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A Guide to Local Shopping & Fun


Cover Story Sean Lawson

Steveston's Real Estate Success Story


Justin Nguyen

Steveston Village Vietnamese Restaurant

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A Guide to Local Shopping & Fun! Publisher’s Note The first day of spring was glorious. As I walked my dog in the sunshine at Garry Point Park I smelled the wood chips from a barge passing by, watched kites flapping in the wind, and smiled when the Cannery whistle sounded. I was in awe of the two baby eagles in the field that were so huge I thought they were ravens. I recalled only a few weeks earlier my son ice skating on the frozen field where crocuses and miniature daffodils now bloom. With a late Easter there is a long weekend to look forward to, as well as a slew of upcoming wonderful events: Grapes, Hops & Bites Festival, Mother's Day, the Steveston Farmers & Artisans Summer Market, Plein Air Painting, the opening of the Steveston Outdoor Pool, and Richmond Public Works Open House. We are fortunate to have the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site, London Heritage Farm and Steveston Museum that make the village a tourist destination. Fisherman’s Wharf will soon be

bustling with fresh salmon, tuna, cod, halibut, shrimp, prawns and crab for sale off the boats. I am proud to feature Sean Lawson on the cover of the magazine. We all know what a successful real estate office he runs in Steveston (we bought our house from him ten years ago), but did you know that he was recently awarded top RE/MAX team in B.C.? Read his story in this issue. The other Steveston success story is Justin Nguyen who owns Steveston Village Vietnamese Restaurant. My friends have been raving about this restaurant for a year now and Sarah Gordon was thrilled to finally meet Justin in his signature bow tie and write his story. Steveston is brimming with services, shops and restaurants. There are over 40 diverse restaurants to tempt your taste buds, many with outdoor patios that are now open for the season. Shop in the unique and fabulous retail stores that offer everything from lingerie to toys. Invite your friends to visit and don’t forget a trip to Garry Point Park.

Writer & Editor Sarah Gordon

Publisher, Carolynne Palla

Photographer Sandra Steier

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Many of us are familiar with Sean Lawson, Steveston’s award-winning realtor. If you haven’t conducted business with his company, Steveston Real Estate, you likely have seen his smiling face on bus stop benches, or met him through his active involvement coaching sports, or seen him running along the dike, or noticed him driving through the village in his handsome 1968 baby blue California Special Mustang. Lawson was born in Regina where he spent the first few years of his life. At age four he and his family set sail for Australia where they spent one year during his father’s teaching sabbatical. They travelled back to Canada by boat and chose to make the West Coast their new home. All of his schooling took place in Richmond. He graduated from Richmond High School, and as a young man moved to Steveston. Lawson’s early career aspiration was to become an architect, however he soon realized 6

it wasn’t for him, and instead graduated from B.C.I.T.’s Building Technologies Program. At age 23, along with a business partner, he ventured into building houses on speculation as a general contractor. In 1991 Lawson says the down turn in real estate affected their enterprise. He took some time off to travel, and upon returning attained his degree in Urban Land Economics from U.B.C. Today, with over twenty years of experience in real estate sales, re-zoning applications, land assembly and other development projects, Lawson is a very busy and highly sought after realtor, however he indicates he is always happy to take on new clients. He is the only realtor at his office that handles both commercial and residential real estate. Lawson personally recruits realtors for Steveston Real Estate. Based on their outstanding 2013 sales, he and his

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colleagues were honored to receive the title of top RE/MAX team in B.C. and they placed fourth in Western Canada. In response to Richmond’s culturally diverse community, a number of Steveston Real Estate's realtors are bilingual. Languages spoken include Cantonese and Mandarin, and licensed realtor/receptionist Mila Vagabova speaks Russian. Besides Lawson and the other realtors (Jess Baxter, Clayton Ho, Cher Lin, Lynn Sakai-Boden, Alisa Sakamoto, Dave Van Hoeke and Albert Wong), Grace Campbell is the office manager and Pat Guzzo (Lawson’s wife) is the company’s marketing manager. In 2002 Lawson leased the upper floor of his current office building. After the green grocer below closed down he purchased the building and renovated it extensively to become a one-stop shop. It is a large and inviting space where the public is always welcome to drop by and meet with a realtor or inquire about listings. Open seven days a week, Lawson says there is always someone who will be happy to assist you. Currently on display is a model of The Pier at London Landing, the new development that he is excited to be involved with, along with Dana Westermark (Oris Consulting Ltd.) and Barry Cavanaugh (Penta Homes). Lawson lives in the serene London Landing area. He finds the beautiful view of the Fraser River and Shady Island very appealing.

