SATURDAY, JULY 9
The Alzheimer Society offers the Family Caregiver Series on July 9 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Ct. Cost is $35, which includes both sessions, lunch and handouts. Topics include understanding dementia, communication, behaviour, planning for the future and self-care for the caregiver. To register, contact Dorothy Leclair at 604-298-0780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, JULY 11
SociÃ©tÃ© francophone de Maillardville hosts MaillardvilleCoquitlam French summer camp for kids aged six to 12. This week's theme is Pirates. Participants will explore a real ship with a visit to the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The camp is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St. in Coquitlam. Information: 604-515-7070 or www.maillardville.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Terry Fox Library hosts free family storytimes on the third Saturday of every month from 11 to 11: 30 a.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam. Everyone is welcome. Information: 604-927-7999.
Centennial Class of '71 hosts a casual get-together at Blue Mountain Park. Alumni are welcome to bring a picnic, Frisbees and other games to play while everyone catches up on the last 40 years since high school. For information, contact Stan Phillips at 604-464-8074 or email@example.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
Riverview Horticultural Centre Society hosts a guided tree tour on the Riverview Hospital grounds. The tour leaves at 1 p.m. from the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. For info: www.rhcs.org or 604-290-9910.
MONDAY, JULY 18
SociÃ©tÃ© francophone de Maillardville hosts MaillardvilleCoquitlam French summer camp for kids aged six to 12. This week's theme is Nature all around us. Participants will visit Deer Lake Park for adventures in canoes, kayaks and pedalboats. The camp is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St. in Coquitlam. Information: 604-515-7070 or www.maillardville.com.
Poirier Youth Centre offers youth between 11 and 18 a place to hang out, downstairs from the Poirier Community Centre. Ping pong, Internet, music and PlayStation 2 available. Drop-in is free. Info: 604-933-6035.
Cameron Centre hosts free drop-in English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level speakers, from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. each Wednesday at 9523 Cameron St. Information: Sarah at 604-630-9236.
MOSAIC kindness club needs host volunteers to help newcomers adjust to Canadian life. Commitment is for two hours a week for 13 weeks. Information: 604-254-9626.
Como Lake Quilters meets 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Como Lake United Church. The informal group meets to work on individual projects and share talents. Visitors and prospective members welcome. Info: Joy at 604-466-9992 or Jo-Ann at 604-941-4869.
Connexus BNI meets regularly in Coquitlam, and has openings for new members. Info: 778-242-0957.
Nar-Anon support for those affected by someone else's addiction meets Tuesdays from 7: 30 to 9 p.m. at Lions Hall, 12479 Harris Rd., in Pitt Meadows. Info: Cheryl at 604-465-0872.
North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre offers monthly caregiver support groups in Coquitlam and PoCo. Information: 604-298-0780.
Parents Without Partners is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization devoted to the interests of single parents and their children. Parents who are separated, divorced, widowed or never married may join. Orientation meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7: 30 p.m. at the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. Information: 604-945-2407.
Pinetree Friendship Circle , for women of all ages, invites new members for free activities at Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, every Saturday from 10: 30 a.m. to noon in Room 4. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pocomo Hiking Club meets Saturdays at 9: 30 a.m. for hikes throughout the Lower Mainland. Info: pocomohiking@hotmail. com.
PoCoMo Youth Services Society is looking for youths between 12 and 18 who want to make a difference in the community. Information: Jerome Bouvier at 604-251-6449 or email@example.com.
Recovery International is a self-help, peer-to-peer support meeting for people who struggle with stress, fear, anger, depression, anxiety, panic and nervous symptoms. Cognitive behaviour techniques are discussed at the Port Coquitlam meeting. Info: Phyllis at 604-931-5945 or www.RecoveryCanada.ca.
Recreation Unlimited Volleyball Club offers weekly recreational volleyball on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. at Hillcrest Middle, 2161 Regan Ave. in Coquitlam. Beginners are welcome, and the club also organizes hikes, movie nights and dinners. Information: Gary at 604-469-6389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SARA Society (Sexual Assault Recovery Anonymous) offers teen and adult support programs, literature and public education in Metro Vancouver.
For information, call 604-584-2626, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.sarasociety.net.
Sasamat Outdoor Centre is looking for entertainers for its adult lunch and dinner programs. Those interested are asked to submit a website link to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-939-2268.
Scouts francophones is looking for leaders. This fulfilling volunteer position includes opportunities for personal growth, adventure, travel and practicum hours. Info: Monique at 604-936-3624.
Special Olympics B.C. , Coquitlam branch, needs volunteers to help run sporting programs and events. Information: 604-737-3125.
Suite E Life Drawing Group meets each Tuesday until June from 6: 50 to 9: 50 p.m. at the Joseph Howe Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Information: www.myartclub.com or Myda at 604-469-1911.
SUCCESS is looking for volunteers for its host program, which helps new immigrants adapt to Canadian society. Information: Shirley at 604-936-5900.
Toastmasters' Crystal Clear Speakers meet every second Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. at 1111 Austin Ave. in Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: 604-941-0191.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) invites new members to experience friendly group support for weight loss. There are a number of chapters in the Tri-Cities area. For information, call Gail at 604-941-8699 or visit www.tops.org.
TRICEPS (Tri-Cities Early Psychosis Support), a non-profit support group that provides help to parents, spouses and siblings of individuals diagnosed with psychosis, meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Parklane Room of Eagle Ridge Hospital from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tri-Cities Caregivers' Support Group meets the second and fourth Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: Karen at 7787891496.
