Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Westminster 12th Street Festival

Earlier this month we set out to discover more about New Westminster. We read in the local paper New Westminster NEWSLeader, about the 12th street festival.

On what proved to be one of the hottest days of the year we walked through New Westminster, a little out of the way because of a little map reading mix up, but after about 45 minutes we arrived on 12th street.

12th Street has recently been going through some much needed updates. The sidewalks have been widened and new trees planted. A collaboration between artists and New Westminster Parks and Recreation has developed a project to display two mosaics in the sidewalk to celebrate the neighbourhood and the cities 150th birthday.

While at the festival we listened to some local musicians, ate a snow cone and looked at some classic cars, very New Westminster! We also entered a draw for some great prizes!

It was a fine introduction to this area of town.

In a great twist of fate we won two of the top prizes!
A huge gift basket (donated by a local real estate agent) and an acoustic guitar and stand!
We feel very fortunate, who would have thought it?

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