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Happening in Richmond, Oct. 16 to 29

By Don Fennell

Published 10:29 PDT, Wed October 16, 2019

Last Updated: 12:13 PDT, Wed October 16, 2019


WestJet Raffle

Heart of Richmond AIDS Society is fundraising to support people with HIV/AIDS. They’re awarding one roundtrip flight for two guests to any regularly-scheduled WestJet destination on Oct. 19. Raffle tickets are one for $10 or five for $25 and may be purchased at

Christmas Fund Indigo FUNDraiser

The Richmond Christmas Fund is all about convenience, always looking for new and easier ways for people to support the program.

This year, when you shop online at through Dec. 7, three per cent cash back on your purchases of books, home decor, paper products, fashion accessories or children’s items will benefit the Christmas Fund. And when you purchased electronic gift cards, 20 per cent will go to the Christmas Fund.

Lantern Festival

West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No. 1 Rd., is hosting this popular annual celebration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. There will be lantern making, mini games, balloon twisting, face painting, drum circle and more. Bring your own lantern or make on and join the procession around the park.

Hog Shack’s Swinefest

On Monday, Oct. 21 from 6:15 to 11 p.m., Hog Shack, 3900 Bayview St., will host its ninth annual Swinefest barbecue extravaganza.

Bridges of Friendship

An annual exhibition organized by the Consulate General of Mexico in co-operation with local arts and cultural organizations, this year’s event is on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lipont Art Centre, 4211 No. 3 Rd. through Oct. 26. The free event features 15 artists, and features a sub-theme ‘My Visual Reality and Passion for Abstraction.’ The purpose of the exhibition is to bring together artists from diverse cultural backgrounds with influences that come from different parts of the world.

Wild Things

Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy., is hosting this Halloween-themed celebration Oct. 19 and 20. Follow a trail of candlelit pumpkins to discover what goes bump in the night.

Get Tech Smart

Tech Buddies is happening every Tuesday through Nov. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Blvd. This free event with Richmond Public Library staff and volunteers offers one-on-one learning on your tablet, computer or smart phone. This event is specifically for those residents 55 and up.

Creating Cover Letters

Update or craft a personal cover letter to help attract employer’s interest. This event, for adults 18 and up, is free and will be held Oct. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave.

Portraits of Venezuela

Learn all about Venezuela from a Venezuelan. Portraits of Venezuela…A personal experience will be held Oct. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cannery Cafe, 3711 Moncton St. Only 25 spots are available, so RSVP now at 604-288-2738.

China Doll

The 2019-20 Gateway Theatre season debuts Oct. 17 with the first performance of China Doll. Bound by tradition, Su-Ling’s world is closing around her. Performances Oct. 17 to 26, with some afternoon shows Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Tickets:

Holistic Health Hypertension

Learn how high blood pressure affects the body and how to approach this ‘silent killer’ from a holistic perspective. The session is presented by naturopathic doctor Romi Fung. Registration required at for the event Oct. 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at East Richmond Community Hall, 12360 Cambie Rd.

Once Upon a Pumpkin

Richmond Nature Park is getting into the Halloween spirit Oct. 13 to 31. Once Upon a Pumpkin is a great event for the entire family where kids can explore the Nature House and learn about Halloween’s origins.

Working in Tech Apparel 

Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 5600 Kwantlen St., is hosting a panel discussion with professionals in the technical apparel industry Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Open Mic Night

Tom Lee Music, 150-3631 No. 3 Rd., is hosting an open mic night for musicians of all styles and skill levels.

American Dental Congress

The American Dental Congress is behind held Oct. 25 at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport, 7311 Westminster Hwy. This event, featuring a “Dental Education and Innovation Transfer” is an opportunity for dental and oral health experts to gather.


Downchild Blues Band

Celebrating 50 years of playing the blues Downchild Blues Band is bringing the party to Richmond, for a performance the River Rock Show Theatre on Oct. 17.

Annabelle Louie 

One of Hong Kong’s most famous singers, in the early and late 80s, and well-known for her sweet charm and beautiful voice, Annabelle Louie, Oct. 20th at the River Rock Show Theatre.


PGA of BC Buying Show

The PGA of British Columbia is hosting its annual buying show Oct. 16 and 17 at the Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd.

Since 2013, the event has featured industry exhibitors showcasing an array of products including equipment, apparel, carts, accessories, golf balls, footwear, training aids, software, sunglasses and storage solutions. This event is attended by the majority of PGA of BC members, representing more than 150 golf facilities around the province.

Sockeye hockey

Richmond Sockeyes have a pair of home games over the next couple of weeks, starting Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. when they host Mission Ice Breakers at Minoru Arenas. Arch-rival Delta Ice Hawks come to town Oct. 24. Face-off is also at 7 p.m.

Richmond Youth Basketball

The Richmond Youth Basketball League has several programs for youth of all skill levels—from Small Ball, which introduces kids in Kindergarten to Grade 3 to the movement and basketball-related skills in a fun environment—to RYVL rep, a program designed for those players that want to have extra practice time and games or play in tournaments. Learn more by visiting

Female Rep Hockey Classic

Richmond Ravens are set to host the seventh annual Pacific Coast Female Rep Hockey Classic Oct. 25 to 27. The tournament features teams in three divisions (Peewee AA, Bantam AA and Midget AA). The clubs are from throughout North America, including Anaheim, Calgary and San Jose. All games are at the Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Rd.

Water Polo Canada Summit

Held annually every October, the Growth and Leadership Summit is this year being hosted at the Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport Hotel Oct. 24 to 27. Attended by up to 100 coaches, referees and sports leaders, it organized by Water Polo Canada to conduct professional development workshops for water polo stakeholders in Canada. 

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