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Richmond abuzz with winter break activities

Don Fennell   Dec-20-2017

Richmond is serving up more than 20 winter break activities this holiday season, including a free 15-minute tour of a Britannia shipyards building. Check out the details at

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Indoors or outdoors, Richmond has something for everyone during winter break.

From family open gym times at local community centres to parent and child programs at the library, there’s something sure to interest you.



The free drop-in gym sessions are available at Hamilton and Thompson community centres, while the main Brighouse branch of the Richmond Public Library is the place to access the myriad of programs aimed at kids and their parents.

Britannia National Heritage Shipyards Site invites you on a 15-minute tour of the shipyards building, or you may prefer a leisurely stroll through the Richmond Nature Park, swimming at Watermania or taking in the inspiring and informative Our Journeys Here exhibit at the Richmond Museum.

A matinee screening of the classic movie White Christmas will be presented on Christmas eve day—Sunday, Dec. 24 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Minoru Place Activity Centre, while the City Centre Community Centre will swing open its doors of Christmas Day—Monday, Dec. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-schoolers can play while the adults work off holiday meals or just read and relax in the Community Living Room.

Finally, the Tim Horton’s Charity Skate at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Monday, Jan. 1 is a great way to ring in the new year. The skate, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes free admission with a food donation to support the local food bank. Free coffee, hot chocolate and Timbits, plus a family New Year’s countdown will also be included.

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