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Top 5 weekend picks in New Westminster

It's shaping up to be another busy weekend in the Royal City - and a perfect time to support local businesses and community groups.
Hyacks Tailgate Auction
Joining forces: Hyacks players (in uniform) include Noah Wright on trombone, James Nicolas on tuba, Juan Cespedes on saxophone, Nathan Barber on baritone sax, Jake O'Connor on electric guitar, Dylan Musgrove on baritone sax and Marc Massicotte on electric guitar. With them are the Tiger Exhibit ensemble, including drummer Charles Li, Hayden Goss on trumpet, Tiger Xu on trombone, Spencer Atherley on saxophone and Xander Skelton on electric guitar. They'll be entertaining attendees at the Hyack Tailgate Auction, one of this weekend's top picks.

It's shaping up to be another busy weekend in the Royal City - and a perfect time to support local businesses and community groups. We're continuing with our popular feature, The Record's Top Five (or More) Things to Do This Weekend and offer the following suggestions for the Oct. 11 to 13 weekend.

1. Check out the final night of New West Doc Fest, which wraps up at Landmark Cinemas on Friday, Oct. 25 with a showing of Bidder 70. The night gets started at 6:15 p.m. and includes live music, introductions, a showing of short film Forever Plastic, followed by the featured 72-minute documentary beginning at 7:30 p.m., and then a guest speaker. For ticket and details about the Oct. 23 to 25 event, visit

2. Enjoy a night out and attend the 2013 NWSS Hyacks Football Tailgate Auction at La Perla Ballroom at River Market. This year's event features live entertainment, a wine tasting and a live and silent auction - with prizes including lunch for two with two-time Stanley Cup winner Bill Ranford and Hyacks head coach and TSN/CTV sportscaster Farhan Lalji. The event raises funds for the high school and community football programs' costs to train coaches, purchase equipment and uniforms, and host and travel to football camps and specialized training seminars. More information and ticket information is available at

3. Head to Cartwright Jewelers Ltd., which is holding its 80th anniversary sale from Oct. 24 to 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The longtime New Westminster business will have lots of deals - and give people a chance to win a diamond ring - with a winner to be drawn on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p .m. Cartwright Jewelers is located at 639 Sixth St.

4. Celebrate Halloween poetic-style at the Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive at Poetic Justice. Deborah Kelly and Janet Kvammen are co-hosting the event taking place on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Guests are invited to participate in the open mike featuring their own dark, eerie, spooky or mysterious poetry - or poetry by a dead poet of their choice. A costume contest with prizes is also part of the Halloween fun.

5. Try out a yoga class at Hot Yoga this weekend, when first timers and non-active members can enjoy a free class on Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 3:35 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. A free kids yoga class is being offered on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 5:45 p.m. For full details on the business located at 428 Columbia St., visit or call 604-523-YOGA.

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