Published in The New Westminster Newsleader, June 17, 2009:
By Mike McQuillan
The Royal City Market is set to open June 25 with a bang.
The opening of the market will be marked in a ceremony involving Mayor Wayne Wright and the Seymour Artillery Association.
There will also be a “welcome to summer vacation” theme for the opening, appropriate because it’s the last day of school for most kids. To keep the newly out-for-summer kids entertained at the market, there are crafts and a learning booth organized by the Fraser River Discovery Centre, a wandering magician, face painter and violinist, New Westminster’s St. John Ambulance Brigade with free goodies and New Westminster Family Place will have toys and crafts for kids zero to six.
The Royal City Farmers Market runs Thursdays until Oct. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. rain or shine, and is located in Tipperary Park, next to city hall.