Live History - Mystery Building Workshop (ages 10-13)
Aug
23
1:00 PM13:00

Live History - Mystery Building Workshop (ages 10-13)

  • Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sign up for mysteries that are hands-on, interactive, and wildly fun!

Fans of mystery novels, shows and theatre will love this workshop where they’ll learn to build a mystery while engaging with local history in a way they have never seen before. Build a mystery to stump friends and family, or learn how to become a sleuth during your favourite mystery programs! Registration required. Parents of children 10 years old, must stay in the library during the program.

FREE

Held at Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch.

Head to the Nancy Bennett Room for the workshop.

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Live History Show - Dinner Theatre (14+)
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Live History Show - Dinner Theatre (14+)

It's one of the most joyous occasions in town; a grand wedding, and you have been invited to a meal with the lucky one headed down the aisle... But the wedding ring, passed down for generations, has gone missing! Solve the clues while enjoying a meal and help save the day.

$35 per person. Price includes dinner and show. Select a vegetarian or meat option. Meat option will be either chicken or beef, not pork.

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Live History - Mystery Building Workshop (ages 13-16)
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Live History - Mystery Building Workshop (ages 13-16)

  • Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sign up for mysteries that are hands-on, interactive, and wildly fun!

Fans of mystery novels, shows and theatre will love this workshop where they’ll learn to build a mystery while engaging with local history in a way they have never seen before. Build a mystery to stump friends and family, or learn how to become a sleuth during your favourite mystery programs! Registration required.

Held at Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch. Head to room 136/137 for the workshop.

FREE 
 

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Live History Show - Circa (ages 15+)
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Live History Show - Circa (ages 15+)

A mysterious character from the past, Circa, is horrified to discover they are in the modern era, and many of the events they lived through are now in history books. They don’t know who they are or how they got there. Help Circa trigger memories and learn about life from the past by solving clues throughout the library. Registration required.

Held at Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch. Meet in room 136/137 upon arrival.

FREE

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Live History Show- Dinner Theatre (19+)
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Live History Show- Dinner Theatre (19+)

It's one of the most joyous occasions in town; a grand wedding, and you have been invited to a meal with the lucky one headed down the aisle... But the wedding ring, passed down for generations, has gone missing!

$35 per person. Price includes dinner and a show. Select a vegetarian or meat option. Meat option will be either chicken or beef, not pork. Wine available at cash bar. 

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Live History, Robin's Redemption (14+)
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

Live History, Robin's Redemption (14+)

Attention, local community members! A loyal, wealthy member of the community has passed away. They promised to leave most of their fortune to a good cause, but in their own mysterious way. As one of their closest friends, you have been invited to attend the funeral reception. The recently deceased has sent each of you odd clues, letters and objects, and it is up to you to solve the puzzle.

However, the funeral reception is soon interrupted by Robin, who used to frequent the streets of this town, begging for change or food. Robin was often avoided by the members of the community, and eventually faded from the town’s memory. The recently deceased was the only person who understood Robin’s unique personality and views on the world. But now, you will join forces in order to find a hidden treasure, and set Robin free.

$15 per person. 

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Live History, Robin's Redemption (14+)
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Live History, Robin's Redemption (14+)

Attention, local community members! A loyal, wealthy member of the community has passed away. They promised to leave most of their fortune to a good cause, but in their own mysterious way. As one of their closest friends, you have been invited to attend the funeral reception. The recently deceased has sent each of you odd clues, letters and objects, and it is up to you to solve the puzzle.

However, the funeral reception is soon interrupted by Robin, who used to frequent the streets of this town, begging for change or food. Robin was often avoided by the members of the community, and eventually faded from the town’s memory. The recently deceased was the only person who understood Robin’s unique personality and views on the world. But now, you will join forces in order to find a hidden treasure, and set Robin free.

$15 per person. 

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Live History Show - Dinner Theatre (19+)
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Live History Show - Dinner Theatre (19+)

It's one of the most joyous occasions in town; a grand wedding, and you have been invited to a meal with the lucky one headed down the aisle... But the wedding ring, passed down for generations, has gone missing!

$35 per person. Price includes dinner and show. Select a vegetarian or meat option. Meat option will be either chicken or beef, not pork.Wine available at cash bar. 

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Open House, 109th Anniversary
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

Open House, 109th Anniversary

Step back in time to 1909 as you explore Mackin House in a new and immersive way. Join our heritage performers as they give demonstrations and tell stories throughout the different rooms in Mackin House, bringing to life our new exhibit, Family Heirlooms and Other Treasures. We invite you to chat with military history experts, watch a baking demonstration, wander through the gardens of Mackin House and sample teas, plus try your hand at various textile crafts from those who love to keep this art form alive.  

By Donation. 
 

