Record newspaper article discusses inaugural Neighbourhood Networking Night

The local New Westminster Record newspaper will be landing on everyone’s doorstep today and it features a feature story on the inaugural Neighbourhood Networking Night hosted by the New West Progressives. What follows is an excerpt from the story. +++ By Theresa McManus The New Westminster Progressive Electors Coalition plans to run candidates for mayor, city council and school board in this year’s municipal election. Daniel Fontaine, a founding member of the coalition, recently announced the group had received approvals to form a non-profit society. Its next step is to form a registered electoral organization. “You can just go and become an electoral association, but we felt that it would… Read More

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Capacity crowd of 70+ people attend inaugural Networking Night in #NewWest

After months of work, it was great to see over 70 people gather for the inaugural Neighbhourhood Networking Night on January 18th. There was a real buzz in the room as the group assembled for a big announcement by Daniel Fontaine, Chair of the New West Progressives (NWP) steering committee. “I am pleased to announce that as of a few hours ago, I received an email from the Province of BC that we’re now officially a not-for-profit society,” Fontaine told the crowd. “We have an amazing group of individuals who’ve come together to start this grassroots political movement and in nine months we hope to see some real change take… Read More

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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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