A local athlete shines stateside
And an awesome initiative returns to River Market
Welcome to Tuesday!
I’ve been reading Salmonbellies vs. the World and I’ve gotta say, it’s quite the fascinating dive into our local lacrosse team. I went to my very first game last year and while I didn’t know what to expect, the energy was pretty rad. It’s a fast game that I wish I had more of an opportunity to play when I was younger.
Speaking of the Salmonbellies, their home opener is coming up in a few days. Be sure to check out their latest schedule here—and don’t forget to cheer on our local athletes!
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This incredible group—which we previously profiled—has announced that it will be a part of one of the local craft fairs in the weeks to come.
Find out when you can check out the amazing goods, and learn more about the group’s efforts to highlight local Indigenous entrepreneurs here.
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Thinking local first is a priority for us all
New Westminster City Council recently adopted a new Strategic Priorities Plan. In it, a People-Centered Economy features prominently. What does that mean, exactly?
It means the City works to create the conditions that give people who live here business opportunities and sustainable employment, and an environment that supports growth and innovation. One way you can contribute is by thinking local first for all of your needs.
Whether that’s a new swimsuit, dog treats for your best fur friend, or a plumber to install a new faucet, thinking local first is just one step you can take to support businesses here and in turn, center your fellow residents.
For the details on a People-Centered Economy and the rest of the Strategic Priorities Plan, visit the website.
📣 Neighbourhood bulletin
🙌 50/50 draw for Pride. The group is holding a 50/50 draw to raise funds for its initiatives, including the ever popular New West Pride festival! Learn more about purchasing tickets here.
✍️ Quayside survey. If you live in the Quayside area, there’s still a chance to take this survey and provide feedback about what you’d like to see in the community—plus there’s a chance to win prizes. Take a look at the form here.
☀️ The Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival's TD Main Stage lineup has just dropped, with Dear Rouge and Sabai headlining the region's summer kickoff party!*
🎹 Vancouver Chamber Music Society, in collaboration with Anvil Theatre, presents pianist Jane Coop, one of Canada’s most distinguished artists joined by handpicked musicians from the Seattle Symphony. This is the final show in the VCMS season at Anvil Theatre, so don’t miss it. May 28 at 3pm. Get your tickets now!*
🗞 In other news
Warm weather. A reminder to take care of your windows as the days get warmer: a BC family is sharing its story through BC Children’s Hospital after four-year-old Oliver fell out of a window last month.
Warm at school. Hotter weather has also meant heated discussions online, according to The Record, with some folks raising concerns regarding all the glass at New West Secondary, and an alleged lack of air conditioning. (New West Record)
Drowning victim. West Vancouver’s mayor has identified the man who drowned trying to save his dog last Friday night as Keen Lau. The dog, a Labrador retriever, had jumped into the water at Cypress Creek. The bodies of Lau and the dog have since been recovered. (CTV Vancouver)
History and hope. A holocaust survivor based in Vancouver recently penned a book sharing her experiences. Marie Doduck’s memoir, A Childhood Unspoken, is available for purchase. (CBC Vancouver)
Delays at Stanley Park. According to reports from CityNews Vancouver, there have been a number of traffic-related issues at Stanley Park. The news site is also reporting not-so-nice interactions with cyclists.
History made. 👑
Grace Fetherstonhaugh is our first Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Year! #GoBeavs https://t.co/TKxzEPWrLu
— Oregon State Track & Field / Cross Country (@BeaverTFXC)
May 19, 2023
Grace Fetherstonhaugh, a young athlete who has roots in New West, has had no problems making a name for herself stateside.
She’s been collecting a number of awards while representing Oregon State University, including becoming the first Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Year. Pac-12 includes a dozen members, including Arizona, Washington State, Utah, and Colorado.
Fetherstonhaugh graduated from New West Secondary in 2018, and represented Canada at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Finland—where she placed an impressive 11th.
Well done, Grace!
🤝 Now hiring
Queen’s Park care centre needs a relief occupational therapist.
London Drugs in New West is looking for a tech specialist.
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is searching for a bubble tea cashier.
The City of New West is hiring for two transportation technologists.
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Where to eat and drink
🍳Angelina’s Dutch Corner is the restaurant for you if you’re in the mood for breakfast, lunch, or brunch with a view. Located on the water at 810 Quayside Dr., Unit #122, its customers recommend the seafood or waffles. Reservations are recommended.
🥧 Serious Coffee. The location at Plaza 88 has Key Lime Pie! Find yourself a slice from Wednesday to Saturdays, beginning at 4:30pm.
🍣 Sora Sushi House is a hidden gem known for its fresh sushi and generous sashimi portions. This Japanese restaurant also offers advance order discounts to its customers. Find them at 74 Eighth St.
Local deals and specials
🆓 Free classes. Sea2Sky Wellness Club is offering a free Reiki healing class on June 3. Learn more about how to get in on the deal here.
🥍 Jersey sale. Want to get your hands on a Minorbellies jersey at a steal of a deal? They’ll be up for grabs at the Salmonbellies’ home opener on May 25 for $20.
Know an awesome deal New Westies should know about? Reply back and let us know!
Things to do
Hyack International Parade and Festival returns to New West this weekend in Tipperary Park. Join them for live entertainment, activities, and lots of food vendors. The parade kicks off at 11am and lasts about two hours, and the festival runs from 11am to 4pm on Saturday.
Jane Coop & Seattle Symphony Players come to the Anvil Centre on Sunday, May 28. Presented by Vancouver Chamber Music Society, enjoy a rousing 90-minute program that starts at 3pm. You can buy tickets here.
Burton Cummings & His Band, Unplugged are coming to the Massey Theatre on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30pm. The Canadian rock singer is bringing his most popular songs back in a new acoustic way for the concert. You can buy tickets for the event here.
Mayor’s State of the City Address: Join Mayor Patrick Johnstone and council at the Starlight Casino for lunch and the annual state of the city address. Following the address, there will be a Q&A session. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at 11:30am, and advance registration is required.
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