The city marked National Seniors Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 with the annual Seniors Festival. This year's event featured a keynote speech by former CKNW reporter George Garrett, along with a variety of entertainment, activities and information. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier stopped by to check it out.
It was fun for all ages at the Nightmare Before Christmas Market, as folks packed the Sapperton Pensioners Hall to browse a variety of vendors' wares and visit some colourful characters. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier stopped by to check it out.
What's it like to be a firefighter? Every year, the Glenbrook fire hall throws open its doors and invites the community in to help answer that question. New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services' popular annual event happened again on Saturday, and Record photographer Jennifer Gauthier stopped by to check it out.
Fourteen-hundred pounds of apples were washed, cored and pressed at the annual Apple Press Fest at Lord Kelvin Elementary School on Saturday.
The day-long festival, organized by Moody Park residents Mark Gifford and Will Mah, saw some 250 people stop by throughout the event to help turn the apples into cider.
Gifford said his favourite part of the festival is watching neighbours, young and old, work together.
Singer-songwriter Desiree Dawson brought her Wild Heart in Motion performance to River Market on Sunday for the latest in the ArtStarts free workshop series. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier stopped by to check out the fun (and to see how many hardy souls had braved the very rainy day to turn out). The family-focused ArtStarts series runs on the last Sunday of the month.
Students at Lord Kelvin Elementary School took part in the annual Terry Fox Run on Thursday. All students were encouraged to bring $1 to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation and to wear red and white. After a short assembly where the school honoured two staff members who are battling cancer, everyone gathered at Moody Park for a walk/run around the block.
Volunteers turned out under grey skies on Saturday morning for the annual Queensborough Shoreline Cleanup, spearheaded by the Queensborough Special Programs Committee. About 25 volunteers cleared garbage and invasive plants during the event, and photographer Jennifer Gauthier stopped by to check out their efforts.
New West's 16th RiverFest celebration drew folks of all ages down to the waterfront for a day of river-related fun on Saturday, Sept. 22. Visitors had a chance to check out information displays, visit the Fraser River Discovery Centre and the Samson V Maritime Museum, enjoy family entertainment, take part in hands-on activities and more - all devoted to celebrating the Fraser. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier stopped by to check out the fun.
Kids headed back to school this week, and The Record dropped by Queen Elizabeth Elementary School to take in some of the excitement. With the new school year underway, the New Westminster school district is hoping the Ministry of Education will announce funding for a 12-classroom addition to Queen Elizabeth. The addition, which would also include a new gym and 15 per cent neighbourhood learning centre space, is the district’s number 1 priority on its five-year capital plan.
The New Westminster Record celebrated the best in New West with a special Readers Choice gala at Piva Modern Italian Restaurant on Thursday night (Aug. 23). Publisher Lara Graham and team were on hand to mix and mingle with the winners and present awards to the deserving recipients. Photographer Vincent L.