Summer Activity Guide

www.kidsnewwest.ca
Summer Activity Guide
for Families with Children 0 to 12
Filled with FUN and affordable activities in New Westminster for you and your family!
Compliments of the KIDS NEW WEST Child Development Committee
with funding support from the United Way of the Lower Mainland
Visit the Kids in New West website at kidsnewwest.ca for info on: Upcoming Family Events, Free things to do in the City, Early and Middle Childhood Resources ...
Visit the Royal City Farmers Market
Tipperary Park (4th St. and Royal Ave.)
We host children’s activities. Families can
purchase their weekly groceries right from
the farmers who grow the veggies.
Thursday's, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
June 5—October 9
FREE live music and kids activities
Entertainment Series at Queens Park
Bandshell—Sensational Summer Review
Sundays, 2:00 pm (weather permitting)
June 15—August 31
FREE
Visit the Fraser River Discovery
Centre—New Westminster Quay
TGIF Dancing in the Square
Hyack Square
Come and learn about the mighty Fraser Riv- Dance with Me Studio instructors offer salsa,
er through fun hands-on interactive displays. belly dancing, Zumba and more.
Meet George the Sturgeon and follow him on Friday’s 7:00—9:00 pm
July 4, 11, 18, 25 & August 8, 15, and 22
[email protected]
FREE
Donation
www.fraserriverdiscovery.org
Entertainment Series at Ryall Park
Summer Sizzle Series
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm (weather permitting)
July 2—August 27
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FREE
Funding support for this calendar by the
Lower Mainland United Way.
Fun All Summer Long!
Shakespeare in the Park
Queens Park Bandshell
Every summer the Shadows and Dreams
Theatre Company brings their fun-filled
family friendly Shakespeare productions
to the park. This year it is the “Love’s
Labour’s Lost”. July 20, 26, 27 and
August 2 & 3
2:00 pm FREE
Poetry in the Park—Queens Park
Bandshell
Poetry reading series with public open
mic opportunities
Wednesday’s, July 2—August 27
6:30—8:30 pm FREE
Piano in the Park
Ryall Park Bandshell
Create, sing, dance, or play on the hand
painted piano in the park.
June 23—September 1 FREE
Irving House
Take a tour with costumed guides, do
crafts and play old-fashioned games on
the lawn.
Thursday’s, July and August
12:30—3:00 pm
Cost: Donation
For more info phone: 604.527.4640
Samson V Family Drop-In
New Westminster Quay
Families can try a different nautical craft
each week.
Friday’s, July and August
12:30—3:00 pm
Cost: Donation
For more info phone: 604.527.4640
Get out of the Summer Heat!
Loonie Skates at Moody Park Arena
Monday 12:30 -2:30 pm & 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday 12:30 - 2:30pm
Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
July 7—Sept. 1
Cost: $1.00
Skate Rental: $2.00
Spray Parks in Queens Park, Hume Park, Moody River Market presents:
Park, Ryall Park, and Sapperton Park
River Critters Kids Club
Open on good weather days
Baking Class (6—12 yrs)
May 17 to September 1, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
FREE
The Grimston Park Wading Pool
Open daily on good weather days from
June 28—September 2 Noon - 4:00 pm
FREE
Playground Leaders
On good weather days come do crafts, have your
face painted, and play games in the park.
Queen’s Park May 17 to Sept 1 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Moody Park June 27 to Sept 1 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hume Park
June 27 to Sept 1 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ryall Park
June 27 to Sept 1 Noon - 3:00 pm
Grimston Park June 27 to Sept 1 Noon - 4:00 pm
Join Katia from Pamola Bakery as she
teaches you how to roll cookies, decorate
cupcakes and make other amazing treats.
Main food hall at River Market
Tuesdays, 10:00—11: 00 am
Cost: $5.00 (pre-register recommended)
Nursery Sing Along (0—6 yrs)
Bring your little ones for a fun morning of
singing nursery rhymes and meeting other
parents—hosted by Music Box NW in the
kids play area.
