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A Guide to Local Shopping & Fun!


August | September 2013


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Are ABC Areyou youaafan fanofof ABC TV’s A Time TV’sOnce OnceUpon Upon a Time which which isisshot shotright righthere herein Steveston in Village Village? of Steveston? Visitors and locals alike can now pick up an official ONCE t-shirt and other souvenirs at the Tourism Richmond Visitor Centre in Steveston. The friendly staff at the Visitor Centre also provides the best insider tips on what to see and do in Richmond, including: • Helpful information and free booking service: where to stay, eat, and play • Up to 30% off attractions and tours with front of the line access • Maps, brochures, gifts and souvenirs The Visitor Centre is open 7 days a week at 3811 Moncton Street (at the corner of Moncton and First Avenue) July - August: 9:30am - 6pm September - June: 9:30am - 5pm (Sundays noon - 4pm)


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Enjoy outdoor swimming this summer! Steveston Outdoor Pool • 25 metre pool with slide • Shallow tot pool • Located in Steveston Park next to the community centre Come enjoy the pool with friends and family. Note: Special Extended Length Swim Only scheduled September 3 – October 4, Mon-Fri, 1:30-2:30pm.

For schedule details and other aquatic information, visit or call:

Steveston Outdoor Pool 4151 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC Tel: 604-238-8030

• Fraser River Estuary • Gulf Islands Steveston’s Best Eco Tour! Departs from Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site (south foot of Railway Ave) Bruce Livingston 604-377-5964 August | September 2013 •


Publisher Carolynne Palla

A Guide to Local Shopping & Fun! Publisher’s Note

Summer in Steveston may be half over but there are so many fun events yet to come, including the Richmond Maritime Festival, Steveston Rotary Duck Race, Family Farm Fair at London Heritage Farm, Steveston Dragon Boat Festival, Garlic Festival, Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival, Grand Prix of Art, and last, but not least, Culture Days.

Photographer Sandra Steier

Writer & Copy Editor Sarah Gordon

Jim van der Tas, owner of Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, is on the cover with his two boys fishing at Imperial Landing dock. In this issue we are also excited to feature A Monkey Tree Emporium, Burke Academy of Dance, and The Pilates Group.

I am thankful for my interns Fernando and Vanessa who have been producing videos of events and clients for months now. I treasure their work and wish them success in graduating from journalism school and their move back home to Brazil. I hope they will have lasting memories of their time in Steveston. I have loved this summer more than any other. Perhaps it is due to my interns, my puppy, the sunshine, my family and friends, or maybe it is a combination of all of these things.

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Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant: Cottage Comfort on the Pier by Sarah Gordon

photos by Sandra Steier

One would think that Jim van der Tas, managing partner of the Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, has lived in Steveston his entire life based on his passion for and commitment to the village, yet he and his family moved here in 2004. In a short time he has planted many roots and he may just be one of the busiest men in Steveston. Not only is Jim van der Tas devoted to his business and his family; he also actively gives back to the village as he sits on three Steveston board of directors. He feels that Steveston is the jewel of Richmond, if not the Lower Mainland, and is committed to promoting all that the area has to offer. Jim van der Tas and his wife Janet own the Blue Canoe in partnership with Janet’s brother. Jim van der Tas says the decision to open their business “happened almost by accident.” While visiting Steveston with a friend they walked along the pier to take in 6

the view. They discussed the area’s potential and his friend joked that Jim van der Tas should buy a restaurant (stemming from his background as director of food & beverage at Vancouver’s Marriott Renaissance). This conversation quickly turned into reality when the van der Tas’ made an offer to purchase two former Steveston businesses, which they renovated into one larger space to create Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant. There was an immediate sense that something fresh and fun was going on when Blue Canoe’s logo appeared featuring an Adirondack chair perched beside the water’s edge, and a full-scale lifeguard’s chair appeared at the entrance to the business. The concept was to create a cottage style atmosphere. “It’s rustic and beautiful, like kicking back at a lakeside cottage,” says Jim van der Tas. The restaurant’s name celebrates the blue ocean and is also a tribute to seafood that is featured prominently on the menu.

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selection of beer and wine, along with chef Danilo Ibarra’s fresh local cuisine.

What is the history behind the rustic canoe that is suspended from the dining room ceiling? Jim van der Tas put feelers out to find the perfect canoe and discovered this one, circa 1954, which had been stored inside a barn in Quebec. It was stripped, waxed, and true to Jim van der Tas’ sense of humour, he installed two small signs indicating, “this canoe is blue” when people began to question its natural colour. The canoe is a focal point, along with many special touches including the wood sided walls, mirrors that look like window panes, a cozy gas fireplace framed by river rock, and a selection of Langley artist Jill Hall’s cottage style furniture and decor throughout the restaurant. Add in the fun signage throughout, including the amusing outdoor directional sign, cozy throws on the backs of patio chairs, charming outdoor lighting along with patio heaters which, if you close your eyes, can mimic sitting by a campfire, mix in the ocean air and fishing boats bobbing at the dock, and you feel like you are on a relaxing seaside vacation.

Chef Ibarra works closely with Jim van der Tas on menu development. Jim van der Tas says the menu is always evolving to keep the dining experience fresh and exciting, as well to engage the customers and the staff, and over time has shone the spotlight more heavily on seafood. A small sample of the current offerings include a selection of burgers (a cottage experience is not complete without this staple) along with local, wild, line caught salmon (wrapped in corn husk, summer succotash, preserved lemon cream), West Coast salmon chowder (salmon, corn, sweet potato, bacon), heirloom tomato and strawberry salad (burrata cheese, D-Original Sausage Haus spek, mustard greens, honey balsamic vinaigrette) and a delicious dessert menu including a heavenly lemon meringue pie.

