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Publisher’s Note This issue celebrates my 4th year publishing Steveston Insider magazine, which began as Steveston Kids. Thank you to Steveston’s merchants for your overwhelming support through continued advertising. I am so fortunate to be able to say I love my job! Congratulations to my photographer, Sandra Steier, and husband Ross Burden, who are expecting twin boys this month! October is a time when families gather to feast and honour their Thanksgiving traditions. Costumes are assembled for Halloween, one of the most “haunting” nights of the year. There is something so pure and magical about kids assuming a new identity on Halloween night, as they go house to house seeking a reaction when the door opens. In our house, I stay at home and give out the candy while my husband gathers with the neighbours and they head out as a group. We have lived in Steveston for exactly seven years now and the

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same kids come to my door year after year. I love greeting these costumed kids with treats and seeing how much they have grown. Halloween falls on a Monday this year which means a whole weekend of celebrating, starting with Trick-or-treating in the village. I will have a photographer taking photos on the streets, and Brechin Maclean will once again be taking photos in his studio of costumed kids to be entered into my 4th Annual Costume Contest. The Steveston Community Society is hosting their first ever Masquerade Ball on Saturday evening. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery has haunted tours all weekend. Meow + Bark Avenue even has a Pet Halloween Party planned! The kids will dress up and celebrate at school on Monday followed by an evening of Trick-or-treating. The City of Richmond stages a Fireworks Festival at Minoru Park. I hope you have a chance to build a scarecrow, wear a costume, carve a pumpkin, bake a devilish cake and enjoy the other pleasures of the season!

Carolynne Palla, PALLA MEDIA

Contributing Writer & Copy Editor Sarah Gordon

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an active volunteer in Steveston and works in association with the Steveston Merchants Association. Palla Media supports and sponsors local events like the Salmon Festival, Starry Nights Movies, Maritime Festival, Halloween, Easter and Christmas in Steveston. Let Steveston Insider promote your business. Contact Carolynne Palla by email at or by telephone 604-812-5658. Mailing address is 11839 Dunford Road, Richmond BC, V7E 3M6.

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eventually followed her passion and opened a home décor and gift boutique. A Monkey Tree donates to many charity events held in Richmond throughout the year. Odile thanks her loyal customers for the success and growth of her business. She is a Steveston Merchants Association board member. Odile likes to walk, play squash, paint, cook and drink wine in her spare time.

Sarah Gordon Sarah and her husband David own Pieces, a unique gift shop, which has been a village favourite for 14 years, and is located in one of Steveston’s oldest buildings. She is the mother of two wonderful children. Her volunteer work includes acting as the marketing chair with the Steveston Merchants Association board of directors, and being a leader with a terrific Brownie unit. Sarah is a contributing writer and editor of Steveston Insider magazine. She is an advocate of shopping local and is proud to call Steveston home. Until this photo shoot, Sarah had never been to Garry Point Park at 6:30 a.m.!

Erinn Bryan

ON THE COVER Photos by Sandra Steier Photo assistance by Chris Pughe Makeup by Sanaa martinez Hair by Lady Lea

Nicola Gillam Nicola and her father own Violet Hill Fashion Boutique, Steveston’s young and stylish place to shop, which opened in September 2010. Nicola grew up in Steveston, and knew that it was the perfect location for Violet Hill. She enjoys seeing the way Steveston is growing and changing, and she likes being a part of it. Nicola is a Steveston Merchants Association board member. She was a competitive equestrian until she went to UVIC, however she recently started taking it up again – and loves it!

Odile Gagne Odile opened A Monkey Tree Emporium 10 years ago. Originally from Montreal, Odile visited Steveston and was drawn to the quaint seaside village. She made her nest, and 4

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Erinn’s parents Jack and Jane O’Hare opened O’Hare’s Pub in 1987. Erinn and her husband Grant took over the family business, allowing her parents to retire a few years ago. She met Grant while she was working in hotel management in London. When they moved back to Canada, they planned to live in Yaletown; however, a visit to Steveston village changed that decision. They immediately realized Steveston was a great place to live, dine, shop and raise a family. Earlier this year Erinn joined the Steveston Merchants Association’s board of directors. She is now working on the first Steveston Girls Night Out Shopping event and after party.

Carolynne Palla As the publisher of Steveston Insider magazine, I decided to feature the women that I volunteer with on the Steveston Merchants Association board of directors. Every two weeks our eight board members meet to plan new and exciting ways to promote the village of Steveston. (The men are Jim van der Tas, Vince Morlet and Bryan Johnstone). This cover shoot was fun and and hopefully promotes our enthusiasm for this “haunted” holiday. Oct - Nov 2011 •

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HOME SWEET HOME by Sarah Gordon

Autumn is here. This is one of my favourite seasons; it feels like a symbolic wave goodbye to spring. The buds of spring, which not too long ago were full of potential, now descend as leaves ceremoniously to the ground, but not before they turn magnificent colours as a final salute. I enjoy the changes in nature, along with the cooler days. It is an awe-inspiring physical reminder of our place on Earth, as Earth’s axis tilts away from the Sun. I recently experienced a sign of the changing season. To my delight, on an early run, I came across a morning mist suspended over a park field, with a dramatic orange sunrise as a backdrop. I was pleased that an early morning walker witnessed this stunning scene with me. It took me back to another spectacular autumn morning in Alberta twenty years ago. As I drove along a quiet road, a fox darted out of a field shrouded with mist. I was extremely grateful to have seen that magic moment. Autumn can draw out the child in us as we search for a pile of crisp leaves to shuffle through, and hear that delightful crunch, or even better, rake a pile and dive right in! It is a time for comfort foods, brisk walks, early sunsets, the glow of warmly lit up houses, and the smell of smoke from a distant fire luring you home, and tempting you to light a fire of your own. Autumn conjures up the urge to cook a hearty stew, pour a glass of robust red wine, bake an apple pie, and curl up with a good novel. 6

