Remembrance Week in the Tri-Cities

Remembrance Day is tomorrow, and there’s no school for local kids on Friday, so we’re headed into an extra long weekend. Luckily, there’s lots happening to keep everyone busy. Read on to find out more!

What: Remembrance Day Ceremonies
When: Thursday, November 11, with the 2 minutes of silence happening at 11:00am
The skinny: There are several services you can attend in order to commemorate Canada’s soldiers on Remembrance Day. For full details, see our post.

What: Remembrance Day Skate
When: Thursday, November 11 from 12:00-3:00pm
Where: Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex [map]
The skinny: Come for a skate after attending the tribute in City Hall’s Veterans Park.
More info: 604.927.7970

What: Foley & Karp: He Said / She Said
When: Thursday, November 11 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Concept Entertainment presents this new, inspired show featuring a collaboration of original songs by Peter Karp and Sue Foley based around a correspondence the two shared through letters that were written over a year period. The letters became their music and songs – from acoustic duos to full-on electric band, the music encompasses elements of folk, jazz, flamenco, and blues resulting in a show that is moving, literate, romantic, rocking and exciting. Opening act, the acoustic Ragtime Delta Blues guitar player David “Boxcar” Gates.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Crossroads Coffeehouse
When: Friday, November 12 at 7:00pm
Where: The Gathering Place [map]
The skinny: Doors open at 7:00pm, open stage at 7:30, and Highrise Lonesome at 9:00pm. Highrise Lonesome are city dwellers steeped in the classic sounds of bluegrass. Although they may make brief detours off into the side streets of old-time and roots music, they always return to the bluegrass superhighway. Sparkling vocals are a major part of the sound, with the harmonies of Sue Malcolm and Vic Smyth as the centerpiece. Along with band members Don Fraser, Stu McDonald and Jay Buckwold their repertoire features classic-sounding originals showcasing instrumental prowess with innovative arrangements.
More info: 604.945.0606

What: Waltz With Bashir
When: Friday, November 12 at 7:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: The first animated film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Director Ari Folman presents a personal view of historic events in which he took part as a young soldier, but which he cannot remember due to repression. A full-length documentary, filmed with animation over the recorded speech of actual participants in the 1982 Lebannon War, Waltz with Bashir is beautifully done and get its message across clearly.
More info: 604.469.4571

What: April Wine
When: Friday, November 12 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: It all began in Nova Scotia back in late 1969. The Henman brothers, David and Ritchie, together with their cousin, Jim Henman and fellow musician, Myles Goodwyn all got together and formed a band called April Wine … a name chosen simply because they were two words that they thought sounded good together. Sixteen studio albums, three live releases, numerous compilations, a boxed set and thousands of concerts later, April Wine remains enormously popular in North America and throughout the world.
More info: 280.4444

What: Fresh Air Hike: Saddle Ridge Viewpoint
When: Saturday, November 13 from 10:00am-1:30pm
Where: Belcarra Regional Park [map]
The skinny: Take this challenging hike up Buntzen Ridge. Walk through forest to the spectacular view of the Belcarra and Indian Arm fjord. Registration required.
More info: 604.432.6359

What: St. Laurence Quality Fair
When: Saturday, November 13 from 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: St. Laurence Anglican Church [map]
The skinny: The 17th annual fair features gift baskets, jewellery, collectibles, toys, baking and preserves, puzzles and books, DVDs, hot dogs and homemade soup, and free coffee and tea. A silent auction will be held, and two large gourmet food baskets will be raffled.
More info: 604.936.5423

What: Spectacular Space Swim
When: Saturday, November 13 from 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Bring your friends down for some orbital time in our galaxy pool! Join us in going OUT OF THIS WORLD! Awesome games such as Rocket Launch, Space Race, Astronauts Check, and Robot Command. Get Ready for blast off!
More info: 604.927.7946

What: Photomotion 2010
When: Saturday, November 13, shows at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: This year’s presentation will feature 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.
More info: 604.581.8177 or 604.929.7860

What: Benefit Concert for the Scholarship for Advanced Musical Studies
When: Saturday, November 13 at 7:30pm
Where: Place des Arts [map]
The skinny: Showcasing the extraordinary talents of Place des Arts’ senior students and guests, this benefit concert raises funds for Place des Arts’ Scholarship for Advanced Musical Studies. Hear our amazing young talents perform piano works. Special guests, the Place des Arts String Quartet, will play works by Beethoven and Shostakovich. All proceeds support the Scholarship for Advanced Musical Studies, which is awarded annually and is open to all Place des Arts music students working toward their grade 10 or ARCT (or equivalent) levels. This award helps offset the high cost of senior music studies and provides an extra incentive for young musicians to continue with their lessons.
More info: 604.664.1636

What: John Mann and Kim Barlow
When: Saturday, November 13 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: John Mann, best known as “Spirit of the West” front man and songwriter, strips down to his alt-folk roots in this one-man show at Evergreen. A 25 year veteran of the Vancouver music scene, Mann’s recent album, December Looms, is “a quiet gem of a recording, filled with beautiful melodies and observational insight”. Yukon native Kim Barlow opens for Mann. The folk singer taught herself to play the banjo beside a campfire and from there embarked on an eccentric musical career that has taken her from Inuvik to the UK; and from Martha’s Vineyard to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Playing guitar, banjo, and cello, the Juno nominee creates complex and unexpected settings for her songs with unmistakable traces of Joni Mitchell in her delivery.
More info: 604.927.6555

What: Michael Cuccione Foundation Presents State Of Shock
When: Saturday, November 13 at 8:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: All ages welcome to join in the 2nd Annual Michael Cuccione Foundation Rock For A Cure event presented by River Reach Pub. Partial proceeds will support the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC Children’s Hospital. Book your tickets now and enjoy this special night with State of Shock & The Stars of Blvd. For more information, please visit
More info: 280.4444

What: Hyde Creek Salmon Festival
When: Sunday, November 14 from 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Join in celebrating the return of the salmon to their spawning grounds. Free events and parking, refreshments, nature walks, wild salmon BBQ, kids’ activities, fund-raising raffle, and education centre and hatchery tour.
More info: 604.803.0483 or 604.942.4946

What: Bossy Moms Tradeshow
When: Sunday, November 14 from 2:00-6:30pm
Where: Inlet Theatre and Galleria [map]
The skinny: A community event in support of self-employed moms (Bossy Moms). There will be mini fashion show by local businesses; dance & eco heros sampler from City of Port Moody Recreation; dental and eye workshops for kids; mini updos and giveaways from MINT hair salon and music from local musician Christian Braedyn. Vendors are selling baby accessories, photography, home care, skin care, jewelry, developmental toys, educational books, art, wellness and financial services, party planning and more!
More info:

What: PechaKucha Night Coquitlam
When: Monday, November 15 at 7:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: A fabulous evening where local movers and shakers share their creativity, inspiration and ideas. Part performance, part networking, part work presentation, it’s something that has to be seen. This is the Tri-Cities’ first PechaKucha Night, but it won’t be its last. There will be at least 4 PechaKucha Nights every year. So stop by, and take it in, and consider throwing your own hat into the ring for a future PechaKecha Night.
More info: 604.931.8255

Have a great week!

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