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Your best guide for Tri-City events in November 2023

It's our biggest events guide to date! See what's going on in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for November 2023.
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"Billy Bishop Goes to War" is at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam in November 2023. ACE PRODUCTIONS

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Halloween Party

Kids can off their costumes, have photos snapped with emergency vehicles and trick-or-treat with Coquitlam RCMP and firefighters at a Halloween party at Buchanan Square (outside the detachment and Coquitlam City Hall (3000 Guildford Way) from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

MORE: 604-945-1550

 

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Need a Job?

If you’re looking for a job, head over to the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) for the 2023 Tri-Cities Job Fair hosted by WorkBC centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features more than 20 employers based in Metro Vancouver including the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, Fraser Health, Lordco Auto Parts and Save-On-Foods. There is no entry cost.

REGISTER: 2023tricitiesjobfair.eventbrite.ca

 

Thursday, Nov. 2

Watershed Health

Join the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable for a talk titled Vital Signs: Checking our Watershed’s Health, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pinetree Community Centre in Coquitlam (1260 Pinetree Way). There will be a moderated panel discussion followed by a question period for the audience.

MORE: coquitlamriverwatershed.ca

 

Friday, Nov. 3

Pageant Ready

See the contestants in the Miss Vancouver pageant today and Saturday in the Inlet Theatre inside Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.). The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $81.21 for the talent and preliminary contest; the finals are Nov. 4.

MORE: Eventbrite.ca

New Light

The organization Diwali Fest marks 20 years with an Indian wedding-themed Diwali event. The Haldi celebration, in partnership with Coquitlam Heritage, takes place at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) from 6 to 9 p.m. Dress is yellow or orange to take part in the pre-wedding musical and dance showcase. There is no cost.

REGISTER: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Football Supremacy

The Tri-Cities' two high school varsity football teams wrap up their regular seasons playing each other for the Coquitlam Cup. The Centennial Centaurs visit the Terry Fox Ravens, 7 p.m. at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam's Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way).

MORE: sd43.bc.ca/school/centennial

Express Action

Watch the Coquitlam Express hockey team battle Langley at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) at 7 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

Trailblazers on Ice

Cheer on the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers as they meet Grandview on the ice at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) for a 7 p.m. game.

MORE: portmoodypanthers.com

 

Saturday, Nov. 4

Pull Weeds

Earn school credit and high fives by taking part in the City of Port Moody’s invasive plant removal at Thurston Terrace. Volunteers will tackle a large patch of English Ivy that’s spreading through the forest. Meet at the trail entrance at Noons Creek Drive and Cunningham Lane. Wear study shoes and bring water; gloves, eye protection and tools will be provided. Kids ages 14 and under need adult accompaniment.

MORE: portmoody.ca

Get It Fixed

The City of Port Coquitlam’s Repair Cafe returns to the public works yard (1737 Broadway St.) for the monthly fix session with staff and volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your broken items in for a free repair; donations are encouraged. The event is in partnership with the Rotary Port Coquitlam Centennial.

MORE: portcoquitlam.ca

Christmas Fair

Shop for the holidays at the Terry Fox Christmas Fair at Terry Fox Secondary in Port Coquitlam (1260 Riverwood Dr.) — an event sponsored in part by the Tri-City News. More than 100 vendors and suppliers will be on site; there’s also a 50–50 draw. Admission to the craft fair is $2 (no ATM on site).

EMAIL: terryfoxcraftfair@gmail.com

Original Art

Tour the Wellness Room at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) this weekend to shop for original art created by the members of the Port Moody Art Association for their 54th annual showcase, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All pieces purchased on site can be taken home at the time of sale. This year’s featured artist is Dutch painter Carla Vermaat, a club member for two years.

MORE: facebook.com/pmaa50

Diwali Fest

Learn about South Asian culture at Diwali: Festival of Lights Celebration, happening from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). The free drop-in festival includes dance and arts workshops, a Diwali market, and cultural exhibits and performances.

MORE: facebook.com/events/2039486296418368/?active_tab=discussion

For Scribes

K.O. Villoso talks about how to create conflict in characters at a workshop at the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Bring your manuscript. And, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., author Erik D’Souza will speak about how writers can find their audience. D’Souza is the social media co-ordinator for Crime Writers of Canada.