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I watch squirrels dashing about with their mouths stuffed with chestnuts, busily ‘harvesting’ their food, and stock piling their ground larders for winter, it dawns on me that humans do the same thing. Not only are we busy harvesting, but we are also preparing our personal nests, which we like to make extra cozy during the cooler months by adding throws, candles, seasonal decorations, with the goal of creating a comfortable environment for the extra time that we will spend indoors. Autumn is an exciting time of change and anticipation of what lies ahead. It is a perfect vantage point to look behind at the fresh memories of summer, and imagine what lies ahead. Many family traditions stem from this time of the year, and are the stuff that childhood memories are made of: the first day of school, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and gearing up for the festive season, the merry making month of December filled with so many of the year’s important religious celebrations. It is no surprise that many autumn celebrations are anchored close to home, within the fold of family and friends. Patio furniture will soon be put in storage; and while summer flowerbeds are being cleared away, the hope of spring is already in sight as spring bulbs are ready to plant. Like the squirrel that will be spending a large part of its time in its nest, I too look forward to enjoying the indoor comforts of home sweet home. Oct - Nov 2011 •

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I first met Bryan Johnstone when he became a Director of the Steveston Merchants Association. He quickly jumped in to help plan events and has become an asset to the board. He brims with enthusiasm and is eager to help make Steveston a year round destination. It is hard to believe that Bryan can find the time to volunteer when he and his wife, Tracy, who is also his business partner, are busy running a successful mortgage office, and juggling their young family. Bryan and Tracy are recognizable Stevestonites. You will see them at every local event. They are also loyal supporters of Steveston restaurants and shops. It is apparent that Bryan and Tracy love their profession as mortgage broker-owners of Verico Riverside Mortgage Group Inc. Located at London Landing in Steveston, the Riverside Mortgage Group office exudes a warm seaside atmosphere. You instantly relax and feel welcome upon entering this tasteful space with its soothing blue walls, high ceilings and nautical prints. Bryan and

Tracy joke that they based their choice of this idyllic location on convenient parking, close proximity to the village, easy access to blackberry patches and the bike park across the street. Bryan and Tracy believe that their clients’ happiness is key, and this comes through in the effort they have made to create such an inviting space to conduct business. They focus on educating their clients so that they can confidently make the right financing decision. They assist by guiding them step by step through the process. In turn, clients feel secure knowing that they are in competent hands. Whether a client needs help preapproving a mortgage, or with a renewal or refinancing, Riverside Mortgage Group is able to assist. Flexibility and ease are top priorities at Riverside Mortgage Group. Having built their home and office space, Bryan and Tracy have the advantage of personal experience to assist their clients with one of the biggest financial investments they will make. In addition to Bryan and Tracy, they have a team of eight licensed multilingual mortgage professionals who offer service in English, French, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese and Filipino. Riverside Mortgage Group is able to help self-employed clients and new Canadians find the best available rates. On standard, qualified applications, you are never charged a fee to arrange your mortgage at Riverside Mortgage Group.


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Bryan and Tracy have called Steveston home for the past five years. Tracy was born and raised in Richmond. Real estate has been part of her life for as long as she can remember, as both of her parents were realtors. Originally from Halifax, Bryan moved to British Columbia twenty-one years ago. He feels very much akin to this coastal environment; in fact, Steveston’s spectacular waterfront location and the outdoor environment were at the top of his list of reasons to move here. Living and working close to home makes sense, as their personal and work lives are so interconnected. They know the community well, and derive satisfaction from helping their fellow local businesses. As a company, Riverside Mortgage Group likes to give back to Steveston and they are proud sponsors of local events including Steveston Starry Nights (Movies in the Park), and the horse drawn carriage ride, one of the highlights of Christmas in Steveston Village. Giving back to the community is also very important to Bryan and Tracy. Tracy is actively involved with Breakfast with Santa at Lord Byng Elementary. Bryan is one of the three cofounders of Tall Ships 2002. Stemming from his Maritime roots, and his love for all things nautical, Bryan lobbied the City of Richmond to get the event to Steveston, and worked on sponsorship and ship recruitment. Bryan’s volunteer work with the Tall Ships event helped introduce him to the Steveston community, and made him feel at home here. He recently volunteered as Ship Liaison at the Ship to Shore event. Bryan and Tracy have worked as mortgage brokers in Steveston for the past ten years, eight years in the village and two years at their London Landing office. Both came from marketing and sales backgrounds, Bryan was involved with the telecom industry and Tracy worked in the food industry. In addition to their busy work lives, they ensure that they reserve plenty of time for their two young children. As a family, they enjoy skiing, cycling and plenty of outdoor activities. Bryan enjoys building furniture in his spare time. Both Bryan and Tracy love design, and took a keen interest when they had their home built. Steveston Insider Magazine •

Some of the Johnstone family’s favourite Steveston hangouts include the Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, Tapenade Bistro, breakfast at the Steveston Hotel, Bean and Beyond Café, Steveston Pizza Co., and shopping at the Mercato and Heringers. Their children’s favourite hot spots are Outpost Mini Donut Company, Splash Toy Shop, Alegria Cafe, where they love to play in the courtyard and eat grilled cheese sandwiches. As a family, they enjoy hopping on their bikes and cycling around Steveston. It is because of business owners like Bryan and Tracy Johnstone, who make a long-term investment in the place they work and live, that Steveston is such a vibrant and sought after community to call home. Verico Riverside Mortgage Group Inc #118 – 6033 London Road 604-274-9000

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Saturday, October 29th 1:00—3:00 pm

Kids, wear your Halloween costume and bring your treat bag for a ghoulishly good afternoon in Steveston! Hosted by the Steveston Merchants Association

Map will be published showing participating merchants

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Personable, professional & precise REPEAT homEownER “If anyone in Steveston (or the Lower Mainland) is looking for a mortgage broker, talk to Tracy and Bryan Johnstone. They are simply amazing at what they do!” ~ Brad and Melissa Woodward, July 2011

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Thank you everyone for an awesome summer! We appreciated the local patronage. Screamers is proud to be part of the Steveston Community! We are closed for the winter but will be open again when the sun comes out and the weather warms up in 2012! Keep an eye on your Facebook and Twitter pages!

