November in the V3H


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It’s November in the V3H, and there are no shortage of things to do. Here are a few ideas for events you might want to check out.

The Thing About Men is running now through November 7 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]. Shows run nightly at 8pm, and there will be a 4pm matinee on Saturday. This saucy musical-comedy tells an over-the-top tale of how far we’ll go to win back the ones we love. For more information, or to buy tickets, call 604.927.6555.

On Wednesday, November 4 there will be an Evergreen Line Public Consultation from 6-9pm at the PoCo Inn & Suites [map]. The purpose of this consultation is to update the public on the Evergreen Line Project and gather community and stakeholder feedback. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will present preliminary design elements of the proposed Evergreen Line Project features for public and stakeholders feedback. For more information, visit www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca.

On Wednesday, November 4 author Jan de Groot will be at the Coquitlam Public Library’s Poirier branch from 7-8:30pm to talk about his latest book, A Boy in War [map]. Mr. De Groot was born in The Hague in 1932, but now lives in Langley. When Jan was seven, Nazis attacked and took over Holland. Soon, war started taking things away: important things like neighbours and friends, trust and respect, even clothing, fuel and food. Through it all, Jan was still a boy, finding ways to play with friends and paddle his sailing canoe in the canals. Please call 604.937.4155 to register, or for more information.

On Thursday, November 5 children’s author Fiona Bayrock will be visiting the Terry Fox Library from 1:15-2:15pm [map]. As a writer of “way cool” science books for kids, Fiona has chased questions through most of the “ologies”. She has talked to scientists around the world about all kinds of neat stuff, from palindromes to solar wind. This event is suitable for school-aged children. To reserve a spot or for more information call 604.927.7999.

The Coquitlam Public Library’s weekly Chess Club, for students in grades 4-8, is starting up again on Thursday, November 5. The club will meet weekly from 6:30-8:00pm at the library’s City Centre branch [map]. Anyone interested in registering their child should send an e-mail to Chris Miller at cmiller@library.coquitlam.bc.ca. Please include your name, your child’s name and grade at school, and a phone number that you can be reached at.

Folks in the federal riding of New Westminster-Coquitlam will be heading to the polls on November 9. The Burquitlam Community Association is hosting an all candidates meeting, where residents will have a chance to meet the candidates in person. The meeting is happening on Thursday, November 5 from 7-9pm in the gym at Sir Frederick Banting Middle School [map].

On Saturday November 7 from 9am-4pm, Terry Fox Secondary is hosting a craft fair [map]. There will be new and returning crafters, as well as a concession and bake sale. All proceeds go towards the school’s After Grad fund. For more information email kathyannebrowne@gmail.com.

On Saturday November 7, the Best of BC Wines Uncorked runs from 6:30-9pm in the Port Moody City Hall Galleria [map]. The event showcases new and current releases from top BC wineries and raises funds for the Port Moody Arts Centre. Over twenty of the best BC wineries are participating as well as other local businesses and volunteers. Guests will sample and enjoy BC wines, surrounded by jazz music. Cheese and light snacks will also be provided, and there will be a silent auction featuring local artists. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 604.931.2008.

On Saturday, November 7 from 7pm-midnight you will have a chance to do some salsa dancing at A Night in Havana. This dance party is a fundraiser to benefit the Burquest Jewish Community Centre, and tickets are $75 each. However, you will be receiving a tax receipt to the tune of $50 to help out when April rolls around. There will be dancing, drinks, hors d’oeurves, prizes, and more. For more information, or to reserve your spot, call 604.552.7221 or email admin@burquest.org.

Now get out and enjoy yourself!

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