Sunday, June 22, 2014

Reflections on the Community Festival in Newton....

The weather was "Goldilocks" perfect.
Not too hot, not too cold. Just right! 

It's at festivals like this where we really see the rich diversity of our neighbourhood.
We aren't just South Asian & Caucasian, we are African, Filipino, Latino and more.
Loved the colourful lanterns everywhere at the venue, really added to the festive atmosphere!

Bench  at entrance to the Newton Seniors Centre 

Newton Wave Pool and Community Centre has some beautiful public art.
Take a minute to go on a little tour next time you visit. New murals up too!

With Kamla from Vancity Newton.
Our go-to person in the neighbourhood!

 We played financial Jenga with
 Vancity's  Newton  branch folks!
Whew! That was touch & go for a moment!
Doug Elford from the Newton Community Association,
 Surrey city councillor Judy Villeneuve &  ReNewton Nation's Jude Hannah  

Thanks to so many business owners and  to the community for signing the petition at the Newton Community Association booth to  reinstate time limited free parking to 137th St.
Revitalization begins here. Pay parking has to go !

These kids were having lots of fun and the crowd loved them.

 Come visit downtown Newton. There's a lot to discover here. 

The best deli in town Greco's, celebrating 30 years in the neighbourhood.
The best art and craft store bar none DeSerres. 
And if you have a pet, well Pet Food 'n More  welcomes your four legged family members with a big smile and great prices.
 That's a good place to start.

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