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Doors Open Richmond goes virtual again

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:41 PDT, Fri May 7, 2021

Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

The second virtual Doors Open Richmond event will happen online from June 5 to 12.

The annual event, organized by the Richmond Museum, will feature more than 30 sites this year. They highlight the city’s cultural diversity and heritage through places of worship, civic centres, museums and local businesses. There are seven new sites this year including Anar Persian Cuisine, the Richmond Chinese Community Society and the Steveston Harbour Authority.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together members of our community virtually through Doors Open once more,” says Greg Walker, chair of the Richmond Museum Society. “As we continue to weather the storm of COVID-19 together, community has become central to all of our mental wellbeing. Doors Open has always been about sharing the stories of the people who make up our city. By going digital, we’re able to offer even more points of connection to local residents while also safely allowing others in Metro Vancouver to explore a new neighbourhood.”

Doors Open Richmond is a free annual event that raises civic awareness and showcases the diverse, multicultural places and communities of the city. Residents and visitors are provided an opportunity to discover and reconnect with a variety of local programs, services, and businesses. Established in 2008, it is the longest-running Doors Open event in B.C. It is part of the Doors Open Canada program supported by the city, federal and provincial governments, and BC Arts Council.

Following on the success of last year’s virtual event, this year’s edition will feature new videos that provide a glimpse behind the curtain of participating sites. The videos will be shared throughout the week-long event on Richmond Museum’s social media channels, and available the following day on the museum website’s new interactive map. Doors Open sites will also share original content on their social media platforms, from virtual tours to fun facts about their organization or business. Visitors will be able to view content through the hashtag #DoorsOpenRichmond on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Full list of Doors Open Richmond 2021 participants 

  • Anar Persian Cuisine Inc. [NEW]
  • Artefact Storage Warehouse
  • Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre
  • BC Emergency Health Services Station 269 South Richmond (BC Ambulance)
  • Branscombe House (Rachel Rozanski, Artist in Residence)
  • Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
  • City of Richmond Roads/Planning [NEW]
  • Connections Community Services, Indigenous Led Outreach & Support Program [NEW]
  • Eastern Catholic Church Richmond
  • Fairchild Radio AM1470 & FM961 [NEW]
  • Fairchild Television & Talentvision [NEW]
  • Gateway Theatre
  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
  •  Lingyen Mountain Temple (Canada)
  • London Heritage Farm
  • Lulu Island Winery
  • Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple
  • Richmond Art Gallery
  • Richmond Caring Place Society
  • Richmond Chinese Community Society/RCCS [NEW]
  • Richmond City Hall (Council Chambers)
  • Richmond Family Place Society
  • Richmond Fire-Rescue
  • Richmond Mosque BC Muslim Association
  • Richmond Museum
  • Richmond Public Art
  • Richmond Public Library—Brighouse Branch
  • Richmond RCMP
  • Sea Island Heritage Society
  • Scotch Pond
  • Steveston Buddhist Temple
  • Steveston Harbour Authority [NEW]
  • Steveston Museum
  • Steveston Winemakers
  • Steveston’s Best Of British

Visit richmondmuseum.ca/doors-open for more information about this year’s Doors Open Richmond.

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