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RECREATION AND LEISURE

Jewish Family Services – 604-558-5719 (Care Line) Senior Services 604-257-5151 (Office)

(Care Management Program) 201 - 475 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W9 Email: info@jfsvancouver.ca www.jfsvancouver.ca JFS’ care managers provide services such as intake and assessment, advocacy, supportive counselling, and information and referrals, with the goal to have seniors live with independence and autonomy. They are knowledgeable about community resources such as adult day care, therapeutic lunches, recreational, social and mental stimulation programs. Care Management services may be short-term or continue for several years. Please contact the Jewish Family Services Community Care Line at 604558-5719 for assistance, available 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm and/or contact the Office at 604-257-5151 for more information of JFS’ various programs offered for Seniors.

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Richmond Multicultural Community Services 604-279-7160

210 - 7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5 Email: info@rmcs.bc.ca www.rmcs.bc.ca Provides leadership in helping the community to achieve inter-cultural harmony. Provides services to immigrant and refugee communities in Richmond. Plays an important role in the settlement, education, and integration of immigrants. Strives to welcome newcomers by assisting with their settlement needs such as language development, job search skills, and networking skills within the community. Hosts a range of programs, training sessions, and community events to facilitate and promote multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusiveness in Richmond.

Richmond Women’s Resource Centre 604-279-7060

110 - 7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 3Z5 Email: office.rwrc@shawcable.com www.richmondwomenscentre.bc.ca Provides a supportive environment in which all women are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential. Services include information and referral, peer support, a volunteer program, training services, and a resource library. Provides English conversation classes, computer training, a single mother’s support group, a grandmother’s support group, and more. Some programs require membership, for more information please contact us Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 3:00pm. Visit the website or contact the office for updated information on classes.

Service BC

Various Locations

604-660-2421 TDD: 604-775-0303

www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca

1-800-663-7867

Provides front-line support for many of the hundreds of programs and services that the provincial government offers to residents, businesses, and visitors. The Service BC Contact Centre (Enquiry BC) can help you find what you need, and representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time). Contact Service BC for assistance via telephone, email or in-person. For in-person services, find the nearest Service BC location that offers the service you need by visiting their website.

Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG) 604-279-7020

#190 - 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 3Z5 Email: info@rcrg.org www.rcrg.org Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG) is a hub for volunteering and giving. It’s also a direct service provider, operating a variety of programs designed to enhance community life.

Information & Referral Services

Provides community information & referral services. Offers brochures, pamphlets, maps, guides and many government forms at the Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives office in the Richmond Caring Place. Maintains the Richmond Community Services Directory, available online at RCRG.org.

Seniors Community Support Services - Seniors Community Connections

Trained volunteers provide free information & referral regarding community services for seniors aged 55 and older. Assists seniors in navigating through government systems and in filling out application forms. Topics include pensions, income tax, citizenship and permanent residency, medical plan, PharmaCare, legal resources, housing, shelter aid for renters, and more. Service is accessible in a variety of languages depending on the availability of volunteers. The Seniors Information Line is accessible to answer questions about benefits and entitlements. To make an appointment with a volunteer Seniors Information & Referral Counsellor or to contact the Seniors Information Line, call 604-279-7020, 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday. The Richmond Seniors Directory provides community information; printed copies are available annually throughout the city or directly through RCRG.

City of Richmond Community Centres

www.richmond.ca/parksrec/centres/locations.htm Richmond has nine community centres, some of which have seniors’ coordinators and offer special programs for seniors. A variety of classes and programs are available. Program details are available on the City of Richmond’s website at: www.richmond.ca.

Cambie Community Centre 604-238-8399

12800 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC V6V 0A9 Email: cambie@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/parksrec/centres/cambiecentre/cambie.htm Maintains three gyms, a fitness centre, dance/group fitness studio, a games room, meeting rooms. Offers a wide variety of recreational and sports programs. Adjacent to King George Community Park.

City Centre Community Centre 604-204-8588

105 - 5900 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6X 0L9 Email: citycentre@richmond.ca citycentrecc.ca The City Centre Community Centre provides inclusive, social, cultural and recreational events, programs and services to build healthy individuals, families and community. Provides over 28,000 square feet of community space and features a wide variety of registered and drop-in programs for Preschool, Children, Youth, Adults, and Older Adults (55+). Programs are managed and offered out of multiple satellite locations at various schools and centres.