REGISTER: portmoodylibrary.ca

Autumn Celebration

Hear the success stories from the Talitha Koum Society as the non-profit group, which runs two addiction-recovery homes in Coquitlam, hosts a fundraiser at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church (2888 Delahaye Dr.) from 6:15 to 10 p.m. Tickets at $50 (or $365 for a table) include a dinner, speakers and entertainment from Nicolas Roy. The event is sponsored by Beedie.

MORE: canadahelps.org

Sitar and Tabla

Sitarist and composer Mohamed Assani, who is known for his genre-defying approach to music-making, performs original and traditional Indian and Pakistani tunes at Place des Arts in Coquitlam (1120 Brunette Ave.) at 7 p.m. His show is called Spirit of Tradition.

TICKETS: Eventbrite.ca

Pageant Ready

See the contestants in the Miss Vancouver pageant today and Saturday in the Inlet Theatre inside Port Moody City Hall (100 Newport Dr.). The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $107.83 for the finals and coronation.

MORE: Eventbrite.ca

Wind Music

Dance the World Over is the title of the concert by the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble, which performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way). Tickets are $20/$15/$12.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Healing Hands

Are you looking for closure after the loss of a loved one? Expert mediums Alan Holmes and Mark Brooks with the Universal Spiritualist Centre may help reach your past relatives and friends in the spirit world at a "healing" event at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). The event is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the JB Young Room. Admission is $25.

MORE: wttsw.com

Panthers Game

Cheer on the Port Moody Panthers as they face off against Langley on the ice at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) for a 7:45 p.m. game.

MORE: portmoodypanthers.com

Get Dancing!

Slip on your dancing shoes to groove to the Latin beats with the Salsa Dance Zone. A beginners’ lesson is at 8 p.m. with the dance floor opening up from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tonight’s event takes place at the Port Coquitlam Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.). Admission is $15.

MORE: salsadancezone.com

 

Sunday, Nov. 5

Winter Farmers Market

Grab your grocery bags and head to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody) for the winter farmers market, run by the Grow Local Society. Tour the market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to find fresh fare, meats and handcrafted items.

MORE: makebakegrow.com

Original Art

Tour the Wellness Room at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) today to shop for original art created by the members of the Port Moody Art Association for their 54th annual showcase, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All pieces purchased on site can be taken home at the time of sale. This year’s featured artist is Dutch painter Carla Vermaat, a club member for two years.

MORE: facebook.com/pmaa50

Holiday Vendor Market

Shop for gifts early at the holiday market at Site B in Port Moody (3012 Murray St.) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is free.

MORE: portmoody.ca

First World War

Hear battlefield historian John Goheen talk about the First World War — and how we remember — at a Remembrance Day presentation at 1 p.m. at POMO Museum (2734 Murray St., Port Moody). Admission is by donation.

REGISTER: Eventbrite.ca

Authors Fair

Talk with writers and readers — and pick up books — at the Authors Fair, on from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Port Moody Public Library (100 Newport Dr.).

MORE: portmoodylibrary.ca

Will’s Jams

Children’s entertainer Will Stroet, a Juno Award nominee, brings his playful tunes and stories to the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) for a family-friendly show from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Wrap-up Party

Celebrate the end of the Asian Impact Society’s art exhibit at Place des Arts in Coquitlam (1120 Brunette Ave.) with canapés and cocktails gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. The art display, which ends Nov. 9 at the Maillardville arts hub, is titled Your Art, Your Reflections. The wrap-up party is free. Participants can also vote on their favourite artwork.

MORE: asianimpactsociety.com

 

Monday, Nov. 6

In Watercolour

Check out the artwork in the Michael Wright Art Gallery at Leigh Square (next to Port Coquitlam City Hall) where the International Watercolour Society of Canada is hosting an exhibition until Jan. 16, 2024. The display is called Stories in Light. Also, in The Outlet Art Gallery, also at Leigh Square, there is a group show called Neither Here Nor There, but Everywhere. Neither Then Nor Now, but Forever by Natasha Boskic, Linda Haftner, Pierre Leichner, Alex Lavrov, Johnny Tai, Hoda Mir and Barbara Tevarotto.

