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Share your photos of Canada Day at home

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:55 PDT, Wed June 24, 2020

In the absence of traditional in-person Canada Day celebrations, the Steveston Salmon Festival is going online.

“2020 will certainly be one for the history books and we hope everyone marking the occasion of Canada Day at Home takes the opportunity to share photos of their family’s celebrations online so we can continue that sense of togetherness which has made the Steveston Salmon Festival so popular,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “The City of Richmond is grateful to the Steveston Community Society for taking on the challenge to make their event digital this year.”

In a ‘home parade,’ Richmondites are encouraged to decorate their lawns, driveways, family and pets in red and white and post pictures on social media with the hashtag #RichmondBCParade.

From the images submitted, 10 finalists in each of the five categories will be selected and winners will be voted on by the public after Canada Day. Categories include:

• Best Home Exterior/Driveway, 

• Best Dressed Family

• Best Dressed Pet

• Best Decorated Bike

• Best “Parade” (where participants are encouraged to film a short video of their family on parade in their yard, home or balcony)

The winner in each category will be announced on July 7 and will be awarded a $100 prize from a Richmond-based business.

If you find any Steveston Salmon Festival memorabilia you may have from the past seven decades, the festival is doing a call out for photos and treasures related to its past for a special project that will mark the festival’s 75th anniversary next year. Photos and memories can be submitted to salmonfest75@gmail.com.

For a full program schedule, visit www.richmond.ca/CanadaDay. Follow @FunRichmond on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and remember to share Canada Day @ Home with your friends and neighbours.

 

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