October 6th. 2017

What to do this Weekend in New West | Oct 6-8, 2017

Check out a play or two, cruise to the Cranberry Festival & shop the fall collections at New West Craft this long weekend!



Vagabond Players: Little Shop of Horrors

Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm

Meek and mild flower shop assistant Seymour Krelborn has stumbled across a peculiar new plant species, which he names after his stunning but vulnerable crush Audrey. The plant, Audrey Two, has plans that are far greater than Seymour can imagine as it grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore who offers fame, fortune, the girl he loves, and an escape from skid row in exchange for feeding its growing appetite for BLOOD.  Mixing Motown, B-movies, and The American Dream, Little Shop of Horrors is the gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world cult classic hit musical that also spawned the 1986 film starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis.

New West Craft

October 7 | 11AM – 4PM

New West Craft is a handmade market hosted by the Arts Council of New West. New West Craft aims to provide a welcoming environment for crafters, artisans and makers to share their work with the community. New West Craft takes place on the first and third Saturday of every month at the River Market.

Fort Langley Cruise for the Cranberry Festival with Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours

October 7 | 9:30AM – 5PM

The lush Coast Mountain Range provides a breathtaking canvas as you travel, with fascinating narration to the Birthplace of British Columbia. A unique view of Barnston Island and the Golden Ears Peaks are only a few of the highlights on your way.

We’ll travel under the latest addition to cross the Fraser River “The Golden Ears Bridge” as well as the newly constructed “Port Mann Bridge” the widest bridge in the world. Enjoy leisurely eating your delicious lunch which is included before we dock in Fort Langley.

There will be ample time to visit The Fort Langley Historic Site of Canada, browse the boutiques & antique shops in Gasoline Alley or just stroll around the quaint village soaking up the old time ambiance.

When you return to the paddlewheeler you can enjoy your relaxing return voyage to New Westminster.

Moms the Word 3

October 8 | 7:30PM – 9:30PM

From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this brand-new show from the moms you love is both hysterical and deeply touching.

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October 2nd. 2017

Live Shows in New West | October 2017

Cozy up to with some live entertainment this month in New West! 



Vagabond Players: Little Shop of Horrors

October 5 – October 27 | 8 PM – 10 PM

Meek and mild flower shop assistant Seymour Krelborn has stumbled across a peculiar new plant species, which he names after his stunning but vulnerable crush Audrey. The plant, Audrey Two, has plans that are far greater than Seymour can imagine as it grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore who offers fame, fortune, the girl he loves, and an escape from skid row in exchange for feeding its growing appetite for BLOOD.  Mixing Motown, B-movies, and The American Dream, Little Shop of Horrors is the gleefully twisted, out-of-this-world cult classic hit musical that also spawned the 1986 film starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis.

Moms the Word 3

October 8 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, buty it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this brand-new show from the moms you love is both hysterical and deeply touching.

Grease Sing-a-long

October 19 | 7 PM – 9 PM

Have you ever been to a film musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never had the occasion to do so? This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is fun for everyone…Pink Lady, T-bird or general musical fan.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

October 20 & 21 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

French-Canadian Sherlock Holmes and a terminally confused Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a gormless young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

Hound of the Baskervilles is probably Sherlock Holmes’ greatest mystery, but in this version COMEDY rules the day as three amazingly, talented actors – plus one wandering fireplace – bring all the characters to life in an hilarious spoof that nonetheless stays true to the story’s fascinating plot.

One Man Stranger Things: A Parody

October 27 @ 8:00 PM – October 28 @ 9:30 PM

Stranger Things burst into popular consciousness in July 2016, referencing 80s movies, kid culture, the supernatural and Eggo waffles. Charles Ross and TJ Dawe grew up in the 80s, addicted to adventure movies, and went on to co-create a series of one man parody shows of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Batman, which continue to tour the world. One Man Stranger Things: A Parody (World Premiere!) will recreate and spoof season one of Stranger Things, reminding audiences why they loved it, right in time for season two (Premiers October 27th Netflix).