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Several times a week he enjoys running along the dike trail with his wife and they strive to run one half marathon each year. The couple have been together for twenty years. They have two daughters in elementary school who are actively involved in sports. Lawson thoroughly enjoys dedicating much of his free time to coaching their basketball and soccer teams.


He confesses to being an early bird by choice. Lawson commences his workday before 6:00 a.m. to ensure he does not have to work in the evenings, as he wants to play an active role in his children’s lives. Prior to having kids he worked non-stop, and while he admits he could be a workaholic he wants to be around during these precious years with his girls. When it is time to unwind and take a break the family enjoys skiing, boating in the Gulf Islands and setting off to one of their favourite vacation destinations, Noosa Heads, Australia. Lawson is one of Steveston’s biggest fans. He says it is a great place to live and to raise a family. He notices how involved parents are in their children’s lives, and with this focus on family values it resonates an old-fashioned feeling. He appreciates the variety of architectural styles in Steveston, and enjoys that it is not a cookie cutter district. He is eager to see Steveston continue to grow and evolve, and at the same time he admits that the slow changes are partially responsible for the village’s charm and retention of character. He attempts to support as many local businesses as possible. With his family’s busy lifestyle they tend to dine out frequently and pick up food to take home. Lawson says that he has survived eating Steveston Bakery’s soups.

Association (SMA) since its inception in 2009. He applauds the SMA’s board of directors for their ongoing work and proving themselves as a professional organization. Lawson believes the next logical step is to form a Business Improvement Area (BIA), which would require all businesses to become members. Lawson says it is a proven fact that BIAs are good for property and business owners. BIAs bring more customers to communities. As well, more revenue is earned from lease rates as business owners seek to locate in these attractive, well-organized and energized districts. Lawson says, “A BIA is the next step but there are challenges and hurdles to educate about the long term benefits. Think of it as a marathon rather than a sprint.” What is up next for Lawson? He is going to be involved in the redevelopment of East Richmond’s Hamilton neighbourhood, which will be transformed through the creation of a city core. He says he will be devoting the next ten years of his life to this project and will open a second office there. But have no fear; Lawson will continue to devote himself to Steveston, the community that he loves to call home.

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It was a snowy morning and the scent of a delicious smelling simmering stock was wafting from Steveston Village Vietnamese Restaurant’s kitchen. Phung Nguyen was hard at work preparing for the lunch crowd while her son, Justin Nguyen, spoke with me about his family’s successful business. In partnership with his mother, father (Son), and brother (Richard), the family has introduced Steveston to a cuisine that is bursting with flavour and has quickly become one of the village’s most popular dining spots. Donning his signature bow tie, Justin Nguyen is often the first person you will encounter when you arrive at the restaurant. He is absolutely charming and is bound to greet you with a genuine warm welcome. Why the bow tie? He says he has always admired this fashion and decided to wear them on a regular basis when the business opened. Knowing that this would be an expensive wardrobe accessory, his girlfriend volunteered to make them. To date Justin Nguyen has amassed 80 bow ties. He hopes that over the course of their lives together his collection will expand to one thousand. Originally from Nha Trang (a coastal city on the south central coast of Vietnam, known for 14

its beautiful beaches and scuba diving), the Nguyen family fled their homeland as boat people in 1985. Their story could easily be made into a film. Seeking a better life for his wife and their four young children, Son Nguyen managed to find a boat and offered space to as many families as possible to join them when they set out to sea. Without an experienced skipper onboard, Son Nguyen was left with the terrifying task of navigating by the light of a star. After a number of days, good fortune came their way. A passing cargo ship rescued the boat’s occupants from this precarious situation and transported them to the Philippines. Phung and Son Nguyen eked out a living by opening a small café in the Philippines, and saved money while they sought refugee status in Canada. Upon arriving in Calgary they opened a restaurant and settled into the cold Canadian climate. Eventually they moved to Abbotsford, where Justin Nguyen says they opened one of the city’s first Vietnamese restaurants. Two of his siblings continue to reside in Calgary, his sister (Hong), and his brother (Paul), who operates a food truck and sells Vietnamese submarine sandwiches.

