FRIDAY, FEB. 22
SUCCESS and the Coquitlam Express host Multicultural Hockey Night, at 6: 30 p.m. at the Coquitlam Sports Centre, 633 Poirier St. Prior to the Express junior A hockey game, celebrate the Chinese and Korean New Year with a lion dance, Chinese cultural dance, Korean drum and Hapkido demonstration. Discount tickets for the event and hockey game are $7 or $20 for a family pack of four, with children six and under getting in for free. Purchase tickets at SUCCESS service centres on North Road and Pinetree Way in Coquitlam. Information: email@example.com.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23
Centennial Secondary music department hosts a bottle drive, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the school parking lot, 570 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Funds raised will go towards the music department. Info: 604782-8950.
Kiddies Korner Preschool is hosting its annual open house, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 2211 Prairie Ave., Port Coquitlam. Everyone is invited to bring their preschool-aged children to experience what a day at this parent participation preschool is like. Info: www.kkp.ca.
Metro Vancouver hosts a Belcarra Winter Family Walk, from 10: 30 a.m. to noon at Belcarra Regional Park. Take in the beautiful scenery around Sasamat Lake in an easy walk with some stair climbing involved. Meet at the White Pine Beach washrooms. Info: www.metrovancouver.org.
Heritage Woods Music Society hosts its first annual adults-only fundraising dance, from 7: 30 p.m. to 12: 30 a.m., at Heritage Woods Secondary, 1300 David Ave., Port Moody. Enjoy the big band sounds of the Bruce James Orchestra, hors d'oeuvres from the Saint Street Grill and a selection of beverages from the cash bar. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $30 each, and available through the school (7: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Info: 604469-9604.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24
Metro Vancouver hosts Heritage Sunday, a free family event, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam. Join a park interpreter to explore Minnekhada Lodge, the favourite country and hunting retreat of two of B.C.'s former lieutenant-governors. Participate in a scavenger hunt to earn a sweet treat. Children can make an old-fashioned craft to take home. Meet members of the Minnekhada Park Association to learn about their activities. Parking is available near the lodge off Oliver Road.
Port Moody Heritage Society hosts a heritage house tour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at the Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray St. Venture through 10 heritage homes in the neighbourhood in these self-guided tours of turn-of-the-20th-century Port Moody. Tickets are $30, including HST, and can be ordered online at www.portmoodymuseum.org. Info: 604939-1648.
MONDAY, FEB. 25
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary celebrates its 37th anniversary. Join members for cake and coffee in the lobby of the hospital between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and learn more about volunteering with this organization.
United Way and Dogwood Pavilion host two Tri-Cities senior caregivers' support information sessions, from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. at Maillardville Community Centre, 1200 Cartier Ave. in Coquitlam, and 2 to 3: 30 p.m. at Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt. in Coquitlam. These sessions are for all family caregivers who have concerns or questions. Register by calling Karen at 778-789-1496.
Friends of Mundy Park Heritage Society is holding its AGM at 7 p.m. at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St., in the Nancy Bennett Room. Topics include funds for trail improvements, science projects and bursaries at Dr. Charles Best Secondary, and the annual Christmas tree-chipping fundraiser. Members of the public are invited. Info: 604-417-0912.
Optimum Family Chiropractic hosts a vaccine information night, from 6: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. at 7-121 Brew St. in Port Moody's Suter Brook Village. Call Shannon at the Optimum office at 778-3553533 to register.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts a free drug and alcohol information session, from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody (second floor). This series, which runs Wednesdays through March 27, is for people who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use, or those concerned about someone else's use. The format consists of a video, brief presentation and open discussion. The Feb. 27 topic is "trauma: how substance misuse often occurs with people who have experienced childhood abuse and how these experiences may cause relapses or continued misuse."
Coquitlam Public Library hosts a philosophers' café on the Northern Gateway Pipeline, with moderator Shahin Dashtgard, associate professor of earth sciences at SFU, in Room 3 of the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way, at 7 p.m. What are the benefits
to Canada and B.C. of the pipeline? What are the drawbacks? Everyone is welcome. Experience is not required, admission is free, and there is no need to register. Info: 778782-5215 or www.philosopherscafe.net.
