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Annual Doors Open Richmond returns to celebrate diversity

More than 30 organizations, city facilities and places of worship are taking part in the annual event.
Britannia Shipyards Historic Site - Doors Open
A tour of Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is one of many places people can visit during Doors Open Richmond.

For one weekend, the public will get to explore what happens behind-the-scenes of different organizations, places of worship, restaurants and more next month.

The Doors Open Richmond event, organized by the Richmond Museum Society, is taking place June 3 to 4 for people to explore cultural places, civic service facilities and restaurants and experience the diversity and heritage of the city.

"Doors Open Richmond is not just an event; it’s a distinctive occasion for individuals to explore the intriguing narratives and notable landmarks that define our city”, said Bilan Hassan, vice-chair of the Richmond Museum Society.

“This year, we are thrilled to be fully back in-person. We invite everyone to partake in the festivities that celebrate Richmond’s rich cultural diversity and important City services, whether it be experienced through world-class cuisine or via behind-the-scenes access to our civic landmarks and places of faith.”

New sites are joining Richmond's annual event this year, including the Turkish Canadian Society and Lamajoun Armenian Restaurant.

The Turkish Canadian Society teaches community members traditional and contemporary art, crafts, cuisine and even the Turkish language.

Family-owned Lamajoun Armenian Restaurant will be showcasing Armenian and Georgian cuisine alongside a Armenian artist Sanduz Estate wines. Lamajoun is one of several stops on the new bus tour specifically organized to visit restaurants during the event.

Returning this year is also the bus tour for places of worship along Richmond's Highway to Heaven on No. 5 Road.

While the event is free, some locations require pre-registration.

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