⚓ NW teens take top hockey honours

And the River Walk fundraiser returns

Welcome to Tuesday, New West.

Now that the weather is starting to turn (for the better) there seems to be so much going on in New West—and a lot to celebrate, too. From the New West Royals taking home gold to a climb to the top, keep scrolling to see what’s happening in our fine city!

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: 🌧️ 14°

Wednesday: 🌦️ 10°

Thursday: ⛅️ 11°

Friday: ☁️ 12°


As reported by The Record, the U15 A1 team managed to take home gold in provincials. The finals were held on Mar. 20, with New West defeating Nelson 6-3. Congratulations, team!

It was a round robin tournament, with New West initially taking on Prince George, Dawson Creek, and Powell River. The semi-final match saw them up against Quesnel, where New West managed to win 6-1.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

👨‍🚒 The big climb. A number of New West fire fighters recently took part in a climbing event. They made it up 48 floors at the Sheraton Wall Centre in support of the BC Lung Foundation. (Via The Record)

👕 Officially a thrift boutique. Found Boutique has announced that they are going to become a thrift boutique. Initially the shop was only accepting items from local makers and businesses. All purchases support work being done by the Union Gospel Mission.

🎨 In case you missed it. Walking with SYM has arrived at the Anvil Centre’s community art gallery. The display of work by Filipino artist Sofronio Ylanan Mendoz is on display until May 29.

🧒 On display. Queen’s Park Preschool’s Dinosauria—featuring sculptures by New West’s youngest artists—is now on display at the Gallery at Queen’s Park. You can access the exhibit during gallery hours.

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🗞 In other news

Break-in. On Instagram, Queen’s Park Florist says it was broken into on Friday. “It’s with heavy hearts to see our front door in pieces like this, especially in this tough economy,” the post explains. The damage has since been fixed.

Canucks playoffs tickets. The first playoff game happening in Vancouver since 2015 is going to cost you: the cheapest tickets are selling for just under $500. (CityNews Vancouver)

Increases. The carbon tax, BC Hydro, and BC Ferries had their respective increases go into effect yesterday—though it is worth noting that there will be an electricity affordability credit for eligible BC Hydro customers. (CBC Vancouver)

LifeLabs class action. If you used LifeLabs’ services on or prior to Dec. 17, 2019, you could receive compensation of anywhere from $50 to $150. This comes after a cyberattack impacting nearly 9 million Canadians in 2019. (CTV)

🤩 Community spotlight

The walk will take place in the Quayside area this coming May.

It’s year five for the River Walk fundraiser—with proceeds from this event benefitting the New West Hospice Society. The Society announced over Instagram that this year’s event will be happening on Sunday, May 5 from 11am to 2pm.

“We strive to normalize death and dying so we can all create a circle of support together. Your generous donation allows us to reach into the community and offer important services and grief support programs for people and their loved ones experiencing end of life,” explains the New West Hospice Society.

Be sure to visit the society’s website if you’d like to learn more about the event or to learn more about how to donate.

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🤝 Now hiring

Warehouse associate. Thriftique. Wage/salary: $18/hour.

Clerk. Queen’s Park Blackberry Drive. Wage/salary: $24.04/hour.

Staffing clerk. Fraser Health. Wage/salary: $28.55/hour.

Administrative store support. Walmart on 6th. Wage/salary: $17.20/hour.

Cashier/barista. Take Five Cafe, Brewery District. Wage/salary: $16.75/hour.

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🗓️ Things to do

New West Craft. They’re back at the River Market on Saturday, Apr. 6. Support local and grab some neat finds!

Simon’s Soapbox. This brother-sister duo will be holding a pop-up at The Refill Stop on Saturday, Apr. 6 from 1 to 5pm.

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