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Rose fest June 25 in Coquitlam

Get ready for roses in the Tri-Cities. The Fraser Rose Society presents its annual Rose Festival and Show, titled "Roses Over the Rainbow," next weekend. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Best grad among group busing to Cuba for Peace

The people of Cuba are getting a helping hand thanks to the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba and a 22-year-old graduate of Dr. Charles Best secondary school.

Calling all 'Pablo Petcassos' to help animals in B.C.

With the deadline less than three weeks away, the BC SPCA urges all young artists to get their creative juices fired up to help animals across the province.

Newcomers to Canada can get employment help at 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 week on Skills Connect for Immigrants.

Renovated homes open to the public Sunday

Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA) invites the public to tour 12 professionally renovated homes - including one in Coquitlam - on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Help CVSS help seniors by donating and shopping

Community Volunteer Services for Seniors (CVSS) is hosting its annual garage/book sale next weekend and you can help. In addition to attending and shopping on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THINGS-TO-DO GUIDE: Teddy Bears in the Tri-Cities

With summer weather finally here, it shouldn't rain on either of this weekend's parades. Nor should the weather hamper your enjoyment of any of the other arts and entertainment events on this weekend in the Tri-Cities.

Skating and floor hockey at Poirier

Do you have the next Alexandre Burrows or Ryan Kesler toddling around your house? You can find out at Coquitlam's Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.

Bags of ice (and advice) are the tools for Irvine's young helpers

A group of Irvine elementary school students has made the school a little safer with a kind word, a dose of common sense and the occasional bag of ice. They are Kid Advisors and the primary students look up to them like the big kids they are.

SPOTLIGHT

PROFIT POWER Port Coquitlam's Canadian Access and Door Systems Inc., parent company to the Garage Door Depot, is among Canada's top 200 fastest-growing companies, according to Profit Magazine.