Victoria by Dulcinea Langfelder

October 27 | 7:30 pm & October 28 | 2 pm

Victoria is a wheelchair-bound 90 year-old suffering from the loss of memory, autonomy and just about everything else, Langfelder melds tragedy with humour. This multi-disciplinary work dazzles audiences with its humour and compassion while addressing old age, vulnerability, loss and death. She and her creative team sought to open dialogues and change attitudes towards old age, others’ as well as our own. Victoria proposes a positive image and reassures people who feel excluded, be it by aging, solitude, illness, handicap… socially or politically.

An uplifting affirmation for caregivers and family members.  A valuable exploration of aging today.


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September 28th. 2017

Culture Days in New West | Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2017


Celebrate Culture Days this weekend in New West! From walking tours & art exhibits to play readings paired with wine, theres something for everyone. Check out the Free events taking place at the Anvil Centre & River Market below.




ArchiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Medium Exhibition

Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1 at 10am to 5pm
Anvil Cente, 777 Columbia Street

Can we capture the gleam of glass, the sharp edges of metal, the coolness of tile and stone with fabric? We are four New Westminster textile artists, fascinated with the tac-tile world. The materials, processes and patterns of the man-made structures around us inspire our art. We are builders too, working with commercial or hand-dyed fabrics, planning, drafting, and constructing pieced tops, layering them to create wall art based in the tradition of quilt-making. We measure, cut and assemble; masters of the tools and machines that work for us. We offer this exhibition as an exploration of opposites: hard/soft, smooth/rough, warm/cold.

Historic Drinking Hole Walking Tour (16+ years)

Saturday, September 30 at 10am to 11:30am

Join our Museum Curator in a walking tour tracing the locations of saloons, bars and cafes along Columbia and Front Streets. As part of the upcoming fall exhibition Bottoms Up: The Cultures of Drink in the Royal City, hear stories about the characters and history of these establishments.

Scripts & Sips

Friday, September 29 at 7pm to 9pm
Anvil Cente, 777 Columbia Street

Why limit your drink pairings to just wine and cheese. Why not a drink and a play? Come listen and/or participate to a live play reading at The Anvil Centre. Roles will be chosen from a hat of willing participants just prior to the reading. You also will be able to sip on a beverage chosen to match the play! The play will be chosen through a twitter poll prior to the event so follow @anvilctr to have your chance to choose.

ArtStarts at River Market

Sunday, October 1 at 11am to 12pm & 1pm to 2pm
River Market, 810 Quayside Drive

ArtStarts at River Market is a free arts-based event series for kids and families. Join some of the best artists working with young people for performances and workshops that explore a wide range of cultures and artistic disciplines. Each 45-minute workshop takes place twice, at 11am and 1pm. Ideal for ages 5 and up, but all are welcome. Free! Donations welcome.

Dominion Exhibition Tours

Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 1 at 10am to 5pm
Anvil Cente, 777 Columbia Street

Come on a journey with us through Dominion. Take in the final 3 days of our stunning summer exhibition! You will be treated to a Curatorial Tour including behind-the-scenes information on how the exhibition was put together, and fascinating background information on four extraordinary international artists. Dominion is an immersive exploration of the natural world through technology; an all encompassing experience for the senses. Spinning zoetropes, video, light, sound. New Media Gallery is proud to announce the Canadian premiere of ‘The Centrifugal Soul’ by British YBA artist Matthew Collishaw and stunning multi-media works by Jim Campbell, Kathy Hinde, Quayola. You won’t want to miss this!

Cultural experiences are #MadeInNewWest

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September 20th. 2017

What to do this Weekend in New West | Sept 22-24, 2017

This weekend brings you the third annual Feast on the Fraser, starting on Friday! Check out the campaigns signature events taking place among other fun things to do in New West.

