Young New Westminster residents made the most of the winter's first real snowfall on Sunday, taking to the parks and trails to do their best to play in the white stuff. Cold temperatures are expect to continue for the rest of the week, with below-freezing numbers overnight, but no new snow is forecast at this point. Enjoy it while you can!
Trees met their fate Saturday and Sunday at the New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society's annual charity tree chipping event. Chipping was by donation with all the money going to help the society continue its support of various programs in the community.
The event also included fire safety demonstrations.
Santa’s annual whirlwind helicopter tour of five B.C. hospitals in a single day touched down in New Westminster Tuesday afternoon. After visiting hospitals in Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Surrey, the Jolly Old Elf and one of his faithful helpers (Sabrina Preziosa) finished off the yearly toy run at Royal Columbian Hospital. Put on every year by BC Emergency Health Services and Helijet, the tour is designed to bring extra holiday cheer to children and their families spending the holiday season in hospital.
The Anvil Centre kicked off its Winter Celebrations last night (Tuesday, Dec. 18) with an opening night sing-along. The event included the reveal of a new luminary labyrinth designed by Omanie Elias, a sing-along led by New Westminster Secondary School choral teacher Kelly Proznick, and performances by the Romanian Treasures folk group and the Quayside Voices quintet. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier captured some images of the evening.
It's not Christmas in New West until Santa Claus rides down Columbia Street. The annual parade took place on Sunday, and folks enjoy a festive day despite questionable skies. Photographer Jennifer Gauthier stopped by to check out the fun.
Last week, deceased First World War veteran William A. Stevenson was presented with a brand new grave-stone by the New Westminster-based Society of the Officers of the Honourable Guard. Stevenson died 79 years ago but because he had no family in the city when he died, he never received a gravestone.
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.