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By Don Fennell

Published 11:59 PDT, Tue July 16, 2019

A selection of events in Richmond from July 17 to 30


Sweet Dreams at Aberdeen

Recurring daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Abderdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Sweet Dreams presented by the mall through Sept. 2, 2019 is a unique exhibition. Ginormous sweets create a candy land environment, perfect for taking fun photos. And don’t forget to check out the East meets West candy carts and spin the bon bon magic ball machine for the ultimate sugar rush and a chance to win a cute candy-inspired lifestyle prize.

Capture Photography Festival

Recurring daily through Sept. 1 at Canada Line stations, this Richmond Art Gallery presentation in partnership with Richmond Public Art presents engaging photo-based artworks across Richmond and Vancouver. Each instillation highlights intimacy and place: our personal connections to each other or family stories that connect us to each other and our communities. The Brighouse Station features iconic salmon motifs by Diamond Point from Musqueam, while at Lansdowne Station, The Solarium by Adad Hannah uses a system of custom-made mirrors and built forms to create a portrait of a Richmond couple in their home.

A Taste of the Tropics

Cambie Community Centre, 12800 Cambie Rd., is hosting a summer celebration for adults 55+ from 2 to 4 p.m. July 25. Featuring the Paul Latta Polynesian dance troupe, and including light refreshments, it’s a great opportunity to make new friends. Free, but registration is required at #2735763

Fun in Lang Park

Pre-schoolers aged five and under are sure to delight in morning fun and activity in the fresh air each Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Lang Park, 8211 Saba Rd. The event is free. For more info, contact City Centre Community Centre at 604-204-8588.

Library Book Sale

Friends of the Richmond Library is hosting a mini sale at the Brighouse branch of the Richmond Public Library, 7700 Minoru Gate, on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quality adult fiction and children’s books will be available for $2 each (cash only). Bring your own bags or boxes. All proceeds benefit the Richmond Public Library.

Bridging Program and Dinner

Richmond Family Place is hosting a program for new and current refugees and new immigrant families living in Richmond with children under the age of six. On July 23, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., a dinner will be held at Richmond Family Place, 8660 Ash St. Email for more details.


Fitness Centre Orientation

Adults 55-plus are invited to book a free introduction to the fitness centre with a BC Recreation and Parks Association-registered weight trainer and learn proper techniques for equipment use and fitness centre etiquette. Call 604-238-8097 for details.


RCD Summer Camp

Sign up now for the Richmond Centre for Disability’s 2019 RCD Summer Camp to be held from July 20 to Aug. 23. The specialized camp is for children aged six to 16 with diverse abilities and is being held weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at Peace Mennonite Church, 11571 Daniels Rd. The cost is $300 per week and includes arts and crafts, music and dance, co-operative games, outdoor playground activities and weekly bowling and swimming as well as weekly field trips. Contact Ella at 604-232-2404 for more information.


Thursday Night Challenge

The Coastal Race Club continues its Thursday Night Challenge Series through the streets of Steveston. For riders of all ages, from 13 up, the free event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ironwood Plaza, 11666 Steveston Hwy., on July 18 and 25.

BC Softball Championships

Richmond Girls Softball is hosting a pair of provincial championship tournaments this month. The Intermediate A and Senior A ladies championships will be held concurrently July 19 to 21, and the Senior B ladies championships July 26 to 28. All the games will be played at London Park, adjacent to London Secondary School, 600 Williams Rd.

Blue Jays Honda Super Camp

Following great turnout the previous two summers, the Toronto Blue Jays Honda Super Camp is returning to Richmond. Richmond City Baseball is again hosting the popular event for youth July 18 at Latrace Field in Minoru Park, 7700 Minoru Gate.

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