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Remembrance Day Tri-City Events & 2013 Blanket Drive

Halloween is now past, most people question what to do with their jack o’lantern now, don’t put it in the garbage there are other options. If you live in the a city such as Port Coquitlam, place your used jack o’lantern into the green waste cart for pickup along with other kitchen scraps and yard trimmings. If you don’t have a green waste pick up, chop it up into pieces and place them into a backyard compost.

Don’t forget that later on tonight the clocks change. At 2am Sunday November 3rd clocks change to 1am, this is to allow more daylight in the morning. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!!

Remembrance Day is fast approaching next weekend and many poppies are popping up on everyone’s coats. There are various events being held around the Tri-Cities to honor and remember the sacrifices that were made and continue to be made for our country. On Monday November 11th Port Coquitlam has an indoor service from 9:30-10:30 at the Wilson Centre, after the service members of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #133) will lead a parade along Wilson Av to Shaughness to the Cenotaph services at Veterans Park, and outdoor service will then be held at this location starting at 11am, for more information on Port Coquitlam's event check out their website. For more information on other events click this Tri-City Remembrance Day services.

I would also like announce the 19th Annual Realtors® Care Blanket Drive is approaching November 18th to November 25th). This fantastic event aims to collect old blankets, sleeping bags and clothes which will be donated and distributed through local charities such as Covenant House, Tri-City Women’s Resource Society, Downtown Eastside Youth Society, Union Gospel Church, and Union Gospel Mission are just a few to mention. This event has grown to one of the largest annual collections of warm clothing and blankets, helping homeless people and the working poor in every single community in the Lower Mainland with enough donations over the years to help more than 166,000 people in need. If you have anything you would like to donate you are able to drop donations off at my office #105-1250 Dominion Ave or call me for a location located closer to you. Any donation you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

Have a great weekend!!

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