the Coquitlam Gogos and the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. Tickets at $40 are available by calling 604-464-3298. Visit

Take the little ones (ages 2 and up) to Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) at 2 p.m. where Mr. I — aka faculty member Yurgen Ilaender — will entertain in his yearly Slightly Spooky Songs and Stories concert until 3:30 p.m. For tickets at $10, call 604-664-1636 or visit

The BCHL Coquitlam Express players take to the ice at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 3 p.m. for a home game against the Langley team. Visit

Musicians David Horniblow, Andrew Oliver, Dave Kelbie and Louis Thomas — aka The Dime Notes — entertain at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with a jazz show at 7:30 p.m. It’s the band’s last stop on their Canadian tour. Call 604-927-6555 or visit

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