Friday, September 22

Feast on the Fraser: A Mad Men Mixer at Mid Century Modern Home 

Step back in time and revisit the 1950’s and 60’s with a special themed evening at Mid-Century Modern Home. Mingle through the Mid-Century shop as the DJ spins 50’s and 60’s vinyl hits. Savour cocktails and appetizers inspired by the decades including cuisine served up by Wild Rice Restaurant and vintage cocktails by the Paddlewheeler Pub. Enjoy a fashion show by Gemini Rising Vintage and have your photo taken with one of the pin up girls. Get your tickets here!

Phil Johnson at Lafflines Comedy Club
Looking for a fun date idea? Grab a bite to eat in the historic Downtown and then laugh the night away at Lafflines Comedy Club – featured this week is Phil Johnson!

Saturday, September 23

RiverFest is a FREE family-friendly festival, and a great way to enjoy a beautiful fall day along the mighty Fraser River. RiverFest 2017 will build on past festivals to ensure informative and enjoyable family entertainment, including vendors whose products embody the Fraser, a diverse assortment of exhibitors, children’s activities, and live music.

(Pic: Old Crow Coffee Co.)

Waffle Pop Up Shop at Old Crow Coffee Co.
Stop by at Old Crow Coffee Co. for some western style waffles from 8am – 12pm! There will be vegan and gluten-friendly options as well.


Sunday, September 24

Feast on the Fraser: Be Our Guest Children’s Tea
Join Belle at Queen’s Park Preschool for an afternoon of enchanted fun. This fairy-tale tea party is the perfect event for your young ones, or anyone young at heart! Dress for a grand occasion and enjoy a magical tea party complete with tea from Great Wall Tea Co, and strawberry shortcake from Krause Berry Farms. Get your tickets here!

Feast on the Fraser: Discover Uptown Food Tour
Get to know Uptown New West with this exciting foodie tour hosted by Off The Eaten Track! Off The Eaten Track is a unique food tour company that specializes in truly local experiences. Sample authentic multi-cultural dishes including Ethiopian, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, and Ukrainian. Taste unique dishes, meet the businesses owners, and discover your new favourite foodie hidden gem! Get your tickets here!

Weekends are #MadeInNewWest

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September 8th. 2017

This Weekend in New West | September 8-10, 2017

This Weekend In New West

It’s an event-filled weekend ahead for New West! From sports to music with some laughs + scenic views in between.

Friday, September 8


The MANN Cup kicks off on Friday at 7:30pm at Queen’s Park Arena. #PaintItRed and show your local support for New Westminster’s very own Salmonbellies!

(Pic: Hyack Football)

Hyack Football Homecoming
It’s that time of the year again! The homecoming game is on Friday night at Mercer Stadium.

Jon Bennett at Lafflines Comedy Club
Looking for a fun date idea? Grab a bite to eat in the historic Downtown and then laugh the night away at Lafflines Comedy Club – featured this week is Jon Bennett!

Saturday, September 9

Discover the Fraser Luncheon

Learn the history of the Fraser River with a Mimosa and lunch in hand! Take in the picturesque views on this 2-hour Paddlerwheeler Cruise!

(Pic: Recovery Day Facebook page)

BC Recovery Day Festival
Part music festival, part carnival, part educational event: Recovery Day BC is a celebration, a rally, a memorial for those lost, and a tool to raise awareness for recovery while reducing the stigma of addiction recovery.

Weekends are #MadeInNewWest


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August 28th. 2017

#MondayFunDay at Pandora’s Locks

Restore power to a vault, escape wonderland, and find Becky…

Pandora's Locks banner

It’s no secret that escape rooms are all the rage these days, but did you know we have one of our own right here in New West?! Pandora’s Locks is located on Columbia Street and has been growing in popularity. They offer up interactive, exciting, and challenging rooms for you and a group of friends, family, or coworkers to attempt an escape from. Here is our list of reasons to add this to your places to visit!

1) Three different room themes!

