⚓ Chaiiwala to open Uptown

And help raise funds for local music

Welcome to Thursday, New West.

Once again, New Westminster continues to build on its ability to provide an awesome foodie scene: scroll on down to learn more about the latest restaurant set to open in the city!

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Chaiiwala of London’s branding. Chaiiwalaoflondon.com

As a recent Instagram post by Uptown New Westminster noted, “something is brewing in Uptown!”

For those who don’t know, Chaiiwala goes beyond tea: while known for its delicious chai, it’s also a great place to find breakfast, lunch, and snacks, both sweet and savoury.

While we don’t know exactly when Chaiiwala will be opening, we know they are hiring for a number of positions, including shift supervisors and kitchen staff. Those interested should reach out with their resume via email: [email protected]. You may also want to check out their Instagram: @chaiiwalaca.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🍷 Dine Out Vancouver. A reminder that five New West restaurants are participating, and the event will be ending on Feb. 4. Make sure to visit Howe Sound Brewing, The Boathouse, Rivers Reach Pub, El Santo, and Gino’s for some delicious dining experiences at a great price.

🗳️ Vote vote vote! General election day for the SD40 by-election is on Saturday, Feb. 3. Be sure to read up on all the details if you haven’t yet had the chance to vote. 

🏃 Steel and Oak 5K. The prices have officially gone up—early bird deadline has come and gone. If you’d like to participate in this event, check out their Instagram page for details.

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🗞 In other news

Making waves. Check out this story about a 99-year-old swimmer based in New Westminster: Betty Brussel is a swimmer with the White Rock Wave swim club, and broke three world records in her age group earlier this month. (CBC Vancouver)

Strike action? The latest on the TransLink supervisor job action front includes an upcoming decision from the Labour Relations Board. The board will determine whether the next possible round of job action can include impacting SkyTrain. Picketing may start again Saturday. (CityNews Vancouver)

Pay up. After the recent stink in the air—attributed to Parkland Refinery in Burnaby—the City of Burnaby wants the refinery to take care of the fire fighting bill, to the tune of $30,000. (CTV Vancouver)

Club closed. Club Monaco has shut down its shop along Robson Street in Vancouver. It had been there for about 20 years. (CBC Vancouver)

🤩 Community spotlight

Students and supporters get ready to go door to door so they can raise funds for NWSS music programs.

Earlier this week, you may have received a knock on your door from a New West Secondary student raising funds for a 50/50 cash raffle. If you missed it, have no fear: there is still time to buy tickets to help support this amazing program!

Be sure to check out their online page which includes an up-to-date amount for the jackpot. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • 3 tickets for $10

  • 10 tickets for $25

  • 25 tickets for $50

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Today, Feb. 1

  • North of the Fraser Ale Trail tasting passport. Participants include Steel and Oak, and Another Beer Co., which are both based in New West. On until Feb. 29. Learn more about how to participate. 

  • A Walk Through New West. On until Feb. 25. Gallery hours. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

  • Karaoke night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • Trivia night. 7:30pm. Sapperton District Taphouse.

Friday, Feb. 2

  • Dance party. 9pm. Georgie’s Local.

Saturday, Feb. 3

  • General voting day: SD40 trustee by-election. Vote starts at 8am; polls close at 8pm. City Hall.

  • Rotary bottle drive. 9am. 166 6th St.

  • New West Craft. 11am. River Market.

  • Renting 101. 2pm. New West Public Library, main branch.

  • Dance party. 9pm. Georgie’s Local.

Sunday, Feb. 4

  • Family sky lantern workshop. 1pm. Main level, Anvil Centre.

  • Evictions. 2pm. New Westminster Public Library, main branch.

Monday, Feb. 5

  • Dumpling Delights. 5pm. New West Youth Centre.

  • Poker night. 6:30pm. Sapperton District Taphouse.

  • Open mic night. 7pm. Begbie’s.

  • Trivia night. 8pm. The Terminal Pub.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

  • WorkBC workshop. 4pm. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Open mic: standup comedy. 6pm. The Terminal Pub.

  • New West Youth mental health club. Open to ages 14 to 24. Every Tuesday until Feb. 27. 5:30pm. New West Youth Hub.

  • Trivia night. 6:30pm. Kelly O’Bryan’s.

  • Open mic night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • Name that tune! 7pm. Hops New West.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

  • Trivia night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.


  • Framed /Through the Keyhole. On until Feb. 13. Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre.

  • NWSS Music Auxiliary Spring 50/50 Fundraiser. On until Feb. 15. You can purchase tickets online. 

  • Beloved of the Sky. On until Apr. 15. Amelia Douglas Gallery.

  • Fusion Perspectives. On until Mar. 27. Centre hours, Anvil Centre.

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