WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5
Crossroads Hospice Society hosts its annual general meeting at 6: 30 p.m. at PoCo Inn & Suites, 1545 Lougheed Hwy. in Port Coquitlam. Connect with staff, volunteers and board members. There will be light refreshments, presentations, the election of new board members and a chance to renew society memberships for $25 a year. Everyone is welcome. Info: 604-945-0606 or email@example.com.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
Coquitlam Public Library hosts Chris Longley, who coordinates the genealogy group at Wilson Centre in PoCo and has uncovered her family's roots into the 18th century, for a discussion about tracing your family tree by using the Internet, library resources and networking with other family historians. Call 604-937-4155 to register for this free program, which takes place at the Poirier branch from 6: 45 to 8: 30 p.m.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7
SHARE Food Bank hosts a Food Bank Fill Up event, from 9 am. to 6 p.m. at PriceSmart Foods, 2991 Lougheed Hwy. (at Pinetree Way) in Coquitlam. Help SHARE fill a semi trailer with food. Donations can be made by buying pre-packaged $10 or $18 hampers inside PriceSmart Foods or by dropping off non-perishable food or cash donations. Donations can also be made online at www. sharesociety.ca.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
Port Moody Power & Sail Squadron hosts a registration table, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rona Home Centre at 2798 Barnet Hwy. in Coquitlam. Register for fall boating courses, which start on Sept. 13. Advanced courses available. Info: 604-516-6072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Moody Curling Club hosts a one-day learn to curl clinic, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Rd. For a cost of $35 per person, everyone from beginners to advanced players can enjoy instruction and lunch. Registration is required. Call 604-461-3719 or visit www. portmoodycurling.ca to register. Participants are asked to bring clean shoes and to dress warmly.
Port Moody Public Library hosts a medal ceremony for members of its Strange but True Summer Reading Club, from 1 to 3: 30 p.m. in the Galleria at Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr. Highlights include refreshments courtesy of Thrifty Foods, face painting, balloon giveaways and activities with Port Moody recreation staff. Young readers will receive their reading medal and completion certificate on stage from special guests. Children registered in the Summer Reading Club can pick up their timed ticket at the library's information desk.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
Colony Farm Community Gardens hosts a tour at 3: 30 p.m., followed by tea and a chat. The tour will last about 45 minutes. Find out how the gardens work and see what can be grown using organic methods. Park in the south lot on Colony Farm Road. Meet at the pagoda. Info: www.cfcg.ca.
Coquitlam Fire Rescue celebrates 100 years of service with an afternoon of fun and entertainment for the entire community. Everyone is invited to enjoy a short ceremonial presentation by the Coquitlam Fire Rescue Honour Guard, and rescue demonstrations by fire crews. Firefighters will be on hand, along with vintage and operational fire trucks, for photos. Festivities include face painting, beverages and a barbecue. The event will take place at Spirit Square, 3000 Burlington Dr., from noon to 4 p.m.
Tri-City Singles Social Club offers an opportunity for 40plus singles to get together and enjoy a variety of fun activities such as dining, theatre, travel, bowling and more. Meetings are usually held on the third Friday of each month at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clarke St. in Port Moody. New members welcome. Information: Louise at 604-941-8897, Darline at 604-466-0017 or tricityclub@ gmail.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 child care and transportation subsidies are available. Info: 604-941-7111, Ext. 106.
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 6044690361.
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.
Westcoast Harmony Chorus is seeking energetic, motivated women who love to sing. Attend a Wednesday night rehearsal to hear this awardwinning, four-part harmony chorus. Info: 604-596-6735.
Wild West Can-Can Dancers Society , a registered non-profit society, is accepting new members, including dancers and non-dancers. Info: email@example.com or www.wildwestcancan.ca.
Women Helping Others (WHO) meets at Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Widows and single women over 50 welcome. Info: 604-464-2058.
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 6044616991.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. hosts caregiver support groups. A Coquitlam group meets the last Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m.; a PoCo group meets the second Thursday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m.; and a Chinese-speaking group meets the first Thursday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604298-0711.
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