A French school in Port Coquitlam will fete its 25th anniversary with an art show and sale on Thursday.
Francophone students from L'Ecole des Pionniers (3550 Wellington St.) will have their work on display starting at 6 p.m. Half of the proceeds raised from the event will support the Japanese relief fund to help rebuild the country after its March earthquake and tsunami.
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A young ballerina who studies at Coquitlam's Place des Arts will spend July in the Goh Ballet Summer Dance Intensive on full scholarship.
Jeannine Haller, 14, a New Westminster resident, won the accolade after taking first place for both her solo set piece and solo variation en point number at the Surrey Festival of Dance last month.
Haller said she had been looking at dance schools for the summer "so winning this just gives me an opportunity to do what I love to do," she said. The Grade 9 home-schooled teen has been under the instruction of PdA's Lucienne Anczykowski for eight years and was inspired to starting ballet by her babysitter, who showed Haller her pointe shoes.
Four young performers from the Tri-Cities are in the new CircusWest show at the PNE, which starts on Thursday.
The Journey to Lost Lagoon, which runs May 12 to 15, is part of Vancouver's 125th anniversary celebrations and includes Coquitlam's Danika Revesz, 16, and Hallie Jones, 12, as well as Vanessa Sullivan, 14, of Port Moody, and Kaitlynn DuSomme, 12, of Port Coquitlam. The production showcases Stanley Park landmarks. Tickets at $18/$15/$12 are available by calling 604-252-3679 or visiting www.circuswest.com.
Coquitlam's Burquest Jewish Community Association will launch the first in its concert series this Friday.
The Friday Night Live! services will start May 13 with Cantor Levin and his band (Ben Zvikler on drums, Jeremy Helten on guitar and tenor sax, and Ben Helten on guitar and bass) with Jewish worship music shows following on each Friday night.
Others musicians in the series line-up include Danny Maseng, Craig Taubman, Debbie Friedman and Ami Aloni, a friend and early mentor of Levin's. The services at the centre (2860 Dewdney Trunk Rd.) start at 7:30 p.m. with an oneg Shabbat to follow. There is no cost for admission. For more information, visit 604-552-7221 or visit www.burquest.org.