⚓ Happy Halloween, New West!

Plus: basketball in New West, and temporary changes to trash pick-up

Welcome to Tuesday, New West.

We are excited to see that Halloween is here. While many of the events took place over the weekend, there are still a handful of options for today. Additionally, check out our last newsletter, which has the full seven days’ worth of things to do locally.

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🌡 Temperature check

🎃 Today: ⛅️ 11°

Wednesday: 🌧️ 12°

Thursday: 🌧️ 11°

Friday: 🌧️ 11°


Things to do for Halloween

Amanda Quill, right, poses for a photo with two of her Coldspotters colleagues/supplied

There will be all sorts of fun throughout the day—including these events:

  • Trick or Treat East Columbia Street. Participating businesses in the Sapperton neighbourhood will have posters on their windows. Those spots will be handing out candy from 10am to 5pm!

  • The Ghosts of New Westminster walking tour. Today will be the final night to participate in this event where you can learn all about the haunted places and spaces in New West! Tickets start at $27 and can be purchased through the Coldspotters’ Eventbrite page. 

  • Decorated homes. There are a number of neighbourhoods in the city that typically participate in Halloween decorating. Unfortunately, the Massey Victory Heights Decorating Contest was cancelled this year—due to low registrations—but some homes are still going it solo!


Anvil Theatre presents Through My Eyes

A dancer enters the stage and discovers a ball. Intrigued, she moves toward it, carefully. As soon as she touches it, the magic of the stage is unleashed: the lights go up, the décor appears all around her, shadows play their tricks…and transform one dancer into many! Now there are four of her, to play together and discover a constantly changing environment: a graphical world made up of forms, colours, textures, sounds, and illusions.

A topsy-turvy playground where dance continually shifts with the context, this performance full of surprises invites audiences to see the world afresh through the eyes of a child who explores. An ode to the power of imagination, Through My Eyes stimulates the child’s senses and brings us back to one of the loveliest things about childhood: a tireless capacity for wonder.

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🗑️ Heads up. There will be a change in the garbage collection schedule today so that trick-or-treaters can participate safely. Recycling and greens pick up will end today at 5pm. 

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🎤 Pecha Kucha. There is just over a week left to get your tickets for this incredible speaking event. Tickets start at $12 and the event will be held at the Fraser River Discovery Centre on Saturday, Nov. 4.

👨‍🎨 In case you missed it. Leslie Pool’s exhibition is ongoing at the Eighth and Eight spaces. The showcase ends on Nov. 29.

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🗞 In other news

Almost done. The nearly 700km Coastal GasLink pipeline is nearing completion, according to the company responsible for it. The line goes from Dawson Creek to Kitimat. (CBC)

Plane crash. A small plane crashed in South Surrey yesterday afternoon. There was one person on board, and officials say they were taken to hospital for minor injuries. (CityNews Vancouver)

Breach of trust. A Surrey Mountie has pleaded guilty to three counts of breach of trust, after he was initially accused of using his position to be in intimate relationships with women. Cpl. Peter Leckie will be sentenced next month. (CTV Vancouver)

Richmond crash. A woman who was inside a Richmond restaurant when a driver in a Tesla crashed into the business on Friday was initially critically injured, but officials say her condition has improved. (CityNews Vancouver)

Mandatory education. The province is planning to make Holocaust education required learning for BC high school students. (CityNews Vancouver)


The creator of the New West Eagles calls the group an accessible basketball team. It was created by Yen-kit Yee, who started the Eagles during the COVID-19 pandemic. He tells the New West Record it was a struggle staying inside for a long time while doing little exercise. Learn more about the group. 

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🍴 Where to eat and drink

🍕 Royal Crown Pizza. This no-frills spot is completely laser-focused on its fresh and tasty pizza. A small pizza starts at just $16.99 and they cater to all tastes, whether you’re looking for a classic like a Hawaiian, or their Beef and Blue Cheese combo.

🎂 Cabalen Sweets. Customers call this spot an awesome mom-and-pop shop. A Filipino restaurant, they’re best known for their Boodle Fight, which is a massive meal served on banana leaves—a great choice for parties. A heads up, they’re only open four days a week.

🥟 Empanada Gal. This tried-and-true empanada shop is known for its friendly service and tasty empanadas. Along with the empanadas, customers are raving about the dipping sauces: examples include mango chili and coriander jalapeno.

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💸 Local deals and specials

Fresh Sushi Roll. Select bubble teas are buy one, get one 50% off. Find them at Royal City Centre.

New to You. Today’s the last day before their deals for November roll in: get discounts on items including scarves, candle holders, and women’s tops (excluding sweaters).

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🗓️ Things to do

Trick or Treat East Columbia Street. There are a ton of business participating in this event. Make sure you get acquainted with the spots in Sapperton offering up candy throughout the day.

Farewell to Centennial Centre. There is still time to take part in an assortment of trial events, including discovery playtime, dance fit, and cycling through the greatest hits. 

Sapperton trash mob. Help clean-up the community…then take part in a BBQ lunch afterwards! This event is organized by the Sapperton Residents’ Association.

VTJ Live with Sahil Bloom. Vancouver Tech Journal hosts the global creator, entrepreneur, and investor this Friday at Vancouver Playhouse. Get tickets, and use NB20 to save 20%.*

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