Spotlight on: VIBE 7


VIBE: Complaints Department


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Thursday, Feb. 25, 8 to 10 p.m. at the Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St.



VIBE is Anvil Centre’s signature event, where the new downtown cultural centre throws open its doors and invites people in for an evening of mixing, mingling and enjoying a taste of the wide variety of programs and events at the centre and across the city.

And, even better, it’s all free. (Except for the cash bar. But hey, did we mention there’s a cash bar?)



Each VIBE event is on a different theme. This edition is titled Complaints Department and, as you might guess, revolves around a theme of complaints and the art of miscommunication.

A highlight will be a performance by the Anvil Community Choir, which is offering up a Complaints Choir under the direction of Shane Raman. A variety of complaints received by the city have been set to music and are being turned into a sung work as part of the international Complaints Choir movement (check out more about that at

There will also be poetry with Erin Watkins from the New Westminster Public Library and Aidan Chafe from the Royal City Literary Arts Society and music from Knights of the Turntable DJs.

Visitors will also have full access to the New Media Gallery with its OTIC: Systems of Sound exhibition, the Community Art Space with Boulevard Gardens of New Westminster exhibition, and the New Westminster Museum.



Anyone and everyone. It’s an event for all ages, and even if you don’t define yourself as a typically “arty” person, VIBE gives you a chance to have some fun and find out what’s happening in your own town. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover just how much is happening right here in New West.



See or call 604-527-4640.

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