Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Saturday, August 23 - QUAYSIDE BOARDWALK 2nd Annual Festival & Sale

Issued: August 12th, 2008


Quayside Community Board (QCB) hosts the 2nd annual


A fun recycling event along the shores of the mighty Fraser River in New Westminster.

(New Westminster, BC, Canada – 2008) On Saturday, August 23rd from 10am until 3pm, the Quayside Promenade along the mighty Fraser River in New Westminster will be teaming with treasure hunters and bountiful vendors for the second annual QUAYSIDE BOARDWALK Festival & Sale.

Organizer Quayside Community Board is optimistic that this year’s event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than the highly popular event in 2007. “Last year we hosted over 50 (fifty) vendors and an estimated 1500 (fifteen hundred) shoppers along the promenade,” says Crosty; President of the QCB. “This year we anticipate many more tables and shoppers, ensuring that this Festival and Sale is the largest outdoor ‘sidewalk’ sale in the lower mainland.” states Crosty.

As last year, the tables and festivities will start in the area of Quayside Drive and Reliance Court and spread out east and west along the magnificent promenade in New Westminster. This years festivities include the western band PALOMINO from 10am till noon, singing the standard favourite and guaranteed to get your toes-a-tapping and your feet-a-stompin’. The afternoon crowd will enjoy the pop stylings of BRYAN ANDERSON as he takes the stage for a rare solo gig from 1pm till 3pm.

As if great shopping and incredible music weren’t enough to make the QUAYSIDE BOARDWALK Festival & Sale a fun family destination – then the fact that there will be meat grilled to perfection on the BBQ, raffles prizes, balloons and face-painting for the children, and a little something uber special for your prized pooch or poochette can only mean that it is a must-attend affair!

The business quartet of: DEB KRAUSE REMAX ADVANTAGE, PUPPY PALACE, PREP YOUR NEST & DIMPLESKINS have pooled their talents to bring you the outrageous PAWDICURES. Yep, bring your canine to their booth and get a French Pawdicure or other swank nail decorations. These are the same ladies that brought you the Friday Night Fireworks during Hyack Fraser Fest 08, and have created this SPA for DOGS especially for the QCB and those attending the QUAYSIDE BOARDWALK Festival & Sale.

“We are pleased that this event assists our nearly 4000 residents to recycle their unwanted items by allowing treasure-seekers to find unique and exciting items for their personal re-use.” cites Mathew Laird VP, QCB and concerned environmentalist. “This is a fun and communal way to get the recycling message out to the citizens of New Westminster and the lower mainland.” conclude Laird.

The QUAYSIDE BOARDWALK Festival & Sale also works with several not-for-profit groups to assist them in raising funds during the event. We encourage you to enjoy a delicious BBQ’d hotdog and beverage served up by the NEW WESTMINSTER LION’S CLUB, while you search for a great buys. Take a chance on winning EXCITING RAFFLE PRIZES (gifts from IGA Market Place, Downtown BIA, Lewis & Wade Entertainment, Loonie Plus, River Market, Royal City Centre and many others) from the ROYAL CITY MUSIC THEATRE SOCIETY. At days end, items not sold by the vendors, will be generously donated to BURNABY HOSPICES to assist them in raising funds for the critical work in the community.

We invite Vancouver to come play, shop, eat, and dance at our 2nd annual QUAYSIDE BOARDWALK Festival & Sale. Thanks to our sponsor ROYAL CITY CENTRE and their donation of tents, this event will go on rain or shine. We invite everyone to visit for more details.

For further information, please contact:

Mathew Laird; VP QCB I T: 778.869.7900

James Crosty; President QCB
c/o Root Source Inc.
239 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC,

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