Welcome to Thursday, New West—it’s Ria.
The Salmonbellies prepare for a match at Queen’s Park in 2022.
We’ve got a brief—but helpful—guide to this year’s Mann Cup Championships. How long it’s been since the Bellies last won a cup, a bit of their history with the Six Nations Chiefs, and why the Bellies’ president says New West has a reputation for being a lacrosse town.
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📣 Neighbourhood bulletin
🌉 The Pattullo. A reminder that the bridge will be closed to northbound traffic on Friday and Saturday night for some construction work. Both closures will go from 9pm to 5am.
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🗞 In other news
Letter grades. They’re officially going away for all kids in kindergarten to Grade 9 after testing a proficiency scale with about half the school districts in BC. (Global)
A new model. A group that represents education assistants wants to see them utilized for a different model of before- and after-school childcare. (CityNews)
Murder trial. The mother of a teen killed in Central Park says she regrets letting her daughter stay home. The person accused has pleaded not guilty in relation to her death. (CityNews/Canadian Press)
Shut down. The lone unionized Starbucks in Vancouver is closing. The location, found along Dunbar Street, is not having its lease renewed. (CBC Vancouver)
Is it you? Someone who purchased a lotto ticket in Maple Ridge has yet to claim their prize—and that prize is expiring soon. (CityNews)
🤩 Community spotlight
Left: City Stage New West members take part in A Christmas Carol. Right, the poster for Stump City Stories. City Stage New West.
After nearly 20 years of entertaining and serving the community, City Stage New West will be shutting down. The group first formed in 2005, but began to hone in on bringing high-quality theatre productions to New West after the closure of the Raymond Burr Theatre.
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🗓️ NEW WEST EVENTS
New West Farmers Market. 3pm. Tipperary Park.
Meet Lee Sing Yen. 7pm. Anvil Centre, 3rd floor.
Karaoke night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.
Trivia night. 7:30pm. Sapperton District Taphouse.
Apero at S&O. 5pm. Steel & Oak Brewery.
Friday Night Magic. 6pm. T&N Games, Royal City Centre.
Movie by the River. Feature: Super Mario Bros. the Movie. Free event. 6pm. Pier Park.
Paint Night. Theme: Autumn Road. Tickets start at $42. 7pm. Paddlewheeler Pub.
Mann Cup Game 1. Six Nations Chiefs vs. Salmonbellies. Tickets available online. 7:30pm. Queens Park Arena.
Stage Pilots. 8:45pm. Union Jack Pub.
Dance party. 9pm. Georgie’s Local.
New West Craft market. 11am. Waterfront Esplanade.
Wellness in the garden. 11am. Ryall Park Therapeutic community garden.
Parkinson Super Walk. 11:30am. Moody Park.
Woofstock. Noon. Port Royal Park.
Recovery Day. Noon. 6th & Sixth.
New West Youth Centre birthday & art show. Ages 11-18 welcome. Free with a youth membership or $1 for non-members. 3:15pm. New West Youth Centre.
Mann Cup Game 2. Six Nations Chiefs vs. Salmonbellies. Tickets available online. 7:30pm. Queens Park Arena.
Dance party. 9pm. Georgie’s Local.
GNFK bike-a-thon & walk-a-thon. 7am. 347 Wood St.
Nancy Whiteside—live art demo. 1pm. Anvil Centre, room 411.
Poker night. 6:30pm. Sapperton District Taphouse.
Open mic night. 7pm. Begbie’s.
Mann Cup Game 3. Six Nations Chiefs vs. Salmonbellies. Tickets available online. 7:30pm. Queens Park Arena.
Trivia night. 8pm. The Terminal Pub.
WorkBC workshop. 4pm. Queensborugh Community Centre.
Open mic: standup comedy. 6pm. The Terminal Pub.
Trivia night. 6:30pm. Kelly O’Brien’s.
Music bingo. 7pm. Paddlewheeler Pub.
Open mic night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.
Name that tune! 7pm. Hops New West.
Mann Cup Game 4. Six Nations Chiefs vs. Salmonbellies. Tickets available online. 7:30pm. Queens Park Arena.
The Interplay of Light. Featuring work by Robert Friedman. On until Oct. 1. Gallery hours. The Gallery at Queen’s Park.
Avifauna: Sight and Perception. On until Sept. 24. Third floor, Anvil Centre.
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