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Friday The Music at the Cannery series presents singer Joe Charron, who will perform with Angela James on cello, on Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Admission by donation.


The Music at the Cannery series presents singer Joe Charron, who will perform with Angela James on cello, on Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Admission by donation. For more information, visit The Beat Merchant at or the Steveston folk Guild at


The Steveston Rotary host its free Seniors Summer BBQ on Saturday, July 9 at 1 p.m. at the Steveston Community Centre. To register, call Peter Mitchell at 604-277-8882.

On Saturday, July 9, residents will have an opportunity to explore the Fraser River estuary with a fishing rod! The 9th annual Fish for the Future will once again take place at the No. 2 Road Pier in Steveston, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids under the age of 16 simply have to show up at the event to take part. Free juvenile saltwater fishing licences will be available on site, while fishing tackle will be available for borrowing. Registration is not required. For more information, visit or contact Rodney Hsu at [email protected].

Richmond Nature Park presents Fitness in the Park, beginning Saturday, July 9 at 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. for ages 13-plus. The park is located at 11851 Westminster Hwy. Two drop-in classes will be offered in the morning every second Saturday from July 9 - Aug 20.

The classes are Train and Trail ($5.50) and Yoga at the Nature Park. ($8.50).

All levels welcome. For more information, call 604-718-6188 or visit

Visitors to the Richmond Nature House will come face to face with some unusual guests on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday the 10th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Reptile Show. Snakes, lizards and other reptiles will be on-site with their handlers. The park is located at 11851 Westminster Hwy. Admission is by donation. All ages are welcome. For more information, call the Richmond Nature Park at 604-718-6188.

Black Bond Books in Lansdowne Centre presents author Davood Khalili on Saturday, July 9 from 1-3 p.m. He will talk about his book, Developing Olympian Character, a juvenile fiction story. For more info, call 604-233-0004 or visit


The 8th Annual Fraser River Art Festival happens on Sunday, July 10 at London Farms Heritage Site, 6511 Dyke Rd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music, kids face painting, and art from many local art groups. Refreshments will also be available. For more information, visit


The Alzheimer Society of B.C. welcomes you to attend the Richmond Family Caregiver Series. Five, two-hour sessions will cover: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, Communication Strategies, Understanding Changes in Behaviour, Changing Roles, Planning Ahead and Understanding the Health Care System. The sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Richmond Caring Place (7000 Minoru Blvd. on Mondays, until Aug. 8. Pre-registration is required. To register, or for more information, call Anthony at 604-238-7390 or e-mail [email protected].

Get out your clubs for the 27th annual ZLC Foundation Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, July 11 at the Richmond Country Club, 9100 Steveston Hwy. Proceeds from this fun event support Kids Up Front Vancouver. To play, call 604-688-7208 or email [email protected].


Unchanging Gospel Story is presented each Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the James Whiteside elementary, 9282 Williams Rd. Joshua Tschetter and Harvey Purves welcome everyone.


Hear stories of the Fraser River's past as you tour the serene waters of Deas Slough, as part of the Canoe on the Slough: Fraser River Stories event. It takes place Thursday, July 14, 6-9 p.m., at the Deas Island Regional Park. Basic canoeing instruction and equipment is provided. Cost: $21.25. Call 604-432-6359 to register. For more information, go to


Are you considering residential care for a family member? Has a family member recently moved into residential care? The Alzheimer Society of B.C. presents Preparation for Transition to Residential Care and Life in Residential Care. These two, hour-and-a-half workshops will take place on Thursday, July 14 and 21 from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Blvd.

It will help family caregivers explore some of the challenges and issues surrounding the decision to transition someone with dementia into a care facility, to learn the role of case managers, and more. For more information, call Anthony at 604-238-7390 or e-mail: [email protected].

The Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) hosts its Senior Health Fair 2011 on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8171 Park Rd. on the second floor of RCCS office. Topics include health issues, recipes, information booths, as well as free blood pressure and diabetes level test. Everyone leaves with free gifts. Admission is free. For more information, call 604-270-7222.

Singles Mingle in Steveston happens on Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Charthouse Restaurant, #200-3866 Bayview St. Cost is $30/person. Ticket includes one glass of wine/or beer and some great appetizers. It's a great way to meet new friends, network, and maybe meet that special someone.

You must pre-register by replying with your age range (for the ladies either 40 - 50 or 50 to 60. For the men either 40-50 or 50 to 65). For more information or to register, email [email protected].