Fridays, 10:00—11: 00 am
Cost: FREE
River Market and ArtStarts
Arts based activities featuring 45 min. of
multidisciplinary, culturally diverse workVisit the Queens Park Petting Farm
shops with children’s artists.
Open daily 10:00 am - 5:30 pm May 17—September 1 Sundays, June 29, July 27 and August 31
The goats, ducks, pigs, chickens and lambs are baaaaa- 11:00 am and 1:00 pm FREE
ck for the summer! FREE admission, but donations to [email protected] or
support the farm are always appreciated!
www.rivermarket.ca
Outdoor Pools (on good weather days)
Moody Park Outdoor Pool
June 26 to September 1 1:30 pm—7:55 pm
Hume Park Outdoor Pool
June 26 to September 1 1:15 pm - 7:55 pm
FREE on weekends
Weekday Price: Child 0 to 3 years: FREE, Child 4 to 12:
$1.55, Youth 13 to 18: $1.75, Adult 19 to 64 years:
$2.00, and Senior 65+ years: $1.65.
Westminster Savings FREE Swim & Gym
The first Wednesday of each month
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Loonie Family Swims
Saturday and Sunday’s 11am - 1pm.
June 28—August 31
Note: Adults must accompany children
Drop-In Fee: $1:00
Check out the Parks, Culture and Recreation Summer
Active Living Guide for more information and
programs.
Premature Baby Group
New Westminster Children’s Centre
Infant Development Program (IDP)
Parent group for babies birth to 24 months
and their families born prematurely before
38 weeks gestation. At each session, parents will meet an IDP consultant who will
share information on various topics relevant to this age group.
Location: 811 Royal Avenue
Tuesday, June 25, July 29, August 26
10:30am – Noon
Cost: FREE
Siblings are welcome. For more info
phone: 604.521.8078 or E-mail:
[email protected]
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Get Ready for Summer!
Fun FREE things to do in June
St. Joseph Middle Eastern Food Festival
Saturday, June 21
12:00—9:00 pm
Sunday, June 22
12:00—5:00 pm
Fun for the whole family....Food and scrumptious desserts. Enjoy Middle Eastern Music, Learn how to dance
the Traditional Dabke "Folk" and belly dancing, Hand
drum "Tableh", Cooking Demonstrations, Jump house
for the kids and face painting and crafts, Iconography
History and Church tour and presentation.
St Joseph Orthodox Church, 1308 Ewen Ave
For more information phone 778-387-8008
New Westminster Public Library
Summer Reading Kick Off Party (0—12 yrs)
Wednesday, June 18
3:30—4:30 pm
Enjoy a party with our special performer, and then
sign up for the Summer Reading Club!
Location: Main Branch of NWPL
Queensborough Children’s Festival—Ryall Park
Saturday, June 22
11:30 am—3:00 pm
Interactive games for children and family entertainment. Toddlers are encouraged to bring a Teddy.
Penny Carnival
Saturday, June 21
11:00 am—2:00 pm
Come to this fun-filled “Penny” carnival that is suitable
for children of all ages and their families. Younger
children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Connaught Heights Pentecostal Assembly
2201 8th Ave Phone: 604.526.5505
I like it when you show me my community!
Summer Camps and Activities in July and August
New Westminster Parks, Culture and
Recreation
Club Royale Day Camps (5 to 13 years)
Camps are available for children in various
parts of the City.
Subsidies are available for these programs.
Out-trips (7 to 16 years)
A wide variety of awesome summer out-trips
have been planned by the Youth Services
staff. Youth can be picked up at Centennial
Community Centre, Century House and
Queensborough Community Centre on the
day of the out-trips.
Cost: $42.00
For more info visit: www.newwestpcr.ca or
pick up an Active Living Guide at your local
community centre.
Vacation Bible School (6 to 12 years)
The Salvation Army New Westminster
A mix of games, crafts, music, sports, Bible
stories, lunch and more.
Location: 325 – 6th Street
August 11—15, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: FREE
To pre-register phone: 604.521.0363
Olivet Baptist Church presents
Weird Animals Bible Camp (5 to 12 yrs)
A week-long adventure animal adventure
where kids learn that Jesus’ love is one-of-akind.
