December 2019 Community Newsletter



December 2019

It’s the Holidays at River District! This season, all roads lead to the Neighbourhood Centre. Whether it’s going to be a Winter Wonderland #downbytheriver or not, whether you’ve been naughty or nice, you won’t have a reason to pout. Our December festivities are sure to make your spirits merry and bright!

Learn to create a celebratory dining ambiance at our Ladies Night session on creating holiday centerpieces made from natural materials. Have your portraits taken at the Neighbourhood Centre’s pop-up holiday photo booth and get the kids together for our holiday crafts drop-in sessions.

We’re not saying goodbye for the year without a show! We look forward to having you back next year!


Join us for upcoming activities at River District.

Ladies Night: Custom Holiday Centrepiece

There’s still a few spaces remaining. Get into the holiday spirit by creating a holiday centrepiece. Join Katie, as she guides us through this process and take home your own custom creation. You’ll be the talk of the dinner table this holiday season!

All supplies and material will be provided for this informative and interactive session.

Date:  Tuesday December 3rd, 2019
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St.)
Fee: $20 per person via Eventbrite

Click here for more info and to register.


Holiday Fa La La Fun

Are you ready for your Holiday close up? Join us at the Neighbourhood Centre for your holiday photo shoot with the best photo booth in town. While you’re waiting, have the kids make a holiday craft.

Plus, there will be a special holiday storytelling to welcome the holiday season from our friends at Family Place.

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fee:  Donations accepted for Family Place
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)

Click here for more details.

Holiday Kids Craft Drop In Sessions

​​​​​​Drop in on one or both of the remaining Saturdays in December and partake in a holiday craft or two. A variety of fun crafts will be provided to make and take. Perhaps, make something special for someone special this holiday season.
​​​​​​​Date:  Saturdays, December 14th & 21st, 2019
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr Street)

Click here for more info.


Sun Run In-Training Returns in January

Back for its 3rd season, the Sun Run In-Training with SportsMed BC returns. This 13 week program will gradually prepare you for 2020 Sun Run.

Dates: Sundays, starting January 19th, 2020
Time: 9:00am to 10:30am
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)

Click here for more info.


Lunar New Year Celebrations – Save the Date
Save the date as we welcome the Year of Rat. Join us for the traditional Chinese Lions Dance starting at River District Town Centre and then a second performance the Neighbourhood Centre.

​​​​​​​Be sure to check back for details in early January 2020!





A look back at some of the fun had at River District.

Christmas in River District Town Centre

Ho ho ho ho! It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas now that River District Town Centre is beautifully adorned with a 30′ Christmas Tree! It was such a treat as we witnessed the Christmas lights go up while Four Calling Birds sang Christmas carols which rallied us into good cheer. Our Town Centre retail partners made sure we were in the holiday spirit with warm cups of hot chocolate from our friendly neighbourhood Starbucks, and treats of mandarin oranges and candy canes from the team at Save-On-Foods. Plus a special Eggnog tasting from the gang at Everything Wine. Thanks to everyone who came out to spread good cheer!



See what’s happening at River District.


Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lot

Need a Christmas Tree? The Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lot is now open at Marine Way and Sawmill Crescent East.

Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Lots have been raising money to fund programs that help children in foster care, so you can feel good about getting your tree with them.

The River District location is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 8:00pm, and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 8:oopm.

For more info, click here.

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More new Restaurants and Services are coming to River District Town Centre!

#ICYMI. We’re thrilled to announce our newest retail partners coming in 2020:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • District Noodle House
  • Panago Pizza

Be sure to follow us on social media for updates.


Avalon 1 Purchaser Info Session

Mark your calendars! Wesgroup will be hosting a purchaser info session for all Avalon 1 homeowners on December 11th, 2019.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the next steps regarding the completion of your home. In addition to the Wesgroup Customer Care and Sales team in attendance, they will be bringing in mortgage brokers, conveyancers and strata property management to help answer any questions you may have.

An email will be sent to each of the Avalon 1 purchasers with more information in the next week. If you do not receive this email, please contact Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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River District Neighbourhood Centre & Sales Centre Update

Please note the River District Neighbourhood Centre will be closed for the Holiday Season from Monday, December 23rd, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2020. Re-opening Thursday, January 2nd, 2020.

Paradigm Sales Centre and Mode Sales Centre will be closed from Monday, December 23rd, 2019 to Friday, January 3rd, 2020. Re-opening Saturday, January 4th, 2020.

Click here for the Events Calendar for more info on our programs.



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

Kids Programs

Family Place:
Tue/Wed/Thu 9:30am-12:00pm
​​​​​​​(last session Dec 19th)

Frolicking Families:
Tue 1:00-4:00pm
(last session Dec 10th)

Adult Programs

Ladies Night:
Dec 3rd ​​​6:30-8:30pm

Knitting Club:
Dec 8th & 22nd  ​​​3:00-5:00pm

​​​​​​​Health & Fitness

Belly Dancing:
Sun 10:00-11:15 am
(last session Dec 22nd)

Pilates Mat Work:
Mon 9:30-10:30am 
(last session Dec 16th)

Bootcamp Circuit:
Mon 6:00-7:00pm
Tue 6:00-6:45 am
Thu 6:00-6:45 am
(last session Dec 19th)

Tue (Chill) 5:00-6:00pm
Thu (Stretch & Strengthen) 5:00-6:00pm
Sat (Foundations) 10-11am 
(last session Dec 21st)

Mindful Movement:
Wed 6:00-7:00 pm
(no session Dec 11th &
​​​​​​​last session Dec 18th)​​​​​​​