MORE: portcoquitlam.ca

 

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Heritage Detectives

Hear from Port Coquitlam history buff Bryan Ness at PoCo Heritage (150-2248 McAllister Ave.) at his biweekly talk about the city’s past.

MORE: pocoheritage.org

Eco Cinema

Grab a seat at the City Centre branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (1169 Pinetree Way) to see 2040, a film by director Damon Gameau that looks sustainable practices. The screening from 6 to 8:30 p.m. is free and a half-hour talk will be held afterward.

MORE: coqlibrary.ca

Urban Forest Forum

Hear from five environmental experts at the second Tri-Cities Urban Forest Forum, happening at 7 p.m. at Douglas College's Coquitlam campus (1250 Pinetree Way). Nancy Furness, who has a PhD in plant ecophysiology from UBC, will moderate the talk that includes presentations from Erin Gorby, manager of urban forestry and parks, and Karin Johnson, sustainability project specialist, with the City of Coquitlam; Andreanne Doyon, director of SFU’s Resource and Environmental Management Planning Program; Isabel Gordon, the District of West Vancouver’s director of financial services who has expertise on municipal natural asset valuation and management; and master gardener Brian Minter. The topic of discussion is: How do we meet the urgent need for affordable housing while retaining the healthy urban forest we need to manage the effects of climate change? The event in Lecture Theatre A1470 is sponsored by the Burke Mountain Naturalists, Protect Coquitlam’s Urban Trees and the Wondrous Tree Fellowship.

MORE: facebook.com/WondrousTreeFellowship

 

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Amateur and professional snappers can share ideas with the Pacific Digital Photography Club, which holds its meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Port Moody Secondary (300 Albert St.) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

MORE: pdpc.ca

 

Thursday, Nov. 9

Winter Delights

Shop for Christmas at the Winter Treasures Artisan Market, which opens at 10:30 a.m. at PoMoArts (2425 St. Johns St., Port Moody). The boutique-style market includes handcrafted pottery, jewelry, glass and art. Also opening today is the 27th annual Blackberry Christmas Marketplace, operated by the Blackberry Gift Shop at PoMoArts.

MORE: pomoarts.ca

Candle Making

Try your hand at candle-making at Mackin House in Coquitlam (1116 Brunette Ave.) to light up the dark days in the house. The cost is $40 and is appropriate for ages 12 and up. The Coquitlam Heritage Society event runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamheritage.ca

Chess Club

Drop into the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library (575 Poirier St.) for a friendly chess game or two with friends or new friends. Chess sets will be provided for the 14+ event that begins at 7 p.m.

MORE: coqlibrary.ca

Radio Broadcast

IOCO Players Theatre presents War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, Port Moody at the Inlet United Church at The Springs (2315 Spring St.) from Nov. 9 to 11. The production is based on the H.G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds. Tickets are via Eventbrite.ca.

MORE: facebook.com/groups/iocoplayerstheatreportmoody

 

Friday, Nov. 10

Radio Broadcast

IOCO Players Theatre presents War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, Port Moody at the Inlet United Church at The Springs (2315 Spring St.) from Nov. 9 to 11. The production is based on the H.G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds. Tickets are via Eventbrite.ca.

MORE: facebook.com/groups/iocoplayerstheatreportmoody

Trailblazers on Ice

Cheer on the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers as they meet Chilliwack on the ice at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) for a 7 p.m. game.

MORE: pocohockey.ca

Crossroads Coffeehouse

David Symons, Benedicte Schioetz, Rachel Prior-Tsang, Chris Fowles and Brian Baroda — aka The Side Project — perform at 8:45 p.m. at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, a fundraiser for Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., with an In Remembrance opening featuring musicians Don Klein, Rob Turner, Wayne Sawyer, Gord Markle, Bill Marshall and Kate Smith, at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). Admission is $10.

MORE: facebook.com/CrossroadsHospiceCoffeehouse

Movie Night

Au Revoir Les Enfants, an autobiographical film by Louis Malle, rolls at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody (100 Newport Dr.) at 7:30 p.m. courtesy of the Port Moody Film Society. The flick from 1987 follows the protagonist at a French boarding school in the Second World War. Entry is $5 (cash or cheque) and a $5 society membership for the year.

