Mayor Wayne Wright will be speaking about downtown, including the development of the new civic centre and the Pattullo Bridge, at New Westminster Downtown Residents Association's next meeting on Wednesday.
The meeting is being held at Holy Trinity Parish Hall (514 Carnarvon St.) today (July 25) at 7 p.m.
Also on the agenda, according to a media release: Maylen Crespo, Family Services of Greater Vancouver (New Westminster office) and question-andanswer period about the Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood small grant program for New Westminster residents.
There will also be opentable discussion groups, where all attendees will have a chance to share ideas for planning an upcoming Community Fair in downtown New West, the release said.
Everyone who lives between Royal Avenue and the Fraser River is encouraged to get involved with the downtown residents association and express their concerns and ideas for creating a safer, more livable community.
The Bitmakaly Women's Association of B.C. wants the public to go shopping at the Sapperton Pensioners' Hall to help women's empowerment.
The association's mission is to improve the quality of life of for visible minority women and their families and connect them to Canadian society by providing them with support, information and services.
The sale takes place on July 28, Aug. 18 and Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 5: 30 p.m. at 318 Keary St. The event will feature Sudanese traditional products, including herbs, perfumes, henna, African clothes, skin-care products, jams, cookies, spices and more. There will also be food, music and a belly dancer on hand.
Admission is free.
FOOD DAY CANADA
The official "Food Day Canada" is on Saturday, Aug. 4 - a day to celebrate our country's culinary heritage, and Wild Rice restaurant is giving a nod to the tradition with Asian-inspired mini-burgers and R & B Brewing's Sun Gold Wheat Ale.
"Barbecue has a long and honourable history in Chinese culinary culture," says Wild Rice owner Andrew Wong. "Think of the importance of barbecue houses in Chinese society. They are meeting places where friends get together to share casual food - much the same as the Canadian backyard barbecue."
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