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upcoming PROGRAMS 2021

Family Fridays (All Ages)

Every Friday afternoon this summer, families can visit Irving House and pick up fun crafts for all ages to take home and enjoy. While you’re at the house, take a free tour and discover New Westminster’s storied heritage.
Irving House
Fridays July & Aug
*TIME UPDATE: 3:00 - 7:00pm 
Reserve your spot here

Hit the Dirt! (Age 4 - 6 years)

Explore Irving House and learn how this historic family used plants and trees in their everyday lives. Get your hands dirty, plant seeds and make a garden marker to match. Harvest fresh vegetables from our Heritage Kitchen Garden to have a veggie tasting party
Irving House
Saturday, Aug 7
10:00am - 12:00pm
Fee: $16.75
Register here: Course ID 93749

Culinary Heritage: Chinese Cuisine in the Community Kitchen (All Ages) 

Join an experienced participant from the Community Kitchen of Family Services of Greater Vancouver as she shares her favourite traditional Chinese recipe, Chinese Dumplings. During the cooking lesson, we will discuss the cultural heritage behind the recipe.
Virtual via Zoom
Thursday, August 12
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID 93743

Visit the Family Services of Greater Vancouver here

A Photographic Tour of Panoramic New Westminster (All Ages)

Panorama photographs often go unused and unseen due to their incredible width. Thanks to modern technology, Registrar Allan Blair will show these difficult photos in slow pans across the image. For the last 30 years, Allan has digitized and conserved roughly 40,000 archival images.
Virtual via Zoom
Thursday, August 19
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID 93746

Hangouts and Hidden History: A Virtual Tour of Carnarvon Street (All Ages)

Did you know that parts of Carnarvon Street used to be bustling with businesses and people? Join our experienced volunteer, Sakura, as she leads you on a virtual tour of locations like the old public library and Chinatown. Each participant will be e-mailed a map of the locations covered during the program to take a self-guided walking tour.
Virtual via Zoom
Thursday, August 26
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Register for free here: Course ID 93747

Virtual Victorian Book Club (14+ years)
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!
Virtual Program via Zoom 
Saturday, July 24
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
1:00-2:00 pm

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