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Solo Piano Recital: a Library Fundraiser


Place des Arts, Room 101
1120 Brunette Ave
Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm
Special Guest: Scott Meek, Piano

Talented elementary-school student Steven presents his debut solo piano recital. Admission by donation at the door. Proceeds will be given to Coquitlam Public Library and Steven’s school, at Steven’s request.

Marco Mendicino appointed new Canadian immigration minister

By CIC News |

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Marco Mendicino as Canada’s next Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

A descendant of Italian immigrants to Canada, Mendicino represents the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence in Toronto, Ontario.

The 46 year old has an extensive background in law and worked for nearly 10 years as a federal prosecutor. During this time, he helped put members of the “Toronto 18” terror group behind bars. Continue reading

Christmas Traditions in Canada

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If you’re a newcomer, you may be wondering about Christmas traditions in Canada. There are a few traditions that you may come across in preparation for Christmas Day all over Canada.

Popular traditions of this holiday include gift-giving, listening to Christmas music, attending church services, displaying Christmas decorations including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, garlands, wreaths and mistletoes. Santa Claus, or Father Christmas, brings gifts to children during the holiday season. Families gather and prepare and eat a turkey for dinner.

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