Tiny Stories Contest and Workshop
To help celebrate Coquitlam 125, Coquitlam Public Library invites teens and adults 16 and up to enter a Tiny Story Contest. The contest runs May 20 - June 30.
Tiny stories, also known as flash fiction, postcard fiction, and micro fiction, are extremely short stories. The story must be 420 characters or fewerapproximately one paragraph with every letter, space and punctuation mark counted. The first 420 character stories were written by author Lou Beach as social networking site status updates. These stories were collected and published in a book called 420 Characters, which serves as inspiration for the Librarys contest. Each entrant can submit up to three stories, and must live in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, or Belcarra. Entries already published, accepted, or submitted elsewhere are ineligible. Winners will be invited to read their stories on stage at the Kaleidoscope festival at Town Centre Park on July 23, and winning stories will also appear on the librarys website, Facebook page and in the Tri-City News.
If you need a bit of help to craft your bite-sized masterpiece, the Coquitlam Public Library will also be hosting a free Tiny Stories Workshop at the Poirier Branch at 575 Poirier St. on Saturday, June 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Local writer, Rebecca Wood Barrett, will lead you through a series of playful writing exercises that will help spark ideas, and lead you to create bite-sized stories, complete with captivating characters and pithy plots - all in 420 characters or less!
Space for the workshop is limited. To register, leave a message on the librarys registration line at 604-937-4155.
The contest is free to enter, and there are prizes to be won. Help celebrate Coquitlam's 125th birthday! For story samples and full contest rules, go to www.coqlibrary.ca/home/tiny-stories-contest.
FUN OUTDOOR ZUMBA @ VICTORIA PARK
Come and join me for fun Zumba in the park while the weather is sunny and warm! Bring your kid along for a fun exercise. All Levels Welcome!!
July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Time: 9 10 AM
Cost: $10 adult /session and $5 kid /session
The Tri-City Singles Social 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, Feb19th at 7:30 p.m. at our new location, 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.
The PoCo Community Foundation is now accepting applications for grants starting
January 1st. Open to non-profit organizations with charitable status that
focus on arts & culture,
organized sports, youth issues, seniors health and homelessness.
For application and more info: http://pocofoundation.com/granting
2016 Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse Music Performances
A diverse group of musicians will perform at The Gathering Place
1100-2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
$5 admission at the door
Doors open at 7:00 pm
2016 Crossroads Hospice Society Arms Pub Meat Draw
Fridays, 3:00- 6:00pm
3261 Coast Meridian Road, Port Coquitlam
email@example.com | 604-945-0606
Each Friday The Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam hosts a Meat Draw to help raise funds for Crossroads Hospice Society. Please drop by and support this worthy cause.
For more information call 604-945-0606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conquer your fear of public speaking and improve your self-confidence. As the self-proclaimed "Most Welcoming" Toastmasters club.
Lincoln Toastmasters invites guests of any skill set to come and join our
As a club we work on improving communication and leadership skills. Meetings are every Tuesday at 7:30pm until 9:30pm (with the exception of the first Tuesday of the month).
Hyde Creek Community Centre- 1379 Laurier Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC
Club website: http://lincoln.toastmastersclubs.org/
Rodos Kouzina Mediterranean Grille
Regular Weekly Events:
Tuesday Night - "Musical Moments" w/ Ryszard Wrzaskala - Polish Composer ( Piano )
Thursday Night - Live Spanish Guitar
Saturday Night - Sing and Dance with Frankie
Sunday Night - Live Brazillian Guitar Player
November 27th - FLAMENKA NIGHT
*RESERVATIONS ALWAYS ADVISABLE
MATH MATTERS presents
Common math errors to avoid - learn from others' mistakes.
This workshop is for students who care about their learning.
The level of mathematics required is appropriate for students from grades 8 to 12.
If you are interested, please confirm your attendance by email to show contact info as early as possible so that we can reserve a seat for you.
Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary Weekend Coffee Program
Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm and Sundays from Noon to 5 pm.
Sale of beverages and baked goods to raise funds for the purchase of needed hospital equipment and
patient comfort items for Eagle Ridge Hospital.
Games night event in Port Coquitlam :
It's all Fun & Games until someone loses a turn!
Come on out and enjoy an evening of delicious eats and treats while thoroughly trouncing your fellow board game aficionados @ Me-n-Ed's Pizza on McAllister!
