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Westminster’s commitment to the arts,” said Williams. “It also demonstrates how local government, corporate sponsors and citizens can work together to benefit the whole community, promoting civic pride, creating cultural tourism and boosting economic development at the same time.”

Westminster Pier Park Webcam Launched The City of New Westminster has launched a webcam looking out over the Westminster Pier Park construction site along the Fraser River. Accessible through the city website at www.newwestcity.ca, the webcam provides a birds-eye view of park construction with an image updated every 10 minutes during daylight hours. “Up until now, the Westminster Pier Park site has looked much like any other heavy construction site in Metro Vancouver,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “As we move towards completion in the fall, the park is really going to take shape and we wanted to share that progress with people whether they are here in New Westminster or further away.” Construction of Westminster Pier Park began in Fall of 2009, after the City of New Westminster received $16.6 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments under the Build Canada Fund. Much of the work completed to date has included site preparation, environmental remediation, piling installation, wharf demolition and decking construction and installation of services. “Moving into the warmer weather, we’ll see much of the actual park construction activity come together,” said Dugal Purdie, Project Manager. “Earthworks, park building construction and landscaping will really show how beautiful the new park will be once it’s finished in the Fall. With the new

SARGENT’S CITY SCENE con’t webcam, anyone with an interest can watch during daylight hours and see how the park is progressing.”

Food From the Ground Up New Westminster’s community-wide Canada Day celebration of local and sustainable food New Westminster. Food from the Ground Up makes its mark at the River Market on Canada Day, July 1st, in celebration of sustainability in BC. The food, art and multi-media event asks urban residents to become more familiar with their favorite foods. Featuring photography by Laura Vladimirova of food in its various growing stages, offering the audience a deeper insight into their food. From the humble origins of chocolate to the strange and spiky armor of a raw chestnut, these photos delve into a world of food most urban residents have never seen! Farmers, Mary Forstbauer, of Forstbauer Family Food Farm, and Doug and Katie Lowe, of Greendale Herb and Vine will be present to talk about sustainable eating. They’ll also be bringing their fresh, seasonal crops for purchase. Also in attendance will be Chef James Groot of Make Food Labs, an innovative community catering kitchen, casual cooking class space, and production facility to prepare original dishes. Chef James will be preparing food samples on site with the fresh ingredients brought that day by the farmers. He’ll be working with ingredients such as garlic scrapes and beet tops to make delicious, adventurous and in-season dishes. Guests and their families will also be treated to live music, an arts market featuring local artisans, a Kid’s Korner with eco-minded kids’ crafts and the annual evening fireworks at continued on page 30 the Quay.

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Piffle Magazine 2011-06  

In this issue: Citizens' Coalition supporting Honour House, Modern Home Furnishings tells their local story, Paddlewheels on the Fraser in P...

Piffle Magazine 2011-06  

In this issue: Citizens' Coalition supporting Honour House, Modern Home Furnishings tells their local story, Paddlewheels on the Fraser in P...

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