New Westminster resident Suzanne Parnell (a.k.a. the Wicked Witch of the West End) and her husband Brian have gone all out with a Halloween display at their London Street home this year. Parnell said this is the 30th Halloween display she’s created, and it shows in her impressive inventory of skeletons and gargoyles and her spooky arrangements, including a tree hung with creepy dolls, a dismembered torso on a guillotine and a skeleton getting the electric chair. This year’s display also includes a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic and B.C. provincial health officer Dr.
Want to know what the new NWSS will look like inside? So did we! The New Westminster school district's communications manager, Kristen Keighley-Wight, sent this batch of photos so the community will have a chance to check out the interior of the new school.
New Westminster Secondary School's Class of 2020 didn't have a chance to enjoy the traditional packed ceremonies at Massey Theatre, thanks to COVID-19. Instead, the school worked out an alternative: a series of socially distanced ceremonies held over three days at Anvil Centre. Photographer Cornelia Naylor stopped by on Day 3 (Thursday, June 4) to check out the pomp and ceremony.
The Anvil Centre has been alive with festive entertainment and activities since Dec. 19, as its second annual Winter Celebrations have offered up an array of family-friendly fun. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier has stopped in over the past two weekends to check out the fun. The Winter Celebrations continue until this Sunday.
Santa made his 15th annual visit to sick kids and newborn babies at Royal Columbian Hospital Tuesday thanks to Helijet and BC Emergency Health Services. The Jolly Old Elf’s medevac-helicopter tour of five Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island hospitals wrapped up in New West in the afternoon, with Santa visiting the RCH pediatric and maternity wards, and handing out stuffed bears to kids who may end up having to spend Christmas in the hospital.
Santa made his 15th annual visit to sick kids and newborn babies at Royal Columbian Hospital Tuesday thanks to Helijet and BC Emergency Health Services. The Jolly Old Elf’s medevac-helicopter tour of five Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island hospitals wrapped up in New West in the afternoon, with Santa visiting the RCH pediatric and maternity wards, handing out stuffed bears to kids who may end up having to spend Christmas in the hospital.
It's not Christmas till Santa Claus rides down Columbia Street on a fire truck. Crowds turned out on a pleasant Sunday afternoon to watch this year's Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 15. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier captured all the fun.
The New West Secondary School Hyacks Tailgate Party was held Oct. 19, with people raising money and having a blast. The annual Tailgate Auction is made possible by the presenting sponsor, River Market and long-time team sponsors, G&F Financial, New Westminster Record, Key West Ford, La Perla Ballroom, the organizing committee led by Mary Beth Philip, event volunteers and auction Alumni, who continue to make the Tailgate Auction New West’s ‘gala of the season’.
ALL PHOTOS BY ALAN WARDLE
Folks turned out in force for the annual Glenbrook fire hall open house on Sunday, Oct. 6, getting a chance to experience a closer look at the life of a firefighter and take part in some hands-on fun - including wearing firefighter gear and using fire hoses. Photographer Lisa King stopped by to check out the fun.