Festival du Bois and the Port Coquitlam Sunday Coffee Concerts presents Genticorum, 7 p.m. at the Terry Fox Theatre, 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam. Enjoy the distinctive and energetic fiddle and flute sounds of this Quebec troupe. Tickets $12/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students, children 12 and under free. Purchase tickets at www. experienceit.ca or call 604-927-8400.
Mina Leung was one of several proud parents snapping pictures of their children at Forest Grove Elementary's special Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 13.
CLUBS AND GROUPS Swing into Spring with Special Olympics BC Delta! Spring programs begin in April and include softball, soccer, track & field and golf. If you are interested in participating as an athlete, please e-mail to email@example.com. If you would like to participate as an assistant coach, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'M not sure what it is, but the last couple of times I've been lucky enough to break bread with winemaker Johannes Selbach, it's been in a Chinese Restaurant, which makes absolute sense.
Glen Pine Pavilion, a seniors centre in Coquitlam, is hosting a Chinese New Year dinner tonight (Friday), at 1200 Glen Pine Crt.
For the first time, an eight-foot tall mandarin orange tree is being displayed in City Hall this year for the Chinese New Year celebration.
CLUBS AND GROUPS...On Feb. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library, Go Green Delta book and film club will explore Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs...
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Lonsdale Quay Market Sunday, Feb. 10, 2: 30 p.m. at 123 Carrie Cates Court. North Vancouver. Lion Dancers will perform and circulate the market to scare away evil spirits and summon good luck and fortune. Info: lonsdalequay.com.
Welcome to Family Day, our newest statutory holiday. It's great to have another day to spend time with the family and here's hoping Feb. 11 is sunny and warm. It's time to get out and enjoy some new things to do in Burnaby. We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend, and this week, there's a good mix of activities in the city.
Burnaby has a wide variety of Chinese New Year's events this year and the best news for locals is the events span two separate weekends.
It's time to celebrate British Columbia's first official long weekend in February, when the inaugural Family Day takes place on Monday, Feb. 11. Here are our offerings for the Feb. 8 to 11 long weekend:
. Lunar New Year: Willowbrook Shopping Centre has free activities for Chinese New Year and the Family Day long weekend. Feb. 10: origami craft station, noon to 4 p.m.; traditional lion dance, 1-3 p.m., harp performance, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 11: tai chi demo 11 a.m. to noon; origami craft station, noon to 4 p.m.; traditional Korean dance 1-2 p.m. Info: shopwillowbrook. com.
Stand up, improv, sketch comedy, live music and everything in between will get the ultimate treatment from one of Canada's best-known comics.
River Market is celebrating all things Canadian at its first Great Canadian Winter Festival.
What do a Big Irishman and Chinese New Year have in common?
CLUBS AND GROUPS...Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Group for individuals with OCD and/or friends and family: First Wednesday of every month 7 to 9 p.m., 11715-72nd Ave., North Delta (house). Next Meeting takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Call CMHA Delta for info at 604-943-1878.
Bamboo Shoots In Spring Tea Party ($5) Feb. 3, from 2 to 6 p.m., and Concerts ($30) Feb. 16 at 3 and 7 p.m., presented by the B.C. Chinese Music Association, at CBC Studios, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver. Info: bccma.net.
The satisfying thwack of large paddles striking rigid plastic balls reverberated around the vaulted gymnasium at Ker-risdale Community Centre Monday at lunchtime.
With all the talk about bullying these days, this event might be well worth your while. Far too often, "bullying" becomes a catch-all phrase for various forms of oppression: sexism, homophobia and racism, to name a few. Simon Fraser University is hosting a public workshop to help people stand up to oppression. The event is called Oppression: We Can End It and features slam poet Kim Vigilante and social justice facilitator Anna Soole. There will be poetry, theatre, art and facilitated discussions to help participants better understand oppression and how to stand up for themselves and others when they see it in daily life, which is not always an easy task.