(posted in order of date)


Tech Talk Series: Develop Your Creative Thinking Skills

Contrary to what most people believe, you do not need to be born with creative thinking skills. They can be developed and improved.
Dr. Paul Tinari (aka "Dr. Future") will show you how to use your brain's capabilities to the fullest possible extent.

January 17, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Sign up at http://coquitlamlibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=7456.


Tri-City Singles Socal Club

Friday, January 19, 2017

The Tri-City Singles Socal Club offers an opportunity for 50+ singles to get together and enjoy a variety of fun activities such as dining, dancing, theatre, travel, movies and more.
Please note our new meeting night. Next meeting is Friday, January 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Legion Manor, 2909 Hope Street, Port Moody.

ON STREET PARKING ONLY. Our members are from the Tri-Cities area and beyond. New members are welcome. For Directions and Info. Call Darline, 604-466-0017.


Intro to Dramatic Shading Workshop (18+ years o One-day class)
January 20, 2018, 1:00 - 5:00 PM | 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Discover the secrets of creating drawings with strong contrasts of light and dark. Following the technique of chiaroscuro first developed by Renaissance masters such as Da Vinci and Caravaggio, you'll learn how to create bold charcoal drawings using dramatic lighting.
Suitable for all levels. Supplies included. Teacher: Rebecca Blair; Class Fee: $50


Family Day at PdA!
Sunday, January 21, 1:30-3:30pm | 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Welcome in the new year with a brand-new Family Day! Join us and check out the exhibitions Lyrical Expressions by painter and teacher Jane Appleby, Balance by fibre artist Mardell Rampton and Colour: A Personal Response by collaborative artists
Sarah McLaren and Lesley Turner. And when you're done all that, join us for several drop-in art activities:

" Learn to create accordion books like artists Sarah McLaren and Lesley Turner;
" Cut leaves from recycled fabric scraps to sew on to our growing fabric tree;
" Create miniature mouse sculptures using walnuts and some leftover fibre bits;
" Create an abstract or figurative painting in 37 strokes or less, the Jane Appleby way.

Admission is free; Register online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3018771 | by phone at 604.664.1636



You're invited to celebrate the New Year and honour our community's Canada 150 leaders at my office.

Come for a cup of coffee!
Thursday January 25th, 2017
10:30am - 12pm
Constituency Office 3278 Westwood Street Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3L8

Canadians across the country celebrated Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation. To mark this special occasion I am presenting twenty limited edition sesquicentennial pins to local community leaders.

More Information on the Canada 150 Leadership Pins:

Over the summer Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam residents nominated their peers who have made a difference. The nominees represented our everyday leaders who work hard to make a positive contribution to Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam.

Along with input from Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart, I adjudicated all nominations.
Preference was given to nominees who demonstrated one of the four pillars of Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations: diversity and inclusion; national reconciliation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians; environmental stewardship; and youth matters.

Each winner will be awarded a collectible sesquicentennial pin, which is constructed with 100-year-old copper from the West Block of Parliament Hill.

Warm regards,
Donella Prasad
Constituency Office Manager
101 - 3278 Westwood Street
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3L8
O. 604.927.1080
C. 604.374.4534


A Celebration of Robbie Burns Supper and Concert
Saturday, January 27 | 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Scottish-Inspired Supper: 6:00pm
Rosie Carver and Blackthorn Concert: 7:30pm

Back by popular demand for the sixth year, music faculty member Rosie Carver with Celtic band Blackthorn with a guest piper invite you to celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robbie Burns!
Blackthorn will feature the musical traditions of Scotland with a special focus on Burns' songs.

Come for the concert at 7:30pm or come early at 6pm to enjoy a delicious Scottish-inspired supper and stay on for the concert. Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3017826 | by phone at 604.664.1636

Admission: Supper and Concert $41; Concert Only: Students $16 | Adults $21 (+ GST)



January 28 | 7:30pm At Evergreen Cultural Centre

Winners of the 2010 Juno Award for Roots Album of the Year and 4-time winners at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Good Lovelies have been busy making waves worldwide.
Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca/entertain or call 604-927-6555 for tickets today!


pARTy@PdA: Night of the Arts
Friday, February 2, 7:00-9:00pm | 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Inspire your heart with art! Join us for our third annual Night of the Arts . . . for adults only! Take part in two innovative visual and/or performing art workshops of your choice led by professional teachers. In between workshops, enjoy complimentary tapas and, if you like,
purchase a glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage. This fun-filled, no stress evening of art is a great way to inspire your inner artist.

