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History New Westminster School Board

Take May Day out of the schools and into the community

In New Westminster we have a May Day celebration that’s currently being put on by the school district. Elementary school children perform dances in Queen’s Park and a Royal Suite, made up of a boy and girl from each elementary school, is selected. Back in November 2015 the New Westminster Board of Education directed that […]

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History New Westminster

How New Westminster lost the capital

By his Excellency James Douglas, Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of British Columbia, Vice-Admiral of the same, &c. Whereas Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to decide that the Capital of British Columbia shall be styled the city of New Westminster. Now, therefore, I, James Douglas, […]

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History New Westminster

On the Royal Lancers

New Westminster has a tradition where old men dance with twelve-year old girls. Depending on where you live, you’ll either find that strange or delightful. If you live in New Westminster, are white, and are over the age of 50, odds are you’ll find it delightful. Otherwise, you’ll probably find this tradition a little strange […]

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2015 Transit Referendum History New Westminster Satire

New Westminster Rumour Mill

This is first of what will hopefully be a monthly post here, where I report back on all of the rumours that are floating around the lovely city of New Westminster. First up: the parkade. Rumour has it that Council has seen the light and they will not be tearing down half the parkade. Instead […]