Historic London Heritage Farm
Happening in Richmond, Oct. 29 to Nov. 12
By Don Fennell
Published 3:38 PDT, Mon October 28, 2019
Richmond Community Kitchen
A Seniors Kitchen is being held Nov. 4 at Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St. from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program is presented by Family Services of Greater Vancouver and United Way of the Lower Mainland.
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 indigo.ca 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.
Senior Peer Counsellor Training
Each Friday, through to Nov. 22, Richmond Cares Richmond Gives (RCRG) is hosting a senior peer counselling program, training volunteers to provide emotional support to older adults experiencing worry, frustration or loss. The program is unique since the volunteers are older adults themselves, so are able to relate to what their clients are going through.
The next sessions are Nov. 1 and Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but space is limited so register early at 604-279-7020 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raise the Roof
St Alban’s Church, 7260 St Albans Rd., is home to a weekly community meal, serving on average 180 people. Donations are always welcome at email@example.com or at 604-278-2770.
Walk Richmond-London Farm
Take a stroll down memory lane at the historic London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Rd. from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 2. Meet up in the parking lot across from the farm house.
Chronic Conditions Self-Management
The Chronic Conditions Self-Management Program is a free six-session workshop that is designed to help people with chronic health conditions and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life. Participants receive the Living a Healthy life with Chronic Conditions companion book.
A six-week session began Oct. 22 and will continue each Tuesday through Nov. 26 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at West Richmond Community Centre, 9180 No. 1 Rd.
To learn more, contact Self-Management BC at 604-940-1273.
Richmond Library Champions Project
Richmond Public Library is offering a program to assist new immigrants. An information session will be held Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its Brighouse branch, 100-7700 Minoru Gate. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Richmond_OCT_2019
See Yah In The Morning! Fundraiser
Inspired by her son, Richmond author Kaye Liao Banez wrote a book to help young children develop communication skills. She’s donating partial proceeds from each book sold to local charities, and this fall the beneficiary is the Richmond Christmas Fund. Through Dec. 14, each purchase through bammstellacreations.com will see $2 donated to provide grocery vouchers, troys, books and gift cards to low-income families to help them celebrate the holidays.
Caregivers have a chance to relax, recharge and reset at a special workshop from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Nov. 8 at Minoru Centre for Active living, 7191 Granville Ave.
Hosted by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, a special dinner (cost extra) follows. Register in person or by phone at 604-233-6225.
Remembrance Day Show
Enjoy favourite melodies from the war years with an entertainment duo playing music from the 1940s and 1950s. This special show for those aged 55 and over is scheduled for Nov. 1 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave. Admission is free, but register is required by calling 604-238-8422.
With October being Community Living Month in Richmond, a celebration of strength, pride and talent is on through Nov. 4 at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd. Viewing hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Asian Dining Festival
A 32-day long dining festival celebrating the best Asian cuisine in Richmond winds up Nov. 18. Participating restaurants throughout the city have created a specially-curated menu for the Feast.
General Swap Meet
Search for gently-used items in good condition, and find great bargains, at Steveston’s general swap meet Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St. The event for all ages is free to attend.
Memory and Aging Workshop
Discover tips for maintaining and improving memory as aging occurs, along with information about when to seek professional help. The workshop on Nov. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave., is free to attend but registration is required by calling 604-238-8422.
Singers Pub Night
Richmond Singers is hosting its annual pub night fundraiser Nov. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Legends Pub, 9031 Blundell Rd.
For $20, supporters will be treated to a beef or veggie burger served with French fries and a drink. Half the proceeds go back to the choir.
There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are limited and available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Art Sale
Hosted by Richmond Artists Guild, The Guess Who Anonymous Charity Art Sale on Nov. 2, from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Rd., supports local food banks and artists.
Budgeting is the topic of a financial literacy workshop for youth (ages 13 to 18) Nov. 5 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave. Registration at richmond.ca (barcode #2743001) is required, please go to
Hosted by DanceSport BC, this annual event returns to Richmond at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy., on Nov. 1 and 2. Among this year’s features is the Adult International Standard and Latin Championships. For tickets and more details, visit snowballclassic.com.
Petro Canada Sport Leadership Conference
Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd., and the Shearton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy., will play host to the Petro Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference Nov. 7 to 9. The annual event brings together coaches, researchers, sport executives and administrators for three full days of learning, professional development and networking with top minds in Canadian sport, business and education.
Prosperous Badminton Tournament
Watch the birdie at this three-day local classic Nov. 1 to 3 at the Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd. For more info please contact Al Liao at 604-303-5879
Catch the fast-paced action of a Richmond tradition, the 10th annual Richmond Romp Field Lacrosse Tournament goes Nov. 8 to 11 on the fields at Minoru Park and Richmond Secondary School.
Ice Breaker C Tournament
Richmond Jets Minor Hockey Association is hosting its annual Ice Breaker C tournament Nov. 9 and 10. The event has grown from a 32-team, four-division event to a 48-team, four-division classic featuring teams from around B.C. and the Pacific Northwest.
Ravens Pub Night
Richmond Ravens female ice hockey will hosting its annual pub night Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Stanley’s Grill, upstairs at the Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Rd.
Each ticket includes a been or veggie burger and a drink. There will also be a silent auction and two 50/50 draws. Each family will receive two free tickets per child who is registered with the Ravens. Additional tickets can be purchased for $20 each.
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