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Top 5 picks for the Feb. 2 to 4 weekend in New Westminster

This weekend in New West: Lunar New Year fun, a new art exhibit, opportunities to vote and learn - its all happening this weekend
A new exhibition featuring works by artist George Jiri Mosna runs at the Gallery at Queen's Park from Feb. 1 to 25.

Saturday, Feb. 3

School board byelection

Cast a vote to fill the vacant trustee seat on the New Westminster board of education.

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 3, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Residents can vote at five polling stations in New Westminster: Queen Elizabeth Elementary School gym – 921 Salter St.; Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School gym – 1714 Eighth Ave.; Fraser River Middle School gym – 800 Queens Ave.; Glenbrook Middle School gym – 701 Park Cres.; and Skwo:wech Elementary School gym – 331 Richmond St.

Renting 101

Learn about assorted tenants’ topics at Renting 101, hosted by the New Westminster Public Library and the City of New Westminster. This free presentation will cover assorted topics related to the rights and obligations renters have under the law.

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 to 4 pm.
  • Where: Main branch of the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. – and online via Zoom. 

Sunday, Feb. 4

Lunar New Year

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Year at a Family Sky Lantern Workshop, where residents can drop in and enjoy storytelling, decorate sky lanterns in a hands-on workshop and celebrate the Year of the Dragon. It’s presented by the City of New Westminster, in partnership with the Asian-Canadian Special Events Association.

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 4, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St.

Evictions information

Learn how and when landlords can evict renters – and much more – at a free Evictions presentation. Topics will include: the four types of evictions illegal lockouts; compensation for tenants if landlords evict with a two- and a four-month notice; right of first refusal; bad faith evictions; selling a property; physically evicting a tenant; and proper eviction templates from the Residential Tenancy Board.

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Main branch of the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. but it can also be attended via Zoom.

Until Feb. 25

Art exhibition

Take a "A Walk Through New West" by viewing the oil paintings and linocuts of artist George Jiri Mosna, whose works capture the beauty of scenes including autumn foliage in Queen's Park, tug boats on the Fraser  River and sunsets at the Quay.

  • Where: Gallery at Queen's Park, Centennial Lodge, Queen's Park
  • When: A Walk Through New West runs Feb. 1 to 25. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.