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10 things to do in the Tri-Cities in November

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Daniel Chai Nov 06, 2017 8:46 am 1,210

November in Tri-Cities is packed with great events for everyone to enjoy, including Remembrance Day, Christmas Tree Festival, and more. To get you started, here are 10 things to do around Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Winter Treasures

  • What: Winter Treasures is a boutique style show and sale featuring handcrafted gifts, art, décor and fine craft items created by local artisans. It is brimming with inspired ideas to wrap up your shopping list and simplify the holidays. It also includes visual arts, ceramics, jewelry, textile arts, leather, woodworking and more.
  • When: November 9 to December 21, 2017
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Port Coquitlam Cenotaph Remembrance Day

  • What: Events start with a non-denominational service at Kyle Centre. Then the parade goes around the block to Port Moody Arts Centre for a two-minute silence, act of remembrance and laying of wreaths at Port Moody Arts Centre Monument. Ceremony finishes with a 21-Gun Cannon Salute at Seymour Artillery.
  • When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 11:30 am
  • Where: Veterans Park – 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

Port Moody Remembrance Day Ceremonies & Parade

  • What: Events start with a non-denominational service at Kyle Centre. Then the parade goes around the block to Port Moody Arts Centre for a two-minute silence, act of remembrance and laying of wreaths at Port Moody Arts Centre Monument. Ceremony finishes with a 21-Gun Cannon Salute at Seymour Artillery.
  • When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street Port Moody
  • Price: Free

Coquitlam Remembrance Day Ceremony

  • What: The Royal Canadian Legion #263 will host a traditional Remembrance Day ceremony at the Blue Mountain Park Cenotaph. The ceremony will start at 9:45 am at Como Lake Middle School (1121 King Albert Ave.), followed by a parade starting at 10:30 am along Winslow Avenue to the cenotaph on Veteran’s Way. The service at the cenotaph will begin at 11 am,, followed by a veteran, police and Fire/Rescue parade to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 263 (1025 Ridgeway Ave.) Grandchildren and great grandchildren are invited to march with the veterans. Lunch will be available at the Legion for a nominal fee, followed by live music and other activities.
  • When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Time: 9:45 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Starts at Como Lake Middle School, 1121 King Albert Avenue Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market

  • What: Enjoy local BC products, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods at the Port Moody Winter Farmers’ Market.
  • When: Every Sunday from November to April
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Recreation Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Musical Mornings: Classical, Cuban, Creative – Clarinet

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  • What: Musical Mornings is a series of salon-style concerts hosted by internationally acclaimed and celebrated pianists Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann. They are joined by Clarinet wizard and verstaile improvisor Francois Houle for an enticing exploration of the sonic world of the clarinet. On the programme will be works by Saint Saens, Bernstein and Cuban composer and jazz-great, Paquito d’Rivera.
  • When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Time: Doors at 10 am
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$22

18th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival

  • What: This 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.
  • When: Sunday, November 19, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Hyde Creek Recreation Centre – 1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

Ask Graham Anything – Music Biz Meet, Greet and Learn Event

  • What: Local resident and long-time music industry Graham Way veteran hosts an informal evening of discussion about the music business at Gallery Bistro.
  • When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
  • Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Gallery Bistro – 2411 Clarke Street, Port Moody
  • Price: Free

Captain Future Saves the World!

  • What: What happens when the imaginations of the future are threatened by the brain numbing, highly addictive, social networking apps of the evil Dr. SAMGOOGAPPLESOFTSUNG-MART? Captain Future Happens! With his trusty ukulele, Myron, and his slightly less trustworthy time machine, the Timeswozzler 8000, Captain Future will take audiences back through time to bring the history of our imaginations vibrantly alive, using songs, raps, puppets, and interactive performance. Written and performed by Lucas Myers.
  • When: Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Evergreen Cultural Centre – 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Pay-what-you-can, minimum $10

5th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

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  • What: Check out the Christmas Trees at the Port Coquitlam Museum and Archives and partner locations Leigh Square, Terry Fox Library, and City Hall. Take part in the Christmas Tree Festival Scavenger Hunt for more festive fun.
  • When: November 25 to December 31, 2017
  • Where: PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives – 150-2248 McAllister Ave Port Coquitlam
  • Price: Free

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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