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Port Moody Fire Hall Grand Opening

Helpfulness abounds this week – whether it’s for moving on or helping others move on up, there’s something for all needs somewhere in the Tri Cities. A new year and a new you, and you, and you …

More events in The V3H Events Calendar.

What: Winter Wine Tasting
When:  Thursday, January 30 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:   Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. John’s Street (map)
The skinny:   Ooh la la! Treat your taste buds to a seasonal romp through warm reds and seasonal spiced wines with West Coast Wine Education’s evening workshop. Winter candles bring on the ambience. Tickets are $40 per person (plus GST) and available online.
More info:  604.463.1998

What:  Moving Mom and Dad
Thursday, January 30 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where:  Port Moody Public Library, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny:   Help your ma and/or pa downsize with advice from Susan Borax and Heather Knittel in this helpful workshop. Though it’s not a subject that many want to face, it’s one that comes up for many families – moving ageing parents out of independent living and into sheltered accommodation. Be prepared.
More info: 604.469.4577

What: Dogwood Healthy Eating for Weight Management
When:  Friday, January 31 from 1:30 – 2:30pm
Where: Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier Street (map)
The skinny: This is for you if you’re 50+ and wanting to manage your weight by eating sensibly. Join Jenn Messina, a registered clinical dietician, for tips, strategies, food samples and recipes. A new year – a new you. Admission $6.25 – please register in advance.
More info: 604.927.4386

What: No Fun Friday
When:  Friday, January 31 from 6:30 – 9:00pm
Where: Hyde Creek Rec Centre, 1379 Laurier Avenue (map)
The skinny: A new parents’-night-off initiative sneaks into Port Coquitlam this month. For kids in Grades 3-5, this supervised evening is a whirlwind of activities designed to get the youngsters engaged, active and healthy. Admission $10 in advance; $15 until 6pm on day of admission.
More info: 604.927.PLAY

What: Inlet Centre Firehall Grand Opening
When:  Saturday, February 1 from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Port Moody Firehall No. 1, 150 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny: The moment all of Port Moody has been waiting for – the grand opening of our newest civic building – the Inlet Centre Firehall! Come down to see rescue demos, fire prevention tips, and take a tour of the new building. Hot dogs, cake and firemen on hand for your various delights.
More info: a little snippet on Facebook

What: Posturing for Peace
When:  Saturday, February 1 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Kushala Yoga and Wellness, Brew Street, Port Moody (map)
The skinny: All levels yoga posture-a-thon to raise money for people with mental illness. Take part, get flexible and help your community. Registration costs $25 + GST but all instruction, mats and props are provided. Conveniently close to settle your inner ‘namaste’ after visiting with all those firemen at the new firehall next door.
More info: 604-461-YOGA

What: Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Gala and Business Excellence Awards
When:  Saturday, February 1 from 6:00pm to 12:00am
Where:   Hard Rock Casino Show Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard (map)
The skinny:   Tonight’s the night when the Tri Cities business community kicks up its heels to celebrate and award industry excellence. The night starts with a champagne reception then moves swiftly into the eats/awards section of the evening with a formal three-course meal. Expect: awards, fun, inspiration. Black tie optional. Tickets $125+GST
More info:  Jordan Moe, Special Events Manager

What: Dancing 4 A Change
When:  Saturday, February 1 from 6:00pm
Where:  Inlet Theatre, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive (map)
The skinny: An Evening of Song and Dance to raise awareness and funding for women exploited and abused by the sex trade, with money going to the Women of Values Program in Surrey. Tickets ($35 + service charge from Port Moody Arts Centre; at the door $45 cash only).
More info: box office 604.931.2008

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