Happening in New West: Thursday, June 24-Wednesday, July 1

Starting this week, writer Laura Grady is contributing a weekly selection of events, activities and other fun stuff to do around New Westminster. If you have an event to add to this list, or want to let us know about something that’s coming up, please leave a comment to let us know about it! 

Opening this week

Mermaids Are Real: A photography exhibit presented by the Arts Council, June 23 - July 19.
Mermaids Are Real: A photography exhibit presented by the Arts Council, June 23 – July 19.

Arts Council of New Westminster: Mermaids are Real
Dive into the mystical world of swimming mermaids. Through a series of stunning photographs, visitors will be swept away into a beautiful underwater world. The exhibit includes videos and the children’s book The Pink Mermaid and Other Tails.
June 24–July 19
1pm to 5pm
Queens Park


Artstarts: Musical Adventures Of Marco Polo
Grab the kids and head to the River Market for a celebration of world music. Kids will have the chance to explore music from different nations and traditions and learn about the important role music plays in cultural identity and community.
June 28
11am and 2pm (two sessions)
River Market


Wild Rice Cooking Class
Need some help in the kitchen? Chef Todd has cooked up some classes that are sure to improve the skills of any wannabe food-making expert. With a focus on Chinese food, Chef Todd will teach you the joys of cooking healthy food from scratch. $55
June 30
Wild Rice
810 Quayside Drive


Canada Day
No need to leave New Westminster to find fun-filled events to celebrate Canada Day. Lots of activities, music, food and more at Queen’s Park from 11:30am–3:30pm. Pier Park is hosting a Multicultural Day from 3pm–10pm. Enjoy a mosaic of food, songs, dance and performers. Finish the day of with a bang: Fireworks at the Westminster Quay begin at dusk.


Food Truck at Steel & Oak
Ease yourself into the weekend with a Thursday night trip to New West’s very own local brewery. Enjoy a cold one, grab some tasty grub and make the most of these warm summer nights.
Every Thursday
6pm to close
1319 Third Avenue


Have a great week everyone!