Location: 613 Queens Avenue
July 28—August 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost : FREE
Visit www.olivet.bc.ca for registration forms
or call 604.522.0232 to pre-register.
E-mail: [email protected]
Urban Academy presents
Cool & Creative Summer Camps
(5—17 years)
Urban academy is proud to offer a wide
selection of summertime camps full of learning and fun. From art to science, dance and
robotics, there is something for everyone.
Location: 101 Third Street
June 30 to August 22, 8:00 am—3:30 pm
Full day and half day camps
Cost: $129.00 + Register early!
For more information phone 604.524.2211
Visit www.urbanacademy.ca
E-mail: [email protected]
Catching the Spirit Youth Society
Vacation Bible School (4 to 12 years)
Steward Camps and Spirit Ranger Camps Connaught Heights Pentecostal Assembly
July 28 to August 1, 9am to Noon
(12—18 years)
Catching the Spirit is a non-profit organization
dedicated to developing leadership and social
responsibility in youth through environmental
awareness and stewardship, outdoor recreation and youth ownership.
Pacific Spirit Park, Burnaby Lake Park & others
Spirit Steward Camp Program:
3 day overnight camp on weekends
Spirit Ranger Program:
Tuesday—Thursday, 1:00—4:00 pm
Cost: FREE
For more information phone 604.562.0583
www.catchingthespirit.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Blue Sky Overnight Summer Camp
(6—15 years)
Blue Sky is a beautiful 5 acre facility in Aldergrove
that provides week-long overnight camps. Kids
will take part in hiking , games, sports, crafts,
campfires and visit the petting farm.
Program is for children living in care/poverty/
with parents with addiction issues/children of
offenders.
July 1—4 Junior campers 6—10 years
July 7—11 All campers 6—15 years
July 14—18 All campers 6—15 years
July 21—25 All campers 6—15 years
July 28—August 1 Senior campers 11—15 years
Drop off at EFry Head Office at 8:30 am on first
day and pick up at 4:00 pm on the last day.
Cost: $20.00 camp fee 4 days
Cost: $30.00 camp fee 5 days
Includes all activities, food and transportation.
Subsidies are available and guardians can volunteer with Elizabeth Fry in lieu of the fee.
For more information phone 604.785.9965
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.elizabethfry.com/justkids
Shiloh-Sixth Avenue United Church
Camp Spirit: Morning and Day Camps
(3—11 years)
Join us for a week of story-telling, music, art,
games, and more! We will journey into our community to places like the pools, parks & Quay.
Snacks, lunch, T-shirt and out-trips are included.
Location: 1111 Sixth Avenue
July 21 to July 25
Preschool Program (ages 3 to 4) 9:00 – 11:30 am
Cost: $50.00
Day Camp (ages 5 to 11) 9:00 -3:00 pm
Cost: $120.00 (Subsidies available)
Financial Support ...
Before/after care available upon request.
Parks, Culture and Recreation partners with
Fraserside Community Services in the delivery To pre-register visit www.campspirit.ca or
of Subsidies for low-income New Westminster Register in person at the church.
For more information phone 604.522.3443 or
residents for most programs and camps.
For more information phone 604.522.3722 ex. E-mail: [email protected]
120 on Wednesdays—Fridays.
Location: 2nd floor, 519 Seventh Street.
Location: 2201 8th Ave
$20 if pre-registered, $25 for drop-ins.
Subsidies available.
A fun-filled week long kids program.
To pre-register phone: 604.526.5505 or
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.chpa.ca
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FREE Friday Night Outdoor Movies
at Queens Park Stadium—8:30 pm
Weather permitting
July 11
July 18
July 25
Aug 1
Aug 8
Aug 15
Aug 22
Aug 29
Ark
Frozen
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Muppet Movie
Top Gun
Despicable Me 2
Grease ‘Sing A Long’
Up
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost
Aug 9
Hook
Port Royal Park
Summer Reading Flash Mobs
Literacy New Westminster is planning a
series of summer reading events. The dates and locations of the Reading Flash Mobs are a big secret, but
if you see a group of families in a local park this
summer reading under a banner that says: "Literacy
New Westminster" go over and join them. You could
receive a free book to read with your own children!