Hamilton Community Centre 604-238-8055

5140 Smith Drive, Richmond, BC V6V 2W5 Email: hamilton@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/hamilton Attached to the Hamilton Elementary School. Facilities include a kitchen, three multipurpose rooms, one meeting room, and a fitness centre. Shares the gym with the Hamilton Elementary School. Offers programs for tots, children, youth, and adults of all ages.

Lang Community Centre 604-233-8910

140-8279 Saba Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 4B6 Email: citycentre@richmond.ca Once the primary City Centre community facility, this facility is now the satellite facility to City Centre Community Centre that supplements the needs of the community. This facility is part of a mixed residential and retail complex at Saba Road and Buswell Street. Facilities include 2 multipurpose rooms, office space, and a small lounge.

Sea Island Community Centre 604-238-8000

7140 Miller Road, Richmond, BC V7B 1L4 Email: seaisland@richmond.ca richmond.ca/parksrec/centres/seaislandcentre/seaisland.htm Offers a variety of programs for all ages. Facilities include a community hall and playground. Makes use of nearby tennis courts, the Sea Island School gym, and the facilities of Burkeville Park. A multi-purpose room and community hall are also on site.

South Arm Community Centre 604-238-8060

8880 Williams Road, Richmond, BC V7A 1G6 Email: southarm@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/southarm Offers a wide range of facilities and programs for people of all ages. Facilities include a gymnasium, aerobics room, fitness centre, family games room, multipurpose rooms, and halls for rentals. Houses a Community Police Station.

Steveston Community Centre 604-238-8080

4111 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC V7E 3A8 Email: stevestoncc@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/steveston Facilities include a gymnasium, multipurpose meeting rooms, three indoor tennis courts, a squash court, a fitness centre, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, a martial arts facility, and a branch of the Richmond Public Library. A wide variety of programs are offered for people of all ages. Also has an active teen group, a seniors group, and a pre-school. The park includes two outdoor tennis courts and a practice wall, a lacrosse box, two softball diamonds, a fitness track, playground, picnic area, and an outdoor pool.

Thompson Community Centre 604-238-8422

5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V7C 1E6 Email: thompson@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/parksrec/centres/thompsoncentre/thompson.htm Facilities include a multi-purpose room, activity room, banquet hall, a gymnasium, a fully equipped fitness room, mezzanine, two kitchens, and outside playgrounds. The park has soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, tennis courts with lights, a roller hockey/lacrosse box with lights, and walking paths. A variety of programs are offered for people of all ages.

West Richmond Community Centre 604-238-8400

9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond, BC V7E 6L5

Email: westrich@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/westrichmond

Connected to Hugh Boyd Secondary School and is located south of Francis Road on

No. 1 Road. A wide variety of programs are offered for people of all ages such as childcare programs, special events, fitness programs, youth opportunities, and adult and seniors activities.

City of Richmond – Aquatic Services 604-448-5353

14300 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, BC V3W 1K3 Email: aquatics@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/aquatics Richmond has two indoor pool facilities operating year round, which offer public swimming, saunas, whirlpools and other services. There are also two outdoor seasonal pools. Call 604-276-4300 for public swim information. Programs and schedules are available on the City of Richmond’s website: www.richmond.ca.

Minoru Centre for Active Living 604-233-6225

7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 http://www.richmond.ca/aquatics | www.minorucentre.ca Include two 25 metre pools and one large leisure pool, a 1m diving board, rock wall, drop slide and double wide slide, two hot tubs, a cold plunge pool, two saunas, a steam room, large fitness centre with cardio equipment, and free weights with many fitness class options. Subsidies are accepted and can be processed through the registration call centre at 604-276-4300 Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

South Arm Outdoor Pool 604-238-8035

10100 South Arm Place, Richmond, BC V7A 2E1 www.richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/outdoor.htm An outdoor family pool with two water slides, a large picnic area, and a wading pool for children. Located east of South Arm Community Centre. Open only during the summer months. Subsidies are accepted and can be processed through the registration call centre at 604-276-4300 Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Steveston Outdoor Pool 604-238-8030

4151 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC V7E 3A8 www.richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/outdoor.htm Located in Steveston Park next to the Steveston Community Centre, the 25-metre outdoor pool is heated with a 3-metre slide and offers a shallow tot pool for youngsters. Subsidies are accepted and can be processed through the registration call centre at 604-276-4300 Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Watermania 604-448-5353

14300 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3 www.richmond.ca/parksrec/pools/watermania.htm Part of the Riverport Sports and Entertainment Complex located off of Highway 99 via exit 32, Steveston Highway East. Facility features include a 25/50 metre competition pool, 1- and 3-metre spring boards, a 5-metre tower, a wave pool

with interactive play structure and water features, two waterslides, two whirlpools, a steam room, sauna, fitness centre with cardio equipment and free weights, a sports therapy clinic, birthday party/meeting rooms and concession. Subsidies are accepted and can be processed through the registration call centre at 604-2764300 Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