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Mid-Autumn Mooncake Demonstration (12+)
Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Demonstration (12+)

Learn the history, customs, and tradition behind the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Instructor Jessica Yue will show you how you how to make ice Mooncakes. Then you will take a quick tour of the house while she sets up the kitchen and shows you how to make baked moon cakes. You’ll get a chance to sample each of the Mooncakes as well.

$8.88 per person.

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The Magic of Making Cloth: Introduction to Hand-Spinning
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

The Magic of Making Cloth: Introduction to Hand-Spinning

Ever wanted to know how yarn is made for knitting and weaving? Our ancestors usually made their cloth themselves from plants and animals in their surroundings, but today we usually don't know where our cloth comes from, what it's made of, or who made it. In this class, we'll cover the first steps of making cloth: spinning on a drop spindle with the basics of the 'park and draft' technique; plying; understanding the key role of fibre preparation in the final outcome, and sampling a couple of different fibres, including wool from sheep, angora from rabbits, and flax from linen.

$20 per person

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The Herbs of Samhain (12+)
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

The Herbs of Samhain (12+)

With All Hallows Eve around the corner come and play in our kitchen with rosemary, yarrow, mugwart and elderberries: four traditional herbs for this time of the year. We will make rosemary shortbread, turn mugwart and yarrow into sleeping pillow pouches, and brew a steaming elderberry punch. Halloween is not just for pumpkin lattes. 

$20 per person. 

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Speaker Series: Chocolate History and Tasting (19+)
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Chocolate History and Tasting (19+)

Aphrodisiacs, rituals, and magical properties; the history of chocolate is as rich as the flavour. Join us for an informative lecture at Mackin House by Dr. Shea Henry, as she details chocolate’s origins, scope, and role in our modern world from marketing to manufacturing. Plus, enjoy this historical journey while tasting chocolate & wine pairings! (Ages 19+)

$25.00 per adult.

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Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea with Maurice Guibord - Historic Places Day
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Maillardville Walking Tour & Tea with Maurice Guibord - Historic Places Day

In celebration of Historic Places Day, take a guided and engaging tour through historic Maillardville as you learn about the rich history of this neighbourhood. Let local historian and President of the Historical Francophone Society of BC, Maurice Guibord, lead you through Maillardville as he recounts the tales of the French-Canadian pioneers.

Registrants are invited back to Mackin House after the tour to enjoy tea and scones in the cozy 1909 Parlour from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. 
 

$5 per person.

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Mother's Day Tea (Afternoon)
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother's Day Tea (Afternoon)

Our Mother’s Day Tea is by far our most popular event each year. Call now or go online to reserve your spot. Indulge in tea by Culinary Blossom, and enjoy dainty sandwiches and delectable sweets. Each booking will receive a special thank-you from our sponsor, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Coquitlam.  

 

$25 per adult, $15 per child.  

 

SOLD OUT

Please inquire about the wait list

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Mother's Day Tea (morning)
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Mother's Day Tea (morning)

Our Mother’s Day Tea is by far our most popular event each year. Call now or go online to reserve your spot. Indulge in tea by Culinary Blossom, and enjoy dainty sandwiches and delectable sweets. Each booking will receive a special thank-you from our sponsor, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Coquitlam.  


$25 per adult, $15 per child.  

 

SOLD OUT

Please inquire about the wait list.

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May Book Club
May
10
2:00 PM14:00

May Book Club

Join us for coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Fiction Book Cub meets to discuss Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca

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Heritage Mother's Day Gift Making (ages 4+)
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Heritage Mother's Day Gift Making (ages 4+)

Bring your kids to Mackin House to create an adorable craft for Mother’s Day. Parents can relax by the fire in the Parlour with tea and baked goods while our staff and volunteers help the kids with their craft. Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

11:00am-12:00pm (FULL); 12:30pm-1:30pm(FULL); or 2:00pm-3:00pm (FULL)

By Donation.

 

All workshops are now full. Please inquire about our wait lists.

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BEE Cause Body Care & More! (16+)
Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

BEE Cause Body Care & More! (16+)

Organic, unrefined beeswax is the foundation for many nourishing body care products. This amazing material locks in moisture, while allowing skin to breathe. Beeswax not only keep us moisturized but also protects skin from harsh environments. Beeswax is also nourishing, working hard to create soft, smooth skin. In this value packed class, you will make and take home a healthy lip balm, an herbal salve, and a lotion bar. You will also receive recipes for furniture polish and hair pomade. Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations.

Complimentary tea and scones in the Parlour to all those registered in BOTH workshops on April 28th. 

Registration required prior to workshop. 

$25.00 per person. 