Bring your 'A' game and dominate in a game of Dominion; settle old scores in Settlers of Catan; punch somebody's ticket in Ticket to Ride! Enjoy a wide selection of card & board games such as Qwirkle, Carcassone, Stone Age, and more, or bring your own favourites to add to the fray!
No experience is necessary - come out and learn to play a game!
Cover charge is $10 for which attendees will receive an enjoyable evening of board gaming and an $8 credit towards food & beverages at Me-N-Ed's (valid that night only). Me-n-Ed's is a liquor licensed establishment offering a wide variety of specialty brick-oven pizzas, sandwiches & more.
Game nights at Me-N-Ed's are held every 2nd Wednesday from 6:30 - 11:00 pm (starting Wed July 16th)
Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor
2233 McAllister Ave., Port Coquitlam, BC
Here is the info for the Games night event in Maple Ridge :
It's all Fun & Games until someone loses a turn!
Enjoy a rousing evening of board gaming, geekdom, and delight in the games room at Maple Ridge's Little Shop of Movies.
Bring your 'A' game and dominate in a game of Dominion; settle old scores in Settlers of Catan; punch somebody's ticket in Ticket to Ride! Enjoy a wide selection of card & board games such as Qwirkle, Carcassone, Stone Age, and more, or bring your own favourites to add to the fray! No experience is necessary - come out and learn to play a game!
Cover charge is $5 for which attendees will receive a credit towards inhouse beverages and snacks (valid for that night only), and/or a voucher for game purchases/movie rentals from Little Shop of Movies.
Game nights at Little Shop of Movies are held every 2nd Friday from 6:30 - 11:00 pm (starting Fri July 18th)
Little Shop of Movies,
22714 Dewdney Trunk Road #101, Maple Ridge, BC.
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers Tri-Cities
Come and join us each month at The Gallery Bistro in Port Moody to make soup for women and children in transition (Joys Place).
Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers is a non-profit social enterprise where we make nurturing and nourishing soup each month for Joys Place,
an emergency shelter that provides temporary safe shelter and support for adult women and their dependent children who are victims
of domestic abuse. The cost of each event to participate is $55 pp and it includes a wonderful evening of soup making in a professional kitchen under the guidance
of a guest chef, appetizers, wine, and a light dinner of our chefs soup, salad, and fresh bread. Soup Sisters does not profit does from the registration fee as 95% of the registration fee goes
to our culinary partner. For more information or to book your evening on your own or with a group, please go to our
website at www.soupsisters.org or contact Tara at email@example.com
Are you a new immigrant? Do you have questions, concerns and/or need help?
Please call RCCG Trinity Chapel at 604-474-313 on Tuesdays and Friday 10am -1pm.
Or leave a message and someone will get back to you. We are willing to help or direct
you to places where you could receive help."
Check us out, Serving the Communitys greatest Need.
For Parents, Grandparents, and all Caregivers who want to:
- Have some time for themselves
- Connect with others who are raising children
- Gain and offer support and understanding
- Gather information about parenting and other concerns
*Free *Weekly *Confidential *Open to all parents with children&teens * On-site child-minding
Each self-help parent-support circle is led by two trained facilitators in the Coquitlam area at a safe and secure location.
For more info, please call #604-669-1616. You can also visit our website
The Coquitlam Heritage Society is recruiting volunteers to interview seniors about their lives in Coquitlam.
Training is provided. Those interested
can call 516-6151.
Check out Earth Places where a 3-D Map of Greater Vancouver is available
This would make a great gift!
TriCity Youth Basketball Association
Registration now open to all new and returning players.
Toastmasters club meets at Coquitlam City Hall
Fear speaking to a group? Get self-confidence and speaking skills, the
Tri-Cities only Noon hour Toastmasters club meets at Coquitlam City Hall
every Tuesday 12-1PM. More info: tott-coquitlam.freetoasthost.net or
call Yvonne at 604-469-5490. Guests and visitors always welcome!
La Leche League Canada (LLLC)
La Leche League Canada (LLLC) encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother
breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution
to the health of children,
families and society. LLLC-Coquitlam serves the Tri-Cities, New Westminster and Burnaby.
LLLC-Coquitlam meets on the second Thursday of each month at SHARE Family
& Community Services Society, Main Floor, 2615 Clarke Street in Port Moody.
All women interested in breastfeeding and their children
are welcome to attend the free monthly LLL series meetings. Series meetings cover an assigned topic of discussion and allow time for questions and connecting with other breastfeeding mothers.
Those who wish to join as members will benefit from an additional monthly meeting on a range of parenting topics and share additional benefits including access to a resource library and an email list for on-line community and support.
