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Coquitlam Mattress Store

We would like to welcome Mattress Choice to the neighbourhood. If you live in Coquitlam mattress shopping will never be the same again, and here’s why.

Traditionally there were only two options for mattress stores.

  1. Generalist. This is the most common  model. You’d go into a mattress store in Coquitlam only to discover that they have a huge selection of a variety of brands. Problem is, floor space is finite. So to make up for all of the possible styles and sizes and shapes of bed, what they do is keep a disjointed number of brands. You may find the bed you are looking for – but not in a brand you recognize. This is no good. You are getting an inferior product just because you have a particular comfort preference level and your Coquitlam mattress store doesn’t have the depth of brand choices to cover it.
  2. Specialist. Simmons Mattress Gallery stocks Simmons brand mattresses exclusively. This is great if you love Simmons, and frankly, who doesn’t? The depth element of brand choice is covered, because every bed in every size will be a premium Simmons bed. However, this can be a little limiting if you like different big brands as well (ie Sealy or Serta).

The answer is Mattress Choice. Opening their new mattress store in Coquitlam, they have found a way to offer the best of both worlds. By dealing exclusively in the three top brands (Simmons, Sealy and Serta) they are able to ensure that every bed you pick is a top quality mattress without the second-rate brands that will only compromise your decision (and rest).

So, welcome Mattress Choice to Coquitlam. You can find them at 202 Schoolhouse Street, just off the Lougheed Highway in Coquiltam.

Diwali Lights Up Vancouver

The new moon has a special significance in October (and no, it has nothing to do with Vampires). It marks the date of the cultural festival known as Diwali. Observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, Diwali is a fall festival that celebrates ‘good over evil.’

In traditional celebrations, the triumph of good is portrayed through the lightening of lamps and candles.

The new moon is the darkest day of the month. In a natural setting, void of electrical lights, the candles represent a defeat of the darkness that exists during the absence of the moon.

Like Thanksgiving, Diwali is traditionally a family occasion, with activities organized around the family unit.  But it is also celebrated with community events and decorations.

The slogan for Vancouver’s publicly organized Diwali celebrations is “Light your Spirit.” There are five major events put on by Vancouver Celebrates Diwali. They run from October 15th to the 23rd. Here is a brief summary of the planned festivities:

October 16

“Dance All Sorts Diwali Style” (2:00 pm)

-The festival will begin with a performance by Bageshree Vaze, a contemporary kathak dancer, who will preform at the Roundhouse Theatre in Yaletown. Tickets at the door.

October 18

“Diwali Bright Lights” (4:30 pm)

-This night is dedicated to emerging South Asian artists in the Vancouver community. It will include classical Indian music and a variety of dance groups, including the ever-popular Bollywood style. The event will take place at the Heritage Hall on Main Street. This is a free event.

“Chai House on Main Street”

-This is an upscaled version of the earlier event. The headline performer will be Grammy winner Chin Injeti. Tickets are $10.

October 23

“Diwali Downtown” (12:00 pm)

This is a family event to close out the public festival. It runs from noon till 6:00 pm at the Roundhouse in Yaletown. There will be a variety of musical acts, dance teams, craft workshops and traditional Indian food. Tickets for this final event are by donation.

Diwali Celebrations

Festival of Lights

Did You Know…

You can learn a lot spending a day at Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam.

Here are a few facts about Simmons mattresses that you might not know.

  1. The Simmons mattresses sold at Simmons Mattress Gallery are locally built right here in Vancouver, on Anacis Island to be exact.
  2. If you are in the local area, Simmons Mattress Gallery offers free delivery (and even bed frame setup for its customers). If you’ve ever tried to move a king-sized bed on the roof of your car, you know how useful this is. Also, if you’ve ever had the maddening experience of trying to set up a bed frame on your own without the right tools – you’ll realize what a boon this actually is.
  3. Simmons Mattress Gallery has been voted the Best Mattress Store In Vancouver for eight years in a row by the Consumers’ Choice Awards. Eight years of professional service! That’s nothing to sneeze at.
  4. The sales people at Simmons Mattress Gallery are multi-talented. Just ask Mike to play a song, any song, on guitar and prepare to be amazed. Bruce knows this province like no other, and Neil is a talented cartoonist and art director in his own right.
  5. Simmons Mattress Gallery recycles. If you bring in your old bed, they will trade it in and trade it up to a new one, and properly recycle the old one for you.
  6. It’s more than just mattresses! Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam, BC also sells excellent cribs, bedding, pillows, and recliner beds.

