What’s Up in the Tri-Cities: Winter Fair, IL Voce, Photomotion + More!

Crossroads Hospice Treasures of Christmas 2011 Coquitlam

Now that elections are out of the way – let’s get ready for Christmas! This week features many great Christmas-related events to get you in the merry mood plus other great non-Christmas events to enjoy as well.

What:Â National Film Board of Canada Thursday Matinee
When: Thursday, November 24 from 1:30-3:30pm
Where: Coquitlam Library – Poirier [map]
The skinny: Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie (93 min). Director Sturla Gunnarsson interweaves a key lecture given by Suzuki with scenes from his life and lifetime—the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the past 70 years.
More info:Â 604.937.4141

What:Â Heritage Evening
When: Thursday, November 24 at 7:00pm
Where: The Outlet [map]
The skinny:Â PoCo Heritage’s monthly Heritage Evening, featuring Bryan Ness – World at War and Port Coquitlam.
More info:Â 604.927.7611

What:Â ISS Job Options of BC Information Session
When: Friday, November 25 from 1:00-2:00pm
Where:Â ISSofBC Port Coquitlam Career Centre [map]
The skinny:Â Get the help you need for the job you seek. JobOptionsBC provides: 5-week classroom-based sessions, up to 5 weeks of work experience and possible short-term skills training,
More info:Â 604.468.6262

What:Â Jelly Bean Dance
When: Friday, November 25 from 6:15-9:15pm
Where: Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex [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:Â 604.927.7946

What: Tri-Cities Baker’s Community Market
When: Saturday, November 26 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: Satisfy your sweet tooth at this free, family-friendly event! The Tri-Cities Baker’s Community Market is offering a variety of Christmas and winter inspired treats made by local bakers including, cakes, cookies, pies, cupcakes and more.
More info:Â emily@emsgems.ca

What:Â Winter Artisans Fair
When: Saturday, November 26-27 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 4th 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!
More info:Â 6604.927.8400

What:Â Christmas in Leigh Square
When: Saturday, November 26 from 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Leigh Square Community Arts Village [map]
The skinny: This is the event that kicks off Christmas season in Port Coquitlam each year. This year’s event is being held a week earlier than usual to coincide with the Winter Artisans Fair. This is a rain or snow event. Donations accepted for Share’s Christmas toy and food drive!
More info:Â 604.927.7935

What: Day to Night – with Sizzling Style
When: Saturday, November 26 from 2:00-3:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre [map]
The skinny: SEARS takes your look from “Day to Night – with Sizzling Style.” Join the specialists from the ‘Modern Shop’ and ‘Beauty’ counters to learn how a quick change of accessories, jewelry and cosmetics can take your daytime look out for the holiday party rounds – in a flash!
More info:Â 604.464.1414

What: Photomotion
When: Saturday, November 26 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Where: Inlet Theatre [map]
The skinny: Previous years’ shows at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody have been well attended and a great deal of fun for viewers of all ages. Featuring 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:Â 604.789.0774

What: Light the Hall
When: Saturday, November 26 from 3:00-7:00pm
Where: Coquitlam City Hall [map]
The skinny:Â Come celebrate with us! Join us for this FREE event at City Hall to Light the Hall and experience the magic of winter. Get ready to be transported into a mystic and whimsical land, where fire and ice dance together. Enjoy live music, food, face painting, roving entertainment, arts activites with Evergreen Cultural Centre and Place des Arts, fire dancing and ice carving.
More info: lbaker@coquitlam.ca

What: Treasures of Christmas
When: Saturday, November 26 from 6:00-11:00pm
Where: Red Robinson Show Theatre [map]
The skinny: The 18th Annual Treasures of Christmas Gala; the signature fundraising event to support the operations of Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice. A breathtaking mix of spectacular trees, delectable food, exciting entertainment, moving presentations, silent and live auctions, door prizes and raffles.
More info:Â info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

What: Wrestling with Hunger
When: Saturday, November 26 from 8:00-10:30pm
Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre [map]
The skinny: Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling Club in Port Coquitlam will Wrestle with Hunger at Hyde Creek Centre. Fans are encouraged to bring a food donation. ECCW will donate $2 from every ticket sold to the SHARE Food Bank. Tickets are $15 for the front row, and $12 General Admission. Doors open at 7:30pm. Purchase tickets through their website at eccw.com.
More info:Â 604.529.5107

What:Â IL Voce
When: Saturday, November 26 at 8:00pm
Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre [map]
The skinny: IL Voce puts a fresh face on the global phenomenon of the genre labeled “Classical Crossover” or “Popera”. Their amazing sound is created by the combination of these four magical voices and complimented by their beautiful and distinctive look. This is what truly sets IL Voce apart!
More info:Â 604.927.6555

What: Book Sale
When: Sunday, November 27 from 9am-2:00pm & Tuesday, November 29 from 12:30-7:00pm
Where:Â Our Lady of the Assumption School Gym [map]
The skinny: Just in time for Christmas! Come do some holiday shopping and get some amazing deals! We have all types of books including Biographies, Fiction, Educational, Religious, Fantasy, etc, and more. We have something for everyone. Unbelievably low prices! All purchases benefit the Grade 3 class of Our Lady of Assumption School.
More info:Â lizkulig@hotmail.com

What:Â Alice in a Winter Wonderland
When: Sunday, November 27 at 2:00pm & 6:30pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny:Â Follow Alice as she searches for the true meaning of Christmas, following a little elf to Santa’s workshop and meeting many interesting characters along the way! Full of song and dance of all kinds and featuring young performers ages 7+ from studios across the Lower Mainland, this production is bound to become a more up beat alternative to the traditional “Nutcracker”!
More info:Â 604.468.9403

What:Â 2011 Shrine Fantasy Show
When: Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00pm
Where: Terry Fox Theatre [map]
The skinny:Â 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 performers and musicians.
More info:Â 604.468.9403

What: Kid’s Shopping Night
When: Wednesday, November 30 from 5:00-8:00pm
Where: Coquitlam Centre [map]
The skinny: The event kicks off with a Mascot Parade. Bring the kids dressed in their pajamas and enjoy holiday activity stations including: milk and cookie decorating, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon tying, free gift wrapping, letters to Santa station, storytime station, photos with mascots and much more!
More info:Â 604.464.1414

Have a great week!

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