Ted talks webstreamed at Coquitlam, Port Moody libraries

Matt Layzell and Matt Rose from Coquitlam
Matt Layzell and Matt Rose from Coquitlam's The Matinee will perform at The Shooting Stars fundraiser at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam next month.
— image credit: KYLEE WINN

Missed a chance to see the Ted speakers live in Vancouver?

The Coquitlam and Port Moody public libraries are webstreaming the conference every day until Friday at the City Centre and Poirier branches in Coquitlam, and in the Inlet Theatre at Port Moody city hall (100 Newport Dr.).

Among the speakers on Thursday and Friday are: writer David Epstein, plasma physicist Michel Laberge, gun law activists Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, and novelist Isabel Allende.

Visit conferences.ted.com/TED2014/program/guide.php for the line-up.




The Sojourners, Jane and Claire Mortifee, Shari Ulrich, and Matt Rose and Matt Layzel from Coquitlam’s The Matinee will be among the performers taking part in a fundraiser next month for The Shooting Stars Foundation.

The Motown Meltdown on April 5 at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver in Coquitlam (2088 United Blvd.) follows next Saturday’s event at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.

Proceeds benefit people with HIV and AIDS. Visit shootingstarsfoundation.org. Call Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-5000 or go to ticketmaster.ca.




Hear from the eclectic Char Hoyt at Art Focus Art Association’s monthly meeting in Port Coquitlam.

The Vancouver artist will talk on Wednesday about her large-scale paintings, drawings, wearable art and stage props. The March 26 event starts at 7 p.m. in The Outlet in the Leigh Square Community Arts Centre (behind PoCo city hall).




The jazz band at Coquitlam’s Gleneagle secondary will perform at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest this summer.

Music director Ed Trovato said the high school was picked last week to play gigs on June 21 and 22. Meanwhile, last month’s jazz dinner gala that featured the jazz band and vocal choirs brought in more than $6,000 for the school’s music and culinary departments, Trovato said.


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