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Family Day event in the works

New Westminster’s family court committee wants to organize a new Family Day event to coincide with the new provincial holiday.

The committee has asked city council for $4,500 to organize the event. Family Day was approved as an official holiday by B.C. Premier Christy Clark earlier this year. The initial Family Day is Feb. 11, 2013.

In its submission to council, the committee said it was discussing whether to continue to hold a joint seniors and family day event in September or hold a joint one on the February holiday. Changing the venue for the event is also being considered since the Royal City Centre, which has traditionally held it, is getting renovations in 2013. Other locations considered are River Market, Queensborough Community Centre, Douglas College atrium, Royal Square Mall or a city school.

Council did not make a decision on the request at its Dec. 10 meeting.

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