Family Literacy Circle Series
(funded by Literacy New West)
New Westminster Children’s Centre (811 Royal Ave.)
You and your child will enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories, which promote literacy and reading at home.
Fridays, July 4 – August 15 10:30 – 11:30 am FREE
Families need to register
Call Cameray at 604-436-9449
email: [email protected]
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June 30
Tue
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Canada Day
Celebrations
Queens Park
11:30am - 3:30pm
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Summer Sensational
Royal City Concert Band
QP Bandshell 2 pm
FREE SWIM (see July 5)
Loonie Family Swim
CGPool 11:00 am—1 pm
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Loonie Skate
Moody Park Arena
12:30 - 2:30pm
6:30 - 8:00pm
Loonie Family Skate
Moody Park Arena 1 pm
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10am - 5 pm (See pg. 5)
Loonie Skate (see July 7)
Summer Sensational
Land of Deborah
QP Bandshell 2 pm
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New West Walks
Meet at City Hall
6—7 pm
FREE Swim (see July 5)
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Loonie Skate (see July 7)
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Family Place Summer
Loonie Skate
Kick off Picnic
Moody Park Arena
Queens Park 10am - 2pm 12:30 - 2:30pm
Sat
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FREE SWIM
Moody and Hume Park
Outdoor Pools
1:15 - 7:55pm
Royal City Farmers
Loonie Skate Moody Park Market Tipperary Park
Arena 12:30 - 2:30pm
3 - 7pm
Dancing in the Square
Hyack Square 7pm
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Summer Sizzle
Tricky Ricky Magic
Ryall Park 1pm
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Royal City Farmers
Market (see July 3)
Loonie Skate (see July 4) FREE Swim (see July 5)
Loonie Skate (see July 2)
Dancing in the Square
(see July 4)
Poetry Readings
Queens Park (see pg.2)
Outdoor Movie Queens
Park Stadium (see pg. 3)
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Summer Sizzle
Clowns in Action
Ryall Park 1pm
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Dancing in the Square
(see July 4)
Royal City Farmers
Market (see July 3)
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Summerfest
Grimston Park starting at
3pm. (see pg.5)
All Wheel Park Jam
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Summer Sizzle
Zox of the Forest
Ryall Park 1pm
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11am - 4pm
Shakespeare in the Park
2pm (see pg.2)
Loonie Skate (see July 7)
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Loonie Skate (see July 2)
Poetry Readings
Queens Park (see pg.2)
FREE Swim (see July 5)
Queensborough Cmty
Picnic—5—8 pm
Old School House Park
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Royal City Farmers
Market (see July 3)
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Loonie Skate (see July 5) Family Block Party
10am - 3pm (see pg. 5)
Dancing in the Square
FREE Swim (see July 6)
(see July 5)
Shakespeare in the Park
Outdoor Movie
2pm
(see pg.2)
Queens Park Stadium
8:30 pm (see pg. 3)
Loonie Skate (see July 2)
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Outdoor Movie (see pg.3)
Paw-Fest 2014
Queensborough Dog Park
6 - 8:00pm
Loonie Skate
(see July 13)
Loonie Family Swim
FREE Swim (see July 5)
Loonie Skate
FREE Swim Canada
Games Pool
2:30 - 4:30pm
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Poetry Readings
Queens Park (see pg.2)
Loonie Family Swim
(see July 7)
12th St. Music Festival
Summer Sizzle
David Cassel
Ryall Park 1pm
Fri
Loonie Skate (see July 2)
Loonie Skate
MP Arena 1 - 3pm
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Shakespeare in the Park
2pm (see pg.2)
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Thu
Queensborough (pg.3)
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Show and Shine
Wed
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More Programs, Fun Events and Activities in July and August
Douglas College Summer Camps
(5 to 15 years)
Douglas College offers a wide variety of sports
and arts full day and half day weekly camps.
For more info visit:
www.douglscollege.ca/youthcamps
or E-mail: [email protected]
Subsidies are available for these programs.