Every so often Jim van der Tas pinches himself to make sure he is not dreaming that this spectacular location is his ‘office.’ He is grateful for the countless friendships he has made in the five years since Blue Canoe has been in operation (June 8, 2008 was the official opening date). The restaurant offers something for everyone, both young and old, in a casual and cozy environment that is known for its unique August | September 2013 •


Blue Canoe is proud to buy from local fishers (Organic Ocean) and farmers. Jim van der Tas is very excited about the relationship the restaurant has formed with local farmers that have been growing seasonal produce for Blue Canoe including lettuce, potatoes, berries, mustard greens, and herbs. Jim van der Tas says he would take great pleasure in owning a farm. In his dream he would grow his own crops to use in Blue Canoe’s kitchen although he laughs and says his wife won’t allow this idea to transpire. In the early years of the business Jim van der Tas was at the restaurant virtually every

day, however over time he has is now able to take well-deserved days off. Jim van der Tas describes his front-end role as similar to that of an old-fashioned maître d’. His amicable nature is suited for this role as he effortlessly circulates and is attentive to the well being of the customers and the staff. Janet van der Tas, a certified general accountant, is equally busy with her work behind the scenes managing the accounting. Jim van der Tas is full of praise for the Blue Canoe’s staff, which he describes as one big happy family. During the busy summer season the restaurant employees a staff of seventy. He is also deeply grateful to the loyal customers, many have supported Blue Canoe since it first opened. The winter months allow Jim van der Tas some free time to coach his sons’ Richmond Minor hockey teams. Ben (8) and Aiden (10) thoroughly enjoy the family business and Jim van der Tas would be pleased if they elect to work at Blue Canoe when they are older. The boys have already expressed interest and have inherited their mother and father’s charm and social nature.


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Running one of Steveston’s most successful restaurants keeps Jim van der Tas extremely busy yet he finds time to volunteer on three Steveston not-for-profit organization boards. He is the President of the Steveston Merchants Association, which he founded with Vince Morlet (owner of Tapenade Bistro) in 2009, as they believed a voice for Steveston businesses was sorely lacking and felt work had to be done to attract more people to visit the village. In addition, Jim van der Tas is the co-chair of the Steveston 20/20 group that meets to discuss current issues and the long-term vision for the village as we move towards the year 2020. Finally, Jim van der Tas also sits on the Gulf of Georgia Cannery’s board. Janet van der Tas is also active in the community with her sons’ school and sports. “Steveston has so much potential to be an even better and more vibrant community. I want to help it grow in a respectful, carefully thought out manner for generations to enjoy its beauty and history,” says Jim van der Tas. When we see how the couple has made Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant a local landmark, and the creative ideas that Jim van der Tas devotedly offers the village, it is easy to believe his vision will come to fruition.

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A Monkey Tree Emporium by Alyssia Leong

photos by Sandra Steier

A Monkey Tree Emporium’s inquisitive and somewhat cheeky monkey logo peeks from the window at passersby on Moncton Street. It is an image that has morphed over time yet has always been a part of the shop’s branding and symbolizes owner Odile Gagné’s affinity for monkeys. Gagné opened A Monkey Tree (the business’ original name) in 2001. In the early days she sold specialty silk flowers, plant arrangements and trees, however over time she dreamt of expanding her merchandise to include the gift and home décor that we are familiar with today. Gagné was born and raised in Montreal. She studied interior design and later moved to the West Coast to pursue a job in the travel industry. Gagné’s first visit to Steveston reminded her of life along the canal in Montreal. She was attracted both to the active commercial fishing industry and to the close-knit feel of the quaint village, and determined that she would like to open a business here. 14

Prior to relocating to Moncton Street, A Monkey Tree Emporium was situated on First Avenue (now home to Bell’s Bake Shop) for nine years. Two years ago Gagné moved the shop, added the word “emporium” to the business name as she had always liked the word, and thought it suited her array of products. This past February she rearranged the interior for a fresh look. Indeed A Monkey Tree Emporium is true to its name with its eclectic collection ranging from kitchenware to humorous greeting cards, stationery, prints on canvas, small carpets and mats, folk art, prints by local photographers, jewellery and Lampe Berger. Whenever possible Gagné strives to support local artists. She is always on the hunt for unique and seasonal items and updates the store frequently which her loyal customers certainly appreciate. Coming from a background in interior design

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Gagné has a creative eye and loves colour. You will see her personal taste and sense of humour reflected in much of the merchandise. Gagné says that her customers come to A Monkey Tree Emporium to have fun and enjoy the quirky selection of products. She feels passionate about her business and is motivated by the capricious nature of her store. What are some of this summer’s must have items? Kitchen gadgets are always popular including the Lid Sid, citrus spray and the silicon lid products. In addition Gagné suggests that you can’t go wrong with her collection of cards and stationery. In her spare time Gagné enjoys walking, photography, playing squash, and spending time at her country home on the Sunshine Coast with her partner Peter. She also loves to cook with a glass of wine in hand. Gagné says that all of these passions inspire her and contribute to the products that she selects for her emporium. Gagné is thankful to her supportive customers and fellow merchants. She is an active board member with the Steveston Merchants Association, which she joined when it was founded in 2009. She likes to shop locally to support the village’s businesses. Gagné is grateful to her loyal staff

including Karin, who has been a part-time employee for the past seven years. In appreciation of her customers’ support Gagné believes in giving back to the community through donations to a number of local fundraising events throughout the year.

