Hamilton Night Out is an annual special event hosted by Hamilton Community Association and its community partners. It has been the premier event for families and their children in the Hamilton Community for the past 20+ years and now takes place at McLean Park. The event invites Richmond organizations to set-up fun, interactive, and educational booths as an opportunity to connect with Hamilton residents and build a greater sense of community. The event has a variety of entertainment such as carnival games, prizes, bouncy castles for children and a watermelon eating contest. The event culminates in an outdoor movie that begins at dusk. The following are some of the events past community partners: LaFarge, Hamilton Elementary’s Parent Advisory Committee, Richmond Public Library, Sonfire Taekwondo, Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple, Bethany Baptist Church, Starbucks, Richmond Fire-Rescue (Fire Hall No. 5), BC Responsible Gambling, Richmond Nature Park, Richmond Physical Literacy, and more.
Hamilton Night Out celebrates Richmond’s distinct and vibrant cultural diversity each year by partnering with local organizations and bringing together families from different ethnic backgrounds to celebrate their growing community. This year, Hamilton Night Out will include a history booth highlighting Hamilton’s early beginnings and how it started with the South Dyke Fishing Community and the fishing industry that evolved on the Fraser River in the late 1800’s.
Each year the event’s attendance increases and in 2017 the goal is to make the event bigger and better than it has ever been and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. 150th anniversary.