Easter Weekend Eggcitement
April 1, 2021
April 5, 2021

Let’s have a hoppin’ good Easter weekend! New Westminster’s famous “Easter in the Park” celebrations have gone virtual! Choose from a variety of free Easter activities that will get you eggcited! Celebrate with games, crafts, recipes, outdoor scavenger hunts and more, all while respecting the current Public Health Orders.

Check back regularly for more information and updates.

Show & Tell

Planning on taking part in any of this Easter egg-citment? We are dyeing to see it! Tag your photos with #newwesteaster and “Show & Tell” which items you did, and how it turned out whether it’s baking, craft, or a game or a walk outside we want to see it!

 

Colouring Contest

Get creative and show off your skills with this colouring contest designed by a local New Westminster Artist, Holly Nickerson—open to all ages! Print or pick up one of the colouring sheets at Centennial Community Centre, Century House, or Queensborough Community Centre. Drop off your completed masterpiece either location or email a photo to by Tuesday, April 6, for a chance to win!

Download Colouring Sheet (PDF)

 

Find the Golden Eggs

Tipperary Park
Thursday, April 1, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
The first New Westminster’s Farmer market of the season is taking place on Thursday, April 1. To kick off the Easter celebrations we have hidden some golden eggs throughout the market that contain prizes! Support local vendors, while you search for the golden eggs.

 

Virtual Mixed Media Painting Workshop

Monday, March 22
Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster, join local artist Clarissa Banos for a fun mixed media Easter Project. Clarissa will show you how to use various at-home supplies to create a beautiful, marbled egg art masterpiece. Fun for all ages!

Watch the Video Instructions

 

Easter Bunny at-home Scavenger Hunt Video

April 1 - 6
Can’t make the live meet and greet with the Easter Bunny himself? No worries! The Easter Bunny has pre-recorded this at-home scavenger hunt video where he will read out the clues to where he hid your Easter surprise and of course share other fun! Make sure you have nine items ready to hide.

Easter Bunny at Home Scavenger Hunt Printable Clues (PDF)

Easter Bunny at Home Scavenger Hunt Video

 

Virtual Photo Booth

March 29 - April 6
Whether you are at home or around town we want you to be able to create memories and have keepsakes of them. The “Easter in the Park” photo opportunity with the Easter bunny has gone virtual! Take your photos in the virtual photo booth to keep the traditions going! This photo booth is presented by Butter Studios.
Virtual Easter Bunny Photobooth

Or use our Instagram Filters courtesy of New West Youth.

 

Unbeatable Hunt

April 1 - 6
Enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt that will have you figuring out clues and venturing through the downtown core of New Westminster. Although this is a scavenger hunt style experience, where you go and how you complete it is up to you. Submit your answers for a chance to win $100.00 to a local business of your choice! Created in partnered with the Downtown New Westminster BIA.

The first clue is….Women’s fashion but not another Columbia Street bridal store. Find the first location (hint: each location is a local business in the Downtown core) and use QR codes to guide you through the rest of the hunt.  If you cannot solve a clue, look for window displays (hint: each business location has a window display that is hand-painted with a spring theme). Not familiar with QR Codes?  Use the clue list below or check out the QR Code tutorial below.

Unbeatable Hunt Clue List (PDF)

QR Code Tutorial

Submit Answers

 

Free Easter Activity Kits – Full with Waiting List

This kit includes Easter-themed activities such as crafts, games, giveaways and the first clue to our “Unbeatable” Scavenger hunt. The celebration kit is designed for a family and has enough goodies for everyone! The kits are free but require registration to pick up. Take home kits are available to New Westminster residents only.

Registration opens March 18 by phone or online.
newwestcity.ca/register
Queensborough Community Centre – 604.525.7388
Thursday, April 1
3:30 – 4:15 pm  92350
4:15 – 5:00 pm  92350
Centennial Community Centre – 604.777.5100
Wednesday, March 31
3:30 – 4:15 pm 92353
4:15 – 5:00 pm 92354
5:15 – 6:00 pm 92355

 

Meet and Greet with the Easter Bunny - Full with Waiting List

Sunday, April 4, 2:00 pm
COVID-19 won’t stop the Easter Bunny! Join the Easter Bunny via Zoom for a very special occasion from the comfort of your own homes while practicing physically distancing. It may look a little different this year but the Easter Bunny can’t wait to see you! Have a question for him, submit it to by Thursday, April 1. Pre-registration is required and time slots are limited. There is no cost to book the appointment but you will need access to a phone, or computer as well as a free zoom account.

Registration opens March 18 by phone or online. Course ID 92371

 

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Thank you to our sponsors:

 This project has been made possibly thanks to the support of many Community Organizations.

Community sponsors: New Westminster Downtown BIA, Arts Council of New Westminster, New West Family Place, New West Farmers Market Association, Butters StudioHolly Draws Stuff and Lindt.

 

Details

Date:
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
Organizer:
City of New Westminster
Cost:
Free