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What's happening this weekend in New West? Our top picks for Nov. 10 to 12

This Remembrance Day weekend includes the annual ceremony at New West city hall

Friday, Nov. 10

Swing Dance with Westside Swing

Enjoy a night of traditional, jump blues and contemporary swing when the Westside Swing Band returns to town.  

  • When: Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Sapperton Community Hall, 318 Keary St.
  • Details: Free beginners dance lessons start at 7:45 p.m. and the band plays from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $20.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Remembrance Day outdoor ceremony

Honour the service of veterans past and present by watching the City of New Westminster’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 11. The procession starts at 10:15 a.m. and the ceremony begins at 10:25 a.m.
  • Where: New Westminster City Hall cenotaph, 511 Royal Ave.

Our War

Tune in to Our War, when one of the two new episodes that’s premiering features New Westminster's Laura Saimoto. The episode – Enjo & Vogel – follows Miho Ward and her father Denzo as they look back on their family’s experiences of being interned during the Second World War as Japanese Canadians; Saimoto, who is their cousin, helps them on this journey of discovery. 

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 p.m. (Another Our War episode, McLean & Hereford) is on at 9 p.m.
  • Where: The History Channel. It’s also streaming live and on demand via StackTV.

Sunday, Nov. 12

Chibi Taiko 30th anniversary concert

Enjoy an evening of traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming at the Chibi Taiko 30th anniversary concert.

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Where: Anvil Theatre, 777 Columbia St.
  • Details: Tickets are $21.25 and available at

Artist in Residence Talk: Amal Ishaque

Attend a free interactive, round-table discussion on the intersections of housing insecurity, racism and art as a tool for social change. Featuring Changing the Conversation artist in residence Amal Ishaque and New West Community Action Network peer leaders Margaret Wanyoike and Monica Deng. Amal, Margaret and Monica will also share some poetry.

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 12, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Studio 411, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St.
  • Details: The Changing the Conversation exhibition, running in the Community Art Gallery in Anvil Centre until Nov. 22, features the work of CTC artists in residence Amal Ishaque and PJ Patten and community members in New West with lived experiences of housing insecurity.