Tickets $26/person or 2 for $42 (+GST)
Available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3017867 | by phone at 604.664.1636


Skill Building Pottery Weekend Workshop (18+ years o Three-day class)
February 2-4, 2018, F: 6:00 - 9:00 PM | SA-SU: 1:00 - 4:00 PM | 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
This weekend intensive focuses on hand technique and ergonomics to shape up and fine tune your throwing skills. Alternative techniques and new approaches to centering, pulling and shaping your cylinders will be offered. Clay is provided.
No pots will be fired in this workshop. Students should be able to throw a basic cylinder. Teacher: Vin Arora $107



February 9 | 7pm At Evergreen Cultural Centre

The Evergreen is proud to present this Canadian premiere and international collaboration with Presentation House Theatre and Marionetas de la Esquina. Sleeping Beauty is a puppetry,
fairy-tale story of a king and queen who want to keep their daughter from danger. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can-Admission.

Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca/entertain or call 604-927-6555 for tickets today!


Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam!

Family Day at Summit Community Centre, Friday, Feb. 9, 3 - 5 p.m.
Drop-in to our Family Day activities - a family baking class, bouncy castle, board games, badminton, popcorn and gym games. All ages welcome. Free.

Family Day at Centennial Activity Centre, Saturday, Feb. 10, 1 - 3 p.m.
Bring the family and help us celebrate Family Day! Entertainment, games and a variety of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family. Drop in all day for only $2.00 pp. All ages welcome.

Family Day at Pinetree Community Centre, Sunday, Feb. 11, 1 - 3 p.m.
Come by and enjoy bouncy castle, popcorn and gym games appropriate for all ages. Free,

Family Day at Poirier Sports & Leisure Complex, Monday, Feb. 12, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Facility open all day. Celebrate Family Day with a fun Toonie Skate from 10 - 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fee: $2.00 pp, includes rentals. Maximum 200 skaters at one time. Pool games and activities from 1 - 3 p.m.

Family Day at City Centre Aquatics Complex, Monday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Celebrate this holiday with your family by coming down to the pool for some fun. Rotating features include slide, rope swing, diving boards and WIBIT. Drop-in fee: $2.00 pp.

Full details at www.coquitlam.ca/familyday


HIP.BANG! The History of Romance

February 15 | 8pm At Evergreen Cultural Centre

From The History of Romance is the authoritative history of romantic thought you never realized you wanted but have always truly needed. From Romeo and Juliet to the mess that is modern dating, this show will make you laugh like a child who has just learned about ice cream.

Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca/entertain or call 604-927-6555 for tickets today!


February Exhibitions Opening Reception
Friday, February 16, 7-9pm | 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Drop by for fine art, inspiration and a glass of wine at the opening reception for two new exhibitions: A Mosaic of Our Past, multiple media presented by the Coquitlam Heritage Society and Port Town, mixed media by Lori Sokoluk.
Both exhibitions will be on display from February 16 - March 17, 2018.


MARTIN MAYER: The Grande Piano Show

February 17 | 8pm At Evergreen Cultural Centre

: Famous in China, new to Canadian audiences, Port Moody’s Martin Mayer plays the Evergreen Cultural Centre on February 17 at 8pm. With a night of original music, world-famous songs,
and Chinese classics, concert-goers are in for an evening of entertainment they will remember!

Visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca/entertain or call 604-927-6555 for tickets today!


Set Her Free Gala

March 3
Set Her Free Gala brings the community together to experience inspiring stories, musical performances and great food, while raising much needed funds for Talitha Koum Society's recovery homes for women.
This annual fundraising event includes dinner and entertainment as well as a silent auction and raffle.

Event is 6:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, March 3, All Saints Parish Hall, 1405 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam, BC V3J 3P4. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/set-her-free-gala-tickets-41987309172.


16th Annual Hike for Hospice
Date: May 6, 2018
Time: 9 am to 12 noon
Venue: Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody

Each year this pledge-based, national, annual family event takes place on the first Sunday of May and raises funds to support people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.
The purpose of the 5km hike is not only to raise much needed funds, but to raise awareness of the many challenges faced by hospice palliative care and to promote the wonderful work that all volunteers and professionals in the field perform daily.

website: www.hike4hospice.ca