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Justin Nguyen brought his parents to Steveston for a visit and they immediately fell in love with the area. They were intending to retire, but could not resist the opportunity to locate a restaurant here. Justin Nguyen gave up his career at UBC to join them as a business partner. Steveston Village Vietnamese Restaurant opened in November 2012. This is the fifth restaurant that the Nguyens have owned and operated. They are thrilled to be a part of Steveston. Customers and local merchants have made them feel so welcome in the community. His parents were initially attracted to the scenic beauty, and felt very much at home with so many Vietnamese involved in the local fishing industry. Three clocks are mounted on the restaurant’s south wall, set for three time zones: Nha Trang, Steveston and Paris. Some of their customers question, “Why, Paris?” as they are unaware Vietnam was a former French colony. As a result, there is some French influence in Vietnamese food. Justin Nguyen uses the examples of Vietnamese submarine sandwiches (made with baguette), some of the ingredients found in pho, and the method in which Vietnamese coffee is prepared. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is known for its fresh ingredients and minimal use of oil. Fresh herbs (such as basil, mint, and coriander) balanced with vegetables, meats, seafood and a selective use of spices make it a very healthy cuisine. Justin Nguyen says that until the 1990s North Americans were relatively unfamiliar with food from his country, however people have made up for lost time. The establishment has a loyal and diverse customer base. He is particularly excited to see teenagers frequenting the

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restaurant and appreciates their willingness to sample new tastes. The menu is filled with temptations. A variety of starters include homemade fried wontons, pork, chicken and vegetable spring rolls and salad rolls. If you are curious to taste an array of starters, the sample platter contains spring rolls, salad rolls, along with BBQ chicken, pork, beef and prawn skewers. Stevestonites often refer to the restaurant simply as ‘Pho’, and indeed this is one of the restaurant’s specialties. Eight varieties of this popular and delicious noodle soup are featured. Accompanied by a side of bean sprouts and basil leaves, simply add them to your steaming bowl and you are in for a big


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Nature Nutures Spring has arrived, and with the season of rebirth comes more frequent sightings of one of my favourite fine-feathered friends, the robin. Much to my children’s dismay, I will burst into the song “Robin in the Rain” when I see a “saucy fellow” skittering about on “its nimble feet” like a wind up toy methodically hunting for worms. Coinciding with increased bird sightings is another much anticipated sign of warmer days as spring flowers debut. There is so much hope attached to these perennial players as they return to the garden stage. Elegant hellebores, delicate snowdrops and colourful crocuses warm up eager audiences in late winter, followed by the cameo appearances of cheerful daffodils, along with dramatic tulips in a rainbow of colours and varieties, yet they are all stars as they take their curtain call. Learning through nature ranks at the top of my memory list. When I was little, my family vacationed at Minnesota’s Outward Bound program. While there we met American naturalist Euell Gibbons, who taught us about wild edible plants that could safely be eaten, and we grazed together. I enjoyed a quintessential Canadian childhood. In Ontario, winter activities were much anticipated (at least by children). Iceskating, tobogganing, cross-country skiing were all at our doorstep. In the spring we set off on school field trips to visit the Wye Marsh wetlands. Summer brought a blast of heat and swimming in the clear, deep water of Georgian Bay, followed by gradually cooler days signifying a return to school. Crisp dry leaves, some burnt, others raked and jumped into with wild abandon, accompanied by Eastern Canada’s intense fall colours have left lasting impressions as vivid as Group of Seven paintings.

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Bayview Dental Centre is committed to providing quality dental care in a welcoming, warm environment. New patients are always welcome at our office. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

604-277-2483 170-12420 No. 1 Road, Steveston Village


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Our office will be open 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday from Feb 19 - May 3. Open year round by appointment.


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Cafes | Restaurants

Steveston Insider Directory

Alegria Cafe 12151 First Ave 604-274-1215

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

Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop 12051 Third Ave 604-241-1947

Hog Shack 3900 Bayview St 604-272-7264

Bean & Beyond Cafe Bistro 12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-2687 Blenz Coffee 105-3900 Bayview St 604-272-0777

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant (ad p. 13)

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

John’s Pan Pizza 130-12420 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4404 Kari House 130-3900 Bayview St 604-275-5274 Kisamos Greek Taverna 3420 Moncton St 604-277-5626 Little Mexico Cantina 3131 Chatham St 604-272-5123 Living Cafe 240-12240 Second Ave 604-370-5483 Mama’s Pizza 10-3891 Chatham St 604-271-6400

