IT'S A SELL OUT!
Title sponsor of the QCB BOARDWALK festival & sale for the second year running, BOSA is pleased to announce that Tower I of 2 is now 100% SOLD OUT! It is clear the demand for river front Bosa developments is at a premium
DEGELDER THANKS QCB FOR SUPPORT
After a protracted set of discussions with both City and Council, the Degelder Group has finally obtained approval to proceed with the development of an all-rental complex at 900 Carnarvon St. [site location]
Mike Degelder sent the QCB a brief email to express his thanks for our support throughout the process. He wrote, "Just wanted to let you know that council finally decided to ... allow our development to go to the public hearing process. The vote was unanimous.
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The following is from a communication through the City to the QCB July 2015, from MARK ALLISION Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability.
City staff is in discussions with agencies responsible for regulating water crossings, has initiated a detailed design process to determine a more accurate cost for the project and is fundraising with potential private sector and senior government sources to make up the funding shortfall in order to maintain this schedule."
…Mark Mark Allison, MCIP, RPP | Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability
If you have any comments on the train whistle cessation issue please send them to the QCB
OPEN COAL TRAINS
The QCB has received enquiries from concerns residents including this one letter that summarizes the fear and frustration.
Councillor Puckmayr replied to this residents concern. READ HIS REPLY HERE.
Councillor Puckmayr's safety concerns are valid given that there have been two derailments in less than a year and four in the past two. One such derailment, is this one [photo above] adjacent to New West Pier Park only a few months back. What about the people in the park, had this been an open coal car and produced a coal dust cloud?
So, are Quay residents right to be concerned over unannounced lengthy open coal train on fatigued tracks that are increasingly prone to derailments?
The discussion continues!
If you are concerned about open coal trains coming through our community or wish to express your concern that Fraser Surrey Docks has applied to become a fully operational coal terminal taking coal direct from rail to freighter, you are encouraged to contact Councillor Puckmayr, Mayor Coté and City Hall via the Chief Administrator Lisa Spitalle.
If you contact either of these persons, or others, with your comments (negative or positive) the QCB would appreciate being copied to the QCB
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The following NEWSLINK will provide you with more links regarding current event surrounding the coal issue.
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Watch this video of Fraser Surrey Docks and watch as the dust cloud spreads from the loading of a ship...straight into Queensborough.
Please lodge your concerns to PORT METRO VANCOUVER.
AIR QUALITY concerns are growing after incidents such as a discharge of Soy dust from the docks oocured last year. Port Metro fines FSD for breech of 'air quality management bylaw'. Click the link for the story in 24 Hours Vancouver
RESOURCES ON COAL
NEW 'ART' INSTALLATION
No, a stray piece of drift wood has not washed up on the boardwalk during high tide. The new ‘bench’ is the work of artist Hugo França for the Vancouver Biennale. New Westminster is the recipient of this sculpture of nature – so take a few friends (yes, there is room for all) and sit with nature and watch the might Fraser River go by.
It can be absolutely anything. Let you imagination run free. Doesn't mean it will happen but it is great to dream what we can do.
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Event organizers for the 9th annual QCB BOARDWALK festival & sale are convinced that this year’s event is shaping up to be the best ever! We are thrilled to welcome BOSA PROPERTIES|RIVERSKY returning for the second year as our exclusive Platinum sponsor – proof that this event has grown into one of New Westminster’s premier attractions. Noted as Metro Vancouver’s largest outdoor continuous sidewalk sale & festival and heralded as the largest recycling event in the city of New West, the QCB BOARDWALK festival & sale has become a 'just-got-to-be-there’ experience for the entire family.
If you are one of the estimated 10,000 treasure hunters, you will love browsing the nearly 175 tables filled to capacity with quality, unique finds. The QCB has brought together a series of ‘festival’ activities designed to enhance your shopping experience.
What fun is shopping if you don’t have music to do it with? No need for earphones and iPods – we have the real deal on 4 stages featuring 9 amazing musical groups! This year we literally have something for everyone. CENTRE STAGE at Reliance Court will feature the guitar-driven, dance oriented, rock cover band LINE 49 playing the new wave sounds of the 80’s, the alternative sounds of the 90’s and the cutting edge of modern rock.
The WEST STAGE at Quayside Park - sponsored by SAVI INTEGRATED MARKETING [SIM] - presents three up-and-coming artists. SOPHI CANDOLFI brings her unique song-styling talent to the many indie soft rock and covers she performs. Sophie is a current Hyack Ambassador Princess. Teen chanteuse of AVA CARICH brings her sensational talent to her selection of soft rock songs. Ava is sure to hit the recording industry big time so you can say “I knew her when…”. Joining these two local singers is the fun and electric sound of the SMI:)E BAND. These three young women present a tight sound, smooth harmonies and song favourites guaranteed to make the body move.