MORE: pmfilm.ca

 

Saturday, Nov. 11

Lest We Forget

A Remembrance Day service will be held between 10:15 a.m. and noon at Coquitlam’s Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave.). In Port Coquitlam, it’s in the newly renovated Veterans Park in front of city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.).

MORE: rclegion263.ca / pocolegion.ca

Carney Crafts

If you’ve got a long list of shopping to do for the holidays, consider the Archbishop Carney Regional Catholic Secondary School Christmas Craft Fair — on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam school (1335 Dominion Ave.). More than 150 vendors will be on site. Admission is $5.

MORE: acrss.org

Radio Broadcast

IOCO Players Theatre presents War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, Port Moody at the Inlet United Church at The Springs (2315 Spring St.) at 2 and 7 p.m. The production is based on the H.G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds. Today’s matinee includes a free half-hour talk back with the cast and crew after the show. Tickets are via Eventbrite.ca.

MORE: facebook.com/groups/iocoplayerstheatreportmoody

Panthers Game

Cheer on the Port Moody Panthers as they face off against Mission City on the ice at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) for a 7:45 p.m. game.

MORE: portmoodypanthers.com

Get Dancing!

Slip on your dancing shoes to groove to the Latin beats with the Salsa Dance Zone. A beginners’ lesson is at 8 p.m. with the dance floor opening up from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tonight’s event takes place at the Site B Brewery in Port Moody (3012 Murray St.). Admission is $15.

MORE: salsadancezone.com

 

Sunday, Nov. 12

Winter Farmers Market

Grab your grocery bags and head to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody) for the winter farmers market, run by the Grow Local Society. Tour the market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to find fresh fare, meats and handcrafted items.

MORE: makebakegrow.com

Carney Crafts

If you’ve got a long list of shopping to do for the holidays, consider the Archbishop Carney Regional Catholic Secondary School Christmas Craft Fair — on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam school (1335 Dominion Ave.). More than 150 vendors will be on site. Admission is $5.

MORE: acrss.org

Trailblazers on Ice

Cheer on the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers as they meet Mission City on the ice at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) for a 3 p.m. game.

MORE: pocohockey.ca

Hardy Harhar

Jokers Canada returns to the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody (100 Newport Dr.) with a new line-up of comedians in its Port Moody Comedy Classic special, which starts at 7 p.m. The Sept. 29 date sold out. Tickets for the 19+ show are $34.

MORE: Eventbrite.ca

Live Music

Hear stories and bluesy Americana tunes from Ray Bonneville, a Juno Award winner, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way). Tickets for his concert at 7:30 p.m. are $37/$34/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Monday, Nov. 13

Rhymes of Times

Julie Schmidt leads a reminiscing session on the theme “Getting Your Driver’s License” at PoCo Heritage (150-2248 McAllister Ave.) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

MORE: pocoheritage.org

 

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Lest We Forget

Follow Canada’s greatest World War I pilot in the play Billy Bishop Goes to War, on at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the ACE Productions presentation are $45/$38/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Salmon Doc

The Return, a 20-minute long documentary film from 2020 that captures the return of the salmon run from Burnaby's Still Creek, will be screened at the Como Lake United Church in Coquitlam (535 Marmont St.) starting at 7:30 p.m. Director Marina Dodis will talk about her film afterwards along with Dianne Ramage, a Maple Creek stream keeper and the former president of the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

MORE: burkemountainnaturalists.ca

 

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Lest We Forget

Follow Canada’s greatest World War I pilot in the play Billy Bishop Goes to War, on at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the ACE Productions presentation are $45/$38/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Thursday, Nov. 16

Fall Crafts

Handcrafted wares from the Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary members are on sale in the lobby of the Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody (475 Guildford Way) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in support of the foundation. Pick up from cloth totes, mitts and wreaths for the fall.

MORE: erha.ca

Lest We Forget

Follow Canada’s greatest World War I pilot in the play Billy Bishop Goes to War, on at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the ACE Productions presentation are $45/$38/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Country Divas

The Country Divas, an all-female band, performs at The Show Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are via Ticketmaster.

MORE: greatcanadian.com

 

Friday, Nov. 17

Winter Market

Visit the Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam) from 4 to 8 to shop for the holidays. The Glen Pine Crafters and other artists have created handmade treasures, knitted wares, cards, tree decorations, baby and children's items and a great selection of gifts. Admission is free.

