Take a moment this spring, on a quiet afternoon if you can, and stroll in to Queen’s Park Arena once the glossy, green wooden floor is in. Take in the sights—the banners, the displays, the retired jerseys, the sounds, and yes, even the smells. This is what history feels like: the living, breathing history of the New Westminster Salmonbellies. Founded in 1889, the … [Read more...] about Paint It Red!
Photography by Alan Wardle For Head Coach Farhan Lalji and the rest of the Hyacks Nation, the looks on the faces of the kids as they come charging out of the tunnel onto Mercer Stadium field on Homecoming Night says it all. With that short run, the young men taking high fives and having their names announced under the Friday Night Lights have undergone a rite … [Read more...] about We Bleed Orange in New West
What happens when you cross a bike race with a mud bog? Queens Cross, that's what. Saturday’s driving rainstorm may have deterred all but the hardiest spectators, but dozens of riders from beginners to elite men and women relished the chance to battle each other and the elements at New Westminster’s Queen’s Park in the fifth race of the eight-race Vancouver Cyclocross … [Read more...] about Queens Cross
Brennan Williams believes boxing gyms belong under bridges. So that’s where he put his new Sugarrays Boxing and Fitness Club. Well, not quite a bridge. But the east end of Front Street where the remaining bulk of the old concrete parkade blocks out the sun and locks in the noise of passing trucks. There’s no place Williams, who grew up in Burnaby but has deep family … [Read more...] about In This Corner…
It’s September, and if you’re in Canada that means one thing: curling season is starting again! New Westminster’s Royal City Curling Club is having its fiftieth year of curling this season, so it’s the perfect opportunity to try curling or, better yet, get your kids curling! The RCCC has a program designed just for introducing curling to children aged 6 to 9 called Little … [Read more...] about Trying Something New: Learn to Curl
The Salmonbellies are part of that whole New West tradition thing, and although I'm not a rabid lacrosse fan, I think it's fun, fast paced, and a great way to spend a night in town. There are still a few home games at Queens Park Arena if you're into catching a game, and tickets for a family are really reasonably priced. Check out Jason Kurylo's photos from the recent game on … [Read more...] about Salmonbellies a Fun Time for Families