Craft Fairs, Art Shows and Movies, Oh My!


Today is Remembrance Day. If you want to attend one of the ceremonies in the Tri-Cities, check out our post Remembrance Day in the V3H.

I am trying valiantly to deny it, but in spite of my protests the holiday season is fast approaching. The events calendar here in the V3H is filling up, and all signs show that things will only get busier as the year draws to a close. Here are some of the events going on this week.

The Place des Arts Christmas Boutique opens on Thursday, November 12, and runs through December 18. The boutique promises something a little different to brighten up your holiday shopping experience this year. There will be elegant jewellery and ceramic, wood and stone carvings, glassware, and delicate, hand-blown Christmas ornaments. The Christmas Boutique has something for every budget and taste. So be sure to stop by Place des Arts to do a little holiday shopping and support local artists and artisans at the same time [map].

The Evergreen Cultural Centre will be running another Connoisseur’s Night on Thursday, November 12 from 7-9pm [map]. This is a chance to join the Art Gallery curator for an evening of culture, including a tour of the current exhibition, The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social. There will be wine, appetizers, and a fun, social mingling of minds. For more information or to purchase tickets call 604.927.6555.

From Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 15 there will be a pottery sale happening at Straight Up Studios in Port Moody [map]. From 1-6pm each day there will be locally-crafted pottery for sale, including seconds and discounted items. For more information call 604.637.7087 or email

The Crossroads Coffee House is back on Friday, November 13 at The Gathering Place in Port Coquitlam [map]. Doors open at 7pm, and the open stage starts at 7:30pm. Feature performers Chapter 11 take to the stage at 9pm. Chapter 11 artist Bob Collins and Rob Sheridan have spent over 25 years developing a contemporary style. Pure music and entertainment with a sense of humour. Tickets are $5 at the door, and everyone is welcome. For more information call 604.949.2270 or 604.949.2274.

The Port Moody Film Society is presenting No Man’s Land on Friday, November 13 at 7:30pm at Inlet Theatre [map]. The film is in Bosnian with English subtitles, and depicts Bosnian and Serb soldiers who find themselves trapped in a trench in between their lines. The film won an Oscar in 2002 for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, and boasts another 26 wins & 14 nominations. For more information call 604.469.4571 or email

The Port Moody Art Association is presenting its 42nd Annual Show and Sale this weekend at Port Moody’s Social Recreation Centre [map]. The opening happens on Friday, November 13th from 7:30-10pm, and the sale continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. The show features over 200 paintings from 50 artists. The works will be in all sizes, frames and unframed, and range in price from $10 to $1000. For more information email

Terry Fox Library and Wilson Centre are teaming up to present a Fall Affair and Book Sale on Saturday, November 14 from 10am-2pm at the Wilson Centre [map]. There will be displays, demonstrations, music, entertainment and a huge new crafts and bake sale. It’s a great chance to see what goes on at Wilson Centre. Meanwhile, in the lobby of the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, the Terry Fox Library will be having their annual book sale, offering bargain basement deals on used and near new books. For more information call 604.927.7974 or email

Saint Laurence Anglican Church is running its 16th Annual Quality Fair on Saturday, November 14 from 10am-3pm [map]. You can expect to find home baking, preserves, collectibles, toys, puzzles, jewelry and more. There will also be a silent auction, and a raffle for two large gourmet food baskets. And as if that weren’t enough, there will be free coffee and tea, and homemade soup and hot dogs available.

On Saturday, November 14 from 1-3pm there will be a Kung Fu Panda Swim at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre in Port Coquitlam [map]. Bring your friends down for a ‘karate chopping good time’! For more information call 604.927.7946 or email

The Pacific Digital Photography Club presents Photomotion on Saturday, November 14 at Inlet Theatre [map]. There is a matinee at 2pm, and an evening show at 7pm. This year’s presentation features a selection of juried audio-visual presentations approximately 3 to 4 minutes in duration. The show includes commentary, refreshments, door prizes and an opportunity to meet many of the contributing photographers. For more information, or for tickets, call 604.929.7860 or 604.574.3429.

And, of course, as we discussed last Friday the Place des Arts Faculty Concert is happening on Saturday, November 14.

The Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents Symphonies of Winds on Saturday, November 14 at 8pm at the Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]. It’s a concert in the grand symphonic tradition, with large scale music that takes you on the journey of a lifetime. The evening features a solo performance by Ron Mann, 18, winner of the Youth Soloist Competition. He’ll be playing the Mozart Oboe Concerto, first movement. For more information or to purchase tickets call 604.927.6555.

The Hyde Creek Salmon Festival is running on Sunday, November 15 from 11am-3pm at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]. Join in celebrating as the salmon return to their spawning grounds. There will be activities for all ages including nature walks, hatchery information, demonstrations, site tours and a first-hand look at the salmon in the creek. For more information call 604.461.FISH or visit the Hyde Creek Education Centre online.

Here’s to another great weekend here in the V3H!

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