September 2018 Community Newsletter

Final Savour Summer at River District on September 8th







NEXT UP: Westminster Savings’ End of Summer Block Party!
Saturday, September 8th, 2:00 – 8:00 PM

PAW PATROL IS BACK from 2pm-6pm! The final event of our Savour Summer Festival series is coming up on Saturday September 8th. We are extending the hours for our very last event, because this time we have more fun to look forward to!

A few of everyone’s favourites are back by popular demand: Paw Patrol*, music by Cory Owens, exciting circus performer Shine Davine, and in partnership with Vancouver Mural Fest, our interactive mural – and this time, it’s even bigger! *(Be sure to check our website for meet ‘n greet ticket info.)

Westminster Savings – one of our River District Town Centre Retailers – will hosting our biggest kids zone yet! Enjoy free popcorn, face painting, and you’ll have a chance to win $500 in money wind tunnel, so start practicing your reflexes!

Raincity Blue are starting off the festivities with their feel-good rhythms, sultry saxophone and powerful vocals. If you love funk, soul and R&B, you are sure to enjoy Raincity Blue.

Vancouver-based kids music duo Bobs & Lolo take the stage at 3:30 PM. Make sure to bring the kids nice and early to get them dancing and on their feet!

If you were at our second Savour Summer event, you would have seen the incredible talent that is Shine Davine, who mystified hundreds of our guests with his performance on the Cyr Wheel and on a 12′ acrobatic pole. You can catch him again on September 8th at 5 pm.

You may remember the next performer, Cory Owens, from his performance at the first Savour Summer. Cory will once again bring his laid back island tunes to River District Town Centre at 6 pm. And finally, we have esteemed folk band Wooden Horsemen as the last act of the evening.

And of course, as always, you can look forward to a free hat, free frozen pops, a photobooth, a marketplace chock full of local vendors and food trucks!

The event is free but space is limited, so come early.
For more information, please click here.







September 2018

​​​August was quite the busy month with Savour Summer bringing in crowds to River District Town Centre. PAW Patrol was a huge hit on August 11th with 3000 guests! On August 25th, Romer’s Burger Bar hosted the crowd with free sliders and we had local craft beer samples as well.

Thank you to everyone who came to our events, and to everyone involved in making them a success. We can’t believe that we are nearing the end of the festivities but we are so excited to host the very last Savour Summer this Saturday, September 8th!

Even with this summer (and this whole year!) flying by, we want to make the most of it with you. We look forward to the next Savour Summer event on Saturday, September 8th. For more photos, visit our Facebook Page!

We also have the River District Drive-In Movies to look forward to. This year, we are excited to host FREE double-features each night, during September and October. And, we are proud to continue to support the South Vancouver Family Place, this wonderful community initiative is present at River District Neighbourhood Centre every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We encourage donations at the drive-in box office, with all proceeds going to this organization. Family Place is a non profit resource for families, and a great place for children to meet and make friends with one another while also being a source of support for families and caregivers. For more information and to get your free tickets, click here.

This month’s Wine Wednesday is a dedicated to Award Winning Wines… Make sure to RSVP early via because our Wine Wednesdays are always a full house.

Ladies Night this month, we will learn all about Kombucha, why it’s so popular, its benefits and how to make it at home. Don’t forget to RSVP at










Drive-In Nights at River District

Six FREE Saturday double-feature movies are coming to River District Vancouver. Reserve your parking spot to see family-friendly flicks and new favourites.

For more information and to get your free tickets, click here. We’ll see you at the Drive-In Movies.




Wine Wednesday: And, the Winner is …
Date: Wednesday, September 12th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Place: Everything Wine
(8570 River District Crossing)

This month’s Wine Wednesday will celebrate award winning wines. Do you think the selected wines are award winner worthy? You be the judge and decide for yourself.

For more info, click here.
Spots are limited – make sure to RSVP.


Ladies Night: What’s with Kombucha?

Date: Tuesday, September 25th
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm

Place: Neighbourhood Centre
Fee: $5 person for materials

Come and learn all about kombucha. Why is so popular? Learn its benefits and how easy it is make it yourself.

For more information, click here.












Wine Wednesday: A Rosé By Any Other Name …

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Last month, we celebrated Wine Wednesday at Everything Wine for a very special summery edition of our monthly event, tasting 6 delicious shades of pink. It was another full house as everyone came together to enjoy Rosé. We will continue to enjoy Rosé with a deeper understanding as summer winds down. Did you know that to get that distinctly pink Rosé tint, the skin of red wines is immersed in wine? The sooner the skins are removed, the lighter the pink and the longer they remain the deeper the tint.

We look forward to this month’s Wine Wednesday, Award Winning Wines …









Ladies Night: Meditation for the Busy Mind

In today’s busy world, it’s so important to take the time to restore our souls, clear our minds and enter a state of calm. Thanks Pilita for providing us with a brief introduction by sharing your wisdom and leading us down the path of meditation, and understanding our chakras. We will strive to keep up this practice.

For this month, we look forward to learning all about Kombucha.



TD Bank Grand Opening

TD has officially moved into their new home at One Town Centre at River District Crossing. After three years in their mobile branch on North Arm, they now have a permanent home.

Join TD on Saturday, September 22nd for their Grand Opening. More details to follow.

Welcome home.




Fitness Programs Update

Fit U Fitness, Bootcamp Circuit will be offering 4 classes a week. Mondays at 6:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00am and Thursday evening at 6:30pm this fall.​​

Yoga will continue its current programming line up with Hatha Foundation Flow on Saturdays at 10:00am for September.

For more information, check out the Events Calendar by clicking 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 9:30-11:30am

Adult Programs

Wine Wednesday: 
September 12th  6:30-8:30pm

Ladies Night:  
September 25th  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
Thu 6:30-7:30pm

Health & Fitness

Tue (Chill) 5:15-6:15 pm
Thu (Core) 5:15-6:15 pm
Sat (Foundations Flow)

Mindful Mov’t: 
Wed 6:00-7:00 pm