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Things to Do: Diwali, Pro-D Day and vets prayer

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
Volunteer Pippa Van Velzen shows the Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society’s Remembrance Day tribute in The Outlet at Leigh Square Community Arts Village (behind PoCo city hall). The exhibit includes the Port Coquitlam Roll of Honour, newspapers, photos, letters, a journal from a soldier killed in the Battle of Passchendaele, a welcome home certificate from mayor James Mars and a war quilt — made from WWI and WWII veterans’ coats — donated by the Routley family. Visit

Friday, Nov. 9

For Pro-D Day, slip on your blades for some ice skating in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. For a toonie, circle the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex rink (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Or drop into the PoCo recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave.) from noon to 1 on the Green Arena rink for a public skate; the toonie skate is from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the Blue Arena. Visit or

Bring your little ones to the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 1 p.m. for a free screening of The Incredibles 2, courtesy of the Port Moody library. Visit

Families can take a look at how Coquitlam pioneers lived in the 1900s, at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $5 per family. RSVP by calling 604-516-6165 or visit

Join the city of Coquitlam’s Park Spark team as it readies the grounds around the Blue Mountain Park cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11. From 1 to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, the crew will be along Veteran’s Way painting poppies and leaving messages of remembrance. Supplies included. Call 604-927-6327 or

Support the Gleneagle secondary grads of 2019 to raise money for after-grad with a winter market from 6 to 9 p.m. at the school (1195 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam). Call 604-464-5793.

Expect Exceptional Theatre performs The Christmas Truce at 7 p.m. in the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.). Call 604-939-1648 or visit

Edith Wallace is the guest performer at the Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Gathering Place (next to Port Coquitlam city hall). Admission is $5. Visit


Gun Runners is this month’s show presented by the Port Moody Film Society, at 7:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody). Admission is $5 plus a $5 society membership for the year. Visit

The Diwali celebrations at Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) include a remounting of the Rohit Chokhani-directed play, Bombay Black. It runs tonight at 8 p.m and Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. Call 604-927-6555 or visit


Saturday, Nov. 10

Load up on homemade baking and crafts at a fall bazaar hosted by St. John the Apostle Anglican Church (2206 St. Johns St., Port Moody) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 604-936-7762.

Bid farewell to St. Andrews United Church (2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody) as the congregation hosts a celebration to prepare for the site redevelopment, which will include a new place to worship, affordable housing and a kids’ centre. The all-ages bash includes music and refreshments from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit

Twin Sails Brewing (2821 Murray St., Port Moody) marks its third year with a party from 3 to 11 p.m., by serving 33 beers over the day including 10 new suds, seven collaborations and reserve barrel beers. Food trucks will be on site and tunes provided by Olin Brix and DJ Jesse James. Call 604-492-4234.

It’s the final year for the centenary of the First World War and, at 7 p.m., the Port Moody Heritage Society pays tribute to the service of Canadian veterans with a candlelight vigil in the McKnight Centennial Trench, at 7 p.m. at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.). Writer Maureen Hunter, who is with the Playwrights Guild of Canada, will also read from her play, Wild Mouth. Call 604-939-1648 or visit

Latin tunes will spin in the rehearsal hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for the weekly salsa and Latin dance night, starting at 8 p.m. with a lesson. Admission is $10 at the door. No partner or experience needed. Visit


Sunday, Nov. 11

Remembrance Day services are in Coquitlam (Blue Mountain Park along Veterans Way); Port Coquitlam (Veterans Park in front of city hall); Port Moody (Port Moody Arts Centre); and Belcarra Regional Park start at 10:30 a.m. Legion branches will host entertainment and activities after the wreath layings.

Port Coquitlam hosts a special Remembrance Day skate at the recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Green Arena. In the Blue Arena, there’s Ring, Stick and Puck at 2:45 p.m. Visit

Bring your ukulele to the CUTIE Circle monthly meeting, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the rehearsal hall at Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for a sing and strum. Entry is $3.50. Visit

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