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August 2016

Uncover

August 12, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Anvil Centre Community Art Space, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1B6 Canada
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Free

Please join us on August 12 at 5:00 - 7:00pm for the opening reception of Uncover, an exhibition at the Anvil Centre Community Art Space presented by New West Pride. The opening coincides with the New Westminster 13th Annual Cultural Crawl opening night, organized by the Arts Council of New Westminster and hosted by the Anvil Centre. Get a sneak peek at artists on the Crawl and meet the artists of Uncover. In Uncover, our local LGBTQ+ artists have the…

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Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest

August 20, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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The Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest is back on August 20th, 2016 presented by the Downtown New Westminster Business Association! It is now the biggest one-day food truck festival in Canada, with over 90+ trucks, 24 shaded patios, and 6 beer gardens. Happening from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM located all along Columbia Street, this food truck festival is certainly something you won't want to miss! THE COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TRUCKS Arturo's Mexico 2 Go Aussie Pie Guy Beljam's Waffles…

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September 2016

Recovery Day Festival

September 10, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Unnamed Venue, Sixth Ave & Sixth Street
New Westminster, Canada
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Recovery Day B.C. aims to celebrate Canadians in recovery with the purpose of “ending the stigma” and showing that people do recover from addiction and families can heal. The Recovery Day Vancouver Society is hosting the fifth annual Recovery Day B.C., which features a street festival in uptown New Westminster on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 6 p.m. Along with a performance by Naked and her full rock show, the festival will feature a family/kids zone, a street fair…

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RiverFest 2016 presents: YAKONA

September 22, 2016 @ 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z6 Canada
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Free (Registration Required)

The Fraser River Discovery Centre is pleased to announce the return of its annual RiverFest. This event is Metro Vancouver’s biggest celebration of the environmental, economic and socio-cultural importance of the Fraser River. Presented this year by Port of Vancouver, Riverfest 2016 will open with the Canadian premier of YAKONA, Anlo Sepulveda’s and BC Director Paul Collins’ multi-award winning film about Texas’s San Marcos River and its relationship with the world around it. YAKONA follows the San Marcos River from source…

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RiverFest 2016 presents: *click* photos of the fraser double unveiling

September 23, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z6 Canada
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Free (Registration Required)

The Fraser River Discovery Centre is pleased to announce the return of its annual RiverFest, Metro Vancouver’s biggest celebration of the environmental, economic and socio-cultural importance of the Fraser River. On Friday night, RiverFest will unveil the annual *click* photos of the fraser exhibit, which brings together an assortment of perspectives of the Fraser River from the Rocky Mountains to the Salish Sea. Each year, a new selection of photographs is unveiled with a different theme. This year’s theme is…

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Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance

September 24, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster, V3M 2R2
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$18 - $35

  On the evening of September 24th 2016, the Massey Theatre will be transformed into an ethereal courtyard, immersing audiences into the timeless and ancient forms of Indian Classical music and dance. Founded by New Westminster's globally recognized Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha, the 5th Anniversary Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, which is a tribute to his guru, the late Ghazal Queen Mushtari Begum, is inviting you to experience a journey of emotions through these rare…

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November 2016

PHOTOgraphie: Professional Photography Festival

November 4, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - November 6, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, V3M 1B6 Canada
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PHOTOGraphie festival is produced by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) – BC Region, and held in conjunction with Fusion-2016. The festival aims to engage and motivate photographers and the local community through art, conversation and education. For three days, community members and BC youth, along with amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in this interactive event. Be inspired and share the value of photography through a variety of educational events, gallery exhibitions and image competitions. The PPOC…

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Fusion 2016

November 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, V3M 1B6 Canada
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$10

Fusion 2016 encompasses many aspects of photography including DSLR video, travel photography, pet photography, portraits, lighting and much more. There are three 90 minute speaker sessions running concurrently, with three blocks throughout the day for a total of 9 presentations. Have a look at the Fusion Speakers page for a full list of workshops. The Industry Expo will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday November 5th.  Tickets are available to see individual speakers or a full day of speakers, and for the Industry Expo only.…

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March 2017

Digital Days 2017: The Future Is Now

March 3, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - March 4, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, V3M 1B6 Canada
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$50

Digital Days offers the BC film industry and aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to come together and explore, learn and network around creative, technical and business issues arising with new digital technologies, and their impact on storytelling. The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE 669), IATSE 891 Motion Picture Technicians, and the Directors Guild of Canada BC are pleased to announce Digital Days 2017: The Future Is Now conference and trade show will be taking place March 3-4 at the Anvil Centre, in…

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LITFEST NEW WEST: POP THIS! Live podcast taping

March 31, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
New Westminster Public Library, 716 – 6th Avenue
New Westminster, BC Canada
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$10

Pop This! is two women talking about pop culture. Press play and come hang out with your two new best friends. Lisa Christiansen is a broadcaster, journalist and longtime metal head. Andrea Warner is a music critic, author and former horoscopes columnist. JJ Lee is a fashion essayist, memoirist, ghost story writer, and journalist. Pop This! podcast is produced by Andrea Gin and normally recorded at the Vancouver Public Library. Tickets go on sale March 1, at 9:30am! Last year's…

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