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3871 Moncton St (p. 13) 604-271-5330 Buttons & Soles 120-3900 Bayview St 604-304-3492 From Seeds to Fashion 150-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-3676 Jet Lag Travel Boutique 110-12031 Second Ave 604-277-3331 Seas on Shore 150-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-271-5822 Stepin’ Out Shoes 3991 Moncton Street 604-304-0602 Steve’s Board Shop 150-12240 Second Ave 778-297-7675 Steveston Village Maternity NEW 110-3911 Moncton St 778-297-7379 Treasures Boutique 140-12240 Second Ave 604-275-7119

Violet Hill Boutique (p. 18) 108-12211 No. 1 Rd 604-274-3563


Steveston Coffee Co. (p. 5) 110-3511 Moncton St 604-275-1983

The Peakes Roast-House 110-3866 Bayview St (opening soon) NEW Timothy’s Espresso Bar 104-3800 Bayview St 604-275-7547 Waves Coffee 12231 First Ave 604-448-9283

FINANCIAL Chris Pughe (p. 17) Complete Mortgage 604-760-1446 Coast Capital 3960 Chatham St 604-288-3403 Dundee Wealth 100-3688 Chatham St 604-277-1835 Edward Jones 120-3671 Chatham St 604-231-7621 Eleanor Casson Mortgage Expert 604-803-4303 FS Financial Strategies NEW 110-3880 Chatham St 604-241-8887

Bean & Beyond Cafe 12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-2687

G & F Financial Group 3471 Chatham St 604-271-5911

Blenz Coffee 105-3900 Bayview St 604-272-8700

Lorie Thacker,Mortgage Broker, Centum 604-897-7775

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Starbucks Coffee 4011 Bayview St 604-204-0288

M.J. Bayers, CGA 604-671-4791 (p. 14)

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Mike’s Tax Service 218-3580 Moncton St 1-866-864-8934 Nielsen & Co. CGA 150-12000 First Ave 604-275-3244 RBC Royal Bank 3740 Moncton St 604-668-4355

Riverside Mortgage Group (p. 10, 11, 13) Bryan & Tracy Johnstone 118-6033 London Rd 604-274-9000 Teri Stewart Bookkeeping Services 604-241-2576 Seigneuret & Company CGA Accountants 210-3911 Moncton St 604-266-0212 Tammy Morin-Nakashima 209-3740 Chatham St 604-275-0070 WealthSmart Financial 3251 Chatham St 604-241-4357

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Jazzercise Richmond (p. 8) 604-813-3990

604-880-1142 (p. 31) Steveston Gym 180-13040 No. 2 Rd 604-275-3609

Steveston Village Yoga 12151 First Ave 604-943-3221

Studio 108 Yoga NEW (p. 31)

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GIFTS, DECOR, SPECIALTY A Monkey Tree (p. 3) 105-3900 Moncton St 604-448-9234

Beat Merchant 160-12240 Second Ave 604-204-0044 Beau Monde 117-3800 Bayview St 604-275-7969

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105-12231 First Ave 604-351-0843 Bloomers Floral Design 604-274-5045 Cannery Store 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9006

Dam Good Soap 604-240-9921 Hearts 12115 First Ave 604-304-3537

Lofty Living Furniture Co. 110-12031 First Ave 604-271-5638 Lulu Island Designs 118-3800 Moncton St 604-275-0558 Nikaido Gifts 150-3580 Moncton St 604-275-0262

Pieces (p. 7) 100-3580 Moncton St 604-271-1011 Prickly Pear Garden Ctr 12311 No. 1 Rd 604-241-4717 Serendipity’s Backyard 120-12031 First Ave 604-275-1683 Serenity Home Decor 170-3580 Moncton St 604-241-3055 Shooting Star Souvenir 119-3800 Bayview St 604-271-2717 The Spotted Frog 110-12480 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4663

GROCERY & CONVENIENCE 7-Eleven 110-6020 Steveston Hwy 604-271-9817 7-Eleven 10991 No. 1 Rd 604-271-1811 Golden Apple Farm Market 4-3891 Chatham St 604-448-9918 Minato Food Mart 105-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-271-7732 Nirvana Organics 120-6231 London Rd 604-272-0115

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Super Grocer 12051 No. 1 Rd 604-271-2722 Veggie King 100-12420 No. 1 Rd 604- 274-8816

HAIR SALONS A-Styles Hair Salon 130-3500 Moncton St 604-277-4883 Alen’s Golden Scissors 6-3740 Chatham St 604-644-7506 Amy’s Hair & Beauty 7-3891 Chatham St 604-277-8229 Arrz 2 120-3571 Chatham St 604-272-0041

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Lulu Family Fitness

Juvelisto 120-3500 Moncton St 604-241-7376

Ask Hair Studio Ltd 150-3900 Bayview St 604-241-8600 Gentleman’s Chair 110-3400 Moncton St 604-304-3253 Hair by Lenny 115-3631 Chatham St 604-241-1755 Natalia’s Spa 125-3800 Chatham St, 604-204-0333 Remark Hair Design 130-3591 Chatham St 604-271-4247 Shades Individual Design 155-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-2224 Ship N Shore Hair Studio 105-12031 First Ave 604-272-4822 Steveston Barbers 120-3880 Chatham St 604-277-7815 Steveston Hair 115-3631 Chatham St 604-999-2155

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HEALTH - DENTAL Bayview Dental (p. 18)

