How to celebrate Family Day in Richmond

Family Day is coming up this month and over 65 local events are planned for Richmondites to celebrate.

B.C. changed its Family Day this year to line up with Canada’s other provinces. Previously, Family Day fell on the second Monday of February. Now it falls on the third Monday, which is Feb. 18 this year.

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Three days of events are schedule from Saturday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 18 across Richmond.

“The city and its community partners have always offered many community-building events and programs,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in  a press release.

“With many of these events offered for free, the Family Day weekend is an excellent opportunity for families to discover these activities together.”

Events range widely and include story time, exercise classes, puppet shows, tours, an arts festival and a family breakfast.

On Feb. 18, two members of the Vancouver Island Symphony will perform a Classical Kids Stories and Strings concert, including stories with live music, instrument demonstrations, duets of classical music and puppeteering. Advance tickets for the special concert at City Centre Community Centre are $8 for those six and young and $5 for caregivers.

For a full list of activities taking place across Richmond or for more information on how to get tickets to the special concert, visit  

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