Three things to do this weekend in Richmond

The Richmond Olympic Experience: Saturday Nov. 21:

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to zoom down a bobsleigh run or soar through the air on a ski jump?

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Those Olympic-sized experiences, and much more, will be yours to discover and enjoy starting Saturday (Nov. 21) and running until Tuesday (Nov. 24) as the Richmond Olympic Experience (ROX) at the Richmond Olympic Oval welcomes visitors ahead of the grand opening next week.

A sports simulator (Paralympic skiing) at the ROX Olympic museum in Richmond, B.C.. Photo by

The Community ROX Days are open to Richmond residents who must register for the free previews by registering at the ROX website (

A limited number of spaces are available and those signing up must arrive at their designated time.

The ROX has a total of five, high-tech sports simulators, as well as an array of other interactive displays, and a chance to re-visit the memorable moments when the Richmond Olympic Oval hosted events during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Richmond’s own sports history will also be front and centre in a special display.


Charlotte Diamond, Holiday Delight Family Concert: Saturday Nov. 21:

One of Richmond’s best loved, musical treasures will be doing what she’s done for 30 years — delighting audiences of all ages Saturday at Lansdowne Centre.

Charlotte Diamond, along with her son Matt, will be presenting their Holiday Delight Family Concert from 1 p.m. in the Kiosk Court.

Charlotte and Matt Diamond
Children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond and her son Matt will be on stage at Lansdowne Centre Nov. 21 for her Holiday Delight Family Concert. Photo submitted

At the Lansdowne performance she will play a whole list of favourites including  Four Hugs a Day, Each of Us Is a Flower, The Hug Bug, I am a Pizza (Je suis une pizza).

And she will play songs from her recently released, 14th recording Diamonds by the Sea that she co-produced with Matt.

The CD introduces 19 new songs, such as, Ottie the Otter, I Have Shoes and I Can Walk, Put the Beat in Your Feet, and The Moose on the Loose, all of which will be premiered at the concert.

Diamond has also been busy with the recent release of her first, children’s board book, Slippery Fish in Hawai’i based on her well-loved song, Octopus (Slippery Fish). She will be autographing her book and CD’s — which are available in Steveston at Splash Toys and Beatmerchant Record — after the concert.

Steveston United Church Annual Christmas Bazaar: Saturday Nov. 21:

It’s that time of year again. Time to get ready for the Christmas season and Steveston United Church (3720 Broadway Street) is holding its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The event features a chow main lunch (tickets are available at church), home baking, jams, jellies, pickles, an Asian food market, theme basket raffles, a door prize, a silent auction and much more.

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