To have your own tour of Simmons Mattress Gallery, drop in at:

Simmons Mattress Gallery

101 Schoolhouse Road, Unit 220

Coquitlam, BC

V3K 4X8

604-733-5161 ‎

Shopping Cart Art

One of the most alluring aspects of Vancouver is our dedication to the Arts. All around our city, there are indoor and outdoor installations featuring the work of local artists. From the public statues erected for the Olympic year, to small galleries on Granville Island, to the always-inspiring work of Bill Reid at the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver is proud to display the talents of Canadian artists.

One of the smaller galleries that is making a name for itself for its historical and cultural exhibits is The Pendulum Gallery. The Pendulum is located at the base of the HSBC tower. It is a seven story, glass-covered atrium, created with the help of the City of Vancouver to promote cultural and historical exhibitions.

Last month, the Pendulum showed a photography exhibit titled “Swedes in B.C.,” which documented the life of Swedish immigrants.

This month, the gallery will be showing the work of Taizo Yamamoto. Yamamoto has produced an exhibition of intricate drawings titled “Shopping Carts and Recent Drawings.” The works present artifacts and single subject sketches of downtown life. The shopping carts are presented as still lifes, a vehicle holding the possessions and survival instruments of absent figures. The detail is truly amazing and worth the trip downtown.

So come out and support the work of local artists. You will walk away with a new appreciation for your own community and the projects it inspires.

Yamamoto’s work will be shown until March 5th.

Much More Than a Receptacle For Groceries

Home For the Holidays: Accommodating the In-Laws

The in-laws arrive on Thursday night.

They are flying in from across the country.

Simon and his fiancé are traveling from Calgary. Brenda, Scotty and the kids are coming in from Oshawa. Fran is making her way from Nova Scotia and Frank and Laura are flying out of Cranbrook.

It’ll be a packed house.

The turkey has been bought, you’ve planned dinners for both Christmas Eve and Boxing Day and the presents are wrapped. The only thing left to do is to figure out where everyone will sleep.

So in your usual fashion, you make a list.

Master Bedroom  – You and your husband.

2nd Bedroom (Jules’s) – Your two kids and Brenda and Scotty’s boys. They can squish. You have three extra foamies plus Jule’s bed.

3rd Bedroom (Mathew’s) – Simon and his finance. The bed’s small, but they’re in love. Well, newly in love, so you assume they still enjoy holding each other at night.

Office – Fran. It’s small as well, but there is a mattress in the garage that fits perfectly into the room. She’ll also be closer to the computer, which you’re sure she will appreciate.

Basement – Brenda and Scotty. They need a break from their little monsters and that’s the furthest spot away you could offer them.

Den – Laura and Frank, your husband’s parents.

But wait, you replaced the hide-a-bed last year with that new couch from the Brick. It doesn’t fold out! OMG! You can’t make them sleep on the floor…. Frank’s back is always bothering him. Plus, Laura would never forgive you. She’s still sour about the spaghetti incident from last summer.

What now?!??!

Don't Leave Your Loved Ones On The Floor

The quick solution: buy a spare mattress from Simmons Mattress Gallery. They’re open all week till six o’clock. You can make it to the Coquitlam location after work on Tuesday. You’ll have the mini-van and you can tie the mattress to the roof. Best of all, Laura can’t complain about the quality of a Simmons!

Excellent. Crisis averted. Stand down. Christmas is a go… for now.

Clearance Sale Ends This Sunday

If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a new mattress at up to 60% off, then you had better hurry, the final days are upon us.

Come on down to Simmons Mattress Gallery at our Broadway, Coquitlam or Victoria locations to take advantage of this fantastic offer.

Ends Sunday March 14th

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