Doors open at 9:45am, and the meeting begins at 10am.
Upcoming open series meeting dates are:
Thursday, June 9th, "The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties"
Visit La Leche League Canada online at www.lllc.ca for more information or phone the Local LLL Phone Line: (604) 520-4623.
This number takes you to a recorded message listing Leaders in all communities in the Lower Mainland and their contact numbers.
The Inspiration Garden
The Inspiration Garden is Coquitlam's brand-new demonstration garden on the
corner of Guildford Way & Pipeline Road, a part of Town Centre Park.
This is a great asset to the community as it is open to the public to come enjoy at any time of day. In addition, the Inspiration Garden provides many interesting free or low cost seminars
and workshops to adults & children informing residents about the many facets of gardening and encouraging all ages to get their hands dirty!
Come Bee...Inspired today!
Register online today at www.coquitlam.ca/inspirationgarden or call our staff assisted phone registration line at 604-927-4386 between 9:00am-7:00pm.
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland
I am a counsellor at Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland, where I have the pleasure
of making and supporting mentoring relationships between vulnerable young
girls and positive female role models.
Currently we have over 150 girls waiting to be matched with a mentor so we really need more volunteers so we can make these wonderful friendships!
Our Little Sisters suffer from low self-esteem or social isolation as a result of poverty, family distress, recent immigration or other life challenges.
By providing girls with adult mentors at a time in their lives when it matters most, Big Sisters is giving these girls someone who believes in them and supports them without judgment plus,
our volunteers tell us get so much out of the experience as well (check out our volunteer benefits here)!
We know that some women arent aware of what Big Sisters is all about
and others dont know we have different volunteer options for them
they can volunteer as a Big Sister,
Study Buddy tutor (just 1 hour a week!), OR Go Girls mentor. You can help us get the word out and find new volunteer mentors in as little as 5 minutes! Here are some ways you can help:
Invite us to do a presentation (as short as 10 minutes!) for your members
about our rewarding volunteer opportunities
Forward this email and the attached document to your members;
Submit a short article (which I can provide you with) on our volunteer opportunities to put in your enewsletter/newsletter/website, etc.;
Its our agencys 50th ANNIVERSARY this year and we want to celebrate
by making more matches than ever before in 2010!
If you can, please help us inspire more women to volunteer as mentors to these special girls.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-873-4525 ext 315
if youd like to arrange a presentation
or if youd like me to send you any materials or articles on our volunteer opportunities. Thank you!
Sincerely, Tiffany Britton
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a lay-led patient education program offered in communities throughout British Columbia. Participants are adults experiencing chronic health conditions
(e.g., hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, diabetes, etc), their family members, friends and caregivers. The program provides information and teaches practical skills on managing chronic health problems.
Most importantly, the CDSMP gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
If you are not already aware of our evidence-based programs, they are supported
by the BC Ministry of Health Services which allows them to be provided throughout
the province for free.
Our website offers background information on this and other self-management programs available at http://www.coag.uvic.ca/cdsmp/
Kyle Centre (Chronic Disease)
125 Kyle Street, Port Moody, BC
Register: Call 604-940-1273 or email email@example.com
Otto F. Landauer Photographs Now Online
The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia is pleased to announce
that 4,000 never-before-seen photographs by
Otto F. Landauer, from the Leonard Frank Photos Studio fonds, are now available online.
The Leonard Frank Studio fonds is a collection of 39,000 photographs and
2 meters of textual records originating from
the Leonard Frank Photos Studio and ranging in date from 1880-1983. This collection was donated to the
Jewish Historical Society of British Columbia in 1985 by Barbara Landauer, the wife of Otto F. Landauer
who owned and managed the studio from 1945 until his death in 1980.
The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia began a large-scale digitization
September 2008 with support from the Irving K. Barber BC Digitization Program.
The online content includes images taken by Otto F. Landauer, who captured
the changing landscape
of British Columbias Lower Mainland, from 1945 to his death in 1980. Landauer is particularly
well known for his photographs of bridge building in BCs Lower Mainland. He was the first photographer on scene to document the Second Narrows Bridge Collapse on June 17, 1958. Many of these images will be on display in the upcoming exhibition
Vancouver: Bridging its History 1895-1980, opening May 6, 2009 at the Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia.
The photographs from this collection are available online through the Canadian
Heritage Information Networks portal,
Artefacts Canada. Viewers may also access these images through the Virtual Museum of Canada.
