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Massey Heights Block Party 2021

16th Annual

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19
The 2021 Block Party was cancelled

Massey Heights Block Party 2022

We are looking for volunteers to help organize the 2022 Block Party
Contact the President at
if you are interested

The 16th Annual Massey Heights Hurrah Neighbourhood Block Party is scheduled for:

Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

at the south side of the Westburnco Water Reservoir
(along Churchill Avenue between William Street and Scott Street).

The plan is to have lots of activities for kids, including a bouncy castle, an arts and crafts table, face painting and a mini-soccer game. Plus, barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs.

We hope to see you there!

Massey Heights Block Party 2020

15th Annual

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19
The 2020 Block Party was cancelled

Massey Heights Block Party 2019

Our 14th Annual Block Party planned for this Sunday, September 8 was cancelled due to rain.  

Massey Heights Family Picnic 2018

Our 13th Annual Block Party planned for this Sunday, September 9 was cancelled due to rain.  

Massey Heights Family Picnic 2017

After a one year hiatus, the Massey Victory Heights Family picnic returned for it's 11th year.

Massey Heights Hurrah 2016
The 10th annual Hurrah was cancelled this year
Massey Heights Hurrah 2015

Massey Heights Hurrah 2014


The Massey Victory Heights Residents' Association raised $521.86 at last September's Massey Heights Hurrah neighbourhood block party for F.W. Howay Elementary's campaign to purchase computers for their school. The MVHRA and F.W. Howay Elementary would like to thank Save-on-Foods in Sapperton for their support in raising these funds.

Left to right: MVHRA President Jason Lesage, Brittany Nelson from Save-on-Foods Sapperton, Grade 4 students Olivia Baseden and Zoe Bishop and Principal Jamie Sadler.

Our 2014 Sponors

Park Georgia save on foods Pharmasave maxxam

This year saw the name of our event changed to the Massey Heights Hurrah. The 2014 Massey Heights Hurrah took place at Westburnco Park (the grassy area beside the Westburnco tennis/basketball courts on Churchill Avenue) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

The Massey Victory Heights Residents’ Association (MVHRA) is pleased to announce that Derrick Thornhill of Park Georgia Realty, Maxxam Insurance Services, PHARMASAVE at the Crest and Save-on-Foods as sponsors of the 2014 Massey Heights Hurrah, the MVHRA’s signature event for the Massey Victory Heights neighbourhood, which was scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Derrick Thornhill of Park Georgia Realty is the title sponsor, Maxxam Insurance and PHARMASAVE at the Crest are associate sponsors and Save-on-Foods will provide barbequed hamburgers and hot dogs for a donation that will go towards F.W. Howay Elementary School’s campaign to raise money for new computers.

“Derrick Thornhill has been a tremendous supporter of our residents’ association for many years,” says Jason Lesage, President of the MVHRA. “Whether it’s our annual garage sale or helping us print mailouts, Derrick has always been there for us. Maxxam Insurance Services and PHARMASAVE, both located at the Crest Shopping Centre, have also supported us for many years. And, Save-on-Foods has a strong reputation for supporting community organizations. With their new store in Sapperton, just down the hill for our residents, we’re glad to see them be part of our neighbourhood.”

“As a long time supporter of the Massey Victory Heights Residents’ Association, I’m proud to sponsor this year’s Massey Heights Hurrah,” says Derrick Thornhill. “Best wishes to all the residents for a successful event!”

“We’re all about community here at Maxxam Insurance,” says Janette Carr-Uljevic, Manager of Maxxam Insurance at the Crest Shopping Centre. “It’s a real pleasure to sponsor this community event because our staff and customers live in this community too.”

“At PHARMASAVE at the Crest, we’re proud to support the MVHRA by being your neighbourhood drugstore,” says Brenda O'Leary, Owner. “We’re committed to excellence in our community.”

“We’re proud to get behind our neighbours,” says Douglas Ford, Store Manager of the Sapperton Save-on-Foods. “Save-on-Foods is happy to work with organizations that bring the community together.”

“The school community of F.W. Howay is deeply appreciative of the efforts of the Massey Victory Heights Residents' Association to support our students and school programs,” says Jamie Sadler, Principal of F.W. Howay Elementary School.

Jason continues: “This will be our 8th Annual Massey Heights Hurrah. We used to call this event a family picnic, but it’s not really a picnic per se. Food will be provided by donation, with tables and chairs for neighbours to sit down and have lunch together. Also, there will be many activities for kids, including a bouncy castle, a clown and a mini-soccer game. In addition, the Arts Council of New Westminster will have an arts and crafts table for kids too. It will be a fun event for families to swing by, have some lunch and relax under the late summer sun.”

Family Picnic 2013
This years event was moved to the second Sunday of September. The weather was not as co-operative as in past years, but was still well attended. A food truck was available for pinic fare, hot dogs and hamburgers etc. along with the regular balloon clown, bouncy castle. If you have any photos of the 2013 Annual Family Picnic please forward them to the Web Master in JPG format.
Family Picnic 2012

This years picnic was held September 2 2012 under overcast skys. This years event was well attended.

Family Picnic 2010

The family picnic was not held this year due to lack of sponsorship. 

It will return on a bi-annual basis starting September 2012

Family Picnic 2009

This year was the fourth year the MVHRA held this event. This year the Family Picnic was held at the Westburnco Water Reservoir.  Churchill Avenue was closed off between William and Chilliwack in front of the Reservoir.  Free Hot Dogs, Chips, Pop and Water were available to residence or for a small donation.  This year saw the return of the popular Kids Craft Tent,  the ever exciting Jumpy Castle and Balloon Man returned for an extended stay for everyone to enjoy.  There were Kids races and the New Westminster Fire Truck made it's appearance.

Family Picnic 2008

This year there were many changes to the Family Picnic, the main one being the location along with the name and date to the first Sunday in Septmebr [Septemebr 14th 2008].  Churchill Avenue was closed off between William and Chilliwack in front of the Reservoir.  Free Hot Dogs, Chips, Pop and Water were available to residence or for a small donation to the Children's Hospital.  There was a Kids Craft Tent, Jumpy Castle and Balloon Clown for everyone to enjoy, along with the Dog Show, New Westminster K9 Unit demonstration, Kids races and much much more.


Family Hoopla 2007

Another great year with over 150 residents in attendance Sunday June 3rd 2007.  The highlights this year included a dog show, Cops for Cancer Dunk Tank,  Scotia Bank Popcorn Cart and a reading tent for the kids.  New Westminster Police, New West Salmonbellies and BC Ambulance Services where once again in attendance.

Family Picnic 2006

The Family Picnic was held at FW Howay School Sunday June 25th 2006 with over 120 residents in attendance.  There was food and fun for everyone, from the Cops for Cancer Dunk Tank to the Kids Craft Corner.  New Westminster Police, Salmonbellies, Ambulance Services, along with Royal Westminster Regiment and Museum rounded out the afternoon.