Pandora’s Locks’ rooms are creatively designed to stand out and be unique from one another. Their premier room, ‘Vault 405’ exists in a post-apocalyptic world, and its up to you and your team to restore power to the vault before its too late. They also have a room called ‘Escape Wonderland’, themed after the adventures of Alice. Lastly, they have ‘Where’s Becky’. Designed to look like the 1980’s, it’s up to you to find your missing friend before time runs out.

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2) Excellent puzzle design!

Each room has a well-written story, creating engaging and interactive content that makes you want to solve each puzzle. Pandora’s Locks has found the balance between difficult puzzles that make you think, while keeping them fair. One piece of advice, stay calm, because teamwork will set apart the groups that escape or stay trapped!

3) Great staff!Pandora's Locks staff

Unlike other escape rooms, Pandora’s Locks doesn’t penalize you or limit your hints. If you’re stuck or think you’ve made a mistake, you can push a button to call a staff member to your room. They are great at giving just enough of a clue to point your team in the right direction, without giving it away.

4) Pandora’s Locks is located right by the SkyTrain!

You don’t need a car to attempt an escape from these rooms. Just steps away from Columbia SkyTrain Station, Pandora’s Locks’ central location makes it easy for both locals and visitors alike to enjoy.

If you haven’t been to an escape room before this is the perfect place to start, and if you have, visit and find out why so many people claim it’s the best one around.

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August 24th. 2017

#TastyThursday – Taverna Greka! You’ve got to eat here! | August 24, 2017

With authentic Greek cuisine in the heart of downtown New Westminster, Taverna Greka should be at the top of your list of places to eat.

With so many restaurants to choose from in New Westminster, narrowing down which to pick can be a challenge. This family run restaurant is a hidden gem among the hustle and bustle of Columbia Street, if you haven’t been yet, here are four reasons you’ve got to put it on your list!

Amazing Appiestaverna greka Saganaki

While everything on their menu is delicious, the Kalamari is something to go back for again and again. Kalamari is a mainstay on most menus, but trying it at Taverna Greka drives home the authenticity of their Greek cooking. Other starter favourites include their Saganaki, Spanakopita, and if you are with a group or feeling brave, their Greka Appy Platter.

Live Entertainment

Choosing Taverna Greka means you aren’t just getting dinner, but a show too. Throughout the week they have entertainment, ranging from live music with Rossi Tuesday’s, to live belly dancing every Friday and Saturday night. The belly-dancers move throughout the restaurant, meaning wherever you sit you won’t be missing out. If you feel up for it, you can even join in and get an impromptu dancing lesson!

Belly Dancing at Taverna Greka

The View!

New Westminster is filled with amazing views, but the one from Taverna Greka might just be the best in the city. Overlooking Westminster Pier Park and the Fraser River creates a breathtaking experience, especially when you combine it with amazing food.

Top-notch service

As a family run restaurant, Taverna Greka puts a focus on creating a warm and welcoming environment that makes everyone feel at home. From the moment you walk in you’ll be greeted with smiles and the friendly IMG_0051 (1)service carries on throughout the whole meal.

It’s no surprise that Taverna Greka has become one of the most popular restaurants for locals and visitors alike in New Westminster. Come for the amazing food and stay for the view, entertainment, and great service!


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August 11th. 2017

Tourism New West Approved Ultimate Cultural Crawl Route

Tourism New West, the Arts Council of New West, and the Downtown New West BIA have teamed up on this exciting collaboration to discover the ultimate route for the 14th annual Cultural Crawl! This two day all inclusive route not only includes all 37+ Cultural Crawl exhibits and galleries, but public art pieces, local attractions, and personal anecdotes from some of New West’s summer ambassadors. If you’re feeling brave join Cultural Crawl Coordinator Howard Dai on this exciting two-day quest, or use it as a guide for creating your own unique route! Oh, and the best part is it’s all accessible on foot or by public transit. Happy crawling!



