November Community Newsletter

SURPRISE ME NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 2016

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Hello November. Let’s welcome the autumn colours and the falling leaves as Mother Nature prepares for the changing seasons. Be sure to take a walk along the Foreshore Trail and visit our newest park Tugboat Pass Park. The River District is lovely this time of year and we’ll be hosting the Winter Craft Fair shortly. But, we’ll close on December 5th for some minor TLC. Come by and say hello.

RIVER DISTRICT WINTER CRAFT FAIR

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River District is excited to host its annual Winter Craft Fair and it’s just around the corner! Come by the River District Centre, start your holiday shopping and support our local artisans and musicians. Only 3 dates this year.

When: Sundays, November 20th, 27th & December 4th
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr Street)

For more info on the River District Winter Craft Fair’s participating Vendors and Artisans, click here.

INTRODUCING TUGBOAT PASS PARK

 

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Congratulations to Jackie Marie for her winning submission Tugboat Pass Park in our Name River District’s Newest Park Contest. Tugboat Pass Park is located south of the River District Sales Centre. This new park features a sandy beach area with driftwood log seating, umbrellas and a large red ship. A new adventure awaits kids of all ages. Be sure to check it out.

RIVER DISTRICT EVENTS

 

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MUNCHKIN MATINEE

Join us for November’s Munchkin Matinee of
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).

Synopsis:  Continuing his ‘legendary adventures of awesomeness’, Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

Date: Saturday, November 19th
Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm

For more info, click here.

 

 

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HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR LADIES NIGHT

Hello Ladies, the holiday season is just around the corner so join us for an evening of holiday crafts to get us into the holiday spirit.

A variety of holiday crafts projects and light refreshments available.

Date: Tuesday, November 29th
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Please RSVP to events@riverdistrict.ca

 

 

CHRISTMAS DRIVE IN MOVIES

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Wesgroup & Fresh Air Cinema are thrilled to present the River District Vancouver Christmas Drive-In. There will be 2 movies on Friday & Saturday nights in early December with the first showing at 7:00pm and the second one at 9:30pm. Food trucks will also be on site.

Date: Fridays, December 2nd & 9th and Saturdays, December 3rd & 10th
Time: Gates open at 5:30pm. First Show starts at 7:00pm. Second Show at 9:30pm
Cost: $20 per Car (max. of 8 people)

Be sure to check out the River District Events page for more information.

RIVER DISTRICT NEWS

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RIVER DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET THANKS YOU.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the River District Farmers Market this past season. Our success would not be possible without the amazing local vendors of farmers, bakers, artisans and musicians. You were instrumental in creating a warm and welcoming Farmers Market #downbytheriver.

To our River District Community and Neighbours, thank you for coming out and supporting the Farmers Market and our vendors every Saturday this past season. Without you, the Farmers Market would not be the success it is.

A special thank you to Isabelle Bottin, River District Farmers Market Manager who seamlessly organized, coordinated and set up the market every Saturday. Your dedication and hard work is amazing and we appreciate your passion.

We will start planning for the 2017 River District Farmers Market and would your feedback. Please take a moment to complete the River District Farmers Market Survey by clicking on the appropriate links below:

Vendor’s Survey

Visitor’s Survey

 

 

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NEW WEEKLY PROGRAMS

We are thrilled to have Mindful Movement & Karate for Kids join the Wednesday programs at River District Centre. If you haven’t tried one of these new classes, now’s the time.

Program: Mindful Movement
When: Wednesdays
Time:  6:00 to 7:00pm

Program: Karate for Kids
When: Wednesdays
Time:  4:00 to 5:00pm
More info, visit the Events Calendar by clicking here.

 

 

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GVHBA’S COATS FOR KIDS

River District is proud to participate in the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) annual Coats for Kids campaign.

Please drop off new or gently used coats for kids of all ages, (especially for kids ages 12-18) at the River District Centre from November 13th toDecember 1st.

All coats will go to the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, an organization who’s outreach helps to provide a brighter Christmas for families in need.

 

 

 

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KIDS HOLIDAY CRAFTS

Join us for a fun filled Kids Holiday Craft Session to get the whole family into the holiday spirit. This free drop in session will feature a variety of crafts for everyone.

We’ll have a cup of hot cocoa waiting for you.

Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Location: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)
More info, please click here.

 

 

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RIVER DISTRICT CENTRE UPDATES

After 5 years #downbytheriver, it’s time for some TLC. The River District Centre will close Monday, December 5th for some minor updates. We will re-open in the New Year, Tuesday, January 3rd.

Be sure to stop by and say hello before it closes.

RIVER DISTRICT PROGRAMMING

Come check out the River District Centre Programs.
If you have any programming ideas, let us know!

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Kids’ Activities
Family Place: Tues & Thurs

Karate: Wed

Movie Matinee:  Nov 19th

 

 

 

 

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Adult Programs

Knitting Club:  Nov 6th, 20th & Dec 4th

Ladies Night: Nov 29th

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Health & Fitness

FitUFitness: Mon & Thurs

Zumba: Mon

Yoga: Tues & Sat

Mindful Mov’t: Wed

 

RIVER DISTRICT SALES

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You are invited to preview AVALON PARK, the newest parkside residential community coming to River District Vancouver. Join the sales team and tour the new designer display home and the newly updated Sales Centre.

Avalon Park’s first residential phase – Avalon 1 – offers a great selection of layouts to choose from, with spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes and a limited collection of townhomes.

AVALON 1 STARTING PRICES

1 BEDS – $319,900
2 BEDS – $479,900
3 BEDS – $679,900
3 BED TOWNHOMES – $785,900

The River District Sales Centre will be open daily from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

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