Come to the Burnaby | New West Walking Festival on May 12!

Walk30 Festival Poster

Burnaby and New Westminster are holding a Walking Festival to promote walking for better health, to re-think how we get around—and to celebrate the WALK30 Burnaby | New West Challenge. The Walking Festival is at Edmonds Community Centre on Saturday May 12, 10:00 – Noon. Enjoy free games, music, food and resources, with a focus on walking in our communities.

Use giant maps to illustrate your favourite walking routes, help create a walking song playlist, and learn about walking clubs and walking safety. Pick up resources from Fraser Health, ICBC and TransLink booths, and check out Parks, Culture and Recreation programs. Enter prize draws for recreation passes and gift cards for local retailers.

A music combo from New Westminster Senior Secondary will jazz things up, children can do crafts, play giant chess, checkers or Jenga, and people of all ages can compete in the three-legged race.

The Walk30 Burnaby | New West Challenge launched April 9 and wraps up May 11. More than 3200 community members and students have been walking to school, work, shop or play, aiming for at least 30 minutes a day for better health. Which City will win the inaugural “WALK30 Challenge Cup”? Come to the Festival to find out!

WALK30 Burnaby | New West partners include the City of Burnaby, City of New Westminster, Burnaby School District 41, New Westminster Schools, Fraser Health, New Westminster Walkers’ Caucus, ICBC and University of the Fraser Valley Kinesiology Program. Funding is provided in part by the Active Communities Grant from the Ministry of Health.

For additional information:
Mariam Larson, Project Coordinator
Phone: 604-515-1718


Public Works Day

The City of New Westminster is excited to announce our participation in this year’s national Public Works Week festivities! Public Works Day will be heldSaturday, May 26th from 12:00 – 4:00pm at the Engineering Operations Yard (901 First Street).

This is a truly a unique opportunity for all ages to experience and learn about the work that we do across the City of New Westminster. The event will include interactive displays, demonstrations and tours from departments such as Engineering Operations, Electrical Operations and others. Proceeds from food sales and raffle draws will benefit the Camp Kerry Society. The Camp Kerry Society is a non-profit organization providing retreats, support groups, counselling and education for families coping with grief and loss.

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New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project Notification of Site Fencing and Geotechnical Investigation

We are now moving into the construction phase for the New Westminster Secondary School Replacement Project. As part of site preparation for building the new school, the contractor Graham Design Builders LP will be installing site fencing and conducting additional geotechnical test investigations to better understand the soil and earth conditions on the site.

Geotechnical Investigation Procedure

  • Investigation of 24 test areas
  • All tests to be completed with a small excavator
  • Each test will take around 20 minutes

 What to Expect

  • Site fencing will be installed prior to testing
  • Small equipment will be used
  • No street closures will be required

 Start: Week of March 12, 2018

Estimated Duration of Investigation: 2 days

Work Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To learn more about the NWSS Replacement Project, please visit If you have any questions about the project or would like to sign up for construction updates, please email

 Thank you,

NWSS Replacement Project Team