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Gagné promotes A Monkey Tree Emporium through social media including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She is continuing to expand her social media presence by featuring daily greeting cards, décor inspirations and in the near future recipes. A visit to A Monkey Tree Emporium will satisfy your need for gifts, kitchen gadgets


and home décor, and you may even leave the store chuckling about some of the items you bought. A Monkey Tree 105-3900 Moncton St Richmond BC V7E 3A6 Telephone 604-448-9234

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Places I’ll Remember by Sarah Gordon The song “In My Life” by The Beatles is playing on the turntable inside my head.

“There are places I'll remember
 All my life though some have changed
 Some forever not for better
 Some have gone and some remain“ My family and I recently went camping at Golden Ears Provincial Park. While the park was unknown territory to them, for me it was like prying open a time capsule. I have visited Golden Ears numerous times, however my fondest memories date back to when I was 13 years old. I was on the cusp of big changes as I was waving goodbye to a familiar routine and was setting off for high school in September. To bid summer farewell my brother and I were allowed to invite some school friends to join our family on a camping trip in mid-August. We spent a number of carefree days jumping off rocks into the clear jade green water of Gold Creek. One evening we abandoned our tents and lined up our sleeping bags in a row, resembling sardines in a tin can, where we fell asleep after watching a myriad of meteors race across the sky. Fast forward to the present. I was extremely eager to show my children and husband my childhood stomping ground that, as time has a way of doing, had reached mythical proportions in my head. While my family kindly supported me in this quest to retrace my past they were very much grounded in the present, whereas I felt caught in the Twilight Zone.

En route through the campground we encountered a park host who told us that the Gold Creek trail had fallen into a state of disrepair since I last ventured down it, and warned us that it would be an undertaking to reach our destination. Determined to find the swimming hole we set off, and when we finally located the trail it was true, the path was unrecognizable. Fortunately we spotted four young boys up ahead accompanied by a mother tagging behind in hot pursuit. Wishing that we had machetes to cut back the vegetation, combined with watching our footing closely due to abundant roots and loose rocks, we joined the parade. When we reached the creek the child in me watched with envy as the boys plunged off the high rocks into the glacial water, while at the same time my thoughts drifted to Acapulco cliff divers, and if necessary, just how quickly could we get medical assistance down the beaten up path that was out of cellular service range? After a few wonderful days spent floating on inner tubes in Alouette Lake, listening to night owls hoot, sitting around blazing campfires and overdosing on S’mores, we packed up and began our journey home. A craving for ice cream warranted a stop in historic Cloverdale, however we could not locate a store that fit the bill. We spotted an older gentleman who was staring pensively at a building and approached him to get advice. In a nostalgic fog he looked through us and said that he had lived here a long time ago but wouldn’t have a clue where to find anything anymore. I felt a sense of kinship with this fellow, having just emerged from “places I’ll remember all my life though some have changed.” To quote American author Thomas Wolfe “you can’t go home again” yet cherished memories that one can dredge up by revisiting past stomping grounds come a close second.


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The Dynamic Burke Duo Dance and Pilates Studios Relocate to Steveston Village by Sarah Gordon

photos by Sandra Steier

Have you heard the news? The dynamic mother (Mary Burke) and daughter (Elizabeth Burke) duo have recently relocated their two well-established businesses, Burke Academy of Dance and The Pilates Group to new quarters located on the corner of No. 1 Road and Chatham Street above Coast Capital Savings. Elizabeth Burke (who co-owns The Pilates Group with Elvina Savage) and Mary Burke (owner of The Burke Academy of Dance) report that the Pilates studio has doubled in size, while the dance studio has downsized to reflect the new direction of the company. The new home beautiful. The white and teal grey/white oak 34

of these joint studios is combination of relaxing accent walls along with laminate flooring creates

a peaceful atmosphere. A cozy foyer with tasteful artwork and change rooms greet you at the entrance, along with a reception desk radiating instant bling appeal with a chandelier hanging overhead. A sample of The Pilates Group merchandise hangs on display with more coming soon. The renovations took two months to complete and involved installing new windows, new ceiling tile, dimmer lights and adding a glass wall which separates the dance and Pilates studio, while still maintaining a sense of togetherness and allowing in plenty of light. When dance classes are not in session the space is used for Pilates mat and barre classes. On the other side of the glass wall is the Pilates studio where reformer and chair classes are held.

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Mary Burke and her husband Tom are originally from Northern Ireland. They relocated to Saskatchewan in 1972 where their children Brian and Elizabeth were born, followed by a move to Steveston in 1977 when Tom Burke received a promotion through his work. Her passion for dance began at age 8. By the time she was age 15 Mary Burke had won a full scholarship to attend The Hammond School of Ballet in Chester, England. She went on to dance professionally followed by teaching dance. It had always been Mary Burke’s dream to own a dance school. The dream became reality in 1977 when she opened her original school in the Presbyterian Church on No. 2 Road. When the Burkes built their home Mary Burke ran classes in an attached studio where the school operated for 17 years. As enrolment continued to climb the dance studio moved to No. 2 Road (London Landing) where it operated for 13 years. The Burke Academy of Dance and The Pilates Group shared space at this facility, however the impending demolition of the building forced them to search for a new location. They opened for business in their new space in early July. Burke Academy of Dance is a business name synonymous with Steveston. Former students have danced with The National Ballet of

Canada, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Ballet B.C., however, Mary Burke says that one of her most gratifying achievements has been to witness self-conscious young teens enter her studio at the beginning of the year, and watch as their poise and confidence surge as time progresses.