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170-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-2483

Chatham Dental Centre 211-3740 Chatham St 604-271-5622 Chompers Family Dental 108-6033 London Rd 604-284-5005

Moncton Dental (p. 8) 120-3511 Moncton St 604-277-3515 Steveston Dental Care Dr. Gale D. Rocky, Inc. 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9988

Steveston Smiles (p. 16) Dr Doug & Michele Nielsen 3851 Steveston Hwy 604-277-1131 Harmony Dental Studio 3700 Moncton St 604-277-2223 Dr Bob Jamieson 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-277-1223 Dr Rho Kee & Dr Sarah Harland 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-274-6121

HEALTH - SERVICES 12th House Healing Arts 270-3580 Moncton St 604-271-4325 Always There For You 106-12031 Second Ave 604-271-4427 Carly Goodfellow Counselling

3631 Chatham St 604-307-1068

Healing River Acupuncture Centre

105-3571 Chatham St 604-277-5550 (p. 17) Life Labs 104-3811 Chatham Rd 604-271-1712 Nurse Next Door 120-12000 First Ave 604-644-5524 Pangaea Clinic 120-12011 Second Ave 604-275-0163 Past Tense Massage Therapy 210-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-272-9995 Pharmasave Steveston 105-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-232-0159 Satori Integrative Health 12004 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7224 Steveston Chiropractic 140-12000 First Ave 604-275-9776 Steveston Massage Therapy 120-3631 Chatham St 604-272-2747 Steveston Village Physio 102-3811 Chatham St 604-241-0933 Turning Point Wellness 110-3571 Chatham St 604-275-4641

West Richmond Massage Therapy & Rehab Clinic 268-3580 Moncton St 604-284-5095


Chatham Speech & Language Clinic 110-3671 Chatham St 604-271-7523

4Cats Arts Studio 110-12031 First Ave 778-297-4244


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Gateway Academy 6500 Gilbert Rd 604-247-4975 Jodie Blaney Art Classes Lil Divas Fitness 110-3760 Moncton St 778-322-7174 Little Maples Preschool 7671 Alouette Dr 604-512-1611

Stagecoach Theatre

4071 Francis Rd (p. 15) 604-537-3669

Steveston Music Centre 340-12211 First Ave 604-271-3545

The Arts Connection Preschool & K, dance, music, childcare (p. 19) 170-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-241-0141 Tiny Tots Playhouse 604-629-3603 With Our Own Two Hands 3-3871 Moncton St 778-882-3165 World of Music & Arts 140-6231 London Rd 604-809-5730

LIQUOR O’Hare’s Liquor Store 5031 Steveston Hwy 604-241-2305 (p. 3)

Shady Island Liquor Store 112-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6587 Steveston Hotel Liquor Store 12111 Third Ave 604-277-9511 Steveston Winemakers 3851 Moncton St 604-275-9463

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PET CARE Doggy Six Grooming 165–3900 Steveston Hwy 604-271-2525

Meow + Bark Ave 3420 Moncton St 604-271-3647 SPCA Richmond 7791 Steveston Hwy 604-277-3100 Steveston Vet Hospital 150-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9938

RESTAURANTS Alegria Cafe 12151 First Ave 604-274-1215

Paesano’s 250-12240 Second Ave 604-270-9252

Gudrun Tasting Room 150-3500 Moncton St 604-272-1991

Pajo’s (p. 16) Steveston Wharf 604-272-1588

Hog Shack 3900 Bayview St 604-272-7264

Pajo’s (p. 16) Garry Point Park 604-204-0767

Ichiro Japanese 110-12011 Second Ave 604-277-1150

Panago Pizza 103-6020 Steveston Hwy 604-310-0001

Kari House 130-3900 Bayview St 604-275-5274 Kashu 130-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-204-0023 Kisamos Greek Taverna 3420 Moncton St 604-277-5626

Big Bite Pizzeria 130-12420 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4404

Kiwami Japanese NEW 3791 Bayview St

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant (p. 5)

La Tandoor 120-3651 Moncton St 604-2040077

140-3866 Bayview St 604-275-7811 Buck & Ear Bar & Grill 12111 Third Ave 604-277-9511 Caesars Bar & Grill 3880 Steveston Hwy 604-274-1268 Charthouse Restaurant 200-3866 Bayview St 604-271-7001 Cimona Cafe 210-3791 Bayview St 604-275-3753 Dairy Queen 3900 Steveston Hwy 604-277-0646 Dave’s Fish & Chips 3460 Moncton St 604-271-7555

Little Mexico Cantina 3131 Chatham St 604-272-5123 Mama’s Pizza 10-3891 Chatham St 604-271-6400 Mandalay Lounge & Steakhouse 140-3900 Bayview St 604-628-2500 McDonald’s Restaurant 110-12420 No 1 Rd 604-272-3034 No. 1 Diner NEW 12251 No. 1 Rd 604-275-8355

O’Hares GastroPub

5031 Steveston Hwy 604-277-2305 (p. 3)

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Pat’s Galley 110-3900 Bayview St 604-277-1812 PierSide Deli 115-3800 Bayview St 604-448-0071 Pizza Factory 120-12020 First Ave 604-233-7777

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Little Paws Animal Clinic 130-12011 2nd Ave 604-241-7387

George’s Taverna 130-3760 Moncton St 604-275-5502

Shady Island Seafood 112-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6587 Sockeye City Grill 108-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4347 Steveston Cannery Cafe 3711 Moncton St 604-272-1222 Steveston Pizza Co. 100-3400 Moncton St 604-204-0777 Steveston Seafood House 3951 Moncton St 604-271-5252

Subway 3-3740 Chatham St 604-274-8850

Tapenade Bistro (p. 5)

3711 Bayview St 604-275-5188

The Crab King NEW 3540 Bayview St

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The Point 100-3131 Chatham St 604-277-7118

