Community Page

The Active Living Guide is the most popular and viewed Parks and Recreation Brochure, sharing seasonal drop-in schedules, lessons, courses, workshops, and events around the city. 

Community Page promotes the services and events of eligible community groups at no cost.

Distribution & Exposure

  • Published online and receives ~20,000 views each quarter.
  • Social media to 43000 follows over 6 platforms.
  • Email newsletters to 5800 contacts.


Community Page is available to 

  • Groups physically located in the City and who primarily serve City residents. 
  • Non-profit social service agencies, arts and culture organizations, or minor sports organizations 

Limit one submission per eligible community group per Active Living Guide issue. Submissions by ineligible organizations, or ineligible submissions, will not be used or followed up upon. Eligible organizations will make their submissions using the online form and timeframes below. See ACTIVE LIVING GUIDE COMMUNITY SECTION ELIGIBILITY POLICY & PROCEDURES 

SUbmission deadlines

Community Page Sample (PDF).

Submission Guidelines (PDF)


Active Living Guide Term

Visible Online

Submission Timeframe


January - March


October 1 – 15 annually


April - June


January 1 – 15 annually


July - August


March 15 – 30 annually


September - December


July 1 – 15 annually


  • Community Page Submission Form

    Submit your community group message for the next issue of the Active Living Guide.
  • Community Message Centre Retirement

    Sixth Avenue & McBride Boulevard Display

    Due to the Community Message Centres age, relevancy and significant costs to repair or replace, Council supported the permanent retirement of this sign in 2022.

  • Community Displays in Recreation Facilities

    Posters must be 11x17, printed and submitted to facility staff.

    Who is eligible to advertise in facilities?

    Community groups: Any New Westminster non-profit social service agency, arts and culture organization, or minor sports association physically located in the City of New Westminster who primarily serve New Westminster residents.

    How can they advertise?

    • Poster
      • Must be 11x17 inches. No personal information (names, personal addresses, or email addresses) should appear.
      • The requester should provide a printed copy to front desk staff.
      • The facility manager will review and if there is space, it will be added to the What's Happening board. 
      • There are currently eight (8) slots per facility and priority is given to Department or City services