 

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Clean n' Green (16+)
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Clean n' Green (16+)

Go back to basics and learn how to clean your home naturally! Eliminate nasty neurotoxins in your home! Create environmentally-friendly household cleaners like citrus cleaning powder, window n’ glass shine, room fresh, and oven cleaner. You will also receive recipes for bug repellent, disinfectant, room spray, bed bug sheet spray and a microwave clean up. Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations.

 


Complimentary tea and scones served in the Parlour between 12:30pm and 1:30pm for anyone signed up for BOTH workshops on April 28th. 

Registration required prior to workshop. 

$28.50 per person. 

 

 

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Urban Food & Fibre Walk (all ages)
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Urban Food & Fibre Walk (all ages)

Learn to identify local city plants for use as food or fibre. Join us as we forage in the city, we may discover stinging nettle, plantain, fireweed, English ivy, blackberry or lamb’s quarters. You will learn what it means to forage and how you can harvest in a respectful manner. We will share recipe ideas, and practice techniques for harvesting fibre from the plants currently in season. We'll show samples of processed plants and end the walk with a cup of tea made with locally foraged greens. Open to all ages. Registration required. 

By Donation.

 

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Weaving with Invasive Species (16+)
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Weaving with Invasive Species (16+)

Put some of those invasive plants and garden clippings to good use –turn them into baskets! In this workshop you will discover the basics of twining, one of the fundamental basket techniques practiced by BC First Nations and early settlers. You will then apply your twinging training and make some small baskets to take home. You will learn how to tell if a plant is useful for weaving, how and when to harvest, and how to process and store your weaving materials. You'll leave with a whole new appreciation for both the basketry skills of our ancestors, and the generosity of our local weeds.. Ages 16+.

$20.00 per person.

 

This event is full. Please call or email to inquire about our wait list. 

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April Book Club
Apr
12
2:00 PM14:00

April Book Club

Join us for coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Fiction Book Cub meets to discuss Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca

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Easter Chocolate Making (ages 4-8)
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Easter Chocolate Making (ages 4-8)

Bunnies, eggs and other tasty treats for spring. Milk and dark chocolate fun. Rocky Road, Rice Krispie Caramel Clusters and more. Hands on class so bring an apron! Ages 4-8. Parent Participation required. 

nut and dairy products will be used

$10 per child.

This workshop is now full. Please call 604-516-6151 to be added to the wait list

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Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making (ages 7-14)
Mar
27
1:00 PM13:00

Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making (ages 7-14)

In this workshop, you’ll learn to make rope and weave small mats out of plants from our surroundings, just like our ancient ancestors did. You’ll get to know more about common plants for weaving, how to prepare them and store them, and how to gather them carefully and respectfully; you’ll also compare the plants that we are working with to the plants that our Host Nations depended on, and plants that were and are important in other areas. Ages 7-14. Registration required. 

$10.00 per child

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Festival du Bois
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Festival du Bois

Join us for Festival du Bois as Mackin House transforms into a stage for wonderful musical performances throughout the day. Refreshments and baked goods available and admission to Mackin House is free!

12:00pm - 12:30pm Crankie, Podorythmie
1:00pm - 1:30pm Alouest
2:00pm - 2:30pm Jacky Essomble
3:00pm - 3:30pm Boris Sichon

 

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Festival Du Bois
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Festival Du Bois

Join us for Festival du Bois as Mackin House transforms into a stage for wonderful musical performances throughout the day. Refreshments and baked goods available and admission to Mackin House is free! 

12:30pm - 1:00pm Les Chauffeurs à pieds
1:30pm - 2:00pm Bon Débarras
2:30pm - 3:00pm Le Vent du Nord
3:30pm - 4:00pm Gabriel Dubreuil

 

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Festival du Bois, Crankie Making Workshop
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Festival du Bois, Crankie Making Workshop

In celebration of Festival du Bois, join artist and performer, Sue Truman, in this 1-hour workshop. Make and take home your very own Lumber Jack or Lumber Jane moving picture show! 

It's called a crankie or moving panorama, which is a 19th century story-telling machine! No art skills required! Participants will use rubber stamps to illustrate the scroll. To find out more about this art form, visit thecrankiefactory.com.


No registration required. First come first serve, while supplies last. Ages 6 to adult. Kids aged 6-8 will require parent participation.

By Donation.

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Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making (ages 7-14)
Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

Ancient Skills: Weaving & Rope-Making (ages 7-14)

In this workshop, you’ll learn to make rope and weave small mats out of plants from our surroundings, just like our ancient ancestors did. You’ll get to know more about common plants for weaving, how to prepare them and store them, and how to gather them carefully and respectfully; you’ll also compare the plants that we are working with to the plants that our Host Nations depended on, and plants that were and are important in other areas. Registration required. Ages 7-14. 