14th Annual New West Cultural Crawl Aug 12 (Day 1) – Meet at 9:30 AM

Start at the New West Public Library and check out:
Take the bus (#155 or #101) to your first stop#11 Don Smith (New Westminster Public Library)
Right behind #11 Public Art C Alpha Ball
1 minute walk #14 Royal City Centre & Blenz Coffee -Showing works by Tuna, PJ Patten, Lisa Lawrence, Clarissa Argueta, and Wendy Schmidt.
1 minute walk Public Art G Heliographic Scale
“I recommend you grab a drink from Blenz Coffee to kick-start your day!” -Christina, Tourism New West
 3 minute walk #12 Judy Darcy Constituency office-MLA Judy Darcy’s Constituency Office features work of various local artists. Terry Aske is a quilt/fiber artist whose work is displayed for this year’s Crawl.
5 minute walk #15 Silvana McNulty-This exhibit will showcase artists from the New Westminster Garden Gals, featuring watercolours and acrylic paintings. Heather MacKenzie, Silvana McNulty, among others, will be featured in the garden.
5 mins bus ride (#128) or 10 mins walk #17 Judith Ogden-Abstract Artwork featuring acrylic and mixed media on paper, canvas and wood. A journey of intuition and self-discovery. Judith believes that art is a baring of one’s soul and an expression of one’s true self.
12 mins transit or 30 mins walk #4 KRachel Art-Artist Margaret Halsey works in watercolour, pastel, acrylic, and ink. Her subject matter ranges from landscape scenery inspired by her travels and portraits of dogs and cats. Her studio is in her home.
 5 minute walk Public Art L + M KRachel’s Fence’s projects!
5 minute walk #3 Ceci Lam & Monique Lum-Join Monique Lum studio’s experience colour, texture, movement and mixed mediums. The garden alone will bring a peaceful energy that will make your visit memorable.
2 minute walk #2 Lanta Meng Studio-Find contemporary paintings by Lanta Meng and photographs by Rodrigo Sarrat-Cave.
2 mins walk #1 Van Dop Gallery-Van Dop Gallery presents the New West 7. Established in 1996, the gallery features Canadian contemporary fine art. New West 7 artists include: Angie Au Hemphill, Lanta Meng, Jerry McLaughlin, Greg Freedman, Leslie Poole, Gabor Gasztonyi, and Jim Walsh.
10 mins walk #5 The Original Bike Shop & Cap’s Museum-Cap’s Bicycle Shop was established in 1932 by Gerald “Cap” Hobbis. It is the tenth oldest bicycle store in Canada and the Hobbis family continues to sell and service quality machines.
10 mins walk  #6 100 Braid Street Studios-Home to 16 professional & emerging artists & artisans; including Judy Villett, Iris Mes-Low, and owner Susan Greig. Meet the artists and learn about our arts classes and private event rental space.
5 mins walk Braid Station then 7 mins Skytrain ride Shops at New West Station
Located within New West Station 14:35 #21 CG Masters School of 3D Animation & VFX Saturday Only!-CG Masters is an improved concept in job skills training for the 3D animation & VFX industries. Check out some of their students’ works in the studio space!
