New database reveals secrets of Richmond’s place names

What’s In a Name? A new addition to the City of Richmond’s website is uncovering the stories behind the names of nearly 500 local landmarks. Community members can now explore and discover the people and history behind the names of local roads, bridges, islands and other places in Richmond through the new Name Origins online … Continued

Rediscover Tram Car 1220

Take a step back in time and Rediscover Tram Car 1220 as restoration nears completion. Festivities take place on Sunday, October 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Steveston Interurban Tram. Celebrate the history of the interurban line and the substantial completion of restoration as Mayor Malcolm Brodie officially reveals Tram Car 1220 at … Continued

Savour the best of local food at first Richmond Harvest Fest

Savour the best of locally grown and produced food, beer and wine on Saturday, September 30 at the first annual Richmond Harvest Fest on the spectacular Garden City Lands. From top local chefs. food vendors and beer and wine sampling to a marketplace showcasing locally grown and produced foods, the festival will tempt and tantalize … Continued

Canada 150 mural project kicks off in Steveston

Steveston will soon be home to another snapshot of history as work on a new outdoor mural kicks off today. Artists Dean and Christina Lauze will be painting a large-scale version of the Arrival of S.V. Titania on the exterior wall of the Steveston Hotel located at 12111 3rd Avenue for village visitors to enjoy. … Continued

Tall ships, Canadian Navy to help salute Richmond Canada Day in Steveston

A flotilla of majestic tall ships, joined by a modern-day Canadian Navy Orca Patroller, will sail into the Fraser River to be part of the Riverside Village at Richmond Canada Day in Steveston. Richmond is celebrating Canada’s birthday and the 150th anniversary of confederation in a huge way. The legendary Steveston Salmon Festival; a mega-street … Continued

Summer Speakers’ Series celebrates fishing the West Coast

In commemoration of Canada’s 150th, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society presents The Pull of the Net: Speakers’ Series, a free summer program to celebrate the importance of fishing to Richmond’s past, present, and future. Presented from four unique perspectives, topics will explore fishing’s cultural and economic importance, bridging past and present to create a … Continued

Canada 150 blooms at Richmond City Hall Plaza

Richmond City Hall’s Plaza will bloom with colour in June and early July with a unique celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. Our Home and Native Bloom will feature more than 4,500 native flowering plants in an inspiring, pop-up floral design composed of plant species native to Richmond and British Columbia. “This will be … Continued

Richmond honours pioneers at Canada 150 event

More than 700 long-time residents, representing multiple generations of Richmond history, celebrated together under sunny skies Saturday at the City of Richmond’s Pioneer Luncheon. “This luncheon provides a rare opportunity to share lunch with so many Richmond pioneers and descendants of pioneering families who have shaped our community as we know it today,” Mayor Malcolm … Continued

Richmond to host huge Canada Day party in Steveston

The City of Richmond is hosting the ultimate birthday party in celebration of Canada’s 150th year of Confederation. The brand new Richmond Canada Day in Steveston will feature a free, full-day street party throughout Steveston Village along side the much beloved Steveston Salmon Festival. A headline performance by Juno Award-winners Wintersleep and fireworks over the … Continued

Richmond Canada 150 launches High School Concert Series

Rock and Roll High School has come to Richmond this month as part of the City’s Canada 150 celebrations. The Richmond Canada 150 High School Concert Series is visiting five local secondary schools and includes headline performances by popular Vancouver rock band, Good for Grapes. The series is produced in partnership with School District #38 … Continued