Cimona Cafe 210-3791 Bayview St 604-275-3753

Mandalay Lounge Steakhouse 140-3900 Bayview St 604-628-2500

Dairy Queen 3900 Steveston Hwy 604-277-0646

McDonald’s Restaurant 110-12420 No 1 Rd 604-272-3034

Dave’s Fish & Chips 3460 Moncton St 604-271-7555

Mega Sushi 100-3131 Chatham St 604-447-0773

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


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

Moncton Cafe Restaurant 120-3651 Moncton St 604-370-1184

O’Hares GastroPub (ad p. 11)

5031 Steveston Hwy 604-277-2305 Paesano’s 250-12240 Second Ave 604-270-9252

Pajo’s - Wharf (ad p. 3) 3500 Bayview St 604-272-1588

Pajo’s - Garry Point 12771 Seventh Ave 604-204-0767

Panago Pizza 103-6020 Steveston Hwy 604-310-0001 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 Rocanini Coffee Roasters 115-3900 Moncton St 604-284-5126 Shady Island Seafood Bar 112-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6587 Shintaro Japanese 230-3791 Bayview St 604-284-5253 Sockeye City Grill 108-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4347 Starbucks Coffee 4011 Bayview St 604-204-0288


Cafes | Restaurants ... con’t

Steveston Coffee Co. 110-3511 Moncton St 604-275-1983 Steveston Pizza Co. 100-3400 Moncton St 604-204-0777 Steveston Seafood House 3951 Moncton St 604-271-5252

Steveston Village Vietnamese

Timmy Kitchen 100-3791 Bayview St 604-275-1112

(article p. 14-16)

120-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-370-3709

The Steveston Hotel Cafe 12111 Third Ave 604-277-9511

Subway 3-3740 Chatham St 604-274-8850

The Village Burgery 105-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6710

Tapenade Bistro (ad p. 3)

3711 Bayview St


Village Sushi Bar 150-13020 No. 2 Rd, 604-271-1067

The Crab King 3540 Bayview St (floating) 604-448-8801

Waves Coffee 12231 First Ave 604-448-9283

Steveston Insider Directory

Steveston Cannery Cafe 3711 Moncton St 604-272-1222

Liquor O’Hare’s Liquor Store (ad p. 11)

5031 Steveston Hwy 604-241-8513

Steveston Hotel Liquor Store 12111 Third Ave 604-277-9511

Shady Island Liquor Store 112-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6587

Specialty | Grocery 7-Eleven 10991 No. 1 Rd 604-271-1811

Damien’s Belgian Waffles 2-2891 Chatham St 604-304-2884

Mary’s British Home Store 4-3740 Chatham St 604-274-2261

A Cake Wish (ad p. 21)

Diplomat Bakery 110-6111 London Rd 604-241-9134

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

Bell’s Bake Shop

D-Original Sausage Haus

110-12211 First Ave 604-284-5152

130-12000 First Ave 604-447-5545

Nirvana Organics 120-6231 London Rd 604-272-0115

Candy Dish 120-3911 Moncton St 604-277-6866

Heidi’s Cookie Creations (ad p. 28)


(ad p. 11)

Culinary Flavours 160-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-370-4433 Dairy Queen 3900 Steveston Hwy 604-277-0646

(ad p. 11)


Golden Apple Farm Market 4-3891 Chatham St 604-448-9918 Heringers 190-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-274-6328

Original Pure Water 115-3571 Chatham St 604-277-7873 Outpost Mini Donut Co. 110-12240 Second Ave 604-448-0005 Romania Country Bread 3680 Moncton St 604-304-0170



Specialty | Grocery ... con’t

Steveston Insider Directory

Sarah’s Original & Old Fashioned Ice Cream 110-3500 Moncton St 604-204-2600 Screamers Soft Serve Third Ave at Bayview 604-364-8740

Sinfully The Best (ad p. 13)

13-3993 Chatham St 604-272-2655 South Harbour Fish 159-12420 No 1 Rd 604-277-3008

Steveston Bakery 12231 No. 1 Rd 604-271-3656

Super Grocer 12051 No. 1 Rd 604-271-2722

Steveston Fish Shoppe 100-3420 Moncton St 604-277-3135

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

Steveston Landing Fish 102-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4746 Steveston Pure Water 7-3740 Moncton St 604-272-8850

Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt 104-3800 Bayview St Timothy’s at Garry Point 120-12771 Seventh Ave 604-275-7547 Veggie King Market 100-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-274-8816


