(posted in order of date)



Festive Opening Reception
Friday, November 16, 7-9pm
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam | 604.664.1636 |placedesarts.ca
Drop by for the festive opening reception for Place des Arts' annual Christmas Boutique and Positively Petite Miniature Exhibition as well as Uprooted
- A Journey of Self-Discovery by Suchen Wu and Teresa Chow and Motion by Zhanna Shomakhova.

All three exhibitions will be on display until December 20. Learn more.


The North Shore Celtic Ensemble Presents "Spark"
Celebrating 20 years of vibrant music
Come and allow your spirit to be re-kindled with the joyful music, memorable arrangements, and engaging talents offed by these superb young musicians and their special guests.
This fiery musical performance is sure to spark heartfelt camaraderie among members of the audience! Come, smile more than you thought possible, and let "Spark" ignite you.

Where: Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam

When: 2:00PM, Sunday November 18

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3618471


19th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival
Sunday November 18, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Port Coquitlam.

Join the 5,000 plus visitors from around the Lower Mainland who come out to celebrate and witness the return of thousands of salmon back to their birthplace to lay and fertilize their eggs. Spawning time is the end of these Coho & Chum salmon's lifespan and the beginning of the next generation.
This FREE family event provides visitors of all ages the opportunity to observe salmon up close and learn about their life cycle through educational displays, salmon dissections and in-stream demonstrations. Come out for a day of exploring, experiencing and learning about the salmon and wildlife in a fish-bearing watershed.

Locations for the event are both the Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre at 1379 Laurier Avenue and The Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery at 3636 Coast Meridian Road, in Port Coquitlam. Both venues are linked by a short trail along Hyde Creek, which is well-marked by colourful banners.

Highlights of the Festival will include:

" Fisheries and Oceans Canada displaying live salmon (up close!)
" Orphaned Wildlife Society (OWL) exhibiting a live raptor
" Salmon dissections and microscope investigations
" Home Depot build project, Search & Rescue and the David Suzuki Foundation on display, interactive Theatrix Kids Zone in the Rec Centre Program room
" Ta Daa Lady with highly interactive songs, stories and clown turns outside in the Rainbow Dome
" Face painting, cookie decorating and crafts for the young-at-heart
" Looking for local flora and fauna on a guided nature walk
" Visit an operating salmon hatchery
" Free and secured Bicycle parking at the Rec Centre
" Opportunity to win exciting prizes at our Raffle table
" 36 Environmentally motivated Exhibitors
" Food Truck Vendors
" Local Vendors with environmentally themed hand-made treasures for sale. Cash only

For more information on the work done by the Hyde Creek Watershed Society, visit their website at www.hydecreek.org. To request a group tour email volunteers@gmail.com.



A Confection of Pops Concert
Monday, Nov. 19th, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 Macphearson Ave., Burnaby.

Join the New Westminster & District Concert Band for our annual Pops Concert. Playing this evening are our Senior Concert Band and our Jazz Band. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.


Tri-City Singles Socal Club

Friday, November 19, 2018

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. Next meeting is Friday, Nov. 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.

No meeting in December. For Directions and Info. Call Darline, 604-466-0017.


Prospective Teacher Open House
Friday, November 23, 1:00 - 2:30pm
Calling inspiring and skilled teaching artists in all arts disciplines! Are you interested in joining the Place des Arts faculty? Join us for a tour of the facility and a Q & A session to discover the benefits of teaching at Place des Arts,
including: small class sizes, flexible schedule, creative freedom, administrative and promotional support and more.

Please RSVP by November 16 to lchenosky@placedesarts.ca or call 604.664.1636 ext. 24.


Lights at Lafarge Season Kick-off

Metro Vancouver's largest, free outdoor lights display at Coquitlam's Town Centre Park kicks-off on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Visitors can expect an exciting evening with two entertainment hubs, dazzling light displays that encircle the 1.2 km Lafarge Lake loop, food trucks, buskers, roving entertainers, family crafts and more.
This year's Lights at Lafarge kick-off event will take place entirely outdoors with live entertainment on two stages so visitors should dress in warm clothing and waterproof, durable footwear as they take in all the festivities:
TD Community Plaza will host the Opening Celebration at 7 p.m. with the feature performance, The Crystal Torch, a multimedia and live fire, acrobatic show by NZR productions you will not want to miss.
Visitors can really get into the holiday spirit with more family-favourite performances at the plaza with Coastal Sound Music Academy, a vibrant youth choir, and the a-capella chorus of the Gentlemen of Fortune. The holiday concert finale will wrap up with the polished roots, soul and blues sounds of Lesismore.
West Lake Village (west side of Lafarge Lake) will host the Busker's Stage with the warmth luxurious harmonies of Winsome Kind and the Ukuladies of Lulu Island with tunes from across the decades using their tenor and baritone ukuleles.
Lights Zones & Features - The dazzling light displays that encircle the 1.2 km Lafarge Lake loop will be on at dusk - approx. 4:30 p.m. - so visitors are encouraged to enjoy the lights before the festivities begin. The lights dislays are designed into more than 10 zones including a winter lights entry gate,
90-foot caterpillar, woodland garden, outdoor dining table illuminated by a chandelier, fantasy forest with an elfin tree house, lighted woodland creatures, illuminated maple leafs, salmon, floating lotus flowers amd giant-sized mushrooms, beehive and flowers.