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Mary Burke is shifting her focus away from teaching full-time and will no longer run the large dance school with exams, competitions and recitals. Her new program, Tiny to Teens, focuses exclusively on ballet and is designed for students (ages 3 and up) who have a passion for dance and would like to dance once or twice a week. Mary Burke believes in building self-esteem and confidence through the art of ballet and sees the latest evolution of her company as “more of change of course.” She says, “the measure of success for a program like this isn’t that each child ends up in a ballet company but that each child ends up being successful for themselves.” She is excited to begin teaching Tiny to Teens on Tuesdays and Saturdays commencing in September.

dancing professionally. In her early 20s she began to teach dance with her mother, and then embarked on her current career teaching Pilates.

Under her mother’s tutelage, Elizabeth Burke began ballet at age 4. Not many people leave home at age 11, however, Elizabeth Burke did so; she attended the National Ballet School’s year long program in Toronto. During her teens she also spent two full years with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s professional program. In addition Elizabeth Burke trained with a number of prestigious North American dance companies, which ultimately led to

If you are not already familiar with Pilates, it is a method of exercise done completely in movement that helps to stretch, strengthen, and balance the whole body. Pilates develops core strength, elongates muscles, improves posture and increases joint flexibility with a focus on proper breathing. Several types of classes are offered including mat and barre, reformer and chair equipment classes.


Elizabeth Burke says, “I fell in love with teaching as it is in my blood. My mom encouraged me to start my own Pilates studio. I literally started from scratch running a mat class every Sunday out of her ballet studio. From there the business started to grow and 8 years later here we are in the largest and now most lovely Pilates studio in Richmond.” She gives kudos to her mother who has always supported her dreams. Mary Burke is a devoted Pilates Group participant who happens to look like she has found the fountain of youth.

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The Pilates Group opened in 2005 while Elizabeth Burke was still teaching dance. In 2011 Elvina Savage, who was a Pilates Group client, became Elizabeth Burke’s business partner to aid with the growth of the busy studio. Both Elizabeth Burke and Elvina Savage received their Core Dynamics Pilates certification in New Mexico with master teacher Michele Larsson. As directors of The Pilates Group, they are committed to a high standard of training for their instructors. All of the teachers are fully certified and enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion for the Pilates method. They feel that smaller class sizes and personal attention is essential to help clients reach their fitness goals and potential. Classes are offered for all fitness levels, body shapes, sizes, ages (from teens to clients in their 80s) and mobility levels. The studio is wheelchair accessible via an elevator. Elizabeth Burke points out that the Pilates method has been of benefit to some clients recovering from hip replacements. She derives satisfaction from seeing the changes Pilates can help make in people’s lives, and

this includes not only the physical merit, but also building confidence, improving posture and helping some clients with health issues. If you are interested in exploring Pilates Elizabeth Burke recommends being consistent by attending class twice a week. Elizabeth Burke enjoys teaching teenagers Pilates. She started Pilates classes when she was 15 years old and felt that it took the focus away from questions such as "How do I look?" and "Am I thin enough?" and instead make her think about new muscles in her body and how she could change her jumps in dance to be higher and stronger. She also credits Pilates with making her breathe, and says, “as an over achiever this calmed my whole body and mind. I felt I was learning, getting stronger and feeling better with my Pilates routine and that in turn gave me a sense of confidence.” She would like to start a class for teenagers 2 to 4 times a month to teach them Pilates by donation. Although she was an extremely athletic teenager Elizabeth Burke is fully aware that there are many teens that may not perceive themselves as athletes, however she

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believes they need to be educated to look after their bodies and health. Much like Mary Burke’s philosophy, Elizabeth Burke feels,“ If I can help share my experience and knowledge with teenagers, and they feel good after class, then I get a real sense of happiness.” Ultimately the Burke duo is giving back to Steveston by sharing their passion for dance and Pilates while helping to enhance their clients’ physical and mental well being. With this new central location in the heart of the


village one can expect enrolment in both businesses to soar, along with their students’ health and happiness. Burke Academy of Dance 200-3950 Chatham Street Richmond BC V7E 3A6 Telephone 604-271-1271 The Pilates Group 200-3950 Chatham Street Richmond BC V7E 3A6 Telephone 778-895-4148

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YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR “TRY HOCKEY” EVENT August 11th, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Richmond Ice Centre – Coliseum Rink You do not need to preregister. Come out and see what it’s all about, meet the coaches, get more information – is this the sport for you? All House League hockey is now non-body checking. Minimum gear requirements: skates, approved helmet and gloves (preferably hockey gloves). If you want the “Hockey” experience you should bring along a stick.

