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FRIDAY The Music at the Cannery Summer Series presents rockabilly's Tommy Alto on Friday, Aug. 24 at 6: 30 p.m., at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 4th Ave. in Steveston Village. Rain or shine, the show goes on.


The Music at the Cannery Summer Series presents rockabilly's Tommy Alto on Friday, Aug. 24 at 6: 30 p.m., at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 4th Ave. in Steveston Village. Rain or shine, the show goes on. Open air shows, so bring a sweater, it can get chilly.

The Emerging Artists Committee organizes events and activities to increase young adults' (ages 18-30) involvement in the Richmond Art Gallery. The Committee meets regularly to discuss and plan opportunities at the Richmond Art Gallery for young artists working in the areas of visual arts, music, performance and new media. Closing Night transforms the gallery into an accessible and sociable space for young emerging artists and students by introducing new elements such as theatre, poetry, music, or performance to the current exhibition.

Closing Night: Haiku Poetry Slam happens on Friday, on Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Visitors also have a chance to read out their own Haiku. Food and coffee is available. Door prize adds a pleasant surprise at the end of the event.


The free Richmond Raptor Festival happens Sunday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Terra Nova Rural Park. Get up close to some of the fabulous birds of prey that make Richmond their home. Experience breathtaking falconry displays by Pacific Northwest Raptors at 11: 30 a.m., 1: 30 p.m. and 3: 30 p.m., explore interactive exhibits and activities and learn about birds, including owls and eagles, from local experts. The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will present a talk at 12: 30 p.m. Later, David Hancock, of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation will present an eagle talk at 2: 30 p.m. Terra Nova Rural Park is located at 2631 Westminster Hwy. For more information, visit

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery's annual Fishing the West Coast Photo Contest has collected stunning images from the fishing industry. Visitors to the cannery can vote on their favourites.Those who can't make it in for a visit can vote at groups/fwcphotocontest. The collected images are on display from Sunday, Aug. 26 until Oct. 26. The cannery is located at 12138 Fourth Ave. For more information and admission prices, visit


Richmond Golden Rods N' Reels invites all avid fishermen to its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Steveston. For more information, call Norm at 604-274-3971 or Les at 604-274-8567.


The Richmond Garden Club meets on the fourth Wednesday at 7: 30 p.m. at the Minoru Sports Pavilion, 7191 Granville Ave. All novice and experienced gardeners are welcome as our guests. For more information, call Gary at 604-278-8159.


Local Volkssport club is hosting a non-competitive 5K/10K walk in Terra Nova on Sunday, Sept. 2. Free for new participants. For more information, call Verni at 604-682-8390.

The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk will be held at Garry Point Park on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m., with the walk starting at 3 p.m. Registration is $25. Participants will be able to enjoy fantastic entertainment and activities, including: dog bowl licking and look-a-like contests (a $5 registration fee is payable at the registration table), a colouring contest, a scavenger hunt for kids, a kids zone (games, prizes, face painting), ask a vet booth, nail trims, demonstrations by Dog Smart and the RCMP, a Richmond fire engine, the Tim Hortons cruiser, a pet photo booth, a 50/50 draw, live music, and much more. Visit to register and to get all the latest news and information.

A Milestone celebration of 50 years of Canadian Diabetes Association, Kids Camp at the Richmond Oval on Saturday, Sept. 15 featuring Dr. Hunt the founder and Dr. Dan Metzger of Children's Hospital. Food, fun, games, meet and greet friends, parents, grandparents, medical staff and camp alumni. For more information, visit or call 604-732-1331 ext 231.

Join Chef Karen Dar Woon for hands-on food preservation workshops. Using donated fruit and vegetables, participants will make jams, pickles, chutneys

and salsas. Dar Woon will discuss how different preserves are used in dayto-day cooking. Recipes prepared at each session will depend on produce availability. Additional topics include: basic knife skills, small batch/small space methods, safe food handling, choosing produce, and food preservation methods including home canning, drying and freezing. Registration is $5 per workshop, subsidies are available. Bring a paring knife, peeler, kitchen knife, and cutting board. Wear close-toed shoes, and have hair tied back. Items made at each session will be donated to the Richmond Food Bank, or be sold to raise funds for The Sharing Farm Society. A limited number of drop-in spaces are available for a drop-in fee of $5 and can be paid at the door. A special pressure canning workshop (for fish) on Oct. 9 is by registration only. Registration is limited to 12 per workshop. Dropins are limited to three to five people per workshop. Each workshop is $5 and payable at the door. For the registration form, visit


Parents! The Zone Bowling Centre would like to invite the youth to be rewarded for working hard in school. Students in Grades 1 to 12 get one free game a week until August 31. Valid Monday to Friday to 6 p.m. The bowling counter staff will set you up with your student game pass.