Athleticism, Arts and More


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The coming week seems to be all about art and athleticism here in the V3H. So pull out your calendar, and see which events tickle your fancy.

On Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19 the Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a Christmas Bazaar from 8:30am-4pm in the hospital lobby [map]. There will be Christmas decorations, wreaths, sewing and knitting for sale. For more information, contact Joan Sherrott at 604.464.1271.

Coquitlam will be running leisure facilities tours, giving residents and organizations a chance to see what they have to offer. On Wednesday, November 18 there will be a tour of facilities in the Town Centre area, starting from the Pinetree Community Centre at 9:30am [map]. The tour takes in City Centre Aquatic Complex, and wraps up at Glen Pine at 11:30am with hot beverages and goodies. On Monday, November 23 there will be a tour of Poirier area facilities, starting at the Chimo Aquatic and Fitness Centre at 2pm [map]. The tour will take in Poirier Community Centre and Centennial Pavilion, and winds up at Dogwood Pavilion at 4pm for hot beverages and goodies. For more information, or to reserve your spot for either tour, call 604.927.4FUN.

Place des Arts is looking for people to help raise money for their endowment fund. They are currently attempting to raise $100,000, which will allow them to provide scholarships and bursaries to deserving students. But they need help! The newly created fundraising committee seeks passionate, committed people who care about the arts. The committee will assist in planning and implementing a fundraising gala event held in the fall of 2010 that will benefit the Endowment Fund. Their next meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 18 from 7-8pm in Room 202 at Place des Arts [map]. If you would like to RSVP or find out more about the fundraising committee, call 604.664.1636 or email alam@placedesarts.ca.

On Thursday, November 19 the Positively Petite exhibit will be opening at Place des Arts, and there will be a gala event from 7-9pm to celebrate [map]. Positively Petite presents exquisite 2D and 3D miniatures by nearly 40 artists. Among those returning is Joyce Gillespie whose miniature ceramic cats delighted viewers last year. New exhibits this year include wood and soap-stone carvings by Gary Wildeman and bobbin-lace bracelets by Jay Rudolph.The public is invited to partake in appetizers and deserts, sip a glass of wine and enjoy the sounds of festive music while viewing the art works. For more information, call 604.664.1636.

Riverside Secondary will be presenting Twelfth Night on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20 at 7:30pm in the Riverside Secondary Multipurpose Auditorium [map]. While retaining the original language, this shortened production’s setting of Illyria has melted into the Commercial Drive area of Vancouver where Twelfth Night’s outrageous Illyrians would thrive. The Riverside student actors have blown up their hearty characters well beyond the classic text. Tickets are $5, and are available at the school office, or at the door. For more information call 604.941.6053.

As we mentioned on Monday, Art opens on Thursday, November 19 in Port Moody, and runs through November 28 at the Inlet Theatre [map].

On Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21, Port Coquitlam is holding the COACHING – Inspiring Kids for Life sport summit. The event runs from 7-9:30pm on the 20th, and from 9am-3:30pm on the 21st, in the gym at Terry Fox Secondary [map]. Geared towards parents and coaches, highlights include opening remarks from Mayor Greg Moore, an inspirational address from Olympic medalist Chris Rinke, sessions on long term athlete development, the Run, Jump, Throw Program, and a presentation of the draft Port Coquitlam Sport Strategy. To register, or for more information, email comartinb@portcoquitlam.ca or call 604.927.PLAY.

On Saturday, November 21, the Hyde Creek Masters 5km Challenge is taking place at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre in Port Coquitlam [map]. The pool opens at 5:30am for participants to get changed and start warming up. At 6am the 5km swim starts. Participants can choose to enter the Solo Swim or the Team Relay. Food and Gatorade will be available to athletes and volunteer lap counters. And after the race, participants can stay and relax their muscles in the hot tub/sauna. For more information, or to register, call 604.927.PLAY.

On Saturday, November 21, the Coquitlam Presbyterian Church is holding its Christmas Bazaar from 9am-3pm at its location on the corner of Como Lake and Blue Mountain [map]. Refreshments will be served all day and delicious home made soup and hot dogs will be served for lunch. Highlights include crafts, items for children priced under $2.00, jewelry, homemade jams and jellies, plant sale, silent auction and more. For more information, contact David Burnell at 604-939-4683.

On Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, the Christmas Magic at the Manor craft show will be taking place at Urban Academy in New Westminster [map]. Admission is free, and please bring a donation for the food bank. For more information call 604.524.2211.

Concept Entertainment presents Arsen Shomakhov on Saturday, November 21 at 8:15pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]. The Russian born Shomakhov is an incredibly talented blues guitar player. Joining Arsen will be longtime West Coast veterans Bruce O’Neill on bass and Adam Drake on drums. Opening for the trio, Dr. Charles Best Jazz band. For more information, or to buy tickets, call 604.927.6555.

Hope to see you out there, enjoying the weekend in the Tri-Cities!

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