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Historic Jewish-inspired tour coming to New West

Ever wondered about the historical Jewish connection to New Westminster? Then an upcoming walking tour is for you. The tour is presented by the Jewish Museum & Archives of B.C.

Ever wondered about the historical Jewish connection to New Westminster? Then an upcoming walking tour is for you.

The tour is presented by the Jewish Museum & Archives of B.C. in conjunction with the exhibit, In Search of the Jewish Royal City, on display until Dec. 31.

"From its first days, Jewish citizens have been associated with New Westminster, which was the principal city and river port of the mainland," an info sheet states. "Several Jewish-owned were established along Columbia Street, the main downtown business thoroughfare, and a significant Jewish mercantile presence exists there to this day."

The guide promises to share insight into the landmarks, people and events of the Jewish community present in the city.

The tour is expected to begin at 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Columbia SkyTrain Station (intersection of Fourth and Clarkson streets), on Sept. 18.

Registration is $15 per person at any New Westminster parks, culture and recreation facility. The barcode is No. 114663.

For more information contact the New Westminster Museum and Archives at 604-527-4640.

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