MORE: coquitlam.ca/455/Glen-Pine-Pavilion

Family Forts

Port Coquitlam families with children can visit the Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave.) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for Family Forts After Dark, 90-minutes of fort building and reading by flashlight. Fort materials will be provided, but bring your own flashlight and a snack.

REGISTER: fvrl.bc.ca

Live Tunes

Two bands take to the Inlet Theatre stage in Port Moody (100 Newport Dr.) for a show at 6 p.m.: Steelin' in the Years, an 11-member ensemble paying tribute to Steely Dan, and Blues Hoodoo, a five-piece group playing funk, blues, soul and rock ’n roll originals and covers. Tickets for the concert are $49.

MORE: portmoodyjamz.ca

Jamaican Tour

Support the United Rugby Club as it sends off three junior teams — two boys' and one girls' — for a week-long tour in Jamaica next March, where they will play against local teams. Tickets for the fundraiser at the Cat and Fiddle Pub (1979 Brown St., Port Coquitlam) are $25. The 19+ event starts at 6 p.m. There is no reserved seating. 

MORE: united-rugby-club.helcim.app/quick-order

30 Years of Art

Celebrate 30 years of the Art Focus Artists Association at its anniversary fall art show in The Outlet at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam. The opening reception for the show and sale is from 7 to 9 p.m. The display continues throughout the weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There is no cost to attend.

MORE: artfocusartistsassociation.com

New Art at PdA

Celebrate the opening of the annual miniature exhibition, Positively Petite, and the start of the Holiday Artisan Shop at a reception that starts at 7 p.m. Also launching are two shows: Beholding by Allison Barton Youssef and Levity - A Lightness of Spirit by Brandi Williams.

MORE: placedesarts.ca

Express Action

Watch the Coquitlam Express hockey team battle Powell River at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) at 7 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

Trailblazers on Ice

Cheer on the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers as they meet North Vancouver on the ice at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) for a 7 p.m. game.

MORE: pocohockey.ca

Lest We Forget

Follow Canada’s greatest World War I pilot in the play Billy Bishop Goes to War, on at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the ACE Productions presentation are $45/$38/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Canadian Music

Catch The Tea Party and I Mother Earth at The Show Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are via Ticketmaster.

MORE: greatcanadian.com

 

Saturday, Nov. 18

Winter Market

Visit the Glen Pine Pavilion (1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to shop for the holidays. The Glen Pine Crafters and other artists have created handmade treasures, knitted wares, cards, tree decorations, baby and children's items and a great selection of gifts. Admission is free.

MORE: coquitlam.ca/455/Glen-Pine-Pavilion

Riverside Market

More than 50 vendors will be offering their wares at the annual Christmas Market at Riverside Community Church in Port Coquitlam (2329 Fremont Conn.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment and activities will also be provided.

MORE: rside.ca

Plant a Tree

Help the City of Port Moody to plant native trees along the Alfred Howe Greenway Trail. Meet at the northern end of the Westhill Park parking lot at the trail entrance. Gloves, eye protection and tools will be provided.

MORE: portmoody.ca

30 Years of Art

Celebrate 30 years of the Art Focus Artists Association at its anniversary fall art show in The Outlet at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam. The display is on through the weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There is no cost to attend.

MORE: artfocusartistsassociation.com

HollyDaze

It’s the annual HollyDaze in the Heights, a celebration by the Austin Heights Business Improvement Association (BIA) from 4 to 9 p.m. in the 1000-block of Austin Avenue between Nelson and Marmont streets. The free festival includes food trucks and food vendors, a holiday photo booth, entertainment and activities, games and site-wide beer, wine and cider.

MORE: austinheights.ca/event/hollydaze-2023

Got the Beat

Spend the night dancing to the tunes from a Beatles tribute band in support of the Low Entropy Foundation. The dinner and dance fundraiser is from 6 to 11 p.m. in the Wellness Room at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.).

MORE: lowentropy.org

Express Action

Watch the Coquitlam Express hockey team battle Surrey at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) at 7 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

Lest We Forget

Follow Canada’s greatest World War I pilot in the play Billy Bishop Goes to War, on at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the ACE Productions presentation are $45/$38/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Panthers Game

Cheer on the Port Moody Panthers as they face off against Delta on the ice at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) for a 7:45 p.m. game.