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“Located within New West Skytrain station, Shops at New West is full of hidden gems! Hit up Spud Shack for an upgrade from your typical fast food poutine, Bobacabana for tons of delicious bubble tea combos, or The Hub restaurant for drink specials! ” -Catherine, Downtown BIA 
2 mins walk #18 Anvil Centre – 2:45 PM-New West Artists displaying on the first floor. On the third floor, you can find New West Museum & Archive’s “Planning New West” exhibition, New Media Gallery’s “DOMINION” exhibition, and Community Art Space’s “ArchiTEXTURE” exhibition.
“While visiting the Anvil check out the visitor centre posters and brochures to see what’s upcoming around New West!” -Christina, Tourism New West
3 mins walk Big Star Sandwich
“Grab an amazing sandwich made with quality ingredients such as slow-cooked turkey and roast beef at Big Star! Fun Fact: This is where Hollywood actor Liam Neeson popped in to say ‘Hi!’ ” -Harmeen, Downtown BIA 
3 mins bus ride from New West Stn/Columbia Square #28 Royal City Gogos and Friends (Unifor Hall)-Fine art, wearable art. Artisan demos. Painting, Jewelry, Felting, Sewing. Handmade, local, beautiful. Free parking. Beverages, Pastries, Light Lunch available.
7 mins walk #37 The Playground-The Playground is hosting a backyard concert featuring an exciting lineup of local talent! Stroll through the green space made complete by a striking photography exhibit.
6 mins walk #29 Ted Munz (Fat Paint Co)
Ted’s Super Fun Art Show will feature works by several artists based in New West, with live painting, interactive art, prizes, and refreshments!
3 mins walk #24 Marty McLennan
Marty is a furniture maker and designer focused on creating meaningful and beautiful functional objects. He works at Emily Carr and has a PhD in Philosophy.
5 mins walk Columbia Square
“At the West End of downtown, this little neighborhood shopping center holds some of our most loved businesses! From foodie pillars, Chronic Tacos and De Dutch Pannekoek House, to beauty and pet services like Crystal Nails and Bosley’s, the plaza is a one stop shop for all your needs. Stop by to take a breather from your crawl adventures! ” -Catherine, Downtown BIA  
10 mins walk Public Art J Wait for me Daddy
2 mins walk Tre Galli Gelato Caffe-Get a scoop of gelato and a token for the Q2Q ferry!
“Try out one of Tre Galli’s amazing flavors, chocolate chip mint is my personal favourite!” -Cameron, Tourism New West
Next to River Market Q2Q Ferry-You can catch the new Q2Q Ferry right next to Samson V Museum to head to Port Royal Dock, next to our Queensborough destinations in the Cultural Crawl!
Steps away from Port Royal Dock #34 Movie at Port Royal Park-Enjoy a family film “A Dog’s Purpose” under the stars at this annual event sponsored by the Port Royal Community Garden Society. In the event of rain, a screening will be held indoors at Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave at 8 PM.

