New Westminster Celebrates Spirit of BC Week 2007

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One of more than 83 communities to celebrate Spirit of BC Week 2007, New Westminster hosted numerous events, including Winterfest at Queen's Park. The event featured on-stage and roving entertainment by local performing arts and culture groups, including youth bands, cultural dancers, and community performers.

Residents and visitors participated in fitness warm-ups prior to walking the 2.2 km Millennium Trail. A Parade of Champions showcased minor sport organizations, and local recreation and cultural groups.

Other activities included a Family Skate Day and a Spirit of BC Luncheon, co-hosted with the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and Westminster Club and featuring RBC Olympian Jacqui Cook. There was also an Ice Wine Festival held at Centennial Lodge, and a teach-the-parents-how-to-read event that provided booklets containing helpful hints on how to read together at home. The event took place at Glenbrook Elementary School.

Spirit of BC is a province-wide program that involves 95 Spirit of BC committees, representing over 200 communities across the province. These committees support local programs and help create opportunities in sport and recreation, arts, literacy, volunteerism, business and tourism. The program is supported by the Province of British Columbia. Visit for more information.