Register for Arts and Heritage Programs

*Due to COVID-19, our facilities are currently closed and we are running adapted programs only until further notice*

Click the link for Arts, New Media Gallery, and Heritage, or check out the 2020 Arts & Heritage Virtual Summer Brochure below to find out more!


      Every July and August, we offer free drop-in activities at Irving House, on the Samson V, and from our neighbourhood parks. This summer, download fun heritage crafts, activities, and games inspired by these spaces. Explore, play, and learn from the comfort of our community!  A new activity will be uploaded every two weeks.

      Postcard from the Park 

      Irving House Recipes



      Virtual Victorian Book Club (16+)

      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! 

      Email us for dates, upcoming reads, and to register for free at: 

      Virtual Story Gathering (18+)

      People from a broad base of different backgrounds will be invited to come together and share their experiences of the pandemic through a recorded Zoom-based interview.  Participants will listen to stories, then tell their own story, in this process of collective reflection and building community in isolation. 

      Monday June 22, 2020 (6 – 7pm)
      Tuesday July 28, 2020 (6pm-7pm)
      Tuesday August 25, 2020 (6pm-7pm)
      Saturday September 26, 2020 (afternoon) 

      Register by emailing 

      Curator Talk: The History of Plants in New Westminster (16+)

      Part of a series of three online evening talks, this short talk will be followed by a question and answer period. Many people during this period of social isolation have taken up gardening and walks around their neighbourhoods.  This talk will prepare audience members with more information on New West’s plant life and this aspect of our city’s human heritage.  

      Thursday June 25, 2020 (6 – 6:45 pm)
      Thursday July 30, 2020 (6 – 6:45 pm)
      Thursday August 27, 2020 (6 – 6:45 pm)

      Register by emailing