If Big Band or Bagpipes are more your flavour - then the MILITARY PLAZA STAGE is where you want to be. We are pleased to welcome back for their third year the twenty piece THE ROYAL WESTMINSTER REGIMENT BAND. The plaza will also feature the music of THE SOCIETY OF THE OFFICERS OF THE HONOURABLE GUARD and THE FRASER CADET BAND.
What would a festival be without the quintessential ‘festival food’? For the past 9 years the NEW WESTMINSTER LIONS CLUB has been serving up hot dogs (don’t forget the fried onions) and soft drinks at a great price, all to raise important funds for their charity. TIN LIZZIE, has been a staple for the past 9 years and serves up the most addictive ‘mini donuts’…as well as other food and beverage items. Still hungry? Try a slice of pizza from FRESH SLICE. Finish up your Festival Food Fest of Dogs, Pop, Pizza and Donuts with a refreshing and super-cool
There are a lot of young people at the QCB BOARDWALK festival & sale! In addition to their shrewd negotiations at the tables for nickel trinkets (yes parents, a dollar can go a long wajy at this event), they want to let off a little steam. Returning by popular demand are the CLOWNS IN ACTION. This duo of balloon artists form wonderful creations to the astonishment of young on-lookers. Children focus in on SAVVY SPACE SOLUTIONS who are back again to provide Face Painting for those patient enough to sit still long enough for a butterfly or ladybug! Are your senses tingling? SAVI INTEGRATED MARKETING has invited Spiderman to make an appearance at the festival so don't miss him.
The KidZ Zone is sponsored by KNOWLEDGE FIRST FINANCIAL.
A PET SPA- WOW (or should we say Bow Wow!), this event has gone to the dawgs....Pet Spa sponsor UPTOWN DAWGS that is. Bring your leashed people-friendly dogs and let them luxuriate in the HOUND LOUNGE , to relax on a couch, get a nail painted neon, sample quality doggie treats or just get a refreshing drink of water.
Are your senses tingling? SPIDER-MAN will make an appearance at the festival. SHIMMY FOR THE SOUL returns for the 3rd year to demonstrate the art of BELLY DANCING. Get your SELFIE WITH A REAL PRINCESS! Members of the 2015 NEW WESTMINSTER HYACK AMBASSADORS SUITE, who represent the Royal City, will attend dressed in their Disney-esque crowns and gowns. New this year is ZIPCAR [in the KidZZone] from New West. Every Zipcar takes vehicles off the road, reduces the carbon footprint and congestion.
NOTICE: NEW...Raffle tickets are available before the event at
The QCB & BOSA BOARDWALK festival & sale is pleased to include for the 9th year - our Raffle for Charity. Each year, the QCB receives the most incredible gift baskets from up to 50 local businesses. These baskets are highlighted at the festival and festival-goers are encouraged to buy tickets in the raffle to win them!
This is an extremely popular activity at the festival. Look for the REMAX TENT at Reliance Court and Quayside Drive area to review the baskets and purchase your tickets. Or watch for the G5 TICKET TEAM as they ply the boardwalk selling tickets.
The Group of Five is a not-for-profit group originating in New Westminster. Their mandate is to purchase equipment for the Royal Columbian Hospital. The group is proud to say that 'not a penny goes into administration - just equipment!'
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: As of August 21th, 2015 there are NO traffic advisories.
SKYTRAIN ACCESS: Get off at New Westminster/8th St. Station. Take the level crossing at Begbie St., or the overpass at Hyack Spirit Square to River Market then walk west on the Esplanade.
WE WELCOME FOR THE 2ND YEAR
WE WELCOME FOR THE 9TH YEAR
WE WELCOME OUR MANY
WE WELCOME OUR MANY
WE WELCOME OUR MANY
Every year these tremendous business and non profit organizations continue to support the QCB and the people of the Quay. Please support them with your patronage.
See You All At The 9th Annual
The QUAYSIDE COMMUNITY BOARD (QCB) is comprised of one delegate and one alternate from eighteen of eighteen residential buildings in the geographical location known as 'The Quayside' in New Westminster, BC, Canada. The group of dedicated members represent just over 2200 units and an estimated 4500 plus individual residents in this close-knit community. QUAYSIDE is a jewel on the Fraser River and the board is dedicated to keeping it as such. Meeting on the last Wednesday of each month, this board works on issues and matters related to the well-being of their community. In addition, the board works with local and surrounding businesses to ensure that the members of the overall community continue to live in an area that is clean ,safe, managed growth and above all enjoyable.
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