14th Annual New West Cultural Crawl Aug 13 (Day 2) – 10:30AM Start

Shuttle from 22nd Street #33 Match Eatery-Take advantage of the FREE shuttle service offered by Starlight Casino that operates every 20 to 30 mins on Sunday morning to have brunch at the Match Eatery & Public House.
20 mins walk or 11 mins with #C98 #32 Queensborough Community Centre-Take a nice stroll towards the Community Centre. Tiny treasures abound all weekend in Artist in the Boro’s “Mini-Masterpieces” exhibit at the QCC’s Art in the Atrium Gallery.
10 mins bus ride (#104) #31 Port Royal Community Garden Society-Catch bus #104 to go to the Port Royal Garden: A garden wonderland with tempting artwork, toe-tapping tunes and tasty treats. Let the Mad Hatter of Queensborough fashion your complimentary topper! Activities from 11am – 5pm. Tea, goodies and live music from noon to 3pm.
1 min walk Q2Q Ferry to New Westminster Quayside – 12:40 PM
Next to Quayside dock #22 Debra McKenzie on Samson V Museum-The Samson V, launched in 1937, is the last surviving wooden steam-powered sternwheeler built for use as a snag-boat on the Fraser River. Debra McKenize’s practice primarily consists of mixed media sculptures and two-dimensional drawings and paintings of her explorations of nature, texture, and emotions.
Next to Samson V #26 River Market (Pottery Works Shop & Craft Café)-River Market is where you can find the Pottery Works shop on the second floor, and the new Craft Café right underneath on the main floor.
Downstairs Tourism New West Info Booth & Lunch
“Say hi to our friends at Tourism New West at our official info booth in the River Market! “- Howard, Arts Council of New West
2 mins walk Westminster Pier Park
10 mins walk Public Art A WOW Westminster
Elevator up from Pier Park Public Art K + H
 “Visit the newly-revitalized and beautiful Front Street Mews located across the majestic riverfront! Home to the brand-new weekly night market Fridays on Front, come check out the array of brilliant Front Street Shops!” -Harmeen, Downtown BIA
3 mins walk #19 Old Crow Coffee
“While you’re at Front Street, don’t forget to drop by Old Crow Coffee Co. to enjoy paintings by Michael Maclean and have a delish cup of joe! ” -Catherine, Downtown BIA
4 mins walk #23 Brick and Mortar Living-With local art & design being the core of our business, Brick & Mortar Living welcomes you to join them in celebrating art in New West.
Across the Street  Mila + Paige
 “Downtown New West’s hip neighborhood boutique, known for their chic selection and killer social media feed! If you need something current, on-trend, and fashion forward, this is the place to find it. Head to their vibrant 6th Street storefront during your crawl to uncover some gems! ” -Harmeen, Downtown BIA
2 mins walk #25 Pottery Works Studio-Pottery Works is a studio and gallery located in New Westminster BC, sponsored by Community Living Society. A collective of talented artists overcoming disability through their art.
5 mins walk #20 Amelia Douglas Gallery Greenlinks 2017-Mixed media works by Tracie Stewart and displays by the Institute of Urban Ecology. Opening reception: August 12, 1-3pm.
2 mins walk  Public Art B Puddle Jumper
12 mins walk to 8 mins with bus (#106 or #123) #10 Brett Rafferty-As a resident of New West, Brett Rafferty has successfully enjoyed being part of the art community. He looks forward to bringing his exaggerated and colourful style in his West Coast themed art back to Michelle Dupre Design & Company.
13 mins walk or 10 mins by bus (#106) Columbia Station
5 mins Skytrain ride Sapperton Station
5 mins walk #7 Workingsilver-Workingsilver is featuring artisan jewelry made by our students, staff & instructors; plus the work of a potter. Lots to see and shop on this Crawl stop!
7 mins walk #8 Barb Webb & Angela James-Artist Barb Webb continues to explore texture, shape and colour in her paintings to represent landscapes, nature or man-made structures. Angela James is a prolific New Westminster Artist. She is known for her large vivid florals and expressive landscapes.
15 mins with bus (#155) Public Art F & #9 The Gallery at Queen’s Park-The Gallery showcases exhibitions of emerging and established artists from Metro Vancouver. Operated by the Arts Council of New Westminster. Exhibiting Artists: Dorothy Doherty & Frank Turco. Canada 150 Mural can be found on the side of the Gallery building.
10 mins walk #13 Marney-Rose Edge-Marney-Rose paints realistically, influenced by romantic beauty and an ethereal softness creating for you an escape from your everyday.
12 mins walk #16 Massey Theatre-Art exhibitions: “Youth and Reconciliation” by Momentum and Massey Youth in Massey Lobby, “Aqua Studium” by Margaret Lawther in Plaskett Gallery. Children’s arts activities throughout the space and youth performances throughout the days.
10 mins walk or 6 mins bus (#128) #30 Lavana La brey (Renaissance Books)-Lavana La Brey enjoys expanding and experimenting in mixed media from realist art styles to abstract. She enjoys working in all art mediums from acrylic to oils to create art.
2 mins walk #27 Gabor Gasztonyi-Studio A full-service photographic studio and gallery showcasing award-winning photographer Gabor Gasztonyi’s classic black and white photographic images and original oil paintings by Judith Copland.








P.S. We thought it was time that we finally introduced the New Westminster Summer Ambassadors:


Tourism New West

Christina is in her 3rd year at Queen’s University working on a double major in Legal Studies and History. Born and raised in New West, she’s excited to be back and more involved in the community!


Cameron is a Tourism & Marketing student who’s new to the city, but ready to apply his skills and get to know this exciting city!


Downtown New West BIA

Harmeen is a 3rd year Marketing student at SFU, engaging with local businesses and taking in all that Downtown New West has to offer this summer!


Catherine is a 3rd year UBC student studying Media Studies and Masters in Management with a passion for poetry and art, she’s excited to share all the amazing amenities that Downtown New West has!


