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Somehow, the Easter long weekend is already here. We hope you are able to enjoy the time with friends and family and take a break. The good news is there are a ton of events to enjoy over the Easter long weekend if you’re looking to stay close to New West. Scroll on down for all the details!

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: 🌧️ 11°

Friday: 🌦️ 14°

Saturday: ☀️ 15°

Sunday: ☀️ 14°

Monday: ☁️ 16°


How to enjoy the Easter long weekend in New Westminster

Good news if you’re planning to keep things local over the Easter long weekend: there are a number of events you can take part in in New West!

  • Easter egg hunt. Taking place at the Farmers’ Market Easter block party, this event is for those ages 2 to 10. Parent participation is required. The Easter block party is happening from 3 to 7pm today at Tipperary Park.

  • Tote bag painting workshop. Find this fun activity at the Queensborough Community Centre. This event is for those ages 8 to 12.

  • Easter chocolate making. There are multiple offerings of this event—though we should note that it’s filling up fairly fast. Both classes are happening at the Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Easter skate eggstravaganza. Get those skates on and enjoy some ice time at Moody Park Arena.

All events are happening from today until Apr. 1 inclusive. For the full list of City Easter events, be sure to take a look at their special events booking page. Spots are limited, and are first come, first served.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🚧 McInnis Overpass. The elevator at the McInnis Overpass in the Quayside neighbourhood is not working. The city says it will likely be fixed by the end of March.

🎨 Cultural Crawl applications now open. The 21st edition will be taking place this year—and you can already apply to potentially be a part of this October event. Learn more about how to apply online. 

🎒 Summer learning 2024. Registration will open for New West Schools’ summer programming on Apr. 3 at 9am; this date is for in-district students only. Out-of-district students can begin registering on May 1 at 9am.

🎭 AMADEUS: The chaos, the music, the wild genius. Tour-de-force performances in Langley! Dinner theatre or theatre only. Runs from April 10 - 27. Tickets and more info.*

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🗞 In other news

Front Street update. Good news! Front Street has reopened to both commercial and regular traffic.

Reforestation money. The city has been given a little more than a million dollars to help with efforts related to urban reforestation. The money came from the BC government’s Disaster Risk Reductions Climate Adaption funding stream.

National stats. According to Statistics Canada, the population growth rate in 2023 was the highest since 1957. (CityNews Vancouver)

Renters’ bill of rights. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday the federal government is looking to create a bill that would require landlords to disclose a rental property’s pricing history. The announcement was made in Vancouver. (CTV)

🤩 Community spotlight

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Please note: event availability is subject to change and is not the responsibility of New West Anchor.

Today, Mar. 28

  • Spring Discovery Days. 10am. Fraser River Discovery Centre.

  • Easter block party. This is also the first New West Farmers’ Market of the season. 3pm. Tipperary Park.

  • Eggciting Easter egg hunt. 3pm. Tipperary Park.

  • Where did Malanka Go? reception. 6pm. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

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

  • An Evening of Magic. 7pm. House of Comedy.

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

Friday, Mar. 29

  • Where did Malanka Go? Gallery hours. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

  • Spring Discovery Days. 10am. Fraser River Discovery Centre. 

  • Ukrainian cultural event. 1pm. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

  • Friendsday night board games. 6pm. 527 Front St. Mews.

  • The Parlour Magic Show presents Cocktail Magic. 7pm. The Metro New West.

  • DakhaBrakha. 8pm. Massey Theatre.

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

Saturday, Mar. 30

  • French family skate. 10am. Moody Park Arena.

  • Where did Malanka Go? Gallery hours. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

  • Spring Discovery Days. 10am. Fraser River Discovery Centre.

  • Tote bag painting workshop. 10:30am. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Meet the author: Debra Quercetti. 11am. Kinder Books.

  • Easter chocolate making. Ages 5 to 7. 11:30am. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Shim Sham class. 1pm. Century House.

  • Ukrainian cultural event. 1pm. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.

  • Easter chocolate making. Ages 8 to 12. 2pm. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Children’s magician of the year competition. 3pm. House of Comedy.

  • Easter skate eggstravaganza. 6:30pm. Moody Park Arena.

  • Jo Bolta Hai Wahi Hota Hai. 8pm. Massey Theatre.

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

Sunday, Mar. 31

  • Spring Discovery Days. 10am. Fraser River Discovery Centre.

Monday, Apr. 1

  • Walk30. First day of the 30-day challenge. On until Apr. 30.

  • Spring Discovery Days. 10am. Fraser River Discovery Centre.

  • Indoor playland—Easter hop. Ages 0 to 5. 10:15am. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Gymnastics family hop-in. 11am. Queen’s Park sportsplex.

  • Easter’s hoppin in here. Ages 3 to 5. 11:30am. Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Easter’s hoppin in here. Ages 6 to 12. 1pm. Queensborough Community Centre.

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

  • Open mic night. 7pm. Begbie’s.

  • Trivia night. 8pm. The Terminal Pub.

Tuesday, Apr. 2

  • WorkBC workshop. 4pm. Queensborough Community Centre.

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, Apr. 3

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


  • Vytynanka. On until Apr. 9. The Plaskett Gallery at the Massey Theatre.

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

  • ZOOVEILLANCE. On until May 5. Gallery hours. New Media Gallery.

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