City of Richmond - Accessibility and Inclusion 604-276-4390

6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 2C1 Email: melanie.burner@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/services/communitysocialdev/accessibility/ Ensure that everyone who lives, works or visits Richmond is able to participate in all aspects of community life. Identify and remove barriers to participation so the built environment, programs, and services of the City are open, accessible and appropriate for everyone; regardless of income or ability. Develops opportunities and support for individuals with disabilities, living on low income, or from ethno-cultural groups.

No Cost or Low Cost Community Meals and Food Programs 604-276-4300

No cost or low-cost community meals and food programs in Richmond can be found at: www.richmond.ca/__shared/ assets/2022noorlowcostcommunitymealsandfoodprograms62706.pdf. Please call the City of Richmond at 604-276-4300 for more details. Pamphlet has been last updated in May 2022.

Recreation Access Card 604-247-4692

For Richmond residents living with a permanent disability that impairs daily living. Card holders receive a 50% discount for drop-in activities at City recreation facilities, some restrictions apply.

Recreation Fee Subsidy Program 604-247-4909

5599 Lynas Lane

Richmond, BC V7C 5B2

Email: subsidy@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/subsidy

Supports Richmond residents of all ages who are experiencing financial hardship to access a wide variety of cultural, sport, and recreational programs offered through the City of Richmond and Community Associations and Societies. Proof of income is required to determine eligibility for the program.

City of Richmond Program Registration Line 604-276-4300

Email: leisure@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/register Register online, by phone or in person at recreation and cultural facilities where debit, cheque and cash are accepted. To register for programs, a Client and PIN # is required, including a Visa, MasterCard or American Express number with expiry date and the Course Number(s) from the Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide. For a complete listing of courses check the Recreation and Culture Guide link. Also supports Registered Visits, registration for the following week’s Registered Visits start online and through the Call Centre at noon on the Monday one week prior. Contact the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, open from Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Richmond Public Library 604-231-6413

Various Locations www.yourlibrary.ca Borrow books, magazines, movies and audio books or download eBooks, digital magazines, stream movies and music. It’s all free with your library card. Take part in daily family storytimes or explore a wide variety of events and programs for all ages on topics ranging from literacy, health, finance and education to 3D printing and other digital technologies. Most programs are offered in English; some are offered in Mandarin or Cantonese. Enjoy free wireless internet and use of library computers for email, research, job hunting, connecting with others and more. Printing, photocopying, and scanning services are available at all branches.

Cambie Branch

150 - 11590 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z5

604-273-6462

Ironwood Branch

8200 - 11688 Steveston Highway, Richmond, BC V7A 1N6

Brighouse Branch

100 - 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8

604-231-6468

604-231-6413

Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans #284 604-277-5444

105 - 11900 No. 1 Road, Richmond, BC V7E 1S9 Email: anafclub284secretary@gmail.com anaf284.ca A veterans group that provides social activities for its members, sponsors numerous community activities, and raises funds for various charities.

Community Gardens 604-244-7377

Various Locations Provide a place to enjoy organic gardening, also provides opportunities for city residents to grow food, socialize with other gardeners, share knowledge, and build community. The food grown in each plot belongs to the registered gardeners. They cannot be used or sold for any commercial purposes. There are currently 12 community gardens: Brighouse, Cook, Garratt, Garden City. General Currie, Gilbert Road, King George Park, Paulik Park, Railway, Richmond Secondary (for seniors only), Riverport, and Terra Nova. There is also a commmunity seed library open to members of the community through a membership program. To become a community gardener, register by calling or visiting Urban Bounty. For plot fees and garden locations, visit https://www.urbanbounty.ca/programs/welcome-to-the-community-gardens/locationsand-site-details/

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism™ 604-681-6609 1-888-TAI-CHI-1

88 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R5 Email: vancouver@taoist.org www.taoist.org A moving meditation that reduces stress and helps you find joy. Physically it will make you energetic, balanced, strong and supple. Taoism teaches that health comes when the body, mind and spirit work together in harmony.

