August 2015 Newsletter



There are plenty of exciting events happening in River District this month, and you are invited to join in the fun of this last month of summer bliss!  In addition to our weekly Farmers Market, highlights this month include an exciting block party hosted by our neighbourhood friends, TD Canada Trust!  Did we also mention the return of the River District Pie Baking Contest!? Don’t forget to join us for another exciting Drive-In Movie and a fun weekly activity, like the Lululemon Lila Summer Series, hosted by Lululemon Metrotown.


Screen shot 2015-08-27 at 11.31.30 AM

John Atkin's Heritage Walks

John Atkin’s Heritage Walks

August 9 will be the last day of the hertiage walk series. Take a look at a video featuring our previous session here.

Explore the River District and the surrounding area! This heritage walk will take a closer look at the planning and history of the edge of the river.

Date: Sunday, August 9
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Meet at the corner of East Kent Road South & Kerr Street

More information here



TD Canada Summer Block Party
TD’s River District Block Party is the ultimate neighbourhood event Admission is FREE & Free games and prizes & Free summer treats & Live music & Food trucks

Date: Saturday August 15
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Your newest TD branch at Marine Way & Kinross Street


Drive-In Movie

Free Drive-In Movies at River District 

This month’s drive-in movie, The Outsiders, is on August 30 and will feature a 50’s/greaser theme!

Gates open at 7pm at East Kent Ave North just west of Boundary Road!

More information here


Lululemon Metrotown

Lila Summer Series hosted by Lululemon Metrotown

Lila: The play of the divine, who creates freely, merely for the joy of it, out of spontaneous creativity. 

The Lila Summer Series is a weekly class of yoga or fitness grounded in playfulness. Each week come strengthen our collective community by sweating with local instructors. The event starts at 6pm and will be approximately an hour and a half, some nights we will have a little extra something and will run until 8:30pm.

Location: River District Sales Center (Below Marine Drive, on Kinross st.)
When: Every Wednesday of July and August, starts st 6pm

This Wednesday August 5th is Acro/Partner Yoga, Beginners Welcome! 


Screen shot 2015-08-27 at 11.31.41 AM

Come down to the river for a walk or bike ride along the foreshore trail,
a burger at Romers, 
or to participate in a variety of summer activities.

Ice Cream


Colouring Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following winners of the Colouring Contest:

1) Keenson, Age 5
2) Stephanie, Age 9
3) Zaki, Age 4 

Come pick up your free ice cream voucher for you and a companion from the River District Centre!?



Thank You Yyoga!

Last month’s Yyoga Summer Pop-up Series at the River District Sales Centre was a success!

Missed out on the event?
Check out these videos!

Click here fore video one
Click here for video two


Drive-In Movie

Missed the last drive-in movie? 

No need to panic! There will be two more screenings on August 30 and September 6!

Have you seen our new video on the event?

Click here


Screen shot 2015-08-27 at 11.31.48 AM

Come check out new and existing River District Programs.
If you have any programming ideas, let us know!

Zumba Fitness

Zumba classes will resume at the centre in September! Pepare for a fun way to exercise that is inspired by various styles of Latin American dance! Drop-ins are only $9!

Zumba Kids classes will continue for the month of August bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

More information here


Kids' Activities

Kids’ Activities

Family Place: Tues & Thurs
Drive-In Movie: August 30 & September 6
Zumba Kids: August 5 & 19

Adult Programs

Knitting Club: August 9 & 23
Urban Rec: Mon & Thurs

Health & Fitness

Yoga: Thurs & Sat


Screen shot 2015-08-27 at 11.31.57 AM

Next Market Dates: 
Saturday, August 8th
Saturday, August 15th
Saturday, August 22nd
Saturday, August 29th

List of Vendors
Vendor and Volunteer Information
Market Information


Pie Baking Contest

The River District Pie Baking Contest is back! Dig up your best pie recipe and fire up your oven!
Come join us and our panel of celebrity judges at the River District Centre!

When: Saturday, August 29 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: River District Centre
, 8683 Kerr Street
Why: The top 3 winners will recieve fantastic prizes!
Cost: Free; no entry fee is necessary to participate in this contest

More details and instructions on how to enter here?

Photo credit:



Arts Ally is joining us again at our Farmers Market on Saturday, August 15th from 10am – 3pm!

Come watch talented local artists along the riverside as they capture the spirit and essence of the working river and view other workes they have exhibited along the walking trails.

Click here for more information


Screen shot 2015-08-27 at 11.32.04 AM

Wesgroup is happy to announce the sales success of River District’s Town Centre.

With over 170 homes sold in 3 months in One and Two Town Centre, we have fast tracked the release of the boutique concrete mid-rise at One Town Centre and today is your chance to get a sneak peek.

This is your opportunity to view floorplans and price ranges for this unique offering.

The Midrise offers all the amenities available to all Town Centre homeowners; from the 14,000 + sq.ft. private fitness and aquatic centre, Club Central, to the convenience of a fresh food store, banks, coffee shops and restaurant just steps from the elevator lobby.?

Town Centre (170 Sold)

Come and see Vancouver’s best kept secret in Real Estate.

Open Daily (Except Fridays) 12-5pm
Call today 604.879.8830. Or email your questions to


live webcam