Here's what's going on in the Tri-Cities for Saturday, Sept. 30:
Sept. 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, honouring the children who never returned home and the residential school survivors, their families and communities. The day coincides with Orange Shirt Day and responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action #80. On March 9, 2023, the Province of British Columbia passed legislation to make Sept. 30 a statutory holiday.
Join the City of Coquitlam and Coquitlam Public Library at Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam) on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation for activities from 12:30 to 3 p.m., including a screening of the film Birth of a Family at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and children's crafts available. This is a free drop-in event; no registration is required.
To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Port Moody Ecological Society invites the community to hear from Shelly Bear at a special event at 1 p.m. at the Noons Creek Hatchery (340 Ioco Rd., Port Moody, north of the Port Moody Recreation Centre).
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Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) hosts First Nations artist and educator Christine Mackenzie from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Mackenzie will share her unique art perspective around the importance of the cedar bough through a drawing and painting activity.
Wear orange for a skate at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 to 4 p.m. in honour of those affected by the residential school system. This is a drop-in program; no registration required. The cost is $2/person and includes skate and helmet rentals.
Slip on your dancing shoes for the Latin dance night with the Salsa Dance Zone featuring Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler. The party is from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Port Coquitlam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.). Admission is $15 and is suitable for ages 19 and older. A dance lesson for beginners is from 8 to 9 p.m.
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