[August 2015]

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

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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.
Wanted to acknowledge again your support for our development. Keep you posted.
Regards. Mike

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ANOTHER TRAIN
DERAILS NEAR FRONT STREET



Seems the tracks between Pier Park and the proposed 'Mews' are proving to be an on-going concern for Southern Railway. In the area now covered by the new pedestrian bridge to the Park and parallel to Front street, another SR train left the tracks on July 3, 2015. This being the second in recent history in this area, and with the prospect of open coal containers travelling through our city -makes this priority concern for the QCB.

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City Update On The Q2Q Pedestrian & Cycling Bridge


For more complete details CLICK HERE for City of New West brochure.

The following is from a communication through the City to the QCB July 2015, from MARK ALLISION Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability.

"Although the City is working towards a start of construction in spring of 2016 with a completion and in-service date in 2017, there are a number of regulatory approvals that
will need to be obtained, including environmental and river navigation, and there is currently a significant gap between the preliminary cost estimate and the funds available for the project.

 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

T 604.527.4653  |  
E mallison
@newwestcity.ca

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READ MORE ON
'RAIL ISSUES'

QUAYSIDE
RAIL CROSSING WORK & TRAIN WHISTLE CESSATION MEASURES DELAYED TILL DEC. 2016


In the May 25, 2015 'Council In Committee Of The Whole', Council & City Hall determined that efforts to cease train whistles in favour of bells and crossing arms at the Quayside Drive rail crossing on will now take place in December 2016.

Print Versions
READ 4 PAGE REPORT HERE
CROSSING SUMMARY
FULL CiCotW AGENDA

If you have any comments on the train whistle cessation issue please send them to the QCB
[Click Here To Email]

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OPEN COAL TRAINS
& DERAILMENTS IN NEW WEST QUAY ALARM CITIZENS



We knew coal trains were going to ply the south shore of Surrey on their way to the new coal terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks - but no one warned us that these health-hazards on wheels are railing pass Quay residences in significant numbers. City officals assure us they know what comes through our city by rail, so should we have been notified in advance that these trains were scheduled to come through and when?

The QCB has received enquiries from concerns residents including this one letter that summarizes the fear and frustration.
READ E-LETTER HERE.

Councillor Puckmayr replied to this residents concern. READ HIS REPLY HERE.
The Councillor notes the 'safe movement of goods through our community' is a priority. Can open rail cars filled with coal ever be 'safely' transported through our city and community? Is the message of 'no coal trains period' not what many are trying to express to the QCB and city officials?

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
[EMAIL CLICK HERE]
so we are aware of your thoughts on these serious matters.

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ARCHIVE
Know More About
COAL

The following NEWSLINK will provide you with more links regarding current event surrounding the coal issue.

Please visit the
QCB April 2013
web post for more background and contacts on the coal issue.

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


389 LINKS TO FRASER SURREY DOCKS COAL TRANSFER PROPOSAL

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NEW 'ART' INSTALLATION
GRACES ESPLANADE

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.


HAVE YOUR SAY
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NEXT YEAR WILL BE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE QCB BOARDWALK
festival & sale.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE TAKE PLACE TO CELEBRATE THIS MILESTONE?

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.

To make a comment click on the 'B' at the top right of header or ACCESS THE QUAY BLOG SITE HERE


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SALE:
Metro Vancouver's
Largest Continuous Outdoor Sale!

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.


[Click Pic to view vid of past event - walking west!]

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.

 
[Click Pic to view vid of past event - walking east!]

FESTIVAL: 9 Music Acts on 4 Stages!

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.



Our EAST STAGE at K de K Court is for the rockers in the crowd! REVOLVING DOORS brings classic Rock 'n' Roll to the QCB stage with their creative styling’s of all the great favourites. Floating between the Centre and East Stages, are the a cappella group QUAYSIDE VOICES [QV].  Performing for the first time at the festival, this young glee-like group from New West's Quay community will delight audiences of all ages.

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.

FESTIVAL: Food!

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
MR. FROSTY.  Mr. Frosty will have both their truck and mobile carts to make sure everyone is covered for ice cream. Of course, we encourage all to stop into the RIVER MARKET to see what great food outlets they offer your appetite.  Looking for fresh produce, be sure to stop by the mini-farmers' market operated by quality farmers SUMMERFIELDS FARMS.

FESTIVAL: Kidz Zone!

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.

TIMES PAST ENTERTAINMENT join us for the first time and bring with them a whole set of friends the kids will find hard to resist. The first two might be recognizable to a few children. They are THE SNOW QUEEN and PRINCESS JAZMINE! But wait – there is more! You can also chat and play with a SALOON GIRL from the Wild West and a PIRATE . For the more curious in the bunch, you may even run into a few characters from STEAMPUNK. It has been rumoured that Times Past Entertain also know FROZEN’S ANNA and have invited her to attend. As time of publication we have not had this confirmed but it looks pretty promising.

The KidZ Zone is sponsored by KNOWLEDGE FIRST FINANCIAL.

FESTIVAL: Pet Centre!

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.

FESTIVAL: Attractions!

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.

Colonel Karen Baker-MacGrotty, Honorary Colonel,   invites everyone to join the fun and excitement of   THE ROYAL WESTMINSTER REGIMENT'S
MILITARY PLAZA
featuring military music spanning 150 years, military displays, simulations and interactive activities presented by our Canadian Armed Forces, Army, Air and Navy Cadets, as well as Regimental Association and volunteer members.  Look for the Westie Camp Flag which marks the plaza!

FESTIVAL: Fundraising Raffle!

NOTICE: NEW...Raffle tickets are available before the event at
239 Sixth Street, New Westminster, between 11am and 3pm.

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!'

EVENT: Directions for Vehicles & Transit!

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.

PAY PARKING:
To park and walk, drive to RIVER MARKET or the Front Street Parkade off Columbia Street. There is also pay parking located at the New Westminster Savings building.

EVENT: Sponsors

WE WELCOME FOR THE 2ND YEAR
TITLE SPONSOR

WE WELCOME FOR THE 9TH YEAR
PRINT SPONSOR

WE WELCOME OUR MANY
GOLD SPONSORS

WE WELCOME OUR MANY
SILVER SPONSORS

WE WELCOME OUR MANY
EVENT SPONSORS

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
QCB & BOSA PROPERTIES
BOARDWALK festival & sale!



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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.

The Quayside Community Board is devoted to: Assisting Strata Corporations, Housing Cooperatives and Community Planning for the Quayside area.

 

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AUGUST

1
BC DAY

22
9th Annual
BOARDWALK
festival & sale

SEPTEMBER

4
Newspaper Carrier Day

7
LABOUR DAY

8
BACK TO SCHOOL!

6
Fight Procrastination Day

9
Teddy Bear Day

10
Swap Ideas Day

13
Grandparent's Day

16
Step Family Day

17
Citizenship Day

21
International Peace Day

22
FIRST DAY OF FALL

28
National
Good Neighbour Day

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