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AUG. 18 Steveston Folk Guild at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard presents Karen Kelm 5180 Westwater Dr. Richmond Show time 7: 30 p.m. Third Thursday of each month. Tickets $8 at the door. Children under 12 free.

AUG. 18

Steveston Folk Guild at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard presents Karen Kelm

5180 Westwater Dr. Richmond Show time 7: 30 p.m. Third Thursday of each month. Tickets $8 at the door. Children under 12 free. Karen looks forward to playing some of her newer songs for the SFG crowd and inviting them to sing along with the more familiar tunes.

Phone: (604)-272-9294

Email: dave@stevestonfolk.net

AUG. 19

Music at the Cannery presents Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy will be at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz at 6: 30 p.m. Admission by donation.

Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave.

Website: www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com

Phone: 604-664-9009

AUG. 20

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival (at Britannia Heritage Shipyard)

Steveston Village and the waters of the Fraser River will come alive with the 2nd Annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival. More than 40 teams are expected to compete in fun and exciting races. Other activities include dragon boat instruction, non-stop entertainment and fabulous food and beverages. Admission is free, and funds will be raised for the Richmond Food Bank.

Location: 5180 Westwater Dr.

Website: http: //dragonboatbc. ca/special-events/steveston-dragonboat-festival/

Phone: 604-718-8050

AUG. 20

Musicians in the House

Showcases folk and contemporary singer/songwriters at the Waves Coffee House in Steveston. Featuring Michael Hart with Ryan Robson. Great coffee, great conversation, a laid-back vibe and great music = the perfect Saturday evening combination!

Tickets: No door charge, donations are encouraged.

Time: 8 - 10 p.m.

Location: Waves Coffee House in Steveston: 12231 1st Ave.

Phone: 604-729-2804

Website: www.musiciansinthehouse.com

AUG. 21

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

The Market has amazing artistry, plentiful produce, the chef in the market and enchanting entertainers! It is open every other Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine until Sept. 18, 2011.

Location: Steveston Village Corner of 3rd Avenue and

Moncton Street

Website: www.sfam.ca

Phone: 604-729-7326

AUG. 21

Richmond Raptor Festival

Get up close to some of the fabulous birds of prey that make Richmond their home through interactive exhibits and activities. Experience breathtaking falconry displays at 11: 30 a.m., 1: 30 p.m. and 3: 30 p.m. Free.

Location: Terra Nova Rural Park, 2431 Westminster Hwy. Follow signs from Westminster Highway and No. 1 Road.

Website: www.richmond.ca/parksrec/ptc/naturepark/urbanwildlife

Phone: 604-244-1208

AUG. 21-27

2011 BWF Senior Championships

Players from all around the world are coming to Canada this August for the 5th BWF World Senior Badminton Championships. This world-class and international event is taking place at the spectacular Richmond Olympic Oval. All 16 courts will be alive with action, hosting hundreds of participants aged 35 to 75.

Location: Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd.

Website: www.bwfworldseniors2011.com

AUG. 26

Music at the Cannery presents Willy Blizzard

The soulful acoustic country artist, Willy Blizzard, will be performing at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Performance starts at 6: 30 pm. Admission by donation.

Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave.

Website: www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com

Phone: 604-664-9009

AUG. 28

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

The Market has amazing artistry, plentiful produce, the chef in the market and enchanting entertainers! It is open every other Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine until September 18.

Location: Steveston Village Corner of Third Avenue and Moncton Street

Website: www.sfam.ca

Phone: 604-729-7326

AUG. 27 - OCT. 28

Fishing the West Coast Photo Contest

This contest celebrates fishing on the West Coast of Canada. Don't forget to vote for your favourite picture!

Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave.

Website: www.gulfofgeorgiacannery.com

Phone: 604-664-9009

AUG. 28

Family Sunday Drop-in Art Program

Family Sunday is a free dropin art program that offers families the occasion to explore art making together. Event runs from 1 p,m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate

Website: www.richmondartgallery.org

Phone: 604-247-8300

AUG. 28

Steveston Starry Night

The Steveston Community Society presents Starry Nights II. Enjoy popular family movies in a free outdoor setting in Steveston. Bring your own snacks, picnic blanket, lawn chairs, and sweater with you in order to stake your place in the grass. There will also be free popcorn!

Location: Fisherman's Park Corner of Third Avenue and Moncton Street

Website: www.richmonddaysofsummer.ca

Phone: 604-238-8094