One district, two district, three district HOP: The Ultimate New West Shop Hop

Love the City we're in. Check out the Shop Hop on now till the 19th!

The Downtown New Westminster BIA and Uptown New Westminster BA are teaming up with Sapperton Merchants for a unique shopping experience – The Ultimate New West Shop Hop. We’re coming together to encourage New Westminster residents to support their local merchants and discover some great shops in other neighbourhoods.

From February 10th to 19th, passport holders who collect one stamp from each district by redeeming the offer on the passport will be entered to win one of three phenomenal prize packs, each valued at well over $500. Shoppers who frequent more than three merchants will increase their chances to win with additional entries. And trust me…you want to win one of these prizes.

The passports can be picked up at any participating merchant, the Tourism New West kiosk at the Anvil Centre and the Royal City Centre admin office.

We’re really excited to be doing this initiative across the shopping districts, highlighting some of the best local independent businesses in New West and promoting each of them. Some of these businesses have been in New West for decades, and some are just starting out, but all of them are a key component to what makes this city so great.   And really, anything that we can do to encourage people to shop locally is good for everyone.

We’re also very aware that this past winter has been hard on many local businesses. These people are our neighbours. Our friends. Now is a great time check out a shop that you haven’t visited before, try a new class, or simply have a great cup of coffee with a friend.

The participating merchants are as follows…

Pink Ribbon Bakery
Michelle Dupre Design & Company
Koyabell Fitness
Russian Spoon
Beach House Tanning & Swimwear
BLENZ The Canadian Coffee Company
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Doctor Beauty
Cartwright Jewelers
The Gallery at Queen’s Park

Bosley’s Pet Store
Mid-Century Modern Home
Polo Health + Longevity Centre
Old Crow Coffee Co.
Lofty Living Lifestyles
Hive City
Karma Teachers
Good Omen
Brick & Mortar Living
Mila + Paige
Zoom Hair Salon
Gathered Roots Acupuncture

MOVE – Yoga.Pilates.Dance Studio
Fireside Public House
Mindful Mutts
Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies
Fratelli Authentic Italian Bakery
Bloom Bloom Room
Kerry’s Boutique
Cadeaux Boutique & Day Spa


Erin Jeffery

An actor by training and a communicator by trade, Erin has a thing for language. She is the Communications Coordinator for Uptown New Westminster BA as well as providing marketing and communications assistance for other fabulous clients. She first developed her passion for New Westminster and its environs as the Account Manager at Hangar 18 Creative group in charge of the visual identity redesign of River Market. She is the Vice President of the Board of the Arts Council of New Westminster where she uses her 'jazz hands' to get people as excited about the arts as she is. She is involved in the Ecole Qayqayt community school PAC, plays football and has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Concentration Acting from the University of British Columbia. She is a New West resident who is proud of her city, passionate about the arts, and a bit too obsessed with cheese. Follow her on Twitter at @erin_jeffery.

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