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Remembering Shelley Fralic

The New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society wishes to express sincere condolences to the family of Shelley Fralic, respected journalist and mother, sister and nana extraordinaire.

Monday, February 22 – 3rd reading for Queen’s Park Meat Market HRA application

You may have seen the signage in front of Queen Park Meat Market on Second street. What does it mean? An application has been made for the property to be re-zoned from non-conforming residential zoning to commercial zoning. Do commercial properties belong in residential areas? Have your say at the Monday, February 22 Public Hearing […]

It’s Heritage Week in BC

“Heritage is our legacy from the past…our touchstone, our reference point, our identity.” UNESCO

Douglas Todd: Vintage Vancouver vanishing before our eyes

Opinion: Author Michael Kluckner evokes a place fast disappearing, replaced by a homogenous and repetitive city of ‘bland glass and stucco’ – David Todd, Vancouver Sun

New West was soooo close!

Just 4% separated Queen’s Park and Steveston neighbourhoods in the August 7th poll – Steveston went on to win Best ‘hood in Greater Vancouver! In the spirit of light-hearted fun during ‘the new normal’ this summer, New West Heritage went all in for New West’s neighbourhoods in CBC’s Best Neighbourhood “contest”. By late July, Queen’s […]

Festive homes tour returns to New Westminster

Theresa McManus / New West Record November 20, 2019 04:35 PM The Homes for the Holidays tour is set to add some sparkle to the holiday season in New West. After a one-year hiatus, the tour is returning to New Westminster. Six houses will be decked out for the holidays as part of this year’s […]

A very special tree grows at City Hall

NWHPS is very proud to have donated this sapling Vimy heritage oak tree to the City of New Westminster, in honour of Canadians who served in WWI. The story behind this tree Excerpt from City of New Westminster website. In 1917, the Canadian military was victorious at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Canadian soldiers had […]

Letter to the editor: Keeping this 1908 house a win for Queen’s Park

Re: Owners of 1908 home in New West unfairly ‘villainized’, Record Letters Steve North | November 7, 2019 I’m sorry that Mr. Preovolos wasn’t with me on the Queens Park Heritage Study Working Group, which spent four-plus years crafting a Heritage Conservation Area. He would have seen the evolution of an adopted HCA which was […]

Volunteer Help Wanted

Want to volunteer for our May 26th Homes Tour? we still need 25 volunteers for morning and afternoon half-day shifts. We have a really big ‘thank you’ for our volunteers!

Sneak Peek 2018 – Vanstone House

The gracious Vanstone house is the main site of NWHPS’ tribute to WWI, honouring the young men who served our country and whose sacrifices shaped our city – 1914-1918. Lest we forget… Style elements: Queen Ave Revival with a nod to Arts and Crafts. Architectural significance: This stately home’s unique style combines Queen Anne Revival […]