Thursday, January 28, 2010

Olympic Torch Relay Route Through New Westminster on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hello everyone, well here's the information you have all been asking about ..............the Olympic Torch Relay route through New Westminster on Tuesday, Feb 9th has officially been released by VANOC!

The information is now posted on the Vancouver 2010 Website so please visit: and go to Tuesday, February 9th then click on New Westminster.

Let's "share the spirit of the flame" as it makes its way through our community and unites our country with pride! See you there!

Kind regards,
Karen Baker-MacGrotty
Chair, New Westminster Spirit of BC
One Week Countdown Events

Monday, January 25, 2010

Proposed Market Night in Queensborough

Neighbourhood Meeting
DATE: Tuesday, January 26th
TIME: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
PLACE: Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Ave)
Beverages and light snacks will be provided

What is being proposed?
Starlight Casino (Property Owner) and Target Event
Production (Operator) are seeking a Temporary Use Permit to
use a portion of the Casino site for the purpose of an outdoor
Night Market event. The proposed 1.5 hectare parcel of land is
located east of Boundary Road and directly south of the
Starlight Casino building.

What is the Night Market?
The Night Market is an annual summer event that is free of
charge. It is held Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Statutory
Holiday evenings from May through October.
The Night Market would include merchandise stalls and food
vendors. A live entertainment stage is also proposed.

How long would this Temporary Use Permit last?
The application is for a 2 year period from May 1, 2010 to
October 31, 2011 - with a possible extension for a further 2
years, subject to renewal of the application by the City of New

If you have any questions, please contact Sasha Lauzon of Brook + Associates at
604-731-9053 or via email at

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Friday, January 22, Russell Hotel Re-opening

At 11am, on Friday, January 22, the Russell Housing Centre will officially open at 740 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster.

The Russell Hotel was built in 1908 for businessman Elijah J. Fader as a place for travellers, as well as for local social and business occasions. Also known as the College Place Hotel, the Russell has been converted into social housing, with 40 supportive units and 15 shelter beds.

[Photo: The Russell Hotel from a 1912 postcard, from A New Westminster album: glimpses of the city as it was, by Gavin Hainsworth and Katherine Freund-Hainsworth]

Sunday, January 17, 2010

General Meeting, January 27, 2010

7:00 pm
Holy Trinity Cathedral – Lounge, Parish Hall

On the Agenda

Dave Brown, Lookout Society
  • Homeless Coalition
  • Russell Hotel project
  • "Eyes on the Street" cleanup program
  • free medical clinic at Purpose Society location

Other business
  • Volunteers for BBQ planning
  • Volunteers/ideas for BBQ fundraising

  • Homeless Coalition, Traffic Advisory Committee,
  • Community Policing, Markets (Farmers, Winter, Night)
Any matters you bring forward for discussion.
There will be a coffee break with snacks.

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