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New aquatic and community centre to be named təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre

The City of New Westminster is pleased to announce that the name of the new aquatic and community centre in New Westminster will be təməsew̓txʷ Aquatic and Community Centre. The name is the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word for “sea otter house.”

The name was selected by a Naming Advisory Panel comprised of representatives from local First Nations and urban Indigenous representatives. The name təməsew̓txʷ is a combination of two words: “təməs” – meaning: sea otter; and “ew̓txʷ” – meaning: house.

To learn more about the naming process and meaning, including how to pronounce təməsew̓txʷ, please visit youractivenw.ca/facility-name

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