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Timmy Kitchen 100-3791 Bayview St 604-275-1112 The Village Burgery 105-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6710 Village Sushi Bar 150-13020 No. 2 Rd, 604-271-1067 Zen Fine Chinese Cuisine 120-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-272-2777

SPAS, ETC B & D Spa Inc. 240-3791 Bayview St 604-304-9005 Cool Secret Spa 115-13020 No. 2 Road 604-803-5359

Goegan Spa (p. 17)

Bell’s Bake Shop 110-12211 First Ave 604-284-5152 Candy Dish 120-3911 Moncton St 604-277-6866 Dairy Queen 3900 Steveston Hwy 604-277-0646 Damien’s Belgian Waffles 2-2891 Chatham St 604-304-2884 Diplomat Bakery 110-6111 London Rd 604-241-9134

Heidi’s Cookie Creations (p. 7)

604-270-2709 Heringers 190-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-274-6328 Marys British Home Store 4-3740 Chatham St 604-274-2261

South Harbour Fish 159-12420 No 1 Road 604-277-3008 Steveston Bakery 12231 No. 1 Rd 604-271-3656 Steveston Fish Shoppe 100-3420 Moncton St 604-277-3135 Steveston Landing Fish 102-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4746 Steveston Pure Water 7-3740 Moncton St 604-272-8850 The Market at Papi’s 12251 No. 1 Rd (back) 604-277-7444 The Steveston Cookie Co. 778-297-1597

The Sweet Spot 110-12000 First Ave 604-271-8865

SPECIALTY SERVICES Acme Rental Centre 3-3891 Chatham St 604-271-3014

135-6231 London Rd 604-241-4556

Mary’s Italian Ice Cream 120-12240 Second Ave 604-277-8210

Lacquer Beauty Bar 110-3900 Moncton St 604-275-7575

Original Pure Water 115-3571 Chatham St 604-277-7873

Auto Wizard Mechanical 12340B Trites Rd 604-274-0443

Papillon Spa 180-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-271-7717

Outpost Mini Donut Co. 110-12240 Second Ave 604-448-0005

Clayton Perry Photography 604-970-1699

Radiant Tanning Salon 110-3591 Chatham St 604-295-6410

Pavel’s Food Store 5-3740 Chatham St 604-271-3635

Design by Fire (p. 22)

Raintree Day Spa 125-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-274-4426

Picture Your Cake (p. 14) 604-318-7856

Elite Crete 778-836-9513

Rebecca Nail Spa 12031 Second Ave 778-297-6587



Seaside Marketing 45-12411 Trites Rd 604-329-2484

Steveston Nails 4-3891 Chatham St 604-284-5178

Sinfully The Best

Tao Day Spa 115-3900 Bayview St 604-277-9821

Screamers Soft Serve

13-3993 Chatham St 604-272-2655 (p. 15)


Jeffersons Dry Cleaners 110 – 3800 Chatham St 604-271-8223 John Yap, MLA 115–4011 Bayview St 604-241-8452 (p. 7)

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Steveston Passages 604-720-0841

NuHaus (p. 14) Design & Build 604-760-4294

Steveston Real Estate 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7326

Mardon & Campbell Insurance 145-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9971 Oris Consulting Corp. 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-241-4657 Pacific Design Furniture 105-12417 No. 2 Rd 604-204-0700

Pilgrim Painting 604-722-7087 (p. 14) Psychic Studio 12240 Second Ave 604-345-7151

RE/MAX Select Realty Karel Palla (p. 40) 604-329-1430

Richard Keevil & John Skapski Law Offices 2nd Flr, 3711 Moncton St 604-204-0050

Sandra Steier Photography (p. 22) 604-277-7437

Seafair Service Ctr Napa Autopro (p. 8) 4011 Francis Rd 604-277-3620

Seppo’s Automotive 3611 Moncton St 604-204-0415 Steveston Bottle Depot 2-12320 Trites Rd 604-241-9177 Steveston Marine Services 12200 First Ave 604-274-9825

Steveston Painting 604-818-0733

Rod’s Building Supplies 3471 Moncton St 604-277-1191

Splash Toy Shop

140-3580 Moncton St 604-241-0234 (p. 23)

Stripe Graphics Ltd. 604-271-5542

Steveston Book Store 3760 Moncton St 604-274-3604

Total Package Computers 100-6111 London Rd 604-241-4000

Steveston Bicycle 105-6111 London Rd 604-271-5544


Steveston Hardware 3560 Moncton St 604-277-7031

Basic Nature Health & Body 190-12420 No 1 Rd 604-271-1142

Benjamin Moore 150-6020 Steveston Hwy 604-271-2027

Body & Health Vitamins & Sports Nutrition Ltd 180 – 13040 No. 2 Rd 604-275-9288 Budget Appliance Centre 3831 Moncton St 604-271-8891 Crafts N More 3471 Moncton St 604-272-3824 Elves Embroidery 12111 First Ave 604-275-8191 Laara’s Vacuums 3981 Moncton St 604-277-8487 Nikka Fishing & Marine 3551 Moncton St 604-271-6332 Pharmasave 105-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-232-0159 Phoenix Art Workshop 3891 Chatham St 604-448-1860

Quilts Etc (p. 14) 6551 No. 3 Rd 604-233-8864

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Steveston Pharmacy 101-3811 Chatham St 604-271-2820 The Medicine Shoppe 11-3993 Chatham St 778-297-5777

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Lordco Parts Ltd. 1-3740 Chatham St 604-272-7870

Village Bikes 3891 Moncton St 604-274-3865 Wool & Wicker 120-12051 Second Ave 604-275-1239

