August Community Newsletter
SUMMERTIME, & THE LIVIN’ IS EASY
Welcome to August! It’s going to be busy at River District Vancouver. With Drive-In ‘Family Friendly’ Movies on Sundays, Summer Olympic Games in Rio streaming on the big screen, Science World on the Road making a return appearance, Farmers Market, and new upcoming programs, there’s always lots to do here. So, come by and say hello.
Join us in August for River District Vancouver Drive-In Movies. The last Saturday movie is a classic (Top Gun) and Sunday’s movie line-up are all family friendly (The Jungle Book, Zootopia, Frozen and Angry Birds the Movie). Come and say hello to our Wesgroup Team as they serve free popcorn (limited supplies) and did we mention free admission on Sundays (compliments of Wesgroup).
Date: Saturday, August 6 & Sundays, August 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: Gates open at 6:30pm, Show starts at dusk
Cost: $20 per Car on Saturday, August 6 and FREE ADMISSION on Sundays (compliments of Wesgroup)
More details here.
RIVER DISTRICT EVENTS
SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
The Summer Olympics in Rio are starting! Join us at the River District Centre as we will be streaming the games on the big screen in the Main Space (except when programs are in session). Wear your red and white, and cheer on Team Canada.
Date: August 6th to August 21st, 2016
Location: River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street (Drop In)
ART ADVENTURES FOR KIDS
Wild Goose presents Art Adventures for Kids Ages 2-12 (adult supervision for kids under 7)
Time: 3:30 to 5:00pm
- Sunday, August 7th – Drawing & Painting
- Sunday, August 21st – Clay Creations
Cost: $10 per session (cash or cheque only).
Registration required in advance. Please register at River District Centre.
SCIENCE WORLD ON THE ROAD
We’re thrilled to welcome back Science World on the Road to the River District Centre. This year, join us for the hands-on Science on the Spot featuring KEVA Building Activities: Art and Architecture, and a Science Surprises Show.
Date: Saturday, August 27th
Time: 1:00 to 3:30pm
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
RIVER DISTRICT NEWS
FARMERS MARKET TOTE SATURDAY
The 1st Saturday of the month means the first 50 shoppers who spend $10 or more will receive a River District Vancouver Farmers Market Tote Bag. 1 per family. Conditions apply.
Date: Saturdays, now until October 15th 2016
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
We’re excited to have Suzanne de Montigny, author of Shadow of the Unicorn: The Deception join us this Saturday, August 6th at the Farmers Market. Book signing, face painting, balloons for all. Then, on Saturday, August 13th, join Christian Bideau, author of PLAY: The Color of Music and explore music through fun musical games, contests, and one-on-one mini lessons.
ART AND SONGS
Explore children’s creative self through arts & crafts, songs & stories. For children age 2-1/2 to 5 years (parent participation required)
When: Wednesdays, September 14 to October 5
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Where: River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street
Cost: FREE (registration required, space is limited)
For more info, click here.
BEYOND THE CONVERSATION: ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLES FOR SENIORS
Practise your conversational English in a supportive space, meet new people and make friends and learn new skills.
When: Mondays, September 12 t0 October 31
Time: 1:00 to 2:30pm
Where: River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street?
For more info, click here.
RIVER DISTRICT CENTRE 5TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – THANK YOU!
On Saturday, July 16th, we welcomed the River District community to join the festivities as we celebrated 5 years #downbytheriver. Mini-BBQ was catered by Romers, family friendly entertainment of face painting, balloon twisitng and portraits as well as our own Community Colouring Poster.
Thanks to everyone who joined us and your continued support. To see more, click here.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! LADIES CLOTHING DRIVE – A BIG SUCCESS
Thank you for donations of gently used ladies clothing for My Sister’s Closet. The support has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. All the donations have been bundled up and delivered.
To find our more about the non-profit and thrift store, My Sister’s Closet, visit here.
WINTER CRAFT FAIR – CALL FOR VENDORS
We’re beginning to think of Christmas and will be gearing up for the River District Winter Craft Fair. This year, the Winter Craft dates will be Sundays, November 20th, November 27th and December 4th.
If you’re interested in becoming a Vendor at the River District Winter Craft Fair, please click here for more details.?
RIVER DISTRICT PROGRAMMING
Come check out the River District Centre Programs.
If you have any programming ideas, let us know!
Family Place: Back September 13th
Movie Matinee: Returning in September
Knitting Club: Aug 14 & 28
Ladies Night: Returning in September
Health & Fitness
?Yoga: Tues & Sat
FitUFitness: Mon & Thurs
RIVER DISTRICT SALES
River District Sales Centre is currently under construction in preparation for the next phase of homes in the River District Vancouver neighbourhood. They will reopen in the fall and regular hours will resume.
Should you have any questions or would like to schedule a private appointment during this time, please call 604.879.8830 or email email@example.com.