Move of New Westminster skateboard park triggers online petition

What do you think? Should the New Westminster skateboard park be located next to the Bernie Legge Theatre? A community group has set up an online petition to oppose the move. Here is an excerpt from their website: “Vagabond Players has been a part of New Westminster for over 80 years and has been proud to be located in Queens Park since 1950. We were left shocked and disturbed to discover that the City of New Westminster has approved a proposal “in-principal” for the relocation of an outdoor skate park to the former Arenex building site, immediately adjacent to our home, The Bernie Legge Theatre. We have evening performances at… Read More

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Wishing you the best of the season and a Happy New Year

It’s hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching the end of 2017 and preparing to celebrate the holidays. Last month we formally launched the New West Progressive Electors Coalition and we’ve had a tremendous response from the public. The new video we launched has had over 6,200 views on Facebook and YouTube in a little over a month! If you haven’t see it yet, be sure to click on the image below. As Chair of our Steering Committee, I’m honoured to be working with such a great group of committed volunteers who want to bring new ideas and a balanced approach back to city hall in 2018. We’re currently… Read More

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Momentum builds with 1100+ views of new video in only 4 days!

On November 17th the New West Progressive Electors Coalition launched the first of a series of videos intended to encourage a dialogue on social media.  In only four days, the video has already been viewed in excess of 1,100 times on both Facebook and YouTube. It has also generated additional web traffic and volunteer inquiries. “We’re thrilled with the public response,” says Lisa Falbo, Vice-Chair of the Coalition and Volunteer Coordinator. “We hope to release more of these on a wide range of topics in order to foster a broader community discussion regarding some important civic issues.” The Coalition steering committee will be meeting again in early December to continue… Read More

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New video aimed at increasing community engagement

The New Westminster Progressive Electors Coalition launched a new video today aimed at increasing community engagement online. It will be promoted on a number of social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the next 4-6 weeks. “Increasingly a number of New Westminster residents want to engage on civic issues online,” says B.C. Lee, Chair of Community Engagement. “We plan to release a number of these types of videos on a range of topics over the coming months which are aimed at helping to raise awareness of our new municipal political organization.” The Coalition formally announced on November 1st that it plans to set up a formal elector organization… Read More

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In Flanders Fields the Poppies Blow

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely singing fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead: Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved: and now we lie In Flanders fields! Take up our quarrel with the foe To you, from failing hands, we throw The torch: be yours to hold it high If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915… Read More

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