Dental Bayview Dental

Moncton Dental

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

120-3511 Moncton St 604-277-3515

(ad p. 31)

(ad p. 12)

Chatham Dental Centre 211-3740 Chatham St 604-271-5622

Steveston Dental Care 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9988

Chompers Family Dental 108-6033 London Rd 604-284-5005

Steveston Smiles (ad p. 29)

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

3951 Steveston Hwy 604-277-1131

Education (Private), Arts & Care for Kids 4Cats Arts Studio 110-12031 First Ave 778-297-4244

Little Maples Preschool 7671 Alouette Dr 604-512-1611

Sandcastle Park 8-3060 Chatham St 604-274-8380

Burke Academy of Dance 200-3960 Chatham St 604-271-1271

Little Penguins Childcare 12191 First Ave 604-370-1221

St Joseph the Worker 4451 Williams Rd 604-277-1115

Pacific Rim Montessori 3720 Broadway St 604-726-8428

Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080

Generation Day Care 1-12320 Trites Rd 778-846-1334 Gingerbread House PPP 10451 Lassam St 604-204-1008



Education (Private), Arts & Care for Kids ... con't (ad p. 12)

4111 Moncton St 604-274-4374 Steveston Music Centre 340-12211 First Ave 604-271-3545

The Arts Connection 5 - 12491 No 2 Rd 604-241-0141

With Our Own Two Hands 3-3871 Moncton St 778-882-3165

Tree House Early Learning Centre 100-5500 Andrew Rd 604-277-8224

World of Music & Arts 140-6231 London Rd 604-809-5730

Education - Public Schools Boyd Secondary 9200 No. 1 Rd 604-668-6615

Homma Elementary 5100 Brunswick Dr 604-668-7844

Byng Elementary 3711 Georgia St 604-668-6649

McKinney Elementary 10451 Lassam Rd 604-668-6133

Diefenbaker Elementary 4511 Hermitage Dr 604-668-6639

McMath Secondary 4251 Garry St 604-718-4050

Dixon Elementary 9331 Diamond Rd 604-668-6608

Steves Elementary 10111 Fourth Ave 604-668-6660

Steveston-London Secondary 6600 Williams Rd 604-668-6668

Steveston Insider Directory

Steveston Japanese Language School

Westwind Elementary 11371 Kingfisher Dr 604-668-6497 Wowk Elementary 5380 Woodwards Rd 604-668-6198

Financial Bryan & Tracy Johnstone Riverside Mortgage Group (ad p. 21) 118-6033 London Rd 604-274-9000

Coast Capital 3960 Chatham St 604-517-7000 Edward Jones 120-3671 Chatham St 604-231-7621 Eidsvik & Associates 120-3631 Chatham St 604-278-5355

FS Financial Strategies 110-3880 Chatham St 604-241-8887 New Name! HollisWealth 100-3688 Chatham St 604-277-1835

Robel Income Tax Service (ad p. 31)

105-3631 Chatham St 604-241-7595

Seigneuret & Co. CGA (ad p. 29)

(ad p. 29)

210-3911 Moncton St 604-266-0212

Nielsen & Co. CGA 150-12000 First Ave 604-275-3244

WealthSmart Financial 3251 Chatham St 604-241-4357

M.J. Bayers CGA 604-671-4791

RBC Royal Bank 3740 Moncton St 604-668-4355




Steveston Insider Directory

Focus Pilates

Lulu Family Fitness 604-880-1142

(ad p. 31)

#210 - 3651 Moncton St 604-551-6593

Perfect Hearts Yoga 12151 First Ave 604-786-4145

Fusion Fitness 310-12211 First Ave 604-275-1110

Russel Sean Fitness (ad p. 12)

Gemini Fitness Inc. 115-3800 Chatham St 604-304-9119

9-12491 No. 2 Rd 604-341-4288

Jazzercise Richmond (ad p. 21)

Studio 108 Yoga (ad p. 29)

130-3900 Steveston Hwy

The Pilates Group (ad p. 17)

200 - 3960 Chatham St 778-895-4148 New! True Conditioning 102-12071 First Ave 604-418-3145


