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September 16, 2014
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September 16, 2014

Anvil Centre Grand Opening celebration a huge success

New Westminster – On Sunday, September 14, 2014, nearly 7,000 visitors toured the City of New Westminster’s new Anvil Centre at an official grand opening celebration. During the event, the public had an opportunity to tour the building and experience the type of events, programs and performances that the new facility will play host to in the future.

“I’d like to thank the many visitors who attended and helped make the Anvil Centre opening event one to remember,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “I’d like to also like to acknowledge the remarkable support that this project has had throughout our community and to all those involved for seeing it through to completion. As I said to everyone on Sunday, enjoy Anvil Centre – it belongs to you!”

Metro Vancouver’s newest conference facility has been receiving bookings since the spring and the many community programs being administered by the City’s Parks, Culture and Recreation department are filling up.

“It truly was overwhelming to see the activity and excitement buzzing through Anvil Centre,” said Lisa Spitale, City of New Westminster Chief Administrative Officer. “The success of the day was the result of tireless efforts by city staff, volunteers and performers. I’d like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the opening a day to remember and especially the community for coming out to celebrate.”

Photos from the event are available for viewing on the City’s Facebook page at

Anvil Centre is home to the City’s first purpose-built conference centre and hosts a theatre, the New Westminster Museum and Archives, state of the art theatre, New Westminster New Media Gallery, the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame and several cultural spaces for offering a wide range of programs. Visit to see what’s happening at your Anvil Centre.





Ruby Campbell, Community Projects Coordinator
778-773-2956 or

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Heidi Hughes, Anvil Centre Director of Sales & Marketing
604-515-3815 or