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May 2016

2016 Hyack International Parade

May 28, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Various Venues + Google Map

The Hyack International Parade is one of BC’s largest and most popular annual parades. This year, we proudly celebrate our 45th Sapphire Anniversary, “The Dream is Alive!” This year, BC Lion Cody Husband will be the parade Marshall. The route will run from Sixth St to Queen's Ave to First Ave.

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NWHPS 37th Annual Heritage Homes Tour

May 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Various Venues + Google Map

This year, the annual Heritage Homes Tour includes a stunning 80-year-old Hollywood Regency home extensively renovated during a star turn on the popular Love It or List It Vancouver TV show. Also featured are a charming Brow of the Hill Victorian home, a renovated Victory Heights bungalow with a garden kitchen, an Arts and Crafts beauty in transition, a 1940 Dutch Colonial-style home and two Glenbrooke homes that live on because of their homeowners' dedication. Please note that there is no…

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August 2016

Royal City Curling Club 50th Anniversary Open House

August 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Royal City Curling Club, 75 East 6th Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3L 4G6 Canada
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Come see what all the yelling is about at the Royal City Curling Club! Come socialize with curlers, learn about the history of curling in New Westminster, and discover curling opportunities! Invite your friends, this is a community event.   KIDS CORNER ~ CLUB HISTORY ~ FOOD & BEVERAGES

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May 2017

New West’s Annual Heritage Homes Tour

May 28, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Queens Park Neighbourhood New Westminster, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

This Sunday, New Westminster’s 38th annual Heritage Homes Tour is set to take place amid the controversial run-up to the proposed Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area (HCA).  If City Council adopts the by-law amendment in mid-June, this one square kilometre neighbourhood containing 702 homes of every size and era over the past 150-plus years will become the largest HCA in Western Canada. Established in 1858, New Westminster was the first capital city of BC. In addition to hosting the annual…

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July 2017

Our Working Waterfront Walking Tour (19+ years)

July 22, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet at the Tin Soldier, 810 Quayside Dr
New Westminster, BC Canada
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By Donation

Walk New Westminster’s waterfront as we highlight the instrumental role of waterfront industry in New Westminster over the last 70 years. Learn about New Westminster’s international shipping ports, saw mills, shipbuilding outfits and how that legacy continues to reverberate in today’s increasingly residential waterfront. Ending at Steel & Oak, an example of contemporary waterfront industry, guests are encouraged to continue the conversation about our working waterfront. Meet at the World’s Tallest Tin Soldier. Registration is required. Please call 604-527-4640 for more information…

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Cemetery Tour: The Royal City in 1867 (16+ years)

July 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fraser Cemetary, 100 Richmond Street
New Westminster, BC Canada
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In 1867, New Westminster was 8 years old and in that same year, Canada, a Confederation was formed. Join Archie Miller as he celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary by linking local stories with this national event. This tour will introduce people of the Royal City as they watched the story of “Canada” playing out far across the continent. Registration is required. Please call 604-527-4640 for more information or to register.

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August 2017

A Day in the Life of a Pioneer (5 – 8 years)

August 12, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Irving House, 302 Royal Avenue
New Westminster , British Columbia V3L 1H7 Canada
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Travel back in time to experience a day in the life of a child in pioneer times. Learn about lighting and toys before electricity and batteries by creating your own dipped candles and a wooden toy to take home! Try children’s daily tasks like churning butter or scrubbing laundry using real antiques and make some lemonade to drink with a snack. Registration is required. Please call 604-527-4640 for more information or to register for the program.

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Visions of the Future New West Cycling Tour (All Ages)

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sapperton Landing, Cumberland St & E Columbia St
New Westminster,
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By donation

Beginning at Sapperton Landing Park and travelling the Central Valley Greenway and BC Parkway west to Queensborough, this relatively flat historic cycling tour will trace some of New Westminster’s most historic areas. Archival maps and photographs from 1859 to present day will illustrate milestones of New Westminster’s planning, development and visions for the future. This program is in association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Making New Westminster. Registration is required. Please call 604-527-4640 for more information or to register.   Meet…

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September 2017

Culture Days: Historic Drinking Hole Walking Tour (16+ years)

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, V3M 1B6 Canada
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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. Registration is required using #160206. Please call 604-527-4640 to register.

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November 2017

Remembrance Day Service

November 11, 2017 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
New Westminster City Hall, 511, Royal Ave
New Westminster,
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Outdoor service at Cenotaph located in front of City Hall 511 Royal Avenue. The service will commence at 10:30 am. Parade assembly 10:25 am at Queens Avenue and 6th Street. Wreath pick up from tent on City Hall front lawn beginning at 8:00am.

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