THRIFT/ CONSIGNMENT Couture Consignment 3806 Moncton St 778-297-7080 Daisies Boutique 12131 First Ave 604-271-9402 Gerry’s Books 102-12071 First Ave 604-272-6601 Kidsupply Clothing Co. 140-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-271-6415 Richmond Hospital Aux. 3731 Chatham St 604-271-1551 Steveston General Store 101-12071 First Ave 604-272-5272 SOS Treasure Cottage 3800 Moncton St 604-274-8866

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Britannia Shipyard 5180 Westwater Drive 604-718-8050 Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9009

Panther Cheer Athletics


Richmond Gymnastics Club

BASKETBALL Richmond Youth Basketball Drive Basketball

London Heritage Farm 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220

BICYCLE Atlantis Programs Pedalheads Bike Camps

Steveston Eco Tours Ltd (p. 15)

BOWLING The Zone Bowling

604-377-5964 Steveston Museum & Post Office 3811 Moncton St 604-271-6868 Steveston Water Taxi 604-720-0841 Steveston Seabreeze Adv. 12551 No 1 Rd, Bldg 43 604-272-7200 Vancouver Whale Watch 210-12240 Second Ave 604-274-9565

COMMUNITY LINKS Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080 Steveston Community Police 4371 Moncton St Non-emer: 604-713-2323 Steveston Comm. Society

Steveston Farmers Market Steveston No. 2 Firehall 11011 No. 2 Rd Non-Emer: 604-278-5131 Steveston Harbour Authority

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Tourism Richmond

CURLING Richmond Curling Club FIELD SPORTS Richmond Boys Fastball Richmond City Baseball

HOCKEY Richmond Ball Hockey Richmond Cosom Hockey

Richmond Ravens Female Hockey (p. 32)

Richmond Minor Hockey Richmond Sockeyes Richmond Youth Roller Hockey

Seafair Minor Hockey (p. 31)

Richmond Girls Softball


Richmond Cricket Club

Paradigm Shift Martial Arts

Richmond Girls Field Hockey

Shinka Martial Arts

Richmond Girls Soccer

Steveston Judo

Richmond Kajaks Track & Field


Richmond Lacrosse

Richmond Kigoos

Richmond Minor Football

Richmond Rapids Swim Club (p. 31)

Richmond Pitch & Putt Golf Richmond Rugby VPW Synchronized Swimming Team

Richmond Youth Soccer

SKATING Connaught Skating Club

TSS Academy at Sportstown

Richmond Arenas


Richmond Ringette

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Seafair Minor Hockey Association members will be cleaning the streets, alleys and parks of Steveston between the hours of 11 am – 2 pm GREAT HOCKEY GREAT PEOPLE GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY Steveston Insider Magazine •

Community based non-profit association High quality minor hockey program Serving Richmond since the 1960’s Yogi Svejkovsky Director of Hockey Operations Derek Popke Director of Player Development Award winning coaches and board members

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You Play Like A Girl – Luckily! By Barbara Coates The skates are size 2, the gloves XXX-small, but if her pants were any bigger she could probably go hang-gliding on Grouse. Alix Cameron, all of 3 years old, is ready to try her hand at ice hockey. Girls ice hockey. When asked what she thinks it will be like, “fun!” is the instant reply. Alix dropped by the Richmond Ice Centre on September 13th to take part in the Richmond Ravens Female Hockey Association’s “Bring A Friend to Hockey” event. She was invited by her good friend, and long-time babysitter, Madison Perkins. This is Madison’s final year in minor hockey, capping a nine-year career that started when she was eight. “I got into girls’ hockey because I had friends who were playing,” says Madison. “I love this sport. At first I was afraid of falling on my butt, but I learned how to skate immediately. And it’s been non-stop fun.” Women have been playing ice hockey since the late 1800s, a fact that surprises most people. Lady Isobel Stanley, daughter of the Governor General who donated the illustrious Cup, is featured playing on a pond at Rideau Hall in Ottawa in one of the earliest photographs of women enjoying the game. The pages of history are filled with the names of the pioneers of the female game such as The Vancouver Amazons, Victoria Kewpies and Seattle Vamps (dubbed by the media of the day as the “Seattle Sweeties”). Various women’s hockey associations had been 32

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formed and tournaments held across Canada in the early 20th century, but it wasn’t until 1990 that the IIHF sanctioned a Women’s World Hockey Championships and a further 8 years before the women’s game became an Olympic event. Since that time, the sport has exploded. Hockey Canada stats reveal a jump from just over 11,000 registered female players in the 1990-1991 season, to close to 86,000 for 2009-2010. Patti Martin, President of the Richmond Ravens, has seen this growth reflected in their Association too. “When I first came on board five years ago, we had 170 members. This season we are looking at approximately 240. I think a good part of this is due entirely to the fact that we have made it a top priority to focus on development. And it’s working – we’ve had enormous success.” This is a key point. Tony Lindsay is the Director of Hockey Development on the Ravens Board of Directors. He is passionate about helping the girls grow in the game. “Up until quite recently, people thought girls’ hockey was ‘just for fun’ and if you really wanted to develop competitive skills you had to play with the boys,” he recalls. “But we believe that with the appropriate challenges, you can develop the girls just as well as the boys.” Developing the girls’ game is something that the entire province should be thinking Oct - Nov 2011 •

