See Steveston’s history come to life with this year’s enchanting Walking Tour Vignettes

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.

May 6 – Dec 31

City of Richmond GeoTour – Canada 150 Series Richmond BC

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Sep 10 – Nov 19

Eternal Return: Exhibition and Public Programs Richmond Art Gallery

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Sep 23

The Voice of the River Britannia Heritage Shipyards

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Sep 23

The Pull of the Net Series: Fisher Poets Afternoon Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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Sep 29

From Far and Wide – 2017 Multicultural Creative Writing Festival Performance Hall at Brighouse Library and Cultural Centre

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Sep 29 – Oct 1

Richmond Culture Days Various Locations Around Richmond

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Sep 30

Richmond Harvest Fest Garden City Lands

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Oct 7

Harvest Full Moon Project: The 150 Year Journey City Centre Community Centre

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Coming Soon

CreART 2017 Gateway Theatre

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Nov 30

Artrich 2017 Opening Reception Richmond Art Gallery

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Dec 1 – Dec 31

ArtRich 2017 Richmond Art Gallery

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All Year Long

Free Regular Admission at Parks Canada Sites Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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