⚓ Inaugural Walk of Ages to take place in New West

Plus: some additional programming for local youth comes to tәmәseẃtx

Welcome to Tuesday, New West.

We hope you’ve had a wonderful, restful long weekend. With the relatively nicer weather comes more things to do—and there are plenty of them. As a reminder, if you’re looking for seven days’ worth of events, you can always find the full list in our Thursday newsletters—though we’ve also included some additional events to watch for this week in this addition, too.

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📷: Seniors Services Society of BC.

In a bid to support local seniors, the Seniors Services Society of BC is holding its first ever Walk of Ages. This will be taking place at the Quay on Sunday June 9, with registration starting at 8:30am. You can take part in a 2K or 4K course. The group’s goal is to raise $20,000. “The Walk of Ages is an opportunity for individuals of all ages to come together, walk alongside their loved ones, and raise awareness and funds for seniors who face poverty, homelessness, elder abuse and isolation,” the explanation on the events page reads.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🍺 Back to the drawing board. In case you missed it, Steel & Oak announced on Friday it could not give away beer in exchange for getting a tattoo. The New West brewery hopes to announce some kind of alternative idea in the near future.

🧶 Crochet classes. Cosy Yarns and Gifts is offering classics on the basics of crocheting. There will be four weekly lessons and there are options for children, teens, and adults. Email [email protected] to inquire.

🌲 Parks and recreation plans. The City of New Westminster is updating its parks and recreation plans. If you’d like to have your say, be sure to fill out the City’s survey through the Be Heard website.

🛶 Summer starts at the Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival June 22-23. Click here for info on the continent's biggest race, music, food, and culture!*

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🗞 In other news

London Drugs hack. The company has been able to confirm that some of its data may have been compromised in an attack late last month. London Drugs says the issue is related to corporate files containing employees’ personal information. (CityNews Vancouver)

Over the moon. Some Surrey students are pretty stoked to have won a STEM engagement award at a NASA competition: the winners are from Princess Margaret Secondary. The rover was tested in a timed course in Alabama. (CBC)

Sentenced. A man who grew up in Powell River—and convicted of trying to kidnap former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—was sentenced to 30 years in prison. David DePape was found guilty of the crime last November. He ended up injuring Pelosi’s husband Paul. (CBC)

Grocery code of conduct. While Loblaw has said it will sign a grocery code of conduct, other businesses like Walmart and Costco are apparently currently choosing not to. (CTV)

🤩 Community spotlight

New West Youth will be offering additional options for kids and teens to take part in, with these programs running until June 29. If you know someone who might be interested in taking part in these activities, be sure to pass ‘em along. These programs are all happening at tәmәseẃtx.

  • Monday: Specialty Sampler & Gym - 3:15 to 5:15pm (ages 11 to 13)

  • Tuesday: Sports Drop-in 3:15 to 6pm (ages 11 to 18)

  • Wednesday: Leaders in Training & Gym 3:15 to 5:15pm (ages 11 to 13)

  • Thursday: Sports Drop-in 3:15 to 6pm (ages 11 to 18)

  • Friday: Youth Drop-in 5 to 10pm (ages 13 to 18)

  • Saturday: Sports Drop-in noon to 2pm (ages 11 to 18)

🤝 Now hiring

Visitor experience coordinator. Tourism New West. Wage/salary: $18/hour.

Food service supervisor, Queen’s Park care centre. Fraser Health. Wage/salary: $32.81/hour.

Tasting room associate. Pacific Breeze Winery. Wage/salary: $17.50/hour.

Retail sales associate. Royal City Jewellers and Loans. Wage/salary: $18/hour.

Hiring in New West? Reply to this email and let us know.

🗓️ Things to do

Another Gravel bike club. This takes place every Tuesday, and the meet-up point is Another Beer Co. The rides get underway at 5:45pm.

Blood donation event. There will be one taking place tomorrow at 1pm. Canadian Blood Services will be set up at the Anvil Centre.

Hyack Parade. Just a reminder that the parade is happening this Saturday—this will also mean road closures for a number of areas, particularly along Sixth Street. Be sure to check out the road closures and plan accordingly.

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