March 2019 Community Newsletter

​​​​​​​March 2019

Taking a cue from Marie Kondo’s ‘Tidying Up’, we are happy to present out first Book Swap here in River District. Time to clean out the bookshelves and trade in your old books for something new. March is also National Nutrition Month and we welcome Dr. Amneet and Todd, authors of N is for Nutrition, and Corinne, Registered Dietitian, to teach us about nutrition for good health through a reading of their book. 

To continue our celebration of Spring and cherry blossom season, we have a special Wine Wednesday with Everything Wine featuring sake and soju, two very distinct spirits that are gaining popularity. If you love wine, try sake and soju for complex flavours and a unique food pairing. For Ladies Night, we’re hosting a Chocolate Tasting and Pairing. It appears that March is becoming food and beverage month!

We’re thrilled to announce that Save-On-Foods will be open starting Friday April 5th. Plus, we welcome our newest Town Centre retail neighbours, Vic and Gurinder of River District Physio. There’s always something happening #downbytheriver.  


Join us for upcoming activities at River District.

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Family Fun Day Sunday – Book Swap

‘There was an old woman who lived in a shoe…’ We all know this story which may have led to our love of books. Do you have so many books that you don’t know what to do? Or, are you looking to add to your own personal library? We’re hosting a Book Swap and you’re invited.

Come and donate a book (or books) and take a book (or two or three)! 

Date: Sunday March 31st, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)
(for a table)

More info, click here.


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Ladies Night: Chocolate Tasting/Pairing

Want to learn where chocolate comes from and how it’s made? Join us as we experience chocolate from different places, and the various and wonderful flavour combinations.

Date: Tuesday March 26th, 2018 
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm 
Place:Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)
Fee: $20 per person (limited spots)

Click here for more info.



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Wine Wednesday with Everything Wine

In celebration of spring and cherry blossom season, we will be highlighting Sake and Soju for this month’s session of Wine Wednesday. If you haven’t had a chance to experience these delightful beverages, now is your chance.

Date: Wednesday March 20th, 2019 
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Place: Everything Wine ​​​​​​​(8570 River District Crossing)
Fee: $15 (with 10% off for purchase of products)

For more info, click here.



N is for Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month. Join us for a reading of N is for Nutrition with one of its authors, Dr. Amneet, River District resident, on this colourful journey. Followed by Corrine, Registered Dietitian, who will share her expertise in pediatric nutrition. Plus, a kids craft session to follow on the topic of health and nutrition.

Date: Saturday March 16th, 2019
Time: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)

For more info, click here.






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


Wine Wednesday with Everything Wine

Everyone agreed that they were happy for the return of Wine Wednesday with Everything Wine and the first session of 2019 was educational too. As we played the guessing game of determining the higher priced wines versus the lower priced wines, we also learned about the characteristics of each wine that came into play.​​​​​​​ Our fabulous instructor Kris provided an excellent selection of wines to sample and ponder over. We also noticed that many of the selected wines were gone from the shelves when some of us wanted to purchase one or two to take home.

Family Fun Day Sunday – Family Paint Session

With our busy schedules and endless activities, it’s often hard to get the family together. Family Fun Day Sunday on the last Sunday of the month is perfect for a family play date. On the last session, we had a Family Paint Session to channel our inner Monet or Jackson Pollock. The results were pretty impressive with an artistic interpretation of the northern lights or milky way. A big thanks for Vida, local artist and resident for guiding us through this fun and artistic process.


See what’s happening at River District.

Save-On-Foods’ Grand Opening at Town Centre

The long awaited announcement many of you have been waiting for! On Friday April 5th, River District’s Save-On-Foods will be opening its doors to the community. Start planning those shopping lists and get ready to walk from your front door to the grocery store and back.

Come celebrate the official grand opening on Saturday April 6th, for special events throughout the day including food demos and family fun.

Visit Save-On-Foods website by clicking here.



Family Place – Three Times a Week

We’re excited to announce that Family Place will be adding another morning session at River District Neighbourhood Centre. In addition to Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 12:00pm, Wednesday mornings will join the line up starting April 3rd, 2019.​​​​​​​

For more info on Family Place, click here.



Welcome River District Physio to Town Centre

Meet the new kids on the block, Vic and Gurinder of River District Physio. Opening very soon at Three Town Centre.

They will be offering physiotherapy, acupuncture + IMS, manual therapy, exercise therapy, massage therapy and kinesiology.

River District Physio will ‘Get Back into Your Flow’. More info on their website by clicking here.



Neighbourhood Small Grants

Have a great idea to bring people together in your neighbourhood? The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share. They give grants from $50 to $500 for projects that focus on building and strengthening relationships between neighbours.​​​​​​​ 

Click here for more info. Deadline to apply is April 9th, 2019. 




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

Kids Programs

Family Place:
Tue & Thu 9:30am-12:00pm
Wednesdays starting in April

Adult Programs

Knitting Club:
Mar 3, 17 & 31 ​​​​​3:00-5:00pm

Wine Wednesday:
Mar 20th 6:30-8:30pm

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Ladies Night:
Mar 26th 6:30-8:30pm

Health & Fitness

Sun Run In-Training:
Sun 9:00-11:00am

Mon 9:30-10:30am

Mindful Mov’t:
Wed 6:00-7:00 pm

Bootcamp Circuit:
Mon 6:00-7:00pm
Tue  6:00-6:45 am
Thu 6:00-6:45 am
Thu 6:30-7:30pm

Tue (Chill) 5:00-6:00 pm
Sat (Foundations)10-11am
Sat (Flow)11:15am-12:15pm

Yoga (Special Edition):
April 4th 5:00-6:15 pm