Hair Salons | Barbers A-Styles Hair Salon 130-3500 Moncton St 604-277-4883

Berenices Braid 130-12240 Second Ave 604-813-7174

Alen’s Golden Scissors 6-3740 Chatham St 604-274-4247

Braen’s Cut 110-3400 Moncton St 604-370-1911

Amy’s Hair & Beauty 7-3891 Chatham St 604-277-8229

Hair by Lenny 115-3631 Chatham St 604-241-1755

Arrz 2 120-3571 Chatham St 604-272-0041

Lift Hair Shoppe 155-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-241-5593

Ask Hair Studio Ltd 150-3900 Bayview St 604-241-8600

Natalia’s Spa 125-3800 Chatham St 604-204-0333

Remark Hair Design 130-3591 Chatham St 604-271-4247

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

Health | Medical 12th House Homeopathy 270-3580 Moncton St 604-271-4325

Empower Physiotherapy 105-3800 Chatham St 604-370-1040

Angels There For You 106-12031 Second Ave 604-271-4427

Healing River Acupuncture Centre

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


(ad p. 17)

105-3571 Chatham St 604-277-5550 Life Labs 104-3811 Chatham Rd 604-271-1712

Momentum Wellness Centre 1-3891 Chatham St 604-370-2223

Nurse Next Door 120-12000 First Ave 604-644-5524 Pangaea Clinic 120-12011 Second Ave 604-275-0163


Health | Medical ... con’t

Pharmasave Steveston 105-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-232-0159

Reflexology by Yvonne (ad p. 18)

604-722-9411 Richmond Midwifery 120-3591 Chatham St 778-297-1678

Satori Integrative Health Centre (ad p. 5)

12004 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7224 Steveston Acupuncture 290-3651 Moncton St 604-916-3833 Steveston Chiropractic 140-12000 First Ave 604-275-9776

Steveston Village Physio 102-3811 Chatham St 604-241-0933 Turning Point Wellness 110-3571 Chatham St 604-275-4641

Vision Plus 190-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-274-2020 West Richmond Massage 268-3580 Moncton St 604-284-5095

Steveston Insider Directory

Past Tense Massage Therapy 280-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-272-9995

Pets Doggy Six 6-12491 No. 2 Rd 604-271-2525

Meow + Bark Avenue 3820 Moncton St 604-271-3647

SPCA Richmond 7791 Steveston Hwy 604-277-3100

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

Richmond Dog Walking 604-785-1476

Steveston Vet Hospital 150-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9938

Spas, etc B & D Spa Inc. 240-3791 Bayview St 604-304-9005 New! Belle Spa & Cosmetic Ctr 180-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-447-1164 Glow Tween Spa & Party 12115 First Ave 604-370-4569

Goegan Spa (ad p. 5)

135-6231 London Rd 604-241-4556 Lacquer Beauty Bar 110-3900 Moncton St 604-275-7575 Perfectly Polished 5-3740 Chatham St 604-370-5585 Radiant Tanning Salon 110-3591 Chatham St 604-295-6410

Raintree Day Spa 125-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-274-4426 Rebecca Nail Spa 12031 Second Ave 778-297-6587 Steveston Nails 4-3891 Chatham St 604-284-5178 Tao Day Spa 115-3900 Bayview St 604-277-9821



Specialty Services

Steveston Insider Directory

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

Birdman the Welder (ad p. 25)


Brechin Maclean Photography (ad p. 29)

200-3580 Moncton St 604-277-5787

Cariva Renovations & Repairs (ad p. 18)


Michelle Hermans Design (ad p. 18)




Seppo’s Automotive 3611 Moncton St 604-204-0415

Oris Consulting Corp. 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-241-4657

Steveston Marine Services 12200 First Ave 604-274-9825

Pacific Design Furniture 105-12417 No. 2 Rd 604-204-0700

Steveston Real Estate RE/MAX

12011 Third Ave 604-244-9594

Encorp Return-It 2-12320 Trites Rd 604-241-9177 Jeffersons Dry Cleaners 110 – 3800 Chatham St 604-271-8223 Lordco Parts Ltd. 1-3740 Chatham St 604-272-7870

Mardon Insurance (ad p. 25)

145-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9971



Penta Builders Group (ad p. 9)

(ad p. 18)

(ad p. 20)

(ad p. 25)

Pelham’s Automotive 5-12320 Trites Rd 604-241-1727

Design by Fire

Sandra Steier Photography

P. Fleming Law Office 230-3580 Moncton St 604-277-0177

RE/MAX Select Realty Karel Palla & Darryl Sjerven (ad on back page)


(article p. 6-8)

