Mayor's Update: Season's Greetings from West Vancouver Council
Season’s Greetings from West Vancouver Council
This December, although many celebrations still look different than before, the spirit of the holiday season is really shining through. We are very proud of our community’s kindness and resilience, and the acts of goodwill we see every day!
It’s a busy time of the year with many holidays and celebrations occurring, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Yalda, Kwanzaa, Salgirah Mubarak, Winter Solstice, and New Year’s Eve. We wish you and your loved ones a delightful, healthy, and hopeful holiday season and all the best in 2022.
There are many local events and activities coming up. By spending time in our community, you're helping to support local businesses and community groups, while purchasing unique gifts and connecting with friends and family.
Here is a selection of local events and activities in our community.
Ambleside Holiday Market The second annual Ambleside Holiday Market, located at Grosvenor Ambleside Galleria, is offering unique gifts by local artists and artisans, live music, and lots of delicious treats. The market is open Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Marine Drive, between 13th and 14th Streets.
Dundarave Festival of Lights
Stroll along the waterfront at Dundarave Beach, Millennium Park, and Grosvenor Ambleside Galleria to see 150 festively decorated trees sponsored by community members and groups to support the Lookout Housing + Health Society's North Shore Shelter. Also part of the Dundarave Festival of Lights, the Christmas Wassail and Bonfire Night, featuring local performers, takes place at Dundarave Beach on Saturday, December 18, starting at 3 p.m.
Holiday highlights at West Vancouver Memorial Library
The West Vancouver Memorial Library is offering a variety of programs and activities throughout December. Support local artists while inspiring friends and family to begin their own art collection at the Tiny Art: Holiday Gift Show, online or at the library’s art gallery, until January 6. The Songs for a Winter Night: Triology with special guest Marcus Moseley concert is available to watch online this holiday season.
Art Box Holiday Artisan Market Until December 19, you can shop at the West Vancouver Community Arts Council’s Art Box Holiday Artisan Market at the Silk Purse Arts Centre and online. You will find handcrafted, locally-made work such as jewelry, seasonal decorations, home décor, apparel, and more.
Supporting local businesses By choosing to shop local this holiday season, you are supporting the people behind the small businesses that form the heart of our community. Visit local stores and take part in the Ambleside-Dundarave Business Improvement Association’s Holiday Passport for a chance to win great prizes.
West Vancouver Recreation’s Jingle Pass
Until December 31, buy a two-week unlimited fitness pass for yourself or as a gift for someone else for $25. The Jingle Pass must be activated before January 15, and includes unlimited access to group fitness classes, public skating, weight room, and the pool, including the sauna and steam room.
Christmas tree sales
The North Shore Scouts are selling Christmas trees to support scouting activities of 400+ youth in the North Shore area, at Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue until December 23. The Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions have sold out of trees for this year, and are offering a tree chip-up, at the Ambleside Park parking lot, on January 1, 2, 8, and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The North Shore Scouts’ tree chip-up is on January 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mayor Mary-Ann Booth, Councillor Craig Cameron, Councillor Nora Gambioli, Councillor Peter Lambur, Councillor Bill Soprovich, Councillor Sharon Thompson, and Councillor Marcus Wong