The Sapperton Day Street Festival is happening tomorrow in New Westminster’s charming heritage neighbourhood along the 400 block of East Columbia Street (between Sherbrooke and Braid).
Sapperton has a very special place in my heart as I spent weekends there as a child. Back in 2006 I blogged about “Sapperton Days” in the park where I first met the Canucks’ mascot Fin and noted children paid more attention to petting zoo animals than the bouncy castle. The festival itself has been around since the 1970s but it was on hiatus for at least a decade before returning in 2002.
The event now features even more bouncy castles, street performers, games, a rock climbing wall, local vendors, those tasty mini-donuts, and more.
The day will begin with a pancake breakfast in the parking lot at 450 East Columbia and proceeds raised will be donated to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. The block party will then continue from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Sapperton is easy to get to by SkyTrain as it sits between Braid and Sapperton stations on the Millennium Line. Find Sapperton Day on Facebook for more information.