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‘Mindful eating’ class

Think before you eat.

Jennifer Messina, a registered dietician and nutritionist, will host a seminar on “mindful eating” on Friday, May 30 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam.

Mindful eating is a strategy for sustained weight loss that focuses on how you eat rather than what you eat. It is an approach that involves paying attention to the process of eating, including: making choices to start or finish a meal based on awareness of hunger, cues for mindless eating, increasing the quality of your meal, not the quantity and more.

Messina will share practical ideas that will help participants on a day to day basis be more mindful of what and how they are eating.

The fee for this seminar is $6.25 and pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, call 604-927-4386.

Dogwood Pavilion is a Coquitlam recreation facility for people 50 or older and is located at 624 Poirier St., with the entrance off Winslow Avenue.




French camp in August

Canadian Parents for French, Tri-Cities chapter, is hosting a summer tradition with a weekend away at Camp Jubilee from Aug. 22 to 24.

Campers’ adventure begins aboard Camp Jubilee’s passenger vessels for a 30-minute trip from Deep Cove in North Vancouver. The camp sits on 128 acres of Indian Arm waterfront and combines comfortable accommodations, great food and spectacular scenery. Amenities include cabin accommodations (family cabins sleep 10), a variety of program areas, oceanfront barbecue pavilion, outdoor amphitheatre and more.

Parents and children relax, have fun and get ready for another year of French language school. Children will play and use their French in an outdoor setting with energetic and funny French-speaking moniteurs while French immersion parents connect with one another.

For more information, call 604-836-5064, email or visit




Info for babies’ parents

Coquitlam’s Place Maillardville community centre is aiming to help parents with Baby’s First Two Years, a free drop-in program for expectant parents, new parents and grandparents of babies up to 24 months. Participants will learn from guest speakers and enjoy support, conversation and validation in a comfortable and relaxed environment — and babies are welcome.

The program, supported by the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the Ministry for Children and Family Development, runs on Fridays through June 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave. The roster of speakers includes:

• May 30: Birgit Giesser, music therapist and accredited music educator, on music and babies;

• June 6: Linda Moon, dental hygienist with Fraser Health, on dental health;

• June 13: Kimberley Lowes, BCAA Child Safety and Passenger Program, on car seat education;

• and June 20: season-ending potluck and social.

For information, visit


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