Friday, Dec. 3
40 YEARS OF CRAFTS
The Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair is back for its 40th year, running at the Poirier Forum (618 Poirier St., Coquitlam) on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dozens of vendors will be on site to sell holiday wares. Proof of double vaccination is required for entry and face masks are required while shopping inside. Admission is $5/$3; no charge for kids 12 and under.
Saturday, Dec. 4
Do you have a gadget that needs a quick fix for free? Or do you have the skills to volunteer? The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial hosts a repair cafe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the city’s public works yard (1737 Broadway St., beside Firehall 1). Bring your broken watches, tools and small appliances for volunteers to take a look.
Patina Brewing Co. (2332 Marpole Ave., Port Coquitlam) hosts a Winterbrew Market on its patio from noon to 4 p.m. in support of the BC SPCA. Proceeds from its market on Dec. 11 and 18 will go to the PoCo-based Charlene Reaveley Children’s Charity Society.
Hop off the Evergreen Extension at Moody Centre and walk to Rocky Point Park (2600-block of Murray Street) for the city’s annual Holiday Cheer at the Pier launch. The free outdoor walk along the pier is lit for the holidays, with the opening celebration happening Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa will be on site while his elves from the Port Moody Station Museum will host a holiday scavenger hunt. Families can also craft a Christmas ornament at home thanks to a kit provided by PoMoArts while the Port Moody Public Library has take-and-make crafts, too. Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy and non-perishable food for SHARE, collected by Port Moody Fire Rescue and the Port Moody Police Department.
Sunday, Dec. 5
Help the City of Port Coquitlam plant 300 native trees at Coutts Park (1070 Coutts Way) as part of its Greener City campaign. Held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the work party is a pilot project aimed meeting the city’s environmental pledges. Participants should come with gloves and appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing. The city will provide shovels, water and snacks, although it’s recommended that participants bring their own shovels. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The initiative is funded with grants from Earth Day Canada and Trees Canada.