TransLink, Port Moody plan parties

Community celebrations will be held for Evergreen Extension opening

Santa sightings, cookies, musical performances and crafts will help launch the opening of the long awaited Evergreen Extension this Friday, Dec. 2.

The first train rides on the Evergreen Extension start at 12 p.m. The celebration runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Coquitlam Central Station and from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at other Evergreen Extension stations.

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More than 14 community organizations will be offering activities or performing at the celebration, including: a LEGO-building station, ukulele lessons, and kids’ crafts. A stage at Coquitlam Central Station will host a variety of talented community music groups to entertain all ages.

Cyclists can also learn how to use the SkyTrain from HUB Cycling, people can donate food to Share Family and Community Services, there will be a scavenger hunt and you can sign a guest book hosted by the Port Moody Heritage Society, among other things.

For full details of the community celebration, visit www.translink.ca/evergreen

PORT MOODY FUN

Can't make it to Friday's opening events? Check out what Port Moody has in store for Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Moody Centre Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine.

That's when the whole family can sing and dance to Music with Marnie, enjoy some hot chocolate and try a fun spin-art activity. Mayor Mike Clay will speak at noon and the first 100 people who visit the "pop-up" city hall will get a single-fare compass ticket for a free ride on the Evergreen Extension.

Saturday's PoMo festivities will take place in the parking lot on the west side of Williams Street.

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