12235 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7326 Steveston Tattoo Company 110-12020 First Ave 604-284-5030 Tammy Morin-Nakashima 209-3740 Chatham St 604-275-0070 The Maple Residences 11900 No. 1 Rd 604-277-4519 Zboya Design Inc 604-992-7761

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


Clothing | Shoes | Accessories Bare Basics Lingerie 3871 Moncton St 604-271-5330


New Name! Best Dressed by C. 140-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-271-6415

From Seeds to Fashion 150-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-3676


Clothing | Shoes | Accessories ... con’t

Seas on Shore 150-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-271-5822 Stepin’ Out Shoes 3991 Moncton St 604-304-0602

A Monkey Tree Emporium (ad p.17) 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

Bliss (ad p. 5)

105-12231 First Ave 604-284-5212

Steve’s Board & Apparel 150-12240 Second Ave 778-297-7422

Violet Hill Boutique 108-12211 No. 1 Rd Steveston Village Maternity 604-274-3563 110-3911 Moncton St 778-297-7379

Decor & Gifts

Juvelisto 120-3500 Moncton St 604-241-7376

London Farm Gift Shop 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220 Lulu Island Designs 118-3800 Moncton St 604-275-0558 Nikaido Gifts 150-3580 Moncton St 604-275-0262


Cannery Store 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9006 It’s Posh 3480 Moncton St

Treasures Boutique 140-12240 Second Ave 604-275-7119

Serendipity’s Backyard 120-12031 First Ave 604-275-1683 Serenity Home Decor 170-3580 Moncton St 604-241-3055

Steveston Insider Directory

Jet Lag Travel Fashion 110-12031 Second Ave 604-277-3331

Shooting Star Souvenir 119-3800 Bayview St 604-271-2717 Splash Toy Shop 140-3580 Moncton St 604-241-0234

(ad p. 27)

100-3580 Moncton St 604-271-1011

The Fab Pad 3480 Moncton St 604-370-5560

Prickly Pear Garden Centre 12311 No. 1 Rd 604-241-4717

The Spotted Frog 110-12480 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4663

Thrift | Antiques | Consignment Bon Retour 3806 Moncton St 604-370-1951 Daisies Boutique 12131 First Ave 604-271-9402

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

Pharmacy Pharmasave Steveston 105-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-232-0159

Steveston Pharmacy 101-3811 Chatham St 604-271-2820

The Medicine Shoppe 11-3993 Chatham St 778-297-5777



Specialty Stores

Steveston Insider Directory

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

Nikka Fishing & Marine 3551 Moncton St 604-271-6332

Steveston Marine & Hardware 3560 Moncton St 604-277-7031

Budget Appliances 3831 Moncton St 604-271-0666

Phoenix Art Workshop 8-3891 Chatham St 604-448-1860

Steveston Winemakers 3851 Moncton St 604-275-9463

Crafts N More 3471 Moncton St 604-272-3824

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

Village Bikes 3891 Moncton St 604-274-3865

Steveston Book Store 3760 Moncton St 604-274-3604

Village Books & Coffeehouse 130-12031 First Ave 604-272-6601

Steveston Bicycle & Mobility 3-3891 Chatham St 604-271-5544

Wool & Wicker 120-12051 Second Ave 604-275-1239

Elves Embroidery 12111 First Ave 604-275-8191 Laara’s Vacuums 3981 Moncton St 604-277-8487


Attractions Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site 5180 Westwater Dr 604-718-8050

Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9009 London Heritage Farm 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220

South Fraser Water Taxi 604-632-0923

Steveston Eco Tours (ad p. 3)


Steveston Post Office, Museum & Visitor Centre 3811 Moncton St 604-271-6868 Steveston Water Taxi 604-720-0841

Steveston Seabreeze Adv. 12551 No 1 Rd, Bldg 43 604-272-7200

The Sharing Farm (ad p. 28)

2631 Westminster Highway Vancouver Whale Watch 210-12240 Second Ave 604-274-9565

Community Links Army, Navy & Airforce 284 105-11900 No. 1 Rd 604-277-7350 City of Richmond 6911 No. 3 Rd 604-276-4000 John Yap, MLA 115–4011 Bayview St 604-241-8452


Richmond Lions Club (ad p. 30)

Steveston Community Police 4371 Moncton St Non-emerg: 604-713-2323

Rotary Club of Steveston

Steveston Farmers Market Third Ave & Moncton St

Steveston No. 2 Firehall 11011 No. 2 Rd Non-Emerg 604-278-5131

(ad p. 10)

Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080

Community Links ... con’t Steveston Merchants Association

Steveston Salmon Festival 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080

SPORTS Basketball

Richmond Youth Basketball Drive Basketball


Atlantis Programs Pedalheads Bike Camps


The Zone Bowling


Richmond Curling Club


Red Colt Equestrian Farm

Field Sports

Richmond Boys Fastball Richmond City Baseball Richmond Girls Softball Richmond Cricket Club

Richmond Minor Football Richmond Pitch & Putt Golf Richmond Rugby Richmond Youth Soccer The Steveston Athletic Assn TSS Academy at Sportstown


Cartwheels Gym

Seafair Minor Hockey (ad p. 24) Steveston Hockey

Martial Arts

Sirota’s Alchymy Martial Arts 110-12280 Trites Rd 604-244-8842

Steveston Insider Directory

Steveston Harbour Authority 12740 Trites Rd 604-272-5539

Steveston Judo Steveston Karate Club Steveston Kendo

(ad p. 19)

145-12417 No. 2 Rd 604-275-0020


Panther Cheer Athletics

Richmond Arenas

Richmond Gymnastics Club

Richmond Oval


Richmond Ringette

Richmond Ball Hockey Richmond Cosom Hockey

Connaught Skating Club

Richmond Rockets Speed Skating

Richmond Girls Field Hockey

Richmond Ravens Female Hockey


Richmond Girls Soccer

Richmond Minor Hockey

Richmond Rapids Swim Club

Kajaks Track & Field Club

Richmond Sockeyes

VPW Synchronized Swimming

Richmond Lacrosse

Richmond Youth Roller Hockey Trampoline Extreme Air Park 604-244-5867

Richmond Kigoos


April - May 2014 Steveston Insider Calendar

Apr 5

Kids Only Swap Meet, 10am-1pm, Steveston Community Centre

Apr 6

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Winter Market (last winter market of the season), 10am-3pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Apr 10

Steveston Merchants Association - Annual General Meeting (for members), 6pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Apr 13

Richmond City Baseball - Opening Day at Blundell Field, 11am-1pm.

Apr 18

Good Friday

Apr 20

Easter Sunday

Apr 21

Easter Monday

Apr 22

Earth Day, the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide

Apr 24

Jeans Day in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

Apr 25

Grapes, Hops & Bites Festival (ad p. 10)

Apr 26

Richmond Earth Day Youth Summit, 9am-1pm, McMath Secondary

Apr 27

The Vancouver Sun Run. Canada’s largest 10K road race

May 2

Pecha Kucha Night, 6:30pm at Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site

May 4

Scotiabank MS Walk, 10am, Garry Point Park.

May 4 & 18 Steveston Farmers & Artisans Summer Market - Opening day. 10am- 3pm. Corner of Third Ave & Moncton St. Summer Market Dates: May 4, 18; June 1, 15; July 6, 20, August 3, 17; September 7, 21. May 8-10

Heart & Stroke Big Bike, Steveston Community Centre.

May 11

Mother’s Day

May 13

Plein Air Painting, 10am-2pm, Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site

May 13

Tourism Richmond Service Awards Gala, 5:30pm, River Rock Resort

May 16

School District #38 Pro-D, Non-Instructional Day

May 17

Steveston Outdoor Pool opens for weekend public swimming. Public swim times 12-5pm. Open Victoria Day holiday.

May 17

Double Billing: Stolen Memories & Breaking the Silence, 1-3pm, Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site

May 19

Victoria Day

May 24

Kigoos Swim Club season starts at Steveston Outdoor Pool

May 24

Public Works Open House,11–3. Fun activities at this popular free family event. Public Works Yard, 5599 Lynas Lane.

May 24

Upscale Garage/Plant/Bake Sale at Steveston United Church 10am-noon. 3720 Broadway St.

May 25

Swap Meet, Steveston Community Centre. 9am-1pm.

May 31

Walk for ALS, Garry Point Park, 10am.

June 1

Sockeye Run Car Show & Shine (ad p. 30)

June 1

Steveston Insider magazine comes out Go online for details and updates:



Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site 5180 Westwater Dr, Steveston

7:00pm to 9:30pm


BC and international wine samples Food samples from Steveston merchants


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Must be over 19 years of age and have valid ID to enter Net proceeds go to Richmond Christmas Fund

April - May 2014


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