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THINGS TO DO: Remember our heroes
It’s a long weekend, but one with a sombre note. Kick back and relax with your family (or watch them go wild at Charlotte Diamond’s Saturday show), and be sure to honour Canada’s veterans at a Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday.
TODAY: Friday, Nov. 9
Watch the Coquitlam Express battle the Chiliwack Chiefs in BC Hockey League Junior A action at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) at 7 p.m. The Express are currently ranked third in their league division, just behind the second-ranked Chiefs.
In keeping with the Port Moody Film Society’s tradition of showing a Remembrance Day-themed film in November, tonight’s screening is the 2010 Australian movie Beneath Hill 60. During the First World War, a group of miners are tasked with tunneling below German lines to plant a massive explosion in this film, based on true events and the winner of numerous awards. A Capilano University short film called Home for Supper, a true story about two Romanian boys who try to escape enlistment during the Second World War, precedes the main show. Admission is $5 (with $5 membership). The box office opens at 6:45 p.m. and show time is at 7:30 p.m. at the Inlet Theatre (100 Newport Dr.). Visit www.pmfilm.ca for more information.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Stock up on crafts and snacks at the Archbishop Carney regional secondary (1335 Dominion Ave., PoCo) Christmas craft fair, where there will be more than 120 tables stocked with handcrafted items. Stick around for the raffles, door prizes and concession goodies. Admission is $2/$1 for the fair, which runs today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tomorrow (Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you have kids, you’ll want to take them to the Pinetree Village Chapters (2991 Lougheed Hwy., Coquitlam) to see beloved children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond perform songs from and autograph her latest CD, 24 Carrot Diamond, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Entertainment hosts Wrestling with Hunger, its third annual food drive for the Share food bank, at the Elks Lodge #49 (2272 Leigh Sq., PoCo) at 8 p.m. Catch the Bollywood Boyz vs. The Riot, Scotty Mac vs. The King of the Yukon and Tony Baroni vs. Breaker I-Ton in action, along with the NWA Canadian heavyweight champion. Tickets are $18/$15, available at www.eccw.com; $1 from each ticket will be donated, and food donations will be collected.
Fancy a little football? The Terry Fox Ravens meet the Centennial Centaurs in a post-season rematch game, this time under the big top in Vancouver. The two Tri-City teams face off at B.C. Place Stadium at 8 p.m. in the opening round of the Subway Bowl 2012 BC High School play-offs.
Sunday, Nov. 11
Thousands of Canadians have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, and our freedom. Honour their memories on Remembrance Day at ceremonies throughout the Tri-Cities. In Port Moody, the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 119) hosts a ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Chip Kerr Auditorium (2513 Clarke St.), followed by a parade to the cenotaph, placing of wreaths and entertainment. In Port Coquitlam, the Legion Branch 133 begins its service at 9:30 a.m. at the Wilson Centre (2150 Wilson Ave.), followed by a parade and wreath-laying. Coquitlam’s ceremony is hosted by the Legion Branch 263 at 10 a.m. at Como Lake middle school (1121 King Albert Ave.). The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., with the laying of wreaths at the cenotaph on Veterans Way, followed by an 11:30 a.m. parade to the Legion Hall at Nelson and Ridgeway.
HALL OF FLAME
Hey ladies, here’s your chance to get up close with the fire fighters from the 2013 Greater Vancouver Fire Fighters Hall of Flame calendar. The Golden Spike Pub hosts the ladies-only night starting at 5 p.m., featuring wine, food, prizes and a chance to have your calendar signed by the hunks themselves. Tickets are $35 (available in advance at the Golden Spike Pub at 3224 St. Johns St., PoMo) and include a wine tasting, appetizers and dinner. Proceeds support the CKNW Orphans’ Fund, BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund and the Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society.
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