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Douglas College students want to get word out on addiction

Douglas College students Kate Hunt and Jessica Hewitt would like you to know three things: No one chooses to become an addict. Addiction can happen to anyone. And people dealing with addiction deserve dignity and respect.

Frog fun at Minnekhada Regional Park

You can join the frog chorus by spending an evening strolling the marsh, learning about frogs and other amphibians at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam. You can join a park interpreter this Friday, April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.

May Day! May Day!

The 2011 Port Coquitlam May Day kicks off April 29 and wraps up on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 8. Watch the April 27 and May 4 editions of The Tri-City News for full details of the popular annual event.

Make your own jewelry at Dogwood

Dogwood Pavilion is offering the opportunity this spring to design and make your own original creations. Starting on Monday, April 18 for four weeks, participants in this workshop create a different piece of jewelry: necklaces, earrings and rings.

Take your homework to the library

Tutors from high school will help kids with their most troublesome homework assignments on Fridays at the City Centre branch of Coquitlam Public Library.

Teens, get lyrical

All teens have something to say. At Coquitlam Public Library's annual Teen Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 28, it's how they say it that matters.

PoCo teens lend a hand to homeless people

The Port Coquitlam Youth Team Action Force is striking out again with its annual Random Acts of Kindness campaign.

Mandarin speaking competition at Gleneagle

School District 43 is hosting the B.C. finals for the Chinese Bridge public speaking contest Sunday at Gleneagle secondary.

THINGS TO DO GUIDE: Rain or shine, there's plenty to do

TODAY: Friday, April 8 SUPERHEROES Kids of all ages are invited to create their own comic book story and characters at Koko's Activity Centre (3210 St. Johns St., Port Moody). The cost for the drop-in varies from $5 to $10, from 4 to 8 p.m.

For 23 years, Tri-City family has made MS its mission

A Coquitlam dad with multiple sclerosis has inspired generations of his family to get involved in a fundraising event to raise money for the B.C. and Yukon Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.