Cruisin' for a Cause at Garden City A&W on Thursday, Aug. 25. For every Teen Burger sold on Thursday, receive a free A&W root beer and the restaurant will donate $1 to the MS Society. Stop by to see cool classic cars, prizes, raffles, root beeer floats and great music. Last year, more than $700,000 was raised across Canada.
Every Thursday night is Bingo at St. Paul Parish, 8251 St. Alban's Rd. Come and join an evening of fun and lots of exciting prizes, while supporting programs such as community outreach, youth program, hospital visitations and seniors outreach. Make it a date every Thursday. For more information, call 604-277-3213. Must be 19 years or older to play. +
Richmond Golden Rods & Reels Society presents its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Steveston. Anyone interested in fishing is welcome. For more information, call Lorne Kelly at 604-274-2218.
According to Canadian Blood Services, approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood. That's why they want you to donate blood at the Canadian Blood Services Bloodmobile that's coming to the Richmond Library and Cultural Centre on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The Bloodmobile will be open from 10 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. and people are asked to book their appointment in advance. To register to donate blood or to find out if you're eligible, call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283) anytime.
Senior Link Independent Living Society hosts its Annual General Meeting
on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 1-3 p.m. at the Richmond Caring Place, 7000 Minoru Blvd.
RSVP at 604-562-4427.
Black Bond Books in Lansdowne Centre presents a book reading and signing with children's author Patricia Factor for her tale, Goodnight Angels!, on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.blackbondbooks.com/events.php or call 604-233-0004.
The Richmond Oxfam Committee will be holding a Walkathon on Sunday Aug. 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Garry Point. All funds collected for sponsoring the participants will be donated to assist the victims of the severe drought in the Horn of Africa, and will be matched by the Canadian Government. Please come and enjoy the fun! Drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, call Orval Chapman at 604-278-2543.
The Salvation Army's 2011 Back Pack Drive runs until Sept. 6. You can help send 2,000 needy kids back to school with a new backpack filled with much-needed supplies such as pencils, rulers, erasers, binders, glue sticks, markers, calculators, White Out, highlighters, crayons, note pads, duo tangs and backpacks. All you have to do is head to your nearest Starbucks or Fitness Town with your donation. For more information, visit www.salvationarmy.ca.