Sapperton residents invited to Neighbourhood Networking Night on March 8th

If you live in the Sapperton district of New Westminster you will want to mark March 8th down on your calendar. That’s the date set for our next Neighbourhood Networking Night which will take place from 7-9 pm. “We’re hoping to get a good crowd out for our next networking night,” says Danielle Connelly, Vice-President of the NW Progressives (NWP) and long-time Sapperton resident. “We hadĀ over 100 people attend our first two events and there was a great level of interest and engagement.” It is free to attend the networking night, but space is limited. All members of the NW Progressive team will be on-hand to meet and greet guests… Read More

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Tix on sale for Mix & Mingle FUNraiser taking place April 28th in #NewWest

What would a new civic political organization be without a few fun social events! That’s why we’ve organized a Mix & Mingle Fun Social Event which we know will be filled with music, great conversation and a bit of civic politiking on the side. “We’ve got a fantastic committee of dedicated volunteers who are organizing a great evening,” says Lisa Falbo, Secretary-Treasurer for the NW Progressives (NWP). “This will be a great opportunity to meet our team and support a local grassroots movement. Tickets are only $47 with all net proceeds going toward the 2018 election fund. The ticket price includes warm & cold appetizers, free on-site parking + one… Read More

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Letter to editor about lack of affordable housing in #NewWest triggers reaction

A letter to the editor written by local New Westminster resident Stephanie Clark has triggered a strong online reaction with over 770 Facebook likes in less than a week after having been published by our local newspaper. Clark has lived in the city her entire life but has now openly written to the mayor and council letting them know that she may be forced to move out of a city she loves dearly. The NW Progressives is republishing Clark’s letter which first appeared in the Record. +++ My name is Stephanie Clark, I am 35 years old, have lived in New Westminster my entire life, and now I think I… Read More

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Help bring new ideas and a balanced approach to #NewWest city hall

The NW Progressives (NWP) launched a new video this week encouraging everyone interested in renewal and a more balanced approach at city hall and the school board to consider making a financial contribution or volunteering. “Given what we’re up against, it will take a lot of donors and volunteers for us to have a chance at taking on the ‘machine’ which currently controls every single seat on council,” says Daniel Fontaine, President of the NWP. “Even with new campaign finance restrictions, the District Labour Council endorsed slate remains well funded and it’ll take a lot of hard work, fundraising and community engagement to ensure we make a breakthrough on election… Read More

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Networking night offers opportunity to discuss key issues facing #NewWest

For the second time in January, the NW Progressives (NWP) hosted a Neighbourhood Networking Night. About 25 people attended and had the opportunity to meet the founding members of NWP and discuss what should be the key issues discussed in the October civic election. “It was great to see so many people attend from Queensborough, Sapperton and a number of other neighbourhoods,” says Daniel Fontaine, Chair of the NWP. “This more intimate format allowed us to have an excellent two-way dialogue and delve into the issues of concern.” Attendees raised issues and posed questions on a number of topics including affordable housing, public amenities, our new high school, value for… Read More

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