August 2017 Community Newsletter

AUGUST, IT’S THE SUNDAY OF SUMMER

AUGUST 2017

With summer in full swing, we’ve been enjoying the lazy breezy days #downbytheriver and hope you have too. Although a couple of our regular community programs and the River District Sales Centre are currently on a well-deserved break, they’ll be back in September. But, you’re always welcomed to stop by and say hello at the Community Centre (we’re still here).

This month River District Vancouver invites you to our Neighbourhood Appreciation BBQ, Farmers Market Tote Bag Saturday is almost here along with a new update from Fraser Flats. A few highlights of our September program lineup and yes, the River District Vancouver Drive-In Movies are back.

RIVER DISTRICT VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOOD APPRECIATION BBQ

Being part of a new and emerging community has its growing pains and we appreciate your patience and understanding as the River District Vancouver community continues to grow.

As a small token of our appreciation for your patience during the construction of River District Vancouver’s Town Centre, we’d like to invite you to our Neighbourhood Appreciation BBQ at Tugboat Pass Park.

Date: Saturday, August 19th
Time:  1:00 to 3:00pm
Place: Tugboat Pass Park (behind the River District Sales Centre, 8700 Kinross)
RSVP: events@riverdistrict.ca

For more information, please click here.

RIVER DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET – MARKET TOTE SATURDAY IS
AUGUST 5TH

The first Saturday of the month at the River District Farmers Market means it’s Market Tote Saturday. The first 50 shoppers who spend $10 or more will receive one of our coveted market totes.

One per family until supplies last. Certain conditions apply.

RIVER DISTRICT EVENTS

RIVER DISTRICT VANCOUVER DRIVE-IN MOVIE SERIES!

 

 

 

We’ll be hosting double-feature screenings every Saturday in September.

There’s a great movie line up of this summer’s box office hits, so come down this September, travel back to a simpler time, enjoy tasty treats and some great movies. This memorable experience will take place rain or shine.​​​​​​​

Stay tuned for more details on movie titles and advanced ticketing.

 FAMILY PLACE INTRODUCES HEALTHY TOGETHER

 

 

 

Healthy Together is an innovative and unique family education program that brings families together to learn to make healthy choices and build healthy relationships.

Date: Thursdays, Sep 21st to Dec 21st
Time:  10:30am to 12:00pm
Fee:  Free but registration required by email to svfp@telus.net or call 604.325.5213
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)​​​​​​​

​Click here for more information.​​​​​​​

 

SOUTH VANCOUVER NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE (SVNH) PRESENTS ENGLISH CONVERSATION CAFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVNH has joined us #downbytheriver and we’re thrilled to announce English Conversation Cafe at the River District Centre starting this September.

Date: Saturdays, Sep 16th, 30th, Oct 14th, 28th, and Nov 18th, 25th
Time:  11:00am to 12:30pm
Fee:  Free but registration required by email to events@riverdistrict.ca or call 604.431.5594
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

FIT4TWO FALL LINE UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fit4Two has announced its Fall Line Up at the River District Centre. Be sure to give their Free Trial Sessions a try.

Mom & Baby Fitness
Date: FREE TRIAL: Tuesday, Sep 5th
Classes on Tuesdays, Sep 12th to Oct 31st
Time:  1:00 to 2:00pm

Prenatal Fitness
Date: FREE TRIAL: Thursday, Sep 7th
Classes on Thursdays, Sep 14th to Oct 26th
Time:  7:30 to 8:30pm

Mom & Baby Barre
Date: FREE TRIAL: Monday, Sep 11th
Classes on Mondays, Sep 18th to Oct 30th
Time:  9:30 to 10:30am

Tummies 4 Mummies & Infant Massage Combo
Date: Wednesday, Sep 13th
Time:  11:30am to 12:30pm

For more info, click here for the Events Calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

RIVER DISTRICT NEWS

GREATER VANCOUVER FOOD BANK FOOD DRIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1982, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) was set up as a temporary relief to the hunger crisis. Today, they are busier than ever trying to fill this need. Let’s pitch in and help them out. This summer, we’ve set up our big donation box at River District Centre and are accepting donations for non-perishable food items. For more info on GVFB, please click here.

 

 SUMMER BREAK REMINDER

 

 

 

Family Place will be taking a break from the River District Centre for the month of August but will continue at its Nanaimo location. However, Family Place at the River District Centre will return September 7th.​​​​​​​

 

 




RIVER DISTRICT WINTER CRAFT FAIR – CALL FOR VENDORS

 

 

 

 

Although it’s only August, Winter will be here sooner than we think. Time to start planning for the River District Winter Craft Fair.

This season, the River District Winter Craft Fair will be held on the following dates:

  • Sunday, November 26th
  • Sunday, December 3rd
  • Sunday, December 10th
  • Sunday, December 17th

If you’re interested in joining us as a Vendor, please click here.






 RIVER DISTRICT PROGRAMMING

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

 

Kids’ Activities

Family Place: Back in Sep

Mini-Yoga: Tues

Art Adventures: Aug 20th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Programs

Knitting Club:  Aug 6th & 20th

Ladies Night: Back in Sep

Meditation: Tues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Fitness

Fit4Two: Mon & Thurs

FitUFitness: Mon,Tues,Thurs

Zumba: Mon

Yoga: Tues & Sat

Mindful Mov’t: Wed

 



RIVER DISTRICT RENTAL

JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR FRASER FLATS*

If you’re planning to visit the River District Farmers Market this month, stop by the Fraser Flats table on Saturday, August 19 to learn more about this new rental community to River District Vancouver. Fraser Flats will be move-in ready in spring 2018.

Homes will include spacious layouts, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, in-suite laundry and select pet friendly suites. Residents will enjoy exclusive access to a private 6,000 square foot two level clubhouse, featuring a fitness centre, sauna and steam rooms, a large entertainment lounge with kitchen and meeting rooms. These professionally managed homes include a live-in building manager, providing support, added security and peace of mind.

To join the waitlist, click here to register.