Hockey Update Seafair Minor Hockey Association is now accepting registrations for the 20132014 season. Be a part of one of the fastest growing and most successful hockey programs in the province. We offer a program for players aged 4 – 20 years old. Our teams have regularly scheduled ice times, and most receive free professional instruction. We also offer a variety of specialty skills instruction/classes. This year we lowered the rates, thanks to a successful 2012-2013 season. Returning to our program is :

Yogi Svejkovsky – Director of Hockey Operations (former 1st round draft choice of the NHL Washington Capitals, and current Assistant Coach with the Vancouver Giants)

Derek Popke – Director of Player Development (NHL skating coach)

Come and join the Seafair family – we’d love to have you! For registration information for the 2013-2014 season contact Tina O’Connor 604-271-3702 or visit our website



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Saturday September 21st 2013

Exhibition of work will be on display at Britannia Heritage Shipyards from September 22 – September 29 The most anticipated art event of the year is back in Steveston for the 4th annual plein air painting competition. Steveston is transformed into an outdoor studio with over 100 artists expected to participate painting in the streets of Steveston, Garry Park, Gulf of Georgia Cannery and our host location Britannia Heritage Shipyards. The registered artists will be allocated to one of 35 painting locations in and around Steveston where they are required to create a work of art within three hours. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery’s 10 am whistle signals the start of this epic “Plein Air” challenge with the 1 pm whistle, notifying artists to put their brushes down, return their paintings to Britannia Heritage Shipyards, and submit their work for display and adjudication. This year our display will hang at Britannia Shipyards thoughout the week kicking off Culture Days. The Public is encouraged to visit the painting sites from 10 am-1 pm and watch the works of art progress then visit the display of paintings at Britannia Heritage Shipyards and cast their votes for the for the “Peoples Choice Award”.

September 21st 2013 • Race Starts at 10am – 1pm Britannia Heritage Shipyards 5180 Westwater Drive

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Cafes | Restaurants

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Alegria Cafe 12151 First Ave 604-274-1215

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

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

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

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

Hog Shack 3900 Bayview St 604-272-7264

Blenz Coffee 105-3900 Bayview St 604-272-0777

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant (article p. 6-9, 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 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 Diner No.1 12251 No. 1 Rd 604-284-5002


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

John’s Pan Pizza 130-12420 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4404

O’Hares GastroPub (ad p. 11)

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

Pajo’s Steveston Wharf (ad p. 5)

3500 Bayview St 604-272-1588

Pajo’s - Garry Point Park (ad p. 5) 12771 Seventh Ave 604-204-0767

Kari House 130-3900 Bayview St 604-275-5274

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

Kisamos Greek Taverna 3420 Moncton St 604-277-5626

Pat’s Galley 110-3900 Bayview St 604-277-1812

Little Mexico Cantina 3131 Chatham St 604-272-5123

PierSide Deli 115-3800 Bayview St 604-448-0071

Mama’s Pizza 10-3891 Chatham St 604-271-6400

Pizza Factory 120-12020 First Ave 604-233-7777

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

Rocanini Coffee Roasters 115-3900 Moncton St 604-284-5126

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

Shady Island Seafood Bar 112-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6587

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

Shintaro Japanese 230-3791 Bayview St 604-284-5253

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

Sockeye City Grill 108-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4347


Cafes | Restaurants ... con’t Steveston Seafood House 3951 Moncton St 604-271-5252

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

Steves Quality Seafood 12251 No. 1 Rd 604- 284-5155

Steveston Village Vietnamese 120-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-370-3709

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

Steveston Cannery Cafe 3711 Moncton St 604-272-1222 Steveston Coffee Co. 110-3511 Moncton St 604-275-1983 Steveston Pizza Co. 100-3400 Moncton St 604-204-0777

Subway 3-3740 Chatham St 604-274-8850

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

Tapenade Bistro

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

(ad p. 5)

3711 Bayview St 604-275-5188 The Crab King 3540 Bayview St (floating)

Waves Coffee 12231 First Ave 604-448-9283

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Starbucks Coffee 4011 Bayview St 604-204-0288

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 Steveston Winemakers 3851 Moncton St 604-275-9463

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

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

A Cake Wish (ad p. 27)

Candy Dish (ad p. 26)

120-3911 Moncton St 604-277-6866 New! Culinary Flavours


160-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-370-4433

Bell’s Bake Shop

Dairy Queen 3900 Steveston Hwy 604-277-0646

(ad p. 10)

110-12211 First Ave 604-284-5152

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

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

D-Original Sausage Haus (ad p. 10) 130-12000 First Ave 604-447-5545

Heidi’s Cookie Creations (ad p. 33)




Specialty | Grocery

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Golden Apple Farm Market 4-3891 Chatham St 604-448-9918

Romania Country Bread 3680 Moncton St 604-304-0170

Steveston Landing Fish 102-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4746

Heringers 190-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-274-6328

Sarah’s Original & Old Fashioned Ice Cream 110-3500 Moncton St 604-204-2600

Steveston Pure Water 7-3740 Moncton St 604-272-8850

Mary’s British Home Store 4-3740 Chatham St 604-274-2261 Mary’s Italian Ice Cream 120-12240 Second Ave 604-277-8210 Minato Food Mart 105-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-271-7732 Nirvana Organics 120-6231 London Rd 604-272-0115 Original Pure Water 115-3571 Chatham St 604-277-7873 Outpost Mini Donut Co. 110-12240 Second Ave 604-448-0005

Screamers Soft Serve Third Ave at Bayview 604-364-8740

Sinfully The Best (ad p. 11)

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

Super Grocer 12051 No. 1 Rd 604-271-2722 The Market at Papi’s 12251 No. 1 Rd (courtyard) 604-277-7444 The Sweet Spot 110-12000 First Ave 604-271-8865 Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt 104-3800 Bayview St and 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. 21)

Chatham Dental Centre (ad p. 33)

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


(ad p. 26)

Steveston Dental Care 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9988

Steveston Smiles (ad p. 41)

3951 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


Education (Private), Arts & Care for Kids (ad p. 23)

200-7380 Westminster Hwy 604-233-5566

New location!

