Sign up early for the city of Port Coquitlam's first annual Easter Arts Celebration.
The family event - open to kids 12 and under - will happen on April 23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Leigh Square Community Arts Village, beside city hall. The cost is $10 per child and will include Easter egg decorating, an egg hunt, arts and crafts, storytelling and entertainment.Parent participation is required.
Afterwards, take a dip in the Hyde Creek rec centre pool for an Easter swim from 3 to 5 p.m. Register by calling 604-927-7529.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
An honours concert featuring the winners of the Coquitlam District Music Festival, which wrapped up this month, will be held on Sunday.
Performers in the speech and vocal components will showcase their talents from 2 to 4 p.m. while the piano and string musicians will play between 6 and 8 p.m. at St. Laurence Anglican Church (825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam).Admission is by donation and proceeds will go to the students' bursary fund.
The winners, who will compete at the provincial festival in Kamloops in June, are:
Strings:Stephen Li (junior);Lukasz Wieczorek (intermediate);Emily Zwamborn (senior); Grace Takeda (national)
Speech:Grace Hua (intermediate);Cherry Fung (senior)
Vocal:Sarah Quinn (junior classical);Spencer Britten (intermediate classical);Lauren Phillips (junior musical theatre);Elias Wilson (intermediate musical theatre)
Piano:Aaron Kam (junior);Christy Yip (intermediate);Nicole Linaksita (senior);Tristan Teo (national).
For the third year, Port Moody secondary's Community Leadership Force will help the homeless by hosting a multi-cultural music festival.
The event takes place on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) with proceeds being donated to the Hope For Freedom Society.This year's performance includes flamenco and belly dancers, and Chinese singers. Tickets are at 604-715-8866.