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Plus: an Easter block party is hatching in New West

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Mark your calendars: it looks like New West is getting a block party in March! We’ve got the details below.

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New West Farmers Market announces Easter-themed block party

A free-to-enter family event is coming to New Westminster, courtesy of the New West Farmers Market (NWFM). The not-for-profit is hosting an Easter-themed block party on Thursday, March 28 from 3 to 7pm at Tipperary Park.

“This block party will be running concurrently with our 50+ vendor farmers market, with the object of bringing our community and vendors together,” says Malika Arora, NWFM assistant manager.

This will also serve as the first farmers market event of the 2024 season.


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📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🚅 Ch-ch-ch-changes. There is now a service pattern change on the SkyTrain’s Expo Line—at Sapperton and Braid stations. TransLink is reminding folks to make sure they are following the signage so that they are boarding from the right platform.

🚔️ In case you missed it. The New West Police Department has posted a replay of its ride-along, which happened on Friday, Feb. 23 via Instagram.

🤔 Don’t forget. The Write-On contest is still accepting submissions. You have until Apr. 15 to get them in to the Royal City Literary Arts Society.

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🗞 In other news

Pickton case. The “Danger Cats,” a Canadian comedy group scheduled to perform at the House of Comedy in New West next month, has apparently been selling merchandise related to the Robert Pickton case. A petition to cancel the show has been started. 

Shutting down. After more than 10 years, Bunches and Blooms Floral in River Market is set to close in March. (New West Record)

Home-flipping tax. On Monday, Premier David Eby reiterated some of the details of the incoming flipping tax, which if passed will go into effect January 2025. Any profits from the sale of a residential home in two years of buying it would be subject to the levy, though there are exceptions. (CTV Vancouver)

Two years later. Over the weekend, about 1,000 Ukraine supporters were in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, marking the second year since the Russian invasion of the country. (CBC Vancouver)

Another fatality. Another person has died after a crash on Hwy 1; the crash initially happened on Feb. 18 after a group of young women were riding home in an Uber. The Uber, a Tesla, was hit by a Chevrolet SUV from behind. (CityNews Vancouver)

🤩 Community spotlight

Moxie Muse: A celebration of creativity and compassion

Komal Saxena is putting together this event and fundraiser with New Westminster’s Westminster House. Photo: perfectimperfectart.com

In a bid to see art intertwine with female empowerment, Moxie Muse will celebrate a fusion of art, empathy, creativity, and compassion. Komal Saxena—who runs Perfect Imperfect Art—will be partnering with Westminster House to display more than 30 pieces of artwork, along with matching wearable jewelry. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will go towards Westminster House. 

The event is happening this Friday, Mar. 1 from 12 to 9pm, and you can purchase your tickets online. Additionally, all ticket holders will get 10% off their entire bill at Cockney Kings in New West. (Discount only applicable for Mar. 1.)

🤝 Now hiring

Customer service. Kozak Ukrainian Eatery. Wage/salary: $16.75/hour.

Multi-site float treasury clerk. Fraser Health. Wage/salary: $26.76/hour.

Dental receptionist. Columbia Square Dental. Wage/salary: $22/hour.

Data analyst. Justice Institute of BC. Wage/salary: $3,473.12/month.

Infants’ daycare worker. Archer Learning Ltd. Wage/salary: $23/hour.

Info systems support partner. Century Group. Wage/salary: $65,000/annually.

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🍴 Where to eat and drink

Artusi. From the Polpette Napoletane—featuring beef and pork meatballs—to the veggie Contadino, there is something for everyone. Plus, all their sauces are gluten free and you can also order gluten-free pasta.

Patsara Thai. Of course, this spot serves up genuine Thai fare—but did you know they have daily specials? Often found on rotation: the Gai Yang (BBQ chicken) and the Swimming Rama, featuring blanched broccoli with chicken topped with peanuts.

💸 Local deals and specials

Classique Grails. Stay in style on a budget: every 20th of each month, this shop holds a 20 on 20 sale where everything can be purchased for $20 and under.

West Coast College of Massage. There are just a few days left to take advantage of WCCM’s Valentine’s special: two massage therapy treatments for only $45. Deal is for massage treatments from Saturday to Wednesday.

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