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August 2020

Summer Camps at the FRDC

August 7, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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This Summer, the FRDC invites you to play, explore, and discover at our summer camps! Designed for Grades K-5, together we’ll celebrate the living, working Fraser River with activities, games, and much more! We're offering four camps this year: Spectacular Salmon (July 20 - 24) Voyageur Adventure (July 27 - 31) Wonders of the Watershed (August 10 - 14) Science of the Fraser (August 17 - 21)

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October 2020

NewWest FilmFest

October 17, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Check out the lineup and join NWFF online at the website above.

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The Boom Booms

October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 17, 2020

Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3M 2R2 Canada
$55

The Boom Booms are the initial concert for our Fall 2020 Concerts programming. With only 50 tickets available for each performance, their high-energy music is guaranteed to get you up dancing with your bubble. Four shows! October 16 @ 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm and October 17 @ 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Their unique funk, soul and Latin styles come to life on stage bringing a highly energetic show – much needed during these unprecedented times. They’ve headlined the…

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New West Cultural Crawl

October 18, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Downtown New Westminster, Columbia St, New Westminster
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The New West Cultural Crawl is an annual arts & culture festival that celebrates and exhibits the vast creative talents across New Westminster. Artist studios and venues open their doors for two days to welcome thousands of visitors from across Metro Vancouver. The 17th Annual New West Cultural Crawl will take place on October 17 + 18, 2020 at venues across New Westminster. This family-friendly event invites audience of young and old to explore the city in their own pace,…

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Owl Prowl at the FRDC!

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z6 Canada
Free

This month, Super Saturday returns with a spooky twist! Did you know that the Fraser Watershed is home to a wide variety of owl species? We don’t see these nocturnal hunters very often, but they play a critical role in maintaining the health and balance of our riverside ecosystems by controlling rodent and bird populations. This Halloween, let’s celebrate our nocturnal feathered friends with some fiendishly fascinating facts about some of the owls that live in the Fraser Basin, decorate…

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Chantal Kreviazuk

October 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until October 31, 2020

Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3M 2R2 Canada
$57

Chantal Kreviazuk is coming to the Massey as part of their Fall 2020 Concerts programming. Chantal Kreviazuk – one of Canada’s most accomplished songwriters and recognizable voices –released her eighth studio album, “Get to You,” this summer. Heralded by the title track and first single, the album features 11 songs, all written and produced by Chantal with Dylan Wiggins. The choice to proceed with the release of an album during a global pandemic was an easy one for Chantal. “The…

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November 2020

Faces of the Fraser with John Horton

November 7, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Faces of the Fraser is an informal opportunity for the community to engage with people on the river to learn more about the role played by the mighty Fraser in our daily lives. Speakers do a presentation on their topic, followed by a casual Q&A session with the audience. On Saturday, November 7th 2:30pm-4:00pm, the Centre is excited to welcome marine artist and Search & Rescue volunteer John Horton, who will be presenting a webinar all about the history of…

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Koerner Piano Trio

November 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St.
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6 Canada
$40

Vancouver Chamber Music Society returns to the live stage with the Koerner Piano Trio's gripping performance of Mozart, Smetana, and Turina. Written amidst a series of tragedies, Smetana’s trio will ease the fears and uncertainties in our community with the unexpected joy and optimism in its conclusion! It will be a concert program filled with passion, melody, and virtuosity to keep audiences firmly on the edge of their seats. Follow this link for full concert details: https://anvilcentre.com/our-events/koerner-piano-trio/ https://www.vancouverchambermusic.com/koerner-piano-trio 2:00PM Concert…

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Remembrance Day – virtual ceremony

November 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Due to COVID-19 safety measures there will be no public gathering for Remembrance Day in New Westminster for 2020. Working alongside the Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Westminster Regiment, the City of New Westminster is pleased to share that they will offer a virtual Remembrance Day ceremony streamed live online on Wednesday, November 11. Anyone wishing to buy a wreath for the virtual ceremony may contact 604-524-1151 or rc12@shawcable.com. See the event's website above for more details and updates.

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Schubert String Quintet

November 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St.
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6 Canada
$35

Vancouver Chamber Music Society presents Franz Schubert's String Quinet in C major, D956 live in New Westminster's beautiful Anvil Centre. The same program will be duplicated at 2:00PM and 4:30PM. Some of Vancouver's top chamber string musicians come together to bring this electrifying performance to local audiences at an affordable rate. Musicians include Ji Eun Jenny Lim, Jae-Won Bang, Emilie Grimes, Lee Duckles, and Jonathan Lo.

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Hidden Wonders Speakeasy Magic Experience

November 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 27, 2020

Hidden Wonders Showroom
$50.00

Hidden Wonders is a speakeasy-style performance venue hidden behind a fake business facade in New Westminster’s historic downtown. It is part of a new trend in magic entertainment that focuses less on grand-scale illusions and more on intimate experiences that leave the audience awestruck and moved. Confirmed guests will only be given the address for the venue once their tickets have been purchased.

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Bill Henderson

November 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until November 29, 2020

Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3M 2R2 Canada
$55

Canadian rock legend Bill Henderson is coming to the Massey as part of their Fall 2020 Concerts programming. Over a career spanning over five decades, Bill Henderson has left his mark on the music industry. As a guitarist and singer with the band Chilliwack, he recorded such hits as “Fly at Night” and “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)” which are forever etched into the Canadian music landscape. He has also built a solid reputation as an exciting solo performer. Henderson’s…

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December 2020

Shine Bright New West

December 5, 2020 @ 12:00 am - January 3, 2021 @ 11:59 pm
New Westminster
Free

Everyone in the community is encouraged to put up holiday lights and engage in socially distanced activities to enjoy the holiday season! Shine Bright highlights include: • Self-guided walking routes • Shine at-home activities • Shine outdoor activities • Suggested ways to support local businesses this holiday season Shine Bright and unite in the spirit of the season while respecting the current public health orders. Check regularly for more information and updates: www.newwestcity.ca/shinebright

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Two Day Weekend Farmers Market

December 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until December 13, 2020

New Westminster City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, British Columbia Canada
Entrance by Donation

New West Farmers Market continues to be an essential service. We are pleased to be offering a winter market where you can stock up on treats and ingredients fo your holiday recipes while shopping safely outside. Join us on Saturday, December 12 + Sunday, December 13 for an outdoor market event that will feature over 50 vendors. The market will also feature a small collection of artisan vendors. This market will take place directly in front of the New Westminster…

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Super Winter Saturday

December 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 19, 2020

Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z6 Canada
Free with standard admission

Our Super Saturday program continues this month, now with festive family-friendly flair! Celebrating the season at the FRDC will feel a little different this year, but our staff are ready to welcome you and your immediate household to the Centre! Join us inside the Centre for our activities and crafts, including: - Creating a snow-friend using simple crafting materials! - Designing your own greeting cards – a perfect way to personalize your season’s greetings this year! - Holiday games for…

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January 2021

River Basin Days @ Serpentine Hollow

January 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6Z6 Canada
$3 – $15

The Fraser River Discovery Centres invites you to join us on River Basin Days! Taking place on the second Saturday of every month, River Basin Days is a series of outdoor public programs geared towards families. Join us at rotating locations around the Fraser River Basin as we explore this incredible watershed! Our staff will guide you through 1-hour of activities, experiments, and art projects as we learn about the biodiversity of this great river. More than just a fuzzy…

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