August 2018 Community Newsletter

Savour Summer at River District on August 11th

SAVOUR SUMMER FESTIVAL AT RIVER DISTRICT TOWN CENTRE
NEXT UP: Paw Patrol on August 11th!

The next event in our Savour Summer Festival series is coming up on Saturday August 11th! You may want to let the kids know that their favourite characters from Paw Patrol are going to be at River District Town Centre doing a performance and a meet and greet! We also have an incredible local band Her Brothers performing and to shake things up a little bit, an acrobatic circus performance by Shine Davine.

Your neighbourhood coffee shop, Starbucks will be hosting coffee tasting seminars and TD is putting on a Kids Zone with face and mural painting and balloon animals.

And of course, you can look forward to free frozen pops, a photobooth, a marketplace chock full of local vendors and food trucks!

Join us for Savour Summer Festival at River District Town Centre:

  • Saturday, August 11th: Starbucks’ Summer Sips & TD Kids’ Night Out 
    Entertainment by Her Brothers, a circus acrobatic performance by Shine Davine and Paw Patrol characters brought to you by PupUp Entertainment
    (Free iced coffee samplers and a TD Kids Zone with face and mural painting and balloon animals!)
  • Saturday, August 25th: Romers Craft Beer & Backyard BBQ 
    Entertainment by Myles Bigalow Trio, Kutapira and Dr Strangelove
    (Free sliders and craft beer samples!)
  • Saturday, September 8th: Westminster Savings’ End of Summer Block Party 
    Entertainment by Bobs & Lolo, Shine Davine and Wooden Horsemen
    (Win $500 in the money wind tunnel, kids face painting, popcorn and more!)

The event is free but space is limited, so come early.

For more information, please click here.

August 2018

​​​​​​​On Saturday July 21st, we hosted our first Savour Summer event at River District Town Centre and it was a fun-filled afternoon with food trucks, a marketplace and free pops! Everything Wine hosted complimentary wine and cheese tastings in their 2100 sq ft Town Centre store.

Grooveport and Cory Owens started the party for The Boom Booms, who had everyone dancing and even invited kids to join them on stage. It truly was a great day celebrating our community, with hundreds of River District residents and visitors from nearby areas coming to check out the festivities!

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in making the day as great as it was – from our amazing Town Centre Retailers (Everything Wine, Starbucks and Romer’s) who were so excited to meet the community, our vendors, our food trucks, our talented musicians – Grooveport, Cory Owens and of course, The Boom Booms – and you, for coming out and attending the event in your Town Centre. It was an excellent day celebrating our community, and we are so pleased that there are still three more festivities to go!

Even with this summer (and this whole year!) flying by, we want to make the most of it with you. We look forward to the next Savour Summer event on Saturday, August 11th. For more photos, visit our Facebook Page!

This month’s Wine Wednesday is a tribute to A Rosé By Any Other Name… Make sure to RSVP early via events@riverdistrict.ca because our Wine Wednesdays are always a full house.

Ladies Night this month continues the theme of self love and self care – it is a session led by Pilita Blanchard, a meditation teacher and life coach who will be illuminating the benefits of a regular meditation practice and teaching us how to incorporate it into our lives.

RIVER DISTRICT EVENTS & PROGRAMS

 

A Rosé by Any Other Name …

Date: Wednesday, August 15th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Place: Everything Wine
(8570 River District Crossing)
RSVP: events@riverdistrict.ca

‘A summer picnic without rosé is like a night without stars.’ The perfect pink drink for summer picnics in the park. Join us and learn some tips and tricks for serving the perfect glass of rosé.

For more info, click here.
Spots are limited – make sure to RSVP.

 

 

 

Ladies Night: Meditation for the Busy Women

Date:Tuesday, August 28th
Time:6:30 to 8:30pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre
RSVP:events@riverdistrict.ca

Come and share a beautiful and relaxed evening of Meditation For Beginners! Learn how meditation affects your mind and body, how it can support natural healing, remove emotional road blocks and help you tap into your greater potential! The evening will include a guided meditation session. Please feel free to bring your own mat or cushion and wear comfortable clothing!

The class will be led by Pilita Blanchard, Holistic Life Coach and former Meditation Leader at The Chopra Centre in California.​​​​​​​

For more information, click here.

 

RIVER DISTRICT JULY FLASHBACK

Wine Wednesday: Summer Sippers (Or Crushers!)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Last month, we celebrated Wine Wednesday at Everything Wine tasting the most refreshing wines to sip (or crush!) Jonathan Yee led the full house of River District residents and friends and shared with us which types of wines are most perfect for summer. The Michele Chiarlo Moscato was a big hit and some of us were scrambling to purchase the last few remaining bottles. Rest assured, Jonathan has informed us that more have been ordered.

We look forward to this month’s Wine Wednesday, A Rosé By Any Other Name …

Ladies Night: The Essentials of Essential Oils

What an informative and insightful session on the power of essential oils and its many benefits. Thank you to Arshia and Kareem for sharing their journey on creating the essential oil blends to eliminate stress, calm the mind and creating an elevated vibrational energy in our environment.

We look forward to this month’s Ladies Night, Meditation for Busy Women.

RIVER DISTRICT NEWS

 

Welcome Booster Juice to Town Centre!

It won’t be long until you can grab a Booster Juice right here at River District Town Centre. We can almost taste the delicious, fruity flavours!

We’re so excited! The Town Centre continues to grow with more retailers coming on board and new homeowners calling River District home.

Welcome aboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August Session with Family Place

Family Place will continue its Tuesday and Thursday sessions throughout the month of August. In the past, Family Place was closed during this month but not anymore.

Family Place offers free activities for kids under 5 and opportunities for parents/caregivers to share in their kids early learning experiences while connecting with other parents. More information, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Program Update

For August, Fit U Fitness will be offering its classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:00 to 6:45am (must reserve in advance).

This bootcamp circuit features total body strength and conditioning. Equipment is provided. All levels welcome! $5 for First timers.

For more information, check out the Events Calendar by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIVER DISTRICT PROGRAMMING

 

Kids Programs

Family Place:
Tue & Thu 9:30-11:30am

Adult Programs

Wine Wednesday:  
August 15th  6:30-8:30pm

Ladies Night: 
August 28th  6:30-8:30pm

 

 

Health & Fitness

Pilates:
Mon 9:30-10:30am

Fit4Two:  
Tue 11:00am-12:00pm
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FitUFitness: 
Tue  6:00-6:45 am
Thu 6:00-6:45 am

 

 

Health & Fitness

Yoga: 
Tue (Chill) 5:15-6:15 pm
Thu (Core) 5:15-6:15 pm
Sat (Foundations Flow)
10-11am

Mindful Mov’t: 
Wed 6:00-7:00 pm
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Walking Group: 
Wed 7:00-8:30 pm