Tri-City Family Place offers a drop-in program for parents and caregivers of children under six years, open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 2062 Manning Ave. Information: 604-945-0048.
Tri-City Newcomers Club meets on the third Monday of
THE NOW publishes Bulletin Board notices 10 days prior to events and meetings. To submit, include the group name, type of event as well as the location, date and time and contact information. E-mail to email@example.com. each month at 7: 30 p.m. All women, not just those who are new to the area, are welcome to attend. For information, contact Wendy at 604-468-2423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-City Singles Social Club offers people 40 and older a chance to get together and enjoy activities like walking, theatre, dining, biking, bowling, kayaking and weekend trips. Membership is $20 per year, and the group meets on the third Friday of each month at 7: 30 p.m. at the Port Moody Legion, 2513 Clarke St.
Information: Marcy at 604-346-9776 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tri-City Women's Resource Society offers an empowering mothers parenting group at various times throughout the year. Participation in the educational group is free, and childcare and transportation subsidies are available.
Information: 604-941-7111, Ext. 106.
Barnet Sailing Co-operative welcomes new members, be they land-lubbers or old salts. Members sail the waters of Burrard Inlet, Desolation Sound, the Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and Strait of Georgia. Info: Scott at 604-255-4590 or www.barnetsailing.bc.ca.
Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library. Info: Julie Park at 604-936-6027.
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition , Tri-Cities committee, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: John at 604-469-0361.
Women Helping Others (WHO) meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Widows and single women over 50 welcome. Info: 604-464-2058.
Apex Netball Club practises from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. at Hillcrest Middle School, 2161 Regan Ave., Coquitlam, for women and girls of all ages. Information: Wendy at 604-552-3219.
Baker's Corner Preschool is a parent participation school with classes for three-and four-year-olds inside Baker Drive Elementary, 885 Baker Dr. Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Information: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com.
Burquitlam Community Association meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Midding School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.
Westcoast Harmony Chorus is seeking energetic, motivated women who love to sing. Attend a Wednesday night rehearsal to hear this award-winning, four-part harmony chorus. Information: 604-596-6735.
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter needs volunteers for its 24-hour rape crisis line and shelter for battered women. Free training provided. Info: 604-872-8212.
Wild West Can-Can Dancers , registered as Golden Spike Days Can-Can Dancers Society, is accepting new members, including dancers, non-dancers and anyone in between.
Al-Anon meets Mondays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at noon at Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., as well as Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 2318 St. Johns St. in Port Moody. Info: 604-688-1716 or 604-461-6991.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. The Coquitlam group meets the last Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., and the Port Coquitlam group meets the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. A Chinese-speaking support group is held the first Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m.
Council of Senior Citizens Organizations is an advocacy group devoted to improving the
quality of life for all seniors. Info: Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocky Point Toastmasters meets Mondays at 7: 15 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: 604-506-1037.
Canadian Cancer Society is looking for a volunteer co-ordinator in the Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows areas who can organize rides to
transport cancer patients to and from treatments and appointments. Volunteers should be organized and have good record-keeping skills, people skills, telephone manner and problem solving ability. Information: Kim Aubert at email@example.com or 604-215-5207.
Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the Centennial Room at Dogwood Pavilion. Meetings feature speakers on topics of interest to members. Membership is $10 per year.
For information about membership, call Roy Hartman at 604-939-0303. Group also holds a social bingo in the Mike Butler Room of Dogwood Pavilion each Friday at 1 p.m. There are 15 games. The cost is five cents per card per game, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. For information about the bingo, call Catherine Clout at 604-937-7537.
Coquitlam Lawn Bowling Club is looking for new members to take part at the lanes behind Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. Information: Ann at 604-939-8976.
Port Coquitlam Stroke Recovery Club meets Mondays at 11: 30 a.m. at Wilson Centre. Those who have had a stroke, and their caregivers, are welcome. Information: 604-942-2334.
Maillardville Community Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at ABC Country Restaurant at Lougheed Highway and Schoolhouse Street.
City of Coquitlam leisure and parks is looking for volunteers who are fluent in both English and either Cantonese, Mandarin or Korean, who could also teach basic computer skills. For more information, call Laurie at 604-927-6963.
Terry Fox Library hosts free storytimes for children ages two to six and their families at various times in the week at 2470 Mary Hill Rd., PoCo. Info: 604-927-7999.
Port Moody Ecological Society invites the community in to the Noons Creek Hatchery every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. to check out volunteer opportunities like working in the hatchery, water quality testing, gardening and administration. Information: 604-469-9106 or www.noonscreek.org.
Port Coquitlam Community Band meets Wednesday evenings at Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary, 1335 Dominion Ave. New members of all levels are welcome. Info: 604-785-9672 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coquitlam Gogos meets monthly to find ways to help African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. You do not have to be a grandmother to join. Information: 604-552-2275 or 604 469-0265.
Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays from 10: 30 to noon. Group meets at the Port Moody Social Recreation Centre. Hospice volunteers will be present on the free walk through Rocky Point Park or Orchard Beach. Registration: Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274.
SociÃ©tÃ© francophone de Maillardville , in partnership with Canadian Parents for French, Tri-Cities chapter, offers registration for Maillardville-Coquitlam French summer camp, for kids ages six to 12. Camp runs July 4 to Aug. 26 at Banting Middle School. For info and to register, visit www.maillardville.com or phone 604-515-7070.
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