$10.00 per child
 

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March Book Club
Mar
8
2:00 PM14:00

March Book Club

Join us for coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Fiction Book Cub meets to discuss All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca

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Heritage Week, Maillardville Walking Tour, plus Tea & Scones in the Parlour
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Heritage Week, Maillardville Walking Tour, plus Tea & Scones in the Parlour

Each year we celebrate Heritage Week by offering a walking tour of historic Maillardville. Learn about the French-Canadian settlers, the local businesses in the area, the Canadian Western Lumber Co. at Fraser Mills, and the lively stories that make up our local history. 

Tour leaves Mackin House at 1pm. 
Tea & Scones will be served in the Parlour after the tour for all those who participated in the walk. 

Rain or shine!

$5 per person. All ages welcome.

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1920's Fashion Show with Ivan Sayers & Silent Auction Fundraiser
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

1920's Fashion Show with Ivan Sayers & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Watch models strut down a 24’ runway in beaded, bold, and beautiful garments. Noted fashion historian Ivan Sayers will captivate and entertain as he takes the audience on a journey following the highs and lows of 1920s fashion.  Learn about the change in styles throughout the decade and discover why certain materials, silhouettes, and styles were preferred. Ticket includes non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks. Cash bar and silent auction will be open before the show and during intermission.

Doors open: 1:00pm, Show begins: 1:30pm

Seating arrangment is first come, first serve.

At All Saint's Parish Hall, 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam

Tickets no longer available online. Please purchase your tickets at the door. 

$35.00 per person
 

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Speaker Series: Unmentionables of the 1920's with Melanie Talkington
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Speaker Series: Unmentionables of the 1920's with Melanie Talkington

Melanie Talkington is a local designer and Corsetiere of Lace Embrace Atelier Inc. in Vancouver BC. She has an extensive collection of antique Corsets and Lingerie dating from 18th century to 1960s. Her collection has been on loan to the Louvre, Paris, New York and local museums. Join her for this informative talk to learn about the liberated women of the 1920s. See original examples of frivolous and colourful lingerie, corsets and cheeky garters. Tea, coffee and snacks included. Register by purchasing a spot.  
Held at City Centre Library Room 136 & 137.

*call Mackin House at 604-516-6151 to register

$10.00 per person

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Heritage Valentine's Day Card Making
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Heritage Valentine's Day Card Making

Come to Mackin House to decorate Edwardian style cards for your Valentine, friends, or family. All supplies provided. Try our delicious sugar cookies from a 1915 recipe! Open to families, youth, and adults. Registration is required.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

These workshops are now full. Please inquire about our wait lists for the 11am and 1pm workshops.

By Donation. 
 

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Mineral Make Me Up (1920's) (16+)
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Mineral Make Me Up (1920's) (16+)

In celebration of our Rising Hemlines: An Exploration of 1920's Fashion exhibit, we invite you to learn to create your own makeup. Eyeliner, lipsticks, and blush were becoming increasingly acceptable for women to wear during this period.  

Using earth elements, butters, oils, waxes, and pre-blended bases, learn how to make your own mineral makeup!  Make and take home an organic lipstick, mineral blush, and 2 mineral eye shadows.  Learn alternatives to toxic chemicals that are in mainstream cosmetics.  Discussions on blending colours, mineral make up benefits and ingredient knowledge.  Also receive recipes on liquid foundation and makeup remover. A spot in this workshop is not confirmed until payment is received. 

Taught by Cheryl Theilade of Scentimental Creations

$35.00 per person

 

 

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February Book Club
Feb
8
2:00 PM14:00

February Book Club

Join us for coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Book Cub meets to discuss Stanley Park's Secret by Jean Barman. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca

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Cheese Making: Meyer Lemon Ricotta & Three Pepper Mozzarella (12+)
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

Cheese Making: Meyer Lemon Ricotta & Three Pepper Mozzarella (12+)

Back by popular demand but with a twist...

 

Come and join the fun. Learn how to make a simple ricotta flavoured with Meyer lemons and a mozzarella with a little kick, prefect for quesadillas! Both are quick work-arounds that can be finished in time for in-class snacking and will give you the basic skills needed for other easy, fresh, make-at-home cheeses. We will also explore ways to use up whey. Registration required. 

This workshop is now full. Please inquire about out wait list. 

$20 per person. 

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January Book Club
Jan
11
2:00 PM14:00

January Book Club

Feel like part of a community in your own neighbourhood. Join us for coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Book Cub meets to discuss *A Gentleman in Moscow* by Amor Towles. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca. Our book club is open to all persons and is free to join.  

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December Book Club
Dec
14
2:00 PM14:00

December Book Club

Join us for coffee, snacks, and literary chat as the Coquitlam Heritage Historical Book Cub meets to discuss A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro. If you would like information about joining our book club, please contact us by calling 604-516-6151 or emailing info[at]coquitlamheritage.ca

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