Happening in Richmond, Jan. 7 to 20
By Don Fennell
Published 11:45 PST, Tue January 7, 2020
Walk Garry Point
Kick off the new year while shedding some of those unwanted holiday pounds. Join the first Walk Richmond event of the year Jan. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. around Garry Point Park and along the West Dyke trail while taking in the spectacular views of the Gulf Islands and Coastal Mountains. The team will meet up at the concession stand at the park, 12011 Seventh Ave.
Get a head start on finding a summer job by signing up as an environmental programs leader at Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Applications are being accepted from Jan. 16 to March 31 at the nature park.
Fitness Open House
Check out all things fitness on a tour of the new state-of-the-art fitness area at Minoru Centre for Active Living on Jan 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn more about programs and services, and sign up for a free fitness orientation.
Herring Sale for Autism
To kick off fundraising in 2020, the Autism Community Training (ACT) group will benefit from a Herring for Autism Sale, sponsored by Oceanside Fisheries, Jan. 11 at Garry Point Park. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last January, more than 20,000 pounds of herring was sold to support ACT.
Learn how to adapt to, and embrace, personal and life changes with each unique chapter in life. This free session offered by RASS and Vancouver Coastal Health is Jan. 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Minoru Centre for Active Living.
Galleria Photography Exhibition
Visibility by Ya-Wei Lin, a free photo exhibit, will be held Jan. 14 through Marc. 2 at Richmond City Hall. The exhibition can be seen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Imagines in this exhibition document the artists’ observation of the urban landscape experienced on a daily basis. Visibility is an ongoing series of observational photographic images that reflect and contemplate on the meaning of the world “visibility” in the broadest sense.
Winskill Mainland Swim Meet
This Lower Mainland regional swim meet will be held Jan. 18 through Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Watermania, 14300 Entertainment Blvd.
Fishing the West Coast
Don’t miss this unique exhibit tracing the development of fishing on this coast at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Compare fishing technology with help from the historic Columbia River skiff and experience life in a modern wheelhouse. The exhibit is on daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Frauds and Scams Workshop
A free workshop for those aged 55 and over will be held Jan. 15 at Minoru Centre for Active Living will review several ways to avoid common scams, counterfeit bank notes and financial abuse. This session is led by an RCMP officer. Registration is required for either the daytime (1 to 2:30 p.m.) or evening session (7 to 8:30 p.m.) at 604-233-6225.
Chinese New Year Gala
Join the Rotary Club of Richmond to celebrate a year of good health, good fortune and happiness Jan. 18, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Continental Seafood Restaurant, 11700 Cambie Rd. Enjoy a 10-course gourmet Chinese dinner, lion dance, entertainment, silent auction, photo booth, lucky draw, games, raffle and prizes. Proceeds will support the Richmond Boys & Girls Club and St. John Ambulance BC & Yukon. Tickets are $98 and available from Rotary members or email@example.com.
The Richmond Branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers Association will hold recitals starting at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Rd. A variety of audience-pleasing selections will be performed by students. Tickets are $2 per person or $5 per family at the door. For more information, call 604-268-9559, visit www.bcrmta.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SwingCouver, Canada’s largest West Coast swing event featuring the top lineup of pros, DJs and attendees, will be held Jan. 9 to 12 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel.
New Year Marketplace
Bodhi Meditation in Richmond is hosting a Chinese New Year Marketplace Jan. 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event features vendors, items for Chinese New Year, hair cuts (by donation), tea house, photo booth, wishing wall, oracle reading, food trucks, entertainment, and so much more. www.vancny.org/
Catch the fish this month. Richmond Sockeyes junior hockey club has home games scheduled for Jan. 9 versus arch-rival Delta Ice Hawks and Jan. 16 versus Abbotsford Pilots. Both games begin at 7 p.m. at Minoru Arena.
West Coast Classic
Ringette takes the spotlight Jan. 9 to 12 at the 2020 Richmond Ringette West Coast Classic. The tournament at the Richmond Ice Centre is the longest running in the Lower Mainland, with 60 teams from BC and Alberta. Participants range from U10 to Masters.
Snowflake Cheer Champs
One of the most anticipated cheer events of the season will help kick off 2020 and a new decade. Presented by Pinnacle Cheer Events, the fifth annual Snowflake Cheer Championships are set for Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd.
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