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Weekend guide: Hop on the virtual CP Holiday Train to hear Steven Page

Weekend guide for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Dec. 17 and 18, 2021.

Friday, Dec. 17


Now that SD43 students are out for their winter break, parents can keep their little hands busy with a free creative kit offered by Coquitlam’s Art Gallery at Evergreen (1205 Pinetree Way). The art-making activity is inspired by the current exhibit, Evan Lee: Forged. Kids can make a found object sculpture, sparkly icicles, DIY scanner photos and a ramen package. The 50 creative kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis; one kit per family. Pick up is at the gallery at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.




Tour Lafarge Lake at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way) to see the annual Lights at Large display with nearly half a million lights. Tonight, the Park Spark team will showcase festive sounds form the CA Church (Town Centre campus) by the orca (off Pinetree Way) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, at the same times, the saxophone quartet, It’s a Cool Thing To Do, will perform in the Inspiration Garden. And, on Sunday, also from 7:30 to 9 p.m., the Melodia Choir will sing by the orca. 





Saturday, Dec. 18


There’s no Canadian Pacific Holiday Train coming through the Tri-Cities again this year, but you can watch a virtual performance at 5 p.m. featuring Canadian Music Hall-of-Famer Steven Page and The Strumbellas. The Holiday Train at Home concert will be via Facebook, YouTube and the CPR webpage. Also playing will The Trews, Sierra Noble, Tanika Charles, Aysanabee, Keb’ No’ and the Odds — the latter band headed up by Port Moody native Craig Northey.




It’s the last day to get handcrafted artisan presents for your friends and family, at the Holiday Artisan Shop at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam). Alternatively, head over to PoMoArts (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody) to shop for handmade gifts at the Winter Treasures Local Artisan Market, which ends on Dec. 22 along with the 25th annual Blackberry Christmas Marketplace that’s run by the Blackberry Artists’ Society.




Don your Coquitlam Express jersey to cheer on the hockey players at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) as they battle the Powell River Kings at 7 p.m. It’s the Express’ last game of the month.