The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia has also launched a Flickr
site featuring images from
this collection. Visitors are encouraged to view a slideshow of these unique and fascinating photographs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jewishmuseum/sets/72157615949598142/show/
To view the Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbias images
Virtual Museum of Canada, visit: http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/English/index_flashFT.html and type
Jewish Museum in the search box.
To view these images in Artefacts Canadas database, visit: http://artefactscanada.chin.gc.ca:8015/Webtop/CHINApps/artefacts/ws/human/user/www/SearchForm?currLang=English
Volunteer Docents Needed
The Port Moody Station Museum is currently looking for volunteer Education Program Docents to teach members of the public about the rich history of Port Moody. As a docent, you will work with groups of 10-30 people to deliver hands-on educational programs that promote critical thinking. We offer programs for elementary and secondary students, community youth groups, preschools, ESL schools and seniors organizations. The majority of groups who visit the museum are within the ages of 6-12 years old. Most programs are 90 minutes in length and are offered Monday to Friday in the morning or afternoon. To learn more about our programs visit www.vcn.bc.ca/pmmuseum.
Contact our Programs Coordinator, Rebecca Clarke at 604-939-1648
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Legion Senior development open to non-members is NOW RENTING
RJ Kent, the Residences, a Legion Senior development open to non-members
is NOW RENTING! Be one of the first
to move into our brand new 1 bedroom suites. The all-inclusive monthly lease includes 2 meals daily, snacks,
weekly housekeeping and flat laundry service. These private suites range from 486 sqft to 614 sqft with
rent starting at $2300/month or $1237 with approved subsidy.
This is exceptional retirement living at the heart of downtown Port Coquitlam
with the POCO Trail as your backyard!
For a personal tour visit us at 2675 Shaughnessy St, or call 778-285-5554.
Book your next function at the Port Coquitlam Legion Branch
Meeting/Entertaining Room Charges:
Entertainment Lounge $325 Capacity 90 persons sit down
Auxiliary Lounge (Cadets) $425 Capacity 100 persons sit down
Fireside Lounge $75 Capacity 14 persons sit down or meeting
Chris Weston Lounge $100 Capacity 54 persons sit down or 70 theatre style
Branch 133 Members' family events 75% of stated rate.
Branch 133 Member Funeral/Celebration of Life reception- no room charge.
On site food and beverage service available. Requests must be made and approved for food
and beverages to be brought onto Legion premises.
To make a booking call 604-942-8911 Port Coquitlam Legion Branch 133
2675 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam
FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN BECOME A BIG BROTHER!!
Feel like a kid again Become a Big Brother in your community! We are
currently looking for male volunteers in the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam,
Port Coquitlam and Port Moody) who are 18 years of age or older. Spend 2-4 fun hours a week as a positive role model for a boy in your community.
CALL 604.876.2447 ext. 236 or VISIT www.bigbrothersvancouver.com TODAY.
Kidzinfo Online Community
www.kidzinfo.com is a new directory for businesses, parents and children interested in products,
services and events for children and parents. Free to join!
Googol Learning is offering a new workshop in the Lower Mainland
Building Environmental Awareness in the Community
Discuss ways your group can enhance environmental education among its members and the community.
We will explore how you can take part in community programs or create your own projects.
Many creative initiatives will be explored as well as ways to encourage participation.
Find out more about other educational workshops http://www.googolpower.com/content/workshops
If you have a moment please listen to my newest song, SOME DAY
co-written with my band-mates. We will be performing this song and
others on November 30th at a STOP THE RAIN BANDAID BENEFIT concert in
Coquitlam at Northside Church, 1460 Landsdowne 6:30 pm. Food and
beverages will be sold. Tickets available at the door.
Every dollar goes toward charity.
Spoken Word Toastmasters
Spoken Word Toastmasters is a new Toastmasters club offering its members
a fun and encouraging way to improve communication
and leadership skills. Meeting each Thursday evening at 7:00pm, Royal Oak Community Church, 7175 Royal Oak Ave. Burnaby.
Guests and visitors welcome.
For more info on Spoken Word contact Bernie at 604-521-7240 email email@example.com
Canadian Cancer Society is now Recruiting
Interested in assisting with the fight against cancer in your community?
local Tri-Cities unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is now recruiting for the
following two exciting volunteer positions:
. Unit Volunteer Resources Leader: coordinate volunteer recruitment,
intake and recognition. You must enjoy networking and meeting new people, have
exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. A background in HR or
volunteer coordination would be an asset. The time commitment is 4 - 8 hr/wk
over a minimum one year term.
