Our Vision

New Westminster is a connected and healthy community, championing lifelong physical literacy.

Our Mission

PLAY New West is a collaboration of community partners striving to ensure an environment for all children to be physically literate, active, and healthy.


Age: 5-12 yrs old

Building on previous projects designed to enhance physical literacy in the community. This project will connect sectors with an intentional vision/mission designed at elevating them to be leaders in physical literacy for years to come.

Cross-Sector Milestones

  • Action Timeline
  • Education, training, activation

Start date

May 1, 2019

Project reach

The City of New Westminster

Lead organization

The City of New Westminster

Community partners / stakeholders

  • Fraser Health – Claire Egan;
  • Erin Daly New West Recreation – Jay Young; Sloane Elphinstone; Courtney Firlotte
  • SD 40 – Iain Lancaster; Chad Oatway; Rick Bloudell
  • Douglas College – Anna Schachner
  • Douglas College (Indigenous rep) – Dave Seaweed
  • NW Soccer Club – Niko Marcina
  • NW Track & Field – Ian Coutts
  • NW Minor Lacrosse – Rich Catton
  • 2-4-1 Sports – Geoff Lenahan
  • NW Football – Farhan Lalji
  • Red Fox – Emma Sutherland

Sectors represented

For more information, contact Jay Young at jayoung@newwestcity.ca.