Richmond’s online hub helps build community connection with free, virtual activities

The City of Richmond has launched an online hub to help residents of all ages access a variety of free, virtual activities.

Richmond Connects aims at ensuring residents remain “supported, active and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a release from the city.

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The hub offers, for example, live-streamed fitness classes, virtual tours, book clubs, wellness resources, movie screenings, public art engagements and stay-at-home challenges.

Some highlights include:

  • Anti-Boredom Challenges (ABCs): Released bi-weekly, these simple, quirky and creative challenges are geared towards school-aged children and require minimal to no equipment.
  • Special events: While there are currently restrictions on events in B.C., many have or are being adapted to a virtual experience, including Doors Open Richmond, Pride Week 2020 and more.
  • Reliable resources: A collection of resources from trusted agencies and organizations, such as the City of Richmond Physical Literacy Team, Active for Life, ParticipACTION and Walk Richmond.
  • Virtual tours: Some facilities are being brought to you with online virtual tours including the Britannia Shipyards, Steveston Tram and the Richmond Art Gallery.
  • Fitness at Your Fingertips: Join some of your favourite fitness coordinators and instructors as they offer virtual and live-streamed classes.

If posting a photo or video of how you’re connecting at home, says the city, make sure to use to hashtag #RichmondConnects.

For a full list of Richmond Connects activities, visit

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