Saturday, April 18, 2009

New Westminster’s Historic 150th Birthday Celebration

Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Association Presents:

Celebrate: New Westminster’s Historic 150th Birthday

Sunday, April 26, 2- 4 pm, Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park

Be part of history. Tell your New Westminster story for our digital video ‘time capsule.’

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Chris Bryan, Editor, New Westminster News Leader.

Using his March column as a jumping off point, Is change a dirty word in New Westminster?, Chris will share his unique views on the intersection of change and continuity in our 150 year old city.

Digital ‘Time Capsule’: Be interviewed with your family and friends. Tell your unique story of social or architectural connection for posterity.

Trivia Game: How well do you know your heritage trivia? Test your skill. Prizes!

OPEN MIKE: Share your story of significance in New Westminster.

Connected through generations of family?

· Some families (like Fred Cirillo’s mentioned in The Leader) have multi- generations living in New Westminster. If this describes you, please invite your extended family to be part of this historic event and the digital ‘time capsule.’

Connected via historic architecture?

· Does the history of your old house engage your imagination and link you to the past? Is there an object, like an old photo of your house, or, a person, someone who used to live in your house, that makes this link more significant for you? If so, bring it or them along and tell your story of connection to history via architecture.

About the Digital Time Capsule: Digital content created at this event will be uploaded to the Arts Council’s Internet Portal site ( established as a means of accumulating and archiving video about events and everyday life during the 150th Anniversary in New Westminster. All are invited to bring their digital cameras to capture this event.



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