OCTOBER COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

MY FAVOURITE COLOUR IS OCTOBER

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OCTOBER 2016

Welcome October and the changing colours of the season. Time to bring out the warmer layers of clothing and enjoy the brisk crisp cool air of autumn. You may have noticed our newest attraction #downbytheriver, the new kids’ playground located south of the River District Sales Centre. We have a Halloween theme this month with the Halloween movie line-up at River District Vancouver Drive-In, the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest, Kids Halloween Craft Session and Trick-or-Treating for the little ones.

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 NAME YOUR NEW PARK CONTEST

We need your help in naming this temporary nautical themed children’s park. Located south of the River District Sales Centre, this park features a sandy beach area with driftwood log seating, umbrellas and a large red ship.

Stop by the River District Centre, submit your park name suggestion and enter to win a $50 gift card to Romers. You can also enter via Facebook @RiverDistrictVancouver. The winning submission will be announced October 28th via Facebook

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HALLOWEEN DRIVE IN MOVIES

Wesgroup and Fresh Air Cinema are thrilled to continue the River District Vancouver Drive-In with the spooky scary Halloween movie line up. There will be 2 movies on Friday & Saturday nights in late October with the first showing at 7:00pm and the second one at 9:30pm. Food trucks will also be on site.

Date: Fridays, October 21st & 28th and Saturdays, October 22nd & 29th
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 Community Events page for more information.

RIVER DISTRICT EVENTS

NEW PARKS IN RIVER DISTRICT

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Join the Vancouver Parks Board’s Open House and discover the new parks planned within our growing River District community.

Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Place: River District Farmers Market (Kerr Street Plaza)

COMMUNITY HARVEST CELEBRATION

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Join Ginalina (Juno nominated folk singer/songwriter) at the River District Centre for a free family fun musical performance.

Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 1:00 to 2:30pm
For more info, click here.

MUNCHKIN MATINEE IS BACK

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Join us this Halloween month to watch Coraline (2009).

Synopsis:  An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but has sinister secrets.

Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
For more info, click here.

LADIES NIGHT

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Ladies, join us for our first Ladies Night Clothing Swap. Clean out your closets and bring your unwanted, ‘no longer wear them’ clothing and swap them for something new (to you). Any remaining items will be donated to My Sister’s Closet. Win win for all.

Date: Tuesday, October 25th
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Please RSVP to events@riverdistrict.ca

RIVER DISTRICT NEWS

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RIVER DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET – EVERY SATURDAY

There’s only 2 more Saturdays of River District Farmers Market remaining at Kerr Street Plaza. Be sure to come on by and stock up on your favourite local goods before it’s closed for the season. Plus, we’re giving away 50 Market Tote Bags (min. $10 purchase) on the last day, Saturday, October 15th.

Date:  Saturdays, now until October 15th 2016
Time:  10:00am to 3:00pm

FIT U FITNESS – FREE TRIAL

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Thinking of a new fitness program after Thanksgiving dinner? Join Gail & Alicia for a fun free trial at Fit U Fitness Bootcamp. Free trials being offered Monday, October 17th & Thursday, October 20th.

When: Mondays & Thursdays
Time: 6:15 to 7:15pm
More info, click here or email info@fitufitness.ca

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

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Join us for the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest. Pick up a pumpkin on Saturday, October 15th & return with your carved pumpkin masterpiece on Saturday, October 29th for the judging. Afterwards, stay for a Kids Halloween Craft Session.

When: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
For more info, click here.

Then, come by the River District Centre on Monday, October 31st from 3:00 to 5:00pm for some Tricks or Treats for the little ones.

ACCEPTING
INFANT & TODDLER
CLOTHING
DONATIONS FOR FAMILY PLACE
CLOTHING DRIVE

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Please drop off your gently-worn infant and toddler clothing to River District Centre until October 25th.

   INFANT & TODDLER CLOTHING SALE

Stock up on gently-worn clothing for infants and children (5 and under)! The sale is cash only, all items will be priced at $1, $2 or $5. All proceeds will directly support South Vancouver/Fraserlands Family Place.

Date: Thursday, October 27th
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Location: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)

RIVER DISTRICT WINTER CRAFT FAIR 

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Mark your calendars – River District is excited to host its annual Winter Craft Fair and it’s just around the corner! Come on by the River District Centre to do your holiday shopping and support local artisans.

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

For more info, click here.

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
Movie Matinee:  Oct 22

 

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Adult Programs

Knitting Club: Oct 9 & 23

Ladies Night: Oct 25

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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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Coming soon to River District Vancouver, Avalon Park, the next community of homes in the master-planned River District neighbourhood.

With important announcements on new homes, amenities, parks and more on the way, register now for the latest information on this growing neighbourhood by clicking here.

Be sure to also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for the latest project updates and photos.

 

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