November 2018 Community Newsletter

Hello November!






November 2018

With the leaves changing into fall colours, the seasons too are quickly starting to change. We are in transition at the Neighbourhood Centre with the return of our regular programming this month so do expect more events and programs coming your way!

Last month, the River District Drive-In Movies hosted Halloween Drive-In Nights with two nights of double-features that gave us the spooks. Thanks to our neighbour Scotiabank for providing complimentary popcorn. And, kudos to the moviegoers for their support of the Drive-In Nights and their generous donations to South Vancouver Family Place.

We are also excited to share that Evo, Car Share has expanded their boundaries and is now in River District with special promotions for River District residents. You may have already seen the Evo cars in our neighbourhood.

With the Holiday Season quickly approaching, we are happy to welcome Aunt Leah’s Christmas Trees to Town Centre starting Friday, November 23rd. Aunt Leah’s Place is a special charity that helps foster youth, moms and babies and they’re also looking for volunteers. We will also host holiday theme events at the River District Neighbourhood Centre so be sure to check out the Events Page.

Lastly, let’s take a moment to remember Remembrance Day, this Sunday, November 11th and thank our veterans for their dedication and sacrifice. Lest we forget.


Knitting Club Has Returned

Join us on alternating Sundays at the River District Knitting Club.

Unwind at River District’s Kitting Club! Chat, knit, purl and laugh with those who understand your desire to take a long piece of thread fibre and transform it into a beloved ‘work of art’.

Next Date: Sunday, November 18th
Time: 3:00- 5:00pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)
Sign Up: via Meetup





Family Events at River District

Holidays Kids Craft
Date: Saturday, November 24th
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Get a head start on the Holidays with some fun filled crafts to get us into the holiday spirit. Christmas is just around the corner.

Family Craft Session
Date: Sunday, November 25th
Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Join us for interactive session of incorporating essential oils and creating your own family friendly diffused roll on. Great gift idea!

More details, clickhere.



Ladies Night: Cookie Decorating Bash

Date: Tuesday, November 27th
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Place: Neighbourhood Centre (8683 Kerr St)
Fee: $20 per person

Get your sugar fix at this months at Ladies Night as we spend the evening decorating holiday cookies. Cookies and supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity.

For more info, click here. Spots are limited.













Halloween Drive-In Nights

What a fabulous turnout at Drive-In Nights at River District! Thanks to Fresh Air Cinema for the fantastic line up of this year’s selection of movies including the spook-tacular Halloween movies for the young and the older ‘kids’ to enjoy. Food trucks made it easy for parents to bring the kids without worrying about dinner beforehand. Special thanks to Scotiabank (our newest retail neighbour at Town Centre) for the complimentary popcorn and to everyone who donated to the South Vancouver Family Place.

Hope to see everyone again.










Wine Wednesday: Celebration of Beer

This past month, in celebration of Octoberfest, we deviated away from our usual wine samples to try its barley counterpart. We sampled a selection of beers from local brewery, Strange Fellows. We tried some seasonal beer specials, as well as some tried and true favourites.

A special thank you to Everything Wine and our fellow wine aficionados for all the wonderful Wine Wednesday sessions. We hope to see everyone again in the New Year.









Ladies Night: Field Trip to Starbucks 

We all know coffee is best shared with friends. That’s why for October’s Ladies Night, we joined our friends at Starbucks for a coffee chat. Starbuck’s brewing master, Patrick took us through the origins of coffee, different types of beans and how their roast contributes to the taste and what treats to pair the different brews with. We even also got to try samples of the different types of coffees and treats most popular at Starbucks.

Next month, we will be getting festive for the holidays by learning to decorate Christmas cookies. Yum!








Science World on the Road (Halloween Edition) 

Thank you to all the kiddos (and some brave parents) that adorned their spooky costumes at this month’s Halloween featuring Science World on the Road. We had some fun halloween themed crafts, pumpkin carving and, of course, Science World with their tricks which was a treat for all.

A special thank you to our friends at TD for helping put on this fun event with their generous TD Play Grant.




Evo Car Share is now at River District

Evo is super excited to announce their latest expansion into more of South East Vancouver, including River District! Evo’s new Home Zone will extend along SE Marine Drive to Boundary Road. Now you too can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of Evo! Sign up now for free membership + free driving minutes. Promo code: SHAREEVO

With Evo, you can park for free in all residential and permit only areas within the Home Zone, and on the street in 2 hour zones. Check out Evo’s website for all FAQs.




Aunt Leah’s Christmas Trees

Aunt Leah’s, a charity that helps foster youth, moms and babies will be opening a Christmas Tree Lot at River District Town Centre:

Dates: Starting Friday, November 23rd
Hours: Mon – Thu: 1-8pm, Fri – Sun 10am-8pm
Place: 3555 Sawmill Crescent (Parking Lot)

Call for volunteers to get into the spirit of the season and help raise money to support foster kids in need this holiday season. Contact Hope at hrayson@auntleahs.orgor call 778.551.553






Neighbourhood Centre returns to its Regular Programming

Please note the time adjustments for the following programs:

  • Starting Tuesday, November 6th, Family Place is from 9:30am to 12:00pm
  • Starting in November, Yoga sessions will be Tuesdays Hatha Chill from 5:00 to 6:00pm, Saturdays Hatha Foundations from 10:00 to 11:00am, Hatha Flow from 11:15am to 12:15pm

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​More info, click here.








Please see below and take note of some changes in our programming schedule.

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
Holiday Crafts:
November 24th 2:00-4:00pm

Adult Programs
Knitting Club:
November 18th 3:00-5:00pm
Family Fun Session:
November 25th 2:00-4:00pm
Ladies Night: 
November 27th  6:30-8:30pm

Health & Fitness
Mon 9:30-10:30am

Mon 6:00-7:00pm
Tue  6:00-6:45 am
Thu 6:00-6:45 am

Health & Fitness

Tue (Chill) 5:00-6:00 pm
Sat (Foundations)10-11am
Sat (Flow)11:15am-12:15pm
Yoga (Special Edition): 
December 13th 5:00-6:15 pm

Mindful Mov’t: 
Wed 6:00-7:00 pm