Minutes – 2015

January 20, 2015

March 17, 2015

May 19, 2015

September 22, 2015

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Pattullo Bridge Replacement

The City of New Westminster has release a position paper on the future of the Pattullo bridge.

From the city’s web site a backgrounder is available here.

The detailed position paper, titled A Reasonable Approach – A Perspective on the Pattullo Bridge, is available here.

Minutes – 2014

January 22, 2014

March 26, 2014

May 21, 2014

September 17, 2014

History of your Mcbride-Sapperton house

104104An interesting thing to do is to research your home’s history.

An article titled How to Research Your New Westminster Home can be found on the New Westminster Heritage website. The New Westminster library has a has many resources including City Directories which cross reference the address to the resident at that time. The City Directories go back to the early 1900s, so should include your house. The New Westminster Museum and Archives and the land titles office can also help. City Hall may have the building permit.

Automated Genealogy has an idexing program for the 1901 Federal Census and the finally released 1911 Federal Census. Sapperton homes can be found in Enumeration District 7, New Westminster, New Westminster, British Columbia on the site. There are 29 pages of census data in this enumeration district. Note that the indexing project does not index the house addresses, but the following table of information should be useful. Also, the addresses are quite mixed up and it appears the enumerator simply wandered around the neighbourhood hoping to catch everyone!

page 1 – 300 block Keary St.
page 2 – 300 block Keary St.
page 3 – 300 block Keary St., 300 block Hospital St., 300 block Columbia St. East.
page 4 – Buchanan St., 300 block Hospital St., 300 block Columbia St. East. page 5 – Columbia St. East, 300 block Sherbrooke St., 400 block Buchanan St., 300 block Hospital St., 300 block Blair Ave., 300 block Knox St.
page 6 – 300 block Knox St., 300 block Sherbrooke St., 400 block Columbia St. East.
page 7 – 400 block Columbia St. East, 300 block Cedar St.
page 8 – 400 block Columbia St. East, 400 block 8th Ave., 400 block Elmer St., 400 block Richmond St.
page 9 – 400 block Elmer St., 400 block Amess St., 400 block Garfield St., 300 block Hoult St.
page 10 – 300 block Hoult St., Keary St., 500 block Columbia St. East, 100 block Columbia St. East, 200 block Columbia St. East, 300 block Keary St.
page 11 – 300 block Keary St., Richmond St., 300 block Simpson St.
page 12 – 300 block Simpson St., 200 block Columbia St. East, 300 block Alberta St., 200 block Alberta St.
page 13 – 300 block Alberta St.
page 14 – 300 block Alberta St., 300 block Strand St.
page 15 – 300 block Strand St., 100 block Columbia St. East, 100 block Debeck St., 100 block Cumberland St.
page 16 – Cumberland St., 200 block Columbia St. East, 200 block Keary St. page 17 – 200 block Keary St., 200 block Brunette Ave., 200 block Spruce St., 200 block Columbia St. East, 300 block Alberta St.
page 18 – 200 block Brunette Ave., glass works, 100 block Columbia St. East, CPR Section House, 300 block Alberta St., 300 block Brunette Ave.
page 19 – 300 block Brunette Ave., 200 block Allen St., 200 block Keary St.
page 20 – 200 block Keary St., 400 block Wilson St., 400 block Brunette Ave., 400 block Rousseau St., 100 block Braid St., 200 block Braid St., 400 block Fader St.
page 21 – 100 block Braid St., 400 block Kelly St., 400 block Fader St., Garrett St., 300 block Brunette Ave.
page 22 – 300 block Brunette Ave., 200 block Keary St., 300 block Columbia St. East, 400 block Columbia St. East, 400 block Kelly St.
page 23 – 400 block Kelly St., 400 block Wilson St., Brunette Ave., 400 block Rousseau St., Wilson St., 300 block Columbia St. East, 400 block Fader St., Garrett St., 200 block Brunette Ave.
page 24 – 200 block Brunette Ave., 300 block Alberta St., 42 Buchanan, 400 block Fader St., 300 block Columbia St. East, 300 block Keary St., 300 block Alberta St.
page 25 – 200 block Brunette Ave., 200 block Spruce St., 100 block Columbia St. East, 200 block Columbia St. East.
page 26 – 200 block Columbia St. East, 300 block Brunette Ave., 500 block Columbia St. East, GNR spur, Mills.
page 27 – 200 block Columbia St. East, Mills, 100 block Columbia St. East.
page 28 – 100 block Columbia St. East, 200 block Columbia St. East.
page 29 – 200 block Columbia St. East, Simpson St., 300 block Keary St.

Minutes – 2013

January 24, 2013

March 7, 2013

May 15, 2013

September 18, 2013

November 20, 2013

Minutes – 2011

November 8, 2011

September 8, 2011

January 20, 2011

Sapperton Days – History

Sapperton Days is a family-oriented event celebrating New Westminster and Sapperton’s unique location and history. Sapperton Days has occurred on and off in the community for a number of years.

When the previous residents’ assocation (Sapperton Residents’ Association or SRA) ran it, it was called “Sapperton Days”. Chris Sargent apparently ran it in the late ’70s and it included a beer garden in the ’80s. When the current residents’ association (McBride-Sapperton Residents’ Association or MSRA) ran it until 2000, it was called “Sapperton Day” and was tied to the Hyack Festival. We know that Sapperton Day happened in 1994, 1995 (dubbed 2nd annual), 1996, 1997, 1998 (5th annual) and 2000.

From 2001 to 2003, there was not enough interest in the community to keep the event going.

In 2003, Gord Hobbis organized the first annual “Sapperton Bike Festival” and the event moved onto East Columbia St.

In 2004, “Sapperton Day” in Sapperton Park was resurrected and held in conjuction with the second annual Sapperton Bike Festival, both held on the same day.

In 2005, the “Sapperton Bike Festival” changed to the “Sapperton Street Festival” to be more inclusive of other businesses in the area and we changed our event to “Sapperton Family Day”, holding both events under the umbrella of “Sapperton Days”. Sapperton Days changed to a two day format with the Sapperton Street Festival on Saturday on East Columbia St. and Sapperton Family Day on Sunday in Sapperton Park. This worked for 2005, 2006 and 2007.

In 2008, there was not enough interest in the community to keep the Sunday event going and the format reverted to a single day format on the East Columbia Street, this time on Sunday. The Saturday was designated as the Sapperton Sidewalk Sale.

Up to 2016 Sapperton Day festivals, now called the Sapperton Day Street Festival, have been put together by the Sapperton Business Association with some help from both the McBride Sapperton Residents’ Association and Wesgroup Properties.