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Summer To-Do List for Downtown New West

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A "must do" list for sunny summer days!

From DIY projects to recipes and recommendations, we're sharing all the best ways to have the most fun in the sun right here in Downtown New West.

To celebrate the arrival of the season of barbecue, watermelon, and sunshine, we’ve compiled a “Summer To Do List” to share with you all. Enjoy!

1. Stock up on fresh ingredients at Donald’s Market and go for a picnic at Westminster Pier Park. 

2. Pick a scoop (or two!) of your favourite flavor of Tre Galli Gelato at the River Market.

3. Have a craft day.

4. Explore the Waterfront Esplanade.

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5. Treat your taste buds with barbecue from Re-up BBQ at River Market.

6. Watch a movie at Landmark Cinemas (catch the summer hit you've been waiting for on a Tuesday for only $5!)

7. Relax with a delicious cool drink.

8. Curl up with a good book from Renaissance Books or Visions Book Store. (To keep the kids occupied while you read, check out the fun workbooks and learning games for them at Academic Distribution Services Inc.)

9. Invite your friends for a board game night.

10. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and test out a New West bike route.

11. Get your "dancercise" on at a free Hyack Square dance class.

12. Join in the fun of community events like the first ever Columbia StrEAT: Food Truck Fest and activities at the River Market.

13. Capture the summer scenes of Downtown New West on photowalk.

 When in doubt, check out our Events Calendar for more of the summer happenings in our community!

- Summer Amabassadors, Jessica & Michael