Friday, Nov. 11
LEST WE FORGET
Take time to honour our veterans and fallen heroes. Remembrance Day services will begin at around 10:30 a.m. at cenotaphs in Coquitlam (Blue Mountain Park); Port Coquitlam (Veterans Park, in front of city hall); and Port Moody.
Comedians Ivan Decker, Chris Turner, Orissa Kelly, Alex MacKenzie and Simon King hit the stage at The Show Theatre at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam) at 8 p.m. as part of their Hungry for Laughs comedy tour. All proceeds go the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Saturday, Nov. 12
Get your Christmas gifts early at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School (1335 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam) where staff and students will host a Christmas Craft Fair today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Pacific Digital Photography Club returns to the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr.) for its 19th annual Photomotion show. The event, which in the past two years has been held online, will take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets at $18 can be bought using PayPal.
Hear iconic musician Jane Mortifee with Port Moody residents Bill Sample and Darlene Cooper in a house concert at the Heron’s Nest (154-101 Parkside Dr., Port Moody). The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Shop early for Christmas gifts at Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) as the facility opens its annual Positively Petite show, as well as its Holiday Artisan Shop. The opening reception featuring the artists is at 7 p.m. Sales are on a first-come first-served basis. The art exhibition and sale is on until Dec. 15 (and online from Nov. 18 to Dec. 15) while the Holiday Artisan Shop is open from Nov. 12 to Dec. 17.
Firefighters in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam will join forces again to raise funds for their charitable societies. The inaugural Mayors Charity Ball will feature musical performances, a buffet dinner, a silent auction and a 50–50 draw. Proceeds support the societies’ nutritional snack programs for elementary schools. The event takes place at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam).
Get your dancing shoes on for the Salsa and Latin Dance Night at the Port Coquitlam Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam). The Hot Salsa Dance Zone’s Alberto Gonzalez and Teresa Szefler will lead a dance class for beginners at 8 p.m. while the dance floor heats up from 9 p.m. to midnight. No partner is needed. Admission is $10.
Sunday, Nov. 13
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.
Join volunteers any Sunday, rain or shine, at the Mossom Creek Hatchery & Education Centre (Mossom Creek Drive, Port Moody) to help out with odd jobs and learn about watershed stewardship and fish culture. The gate is open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
Help parks staff with the City of Port Moody take out invasive plants along the Shoreline Trail near Pigeon Cove. Meet at 9:30 a.m. by the Shoreline Trail sign on the northern side of Murray Street, halfway between Klahanie Drive East and West. Wear closed-toe shoes or boots, and old clothes, and bring a water bottle. The event is rain or shine. Registration is encouraged.