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By Laura Priestley

Published 11:36 PDT, Fri August 16, 2019

The weekend ahead (Aug. 16 to 18) is chock full of things to do. Here’s but a sample.

Non-recurring events

3rd Annual Best on the Block BBQ Rib Cook-Off for Charity

Who: Chefs from 75 West Coast Grill, CAVU Kitchen Bar and Harold’s Bistro & Bar

What: You can get a 1/4 rack of ribs from all three restaurants, and the opportunity to vote for your favourite rib team. 100 per cent of the proceeds are going to the Richmond Food Bank Society. 

When: Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Marriott & Sheraton Hotel Parking Lot, 7571 Westminster Hwy

Tickets: At the door. Cash and credit cards accepted

Price: $15 for 1/4 rack of ribs and $5 for 3 beer tasters. Free parking.

Website: More details on Richmond Sentinel’s Facebook page (The Richmond Sentinel), under events.

11th Annual Richmond Garlic Festival

Who: Hosted by The Sharing Farm

What: A community event filled with farm fresh garlic, local garlicky delights, a farmers market, kid’s activities, live music, farm tours, garlic ice cream and much more.

When: Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The Sharing Farm, 2771 Westminster Hwy.

Price: By donation (all proceeds go to supporting The Sharing Farm)



Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

Who: Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market (not-for-profit operation run by volunteers)

What: Fresh locally grown produce, artisan-prepared foods, local arts and crafts, music, refreshments, fresh food, kids’ crafts and activities

When: Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Easthope Parking Lot—across from the Steveston Community Centre, 4320 Moncton St.

Price: Free



Recurring events

Rita Mckeough: Dig as Deep as the Darkness

Who: Richmond Art Gallery

What: An exhibition by Calgary based artist Rita McKeough, Dig as Deep as the Darkness is an immersive media installation that proposes an abstractive narrative of an excavation site that reveals subterranean layers below an imagined city.

When: Recurring daily through Sept. 15 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 5 p.m. on weekends)

Where: Richmond Art Gallery 180 - 7700 Minoru Gate

Price: Free



Music at the Cannery

Who: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site

What: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site‘s annual summertime evening concert series returns Friday evenings to Aug. 30. Each Friday features a different musical act, catering to a wide range of musical tastes, from blues, jazz, folk, swing and more. Concerts will take place outdoors on the Cannery's Tank Deck, or inside the historic cannery if it rains. Suitable for all ages. 

When: Recurring weekly through Aug. 30 (6:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.)

Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Ave.

Price: $7 Adult; $5 Youth (2 to 7 years)



Richmond Country Farms Sunflower Festival

Who: Richmond Country Farms

What: Upwards of 20 different varieties of sunflowers over 8 acres of land with hay rides and train rides, live music, food trucks, beer garden, wine tasting in the vineyard on weekends

When: Through Sept. 15 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Where: Richmond Country Farms 12900 Steveston Hwy.

Price: $8 on weekdays, $15 on weekends (plus tax)


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