TGIF: Your Weekend Guide to Remembrance Day in the Tri-Cities
Our thoughts are with those who served, and their families, as we head into the Remembrance Day long weekend.
Here's your round-up of activities happening this weekend in the Tri-Cities and beyond (as originally posted on the TriCity News website).
Today is the last day to be part of an annual painting project — by the city of Coquitlam’s Park Spark team — that will see dozens of red poppies sprayed onto the lawn surrounding the cenotaph on Veterans Way. The crew will be at the east side of Blue Mountain Park until 7 p.m. Visit coquitlam.ca/parkspark.
THE GREAT WAR
School District 43 principal John Goheen, whose article is printed in Wednesday’s The Tri-City News, talks about the Battle of Passchendaele, at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) at 7 p.m. It will be followed by a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m., in which playwright Charlotte Cameron will read from part of her book. Visit portmoodymuseum.org.
The Royal Canadian Theatre Company concludes its week-long run at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) of The Hound of the Baskervilles. The spoof wraps up tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. visit baskervilles.brownpapertickets.com.
Coquitlam musician Etienne Siew gives a folk and blues performance at the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) at 7:30 p.m. Visit gallerybistroportmoody.com.
One of this year’s Academy Award nominees in the field of Best Foreign Language Film will roll at Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 7:30 p.m., courtesy of the Port Moody Film Society. Land of Mine tells the story of Germany’s land mines buried on the beaches in Denmark. Admission is $5 at the door plus $5 for a society membership. Visit pmfilm.ca.
GOD IS SCOTTISH
Mike Delamont of Victoria returns to the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) with God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: the Second Coming. The comedy starts at 8 p.m. Call the box office at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Saturday, Nov. 11
The three Royal Canadian Legion branches in the Tri-Cities host Remembrance Day and Cenotaph services, starting between 9:30 and 10 a.m.:
• 9:45 a.m.: Indoor Remembrance Day service (Como Lake middle school, 1121 King Albert Ave.) with Coquitlam Legion branch 263
• 11 a.m.: Cenotaph service (Veterans Way at Blue Mountain Park)
• 12:30 p.m.: All day Legion open house including with the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band, Bruce James Orchestra and Vancouver Naval Veterans Band
• 9:30 a.m.: Indoor Remembrance Day service (Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave.) with PoCo Legion branch 113
• 11 a.m. Cenotaph service (Veterans Park at city hall, 2580 Shaughnessy St.)
• 12:30 p.m.: All day Legion open house including with the Golden Spike Can Can Dancers, Eire Born Irish Dancers and RetroSonic Band
• 10 a.m.: Indoor Remembrance Day service (Kyle Centre, 125 Kyle St.) with PoMo Legion branch 119
• 11 a.m..: Cenotaph service (Port Moody Arts Centre, 2425 St. Johns St.) with a 21-gun cannon salute by the Seymour Artillery
• 12:30 p.m.: All day Kyle Centre activities — for adults only — including with the SFU Pipe and Drum Band, Heather Jolley Highland Dancers and Anthony P.
Join the Coquitlam Optimists for a free skate at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 1 to 3 p.m. No cost for rentals; however, participants are asked to bring a non-perishable item for the Share food bank as entry. Visit coquitlameveningoptimistclub.blogaspot.ca.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Head over to the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) for the second Port Moody winter market of the season. It runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.
Tom van Walleghem offers a glimpse to how Indigenous troops were treated in World War One, at 2 p.m. at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.). Visit portmoodymuseum.org.
Semi-finalists from last month’s Youth Talent Search contest vie for top prize with performances at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr., Port Moody) at 2:30 p.m. The top four plus the audience favourite move onto the conclusion on Nov. 26. Tickets are $20 via youthtalentsearchbc.com.
TELL US THE STORIES
Students at Pleasantside and Anmore elementary schools open their new exhibit, Tell Us the Stories, at the Port Moody Station Museum (2734 Murray St.) at 4 p.m. On until Dec. 1, the show presents articles, photos and artifacts from the students about their relatives who served in the wars. Visit portmoodymuseum.org.
A memorable passage from "In Flanders Fields" (written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae),
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
On behalf of the Hawthorne & Francis team and families, we will remember. Thank you for your service.
Wishing you and yours a safe and enjoyable long weekend in the YVR 'Burbs. Stay tuned for next week's Real Estate recap - we've always got you covered.
- Sheila, Michelle, and Shane
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