about. Player representation from BC at the national level has been sorely lacking for years, compared with Ontario and the Prairie provinces. And there are multiple opportunities waiting for top calibre players: women’s hockey programs run in most major colleges and universities in North America (and at Cambridge and Oxford in the UK), scholarships are available, and many stars of the sport have gone on to coaching or broadcasting jobs such as former women’s national team Captain and 2-time Olympic gold medalist Cassie Campbell, who provides colour commentary for CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada. “The girls association was formed in 1994 and up until last year we were known as the Richmond Girls Ice Hockey Association,” says President Martin. “With our tremendous growth we have been able to substantially increase the development of our players. In the past we have sent some of our teams to provincials but our goal moving forward is to see all of our teams get to this level”. Attracting top quality coaches like AJ Sander, a minor hockey coach with 30 years of volunteer service who has taken the girls Midget rep team to the Provincials every year since joining the Ravens, is something the development-based Ravens association wants to do. Melanie Jue and Stephanie Burlton are two new additions to the coaching staff this year and both young women boast stellar histories of hockey achievements. Ms. Jue attended Cornell University where she held the distinction of being a multisport NCAA Division 1 athlete. She led the varsity hockey team to their first Ivy League and ECAC titles, NCAA top ten and national runner up honours. She is a second team All-American with over 20 years of playing experience, including 10 as a nationally certified coach, specializing in skill development. Ms. Burlton was a NCAA Division 1 starter for both the ice hockey and field lacrosse women’s teams at Union College in NY State. As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist she has trained athletes in a variety of sports, including wheelchair basketball, rugby and tennis. She has also has experience working at the professional level with the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Vancouver Whitecaps. But there is more to being involved with hockey than preparing to tryout for the National team. “My wife and I played Steveston Insider Magazine •

varsity level sports in college,” says Alix’s dad David. “But that’s not our entire focus for our kids. We just feel that participation in sports, any sport, is incredibly important for their overall development as people.” Tony Lindsay is quick to concur on this point. “While the opportunity to compete at the provincial, national and international levels is important, the girls acquire far more valuable life skills such as Leadership, Discipline and Commitment by being involved with this game.” But right now, all that little Alix really cares about is having someone lace up her skates. When asked after the practice if she would consider playing again, she had this to say, “as long as I’m not hungry!”

Barbara Coates is an Associate Director on the Board of the Richmond Ravens and serves as the volunteer Communications Director. She is an independent consultant with over 28 years experience in broadcasting and communications, and works with corporate, government and non-profit clients, developing communications strategies to “help them tell their stories”.

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“Quiet on the set. Rolling!” Stevestonites are becoming very familiar with Hollywood lingo as numerous film crews have been busy using diverse little Steveston Village as a Hollywood North outpost.

area. Kevin Williamson, who is also the creator of The Vampire Diaries, was drawn to Steveston because of its historic feel, and because the boardwalk could never be recreated in a Hollywood film studio.

In 2009, teen idol Zac Efron drew crowds to Fisherman’s Wharf and Moncton Street to watch the feature film Charlie St. Cloud being shot. 2011 has been a banner year for Steveston, with the filming of ABC TV’s new and much touted show Once Upon a Time, which premieres October 23. Many Moncton Street businesses are dressed up, on an ongoing basis, to depict a fictitious town in Maine called Storybrooke. Character Emma Swan is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter, who navigates the strange world of Storybrooke. Meanwhile, at the beginning of September, Steveston Pool became a very active and inviting pool party, filled with beach balls, pool floats and a snack shack, as a location for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3.

Beyond the excitement of having Steveston captured on film, what does it mean for the village? Over the course of three days, when film crews are working their magic to transform Steveston, and then filming, as many as sixty to one hundred crew, cameramen, and actors are here for long days, often amounting to 12-18 hours. During this time they shop local, both for their personal needs, and for the film, therefore businesses directly benefit. Currently two Steveston buildings for lease are in use, which would otherwise be vacant.

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If you are in the village on a day when filming takes place here are some tips to help navigate your way through a film shoot. Most scenes are short, not much longer than waiting at a traffic light. The crew will let traffic through regularly, both vehicles and pedestrians. Have no fear; you will not be trapped! Film crews do everything they can

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to make sure businesses remain open as usual, including providing signage, and encouraging people to go inside the shops. Listen to the Production Assistants who wear orange vests. If you are standing and watching, follow their instructions. If they request that you move it may be because you are being reflected in a window, or you may physically be in a shot. Also, remember to be quiet on the set to avoid them having to reshoot. Film crews are aware that they are guests in a neighbourhood. They work hard to be successful on location, and keep the doors open for future film crews.

continues to have long-term impact for the community as people have a fascination with locations that were used as sets. A prime example is the Tolkien tourism phenomenon in New Zealand. Many Lord of the Rings fans have travelled to see where the hobbits roamed the lush green countryside. We can all take pride that Steveston is drawing Hollywood’s attention. It is going to be an exciting fall ahead as we tune in and recognize Steveston locations, and boast that we get to live here!

Remember that actors are working and they are in character. They are focussed on their role and doing their job well. It is disruptive to ask for an autograph unless there has been a time specifically set aside for this. Long after film crews have packed up and left, the legacy can influence a community. The TV series Smallville, filmed in Cloverdale, Steveston Insider Magazine •

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Scarecrows are a classic symbol associated with farmers’ fields. They range from being cute and comical to downright creepy. They can be very simplistic or extremely intricate. Scarecrows, the farmer’s stationary helper, date back 3,000 years. There are records that scarecrows were used in ancient Egypt, Greece and pre-feudal Japan. Last year the Steveston Merchants Association (SMA) introduced the first annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl with the purpose of attracting people to the Village during autumn. The event was an astounding success, and the SMA board of directors quickly concluded that it would become an annual celebration. When the Scarecrow Crawl was conceived, the SMA board of directors was uncertain how many businesses would participate in the event. We knew that SMA member businesses would show their community spirit and create scarecrows; however, over the course of the month over sixty scarecrows popped up! Fisherman Freddy at Pierside Deli, Lulu at Pieces, a Canucks green man at Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, a charming waiter at Tapenade Bistro, a monkey scarecrow at A Monkey Tree, a sassy scarecrow at Bare Basics, nautical scarecrows, and many more creatively themed scarecrows greeted people at the entrances of many Steveston businesses. People took the opportunity to stop and pose with scarecrows, and the streets buzzed with energy at this tribute to our riverside village with neighbouring farmland. One of the most exciting aspects of the Scarecrow Crawl is it is a work in progress. On any given day in October there are likely to be new 36

