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Buy a Christmas tree, help young people

Aunt Leah's Place , a charity that provides housing and support for aboriginal teen moms and foster kids, is raising funds for programs by selling Christmas trees at lots in the Tri-Cities and throughout the Lower Mainland.

Register now for Tri-Cities Spelling Bee

Can you spell victory? The sixth annual Tri-Cities Spelling Bee will be held in February and registration starts now.

Tea time at Port Moody museum

It's tea time this weekend and next at the Port Moody Station Museum . On consecutive Sundays, Dec. 11 and 18, the museum's classic 1921 rail car, the Venosta, will host Holiday Tea on the Train from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Recycle in Maillardville to help youth programs

You can help local kids and the environment at a fundraiser this weekend in Coquitlam. Place Maillardville community centre is hosting its last community recycling fundraiser of 2011 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

West Coast Express Santa Trains next two Saturdays

For 20 years, the 10th Coquitlam Scouts group has been helping vulnerable families in the Tri-Cities have a good Christmas and this year is no exception.

Bleed & Feed three more times in Tri-City

Canadian Blood Services ( CBS ) and Food Banks British Columbia want people to donate blood and food this month.

Deadline Dec. 9 for Coats for Kids campaign

Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association ( GVHBA ) will soon wrap up its 16th annual Coats for Kids campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, a group whose outreach helps to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need.

SPOTLIGHT: From Tri-City to Africa

Meaningful Volunteer sent Tri-City News reporter Gary McKenna a thank-you email - and the two photos on the left - for stories he has done on the charity's fundraising efforts in the Tri-Cities to help people in Uganda.

Immigrants can get job info at Terry Fox Library

Are you a newcomer to Canada? Are you interested in connecting your skills to the Canadian workplace? Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSBC) and Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Library are hosting a session next Tuesday on Skills Connect for Immigrants.

THINGS TO DO GUIDE: Christmas cheer, improvised

TODAY: Friday, Dec. 2 FOR THE LOVE OF CRAFTS Think local, think handmade, and check out the 31st annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Sale running from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 624 Poirier St.
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