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Weekend guide: Soothe your senses with jazz music in Coquitlam

Weekend listings for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for Nov. 5 to 7, 2021.
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Karin Plato and her band perform at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre on Nov. 6.

Friday, Nov. 5


The Coquitlam Express players are at the Poirier Palace tonight and Saturday for games against the Langley Rivermen and Salmon Arm Silverbacks, respectively. The puck drops at 7 p.m. each night at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam).



Saturday, Nov. 6


Looking for unique ideas for family and friends on your Christmas shopping list? Today is the last day to place your bids on prizes in the fifth annual Place des Arts online auction, a fundraiser for arts education. The Coquitlam venue hopes to collect at least $5,000. And if there are no items of interest, organizers are encouraging cash donations. 




Canadian jazz singer Karin Plato is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) for two shows: 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Last year, her recording of This Could Be the One, with the Karin Plato Quintet, was called “a record to die for” by Robert Deutsch in Stereophile Magazine. Her quintet also includes James Danderfer (bass clarinet/clarinet); Chris Gestrin (piano); Laurence Mollerup (bass); and Joe Poole (drums). 




Hear an exclusive musical performance by Daniel Wesley while snacking from a charcuterie board for the virtual 65 Roses - 6 Feet Away Soirée Encore, a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Tickets start at $35 for the online event, which is hosted by CBC Vancouver news reader Gloria Macarenko and “Man About Town” Fred Lee. The celebration starts at 6:30 p.m.




Sunday, Nov. 7


Slide on your gum boots to help pull invasive plants form the Shoreline Trail at Rocky Point Park (2900-block of Murray Street, Port Moody). The event takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Park at the back of the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) by the tennis courts. The group meets at the Shoreline Trail sign kiosk, across from the railway crossing that’s east of Trasolini Field. Gloves, eye protection and tools will be provided by the city; however, bring a water bottle and snacks. 

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