Burke Academy of Dance

(ad p. 18. article p. 34-38) 200-3960 Chatham St 604-271-1271

Defy Gravity Dance Co. 30-11151 Horseshoe Way 604-272-0808 Generation Day Care 1-12320 Trites Rd 778-846-1334 New location!

Gingerbread House PPP 10451 Lassam St 604-204-1008

Pacific Rim Montessori 3720 Broadway St 604-726-8428 Sandcastle Park 8-3060 Chatham St 604-274-8380 St Joseph the Worker Catholic School 4451 Williams Rd 604-277-1115 Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080

Steveston Music Centre 340-12211 First Ave 604-271-3545 The Arts Connection 5 - 12491 No 2 Rd 604-241-0141 Tiny Tots Playhouse 604-285-6013 Tree House Early Learning Centre 100-5500 Andrew Rd 604-277-8224 With Our Own Two Hands 3-3871 Moncton St 778-882-3165

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Oxford Learning

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

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

Education - Public Schools Steveston-London Secondary 6600 Williams Rd 604-668-6668

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

Westwind Elementary 11371 Kingfisher Dr 604-668-6497

Diefenbaker Elementary 4511 Hermitage Dr 604-668-6639

McMath Secondary 4251 Garry St 604-718-4050

Wowk Elementary 5380 Woodwards Rd 604-668-6198

Dixon Elementary 9331 Diamond Rd 604-668-6608

Steves Elementary 10111 Fourth Ave 604-668-6660

Financial Coast Capital 3960 Chatham St 604-517-7000

Edward Jones 120-3671 Chatham St 604-231-7621

Dundee Wealth 100-3688 Chatham St 604-277-1835

FS Financial Strategies 110-3880 Chatham St 604-241-8887

M.J. Bayers CGA (ad p. 26)

604-671-4791 Nielsen & Co. CGA 150-12000 First Ave 604-275-3244



Financial ... con’t

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RBC Royal Bank 3740 Moncton St 604-668-4355

Robel Income Tax Service 105-3631 Chatham St 604-241-7595

Riverside Mortgage Group (ad p. 20)

Seigneuret & Co. CGA (ad p. 33)

118-6033 London Rd 604-274-9000

WealthSmart Financial (ad p. 20)

3251 Chatham St 604-241-4357

210-3911 Moncton St 604-266-0212

Fitness Focus Pilates

Jazzercise Richmond

Russel Sean Fitness

#210 - 3651 Moncton St 604-551-6593


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

(ad p. 33)

Fusion Fitness 310-12211 First Ave 604-275-1110 Gemini Fitness Inc. 115-3800 Chatham St 604-304-9119

(ad p. 27)

Lulu Family Fitness 604-880-1142 Perfect Hearts Yoga 12151 First Ave 604-786-4145

(ad p. 23)

Studio 108 Yoga (ad p. 10)

130-3900 Steveston Hwy New location!

The Pilates Group

(ad p. 18, article p. 34-38) 200 - 3960 Chatham St 778-895-4148

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

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

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


Health | Medical Pangaea Clinic 120-12011 Second Ave 604-275-0163

Steveston Chiropractic 140-12000 First Ave 604-275-9776

Healing River Acupuncture Centre

New location!

Steveston Massage Therapy 120 - 3631 Chatham St 604-272-2747

(ad p. 23)

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

Past Tense Massage Therapy 280-12251 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

Nurse Next Door (ad p. 26)

120-12000 First Ave 604-644-5524

Steveston Acupuncture 290-3651 Moncton St 604-916-3833

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

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

West Richmond Massage 268-3580 Moncton St 604-284-5095

Pets Doggy Six 6-12491 No. 2 Rd 604-271-2525 Little Paws Animal Clinic 130-12011 2nd Ave 604-241-7387

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

SPCA Richmond 7791 Steveston Hwy 604-277-3100

Origins K-9 Academy 604-783-1809

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

Richmond Dog Walking 604-785-1476

Spas, etc B & D Spa Inc. 240-3791 Bayview St 604-304-9005 Cool Secret Spa 115-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-803-5359 Glow Tween Spa & Party 12115 First Ave 604-370-4569

Goegan Spa (ad p. 12)

135-6231 London Rd 604-241-4556 Lacquer Beauty Bar 110-3900 Moncton St 604-275-7575 Papillon Paradise Spa 180-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-271-7717

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

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

Brechin Maclean Photography (ad p. 26) 200-3580 Moncton St 604-277-5787

Design by Fire (ad p. 41) 604-831-9206

Oris Consulting Corp. 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-241-4657 Pacific Design Furniture 105-12417 No. 2 Rd 604-204-0700 Pelham’s Automotive 5-12320 Trites Rd 604-241-1727

Penta Builders Group

Encorp Return-It 2-12320 Trites Rd 604-241-9177

(ad p. 19)

12011 Third Ave 604-244-9594

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

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

Rahama Designs (ad p. 27)


