Friday, Dec. 25
If you’ve lost someone near to you this year, place an ornament in their honour at the Tree of Memories, located in front of the office building at Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery (621 Robinson St., Coquitlam). The tree will remain up until the new year; afterward, the decorations will be removed and held for pick-up. Visit coquitlam.ca/cemetery.
Help Port Coquitlam’s Carli Travers and Robert Birungi — the founders of Avetavu, a safe haven for children in Uganda — raise funds to sponsor 100 families in desperate need, in the communities surrounding their centre; the couple has a Christmas goal. To donate, visit linktr.ee/abetavu for the Canada Helps page.
Saturday, Dec. 26
You can sing along to some of Gateway Theatre’s most favourite musical tunes over the years with two Tri-City actors. Until Jan. 1, the Richmond theatrical company will showcase Timothy Liu of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam’s Lalainia Lindbjerg Strelau in the online version of Home for the Holidays. The one-hour production includes songs from My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Annie, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz and Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. An Ovation award winner and co-founder/director of the Lindbjerg Academy of Performing Arts in Coquitlam, Strelau has appeared in numerous musicals while Liu is a Grade 6 student at Coquitlam’s Hillcrest middle school. For tickets at $25, visit gatewaytheatre.com/home-for-holidays.
Sunday, Dec. 27
Watch a performance of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by the Port Moody secondary senior string orchestra, listen to a story read by Mrs. Claus or create a craft with the city of Port Moody’s SHARE-ing the Holiday Spirit program. Visit portmoody.ca/share.
Spend some time marvelling at the images presented by the Port Moody-based Pacific Digital Photography Club, which last month 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 pdpc.ca/photomotion-2020.