Metro Vancouver Park celebrates its 10th anniversary with a birthday party

A popular New Westminster park turns 10 this month and a big party is being thrown to celebrate.

The City of New Westminster has announced that the 10th anniversary celebration of Westminster Pier Park will take place on Friday, June 17.

The riverside event will feature a variety of free family activities, live entertainment and more starting at 5:30 p.m.

Participants are invited to leave their mark on the Community Canvas Project, guided by artist facilitator Marko Elex. The canvas will be displayed in the Centennial and Queensborough Community Centers in the future.

Toddlers will enjoy the fun crafts and activities organized by New Westminster Family Place, and you can even make your own pirate hat and hunt for treasure for a chance to win a prize.

Dog lovers will have plenty to enjoy during the celebration as Wonderpup Academy will also be on hand for photos and paw shakes.

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The Westminster Pier Park party will also include sea games with the city’s Parks and Recreation team, a meet and greet with New Westminster Police and Fire Services and a chance to have a photo with Sparky the fire dog .

You can learn about the history and design of Westminster Pier Park by taking a trivia walk. Prizes will be awarded for correct answers by DJ Byron James near the Pier Park Concession, who will be playing music all evening.

You have even more chances to win prizes by stopping by the welcome tent to learn more about təməsew̓txʷ, New Westminster’s new aquatic and recreation center.

The festivities culminate with an outdoor movie starting at 9:30 p.m., so be sure to bring a blanket or chair for some fun on the festival lawn.

New Westminster keeps the party going all summer long with the return of Fridays to the Front from July. These night markets take place on Front Street, right next to Pier Park.

Westminster Pier Park 10th Anniversary Celebration

When: June 17, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Westminster Pier Park – 1 6th Street, New Westminster
Cost: Free

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