⚓ Saying goodbye to City Stage New West

Plus: the Salmonbellies' first game on Friday, and more than two dozen events in New West

Welcome to Thursday, New West—it’s Ria.

In about 24 hours, the Bellies will be taking on the Six Nations Chiefs in a (pretty much) sold out Queen’s Park Arena. Whether you’re new to the game or you’re a veteran lacrosse fan, we think today’s lead piece will serve you well as the Bellies to continue their #Drivefor25. Good luck team, and here’s hoping everyone has a great series.

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🌡 Temperature check

Today: ⛅️ 22°

Friday: ⛅️ 23°

Saturday: ⛅️ 22°

Sunday: 🌦️ 20°

Monday: ⛅️ 21°


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.


Loot Toy Co factory shop is now open to the public!

Loot makes amazing fun bath products for small kids... and adults too! Their focus is to create magic and delight at bath time, making eco-aware, skin-friendly bath bombs and bubble powders.

Loot hand-makes all their products on-site at 712A+C 12th street, New West. Pop in or order on-line for in-store pick-up @ www.loottoys.com. Your kids will beg to bathe!

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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.

⏳️ Hours. Some fall schedules have already or are expected to kick in this week. Examples include the Fraser River Discovery Centre and the Q2Q Ferry. 

🍔 Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraiser. New West Hospice Society is holding a pub night on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at The Terminal Pub. Enjoy live music, comedy, and a bite to eat. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

🥳 Recovery Day. A heads up that the event is happening this Saturday Uptown. If you’re planning to drive through the area, be prepared for delays and/or detours.

🍺 Reminder. There will be a Sept. 15 prize draw for those who participated in Drink New West Bingo. More info on the Drink New West page.

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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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Join Vancouver Tech Journal and Jason Fried, the co-founder and CEO of 37signals (the makers of Basecamp, HEY, and much more), for an in-depth conversation on innovation and the future of entrepreneurship. As the co-author of bestsellers “Rework” and “Remote”, Fried is an innovator, trailblazer, and movement-maker.

On Sept. 21, join him and hundreds of entrepreneurs at Downtown Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre.

Tickets start at $29. Get yours today, and use the code VTJP20 to get 20% off!

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Today, Sept. 7

  • 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.

Friday, Sept. 8

  • 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.

Saturday, Sept. 9

  • 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.

Sunday, Sept. 10

  • GNFK bike-a-thon & walk-a-thon. 7am. 347 Wood St.

  • Nancy Whiteside—live art demo. 1pm. Anvil Centre, room 411.

Monday, Sept. 11

  • 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

  • Trivia night. 7pm. Georgie’s Local.

  • Trivia night. 7:30pm. Paddlewheeler Pub.


  • 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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