October 29, 2020
Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 29
7:00 pm
Victoria Hill & Ginger Drive Residents Association Meeting
Zoom – email

Friday, October 30
5:00 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:30 pm
Family Spooktacular
Queensborough Community Centre

Saturday, October 31
Halloween Fun at the Museum
Times at bit.ly/NWMAPrograms

Sunday, November 1
2:00 – 3:00 pm
An Ocean of Peace: Curatorial Talk & Tour
Zoom – register at bit.ly/NWMAPrograms

Thursday, November 5
7:00 pm
Sapperton Residents Association Meeting
Zoom – email

Saturday, November 7
10:00 – 11:00 am
Remembering New West during WWII
Zoom - register at bit.ly/NWMAPrograms

Monday, November 9
6:00 pm
Regular Meeting of Council
Council Chamber

Museum Programs

An Ocean of Peace: Curatorial Talk and Tour (All Ages)

Sunday, November 1, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Virtual Program via Zoom

Join Guest Curators Paneet Singh and Naveen Girn on a community-focused tour through "An Ocean of Peace: 100 Years of Sikhs in New Westminster" at the New Westminster Museum and Archives. Hear stories from New Westminster's Sikh community from the perspective of community elders, learn about New Westminster's connections to monumental events in the Sikh and South Asian diaspora, and gain insight into the role the Gurdwara's role in, and relationship to, the city.

FREE to register.

Remembering New Westminster During WWII (All Ages)

Saturday, November 7, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 am

Virtual program via Zoom

Gordon Whitney spent his teen years attending Duke of Connaught school in New Westminster during World War II.  He remembers how his friendship with Kazumi Shintani, a Japanese-Canadian boy, was interrupted by the internment of the Japanese-Canadians and unexpectedly rekindled many years later. Gordon is now a retired teacher living in South Burnaby who recently published memoirs of his childhood in Lillooet during the Great Depression.

FREE to register.

Virtual Victorian Book Club

Saturday, November 21, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Virtual program via Zoom
FREE to register

Our Victorian book club has gone virtual!  Every two months, discuss literature and culture as you sip tea and video chat with the club from home.  We read literary works by the Brontes, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Mark Twain and others.  This is the perfect opportunity to join other enthusiasts in your community - online!

Next Book: Daisy Miller by Henry James.