Its been nearly two weeks since this year's 12th Street Music Festival in New Westminster and local business owners are still feeling the love. On August 5th, families and friends came out in scores to central Twelfth St, drawn by the promise of some rockin' tunes and lip-smackin' eats. From reggae to rock to bluegrass, tacos, chow mein and burgers, this was quite the cultural jamboree.
Sometimes a little sensory incentive is what it takes for people to get out and explore their own city. Its far too easy in our fast-paced world to choose the multipurpose shopping mall instead of taking the time to explore shops along 12th and 20th Street. If you do opt for the latter, you are making the choice to support local and small business owners.
This festival has helped breathe new and positive life into the Twelfth St district: countless people volunteered their hands to the festival, businesses and organizations were given the opportunity to sponsor and contribute what they could, shops along twelfth street got mega exposure, and most importantly, the community was brought together. Key West Ford is very proud to sponsor this festival and all that it means to the people of New Westminster.
Next year, don't be shy! Get outside and get to know your city and the lovely people you share it with. A big thank you to everyone that was involved this year.