Vancouver Circus School
River Market
Run away and join the circus with high flying
Aerial Silks, beyond bouncy Trampolines, Juggling Props and more. Fine tune your circus skills
for the final day performance for family and
friends. All fitness levels and abilities welcome.
Camps for 6—16 years
July 14—18; July 21—25; August 5—8; August
11—15; August 18—22
Cost: Varies
Introduction to Circus for 6—12 years
Saturdays, 4:00—5:00 pm
Cost: $15.00
For more information phone: 604.544.5024
Visit www.vancouvercircusschool.ca
E-mail: [email protected]
The Salvation Army New Westminster
Summer Block Parties (Families)
Games and activities for the whole family, live
children’s entertainment, food, and more.
Location: 325 - 6th St. in the church parking lot.
Saturday’s, June 28, July 19, Aug. 16 & Sept. 13
10:00 am – 1:00 pm .
Cost: FREE
For more info. phone 604.521.0363 or E-mail
[email protected]
Downtown New West BIA presents:
15th Annual Key West Ford Show and
Shine (Families)
With over 130,000 attendees, 300 cars, entertainment stages, kids areas and vendors, Columbia Street is the place for family fun!
Location: Columbia Street
Sunday, July 13
10:00 am—5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
For more information phone 604.524.4996
Visit www.downtownnewwest.ca
2nd Annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck
Festival (Families)
With 50 food outlets and entertainment, Columbia Street in Downtown New West is fooSummerfest in Grimston Park (Families)
die heaven! Look for the Kids New West booth.
Come and celebrate our wonderful Grimston
Location: Columbia Street
Park. There will be old fashioned picnic games, Saturday, August 23
4:00—10: 00 pm
crafts, activities for young and old, music, food Cost: FREE
and the wading pool will be open late. Then
For more information phone 604.524.4996
settle into your blanket on the field and watch Visit www.downtownnewwest.ca
an outdoor movie at 8:30pm.
Location: 7 Avenue and 19 Street
Saturday, July 12
3:00 pm—Midnight
Cost: FREE
Quayside Community Board
Quayside Boardwalk Festival & Sale
(Families)
One day festival for the community to sell personal treasures, listen to music, enjoy food,
Come and enjoy entertainment, family friendly visit the Kidz Zone and enjoy Quayside Promeactivities, and much more. For more info on
nade. Over 175 tables to shop at.
the festival and other Pride Week activities.
Location: Quayside Boardwalk
Location: Columbia Street
Saturday, August 16 10:00 am—3:00 pm
Saturday, August 16
1:00—5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Weather permitting
Cost: FREE
For more information phone 604.521.6677
Visit: www.newwestpride.com
Visit www.quaysideboard.com
Pride Festival (Families)
Olivet Baptist Church
Olivet Kids Summer Drop In (6—12 years)
Bi-weekly drop-ins that include gym activities,
crafts, story-telling, games and more.
Location: 613 Queens Avenue
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, July 3 to Aug 21
(no program July 29 and 31)
9:30 am—12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
For more information phone 604.522.0232
Visit www.olivet.bc.ca
New Westminster Public Library presents:
Babytime (0—22 months)
New Westminster Family Place
Sun Fun (0—5 years)
Join us for bubbles, art and outdoor play. Bring
a lunch, water, sunscreen and hats for you and
your children, as well as a bathing suit and
towel. For park locations see the monthly calendar posted at: www.nwfamily.bc.ca.
Thursdays in July and Aug (weather permitting)
10:00 am—2:00 pm
Cost: FREE
For more info. phone 604.520.3666 or E-mail
[email protected]
Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Family Circle Summer Program (0—5 yrs.)
Family oriented summer activities including
arts, crafts, games, scavenger hunts, stories
and lunch is provided.
Location: Various parks and centres in New
Westminster and Burnaby
(weather permitting)
Thursdays July 10—31
11 am – 1:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Pre-register at 604.525.2522 or email
[email protected]
Bring your wee one and hear stories, sing songs
and learn new rhymes.
