Travel back in time to the year 1917 and witness life in Richmond’s early days. When you join the Steveston Walking Tour Vignettes this summer, you will feel like you are walking in the footsteps of the past.
“This program will celebrate Richmond’s unique heritage and provide an immersive experience for visitors to engage with Steveston’s history,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie..
These guided walking tours wander through the streets of historic Steveston, leaving from the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre (3811 Moncton Street) at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays in June and July. Along the way, talented Hugh McRoberts Secondary School drama students perform five short plays about living and working in Steveston. Drama teacher Judyann McCarthy is excited about this opportunity for her students. The walks are about 60 minutes long and will cover just over one kilometre in length.
“I have enjoyed working with this dedicated group of student actors on a project that takes us out of the classroom and into the world; watching them apply their skills and abilities in a whole new world – old Steveston. It has been a lot of fun explaining words like skedaddle, and that people used to eat wild greens, and that our little city has always had a rich cultural diversity.”
The Walking Tour Vignettes – Canada 150 Project is presented by the Steveston Historical Society and the City of Richmond. These vignettes reflect Steveston’s historical multicultural community and examine its shared triumphs and tragedies. The tours will allow visitors and locals alike to reflect on the importance of our history, while increasing their understanding of what has shaped the Steveston community today.
Tickets are $7.00. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult (maximum two children per adult). Please book in advance, as spaces are limited. Purchase tickets at the Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre at the Steveston Museum (3811 Moncton Street) or by calling the Visitor Centre at 604-271-8280. More information on the tour can be found online at www.historicsteveston.ca and www.richmond.ca/stevestonmuseum.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Richmond Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. Special thanks to the Steveston Historical Society, City of Richmond, and Hugh McRoberts Secondary School.