Terry Fox Library hosts a meeting of the Coffee Mug Club book club, from 7 to 8 p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Members are reading Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Rau Badami. New members are welcome. Info: 604-927-7999.
Tri-City Centennial Stamp Club hosts a "stamp game."
Visitors are welcome to participate. A swap and shop will take place at 7 p.m., with the game starting at 8 p.m. and featuring prizes. The club meets in the McGee Room of the Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604-941-9306 or www.stampclub.ca.
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., Coquitlam, as well as Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 2318 St. Johns St., Port Moody. Info: 604-688-1716 or 604-4616991.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. A Coquitlam group meets the
last Wednesday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m.; a PoCo group meets the second Thursday of the month, from 7 to 9 p.m.; and a Chinese-speaking group meets the first Thursday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711.
Art Focus Artists Association meets on Wednesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Outlet in Leigh Square, 2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam. Artists from the Tri-Cities and beyond of all experience levels and interests gather to support each other and display their work. Demonstrations by professional artists are free to the public on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Info: 604-942-0537.
Baker's Corner Preschool is a parent participation school with classes for three-and four-year-olds inside Baker Drive Elementary, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Registrations accepted on an ongoing basis. Info: 604-461-5848 or www. bakerscornerpreschool.com.
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 the Strait of Georgia. Info: Scott at 604-2554590 or www.barnetsailing. bc.ca.
Burquitlam Community Association meets the first Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Banting Middle School, 820 Banting St., Coquitlam.
Cameron Centre hosts free drop-in English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level speakers, from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. on Wednesdays at 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (near Lougheed Mall). Info: Sarah at 604-6309236.
Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 meet the first Wednesday of each month in the Centennial Room of Dogwood Pavilion. Membership is $10 per year. Membership info: 604-9390303. The group also holds a social bingo in the Mike Butler Room of Dogwood Pavilion each Friday at 1 p.m. The cost is five cents per card per game, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. Bingo info: 604-937-7537.
Circle of Friends , a singles social group for people 50 and older who are looking to meet new friends and participate in fun activities like dining, dancing, hiking and theatre, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the PoCo Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St. Info: Nina at 604-941-9032.
Como Lake Quilters meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. 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: 778242-0957.
Coquitlam Area Gogos meet monthly to find ways to help African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS. You do not need to be a grandmother to join. Info: 778-216-0499.
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.
Coquitlam Public Library hosts Storytime for Babies on Fridays, from 11 to 11: 30 a.m. at the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way. Parents, caregivers and babies (under two years old) are invited for songs, rhymes and stories. Info: 604554-7334 or www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca.
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.
Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free walking group for the bereaved, Fridays from 10: 30 a.m. to noon. The 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. Newcomers can register by calling Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274.
Debtors Anonymous meets regularly to offer hope and recovery to debtors, compulsive spenders and underearners. Info: 604-878-3328 or www.debtorsanonymous.org.
Developmental Disabilities Association offers free pickup of gently used houseware items, including dishes, toys and books. Cloth items can be dropped off in bins. Furniture, dishes and clothes are accepted at donation stations. Info: 604-273-4332.
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary hosts a coffee program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays in the main lobby of the hospital, 475 Guildford Way, Port Moody. Sales of beverages and baked goods raise funds for the purchase of hospital equipment and patient comfort items.
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop needs volunteers for its new location, opening soon in PoCo at 2811B Shaughnessy St. Help raise funds for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items at the hospital. There are openings for all shift positions (cashier, customer
assistant, sorting clerk and pricing clerk). Shift hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4: 30 p.m., and Sundays from 11: 30 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Training provided. Info: 604939-9594.
Family Resource Centre offers after-school multisensory group math and literacy tutoring. Various times and days are available, and registration is ongoing. Fees start at $20 per hour. For registration and program details, contact email@example.com. The centre is located at Minnekhada Middle School.
Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Poirier branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 575 Poirier St. Information: Julie Park at 604936-6027.
Focus Volleyball Club is looking for boys and girls born from 1995 to 2000 to join for the upcoming indoor volleyball season. Focus is based in the Tri-Cities and Burnaby and offers competitive, fun learning environment. Tryouts are ongoing. Info: www.focusvolleyball.com.
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