⚓ Back to school and saving money

Plus: eBikes arrive, and an important day to reflect


Happy Tuesday, New West—Ria here.

Good luck to those who are going back to school or who have kids going back to school. I hope that the day goes smoothly and the settling is as fine as it can be.

Today’s edition includes discounts with a school focus, though it’s worth noting that there are also some in our piece that don’t require you to be in school. Which ones, you ask? Read the piece below to find out. ⬇

Oh, and with today being the first day of school, a reminder that school zones are once again in effect.

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: ⛅ 20°

Wednesday:🌦 21°

Thursday: ⛅ 22°


Being a student isn’t cheap, and current costs aren’t doing anyone any favours…so we’ve rounded up a list of a handful of regular and student discounts for our Anchor subscribers to take advantage of—enjoy! Remember, if you’ve got a discount to share, or your a business that offers one, let us know so we can include them in future newsletters.


Discovery Playtime Preschool

Preschoolers develop physical, motor, and social skills in this play-based program. Featuring fully qualified preschool instructors and specially equipped rooms with scaled-down furniture, toys, and play areas, Discovery Playtime has been a staple in the community for many years.

There is still room in the morning programs, 9:15 - 11:15 am, at Centennial Community Centre, Century House, and Queensborough Community Centre. Choose from Monday-Wednesday-Friday, or Tuesday-Thursday sets, or sign up for every day!

Classes start September 11.

For more information call 604-777-5100 or register online!

📣 Neighbourhood bulletin

🚲 Did you hear? There are now eBikes in the city. Learn more about the provider, and how they ended up in New West. 

🌊 Q to Q. The ferry’s summer hours will end on Sept. 4, with fall/winter hours in effect as of Sept. 5.

🥍 Bellies tickets. These went on sale as of Thursday—make sure to get yours before they disappear. The Bellies are taking on Six Nations for the Mann Cup.

🚂 In case you missed it. The City of New West recently released a report regarding feedback it has received this year regarding train whistle cessation.

💍Donations. New to You is looking for donations of jewelery. Check out their online post to see what exactly they’re looking for.

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🗞 In other news

Current flood risk. Council took a look at a report from staff on this topic last week.

An offer of help. Honour House recently offered its two spaces—a ranch and the home it runs in New West—to first responders impacted by the recent run of wildfires in the province.

Life after Jeopardy! Chelsea Watt, who appeared on the game show earlier this year, was recruited by CBC’s Justin McElroy to play pub trivia with two former contestants. McElroy recently wrote about how their team lost.

Be dirty. On social media, ICBC is asking folks to keep their cars dirty for a potential prize. The move is being done in the name of water conservation.

A White Rock record. White Rock seems to have broken the world record for the world’s largest charcuterie board. (CityNews Vancouver)

🤩 Community spotlight

There’s always an opportunity to learn how to help others—and potentially save a life in the process.

On Thursday—which was also International Overdose Awareness Day—Purpose Society held a naloxone training session at Moody Park. The event also served as an effort to set a world record.

We love playing a role in getting to know local New Westies. There are so many of you doing incredible work out there.

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Blow Out Shoes pop-up sample sale

The Very Best One-Stop Pop-Up Shop for Busy Size 7ish Frugalistas is coming soon! Over 5,000 Unique Pairs.

Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver (near E.15th)

  • September 15: 1pm – 9pm

  • September 16: 9am – 9pm

  • September 17: 9am – 5pm

🤝 Now hiring

Receptionist at Amy’s Laser and Spa.

Food services coordinator with Fraser Health.

Cashier/barista at Take Five in Sapperton.

Administrative assistant and an electrician at Code 19 Electrical.

Cast member at Landmark Cinemas.

Seasonal sales associate with BC Liquor.

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

🍴 Where to eat and drink

Kozak Ukranian Bakery. The New West bakery is making the rounds on social media right now for this massive cube croissant. It comes in two flavours: raspberry and cream cheese, and lemon blueberry.

Great Wall Tea Co. While you can buy all kinds of tea to take home and steep, it’s certainly worth giving their iced options a try. We recommend the blackcurrant with agave—definitely iced.

Mukasi Coffee. Tucked away along Front St., this coffee shop is a quaint spot to sit down and have a cup’o Joe solo or with friends. They also roast their own beans and have all sorts of baked goods for you to try.

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💸 Local deals and specials

Full Basket Butcher. Order your Thanksgiving turkey by Sept. 15 to lock in the same price they sold for last year.

New to You. This Uptown thrift store—which benefits the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation—is offering 50% off on glassware, shoes and boots, yarn, adults shorts, capris, and tops. There are some exclusions. 

Oxygen Fitness New West. They’re having a back to studio sale: take $100 off a three-month prepaid pass when you make the purchase before the 15th. The code is BTS2023, and you can make the purchase in-studio or online.

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🗓️ Things to do

The Interplay of Light. Be sure to check out Robert Friedman’s work at the Gallery at Queen’s Park, starting tomorrow.

Movie by the river. Check out The Super Mario Bros. Movie this Friday at Pier Park. This free event begins at 6pm.

Summer reading wrap-up party. Taking place this Saturday at Queen’s Park, this event celebrates all the awesome reading local kids have been doing through the New West Public Library.

Expressive art therapy. This event allows us to explore and express grief through art. It’s happening on Sunday at Arrieta Art Studio, in collaboration with New West Hospice.

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