Richmond plans virtual Canada Day celebrations

Canada Day at Home - a virtual event to ensure physical distancing - will replace the normally well-attended Steveston Salmon Festival/Canada Day celebration on July 1.

Richmond residents are encouraged to decorate their front lawns and driveways and to dress up in red and white to create a “virtual parade.”

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Photos from residents’ Canada Day celebrations – in their family bubbles – can be posted to the city’s Instagram @FunRichmond with the hashtag #RichmondBCParade.

“We hope everyone will join in Canada Day at Home and participate in any way they are able,” said Alan Sakai, president of the Steveston Community Society and the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society. “Decorate, sing, dance, dine and reflect. We want everyone to stay healthy and safe so next year, we can celebrate in person at the 2021 Steveston Salmon Festival.”

There will also be an online address from the city’s mayor, Malcolm Brodie, singing of O Canada led by Steveston resident Audrey De Boer and virtual fireworks using a web-based application.

Details, including activities to help you prepare for Canada Day and a program schedule, will come later to Updates on Canada Day at Home will also be posted at @FunRichmond on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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