It’s a Holly Jolly Events Post

Christmas in Leigh Square Port Coquitlam

The last week of November is wrapping up, and the jingle jangle that accompanies the holiday season is in full swing. And if that doesn’t make your heart sing, there are some municipal open houses to choose from. Whether you enjoy local government or holiday lights, there’s something to tickle your fancy. Read on to find out what’s happening here in the V3H this week.

What: Glen Park Master Planning Open House
When: Thursday, November 25 from 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Coquitlam City Hall [map]
The skinny: In order to meet the leisure and recreational needs of the community, the City of Coquitlam is undergoing a master planning process to revitalize Glen Park. The City is seeking input from area residents and neighbourhood organizations with an interest in this project. We invite you to join us at an Open House to share your thoughts.
More info: 604.927.3550 or

What: Stones & Style Fashion Show
When: Thursday, November 25 – seating at 5:30pm, menu selecting at 6:00, fashion show at 7:00
Where: Saint Street Grill [map]
The skinny: Joye of Joye Designs Stone Art Gallery presents her latest creations in a show for the season. It’s a ladies’ night out for all the right reasons.
More info: 604.931.2662

What: Skindulgence Spa Holiday Open House
When: Thursday, November 25 – 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Skindulgence Spa, Newport Village Port Moody [map]
The skinny: A night of cheese and wine, socializing, complimentary skin care demos, in store specials, and we will be open to answer any of your skin care and body question. Bring new, unwrapped toys or non-perishables for the Share Society and be entered in a special door prize draw.
More info: 604.469.2688

What: Trip to Morocco: An Informative Journey
When: Thursday, November 25 from 7:00-8:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Library [map]
The skinny: Enjoy a tour of the ancient trading city of Marrakesh. Visit the coast fishing port of Essaouria with its Portuguese ramparts, crafts and unique street life. Cross the high Atlas Mountains by bus to the desert city of Quarzazate. John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, has a wealth of wonderful memories and eye-catching photos from his trip to Morocco to share with you. Reservations are required for this free program.
More info: 604.927.7999

What: Purely Cabaret
When: Thursday, November 25 and Saturday, November 27 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: SHIFT Performing Arts Society is thrilled to bring award-winning and critically acclaimed chanteuse Lindsay Sutherland Boal, performing in her one-woman cabaret concert Purely Cabaret on November 25 and 27 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. Lindsay has performed as a guest artist in Canada, China and the United Kingdom and with the Nova Scotia Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Opera and in the ensemble with the Vancouver Opera. This past summer, after a successful performance of Weimar cabaret songs in Weimar, Germany, Sutherland Boal wrote, directed, produced and starred in her own one-woman German cabaret show Purely Cabaret – a collection of songs from the Weimar Republic (1919 – 1933) which ran seventeen performances in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Jelly Bean Dance
When: Friday, November 26 from 6:15-9:15pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Come enjoy a night of fun-filled activities – door prizes, carnival games, professional DJ and supervision for children in Grade 4, 5 or 6! Tickets are available at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre or the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex the Sunday prior to the dance!
More info: 604.927.7946 or 604.927.7970 or

What: A Touch of Brass and Friends: Quartet, Quintet, Tentet!
When: Friday, November 26 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: A Touch of Brass is BC’s premiere brass quintet, entertaining audiences with terrific arrangements of classical and contemporary music. This time they are doubling the fun to include 10 top brass players on stage at once! Performing a wide range of works representing the past 400 years of musical history, selections range from Renaissance Master Giovanni Gabrieli’s intricate Canzona per Sonare to the champion of brass arrangements, Goff Richards’ challenging and fun Homage to the Noble Grape.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Christmas in Leigh Square
When: Saturday, November 27 from 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Events include: holiday ornament making in the Archives (1-3pm); Christmas storytelling/puppet show in the Community Room (3-3:30pm); free photos with Santa in the Gathering Place (12-3pm) courtesy of PoCo BIA; hot chocolate and treats at the Bandshell (3:30-5pm) courtesy of PoCo BIA; roving entertainment at the Bandshell (3:30-4pm and 4:45-5pm); Christmas caroling at the Bandshell (4:15pm); Lighting Ceremony at the Bandshell (4:30pm). Donations accepted for SHARE’s Christmas toy and food drive! This is a rain or snow event!
More info: 604.927.7935 or

What: Winter Artisans Fair
When: Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28 from 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: Get a head start on your holidays and wish list! Leigh Square’s 3rd Annual Winter Artisans Fair returns to offer affordable, quality art and fine crafts and edibles. You’ll find that distinctive holiday gift for someone special! Bring out the whole family to enjoy arts, crafts, live music by local emerging musicians, yummy treats and the annual Lighting of Leigh Square on the Saturday and of course – a visit from Santa! There are over 30 artisans in the Fair. This year features a variety of visual artists, among them Emilian Pop, a versatile artist with solid knowledge and experience in a variety of mediums, having worked as a sculptor, fresco restorer and painter, woodworker and graphic designer. Visit the Winter Artisans Fair to check out Pop’s intricate and beautiful carved plaques depicting a host of famous artists, philosophers, musicians, scientists; even mythological figures.
More info: 604.927.8400 or

