(Who doesn't want to be able to start a post that way?) Join the Spare Parts Adventure Society at Hammer Time! A Pop-Up Fundraiser on April 27, 2018 at 7:30 at New Westminster’s River Market. Tickets are $20 per person and all money raised go directly to helping the Spare Parts Adventure Society bring more pop-up playground events to New Westminster’s parks and … [Read more...] about Stop. Hammer Time.
I know right now everyone is talking cookies and tofurkey, eggnog and chocolate, but I've got another kind of winter warmer on my mind - pho. Pho is food I crave basically anytime I'm feeling a cold coming on, or anytime it is raining or grey (so basically October to March here on the West Coast, unless you are the Winter of 2016/2017 and then you were nothing but sunny and … [Read more...] about The New West Pho Scene
On Saturday, November 18th from 6:30-11:00 pm, record labels, collectors, and vinyl lovers from across Metro Vancouver will gather in New Westminster for an evening of music, beer, community and of course crate digging. First launched by Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and the Arts Council of New West in the fall of 2016, the third edition of Analog will take place in the River … [Read more...] about Analog After Dark / Pop Up Vinyl Shop Returns
Come for the vibe – there is great fun. It’s a chance to meet your neighbours, chat with your friends, and compare purchases with strangers. Be inspired by the imagination and creativity of the artisans. They will tell you about their inspiration for the items, their pleasure in creating them and how they were made. You’ll have story to tell about meeting the artisan. … [Read more...] about Ten Reasons to Shop at Royal City Gogos’ Craft Fair
A friend recently posted online about a new store opening in Sapperton and was a bit dismayed it is going to be "another pharmacy". I share her concern to a degree, because I've watched excellent businesses in Sapperton shutter their shops due to a lack of walk-by traffic. Almost all businesses on the sleepy east end of E. Columbia Street are destination businesses such as … [Read more...] about Neighbourhood Economic Development
I belong to a New Westminster-specific Facebook Group called Share New West. Have you heard of this group? Share New West is a community-driven group that promotes a "gift economy". A gift economy is a mode of trade in which items are exchanged without any expectation of a future reward or payment. Share New West believes that everyone has something to share and that … [Read more...] about A Question Unasked Goes Unanswered