Gateway Theatre 604-270-6500

6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond, British Columbia V7C 3V4 Email: info@gatewaytheatre.com www.gatewaytheatre.com Enriches the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts, collaboration, and community-building. Gateway is a vital member of the professional theatre scene in the Lower Mainland providing live performances, high-quality performing arts classes accessible to youth ages 6-18 via the Gateway Academy, and venue space for professional and community producers. Gateway Theatre has been adopting a radical new vision in its programming and initiatives, challenging long-held assumptions about theatre and who it serves by cultivating a variety of free, community-driven initiatives in addition to its traditional performances.

Gateway Theatre Artistic Offerings 604-270-1812

Email: boxoffice@gatewaytheatre.com

Engage with diverse audiences and support the work and creative talents of artists from under-represented communities through theatrical activities for families and digital artistic offerings. Hosts a variety of performing arts-related offerings throughout the year. See www.gatewaytheatre.com for details.

Jewish Family Services 604-257-5151

201 - 475 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W9 Email: info@jfsvancouver.ca www.jfsvancouver.ca Guided by the wisdom and values of our Jewish traditions, JFS delivers a continuum of social services throughout the Lower Mainland to individuals and families, of all ages and stages of life, supporting them to live healthy and productive lives.

Richmond Arts Centre 604-247-8329

180 - 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 Email: artscentre@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/artscentre Located in the Richmond Cultural Centre, the Arts Centre offers a wide range of visual and performing arts classes. Classes are available for almost every age group and ability, from 6 months to adult. Visit website to register for programs online.

Richmond Art Gallery Association 604-247-8300

180 - 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 1R9 Email: gallery@richmond.ca www.richmondartgallery.org Features Canadian artworks that explore ideas relevant to the world today. Presents an innovative and diverse program of exhibitions, workshops, and lectures, as well as outreach programs that focus on contemporary art and art issues. Free admission.

Artist Talks Art Events and Programs

The Gallery hosts various artist talks, workshops, performances and events both onsite and online throughout the year. Topics vary in relation to each exhibition.

Richmond Chinese Community Society 604-270-7222

205 - 8271 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A7 Email: info@rccs.ca www.rccs.ca Promotes the spirit of community service amongst those with a Chinese ethnic background. Provides a variety of services and programs to the community such as Tai Chi, English Corner Class, Drama Class, Senior Choir Group, Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy, and more. Services are available in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. Also organizes annual special events such as Chinese New Year Celebrations, Community Dinner, Arts & Cultural Festival, Seniors Health Fair, Seniors Lunch Party, Mid-Autumn Festival, Children Drawing Contest, Annual Fundraising Dinner Gala, and more.

Richmond Community Concert Band

Email: moosie@telus.net www.richmondconcertband.ca Promotes the development and performance of live music at the community level. Rehearses weekly and provides music at civic functions including the Salmon Festival Parade and the Remembrance Day Ceremony, at concerts, various public locations in the City of Richmond, and at seniors centres and residences. New experienced members are welcomed.

Richmond Cultural Centre 604-247-8300

7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 Emal: culturalcentre@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/culturalcentre Houses the City of Richmond Archives, Richmond Arts Centre, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Museum, and the Richmond Media Lab. It is adjacent to the Brighouse branch of the Public Library. Offers free public events such as, concerts and lectures. Rooms are available for rental. Visit the website for a schedule of events.

Richmond Golden Rods and Reels 604-279-5531

Email: jdwells@telus.net www.richmondgoldenrodsandreels.com An active fishing club for seniors who are 40 years of age & older. Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except December) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for club business at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. The centre is located on the Steveston Community Centre property. Following the meeting, some members go to lunch at a local restaurant. The club also organizes fishing trips, socials and more. For more information, contact Peggy Halliday at 604-940-3967, John Wells 604-279-5531, or Bert Williams at 604-857-0117.

Richmond Museum 604-247-8300

7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 Email: museum@richmond.ca www.richmondmuseum.ca A place to explore, reflect and discover the many stories of Richmond. The museum features school and public programs, and regularly changing exhibits that highlight diverse themes which reveal Richmond’s past, and look to the future.

Richmond Nature Park Society 604-238-6188

11851 Westminster Highway, Richmond, British Columbia V6X 1B4 Email: nature@richmond.ca www.richmond.ca/naturepark Dedicated to conservation and environmental education at the Richmond Nature Park. Offers programs and events for all ages throughout the year as well as curriculum-related programs for visiting school groups. Volunteer opportunities include conservation projects and involvement with programs and events. The Nature House is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm while the park is open from dawn until dusk. Over 86 hectares of park land provide an opportunity for a quiet stroll, or exploration of the bog, a look at wildlife, or a visit to the Nature House. Admission to the Nature House and Nature Park is free. Programs change seasonally.