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Arts centre, now 40, is 'bursting at the seams'

Like all good things, it started as a dream. In the late 1960s, a group of dedicated volunteers - led by Centennial art teacher Don Portelance - dreamt aloud it was time the arts had a permanent home in Coquitlam.

Singer, 13, to launch PM Arts Festival

Cole Armour finds it hard to narrow down his favourite singer. So he picks two. "I love Lady Gaga because of her originality," the 13-year-old Langley resident said. "And Celine Dion because she's kind-hearted.

Number 14 is 20

Axis Theatre Company's The Number 14 will make a stop at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam next week as part of a provincial tour of the 20-year-old show. The comedy runs Sept.

ARTS IN BRIEF: Wearable arts deadline nearing

Fashion designers have less than two months to stitch up their garments for the Port Moody Art Centre Society's annual Wearable Arts contest. The deadline is Nov.

Singers make Top 20 in CBC reality show

At the age of four, Fiona McIntyre and Jennifer Gillis both fell in love with the character of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

Deux films en fran├žais

Two thrillers will be featured this weekend for Port Moody Film Society's French Mini-Fest. Tell No One will be screened on Friday while Cache can be seen on Saturday at Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.); both shows start at 7:30 p.m.

What is happiness?

Time is running out for Adi Parker. The Maillardville artist has until Friday at 10:19 p.m. to collect about $100 to get backing for her Kickstarter project, Physically Linked.

Ruby's work on display at school

Grade 5 student Ruby Taylor (right) will see her winning design in a new mosaic now up at her Port Coquitlam school.

Singer wins mall contest

A 21-year-old singer from Port Moody last month won a talent competition Lougheed mall. Frankie Cena beat out hundreds of singers who auditioned live and by video. Twelve candidates were picked on Aug. 24, with the winner's name announced Aug. 31.

$ for Ioco, Anmore

The 12th annual Ioco Days in Port Moody got a boost in funding this week thanks to the federal government.