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scarecrows appearing as Scarecrow fever spreads! The SMA is hoping to see even more scarecrows take over Steveston. We are also extending the invitation for the community to join in the fun, and are hoping to see scarecrows spread into Steveston neighbourhoods. On a recent walk through my neighbourhood, I saw a wonderfully inviting scarecrow and harvest display signaling a change in the season. A few years ago, I had a terrific time building a scarecrow with my children. We went to a local thrift store and bought overalls, a plaid shirt, a straw hat, gloves and boots. We assembled a very welcoming fellow who greets us every autumn at the front door, where he sits comfortably in an Adirondack chair. I enjoy seeing his button eyes, and hand stitched smile. Build a scarecrow and place it at your doorstep. Scarecrows are whimsical and add character and personality to your home, just as festive Christmas lights and wreaths do in the winter. There are plenty of websites devoted to designing and building scarecrows, they do not have to be stuffed with straw. You can use crumpled newspaper or old rags. Exercise your creativity. Children love this activity; it is like a month long extension of Halloween! For inspiration, visit the village and see what the merchants create. Grab a coffee or a hot chocolate and go a Scarecrow Crawl. Walk through the entire village, you will find them lurking everywhere. Do not forget to bring your camera. Oh, and we dare you not to smile! Oct - Nov 2011 •

The Steveston Merchants Association presents the 2nd Annual


SCARECROW CRAWL October 1 - 31

Visit the spectacular display of scarecrows throughout the village

STEVESTON SCARECROW HAYDAY Saturday, October 15 from 1-3 Fisherman’s Park (in front of Cannery) Join us for pumpkin rolling, sack races, kid’s pie eating contest, and more! Steveston Insider Magazine •

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Steveston Scarecrow Crawl presented by the Steveston Merchants Association. Businesses display a creative scarecrow in front of their Steveston business for the month of October. A contest for Best Scarecrow will take place on October 31. Splash Toys annual sale 25% everything! 3580 Moncton St. Grand Opening celebration of the new Steveston Firehall, 11am-4pm. Steveston Hwy at No. 2 Rd. Firehall and truck tours, demos, barbecue, face painting, clowns, antique fire truck draws for winners of the colouring contest and mascot naming contest. Everyone is invited! Steveston Summer Farmers and Artisans Market, outside Gulf of Georgia Cannery 10am - 4pm rain or shine October 2, 16 and 30. Applepalooza, 10am - 2pm, The Community Orchard, Gilbert Rd at Dyke. Sit in the Community Orchard at South Dyke and enjoy music, fresh apples and apple pie. Canucks Hockey season starts, Sweep the Streets, Seafair Minor Hockey Association sweeps the streets of Steveston as a way to give back to the community. 11am - 2pm. Thanksgiving, No School Steveston Scarecrow Hayday, 1-3pm, Fisherman’s Park (in front of Cannery), pumpkin rolling, sack races, kid’s pie eating contest. Kids Only Swap Meet, 10am - 1pm, Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St. No School, Provincial PSA Day 5th Annual Jazz It Up for the Cure. Charitable fund raising class sponsored by Ladner & Richmond Jazzercise. South Arm United Church Gym corner of No. 3 Rd & Steveston Hwy. Registration 9:30am 90-minute class 10am. All contributions appreciated & go directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer BC-Yukon Foundation. Janice (604) 813-3990 Haunted Tours in the Gulf of Georgia Cannery,1-6:30pm. Trick-or-Treat in Steveston Village presented by the Steveston Merchants Association. Participating businesses give out treats to costumed kids from 1-3pm. Pet Halloween Party, 4-6pm, Meow + Bark Ave, 3420 Moncton St. Photos for Steveston Kids Costume Contest, 1-3pm, Brechin Maclean Photography Studio, 200-3580 Moncton St. Masquerade Ball, Steveston Community Centre, band is Compound Blues and Sibel Thrasher; Tickets $55 available at the community centre, no host bar, food, 50/50 and door prizes. Halloween Fireworks Festival, Minoru Park, 7-9pm by City of Richmond. Fireworks display, Hugh Boyd Park, 7:45-8:45pm.

November 2011 Nov 6 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 11 Nov 13 Nov 19 Nov 26 Nov 28

Daylight Saving Time, turn clock back one hour at 2am Swap Meet, 10am - 1pm, Steveston Community Centre Advertising deadline for Steveston Insider magazine - December 1 issue Remembrance Day, No School Remembrance Day Cenotaph Ceremonies & Parade - City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd, Richmond Remembrance Day Kite Fly, 10am, Garry Point Park. Steveston Winter Farmers and Artisans Market, inside Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Third Ave at Moncton St, 10am - 3pm. November 13, 27. London Farm Christmas Gift Shop opens for the season Steveston Craft Fair, 4111 Moncton St. No School, SD#38

Coming in December 2011 Dec 1 Dec 3

Girls Night Out Shopping Event, 5-11pm. Meet at Tapenade Bistro for drink & appy special, shop at designated stores, meet afterwards at Blue Canoe for drinks and appies. Christmas in Steveston Village, 2-6pm, Santa arrives by boat, horse carriage rides, photos with Santa, Festival of Trees at the Cannery, tree lighting. Go online for details and updates:



COSTUME CONTEST Kids are invited to come in costume to Steveston Village on

SATUR D AY, O C T O B ER 29, 2011 from 1-3pm Have your photo taken by professional photographer Brechin Maclean in his studio at 200-3580 Moncton St while trick-or-treating and be automatically entered in the costume contest.

GREAT PRIZES! Or, email your own photo no later than November 3, 2011 to

All photos will be posted on the website

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Steveston Insider - Oct 2011  

A Guide to Local Shopping and Fun

Steveston Insider - Oct 2011  

A Guide to Local Shopping and Fun