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10 fun things to do in Richmond this May

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Daniel Chai May 01, 2018 5:00 am 1,116
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Discover all that Richmond has to offer this May, including Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market, The Rotary Club of Steveston Wine Festival, BC CacheCon, and more.

Here is our checklist of 10 things to do around Richmond this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Nana Mouskouri Forever Young Tour

  • What: Greek singer Nana Mouskouri, one of the best-selling artists of all time, comes to River Rock for her Forever Young Tour. Throughout her career, she has sold 350 million albums, ranking second in best-selling female recording artists of all time. In 2018, Nana will celebrate her 60 years of success in music with the release of her 134th album.
  • When: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $99.50

The Pull of the Net: A Multicultural Celebration

  • What: Enjoy the cultural displays and performances from a variety of multicultural community groups who have been historically involved in the building of our west coast fishing industry.
  • When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Time: 11 am start
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

  • What: The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market is a place for the community to meet farmers and artisans in an open, fresh-air environment. Find fresh locally grown produce, artisan-processed foods, local arts and crafts, music by talented local musicians, ready-to-eat food and refreshments, kids’ craft and activities, and entertainment throughout the season.
  • When: Alternate Sundays starting Sunday, May 6 to September 16, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Easthope Parking Lot (across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

BC CacheCon 2018

  • What: A free family fun day for everything geocaching and outdoor exploration related. Run in partnership with British Columbia Geocaching Association and the Metro Vancouver Geocachers. BC CacheCon 2018 is suitable for all ages.
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Times: 9 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

2018 Canadian Sledge Hockey Championships

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  • What: This national event is the top domestic tournament for sledge hockey athletes playing at the Provincial or Canadian Development Team level, and this year is the first time the competition is being played on home ice. Four teams – BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec – will be battling it out for gold, in 10 games over 3 days.
  • When: Thursday, May 10 to Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • More Info: Online

17th Annual Grapes, Hops & Bites Festival

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  • What: The Rotary Club of Steveston Wine Festival brings the best-of-the-best wine, beer, food and entertainment to say thanks for continued support of Rotary Club’s incredible community. All proceeds go directly to the Steveston Rotary Community Outreach Programs.
  • When: Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $60

London Heritage Farm Mother’s Day Tea

  • What: Celebrate Mother’s Day with high tea in the Tea Room at London Heritage Farm. A popular annual event for mothers, grandmothers, and their families. Enjoy London Farms own blend of London Lady tea, home-baked scones, London Farm jam/jelly and homemade goodies. Coffee, hot chocolate and juice are also available. Reservations recommended.
  • When: Saturday, May 12 to Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 5 pm
  • Where: London Heritage Farm – 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
  • Admission: $14

Richmond Carvers Society Wood Carving Show

  • What: Western Canada’s largest carving show, featuring wildlife competitions, including birds, fish, First Nations carving styles, wood turning, auctions, and raffles. Learn all there is to know about carving and see art created before your eyes as carvers showcase their skills at this free event. Food Bank donations are appreciated.
  • When: Saturday, May 26 to Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • WhereHugh McRoberts Senior Secondary School – 8980 Williams Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Screening & Talk with Ho Tam and Kegan McFadden

  • What: Richmond Art Gallery presents a special screening of exhibiting artist Ho Tam’s Confessions of a Salesman and The Visit. Prior to the screening, guest presenter Kegan McFadden, executive director of Open Space Arts Society in Victoria, will focus on Tam’s photo series, Ghost Image, through which the artist collects photographs and documents of his lover Kirby who died of an AIDS-related illness in the mid-90s.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 5 pm
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 180 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

The Royal Canadian Circus

  • What: For 50 years, the Royal Canadian family Circus has been providing fun activities and entertainment for kids and the entire family. Sit under the Big Top, popcorn in hand, and be awed by the gravity-defying performers.
  • When: Thursday, May 31 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Times: Various times
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
  • Tickets: Online
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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