10 things to do in Richmond this January

Dec 30 2019, 12:00 pm

Begin the new year with these 10 fun events happening in and around Richmond this month! Check out Herring Sale for Autism, Lunar New Year, and more in January.

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

Vanhoover Pony Expo

My Little Pony

My Little Pony ( HOHLOVMIHAIL / Shutterstock)

What: Vanhoover Pony Expo gives Canadian pony fans a convention to call their own, and gives the entire fandom a place to celebrate all things pony in Vancouver. Despite its name and theme, organizers note that Vanhoover Pony Expo is in no way affiliated with Hasbro, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and related media belong exclusively to Hasbro and/or its subsidiaries.

When: January 10 to 12, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Executive Airport Hotel — 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond
Registration: Online

Herring Sale for Autism

What: Autism Community Training is hosting an Herring for Autism Sale, sponsored by Oceanside Fisheries, to raise funds for ACT. Last year over 20,000 pounds of herring was sold.

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: 7th Avenue Wharf – 3080 Moncton Street, Richmond
Admission: Free. Each 20lb (9kg) bag is $20 with all proceeds going to ACT.

Galleria Photography Exhibition: Visibility by Ya-Wei Lin

What: Visibility documents Ya-Wei Lin’s daily observation of the urban landscape. The ongoing series of observational photographic images reflect on and ponder the meaning of the word “visibility” in the broadest sense. The exhibition, in the works since 2016, showcases 11 images taken in the greater Vancouver area.

When: Monday to Friday from January 14 to March 2, 2020
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Richmond City Hall — 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond,
Admission: Free

Chinese New Year Market Place at Bodhi Meditation

What: Bodhi Meditation Vancouver hosts Chinese New Year Market Place on January 18 and 19. Featuring live performances, food and games, shopping, cultural activities, and more.

When: January 18 and 19, 2020
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Bodhi Meditation Vancouver — #140-7740 Alderbridge Way, Richmond
Admission: Free

Ann Pearson at Richmond Public Library

What: Author Ann Pearson converses about her new book, A Promise on the Horizon, a historical novel based on events in the life of French writer Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle). Pearson will share the challenges of writing biographical fiction and what the medium can achieve that traditional biography can not. Presented in partnership with Granville Island Publishing.

When: January 22, 2020
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library – 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Community Movie Night: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation / Marvel Entertainment)

What: City Centre Community Centre hosts a free, all ages screening of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. Light refreshments will be provided to the attendees

When: January 23, 2020
Time: 7 pm

Where: City Centre Community Centre — 5900 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
Admission: Free

Chinese New Year Countdown at International Buddhist Temple

What: International Buddhist Temple hosts a Chinese New Year Countdown on January 24. Enjoy cultural celebrations throughout the day, with the countdown starting at 10:30 pm.

When: January 24, 2020
Time: Countdown from 10:30 pm to 12 midnight. Activities throughout the day.
Where: International Buddhist Society — 9160 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Admission: Free

Walk Richmond – Minoru Park

What: Walk Richmond leads attendees through Minoru Park in Richmond’s City Centre. The walk begins and ends on the Clement Track before making its way north to the Minoru Lakes area.

When: January 25, 2020
Time: 10 to 11 am
Where: Meet in front of the grandstand on Clement Track – 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

Lunar New Year Celebration at CF Richmond Centre

What: CF Richmond Centre celebrates Lunar New Year with a Lion Dance Ceremony with the God of Fortune on January 26.

When: January 26, 2020
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: CF Richmond Centre — 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

The Label Unwrapped: The History of Canned Salmon Labels

What: The Label Unwrapped showcases the history of colourful and thought-provoking labels from BC salmon canneries. The interactive exhibit features giant cans and a life-size comic book detailing the label artwork. The Label Unwrapped also explores big ideas like Canadian identity, patriotism, and creative advertising to children.

When: Now until Spring 2021
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Cannery Farmers’ Market – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Regular admissions apply, except for during Cannery Farmers’ Market Sundays when admissions are free.