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Richmond Museum celebrates 14th annual Doors Open event virtually

The annual event aims to maintain a community connection for residents and visitors alike.
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Richmond’s annual Doors Open event is once again being hosted virtually to keep residents and visitors in the community connected online.

The 14th annual event, which is organized by the Richmond Museum Society, offers a sneak peek of what happens behind the scenes at unique Richmond buildings and sites from June 5 to 12.

These sites represent the city’s cultural diversity and heritage and include places of worship, civic centres, museums and local business.

More than 30 sites are featured every year during Doors Open and this year, seven new sites have been added, including Anar Persian Cuisine, the Richmond Chinese Community Society and the Steveston Harbour Authority, according to the Richmond Museum Society.

The event is also highlighting its tour of the Richmond Mosque and the process of how a street name is selected by the city’s property records clerk.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together members of our community virtually through Doors Open once more,” said Greg Walker, chair of the Richmond Museum Society.

“As we continue to weather the storm of COVID-19 together, the community has become central to all of our mental well-being. “

Walker said that the event is about sharing the stories of the people who make up the City of Richmond. And by making the event virtual, it offers more “points of connection” to everyone while they explore a new neighbourhood in Metro Vancouver.

A full listing of Doors Open 2021 activities can be found on the event’s website.