ENDED FEB 28, 2010 Historic New Westminster (Western Canada's oldest incorporated city) is hosting something they are calling Keep the Dream Alive. Join the excitement of the Olympics! Watch Canada bring home the gold at the Queensborough Community Centre. Learn about local Olympic athletes that will be competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Catch the Olympic spirit in New Westminster. For more information on hours of operation, call 604-525-7388.
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE SPONSORED BY THE LOCAL SPIRIT OF BC COMMUNITY COMMITTEE IN NEW WESTMINSTER
Friday, February 5th 11:30 – 1pm: Spirit of BC Flag Raising Ceremony at New Westminster Senior Secondary Come celebrate the start of Spirit of BC 2010 One Week Countdown with our Official Flag Raising Ceremony at New Westminster Secondary School. Live music, free hot chocolate and fun activities. Let's make some countdown noise! FREE!
Friday, February 5th – Spirit of BC Flag Raising at Douglas College. Students and faculty join in the spirit and excitement by raising the Spirit of BC flag at their New Westminster Campus.
Saturday, February 6th 12 pm - 3pm: Spirit of BC WinterFest 2010 at Royal City Centre
Join our fourth annual Spirit of BC WinterFest 2010 at Royal City Centre. Spirit of BC Centre Stage will feature a free concert by the Band of The Royal Westminster Regiment from 1 – 3pm. Merchants at Royal City Centre will be offering “Catch the Countdown Spirit” specials and promotions. Everyone is encouraged to wear Red or Red and White to show your Canadian Pride.
Saturday, February 6th 7:30 - 10:30 pm: Spirit of BC WinterFest 2010 International Village at Royal City Centre
Join New Westminster Spirit of BC as we experience hosting the world in a community setting. Enjoy “Tastes of the World” international cuisine sampling from local restaurants while learning about various countries and cultures. Come dressed in your traditional costumes, the colours of your country of origin, or wear red and white representing Canada! FREE admission but pre-registration to obtain a ticket is required. Limited capacity
Friday, February 12th 4 pm - 8 pm: ***SOLD OUT***Spirit of BC hosts the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies Live Broadcast on the Big Screen at the Massey Theatre – Join New Westminster Spirit of BC at Massey Theatre as the countdown continues! Enjoy the Opening Ceremonies Live Broadcast in our community and participate in the excitement as we welcome the world to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Doors open at 4 pm. Special live on-stage performances featuring local talent begin at 5 pm leading into the Opening Ceremonies at 6 pm for the show of a lifetime. Arrive early as seating is limited. Ticket holders must be seated by 5 pm. Tickets required for admission can be obtained in advance at Royal City Centre on Saturday, Feb 6th from 12 – 3 pm at Spirit of BC WinterFest 2010. FREE admission. Donations at the door gratefully accepted.
For more info contact: 604-526-2010 or visit www.newwestminsterspiritofbc.ca
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