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⚓ Phillip of Price is Right fame to return to New West

Plus: Uptown Live is back in July!

Welcome to Tuesday, New West.

The city has been a hub of excitement, particularly with all the opportunities to watch playoff hockey. For those who aren’t aware, the City recently came out with a list of places and spaces where you can watch the game. We invite you to take a look at the full list online. 

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: ☀️ 17°

Wednesday: ☀️ 18°

Thursday: ☀️ 19°

Friday: 🌤️ 17°


Phillip Fitzpatrick lost out on a trip during a Price is Right game and ended up winning big. Last year, Tourism New West succeeded in finding him. Here, he speaks with Mayor Patrick Johnstone before having lunch. Photo: Piva Modern Italian.

After getting the red-carpet treatment in late 2023, Phillip Fitzpatrick of Price is Right fame will be returning to the city for Pride later this year—which is happening in August. The news came during a presentation to council by Tourism New West (TNW) last week. 

“So, he was just in Europe. It’s not that he [doesn’t have] any other options to travel,” explained Gerardo Corro, executive director of Tourism New West, “he decided to use his time and money to come back to New Westminster.”

Along with the news of Fitzpatrick’s return, TNW announced that it had given its website a makeover, so be sure to give them some love and check it out! You can also submit your events to their website calendar, too.


Try dragon boat on May 26 in Olympic Village

Ready, set, paddle with us on May 26 at Birds Nest Properties Community Paddling Day! For $2 (going towards False Creek revitalization), you and your friends can try dragon boat and see Vancouver from the water- then enjoy activities on land including Indigenous walking tours and community water science activities!

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🏒 Watch the Canucks. You can take in Game 4 of the Canucks vs. the Oilers at Moody Park Arena, Queensborough Community Centre, or at the Youth Centre. Please note attendees at the Youth Centre must be between the ages of 11-18 inclusive. View the full list of watching options in New West. 

🚧 Construction reminders. If you’re in the Quayside area, there are a number of repair projects that are taking place. These include Quayside Drive roadwork, a pump upgrade by Metro Vancouver, and Waterfront Esplanade repair work.

🚶 Congrats, New West! New West has taken home top honours against Burnaby in the WALK30 challenge, according to a report from The Record.

👮‍♂️ Trafficking arrest. New West Police say they’ve managed to seize a number of weapons and nearly $300,000 worth of drugs related to a trafficking investigation that has spanned about two years, per CTV Vancouver.

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🗞 In other news

Fatal crash. A man is dead after an early morning crash on Saturday at East Columbia Street and Brunette Avenue. The man who died was the driver of the only vehicle involved; a second person was taken to hospital though their condition has not been disclosed. Police are still working on a cause.

The Wise Hall could close. The much-loved East Vancouver venue may have to close its doors due to multiple pressures, including the COVID-19 pandemic and financial issues. (The Georgia Straight)

Wildfire season. Some folks in Fort Nelson are discussing their choice to stay and fight fires after the Parker Lake wildfire began burning on Friday. Provincial officials previously said they were expecting this year’s wildfire season to be very busy. (CTV)

🤩 Community spotlight

Some of the more than 50 volunteers who helped put together Uptown Live last year. Photo courtesy @uptownlivenw on Instagram.

The organizers behind the Uptown Live 2024 have announced the date of the event for Saturday, July 27. The event will go from 4 to 9pm—this is shorter than last year’s noon to 8pm time.

“We will once again take over the intersection of 6th St. and 6th Ave. in New Westminster with a fabulous street music festival,” their post to Instagram reads.

Keep up with the latest details by visiting their website or following them on Facebook or Instagram.

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🤝 Now hiring

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🗓️ Things to do

Mosaic’s 12th annual job fair. This is an opportunity to meet more than 60 employers looking to fill an assortment of positions from business to finance; IT to hospitality…and everything in between. Admission is free. Happening Tuesday, May 14 from 9:30am to 4pm at the Anvil Centre.

təməsew̓txʷ aquatic centre opening. It’s finally happening: the City’s newest water spaces will finally open to the public—and you’re invited to celebrate! Happening Tuesday, May 14 at 4pm.

Artist talk: Holly Schmidt and Janet Wang. The duo were recently artists-in-residence at Irving House. They’ll be talking about their research, experiments, interventions and their reflections on their time at the house. Happening Wednesday, May 15 from 6 to 8pm. 

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