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Happening in Richmond, Oct. 1 to 16

By Don Fennell

Published 10:44 PDT, Thu October 3, 2019


Richmond Night Market

You’ve still got a couple of weeks to take in the Summer 2019 Chill Party at Richmond Night Market, 8351 River Rd. Check out the fun from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 13. Admission is $4.75 per person, and free for seniors 60 and over with identification.

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.

Free Fix-it

Get your broken small appliances and torn clothing repaired by handy volunteers at the Fix-it station inside the Richmond Community Directions Fair. This event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd.

Winter Market

Steveston’s winter artisan market opens Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Ave. in Steveston. With an assortment of fun, food and crafts, there’s everything you’d find at a summer outdoor market, but with a cozy indoor atmosphere.

Kwantlen St. Farmers Market

Don’t miss your last chances to check out the fresh food market Tuesdays until Oct. 8 at Minoru Plaza, 7700 Minoru Gate.

Lobster Fest

Canadian Brewhouse, 4755 Mcclelland Rd. at Central at Garden City mall, is hosting Lobster Fest 2019 on Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. You could win a trip for two to Halifax for an Alexander Keiths brewery tour.

Scarecrow Crawl

It’s back.

The Steveston Scarecrow Crawl is you chance to explore the streets of the historic village for one-of-a-kind scarecrows lurking outside many of the storefronts and restaurants. Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31.

Hallow Nights

Visit Richmond’s most technologically advanced haunted house at 9111 Beckwith Rd. starting Friday, Oct. 11. Tickets start at $25. 

Once Upon A Pumpkin

The perfect getaway for nature lovers, Richmond Nature Park is hosting Once Upon a Pumpkin at Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Explore the Nature House and learn all about Halloween’s origins Oct. 13 to 31.

Flight Path Park

Larry Berg Flight Path Park is one of the city’s most unique parks, just beyond the perimeter fence at the end of Vancouver International Airport’s south runway. Free parking.

Environment at YVR

YVR is hosting a tour on Monday, Oct. 7 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Vancouver International Airport, 3211 Grant McConachie Way. The tour offers a glimpse into the innovative environmental programs at the airport, and supports the Ecocity World Summit being held in Vancouver from Oct. 7 to 11.

Adventure Playground

Terra Nova Adventure Playground is a dynamic, million-dollar playground features innovative structures designed to reconnect kids with nature. Located at the west end of River Road at the north end of West Dyke Trail, 2340 River Rd.

Science Fiction Convention

Held since 1971, the oldest science fiction and gaming convention in Canada is being held Oct. 11 to 13 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy.

Autism Speaks Walk

Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub, 3688 Cessna Dr. will host a special fundraising walk Sunday, Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. 

Whale Watch

Vancouver Whale Watch offers professional wildlife guides for a three- to five-hour whale watching tour starting in picturesque Steveston and traveling through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Recurring daily at 11 a.m. at 210-12240 Second Ave. Price is $145 per person.

All Aboard

When in Steveston, don’t miss hopping aboard the Steveston Interurban Tram on Moncton St. and experience yesteryear. Tramcar 1220 is the largest artifact in the Richmond Museum’s collection, and is one of the only remaining interurban trams operated by BC Electric Railway Company.


Celebrating Success

Richmond Community Action Team invites you to ‘roar in the face of stigma’ at a special symposium highlighting the team’s accomplishments in responding to the local overdose crisis. It’s Friday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Richmond Public Library’s Brighouse branch, 100-7700 Minoru Gate. 

ESL Cooking for Moms

On through Friday, 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.

WorksafeBC Ergonomics Forum

During Ergonomics Month in October, Worksafe BC is hosting its fourth annual forum, featuring experts, on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 6951 Westminster Hwy.


Ice Cube

Iconic American rapper, actor, producer, director and writer is at River Rock Show Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 3.


Sockeye hockey

A visit by the Langley Trappers on Thursday, Oct. 3 kicks off a busy stretch for the Richmond Sockeyes. A week later, the team hosts Port Moody Panthers, followed by away games in Abbotsford and Delta in a seven-day period. The team is back home to host Mission Ice Breakers Thursday, Oct. 17. All home games are 7 p.m. at Minoru Arenas.

Richmond Youth Basketball

The Richmond Youth Basketball League 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

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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