MORE: portmoodypanthers.com

Get Dancing!

Slip on your dancing shoes to groove to the Latin beats with the Salsa Dance Zone. A beginners’ lesson is at 8 p.m. with the dance floor opening up from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tonight’s event takes place at the Port Coquitlam Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.). Admission is $15.

MORE: salsadancezone.com

 

Sunday, Nov. 19

Winter Farmers Market

Grab your grocery bags and head to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody) for the winter farmers market, run by the Grow Local Society. Tour the market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to find fresh fare, meats and handcrafted items.

MORE: makebakegrow.com

30 Years of Art

Celebrate 30 years of the Art Focus Artists Association at its anniversary fall art show in The Outlet at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam. The display is on from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

MORE: artfocusartistsassociation.com

Jingle and Mingle

Be part of a "magical holiday market" before Christmas: The Cannoli King presents its social/shopping experience from noon to 5 p.m. at 1125-950 Seaborne, Port Coquitlam.

MORE: cannoliking.ca

All Shook Up

Dogwood Songsters join the Mixed Bag Band in concert for All Shook Up, a celebration of the music of Elvis Presley. The show starts at 1:30 p.m. in the Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam (1655 Winslow Ave.). Tickets at $10 can be bought from the Dogwood Designs Gift Shop.

MORE: coquitlam.ca/442/Dogwood-Pavilion

Panthers Game

Cheer on the Port Moody Panthers as they face off against White Rock on the ice at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) for a 7:45 p.m. game.

MORE: portmoodypanthers.com

 

Monday, Nov. 20

Heritage Writers

Capture your life story for your family with Julie Schmidt at PoCo Heritage (150-2248 McAllister Ave.) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring a pen and paper, or laptop. This month’s theme is “Getting My Driver’s Licence.”

MORE: pocoheritage.org

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Heritage Detectives

Hear from Port Coquitlam history buff Bryan Ness at PoCo Heritage (150-2248 McAllister Ave.) at his biweekly talk about the city’s past.

MORE: pocoheritage.org

Creative Correspondence

Teens (ages 12 and up) and adults can decorate letters and cards for the holidays at the Coquitlam Public Library’s Poirier branch (575 Poirier St.) from 7 to 8 p.m. The cards can be taken home or donated to the Holiday Hello project.

REGISTER: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/9023093

Original Poems

Troupe de Poetry presents The Winter Show, a free all-ages event at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) that sees writers perform new poetry for a live audience.

MORE: karenheinpoetry.wordpress.com

 

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Creative Correspondence

Teens (ages 12 and up) and adults can decorate letters and cards for the holidays at the Coquitlam Public Library’s City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) from 7 to 8 p.m. The cards can be taken home or donated to the Holiday Hello project.

REGISTER: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/9023090

 

Thursday, Nov. 23

Coffee with Cops

Coquitlam RCMP is hosting its second fall talk with the public at McDonald’s (1131 Austin Ave., Coquitlam) from 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee with a Cop aims to build relationships with the community; refreshments will be served.

MORE: 604-945-1550

Sixty Scoop

Join the Coquitlam Heritage Society for a presentation from the Sixty Scoop Indigenous Society of BC, a group to support survivors of the Sixties Scoop that resulted in thousands of Indigenous children from taken from their homes and placed in white foster and adoptive homes from the 1950s to early 1990s. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The talk is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mackin House in Coquitlam (1116 Brunette Ave.).

REGISTER: coquitlamheritage.ca

South Asian Art

Hear from Sirish Rao, director of public engagement and learning at the Vancouver Art Gallery and co-founder of the Indian Summer Festival, at a cultural talk at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. His talk is part of the Art Gallery at Evergreen's current exhibition RISE: Sanddep Johal and Sarah Kahn. There is no cost to attend.

REGISTER: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Friday, Nov. 24

Say Cheese

Take your family — and pets — to Mackin House in Coquitlam (1116 Brunette Ave.) to get a heritage holiday photo. Butter Studios will be in the parlour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to snap images for the fundraiser for the Coquitlam Heritage Society. The cost is $20 per session

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Green Burials

Learn about sustainable cemeteries and how they are different from traditional cemeteries at a talk with a Heritage Gardens representative at Terry Fox Library (2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam). The drop-in session is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

MORE: fvrl.ca

Lafarge Kick-off

The largest free outdoor light show in Metro Vancouver launches around Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with a city-produced party in partnership with Coquitlam Centre. The winter-themed celebration runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and includes live entertainment and food trucks. Post photos on social media with the hashtags #LightsAtLafarge and #ExploreCoquitlam.