Roving Entertainment & Family Activities
As visitors wander the lake loop and take in the more than 100,000 twinkling lights and displays they can enjoy the comical and ethereal playfulness of roving performers perfect for those seasonal pics.
Watch for the Winter Jester, Lady Neige, Buddy the Elf and the Electric Clowns.

Miss the kick-off event?
Visitors can enjoy the dazzling lights display in the stunning setting of Lafarge Lake in Town Centre Park all season long:
Saturday, Nov. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 20 from dusk until 11 p.m. nightly and through midnight New Year's Eve.
For more information, visit our webpage:


Teen Day
Sunday, November 25, 2:00 - 4:00pm
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam | 604.664.1636 |placedesarts.ca Teens! Bring friends/family and hang out with other teens as you explore the arts in a fun, relaxed environment. Tour our galleries and view three diverse exhibitions, then explore your own artistic side in a variety of activities
that are based on the subject matter and mediums of the exhibitions. All activities are casual and "drop in," designed specifically for teens ages 13 - 17 by Place des Arts' Youth Arts Council. Admission is free & snacks provided!

Reserve your spot online at brownpapertickets.com


38th Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair

Poirier Forum
618 Poirier Street, Coquitlam, BC

Join us for the 38th Annual Coquitlam Christmas Craft Fair! On November 30, December 1 and 2 the Poirier Forum will be transformed into a festive holiday market!
Over 100 carefully selected vendors will be selling locally handmade artisan crafts and prepared foods.

Explore a variety of high quality handmade creations by local artisans, find unique gifts and Christmas decor, and indulge in delectable edibles and holiday libations.

Nov 30 5pm - 9pm
Dec 1 10am - 4pm
Dec 2 10am - 4pm

Adults $3
Seniors $2
Kids 12 and under Free




"There Shall A Star"

The Holiday Season is a joyous time of festive traditions.

The Coquitlam Chorale welcomes you to join us as we kick off this year's Christmas season at our annual Christmas concerts at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. This year's performance is titled "There Shall A Star" sung in 4-part harmony.

If you are in the mood for cherished Christmas classics, live instrumental accompaniment, and vocal excellence, you are sure to find some magical moments that transform into marvelous memories.

Come experience a fun filled walk down memory lane or experience music for the first time. Celebrate Christmas with all its wonder, glory and fun.

Saturday, Dec 1 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Dec 2 at 2:00 PM

Evergreen Cultural Centre 1205 Pinetree Way Coquitlam. BC

Tickets: $20 Adults $10 Students/Children

Tickets can be bought online at the Evergreen Cultural Centre website:
or call the Evergreen Box Office at:


pARTY@PdA: Festive Felting
Friday, December 7, 7:00 - 9:00pm
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam | 604.664.1636 |placedesarts.ca
Get a kick start on the holiday celebrations with this fun and crafty event! In a social and relaxed atmosphere, learn basic techniques of wet felting from our community engagement specialist and fibre artist Catherine Dumaine.
Then create your own felted keepsakes or gifts while enjoying complimentary sweet and savory tidbits and, perhaps, a glass of wine. With the knowledge you gain, you can continue making felted items at home!
Browse our Christmas Boutique while you're here and receive a 10% discount on your purchases of locally handcrafted artisan wares.

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


Reflections: Lantern Making and Storytelling
Sunday, December 9, 2:00 - 5:00pm
1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam | 604.664.1636 |placedesarts.ca
Come to Place des Arts' free, all-ages celebration of cultural diversity and discover how our cultural traditions and customs are entwined over the holiday season. Over a warm cup of tea, learn how to tell your story and hear the inspiring stories of others in a storytelling tea salon, led by First Nations spoken word artist Molly Billows.
Make lanterns inspired by those from the main cultural groups that populate Coquitlam: China, Iran, Korea and the West, and enjoy live music performances and other fun surprises.

Admission is free; All ages welcome. Learn more.