Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

SPRING into New West!

April 10th, 2015

The sun is setting later, which only means that Spring is just around the corner! With Spring approaching, New Westminster has many events to offer that are close to Trapp+Holbrook. We’d like to share with you some exciting ones that we are looking forward to!
Royal City Winter Farmer’s Market

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Winter Farmer’s Market, don’t miss out as they continue every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month! With an array of local vendors offering fresh fruits, vegetables delicious baked goods, and local artisans., Sspend a relaxing Saturday exploring the market and bringing home fresh local produce right to your home.
Address: River Market At Westminster Quay, 810 Quayside Drive
Date and Time: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month, 11am – 3pm –3pm – Market ends April 2015. Summer Market starts end of May @ Tipperary Park.
A Walking tour of Twelfth Street

12th Street

The City of New Westminster shares an incredible history, from its initial inception, to how it has evolved over the years. Join Mary Wilson, and New Westminster’s Museum curator, Oana Capota, as they take you through an exciting walking tour to learn about the historic secrets of New West. This is part of a global series of neighbourhood walking tours, in which this one will take a special look into New West’s hair salons and barbershops.
Address: Meet at 12th & 6th Street, New Westminster
Date and Time: May 2, 2015, 10am – 11:30am

As we gear up for move-in’s soon, you could be one of the exciting new homeowners that calls Trapp+Holbrook their home this Spring! For a limited time, GST is included in all our remaining homes. Come visit us at 702 Columbia Street, between 12-5pm daily, except Fridays or call us at 604.525.0223, and learn how you can make New Westminster your new neighbourhood!


Fall into New West

October 16th, 2014

It’s that time of year again where all the ghouls and goblins come out to play, it’s Halloween! Check out some of the spooky events going on around the Trapp + Holbrook.


The CGP Monster Mash
Join Canada Games Pool for their annual Halloween Event! Expect creepy appearances from Frankenstein, vampires, and monsters. So, cover your quarters and be on the lookout for these creatures- they will take you by surprise!

Address: Canada Games Pool 65 E Sixth Ave, New Westminster, BC V3L 4G6
Date and Time: October 29, 6:30 PM – 8:25 PM

The Columbia Creepshow
Looking for something out of the ordinary this Halloween? Look no further than The Columbia Creepshow – a one of a kind spectacle sure to thrill and delight! With three hard-rocking local bands, high-flying aerial artists, creepy fortune telling, and a devilishly delightful host, it promises to be one spell-binding event. Don your costume and join the party on October 31 at the Columbia Theatre in New Westminster for a sinfully good time!

Address: The Columbia 530 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1
Date and Time: October 31, 8:00 PM- 1:00 AM

Illuminares in Gastown, July 24

July 12th, 2010

Vancouver's Illuminares festival

Vancouver’s Illuminares festival will be held in Gastown for the first time this year.  Activities for all ages, performances by musicians, storytellers and dancers and, of course, an incredible array of lanterns, make this event one of the most popular in the city, year after year.

More information is available at the event website.  A vast array of photos from previous years is on Flickr.


Event: Vancouver Art Gallery public forum and open house

July 7th, 2010

The Vancouver Art Gallery is looking for feedback from Vancouverites on a proposal to move the gallery from its current home, the old courthouse at Robson Square, to a new Crosstown home facing the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

The first event will happen tomorrow, July 7th, downtown at the Robson Square Theatre from 6 to 9pm, with a panel discussion at 7pm hosted by Michael Goldberg, professor emeritus with UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

More information at The Georgia Straight.



Pamela Masik “The Forgotten” Unveils ‘Mona’ at terminus

June 26th, 2009

Pamela Masik stands in front of ‘Mona’, the first of 69 paintings.
Photo: Kristen Thompson/Metro Vancouver

The first painting in artist Pamela Masik’s series The Forgotten ( was unveiled at The Salient Group’s terminus June 23rd at a fundraising event to benefit a new arts program for women at the Union Gospel Mission in the Downtown Eastside. The painting, Mona, depicts Mona Wilson, a 26-year-old First Nations woman who went missing in 2001. Robert Pickton was charged with her murder.

