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Plenty to do this weekend

We're not so lucky in Burnaby to have a statutory holiday, but there are still a boatload of things to do in the city.

We're not so lucky in Burnaby to have a statutory holiday, but there are still a boatload of things to do in the city.

We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend, and we have a few more events sure to excite all locals.

1 Get buying at the Burnaby Potters' Guild show and sale at the Capitol Hill Hall at 361 Howard Ave. on both Nov. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This event will feature more than 15 guild potters and you can find one-of-a-kind, locally made gifts for friends, family, or yourself.

The theme of the sale is "Deck the Halls" and specially created Christmas ornaments will be on sale. There will be complimentary hot apple cider and cookies.

2 Get crafty at the Scandinavian Craft Fair, running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Scandinavian Community Centre at 6540 Thomas St.

This free admission event will feature arts and crafts, Scandinavian specialties and refreshments. For more info, call 604-294-2777.

3 Get cheering for the St. Thomas More Knights as they play Vancouver College in the B.C. High School Boys AAA football semi-finals at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at UBC's Thunderbird Stadium.

The Knights will be hoping to avenge a 17-7 loss to the Fighting Irish earlier this season and the winner earns the right to play the winner of the other titanic semi-final between W.J. Mouat and Mt. Douglas.

That game is at 5: 30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are available at the door.

4 Get shopping for a good cause on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, November 25 for the eighth annual Christmas at the Mansion Craft Fair at 401 North Esmond Ave., running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour one of the finest heritage homes in Burnaby Heights and enjoy Christmas baking, refreshments, prizes and draws plus much more.

This event supports Seton Villa, a non-profit housing society that provides affordable and assisted living housing for seniors.

For more info, go to www.

5 Get charitable on Saturday, Nov. 24 for the Holly Tea & Fair, running from 1 to 3: 30 p.m. at the South

Burnaby United Church Hall at 7551 Gray Ave.

Girl Guides will be present and collecting food bank donations at the door. This event also features Christmas crafts, kids' games and activities, white elephant sale, baking and preserves and silent auction.

6 Get into opera for the Burnaby Lyric Opera's presentation of highlights from Giuseppi Verdi's Rigoletto, as performed by up-and-coming local professionals.

The show is Sunday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $15.

7 Get informed about the Trans Mountain expansion project at a meeting on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Community School at 2740 Beaverbrook Cres.

Here's your chance to find out more about the proposed expansion of the pipeline project between Edmonton and Burnaby.

If you can't make this public info session, there's another one on Monday, Nov. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Creek restaurant at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course at 7600 Halifax St.

- Compiled by staff reporter Alfie Lau

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