October 2017 Community Newsletter

OCTOBER 2017

Fall is officially here and we are excited to spend it with you! Bring on the crisp mornings, the chunky knit sweaters, and an overwhelming amount of all things pumpkin!

Join us for our October events. Only two more Saturdays remain for the River District Farmers Market, come enjoy it #downbytheriver. Our last drive-in of the fall series is this Saturday and we are excited to announce that our Halloween drive-in is returning this month. On October 22nd, explore the meaning of home with a special musical event celebrating First Nations Cultural Storytelling. Then, bring your kids down for a spook-tacular time as Science World on the Road joins us for a Halloween celebration on October 28th! Make a note that we have added two new class times: Fit U Fitness and their Early Riser class on Wednesdays, and yoga is back on Thursday evenings.

We hope you enjoy a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival and Thanksgiving!

RIVER DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET – ONLY 2 SATURDAYS REMAINING

Date: Saturdays, October 7th & 14th
Time:  10:00am to 3:30pm
Place: Kerr Street Plaza (8683 Kerr Street)

​​​​​​​The River District Farmers Market is winding down with only two market days remaining. Be sure to visit us and stock up on your artisan goods before we close for the season. Both of the Saturdays in October will be Market Tote Days. The first 50 shoppers who spend $10 or more will receive one of our coveted market totes. Don’t miss out.

HALLOWEEN DRIVE-IN AT RIVER DISTRICT

We are excited to be hosting another Halloween Drive-In with Fresh Air Cinemas on Saturdays, October 21st and 28th. Join us for 2 nights of Double Feature showings! Movies will include a 3D screening of Friday the 13th Part 3, family-favourite Casper, and the popular horror classic The Shining.

Stay tuned for more details on ticketing and movie times on our events page next week.

SPOOK-TACULAR SCIENCE WORLD ON THE ROAD

Date: Saturday, October 28th
Time: 1:00 to 3:30pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)​​​​​​​
RSVP: events@riverdistrict.ca

Halloween is almost here! This year, we’ve invited Science World to join in on the fun, they’ll show us a few tricks and we might have a treat for you as well! You can expect some fun, interactive activities to start the event off, then be sure to stay for the science-filled show at 3pm. Big thanks to our friends at TD for sponsoring this community event!

MORE RIVER DISTRICT EVENTS

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

DRIVE-IN MOVIES

Date: Saturday, October 7th
Time:  Gates open at 6:30pm
Place: 3650 East Kent Ave South, Vancouver.

This Saturday watch Cars 3 and Baby Driver under the stars. Catch the last night of our fall drive-in series where you’ll enjoy some of the hottest blockbusters from this past summer on the 4-storey jumbo screen. The first feature begins between 7:15pm-7:45pm, depending on when the sun begins to set, and the second show starts between 9:30pm-10:00pm, depending on length of first feature. Details here.

INFANT & TODDLERS CLOTHING SALE
Supporting South Vancouver Family Place

Date: Tuesday, October 17th
Time:  10:00am to 12:00pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)​​​​​​​

DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED: Please donate your gently-worn infant and toddlers clothing (newborn to size 5T) for the Family Place clothing drive. All proceeds from the sale helps support Family Place’s fundraising needs.

A big bin has been set up at the River District Centre (8683 Kerr Street) for your donations.

NOBODY’S PERFECT FALL SESSION

Date: Wednesdays beginning Oct.18th
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)
RSVP: To register, please email svfp@telus.net or call 604.325.5213. Free childminding provided.

Nobody’s Perfect is a facilitated parenting program for parents with children 0 to 18 months. The programs runs for 6 weeks.

FIRST NATIONS CULTURAL STORYTELLING

Date: Sunday, October 22nd
Time:  3:00pm to 4:00pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)​​​​​​​

This is a family friendly event exploring the theme: ‘What is Home’? Introduction by Ginalina and feature presentation by Ojibwe Drummer/Storyteller Michel Bruyere

Drop ins welcome but RSVP preferred to event@riverdistrict.ca. Light refreshments will be served.

HEALING MUDRAS

FREE TRIAL: Sunday, October 29th from 11:00-11:30am.

Date: Sunday, November 5th & 19th       Time: 11:00-12:00pm
Place: River District Centre (8683 Kerr St)​​​​​​​
Price: $25.00 per session

Come learn how to prevent and cure common hand and wrist pain – unleash the power of your fingers and maximize your healing potential.

​​​​Drop ins welcome but registration preferred to event@riverdistrict.ca.

RIVER DISTRICT NEWS

See what’s happening at River District.

Rise & Shine with Fit U Fitness! There are now four chances to start your fitness routine with a sweat session! Join the ladies of Fit U Fitness on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:15pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 6:00 to 6:45am.

Add one more Savasana to your practice! Yoga has returned on Thursday evenings. Join Kristy from 5:00 to 6:00pm for Hip to the Core yoga focusing on core strengthening and hip opening. Now you have four yogas sessions to choose from!

River District Winter Craft Fair. Add this year’s winter craft fair dates to your calendar, happening Sundays: November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th, and 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: Tues & Thurs

Nobody’s Perfect: Wed

Healthy Together: Thurs

Adult Programs

Knitting Club: Oct 1, 15, 29

Meditation: Back in Nov

Health & Fitness

FitUFitness: Mon, Tues, Wed, & Thurs

Zumba: Mon

Yoga: Tues, Thurs, & Sat

Mindful Mov’t: Wed

RIVER DISTRICT SALES

AVALON 3 – PREVIEWING OCTOBER 14-29

The much anticipated next release of homes in River District is here! The third collection of residences at Avalon Park, Avalon 3 features luxurious one, two, and three bedroom homes. Be one of the first to learn about Avalon 3 and tour the new fully-furnished display suite. The River District Sales Centre re-opens at 12pm on Oct 14th. Hope to see you there!

Register with Avalon 3 to receive the latest news and information.​​​​​​​

RIVER DISTRICT RENTAL

FRASER FLATS – SHOW SUITE OPENING SOON

In preparation for move-in Spring 2018, the Fraser Flats show suite is opening in the coming weeks. We’re looking forward to inviting you to the quality interiors and spacious layouts you’ll enjoy while living at Fraser Flats. Your new neighbourhood will also include exceptional amenities and all the benefits of River District Vancouver!

To receive the latest Fraser Flats news, including show suite preview details, join our waitlist here.​​​​​​​