Family

Read All About It (All Ages)
In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out, join New Westminster archivist Barry Dykes as he presents and discusses the archives’ newspaper collection ranging from the 1870s up to the modern era. Barry will explain the value of historic newspapers, the importance of preserving them, and how modern technologies are making them widely accessible.

Anvil Centre Studio 411A  
Saturday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 9
Registration Required: By Donation  16633


Victorian Valentine’s Family Drop-In (All ages)
Learn about old-time Valentines and then make your own cards to send out to your sweetheart!

Irving House
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
February 9
Drop-In Fee: By Donation


Family Day on Samson V (All ages)
Gather up the family as Samson V opens up its doors for the first time since October! Tour the last steam-powered sternwheeler in B.C., then try some knot-tying, learn about the parts of the ship through a scavenger hunt, make some fun arts and crafts, and learn about maritime symbols in heraldic crests from the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada.

Samson V 
Monday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
February 18
Drop-In Fee: By Donation


A Tribe of One: Film Screening (All Ages)
In association with the Pacific Coast Dance Festival, this film follows Rhonda Larrabee who discovered she was of First Nations descent. Rhonda's journey led eventually to the dramatic resolution of her own identity: obtaining her Indian Status Card and re-establishing the New Westminster Band. Today, as proud Chief of the Band, she is focused on revitalizing the Qayqayt First Nations. Featuring beautiful archival images and compelling interviews, this documentary captures Rhonda's quest to embrace her roots and make amends for her mother's pain.

Anvil Centre Room 417
Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 23
Registration Required: Free  16635


The Changing Face of Journalism: Panel Discussion (All Ages)
How has the role of journalists and our local newspapers changed since the 1990s, especially in the age of digital news? In association with New Westminster Museum’s feature exhibition, Getting the Word Out, join Mario Bartel and a group of local panelists as they discuss their combined decades of experience telling stories and connecting communities in the Greater Vancouver Area.

Anvil Centre Studio 411A 
Saturday, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
March 9
Registration Required: By Donation  16632