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THINGS TO DO: Chip your tree for charity

There will be plenty of places in the Tri-Cities to chip your Christmas tree this weekend including Coquitlam Town Centre Park (off Pinetee Way), where the Kinsmen Club regularly hosts its fundraising event.  - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
There will be plenty of places in the Tri-Cities to chip your Christmas tree this weekend including Coquitlam Town Centre Park (off Pinetee Way), where the Kinsmen Club regularly hosts its fundraising event.
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Friday, Jan. 3

MONEY FOR DIABETES

Until Jan. 24, Art Knapp Plantland (1300 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam) will chip your tree for a $5 minimum donation, with proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — the company’s number one cause. The chips will be used as gardening mulch. Call 604-942-7518.

 

Saturday, Jan. 4

SCOUTING

Keep the Tri-City Scouts busy by dropping off your empties between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for the 10th Coquitlam Scout group bottle drive, happening at Bramblewood elementary (2875 Panorama Dr., Coquitlam). Proceeds will help to pay for Scouting activities in the community.

MAILLARDVILLE

Drop off your Christmas tree with the Scouts Francophones de Maillardville to chip in the parking lot of Canadian Tire (1200 Seguin Dr., Coquitlam) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The cost is by donation.

KINSMEN CHIP

The Kinsmen Club and 1st Kinsmen Scout Group have the central location in the Tri-Cities for tree chipping at Coquitlam Town Centre Park (off Pinetree Way) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today and tomorrow. The cost is by donation.

MUNDY PARK

The Friends of Mundy Park Heritage Society will have their annual tree chip from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday in the Mundy Park gravel lot (off Hillcrest Avenue) in Coquitlam.

BOTTLE SCRUM

Help get the boys with Gleneagle secondary’s rugby team off to California this spring by donating your bottles to pay for their tour. Drop off your empties from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coquitlam high school (1195 Lansdowne Dr.) or, for pick-up, call 604-944-7951 or email dawnhowey@hotmail.

POMO FIREFIGHTERS

Port Moody firefighters with Local 2399 are helping the Children’s Burn Fund by chipping trees today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Firehall No. 1 (200 Ioco Rd.). Enjoy coffee or hot cocoa while your vehicle is being vacuumed. Cost is $5 minimum donation. Visit portmoody.ca.

POCO SMOKE-EATERS

Port Coquitlam firefighters with Local 1941 host a tree chip today and Sunday at Firehall No. 1 (1725 Broadway St.) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with proceeds benefitting the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. The wood chips are used in city parks and trails. The cost is a minimum donation of $5. And, for $10, PoCo residents can have their trees collected from their homes. Call 604-927-5405 for pick up.

RECYCLE HUB

Take your excess paper and plastics to Heritage Mountain community centre (200 Panorama Pl.) or Kyle Centre (125 Kyle St.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today during Port Moody Centralized Recycling Day. Visit portmoody.ca.

IT’S A PAC

Support school activities at Cedar Drive elementary (3150 Cedar Dr., Port Coquitlam) by dropping off your Christmas tree to be chipped between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The cost is by donation. Call 604-763-8217 or email cedardrivepac@email.com.

MEET FIN!

Coquitlam Express will battle the Cowichan Capitals during the Vancouver Canucks Alumni night at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam). Meet and get autographs from retired ‘Nucks Orland Kurtenbach, Harold Snepsts, Darcy Rota, Dennis Ververgaert, Jim Robson, Garry Monahan, Jack McIlhargey, Eddie Hartoum, John Grisdale, Dennis Kearns, Bob Murray and Ernie Dougherty. And hear the national anthem sung by Mark Donnelly, the Canucks Mr. O Canada. Kids can also get their photo taken with Fin. The tailgate BBQ starts at 5:30 p.m. Call 604-936-4625 or visit coqutilamexpress.ca.

 

Sunday, Jan. 5

SKATING PARTY

The Canadian Parents for French host a free family skating party for its members (or $5 for non-CPF members) at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., featuring French entertainment, refreshments, face painting and a raffle. Call 604-836-5064 or email tricitiescpf@gmail.com.

GET FIT

Take 30 minutes out to learn more about the latest health trends at a fitness sampler class at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier St., Coquitlam) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CENTENNIAL CHIP

The Kinsmen Club teams up with the Centennial secondary music department to chip trees from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coquitlam high school (570 Poirier St.).

Please send Things To Do guide submissions to jwarren@tricitynews.com.

 

 

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