. Volunteer Drivers: If you enjoy meeting new people, love driving and
have a clean drivers abstract, consider applying as a volunteer driver. Min. 4
hrs/wk, with a one year minimum commitment.
Dads Make A Difference
The Tri-City Men's Resource Centre is hosting the Dads Make A Difference drop-in program every Wednesday evening
from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at 2062 Manning Ave, Port Coquitlam. The drop-in is free and kids are welcome.
For more information visit: www.tcmrc.net
or call Patricia at 604-908-6345.
FOSTER FAMILY INFORMATION SESSION
The Ministry of Children and Family Development in the Tri-City areas is urgently in need of skilled foster parents, especially for sibling groups and youth in your community. Foster parents provide temporary, safe and loving care of children while their own families are experiencing crisis. Many children-in-care come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect and as a result they can often exhibit difficult behaviours.
Fostering is challenging, demanding, and rewarding. It requires strong parenting skills, patience and a commitment to the children placed in your home.
If this interests you and your family, please contact the Residential
Resources Office at 604 527-1248
and request an invitation to the next available Information Session.
For other communities please call 1-800-663-9999
Tri-City Men's Resource Centre is looking for volunteers.
If you would like to be a founding member of a unique resource centre providing
timely services to men and their families, here is your opportunity.
Please call Patricia at (604) 908-6345
Need employees ...
Molly Maid is growing again.
The leader in the home cleanig industry has positions open in the TriCity area.
We offer attractive working conditions, excellent hours and competative wages.
"Tri Cities Chapter of Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition"
meets the first Wednesday of every month, in the City Center branch of the Coquitlam Library. The VACC campaigns to change the circumstances that currently discourage bicycle use: poor or non-existent cycling facilities and lack of appropriate education for both cyclists and motorists. We do this by providing informed input and consultation on cycling issues to municipal, provincial, and federal politicians and government staff, and by offering advocacy support and education to groups and individuals in the Lower Mainland."
Our website is : http://www.vacc.bc.ca/tricities/index.htm
New Website For Local Parents
Kids in BC is a new website created for parents
to connect with other local parents
to discuss issues relating to kids,
or even if you arejust looking for other parents to chat with.
- Meeting other local parents
- Chat forum
SINGERS WANTED FOR FRENCH CHOIR!
Do you enjoy singing? Would you like to practice your French in a welcoming francophone community choir?
If so, we invite you to audition for Les Échos du Pacifique, a choir made up of francophones and francophiles of all ages and all levels of musical proficiency! Under the direction of Jean-Charles Côté, we are currently recruiting new singers in all voices to begin our 31st season. New male voices are especially welcome!
For more information, contact Celine at 604-764-2808 or visit our website at www.lesechosdupacifique.com.
Free MP3 Downloads from Tri-City Christian Band Remnant Gathering
Visit us for free music downloads at... http://www.remnantsongs.com
Artists in the Park
is a unique partnership between the City of Port Moody and artists. The program is intended to enhance your park
visit through the presence of artists at work. We hope that this project also encourages visitors to attend the local art galleries in Port Moody. Artists are encouraged to attend parks during park hours (7am to 10pm) any day of the week. Demonstrations and sales by the artists are permitted. For a complete list of artists or how to participate please contact Elizabeth Keurvorst, Manager Cultural Services via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604-469-4524. The City of Port Moody is committed to providing opportunitiesfor arists. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Active Seniors Wanted
Men (55+) and Women (50+)
Enjoy a fun, social activity Slo-Pitch.
Join the Wilson Senior Centre Recreational Slo-Pitch team.
Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Games on Thursday starting in April through June.
Please contact Dave Hammer or Marg Scott at 604-468-8596.
Business and Professional Women's Clubs of British Columbia & YukonOur Mission Statement:
To improve the economic, employment and social
conditions of women by lobbying for
changes in law at both provincial and national levels.
Hi, I am sure that everyone in the TRI CITY
area has relatives that have never been to the lower mainland.
Why not give them the following web address so that they can see what all the fuss is about
and why so many people choose to live in our beautiful area. Hundreds of beautiful photos
of our parks beaches and our city are all here for you and your relatives and oversea associates
to view and share. And yes we are always looking for people to contribute photographs
and stories about our major neighbor, Vancouver
visit www.eyeseavancouver.com - Vancouver's Visual City Guide
Glenn J Page