What: Shrine Fantasy Show “Experience the Magic”
When: Saturday, November 27 at 2:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Celebrate the magic and spirit of Christmas with your family this year at the Shrine Fantasy Show. Watch in amazement as world-class illusionists dazzle you with their magic. Get swept away in the wave of laughs and music provided by professional perfomers and musicians. Proceeds from this show benefit many Shrine activities. Thanks for helping the children!
More info: 604.468.9403

What: Helpful Hands of Classic Piano Society Benefit Concert
When: Saturday, November 27 at 8:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny: Helpful Hands of Classic Piano Society presents the 2nd annual benefit concert to support the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and people with disabilities who are in need of financial aid.
More info: 604.468.9403

What: The Ed Sullivan Caravan Of Stars
When: Saturday, November 27 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: The Ed Sullivan Caravan of Stars is the ultimate rock ‘n roll tribute concert, starring the best of the best tribute artists in the world, most of which stretch beyond the realm of believability. More info at
More info: 280.4444

What: Lantern Workshop with Liz Summerfield
When: Sunday, November 28 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Place Maillardville [map]
The skinny: Place des Arts and Place Maillardville co-present a free lantern-making workshop with artist Liz Summerfield. Bring the whole family and come and make a beautiful lantern to use during Carré Heritage Square’s annual free holiday event, Light up the Square: A Lantern Affair.
More info: 604.933.6166

What: 500 Words by Green Thumb Theatre
When: Sunday, November 28 at 2:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Two very different students learn that the biggest word is not always the smartest word and that you can’t judge a person without knowing them. This performance is part of Evergreen’s family series.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Port Moody Transportation Open House
When: Monday, November 29 at 7:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Port Moody Mayor and Council invite residents and businesses to attend a Town Hall Meeting on Translink’s 2011 Budget. The plan outlines funding options for expanding transportation in the region. Following a presentation on the future of the Evergreen Line and the lower priority given to the Murray-Clarke Connector, Mayor Trasolini will facilitate a discussion around funding options and community priorities. Your feedback will influence Port Moody’s position on Translink’s proposed funding supplements. Your voice will affect future transportation and taxation in the region.
More info: 604.469.4500

What: Absolute Beginner: Sparkling Wines
When: Monday, November 29 from 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre [map]
The skinny: Sparkling wines around the world are rivaling Champagne for quality but at a much lower price. Learn the different methods of creating sparkling wine and how to taste and judge these wines for quality. Five different sparkling wines will be sampled and discussed during this workshop which is just in time to get ready for the holidays!
More info: 604.931.2008

What: A Wilderness Dweller’s Cookbook
When: Tuesday, November 30 from 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Author and wilderness dweller, Chris Czajkowski, presents a portrait of her life in the mountains of the Chilcotin with her new book: A Wilderness Dweller’s Cookbook: the best bread in the world and other recipes. This entertaining slideshow and commentary will let you experience the challenges of being self-sufficient when the nearest supermarket is hundreds of kilometres away. General seating.
More info: 604.469.4575

What: 1st Annual Kids’ Shopping Night
When: Wednesday, December 1 from 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre [map]
The skinny: Coquitlam Centre is holding a brand new event this year – a Kids’ Shopping Night. This event is created with children’s holiday shopping needs in mind (of course, they will bring along their parents and grandparents to join in the fun). Kids will have a chance to come dressed in their pajamas and enjoy holiday activity stations including: milk and cookie decorating station, arts and crafts station, free gift wrapping, letters to Santa station, storytime station, photos with mascots, and much more. As well, specific retailers will also displaying “Gift Ideas Under $25” in front of their stores. Come and have some holiday family fun!
More info: 604.464.1414

What: Suter Brook Winter Festival
When: Wednesday, December 1 from 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Suter Brook Village [map]
The skinny: A fun and festive evening for you and your family to celebrate the Christmas season by rejoicing in the 35′ Suter Brook Village Christmas tree. Have your picture taken with Santa Claus, take a ride on the hay tractor, listen to the sounds of the carolers and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies!
More info: I searched, and couldn’t find any contact info. Perhaps the good people at Thrifty Foods might know something? Their number is 604.949.4251. I got my info from a poster when I stopped in there for groceries, so now I’m putting them on the spot. And betraying grocery store allegiances.

What: Family Christmas Special
When: Wednesday, December 1 from 6:45-7:15pm
Where: Terry Fox Library [map]
The skinny: Celebrate the Season with a night of festive family fun! Enjoy stories, sing carols and help decorate the Library Christmas tree. Seasonal goodies will be served. Everyone welcome.
More info: 604.927.7999

Have a great week!

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  1. I was looking at some of the events and you say wednesday dec 1 but dec is a thursday so which is the correct date? Is the suter brook tree event wed nov 30 or thurs dec 1?

    • Looks like this site is for 2010 that’s why. I can’t seem to find any info on Suter Brook Winter Festival
      either for 2011.

      • We’ll be posting this week’s events tomorrow – we always post on Wednesdays.

        Alternately, look in our right hand sidebar under “Events Coming up” and you’ll see there’s a listing for this year’s winter festival.

      • There is a Suter Brook event today, Thursday, Dec. 1. It’s listed under the Events Calendar.