Living in Newton

The following submission appeared in “We Are Newton: A Neighbourhood Anthology.” See here for more information about the project.

By: Griya, Grade 5, Newton Elementary School

Every time I walk outside of my house, I am grateful that I live in a beautiful community. I have lived in Newton all my life so I have a pretty good knowledge base of Newton.

Newton has so many entertainment choices. Swimming in Newton Wave Pool is one of my favourite activities to do, especially when my brother and I have a water fight. Next to the pool, there is an ice rink where I go ice-skating. It is always cold so I have to wear a huge coat with gloves. I look super fat whenever I go ice-skating. We have a movie theatre where you can watch movies. I usually watch Punjabi and Hindi movies with my whole family.

There is public transportation to take you anywhere you want. We are super lucky to have Skytrains in our community that most other cities in British Columbia don’t have. Another option is to go by bus. It is great for the environment, and for our community, if we use public transportation!

Newton has many grocery stores and food choices where I go shopping for clothes and groceries. I want to live in Newton forever because it’s just a great place to live!

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