Outside: Ontario Street Social
March 11, 2023
March 11, 2023
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
Hyack Square
Celebrate Canada and Ontario while enjoying local music, vendors and activities at this outdoor street social. Hyack Square will be activated with something for everyone.

Food Trucks:
Beaver Tail

Crochet - iliterallycanknot YVR
Deb's Bags
Perching Clay
Mountain Mornings

Join Indigenous artist James Groening for an activity exploring Woodland Art. Woodland Art is a distinct style blending traditional legends and myths with contemporary mediums. It explores the relationships between people, animals and plants and is rich with spiritual imagery and symbolism. Families are invited to participate by learning about this Indigenous art style as they make colour-symbolized beaded bracelets.

Free hot chocolate provided by Serious Coffee Company.
Free shop local canvas tote bags available to the first 100 attendees.
Enter to win a $250.00 assortment of gift cards from Downtown businesses.
Downtown businesses need your support and the City encourages everyone to shop small and local.

2:15 - 3:00 pm and 3:45 - 4:30 pm featuring Norine Braun

Born in Ottawa, raised in Alberta, Vancouver based singer-songwriter recording artist, Norine Braun released her 13th album, the groove oriented Songs For Trees in 2022. Thanks to a Canada Council For the Arts Award and a First Peoples’ Cultural Council Award, Norine set her musings during the ongoing pandemic to focus on climate change and the healing power of trees. Norine has created a transformational musical walk through a west coast forest to help enlighten and inspire. Described as bluesy roots rock, groove oriented eclectic, emotional and heartfelt originals. "Songs For Trees is unlike any other album I've ever heard. It's beautiful and genius.” Taylor Williams SubbaCultcha. The Vancouver Sun named it as one of 5 albums you need to hear. Norine is of Metis and Ukrainian heritage and will be joined by partner Alice Fraser ARCT on keys and harmony vocals.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Celebration and Commemoration Program, Department of Canadian Heritage. Presented in partnership with: Arts Council of New Westminster, New West Farmers Market and Downtown New West BIA.

Find more dates and information at newwestcity.ca/outside-in


Saturday, March 11, 2023
Saturday, March 11, 2023
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
City of New Westminster


Hyack Square