10 things to do in Richmond this November

Nov 6 2017, 2:49 am

Get out and enjoy some of the best events Richmond has to offer this month, including Sink or Swim with Beverley Elliot, Remembrance Ceremony, and more. Here is our list of 10 things to do around Richmond this month.

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

Big Screen, Big Impact: What Filming Means for Richmond Panel & Luncheon

  • What: A panel event focused on the economic impact of the film industry here in Richmond. The City of Richmond and Richmond Chamber of Commerce event will explore the many ways film production can benefit the local economy.
  • When: Thursday, November 09, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am to 1:45 pm
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval, Legacy Lounge – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Register: Online, $30-$40

Mental Wellness Series – Aging and Mood Changes

  • What: Did you know that mood changes can be a risk to your health? Learn the signs to prevent loss, grief, anxiety and depression. Speakers from Bounce Back and VCH nurses will be on hand to answer your questions.
  • When: Thursday, November 09, 2017
  • Time: 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Richmond Public Library, Ironwood Branch – 11688 Steveston Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: Free, register online

Remembrance Day Ceremony

  • What: The City of Richmond invites the public to observe and participate in the annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Parade will start at 10:20 am, and official ceremonies at the City Hall cenotaph will begin at 10:40 am. Two minutes of silence will take place at 11 am followed by wreath-laying. All in attendance are invited to a reception in the City Hall Galleria.
  • When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Time: 10:20 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
  • Price: Free

Gulf of Georgia Cannery Winter Farmer’s Market

Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Image: Gulf of Georgia Cannery

  • What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market has products from local food producers and artisans who follow a “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Catch it” philosophy. BC-produced vegetables, fruits, and meats are the central draw to this market, but there is also entertainment and guided tours of the heritage site (pay by donation).
  • When: November 12 and 26, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Gem and Mineral Show

  • What: The Richmond Gem and Mineral Society present a display of gems and minerals, demos and interactive games.
  • When: Sunday, November 12, 2017
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

Sustainability Community Breakfast – Lower Mainland Homelessness Increasing Four Times Faster than Population Growth

  • What: The “2017 Report on Homelessness in the Lower Mainland” underscores the dire need for affordable housing and strategies to combat homelessness, an issue that extends well beyond Metro Vancouver urban centres. Learn more about the trends, and causes and conditions of homelessness, plus the local solutions and collaborative efforts aimed at reducing and preventing it.
  • When: Wednesday November 15, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 to 9 am
  • Where: Richmond Executive Hotel – 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Register: Online

Sink or Swim by Beverley Elliot

  • What: Sink or Swim is an evening of songs and stories from actor and singer Beverley Elliot (Granny on Once Upon A Time). Elliott navigates the uncharted waters, big adventures, betrayals, and epiphanies that shape us all into the adults we become, and answers life’s big questions like “Why did I eat the fish food?”
  • When: November 16 to 25, 2017
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $29

Walk Richmond – Middle Arm Dyke

  • What: Follow the Fraser River on this picturesque walk that passes by the Richmond Olympic Oval offering spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains.
  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Time: 10 to 11 am
  • Where: Meet at the playground at Dover Park – 5855 Dover Crescent, Richmond
  • Price: Free

Christmas Craft Fair


  • What: Up to 170 vendors all with home-made crafts, baking, jewellery, foodie items and more. Concession stand available with yummy treats.
  • When: Saturday, November 25, 2017
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Steveston Community Centre – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation in support of the Steveston Park Playground upgrade or a non-perishable food item in support of the Richmond Food Bank.

T.E.N. Flying Dance Studio 10th Anniversary Gala

  • What: Flying Dance Studios (FDS) was created by YingYing Wang and emerged into the Vancouver dance scene in 2007 as one of the few Chinese-run dance studios in the area. FDS provides classes for new and old-school hip-hop, street jazz, popping and locking all of which are taught by award-winning choreographers.
  • When: Sunday, November 26, 2017
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Online, $28-$68
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