March is here and Richmond is full of great events to check out. From wheelchair rugby to Rodney Carrington, here are 10 fun things to check out in March.
For more things happening around town, check out our events section.
What: Richmond Olympic Oval hosts the IWRF Paralympic Qualification Tournament, with Canada, Sweden Germany, Switzerland, France, Brazil, Colombia, and Thailand competing for a chance to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Canada was drawn into Pool B, and the top two teams in the tournament will qualify for the 2020 Summer Paralympics wheelchair rugby tournament in Japan.
When: March 2 until March 8, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval — 6111 River Road, Richmond
Admission: By donation
What: Richmond Orchestra and Chorus presents folksongs and choral music from around the Pacific Rim, including indigenous cultures of BC, Japan, New Zealand, Ecuador, and more.
When: March 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: South Arm United Church – 11051 Number 3 Road, Richmond
What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, as well as live entertainment, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days.
When: March 8 and March 22; April 5 and April 19
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
What: Richmond Food Security Society hosts Seedy Saturday 2020, where attendees can meet seed, gardening and plant vendors to help start the new growing season. There will also be community groups and workshops for gardeners to learn new skills.
When: March 14, 2020
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
What: Bring the family to celebrate Spring Break by solving a mystery at Gulf Of Georgia Cannery. Junior detectives will receive clues to help with their exploration around the historic site. Parks Canada Xplorer booklets is also included in admission.
When: March 16 until March 29, 2020
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Gulf Of Georgia Cannery – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Adults $11.90, Seniors (65+) $10.20. Youth 17 and under are free of admission at all Parks Canada sites; all youth who enter must be accompanied by an adult.
What: Blue Cabin Committee member Barbara Cole will give a talk on the history of the Blue Cabin, from its start as the home of North Shore Maritime labourers, its time as the creative home of Vancouver artists Al Neil and Carole Itter, to the restoration and first year of programming as a floating artist residency. There will be a short performance by members of the Canadian YC Chinese Orchestra before the presentation.
When: March 19, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Richmond City Hall — 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond,
What: Steveston Folk Guild regulars Greg Meloche, Dave McArthur, John O’Sullivan, and Jimmy Mulgrew perform Irish songs from the Emerald Isle in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
When: March 19, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – Chinese Bunkhouse – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
Tickets: $10 at the door
What: Rodney Carrington is a comedian, actor, and writer who has sold over three million albums. Carrington starred in his own TV sitcom Rodney, which aired on ABC for two seasons. He also co-wrote and co-starred in the feature film Beer for My Horses alongside Toby Keith.
When: March 20, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort — 8811 River Road, Richmond
What: Tom Lee Music Richmond hosts an open mic night, where local musicians can perform original music and cover songs. Hosted by Dean Hanson.
When: March 22, 2020
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Tom Lee Music Richmond — 150-3631 Number 3 Road, Richmond
What: Shop for new and new-to-you camera equipment at the Richmond Photo Swapmeet. Attendees are welcome to buy, sell and trade darkroom equipment, cameras and lenses, filters and flashes, and more.
When: March 28, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: South Arm United Church – 11051 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
Admission: 9:30 to 10 am – $10, after 10 am $5