Location: Main Branch of NWPL
Thursday’s, July 10, 17, 24, 31 & Aug. 7, 14
10:30 am—11:00 am
Cost: FREE
Summer Storytime and Craft (2—6 years)
Come and share stories and do a Summer Reading Club Craft.
Location: Main Branch of NWPL
Wednesday’s, July 9, 16, 23, 30 & Aug. 6, 13
10:30 am—11:30 am
Cost: FREE
French Storytime (Families)
Listen to French stories, learn French rhymes
and songs.
Location: Main Branch of NWPL
Friday’s, July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 8, 15
10:30 am—11:00 am
Cost: FREE
Summer Fun Days (5—10 years)
Community Volunteer Connections (CVC)
Volunteering is a great way to connect to your
Community. Families can volunteer together
through the CVC Flying Squad at a wide variety
of community events and activities. For more
info visit: www.volunteerconnections.net
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Enjoy summer storytimes, crafts and presentations by our librarians and special visitors.
Location: Main Branch of NWPL
Tuesday’s, July 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug. 5, 12
10:30 am—11:30 am
Cost: FREE
Visit www.nwpl.ca or phone 604.527.4677
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Loonie Skate
Moody Park Arena
12:30 - 2:30pm
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Shakespeare in the Park
2pm (see pg.2)
Loonie Family Swim
Canada Games 11am - 1pm
Loonie Skate Moody Park
Arena 1- 3pm
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Cultural Crawl
Civic Holiday
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Performance
Queens Park Bandshell
2pm Los Castores Mariachi
Loonie Family Swim
CG Pool (see Aug 3)
FREE Swim (see Aug 2)
Loonie Skate (see Aug 4)
Loonie Skate
Moody Park Arena
12:30 - 2:30pm
6:30-8:00pm
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Performance
Queens Park Bandshell
2pm Graham Walker
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FREE Swim (see Aug 2)
Loonie Family Swim
CG Pool (see Aug 3)
Loonie Skate (see Aug 4)
24 / 31
Performance
Queens Park Bandshell
2pm Zox of the Forest
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Summer Sizzle
Adventures of Bertolt
Ryall Park 1pm
Royal City Farmers
Market (see Aug 7)
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Summer Sizzle
James Johnson
Ryall Park 1pm
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FREE Swim (see Aug 2)
Loonie Skate (see Aug 6)
Loonie Family Swim
CG Pool (see Aug 3)
Poetry Readings
Queens Park (see pg.2)
Shakespeare in the
Park 2pm (see pg.2)
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Dancing in the Square
Hyack Square 7pm
Cultural Crawl
newwestculturalcrawl.com
Loonie Skate (see Aug 1) FREE Swim
(see Aug 2)
Outdoor Movie
Queens Park Stadium
8:30 pm (see pg. 2)
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Dancing in the Square
(see Aug 9)
Royal City Farmers
Market (see Aug 7)
Outdoor Movie
Queens Park Stadium
8:30 pm (see pg. 2)
Poetry Readings
Queens Park (see pg.2)
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Summer Sizzle
Purple Pirate
Ryall Park 1pm
Outdoor Movie
Queens Park Stadium
8:30 pm (see pg. 2)
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Pride Festival
1—5 pm (see pg. 5)
Dancing in the Square
Quayside Boardwalk
(see Aug 9)
Festival and Sale
Outdoor Movie
10am—3pm (see pg. 5)
All Wheel Park Jam
Queens Park Stadium
12—3 pm (see pg.3)
8:30 pm (see pg. 2)
Family Block Party
Loonie Skate (see Aug 1) 10am—3pm (see pg. 5)
Loonie Skate (see Aug 6)
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FREE Swim
Moody and Hume Park
Outdoor Pools
1:15 - 7:55pm
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Poetry Readings
Queens Park (see pg.2)
New West Walks
Westminster Pier Park
Meet at Lytton Square
6—7 pm
Loonie Skate
(see Aug 12)
Summer Sizzle 7
Jonny B Good Magic
Ryall Park 1pm Royal City Farmers
Market Tipperary Park
FREE Swim
3 - 7pm
Canada Games Pool
2:30 - 4:25pm
Game Night at Pier Park
Loonie Skate
6:30 - 8pm
Moody Park Arena
(see pg. 3)
12:30 - 2:30pm
Loonie Skate (see Aug 6)
Loonie Skate
(see Aug 12)
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FREE Swim
(see Aug 2)
Columbia StrEAT
Food Truck Festival
Columbia Street
Loonie Skate (see Aug 1) 4—10 pm (see pg.5)
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Royal City Farmers
Market (see Aug 7)
Outdoor Movie
Queens Park Stadium
8:30 pm (see pg. 2)
FREE Swim
(see Aug 2)
Loonie Skate (see Aug 1)
Loonie Skate (see Aug 4)
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Summer Fun Activities for Older Children and Tweens
New Westminster Public Library
Address: 716 – 6th Avenue Phone: 604.527.4677
E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.nwpl.ca
Thursday Night Hoops
Moody Park Basketball Courts
(13—18 yrs)
Creative Tweens (9 to 12 years)
Special summertime version of the popular
tween story and craft program.
