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Top PdA students perform at awards gala this weekend

Place des Arts' music and dance students who clinched cash accolades this year will be honoured - and will perform - at the Coquitlam facility's annual awards gala on Saturday.

Place des Arts' music and dance students who clinched cash accolades this year will be honoured - and will perform - at the Coquitlam facility's annual awards gala on Saturday.

Nine students earned scholarships for their talent in music, dance and visual arts while four were awarded bursaries to further their arts education.

The scholarship recipients: are Chi Cheuk Yung (piano), Jordon Yep (piano), Aiishe Brockopp-Rayne (jazz dance) and Benjamin Chang (piano) for PdA scholarships; Rachel Dill (fibre arts) for the W.H. Sclater Memorial Award; Sasha Poon (violin) for advanced musical studies scholarship; Joy Shim for the Elliott Harty Piano scholarship; Seok Hee Jang (clarinet) for the The Leonore Peyton Memorial Award; and Toria Kindersley (ballet) for the Coquitlam Maillardville Heritage Trust Award.

The May 7 show happens at 7 p.m. in the Leonore Peyton Salon at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave.). Admission is by donation and reservations are needed by calling 604-664-1636.

CHAMBER CHOIR

Tony Araujo will lead the Corpus Christi College Chamber Choir in a Mother's Day show at a Coquitlam church on Sunday.

The 3 p.m. event is part of the Joan West Memorial Concert series at Our Lady of Fatima Church (315 Walker St.) that is supporting parish youth who will attend World Youth Day in Spain this summer.

Tickets at $20 are available through the parish office. Call 604-936-2525 for more information.

CROSSROADS

Two shows are lined up in Port Coquitlam this month to support the Crossroads Hospice Society.

Burke Mountain resident and folk/blues musician Pam Goessaert will play The Gathering Place at Leigh Square Community Arts Village on May 13 while the Mersey-Dixon Line Steppers and Coastal Sound Youth Choir will perform in a double bill on May 27.

Admission is $5 at the door (1100-2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo). The open mic starts at 7:30 p.m. with the feature act on at 9 p.m. (there is no open stage on May 27).

MAGIC NIGHT

An Aladdin Casino Night will be the theme at a fundraiser for kids in Coquitlam next Saturday.

The May 14 event to benefit the Toonies for Kids Society will be held at the Executive Plaza Hotel (405 North Rd.) from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets at $100 include a dinner, show, dancing and casino entertainment.

The society hopes to raise $100,000 that night to help fight child poverty in B.C.

For more information, visit www.tooniesforkids.info.

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