The Forgotten series consists of 69 massive 8-by-10-foot portraits to remember each woman who has disappeared from the Downtown Eastside. “Because these women were from high-risk groups and marginalized communities, they were forgotten even before they were murdered,” says artist Pamela Masik. “The intent of this work—not just creating the paintings, but the exhibition of the collection with performance and video/photography of the process—is to raise awareness of society’s perception that prostitutes and drug users have no value and can be discarded.”

Masik founded a new arts program at the Union Gospel Mission to help women—many of them friends of the missing women—express themselves through art. “These women are survivors,” says Masik. “I believe it is our collective responsibility to empower them to heal and grow, and live a self-sustaining, healthy lifestyle. That’s the goal of the art program.” Mona and some of Masik’s paintings from her earlier resin series ( will remain on display at terminus ( until mid-July. Part proceeds from the sale of these paintings will directly benefit the arts program.

“It is an immense honour to have been chosen by Pamela to unveil a work that is so personal, yet so important in the memory of our city,” says Robert Fung, event host and principal of The Salient Group. “Pamela’s new program to benefit homeless women helps make our communities more vibrant, and more livable.”

The Union Gospel Mission is a non-profit urban relief organization serving Metro Vancouver and the City of Mission, providing hope for the hungry, hurting and homeless since 1940.

Media coverage of the event can be found at:

Metro Vancouver – Art Honours Slain Women
Vancouver Sun – First of 69 missing women portraits unveiled by Vancouver artist
24 Hours – Mona Remembered
Globe & Mail – Pickton victim honoured in first of portrait series
Video: Toronto Sun – Portraits chronicle city’s missing women
Video: GlobalTV – News Hour on Global, Tuesday, June 23

A few photos from the unveiling:

Things to do: Jazz Festival this weekend, Gastown and beyond

June 24th, 2009


The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is a long celebrated event in Vancouver. One not to miss. It’s BC’s largest music festival boasting over 400 concerts at 40 venues – no matter what your taste is in music, there’s something in the program for you. And, it all starts this Friday, June 26th and runs through to July 5th.

There’s shows at various venues around the city, but no doubt the Gastown event stands out to many. The Gastown Jazz component of the festival runs this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 27th & 28th at the Maple Tree Square Free stage.

Gastown Jazz, is a free two-day New Orleans-style street festival is back! Historic Gastown becomes an open-air party with multiple acts spread over two days. Featuring Canadian and International artists, Gastown Jazz has become a traditional destination for jazz fans and is synonymous with the opening weekend of the Festival. Two free stages bookend Water Street’s three blocks. Continuous music is performed for everyone to enjoy. Friends and families come from all over to celebrate the beginning of summer while reveling in a diverse array of musical styles. Gastown Jazz also boasts dazzling street entertainers, souvenir and CD kiosks, snacks and refreshments, as well as a wide selection of cafés, restaurants, and bistros all along Water Street.

Here’s a list of just the FREE Gastown Jazz events, and the entire Jazz Festival schedule can be found on their website. We’ll cross our fingers for good weather.

Things to do: Velo City at Museum of Vancouver

June 4th, 2009


Bike culture in Vancouver runs deep, and a new exhibition at the newly renamed Museum of Vancouver shows off all kinds of modern cycling styles. Velo-City: Vancouver & the Bicycle Revolution show opened last night – you can learn more about it here: Be sure to add your favourite cycling photos to their Flickr group too!

A few of us at Salient are avid cyclists, and thought we’d bring this great show curated by Propellor Design to your attention – it’s well worth going by the museum. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend to ride around the seawall, so you should pop by the museum and check out the show. The show runs until September 7th.

See the Georgia Straight article about the show here: Velo-City pays tribute to culture on two wheels. UPDATE: also just put up an article about the exhibit too… You can see that here.

Museum of Vancouver also has a new website