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What's happening in Richmond Aug. 28 to Sept. 21.

By Don Fennell

Published 3:40 PDT, Wed August 28, 2019

Say goodbye to summer with a myriad of activities to fill your September


Richmond World Festival

For the fifth consecutive year, the community comes together to celebrate Richmond’s cultural diversity Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31 at Minoru Park. Renowned Canadian musicians  take centre stage each evening at 8:45 p.m. Rock out the reggae-ska style of Bedouin Soundclash, on the YVR Mosaic Main Stage Friday, and Indie-rock stars The Strumbellas on Saturday. Admission is free to the festival, with a myriad of fun family activities to enjoy and food to tempt your tastebuds.

Cambie Library Book Sale

Friends of the Richmond Library is hosting amini sale at Richmond Public Library's Cambie branch (150-11590 Cambie Rd.) on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quality adult fiction and children's books will be on sale for $2 each. Cash only. Bring your own bags or boxes. AAll proceeds benefit Richmond public libraries.

Walk Richmond

Nature and airplane enthusiasts won’t want to miss an opportunity Aug. 29 to explore the north end of the Railway Greenway trail and Fraser River along the Terra Nova dyke trail with its panoramic view of the airport. The walk begins from the north entrance of Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave. at 7 p.m.

ESL Cooking for moms

Starting Sept. 6 and continuing through Oct. 11, this free program for immigrant moms with young children invites them to have fun practicing English and cooking with other moms while learning about resources and healthy eating. The program is held each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, with the exception of Sept. 20 when there are no classes, at South Arm Community Centre, 8800 Williams Rd. Participants must register by calling 604-279-7100.

Tee Cup Charity Golf

Here’s your chance to hit the links and help the Touchstone Family Association Front Porch Program. From 1 to 8 p.m. Sept. 12, it’s the 14th annual Tee Cup Ladies Only Charity Golf Tournament at Country Meadows Golf Course, 8400 No. 6 Rd. Featuring a shotgun start and including dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and prizes, starting at 6 p.m. Register at

Boys and Girls Clubs

The 2019 Club House Gala in support of Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC, will be held Sept. 20 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia St. Learn more at

Steveston Beer Fest

O’Hare’s GastroPub and Liquor Store is presenting the seventh annual Steveston Beer Fest to be held at historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston Aug. 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Part proceeds will support the Richmond Christmas Fund and other local non-profit groups.

Throwback Thursdays Patio Party

Don’t miss the final patio party of the summer Aug. 20 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harold’s Kitchen & Bar, 7551 Westminster Hwy. Admission is free.

South Arm Country Fair

South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Rd., is holding its 60th country fair Sept. 21. The annual event features many activities and items for sale, from an old-fashioned hayride, carnival games and a cake walk, to home baking, face painting, crafts and a silent auction. Plus, the biggest garage sale ever. Admission and parking is free.

Kids Only Swap Meet

Find great deals on children’s clothes, toys and equipment at this unique swap meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Set. 8 at West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No. 1 Rd. Admission is free. To book a table, phone 604-238-8400.

Learn the cha cha

Here’s your chance to learn ballroom dancing. A free introduction, covering the basic steps of the jive, cha cha, waltz and foxtrot, will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave.


Sockeye hockey

One of the most successful junior hockey teams in Canada will make their 2019-20 Pacific Junior Hockey League regular-season debut Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. versus White Rock Whalers at Minoru Arenas. The two teams faced off in a pair of exhibition games earlier this month.

Ravens Try Hockey

Join the Richmond Ravens and Esso Fun Days from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 on the Richmond Ice Centre’s Pond Rink for a free introduction to female hockey.

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