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COMMUNITY CORNER: Olympics discussed

Bring your Olympic-themed thoughts to this month's Dialogue and Discourse event.

Bring your Olympic-themed thoughts to this month's Dialogue and Discourse event.

Jim McArthur, a communications consultant, wilderness guide and doctoral candidate in education at SFU will facilitate the event, an open discussion session with Olympic Games as the theme. Adults in the community are encouraged to join in on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9:45 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion.

The two-hour session includes coffee or tea and the fee is $5 for members and $7 for visitors.

To register and for more information call 604-927-6087. Dogwood Pavilion is located in Coquitlam at 624 Poirier Street, entrance off Winslow.

Find yourself new treasures

Join Coquitlam Leisure and Parks Services as they host an 80-vendor children's swap meet Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St.

Parents and children have been busy cleaning out their closets for this always popular event, which features slightly used clothing, toys, books and baby accessories. The sale is for used items only, which are suitable for infants and children.

This event will take place in the Poirier Community Centre's Centennial Room, located next door to the community centre.

For more information, please call 604-927-6048 or 604-927-6046 or email [email protected].

Club hosts Wow event

The third annual Wow Toastmaster Extravaganza will showcase amazing speaking talent including Golden Gavel Award winner Peter Legge.

This event, taking place at the ACT Theatre in Maple Ridge, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., is organized by eight clubs from Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge that combined efforts to promote Toastmasters in the area.

Also speaking will be Toastmasters International's incoming president Pat Johnson, with keynote speaker honours going to Angela Louie, who placed second in the 2005 Toastmaster International Speech Competition.

Peter Roundhill, also a keynote speaker, will be speaking to the crowd.

The event provides a theatre audience on which existing Toastmasters can practise their craft, an opportunity to see how the club could help others, and a chance to see accomplished speakers who learned their skills from the club.

For more information call Gene Vickers at 604-230-8030 or send an email to [email protected]. Tickets are $10. To order call 604-476-2787 or go to

Teen Advisory Council forms

Terry Fox library is starting a Teen Advisory Council so get involved! Support your local library and earn community service hours for your time.

For more information, call or email Julie Jones at 604-927-7999 or Julie. The library is located at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., Port Coquitlam.