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Happening in Richmond, Feb. 4 to 18

By Don Fennell

Published 11:33 PST, Tue February 4, 2020


Walk Richmond—South Dyke Trail

Here’s a chance to enjoy a dog-friendly walk from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 8 along the South Arm of the Fraser River. Meeting in the parking lot across from London Heritage Farm House, 6511 Dyke Rd., the walk will be along a picturesque route toward the sport fishing pier.

Galleria Photography

Visibility by Ya-Wei Lin is a free exhibition at Richmond City Hall through March 2. The images document the artist’s observation of the urban landscape experienced on a daily basis.

Living Well with Dementia

Every Monday (from 10 a.m. to noon) through March 16, connect and keep active with other seniors experiencing early to mid-stage dementia through brain games, trivia, arts activities and exercise in a safe, social setting at Minoru Centre for Active Living, 7191 Granville Ave. Caregivers welcome.

Self-Care for Mental Health

A free workshop will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Thompson Community Centre. The engaging, hands-on session includes creating a personal wellness toolkit and encourages youth to consider different strategies for managing life’s ups and downs. Registration is required.

Community Movie: Lilo & Stitch

Enjoy a free indoor screening of the popular movie starting at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at City Centre Community Centre. It’s part of the Community Movie Series. Everyone is welcome.

Brain Health: Music In Motion

Improve memory, co-ordination, self confidence and brain health by simply dance steps in this therapeutic session presented by RASS and VCH from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Minoru Centre for Active Living. Registration required.

Armchair Travel

View photos, learn travel tips and hear tales of interesting places from around the world at this free event from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. March 2 at Thompson Community Centre. Registration required.

Seniors Music Show

Loads of Music offers up favourite melodies from the South Delta senior’s band from 1 to 2 p.m. March 12 at Thompson Community Centre. Registration required.

Acid Reflux Workshop

Discover ways to optimize digestion and prevent heartburn at this free workshop from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Thompson Community Centre. How nutrition and other lifestyle changes can reduce some symptoms will also be explored. Registration required.

MomChoir: It Takes a Village Concert

Spend an evening where parenthood, post-partum and pre-partum are shared through music and storytelling Feb. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Held in partnership with Richmond Public Health and Vancouver Coastal Health, the event from youth, adults and seniors features MomChoir, directed by Katy Cadman and Sweet Scarlet, an all-female, award-winning local a cappella ensemble. The cost is $30 per person.

Kids Only Swap Meet

Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St., will host a free Kids Only Swap Meet Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration for a table is $15.75 through the centre at 604-238-8080.

Family Fun Days

Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy., will be hosting adventurous family fun during Family Day weekend Feb. 15 to 17. Explore the bog through special scavenger hunts, where you can choose a wacky animal prop, snap an unforgettable family portrait or create a take-home twig picture frame. The event—from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day—is being sponsored by the Province of British Columbia.

Family Day at Britannia

Britannia Shipyards, 5180 Westwater Dr., will host Family Day Weekend at Britannia Shipyards Feb. 15 to 17. The free event for all ages encourages you to discover Richmond’s storied past through the Living History Program. Participate in an exhibit scavenger hunt at the Seine Net Loft and learn how people lived and worked at Britannia Shipyards. Activities are from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

Richmond Children’s Arts Festival

Celebrate BC Family Day at Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. On Monday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 12th annual Richmond Children’s Arts Festival encourages children and their families to spark their imagination through music, hands-on activities, literary and performing arts. 


World Cup Fencing

The Peter Bakonyi World Cup 2020 will be held Feb. 7 to 10 at the Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd. The only fencing World Cup for the épée weapon held in North America, and one of five épée World Cups in the world, this event will feature both individual and team competition. The event is also an important qualifier for the world championships.

Richmond Rapids Mini Swim Meet

Richmond Rapids Swim Club has several mini swim meets planned between Feb. 2 and June 14 at Watermania, 14300 Entertainment Blvd. All introductory swim meets for preschoolers aged five and under and children aged six to 12, these events are free. For more, contact the Rapids at 604-275-7346.

Youth Field Lacrosse  Provincials

U15 Tiers 1/2 and U11 Youth Field Lacrosse Provincials will be played in Richmond Feb. 14 to 17 at Minoru Park, 7191 Granville Ave. and at Richmond Secondary School, 7171 Minoru Blvd.

TrailblazerHER Hockey

Richmond will play host to the TrailblazerHer-Women’s Para Hockey Showcase Feb. 18 to 24. The project, an initiative to grow female para hockey, is funded by the Hockey Canada Foundation with a focus on inclusion, coach education, female mentorship and new fan engagement for the sport. As part two of the project, a three-game series of the Canadian Women’s Para Hockey Team versus the USA Women’s Para Hockey Team at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

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