Thursday’s July 10—August 14 1:30—2:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Teen Summer Reading Club (12 to 18 years)
Read and review your way through the summer for the
chance to win great prizes.
Sign up starting June 9 at Main Branch
Sign up starting June 10 at Queensborough Branch
Cost: FREE
Teen Summer Wrap-Up Party (12—18 years)
Join us for a celebration ending the Teen Summer Reading
Club 2014.
Wednesday, August 20 1:30pm
Cost: FREE - Register begins July 2
Wednesday Night Youth Swimming
(13—18 years)
Games in the water, DJ’s on the deck! Weather permitting.
Must show Go Card.
Location: Moody Park Outdoor Pool
Wednesday’s, June 11—August 27
7:30—9:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Knit In’s at Century House
(11—18 years)
Learn how to knit while creating a summer art project.
Location: Century House
Tuesday and Thursday, June 24—July 31
3:15—5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Shoot some hoops or just hang out with DJ’s and prize give
aways!
Thursdays, July 3—August 28
8:00—9:30 pm FREE
New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation
Grade 6 to 8 Drop In’s in July and August
Summer Tips
Water Safety
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Read the signs at the pool or beach and obey them!
Walk, don’t run around the edges of the pool
Look before you leap or dive.
Never swim alone. Stay with your children in the water, or
have them use a “buddy system”.
Don’t go farther or deeper than you can handle.
Play carefully, playing roughly in the water can be dangerous.
Don’t leave young children alone in the water. It only
takes a few minutes and a few centimetres of water for
them to drown.
Drop-in and hang out all year long!
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Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
July 4 - August 29
Source: HealthLink BC
Centennial Community Centre (11 - 14 years)
Century House (11 - 13 years)
Tuesday, 3:00 - 5:30pm
Thursday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Friday 4:00 - 7:00 pm
July 3 - August 29
Lord Tweedsmuir (11 - 13 years)
Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
July 2 - July 30
Queensborough Community Centre (11 - 18 years)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
2:00 - 5:00 pm (11 - 14 years)
6:00 - 9:00 pm (15 - 18 years)
July 3 - August 29
Youth Centre (13-18 years)
Sun Smarts
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Protect your skin from the sun everyday from late spring
through to early fall.
Protect your skin from 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, a hat and sunglasses.
Use sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 30. Apply it 15 to 30
minutes prior to sun exposure and don’t forget your ears,
nose, and neck.
A tan does not provide enough protection against the
sun’s rays. Actually, having a tan means that your skin has
been damaged already by UV radiation.
Teach children to be “sun-smart”.
Source: HealthLink BC
Monday - Saturday, 1:00 - 9:00 pm
July 3 - August 30
Annual Membership Fee: $15.00 (or $0.50 per visit)
Visit the Boro All Wheel Park Jam
Ryall Park, Queensborough
See what the park has to offer with skateboarding and bike
demonstrations, food, prizes and music.
Saturday, July 12 & August 16
12:00—3:00 pm FREE
The KIDS NEW WEST Child Development Committee would like to thank