Happy Tuesday, New West—Ria here.
It feels as if we are accelerating towards the end of the year with great speed: early yesterday morning—as I was dropping my husband off at work—I noticed an ad on the big billboard near the Queensborough Bridge for the local Remembrance Day ceremony. If you’d like to learn more about the event, be sure to check the City’s page out for more details.
Congrats, New West Family Place!
For those who don’t know what New West Family Place is all about, the group aims to help connect local families who have children to events and workshops that encourage socialization, connection, and community.
📣 Neighbourhood bulletin
🥳 Grand opening. Vici Learning will have its grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 6pm, and everyone is invited. Find New West’s newest business at 773 6th St., unit 103.
🗞 In other news
Possible impairment. Mounties in Burnaby are looking for witnesses as they investigate a crash that happened early Sunday morning near Willingdon Avenue and Still Creek Drive. (CityNews Vancouver)
Crosswalk defaced. A local in Langley is speaking out after he says he heard someone vandalizing a rainbow crosswalk late Friday night. The same crosswalk—at Glover Road and Mary Avenue—has been vandalized many times. (CTV Vancouver)
Alleged fraud. The Law Society of BC has filed a petition to stop Jasmeet Dhaliwal of Surrey from practicing. A former client says she did about 140 hours worth of cleaning in exchange for law-related services which were never delivered. (CBC Vancouver)
🤩 Community spotlight
Their name is Spanish for ‘Daughters of the Sun,’ and they’re a collective whose work you may have seen around New West. The group includes New West-based Clarissa Banos: she’s also become a staple at the Spanish reading events that Kinder Books has been hosting at the River Market.
“One of my inspirations…is to be able to share my culture,” Banos says in a video by Arts New West, in which she talks about her El Salvadoran heritage. “And the way I do it is through my artwork.”
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🍴 Where to eat and drink
Ninja Bubble Tea. It may be referred to as a bubble tea stop, but did you know you can get food there, too? The shop offers a mac and cheese, and it’s made from scratch.
💸 Local deals and specials
Stefano’s. This spot offers different specials for each day of the week. We love their souvlaki, which is on special Monday nights. You can also get a deal on their roast lamb dinner every Tuesday evening, and enjoy a calamari dinner on Thursdays. Each of these is $20 or less.
Rozzini’s. Don’t want to cook dinner? Take advantage of this Queensborough restaurant’s combo specials. We’re eyeing their $32 pasta combo, which includes a caesar salad, fries, lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, and garlic toast.
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🗓️ Things to do
Best of the crawl. The Cultural Crawl is still going in the form of an exhibition show, on at the Gallery at Queen’s Park to the end of this month. Be sure to check out the gallery hours of operation before you head out.
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