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Culinary Heritage: Cooking with Spirit (All Ages)

Join Sashene Cooper from Spirit of the Children Society as she explores her own Néhinaw (Swampy Cree) heritage through food. Cook along and learn about one of Sashene's favourite recipes, wild rice pilaf and bison. The cooking lesson will be followed by a question and answer period. 
Virtual via Zoom  604.527.4640
Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
June 2
Registration Fee: Free
Register: Course ID 130670


Bugs n' Bees: Beneficial vs Pest Species (All Ages) - FULL
 
Explore our Heritage Gardens and learn how attract beneficial insects into your home garden. Educational activities for families with children are also provided. Presented by our UNIBUG friends at Douglas College.
Irving House 604.527.4640
Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
June 11
Registration Fee: Free 

Register: Course ID 130671


Our Working Waterfront Walking Tour (16+ years)
 
Walk the waterfront with us as we highlight the community’s diverse historic people, places, and stories. Ending at Steel & Oak, an example of contemporary waterfront industry, guests are encouraged to continue the conversation.
New Westminster Museum 604.527.4640
Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
June 25
Registration Fee: Free
Register: Course ID 130667
 

Saving Our Stones: Cemetery Tour & Cleaning Best Practices (All Ages)
 
Join Archie Miller from A Sense of History Research Services Inc. as he leads a virtual tour about the history of Fraser Cemetery and individual gravestone. Then join our experienced staff as they lead a tutorial outlining how to preserve and clean gravestones using best. Q & A to follow.
New Westminster Museum 604.527.4640
Virtual via Zoom
Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
July 7
Registration Fee: Free
Register: Course ID 144272
 

Saving Our Stones: Cemetery Preservation Project (All Ages)
 
Spend time outside connecting to nature and your community by helping to preserve the City’s grave markers. Under the guidance of museum staff, local groups and individuals clean gravestones using best practices. Please meet at the main office.
Fraser Cemetery, 100 Richmond Street 604.527.4640
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 9 - July 17
Registration Fee: Free
 
July  9
Register: Course ID 144278

July 10
Register: Course ID 144274

July 16
Register: Course ID 144275

July 17
Register: Course ID 144276
 

Heritage Walk (All Ages)
 
Rediscover your community alongside local storytellers. Walk alongside local Teacher-Librarian, Janis, as she shares her journey to research and uncover her Japanese Canadian identity and heritage in New Westminster.
Sapperton Landing Park 604.527.4640
Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
July 23 
Registration Fee: Free
Register: Course ID 146941
 

Faery Fantasy (5 - 7 years)
 

Kids will explore the secrets of garden fairies as they discover the age-old mysteries inspired by the stories and rhymes of fairy frolic. An afternoon of fairy lore and fun with garden games and crafts will captivate young minds and hearts.
Irving House 604.527.4640
Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 30
Registration Fee: Free 
Register: Course ID 144272
 


Hangouts and Hidden Histories: Sixth Street Walking Tour (All Ages)
 
Starting at Sixth and Tenth Streets, discover sites of community significance along your guided downhill journey to Front Street. Ending downtown, participants are encouraged to discuss these hidden histories over lunch.
New Westminster Museum 604.527.4640
Saturday, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
August 13
Registration Fee: Free
Register: Course ID 145033
 

Handmade Heritage: Embroidery 101 (16+ years)
 
Discover artefacts on an embroidery-themed tour of Irving House and draw inspiration for your own projects. Learn four embroidery methods from our experienced instructor – basic stitches, chicken scratch, cross stitch, and silk ribbon. All supplies included.
Irving House 604.527.4640
Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
August 7 – 28
Registration Fee: $50.00
Register: Course ID 144268
 

Victorian Book Club (14+ years)

Every two months, discuss literature and culture as you sip tea and chat with the club at Irving House.  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.

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