November 2017 Community Newsletter

November 2017

Hues of red, orange, yellow and brown, the leaves have changed colour, the days are feeling shorter and November is upon us! The farmers market has packed-up for the season and our boutique Winter Craft Fair is here at the end of the month. Find relief at Healing Mudras, sign up for our Ladies Night of crafting or join us for one of our regular programs like Fit U FitnessMindful MovementYoga or Zumba.

RIVER DISTRICT WINTER CRAFT FAIR

Date: Sundays, November 26th & December 3rd, 10th, 17th
Time:  11:00am to 4:00pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr Street)

The holidays are just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than stopping by our winter craft fair. Come by River District Centre one or all of four Sundays to shop local artisans! For more information about the market and to see our list of vendors, click here.

MORE RIVER DISTRICT EVENTS

This month, get to know people down by the river.

HEALING MUDRAS

Date: Sundays, November 5th & 19th          ​​​​​​​
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)​​​​​​​
Fee: $25.00 per session

Mudras, an ancient form of yoga, uses hand positions to balance the mind and body. Hand and finger postures are used to heal and energize physically, emotionally and spiritually. Drop ins welcome. Registration preferred to events@riverdistrict.ca

LADIES NIGHT

Date: Tuesday November 28th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)
RSVP: events@riverdistrict.ca

Join us at the Centre for an evening of Christmas crafting fun. Space is limited. More details coming soon here​​​​​​​.

INTRAINING ALONG THE RIVER

Date: Sundays, January 21st to April 15th
Time: 9:30am
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)

Join the 2018 Vancouver Sun Run InTraining Program! Training starts in January and the run takes place on Sunday April 22nd .

For more details and to register here.

RIVER DISTRICT NEWS

See what’s happening at River District.

FIRST NATIONS CULTURAL STORYTELLING

Our friend, Ginalina hosted a cozy first nations cultural storytelling time in October. The kids got crafty and delicious bannock was served. Thank you to the families that took part in this special event. Thank you to Lorilee from Big Heart Catering for the authentic food and sharing!

Our original presenter, Ojibwe Drummer/ Storyteller: Michel Bruyere was unable to attend. We hope to have him join us for a future event. ​​​​​​​

 

HALLOWEEN EVENT & SCIENCE WORLD ON THE ROAD

Thank you to everyone that came for Science World. We had some amazing entries for our pumpkin carving and decorating contest – always so wonderful to see such creativity in the neighbourhood! A special thank you to TD Bank and their River District Branch for supporting and sponsoring this community event, and for their amazing carving skills of a Spider-Man Pumpkin.

RIVER DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET SURVEY

Thank you to all of the vendors and visitors that contributed to the market along the river this season. A special thank you to our Market Manager Isabelle for her hard work rain or shine! Did you stop by our Farmers Market this season? We wanna hear from you! What you enjoyed, ideas you have. Fill our our survey here.​​​​​​​

MEC RACE AT RIVERFRONT PARK

Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including a race series with ten great running races. What are they? ‘Established in 2013, MEC stores have hosted running races in a variety of scenic locations throughout the Lower Mainland. For the first time ever, the MEC Vancouver, MEC North Vancouver and MEC Langley stores are combining forces to offer an exciting series to showcase our exciting communities.’ This year, Riverfront Park is race 10 of their 2017 series!

Runners have the chance to challenge themselves in a 5K or 10K route along the river. Entry fee is $15. Sign up and get more details here.

CONGRATS TO ROSANNA

Rosanna, our fabulous Zumba instructor  participated in her first fitness competition last month. We are thrilled to report that she placed 5th overall at the Vanity Showdown. With the help of her trainer and nutrition coach, who happens to be her husband (pictured with her) she started training in April. She started the journey because she was inspired her to set a new goal and reignite her passion for working out. Did it work? Yes! Well done, Rosanna! An example that hard work pays off.

Find Rosanna’s class on the Events Calendar.

RIVER DISTRICT PROGRAMMING

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

Kids’ Activities

Family Place: Tues & Thurs

Nobody’s Perfect: Wed

Healthy Together: Thurs

Adult Programs

Knitting Club: Nov 12 & 26

Meditation: Tues

Health & Fitness

FitUFitness: Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs

Zumba: Mon

Yoga: Tues, Thurs, & Sat

Mindful Mov’t: Wed

RIVER DISTRICT SALES

AVALON 3 | PRIVATE APPOINTMENT BOOKINGS

The Avalon 3 preview period has ended. Thanks to everyone who has come to view the great selection of available ONE, TWO, and THREE bedroom homes including the community’s full collection of TOWNHOMES and LIVE-WORK homes. Click Here to view all available homes.If you haven’t come by, you can still see what’s available by booking a private appointment.

​​​​​​​Avalon 3 offers the best value in Vancouver with concrete living amongst 25 acres of green space, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping, right at your front door. Premium features come standard in this outstanding community, including:

  • Built-in wall oven and gas cooktop
  • Fully integrated fridge and dishwasher
  • Quartz countertops and back-painted glass backsplash
  • High-efficiency heating and cooling
  • Rooftop pool and hot tub
  • 20,000 SQFT community courtyard
  • Parking included + MORE​​​​​​​

Please call the River District Sales Centre at 604.879.8830 for your private appointment.

RIVER DISTRICT RENTAL

FRASER FLATS – NOW PREVIEWING

Fraser Flats is now open for previews. We invite you to visit the show suite and see the high-end finishes that come standard at Fraser Flats. These pet friendly rental homes feature in-suite washer/dryers, dishwashers, and amazing amenity spaces. The first release at Fraser Flats brings 155 brand new homes ready for move-in this Spring. Click the images below to see a selection of plans that will be available for future rental.

You can find us at the River District Sales & Rental Centre, located at 3302 North Arm Avenue, Vancouver.  We’re open daily 12:00pm to 5:00pm.