April 2020 Community Newsletter

April 2020

Although the River District Neighbourhood Centre remains closed, our favourite programs are available online including pilates, yoga, Mindful Movement and even Family Place for the little ones. We’re also working on new ideas to keep you creative and productive while staying at home. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

To continue to support our local businesses at River District, an update of the operating hours for the shops and services is provided. While the River District Sales Centres (Paradigm and Mode) are temporarily closed, the Sales Team is working remotely and are available to help you by email or phone.

And don’t miss out on the River District’s community cheering for our hardworking front-line workers daily at 7:00 pm!


Here’s some of River District programs available on-line.


Move Better with a Free Online Session

Marla who leads the Pilates Mat Work session on Monday mornings is offering a Wednesday class on Facebook.

Marla will guide you through a simple physical practice to help to unite your body and mind. Combining yoga, pilates, ELDOA and breath work for a truly unique experience.

Date:  Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Fee: Free

Click here for more info.


Free Online Yoga Session

Missing yoga at River District? Kristy will be going live this Tuesday, April 14th at 5:00 pm with a Hatha Chill session on River District social media feeds. 

Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Fee: Free

Join in on River District’s Facebook or Instagram.



Free Online Mindful Movement Class

Marianne draws from her dance background and uses her current experience as a Medical Exercise Specialist to create a one-of-a-kind exercise class combining ballet, pilates, yoga, strength, cardio and flexibility training. All levels welcome.

Join Marianne on Zoom on Wednesday evenings.

Date:  Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fee: Free

To join in, please email here to sign up. 


Belly Dancing

Are you missing your weekly belly dancing session? Or, have you wanted to learn the art of belly dance? If so, contact Karime for a lesson plan and videos to get you moving.

Learn the fun basics of how to move and control your body, and get a feel for this dance form.

Karime will guide you through this dance form with a basic but cheeky combo.

Email Karime for more info by clicking here.


Family Place Online

Family Place is now online to keep you and the little ones connected. They are posting daily on their Facebook page. Join them as they share a variety of songs, stories, arts and crafts.

Plus, Family Place is hosting Circle Time on Zoom. To join in, please click here to send them an email.

Date: Tuesdays to Fridays
Time: 10:30 am (lines open at 10:15 am)
Fee: Free



Route 31 arrives at River District

We are thrilled to welcome the first bus to River District on Monday, April 6th.

Route 31 connects Metrotown Station to River District Town Centre. The bus schedule runs every 35 minutes during weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. 

Now, it’s even easier to connect to skytrain and head home to River District.

More info on TransLink.



7PM Nightly Cheer Session

Join in at 7:00 pm as we cheer on all the front-line heroes working tirelessly during these times!

Let’s show our support, bring out your pots and pans, toot your horns.

We’re all in this together. Be sure to share your cheers on social media Facebook and Instagram by tagging @RiverDistrict.




Along with the 7PM Nightly Cheer, we have joined an initiative #HeartsforHeroes to encourage the public to show their support by sharing hearts on their windows.

Last week, we lit up the Quartet building at River District to show our support for all the front-line heroes. Tag @RiverDistrict and share with us on social media Facebook and Instagram.



Here’s the latest update on the River District Shops & Services.


Romer’s Burger Bar

Romer’s Burger Bar is open for takeout and delivery through Skip the Dishes and Door Dash.

In addition, Romer’s is offering a 20% discount for all orders called in for pick up. As an added bonus, packaged beer, cider and wine can be purchased with your order.

Call Romer’s at 604.566.9545. They’re open daily from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.



River District’s Save-On-Foods has been busy adjusting to the current situation and we’re grateful for their front-line team for ensuring that our communities are able to get the food and supplies they need.

An early shopping hour from 7:00 am to 8:00 am is dedicated to seniors and those most vulnerable to shop. For everyone else, they’re open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Save-On-Foods is also experiencing high web traffic and demand for online shopping at this time. Currently, delivery services are not available.


Sushi Mura

Sushi Mura is open for take out from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm from Mondays to Thursdays, and 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm from Fridays to Sundays.

They are also offering free delivery within a 7 km radius.

Packaged beer, sake and wine can be purchased with your order.

Call Sushi Mura at 604.620.7894.



Booster Juice

Booster Juice is open for takeout out only from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm from Mondays to Saturdays, and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Call Booster Juice at 604.434.1533.



Everything Wine

Everything Wine is open for pick up only from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Place your order before 2:00 pm and your order will be ready within 4 hours. Otherwise, your order will be ready for pick up the following day. Delivery orders can take up 5 days from the time of your order (be sure to check with them). 

Call Everything Wine at 604.416.1672.



River District Health Services

River District Physio is only available by email, phone at 604.336.9944 or virtual visit.

River District Medical is only available to current patients on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays by phone at 604.430.1116.

River District Dentistry is only available for dental emergencies for current patients by email.


Temporarily Closed

  • TD Canada Trust
  • ​​​​​​​Starbucks
  • Westminster Savings Credit Union 
  • Scotiabank