We live in trying times. Even though I’m more connected with my local community than ever before, my otherness keeps increasing. It’s the media, politics, economics, and the many -isms that falter but just won’t die. I fortunately am not directly affected by the international spectacle currently unfolding, but the resulting injustices along with the reactions to them that I see … [Read more...] about City of Small Havens
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
Hey New West and friends of New West, It's almost time for the second round of invasive plant removal in the Glenbrook Ravine. On Saturday, May 13, we had our first day of volunteers out to begin our long journey of ecologically enhancing the Glenbrook Ravine. We had a great turnout with a lot of positive attitudes, in spite of the initial rain. In very little time, we were … [Read more...] about Glenbrook Ravine Cleanup – Round Two!
A long-term ecological enhancement project in an area of New Westminster known as the Glenbrook Ravine is beginning Saturday, May 13. Historically, "Glenbrook Ravine Park was the first public park in the Colony of British Columbia. When the city was established in 1859, Colonel Moody wrote a letter to the Governor of the Colony of B.C: “The woods are magnificent, superb … [Read more...] about Come Clean up the Glenbrook Ravine: Saturday May 13 10am Start
It is no secret that New Westminster has some very talented and active community members who are always on the lookout for innovative ways to add activities and programs that continue to make this city more amazing each day. Sometimes an idea could use seed money to help kickstart it, and others could use funds to improve an existing program. ONE Prize is a fund that is … [Read more...] about Donald’s Market ONE Prize – Ideas for New West
I have discovered a key nutrient that has cultivated me as a human being, survivor and activist; community. This January, I had the honour of being one of the speakers at the Women’s March in Vancouver. As I stood on the stage, I was mesmerized by the mere fact that I could not see the end of the crowd. I was looking out into a sea of people and signs of every shape and … [Read more...] about The Seeds of Change