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

RE/MAX Select Realty

Macsimize Computer Services (ad p. 23) 604-271-7896

Mardon Insurance (ad p. 21)

145-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9971

nuHaus (ad p. 20)

Karel Palla & Darryl Sjerven (back page)

604-329-1430 Richard Keevil & John Skapski Law Offices 2nd Flr, 3711 Moncton St 604-204-0050

Sandra Steier Photography (ad p. 22) 778-839-8355


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

Steveston Japanese Language School (ad p. 33)

4111 Moncton St 604-274-4374 Steveston Marine Services 12200 First Ave 604-274-9825 Steveston Real Estate RE/MAX 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7326

Steveston Tattoo Company (ad p. 27)

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 Total Package Computers 100-6111 London Rd 604-241-4000 Zboya Design Inc 604-992-7761


Clothing | Shoes | Accessories Bare Basics Lingerie 3871 Moncton St 604-271-5330 From Seeds to Fashion 150-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-3676


Jet Lag Travel Fashion Boutique 110-12031 Second Ave 604-277-3331 Seas on Shore 150-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-271-5822

Stepin’ Out Shoes 3991 Moncton St 604-304-0602 Steve’s Board Shop 150-12240 Second Ave 778-297-7422


Clothing | Shoes | Accessories ... con’t Violet Hill Boutique 108-12211 No. 1 Rd 604-274-3563

Gifts | Specialty | Decor A Monkey Tree Emporium

(ad p. 10, article p. 14-16) 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


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

Juvelisto 120-3500 Moncton St 604-241-7376

Serendipity’s Backyard 120-12031 First Ave 604-275-1683

It’s Posh 3480 Moncton St

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

Bliss (ad p. 5)

105-12231 First Ave 604-284-5212 Cannery Store 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9006

Nikaido Gifts 150-3580 Moncton St 604-275-0262


(ad p. 25)

100-3580 Moncton St 604-271-1011

Serenity Home Decor 170-3580 Moncton St 604-241-3055

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Treasures Boutique Steveston Village Maternity 140-12240 Second Ave 110-3911 Moncton St 604-275-7119 778-297-7379

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

Kidsupply Clothing Co. 140-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-271-6415

Steveston General Store 101-12071 First Ave 604-272-5272

Richmond Hospital Aux. 3731 Chatham St 604-271-1551

SOS Treasure Cottage 3800 Moncton St 604-274-8866

Specialty Stores Benjamin Moore 150-6020 Steveston Hwy 604-271-2027 Budget Appliances 3831 Moncton St 604-271-0666

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



Specialty Stores ... con’t

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

Phoenix Art Workshop (ad p. 13, 43)

8-3891 Chatham St 604-448-1860 Rod’s Building Supplies 3471 Moncton St 604-277-1191 Steveston Book Store 3760 Moncton St 604-274-3604

Steveston Bicycle & Mobility & Kayak 3-3891 Chatham St 604-271-5544 Steveston Marine & Hardware 3560 Moncton St 604-277-7031 Steveston Pharmacy 101-3811 Chatham St 604-271-2820

Village Bikes 3891 Moncton St 604-274-3865 Village Books & Coffeehouse 130-12031 First Ave 604-272-6601 Wool & Wicker 120-12051 Second Ave 604-275-1239

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


Attractions Britannia Shipyards 5180 Westwater Dr 604-718-8050

Steveston Eco Tours

Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9009

Steveston Post Office, Museum & Visitor Centre

The Sharing Farm

3811 Moncton St 604-271-6868

Vancouver Whale Watch 210-12240 Second Ave 604-274-9565

London Heritage Farm 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220 South Fraser Water Taxi 604-632-0923

(ad p. 3)


(ad p. 2)

Steveston Water Taxi 604-720-0841

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

(ad p. 22)

2631 Westminster Highway

Community Links Army, Navy & Airforce 284 105-11900 No. 1 Rd 604-277-7350 City of Richmond 6911 No. 3 Rd 604-276-4000 Richmond Lions Club


Rotary Club of Steveston

Steveston Farmers Market Third Ave & Moncton St

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

(ad p. 32, 40)

Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080 Steveston Community Police 4371 Moncton St Non-emerg: 604-713-2323

Steveston Farmers Market Third Ave & Moncton St Steveston No. 2 Firehall 11011 No. 2 Rd Non-Emergency 604-278-5131


Community Links ... con’t Steveston Merchants Association (ad p. 33) PO Box 31856 3811 Moncton St

Steveston Salmon Festival 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080

SPORTS Basketball

Richmond Youth Basketball Drive Basketball Bicycle

Atlantis Programs Pedalheads Bike Camps Bowling

The Zone Bowling

Richmond Pitch & Putt Golf Richmond Rugby

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

Richmond Youth Soccer

Steveston Judo

TSS Academy at Sportstown

Steveston Karate Club


Steveston Kendo

(ad p. 17)


Cartwheels Inc.


