New West kids find inspiration in Wait for Me, Daddy

 An iconic image from the Second World War will be immortalized – in more ways than one – in New Westminster.

Wait for Me, Daddyis the theme of this year’s Heritage Week colouring contest. While the city is currently working on a public art installation and a Canada Post stamp commemorating the image, New Westminster children will be able to colour a drawing based on the historic photo by Province newspaper photographer Claude P. Dettloff.

Katherine Freund-Hainsworth, a local artist, sketched an image that school kids will colour as part of Heritage Week 2014.

Fighting polio

The Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of New Westminster and Burnaby are joining forces to help win the fight against polio.

Rotary’s Walk to End Polio Now is taking place on Saturday, March 1, with the walk starting at the Metrotown parking lot and ending at New Westminster city hall.

“It’s a joint venture between the Burnaby and New Westminster clubs,” said Wayne Corlett, president of the Rotary Club of New Westminster.  “We are hoping for 200 to 300 people. The walk is 7.3 kilometres.”

Community members are invited to take part in the walk, which features Tim Hortons as the starting line sponsor at Metrotown and the New Westminster Thrifty Foods as the finish line sponsor.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the parking lot at Nelson and Kingsway, and the walk gets underway at 10 a.m. A closing ceremony will take place at noon.

Registration is $10, but participants are also able to raise funds by getting pledges from family and friends.

Working out to conquer cancer

 

Tanya Maglio is combining her love of zumba with her goal to see a cure for cancer.

The New Westminster woman is teaching her zumba class at the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s inaugural Workout to Conquer Cancer event that is raising funds for cancer research throughout communities in British Columbia. Maglio’s mother, Dorothy, who died from metastatic cancer in 2006, was treated at the B.C. Cancer Agency.

“I miss my mom dearly, and life isn’t the same without her,” she said in a press release. “Her loving spirit lives on in my sister and myself, and will be shared with my new daughter Rylan as she grows.”

Living a healthy lifestyle is important to Tanya, not just because it makes sense, but because she believes it’s crucial in avoiding illness later in life.

After trying out a zumba fitness class while in Mexico, she instantly fell in love.

On March 8, Maglio will take to the stage as a fitness instructor for the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer event, which raises money to support cancer research. She’s encouraging New Westminster residents to join her at Workout to Conquer Cancer, a full day of eight upbeat group exercise classes, including her zumba class.

“Participants will start the day off with big smiles on their faces, I guarantee it!” she said. “Our zumba session will have the group shakin’ and groovin’ to Latin and international music, that is enjoyable for beginners and experts alike.”

The Workout to Conquer Cancer is on Saturday, March 8 at the Richmond Oval. See www.workouttoconquercancer.ca.

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