Arts Council of New West

Howard is a theatre student at SFU School for the Contemporary Arts, he is excited to immerse himself in the lively arts community of New West this summer!


Will is currently in the music program at Capilano University studying Jazz. He is loving being immersed in all the talent flooding New West.

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August 11th. 2017

This Weekend in New West! | August 11-13, 2017

The August long weekend may have come and gone, but there’s still a ton of fun stuff going on throughout New West to keep the summer fun going!


Check out these 5 exciting events happening around town this weekend!


Friday's on Front

1. Fridays on Front!

If you haven’t been down to Friday’s on Front yet…well lets just say you NEED to check it out! Every Friday night from 5-8pm the Downtown New West BIA shuts down the new Front Street Mews for a street party like you’ve never seen, and let me tell ya it just keeps getting better and better! This weeks exciting lineup includes the musical styling’s of  Raincity Blue + Julian Paulo, as well as delicious eats from some of the lower mainlands favourite food trucks including Memphis Mike’s BBQ, Carte Diem, Brazilian Roots, Japadog, Porky’s & Meet 2 Eat. If that hasn’t sold you yet, let me also remind you that the Vegabond Bar Truck is serving up Steel & Oak beer and wine all night long. Seriously, you don’t want to miss it!


2. Summer Movie Series-Finding Dory

If a relaxing evening with family or friends is what your feeling, then look no further then an outdoor movie night! The City of New West, Derrick Thornhill, Park Georgia Realty, and G&F Financial Group have partnered together to present weekly movie nights at the Queen’s Park Stadium. Doors open at 7pm and the movie starts a dusk. Don’t forget to bring cash to grab some snacks from the Hyack Football Association concession. This weeks feature film is Finding Dory!



3. Cultural Crawl

Its the 14th annual New West Cultural Crawl! The Crawl is an annual arts & culture festival that celebrates and exhibits local New West talent. Whether you’re a veteran crawler or a first timer, plan your route and hit the trail to check out the over 30 events and venues across the city. P.S. It’s all free, and there’s even prizes to be won!


4. PechaKucha New West

This Saturday catch volume 16 of PechaKucha New West! This exciting event originated in Tokyo, and showcases 10 presenters from all different backgrounds sharing their interesting projects, innovations, and passions. This Saturday’s presentation is taking place outdoors, at the Queen’s Park Bandshell. DJ Mutes Ito of Social Medium starts spinning at 6pm, and the show begins at 8pm, oh and Steel & Oak beer will be flowing! This event is free, however you must register ahead of time here.


5. FraserFEST Eco Tour

Celebrate the amazing Fraser River this weekend with an eco tour, as part of FraserFEST! This exciting annual festival aims to raise awareness and appreciation for this important waterway, by hosting family friendly events in riverside communities. Join the Fraser River Discovery Centre as they lead an eco tour, along the banks of the mighty Fraser. The tour is 2 hours in length, and begins at 11:30am on Saturday. Registration can be found here!


Weekend adventures are #MadeInNewWest

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August 7th. 2017

#MadeInNewWest Moment Monday | August 7, 2017

Welcome to #MadeInNewWest Moment Monday, where we will be sharing the top #moments captured by our social community on the weekends this summer!

Tag your photos with #MadeInNewWest, #NewWest or @tourismnewwest to be featured!

Bike rides along the Quay
Instagram / @summerlove555

Evening views of the Fraser River
Instagram / @shuttercollections

A flight of local brew – Steel & Oak
Instagram / @nate313

Re-Up BBQ Feast
Instagram / @nomcouver

Adventures on the Q2Q Ferry
Instagram / @captain_theaussieshep

Exploring New West’s Riverfront activities
Instagram / @msmutylo

Meeting goat friends at the Queen’s Park Petting Farm
Instagram / @nitnut22

Westminster Pier Park photo ops

Instagram / @chasinghaddy

Summer fun is #MadeInNewWest

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