A Special Birthday
Do you know anybody who is 150
years old? Neither do I! However, the city of New Westminster
celebrates its 150th birthday this year!
The “Royal City” was named by
Queen Victoria and was the first capital city of British Columbia.
While it no longer remains the capital, New Westminster certainly
hasn’t lost it’s royal identity. Some reminders are in the names
Royal Avenue, Royal City Centre, and Royal Columbian Hospital. To
about the history of New Westminster, you can visit the
Throughout 2009, there are
events to commemorate this special year in New Westminster. To take
part in the celebrations, you can
view the 150th Anniversary Celebration website. This website
contains a calendar with dates and descriptions of events that
celebrate the past, present, and future of New Westminster.
Happy 150th Birthday, New West!
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