Brighten Up!/A Lantern Affair

Brighten Up! A Seasonal Celebration of Arts & Heritage

Each year, we invite you to gather up family and friends and join us to brighten up the dark days of winter. Along with our popular celebration of light, A Lantern Affair, we also program a host of exciting events, performances and workshops that together comprise Brighten Up!

Brighten Up! 2016 is now finished for the season. Check back next fall for details about Brighten Up! 2017.

A Lantern Affair: Our Family Day for the Holidays

Thanks to everyone who came to A Lantern Affair on December 4! It was a lovely intercultural celebration of light, with lantern making activities inspired by four of the main cultures that populate Coquitlam: Chinese, Korean, Iranian and European, as well as fabulous performances by our talented Junior Theatre and Musical Theatre Companies and beautiful piano performances by students Amy Zhang and Ryan Yeung.

Thanks also to our generous sponsors for helping us provide this event to the public for free:

The Department of Canadian Heritage, Metro Vancouver and Vancity.

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