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Happening in Richmond Jan. 21 to Feb. 10

By Don Fennell

Published 10:21 PST, Tue January 21, 2020

Last Updated: 10:25 PST, Tue January 21, 2020

EVENTS

Community Movie Night

You’re invited to take in a free screening of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse will be held Jan. 23 at City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Blvd. The movie starts at 7 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

Walk Richmond—Minoru Park

Stay fit and discover Minoru Park, the green heart of Richmond’s City Centre, during a free walk between 10 and 11 a.m. Jan. 25. The walk begins and ends on the Clement Track before winding up in the Minoru Lakes area. Meet in front of the grandstand at 7191 Granville Ave. 

Walk Richmond—South Dyke Trail

Here’s a chance to enjoy a dog-friendly walk from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 8 along the South Arm of the Fraser River. Meeting in the parking lot across from London Heritage Farm House, 6511 Dyke Rd., the walk will be along a picturesque route toward the sport fishing pier.

Chinese New Year

Aberdeen Centre hosts a Chinese New Year Flower and Gift Fair from Jan. 18 to 26. The official countdown to Chinese New Year is scheduled for Jan. 24.

Bodhi Chinese New Year

Bodhi Meditation is hosting a Chinese New Year Market Place Jan. 18 and 19.

Emergency Volunteers Recruitment 

The City of Richmond Emergency Programs is recruiting new volunteers for exciting opportunities to help the community prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. A recruiting information session for adults 18 and over will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd. By helping your community, you’ll also learn and develop new skills, make a difference in someone’s life and meet other dedicated volunteers while having fun. To learn more on confirm your attendance, call 604-233-3333 or email emergencyprograms@richmond.ca.

Tools to Manage Stress

A free workshop Tools to Manage Stress is scheduled for Jan. 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave. The one session for youth aged 13 to 18 urges considering different strategies for managing life’s ups and downs. The session also encourages inclusion and new friendships and experiences. Registration is required at 604-238-8422.

Financial Management for Artists

A free event, Art at Work: Financial Management for Artists, will be held Feb. 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. The event deals with what you need to know to keep track of finances as a self-employed professional in the creative industries. The interaction presentation is for ages 18 and over. The presentation with Kelsey Smart Investment Strategies will provide artists with an introduction to best practices. 

Intestinal Bacterial workshop

Learn about the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, common and chronic intestinal disorders at a free session Jan. 30 at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Ave.

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

A free screening of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse is scheduled for Jan. 23 starting at 7 p.m. at City Centre Community Centre, 5900 Minoru Blvd. The event is for all ages and light refreshments will be provided.

Kids Only Swap Meet

Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St., will host a free Kids Only Swap Meet Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration for a table is $15.75 through the centre at 604-238-8080.

Family Fun Days

Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy., will be hosting adventurous family fun during Family Day weekend Feb. 15 to 17. Explore the bog through special scavenger hunts, where you can choose a wacky animal prop, snap an unforgettable family portrait or create a take-home twig picture frame. The event—from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day—is being sponsored by the Province of British Columbia.

Family Day at Britannia

Britannia Shipyards, 5180 Westwater Dr., will host Family Day Weekend at Britannia Shipyards Feb. 15 to 17. The free event for all ages encourages you to discover Richmond’s storied past through the Living History Program. Participate in an exhibit scavenger hunt at the Seine Net Loft and learn how people lived and worked at Britannia Shipyards. Activities are from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

Richmond Children’s Arts Festival

Celebrate BC Family Day at Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate. On Monday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 12th annual Richmond Children’s Arts Festival encourages children and their families to spark their imagination through music, hands-on activities, literary and performing arts. 

SPORTS

Swim Qualifier

Synchro swimmers will gather at Watermania, 1300 Entertainment Blvd., on Jan. 24 and 25 for a national stream provincial qualifier and talent ID program. The free event is for children aged six to 12, youth aged 13 to 18, and adults aged 18 and over and is being hosted by Synchro BC. For more, call 604-448-5353.

Pacific Ring

The Lower Mainland Ringette League will host the Pacific Ring AA Tournament Feb. 1 to 3 at the Richmond Ice Centre, 14140 Triangle Rd. Visit lowermainlandringette.ca for more details.

World Cup Fencing

The Peter Bakonyi World Cup 2020 will be held Feb. 7 to 10 at the Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd. the on fencing World Cup for the epee weapon held in North America, and one of five epee World Cups in the world, this event will feature both individual and team competition. The event is also an important qualifier for the world championships.

Richmond Rapids Mini Swim Meet

Richmond Rapids Swim Club has several mini swim meets planned between Feb. 2 and June 14 at Watermania, 14300 Entertainment Blvd. All introductory swim meets for preschoolers aged five and under and children aged six to 12, these events are free. For more, contact the Rapids at 604-275-7346.

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