January 2020 Community Newsletter



January 2020

Welcome to 2020! We’re starting off with a new year and a new decade, and setting the stage for our continued journey. Here at River District the good things remain the same while adding up ways to engage our growing community.

This month starts with a new year celebration as we welcome the Year of Rat for Lunar New Year with the traditional Chinese Lions Dance performers, new year blessings, and an introduction to the art of Tai Chi. Be sure to join us for the festivities.

To get prepped for 2020, we’re also hosting a Vision Board Workshop as we set our intentions for the new decade. For our fitness goals, we welcome the return of the Sun Run In-Training Clinic for another season. And, for this month’s Ladies Night, we’ll examine what 2020 will bring with a tarot card reading utilizing the mind, body and soul.​​​​​​​



Join us for upcoming activities at River District.

Lunar New Year Celebrations
Join us as we welcome the Year of Rat, a sign of wealth and surplus. Starting at River District Town Centre at 11:00am for a traditional Chinese Lions Dance and then blessings for our retail partners who will providing lucky red envelopes and treats for all. A second performance at Neighbourhood Centre at 1:00pm along with a Tai Chi demonstration.

​​​​​​​Date:  Saturday January 25th, 2020
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Place: Town Centre (River District Crossing & Sawmill Crescent)​​​​​​​ and Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)

Click here for more details.


Vision Board Session

Start the year with clarity as we set our intentions and manifest our dreams and goals with a visualization session. Make this new year and decade for your visions to become reality. 

Date:  Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)
Fee:  $5 minimum donation (for Monster and Sea)

Click here for more details.


Ladies Night: What will 2020 Bring?

This month’s Ladies Night, we are excited to welcome the lovely Reanne with a tarot card reading to enlighten our mind, body and soul as we celebrate the new year, new decade.

Mini-reading will be available as well as an information package to continue our journey.

Date:  Tuesday January 28th, 2020
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.



Sun Run In-Training Returns

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)
​​​​​​​Fee: $99 for the 13 week training sessions

Click here for more info.




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











Holiday Fa La La Fun at River District Neighourhood Centre

This season, we had our own River District Christmas Photo Booth (thanks to Instant Moments) and we all agree that a fun time was had by everyone as we were treated with a festive gold backdrop, fun props and fabulous accessories. Many families also engaged in some fun holiday crafts, and enjoyed a sing a long led by Renee of Family Place. Thank you to everyone for their donations to help support Family Place and their many programs.



See what’s happening at River District.


Welcoming Another New Retail Partner
It’s official! Browns Socialhouse is coming to River District Town Centre. Soon to be joining the gang at One Town Centre retail partners. It will be located between Save-On-Foods and Sushi Mura.

Be sure to follow us on social media for updates.



Dine Out Vancouver with Romer’s

The Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns on January 17th to February 2nd this year and Romer’s is among the restaurants that will be participating.

We know this special menu will be fabulous and well worth the visit.



River District Neighbourhood Centre ​​​​​​​Program Updates

We have a few program updates to share:

  • Learn or refresh your knitting lessons with a knitting guru
  • Yoga fees will be increasing (effective February 1st) to $13 Drop In or $105 Class Pass (10 classes)
  • Interested in joining a walking club?​​​​​​​

Drop us a line for more info or click here for the Events Calendar.




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
(returns January 7th)
Adult Programs

Knitting Club:
January 5th & 19th  ​​​

Vision Board:
January 14th ​​​6:30-8:30pm

Ladies Night:
January 28th ​​​6:30-8:30pm

Health & Fitness

Sun Run In-Training:
Sun 9:00-10:30 am
(starts January 19th)

Belly Dancing:
Sun 10:00-11:15 am
(returns January 19th)

Pilates Mat Work:
Mon 9:30-10:30am 
(returns January 6th)

Bootcamp Circuit:
Mon 6:00-7:00pm
Tue 6:00-6:45 am
Thu 6:00-6:45 am
(returns January 6th)

Tue (Chill) 5:00-6:00pm
Thu (Stretch & Strengthen) 5:00-6:00pm
Sat (Foundations) 10-11am 
(returns January 4th)

Mindful Movement:
Wed 6:00-7:00 pm
​​​​​​​(returns January 8th)