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


Panther Cheer Athletics

Richmond Curling Club Red Colt Equestrian Farm Field Sports

Richmond Boys Fastball Richmond City Baseball Richmond Girls Softball Richmond Cricket Club Richmond Girls Field Hockey Richmond Girls Soccer Kajaks Track & Field Club Richmond Lacrosse Richmond Minor Football

Martial Arts

Richmond Gymnastics Club Hockey

Richmond Ball Hockey Richmond Cosom Hockey Richmond Ravens Female Hockey Richmond Minor Hockey Richmond Sockeyes

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Steveston Harbour Authority 12740 Trites Rd 604-272-5539

Connaught Skating Club Richmond Arenas Richmond Oval Richmond Ringette Richmond Rockets Speed Skating Swimming

Richmond Kigoos Richmond Rapids Swim Club

Steveston Outdoor Pool (ad p. 3)

4151 Moncton St 604-238-8030 Richmond Youth Roller Hockey

Seafair Minor Hockey

VPW Synchronized Swimming


(ad p. 39)

Steveston Hockey

Extreme Air Park 604-244-5867


August - September 2013 Steveston Insider Calendar

Aug 2, 9, 16 23 & 30 Aug 3

Washing the Past 11am-4pm at Town Square park surrounding Steveston Museum. Explore the museum’s park filled with clotheslines and washing areas and try using traditional tubs and scrub boards. Buy beautiful soap from local artisans. Kids can make a clothespin doll, a popular toy from the past.

Aug 4, 18

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Summer Market, 10am-4pm. Artistry, produce, chef in the market and entertainers. Corner of Third Ave and Moncton St. Dates: Aug 4, 18; Sep 1, 15, 29.

Aug 5

BC Day statutory holiday

Aug 9-11 Richmond Maritime Festival 10am-6pm at Britannia Shipyards. Learn local lore and try your hand at a variety of arts and crafts. Enjoy food, music, artists, storytellers, dancers, drummers all weekend and a kickoff outdoor concert on Friday from 6-7pm. Visit the bounty of beautiful boats moored at the dock, including the tall ship Lady Washington, as seen in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: Generations and the television series, Once Upon a Time. Free and fun for all ages. Aug 10


Music at the Cannery, 6:30pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Summer music series every Friday night until August 30th, rain or shine. Shows start at 6:30pm, but arrive early to ensure a seat. Admission by donation.

Steveston Rotary Duck Race, 11am, riverfront boardwalk between No. 1 Rd and Britannia Shipyards. First ever Steveston rubber duck race. $5 to adopt a duck. Tickets at Splash Toy Shop.

(ad p. 32)

Aug 11

Try Hockey with Seafair Minor Hockey Association. 11am–1pm at Richmond Ice Centre – Coliseum Rink. (see ad p. 39)

Aug 17-Sep 1

Salmon Row, 8pm, Britannia Shipyards. A true theatrical spectacle, employing a multicultural cast of 31 professional actors and musicians to tell the compelling stories of the people who worked in the fishing and canning industries. No shows Monday. 90 minutes, no intermission. Some seating is provided, but you may wish to bring a pillow or a blanket for extra comfort. Wear warm clothing. For children 10 years and up. Rain or shine. for tickets.

Aug 17

Picnic in the Past - Japan Style. 11am-4pm at Town Square park surrounding Steveston Museum. Bring a filled bento box and listen to Japanese-inspired music and try crafts as the diverse heritage of Steveston is celebrated.

Aug 18

Family Farm Fair at London Heritage Farm. 12-5pm. Petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, face painting, live entertainment, Richmond Art Gallery’s “Art Truck”, bake sale, craft fair, demos, concession. Most of the activities are free with gate admission, $2 adults, $1 seniors & teens, free for children under 12. The Farm House, Tea Room and Gift Shop will be open, and house tours will be offered.

August - September 2013 Car Boot Sale, 9am-noon. Steveston Community Centre parking lot. Sell and search for new and used treasures at this unique parking lot sale. Rain or shine. To book a space ($13) to sell items, call 604-238-8080

Aug 21

Summer Music, Movies and More, 6:30-7:30 pm. Steveston Community Centre. Bring your family to Steveston park and enjoy listening to Edmond Wong perform 60’s pop and rock & roll!

Aug 24

4th Annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival. Entertainment, kid’s arts and crafts, great vendors, food, exciting dragon boat races. Cheer your favourite team. Britannia Shipyards at Westwater Dr and Railway Ave.

Aug 25

Garlic Festival. 11am-4pm. Terra Nova Rural Park. Try fresh, locallygrown garlic along with pickled garlic scapes, fresh garlic bread, ovenbaked pizzas and garlic ice cream! (ad p. 22)

Aug 25

Richmond Arenas Open House. 1-5pm at Richmond Ice Centre. Free public skating and activities.

Aug 28

Steveston Rotary RCMP Musical Ride at Twin Oaks Equestrian Centre. 5:30pm (ad p. 40)

Sep 1, 15, 29

Steveston Farmers & Artisans Summer Market, 10am-4pm. Artistry, produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers. Corner of Third Ave and Moncton St.

Sep 2

Labour Day statutory Holiday

Sept 3

First day back to school, SD#38

Sep 7

Advertising deadline for Steveston Insider

Sep 8

SPCA Paws for a Cause - Richmond Walk - Garry Point Park. Registration 11:30am. Show your commitment today to saving animal lives by participating. The goal is to raise $1 million dollars for the animals of B.C.

Sep 14

Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival - Gulf of Georgia Cannery 11am-4pm. Learn about ocean-friendly seafood and healthy waterways. Cooking demos, food tasting, and live entertainment.

Sep 15

Terry Fox Run - Garry Point Park, Steveston 10am-12pm

Sep 21

Grand Prix of Art (ad p. 43)

Sep 22

First day of fall

Sep 27-29

Culture Days. A collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

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