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Last chance to chip your Christmas tree

Weekend events guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
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Port Coquitlam fire fighters host their annual tree chip this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 8


Happy Healthy Women hosts an online networking meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for female entrepreneurs to share their stories and talk about their businesses. Visit


Parents can pick up a Storytime in Bag from the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.) and follow along with librarians during an online reading on the library’s Facebook page ( from 10:30 to 11 a.m. The kits are available every Friday and include crafts, colouring sheets and stickers. Visit

Saturday, Jan. 9


If you missed the Coquitlam and Port Moody tree chipping last weekend, haul your live tree to Firehall #1 in Port Coquitlam, where firefighters will recycle undecorated trees for a minimum $5 donation. Supporting the Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters Charitable Society, the annual event runs on Jan. 9 and 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the city facility (1725 Broadway St.), with chips scattered on city trails and in parks. Because of physical distancing protocols, customers must stay in their vehicles during the drive-thru. For home pick-ups — for a minimum $10 donation — call 604-927–5405 to arrange a curbside collection, or fill out the online form via Otherwise, trees without tinsel or chemical sprays can be cut into pieces and placed in the city green carts, measuring no longer than 40 inches (and up to three inches in diameter). Visit


Kids in preschool, kindergarten and Grade 1 can learn about past family life in Maillardville at a Zoom presentation by the Coquitlam Heritage Society. The 45-minute online show from Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) starts at 11 a.m. To register for the free program, visit

Sunday, Jan. 10


The weekly Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market returns to the parking lot next to the recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get your veggies, talk to the vendors and enjoy a lunch. Visit