Black History Month: Highlighting Black-Owned Businesses in New West

In honor of February being Black History Month, we’re putting the spotlight on black-owned businesses in New West that you can support!

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Odihi Foundation

Odihi Foundation’s aim is to support the Advancing Careers Of BIPOC Women And Girls. Through partnerships, their community of women connect with industry experts, organizations, and companies that offer leadership training and mentorships to women. From there, their mentors can relay their knowledge and hands-on experiences to help each woman establish a career path that aligns with their goals. They also host a variety of great events such as the Bigger Ideas Conference (hosted at Massey Theatre last year) as well as the On Your Block Multicultural Festival (hosted in Tipperary Park last year).

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Massawa Restaurant

Massawa Restaurant is a bright, inviting eatery specializing in East African & Mediterranean fare, including soups & salads. This restaurant is well known for its great service and friendly staff who are always ready to help you. Drop into Massawa for Injera flatbread, Shiro (a fresh chickpea stew) and Tsada Tibsi (lamb strips sauteed in white butter sauce) and more!

Location: 418 6th St, New Westminster, BC
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Attuned Healing Reiki

Attuned Healing Reiki offers distance and in-person Reiki sessions by a certified Reiki practitioner. They are located in the historic Downtown New Westminster. Reiki is a non-invasive, trauma informed healing practice. It can reduce the negative effects of stress and chronic pain, and can increase mental wellness and overall health. Reiki is a form of holistic energy work that helps disperse energy blockages and promotes balance to support physical and emotional well-being.

Location: Foundations Naturopathic Health Clinic, 535 Carnarvon St., New Westminster, BC
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Love Tree Photography

Love Tree Photography is an award-winning wedding photography team that offers elegant wedding albums and photobooth rentals. Based in New Westminster, BC.

“We know that love comes in many shapes and sizes, and in many forms. From romantic unions, to love from a mother to a child, to love for oneself, we believe there is not an instant of love not worth documenting. It is what gives meaning to life. Love is the basis of joy. We feel that joy whenever we pick up our cameras and see friends laughing together, lovers enjoying the company of one another, or families celebrating good times. We feel blessed every time we are given the opportunity to document what it means to be human, and what it means to love.”
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D Roti Shak

Cravin’ Caribbean Food? Hit up D Roti Shak which opened in 2012 in New West. A few bites of their authentic food will be sure to transport you out of New West and into the West Indies!

Location: 808 12th St, New Westminster, BC
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If you or someone you know has a Black-owned business in New Westminster and would like to be featured, please reach out to Tourism New West at