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Metro Vancouver app helps people 'create memories, not garbage'

A new Metro Vancouver app will do your Christmas shopping for you.

Well, not really, but the regional government’s Merry Memory Maker app is bursting with dozens of creative ideas that could prevent you from aimlessly wandering the malls in search of something special. The ideas for experienced-based or long-lasting gifts are designed to reduce waste and garbage.

“Christmas is a busy time, and many of us tend to make a to-do list and get it done. We don’t always take the time to think about finding a gift that lasts more than a few weeks,” Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore said Saturday at the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, where he was trying out several programs and activities that could make good gifts.