MORE: coquitlam.ca/lightsatlafarge

Express Action

Watch the Coquitlam Express hockey team battle Langley at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St.) at 7 p.m.

MORE: coquitlamexpress.ca

Trailblazers on Ice

Cheer on the Port Coquitlam Trailblazers as they meet Delta on the ice at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) for a 7 p.m. game.

MORE: pocohockey.ca

Crossroads Coffeehouse

Catch Steve Sainas, a Juno award-winning teacher, as he headlines the Crossroads Coffeehouse, a fundraiser for Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody. His latest album is Simple As This. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.). Admission is $10.

MORE: facebook.com/CrossroadsHospiceCoffeehouse

 

Saturday, Nov. 25

Art Show, Sale

There’s free admission to the Coquitlam Art Club fall show and sale, happening today and Sunday in the Centennial Room at the Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam (1655 Winslow Ave.). The event runs from 9 to 4 p.m. today and includes live demonstrations of artistic techniques and free draws for artwork. Check out the feature presentation, titled Waters of BC.

MORE: coquitlamartclub.ca

Say Cheese

Take your family — and pets — to Mackin House in Coquitlam (1116 Brunette Ave.) to get a heritage holiday photo. Butter Studios will be in the parlour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to snap images for the fundraiser for the Coquitlam Heritage Society. The cost is $20 per session

REGISTER: coquitlamheritage.ca

Mayors’ Charity Ball

Support the fire departments in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam as their charitable societies host the second annual Mayors’ Charity Ball at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam). The gala from 5:30 to 11 p.m. includes a buffet dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and 50–50 draw. Last year’s fundraiser brought in more than $135,000 for the Nutritional Snack Programs at elementary schools.

TICKETS: Eventbrite.ca

Panthers Game

Cheer on the home team Port Moody Panthers as they face off against Port Coquitlam on the ice at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) for a 7:45 p.m. game.

MORE: portmoodypanthers.com

Musical Theatre

Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) will turn its rehearsal hall into a cabaret for Play on Words Productions’ musical show featuring its founders: Ryan Nunez, Theo Budd and Sabrielle McCurdy. The event starts at 8 p.m.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Sunday, Nov. 26

Winter Farmers Market

Grab your grocery bags and head to the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd., Port Moody) for the winter farmers market, run by the Grow Local Society. Tour the market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to find fresh fare, meats and handcrafted items.

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Art Show, Sale

There’s free admission to the Coquitlam Art Club fall show and sale, happening today and Sunday in the Centennial Room at the Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam (1655 Winslow Ave.). The event runs from 9 to 3 p.m. today and includes live demonstrations of artistic techniques and free draws for artwork. Check out the feature presentation, titled Waters of BC.

MORE: coquitlamartclub.ca

Juno Winner

Families can hear stories and sing songs with the award-winning entertainer Norman Foote at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody (100 Newport Dr.) at 3:30 p.m. He will perform with the Coastal Sound Music Academy’s kids and junior choirs. The concert is part of Bill Sample and Darlene Cooper’s Inlet Theatre Music Series.

TICKETS: Eventbrite.ca

Signature Style

Quartetto Gelato, a classical music quartet that’s played around the world, lands at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) for a show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37/$34/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Panthers Game

Cheer on the Port Moody Panthers as they face off against North Vancouver on the ice at the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.) for a 7:45 p.m. game.

MORE: portmoodypanthers.com

 

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Piano Masters

Catch Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann in a recital titled Carnival! at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam (1205 Pinetree Way) at 2:30 p.m. Their show features Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals, a favourite for the young and young at heart. Tickets are $32/$28/$16.

MORE: evergreenculturalcentre.ca

 

Thursday, Nov. 30

Original Poems

Troupe de Poetry presents The Winter Show, a free all-ages event at 5:45 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam) that sees writers perform new poetry for a live audience.

MORE: karenheinpoetry.wordpress.com

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