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Happening in Richmond, Sept. 17 to 31

By Don Fennell

Published 2:07 PDT, Wed September 18, 2019


Candidates Debate 2019

Richmond Chamber of Commerce is hosting Candidates Debate 2019 on Monday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gaming Stadium, 4211 No. 3 Rd. for local candidates from the major parties in the Oct. 21 federal election. The on-stage debate, to be moderated by broadcaster Jody Vance and a representative from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, will see the candidates queried for response to important local, national and international issues.


Cultural Harmony Open House

The City of Richmond is currently in the process of completing a cultural harmony plan and is seeking public input. An open house is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cambie Community Centre, 12800 Cambie Rd.

South Arm Country Fair

South Arm United Church will be holding its annual Country Fair for the 60th consecutive year, Saturday, Sept. 21 at the church. The fun is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See the special feature on pages 10 and 11 in this edition of the Richmond Sentinel for more.

Culture Days

Explore Richmond’s heritage sites, learn a new dance move, sing along with a choir, compose a story or meet local artists in their studios as part of national Culture Days weekend, Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 29. In all, there are 80 free events happening across the city. Learn more at

Steveston Grand Prix of Art

Rain or shine, the ninth annual Steveston Grand Prix of Art on Saturday, Sept. 21 promises to be exciting for both participants and onlookers. Watch artists of all experience levels and ages compete against the clock in a thrilling three-hour Plein-Air Painting challenge. The action kick off at 10 a.m. and ends precisely at 1 p.m. 

Steveston Heritage Tour

Don’t miss your opportunity to take the Steveston Heritage Experience Tour on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Britannia Shipyards, 5180 Westwater Dr. Leading you back to 1914, the interactive walking tour stops at four celebrated historic attractions—Britannia, the Steveston Tram, Steveston Museum and Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. The cost is $65 per person, plus tax and includes a popular dish of the day from local favourite Pajo’s and a craft brew from Steveston’s Britannia Brewing.

Wildlife of Africa

Duncan Bryce Allardyce: Landscapes, Wildlife of Africa and the Americas is on display at the Richmond City Hall Galleria through Monday, Sept. 30. The paintings by the Richmond surgeon and educator capture the colour and dynamism of the places he has visited. Allardyce is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

Finding Nemo

The City Centre Community Centre invites your family and friends to a free indoor screening of popular movies. On Sept. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., it’s Finding Nemo. Enjoy the film on the centre’s 20-foot screen with surround sound, with free refreshments at every movie while supplies last.

Climb for Alzheimer’s

A fun, invigorating hike up the Grouse Grind is set for Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in support of the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.’s vital programs and services. The 2,830 step climb to the peak of the mountain is to show those affected by dementia that they are not alone on this uphill journey. Registration for the climb begins on site at 8:30 a.m.


Helping Your Child Eat Well

Have a child aged nine months to five years old who is not eating well? A workshop will be held for Richmond families from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the Richmond Public Health office, 8100 Granville Ave. The free workshop will be held in room 345A. To register, call Anne at 604-233-3103.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Unleash your inner writer and connect with new people through this poetry writing workshop Sept. 25 at the Richmond Public Library’s Brighouse branch, 100—7700 Minoru Gate. The session, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will teach you the basics of poetry writing, and you’ll have a chance to submit your work to an upcoming anthology that will explore what it means to live in Richmond. Register at

Richmond Garden Club

Megan Zeni, who currently teaches in a Richmond school garden, will be the guest speaker at the Richmond Garden Club’s monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. The PhD student in curriculum and pedagogy at UBC, she consults extensively on garden classroom start up and maintenance.

Holistic Health Series

Inflammation and aging will be the focus of an information talk by naturopathic doctor Romi Fung from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the East Richmond Community Hall, 12360 Cambie Rd. The event is free to those 55 and over, but registration is required at 604-233-6225.

ESL Cooking for Moms

On through Oct. 11, ESL Cooking for Moms is a free program for immigrant moms with young children. Held Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at South Arm Community Centre, 8800 Williams Rd., the program encourages moms to have fun practicing English while cooking with other moms and learning about community resources and healthy eating. Registration is required by calling 604-279-7100.


Penn and Teller

River Rock Casino and Resort welcomes the legendary Penn and Teller to its show theatre Friday, Sept. 27. The American magicians and entertainers have performed together since the 1970s and are noted for their ongoing act that combines elements of comedy and magic.

Richmond Singers Rehearsal

Richmond Singers is holding an open rehearsal on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Broadmoor church, 8140 Saunders Rd. The group’s purpose is to sing, in harmony, a variety of music for the enjoyment of members and to give public and private performances for the listening pleasure of others.


Sockeye hockey

Richmond Sockeyes junior hockey club has three home games scheduled over the next few weeks. First, on Thursday, Sept. 19 the Grandview Steelers visit Minoru Arenas. Next up are the North Vancouver Wolf Pack on Thursday, Sept. 26. And finally, Langley Trappers come to town on Thursday, Oct. 3. All games begin at 7 p.m.

Fencing Canada Cup

Fencing’s Canada Cup returns to the Richmond Olympic Oval from Thursday, Sept. 26 to Sunday, Sept. 29.

Come Try Ringette

Richmond Ringette is hosting ‘Bring a Friend Day’ on Sept. 22 and 29, an opportunity to learn about the popular sport invented by Canadian Sam Jacks. Both sessions will start at 12:30 p.m. on the Coliseum rink at the Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Rd.

Richmond Youth Basketball

The Richmond Youth Basketball League is has several programs for youth of all skill levels—from Small Ball, which introduces kids in Kindergarten to Grade 3 to the movement and basketball-related skills in a fun environment—to RYVL rep, a program designed for those players that want to have extra practice time and games or play in tournaments. Learn more by visiting

Boston Marathon Qualifier

The MEC Greater Vancouver Road Race Five will be held Sept. 29 in Richmond and will be a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. The final of five races in the series, the race is along the dyke from Garry Point Park, 12011 Seventh Ave. Race day registration is cash only from 7 to 8 a.m., with the exception of the marathon distance. Details at

Jets Ice Breaker

Richmond Jets minor hockey association is hosting its annual Ice Breaker Atom—Peewee Rep Tournament from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 6 at Minoru Arenas. 

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