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News readers tell us what tops the list in our 2017 edition of ...

Best of Richmond

... Cade and Cooper Swanson tell us that the best way to spend a sunny afternoon in Richmond is on the dyke with your bro


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elcome to our 2017 edition of The Best of Richmond. Here, we list the winners in our month-long campaign in which we asked you, our readers, to tell us what you believe to be the best businesses and services in town. Whether it be for shopping, dining or having your pet groomed, let this be your guide. Look for the Best of Richmond logo displayed in the windows of winning merchants. It tells you this business is the number one pick among the record-setting 5,000 entries sent in by our readers. But a community is about more than commerce, which is why we’re also featuring some standout individuals who have helped put Richmond on the map in the areas of service, athletics and the arts. Richmond is blessed with a host of creative and community-minded folks who have helped grow this city. So, enjoy this special section and get to know some of the people and places that make Richmond the best city to live in.

Evan Dunfee Olympic hero Evan Dunfee is not only proud to call Richmond his home, he has embraced it by helping out and being a role model in a variety of ways. The race walker put his sport on the map in a big way in the 50 km event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games — showing tremendous courage and sportsmanship with a national record fourth place finish. As he continues to work his way to being a medal favourite at the 2020 Tokyo Games, Evan finds the time to be an ambassador for Kidsport and ViaSport’s anti-bullying campaign. He’s also a vocal advocate for clean, drug-free sport. Being a leading spokesperson for so many causes shows how far the McNair secondary graduate has come from being a “shy, awkward and unconfident kid” and how sport has changed his life. Now he is determined to give back to the next generation by helping them better understand that sport can make a difference in their lives, too. How do you keep healthy in Richmond? I can be found out walking around (literally around) the city almost everyday. What’s your favourite movie/book?

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Favourite movie would probably be In Bruges. What’s your favourite Richmond park? Minoru Park. What’s top on your bucket list? Visiting Iceland. What’s your favourite meal? Can’t beat a Legendary burger, endless fries and a

chocolate shake from White Spot (not at all looking for a sponsorship…)

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

What’s your favourite sports team?

No idea, I’m not a celebrity person.

I find myself watching less and less professional sport these days, but I try to stay up to date on all of our Team Canada results.

What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why?

What’s your favourite song?

I grew up in the South Arm area and did a lot of my training along the dyke there. Hard to beat looking south on a gorgeous training day and see the occasional kayaker out on the glistening water and then looking north towards the mountains.

500 miles by The Proclaimers. In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond? Community. Olympic Oval. Flat.


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Bianco Go Bianca Go and her family immigrated to Richmond from The Philippines when she was two-years-old and it was at a Chinese New Year’s celebration years later where she became intrigued with wushu — a modern exhibition of traditional martial arts. Today, the 17-year-old is a prominent member of the national wushu team, representing Canada at major international competitions. To accommodate her busy schedule, Go is attending Magee secondary school in Vancouver, which offers a program called SPARTS, that accommodates highperformance athletes and their demanding extracurricular activities. She was recently named 2016 Richmond Youth Female Athlete of the Year and is often at the gym teaching wushu to children.

How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

What’s your favourite meal?

I have wushu training at the Wang Heng Wushu Taichi Institute, located in Richmond, at least five times a week. I also take ballet classes and teach dance to children at the Cambie Community Centre.

Sushi Vancouver Canucks

What’s your favourite movie/book?

What’s your favourite song?

Tangled.

Sorry, by Justin Bieber.

What’s your favourite Richmond park?

In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond?

Adele — She is one of my favourite artists and is one of the few that remain down to earth. Although she grows in popularity, Adele never loses sight of her true self and does not let her fame override her personality.

What’s your favourite sports team?

Minoru Park.

What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? North Arm — I pass by the North Arm of the Fraser River every time I travel to my workplace and gym. I love how calm and quiet the north arm is, as it always soothes me when I am caught up with my busy lifestyle.

Nature. Multiculturalism. Safety.

What’s top on your bucket list?

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

To travel to Japan.

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Dr. Erik Swartz Dr. Erik Swartz was born and raised in Vancouver and Richmond, respectively, and attended medical school at UBC. He is currently head of pediatrics for Vancouver Coastal Health/Providence Health Care and head of pediatrics at Richmond Hospital. He is also a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at UBC. Before returning to Richmond, he had a weekly television segment on Global Morning News in Edmonton. Dr. Swartz takes care of babies and children at both Richmond Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital. His hobbies include long-distance running and spending time with his two daughters. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

What’s your favourite sports team?

Long-distance running along the dyke.

Charlestown Chiefs from the movie Slapshot.

What’s your favourite movie/ book?

What’s your favourite song? Let’s Go Crazy - Prince and the Revolution.

Movie — The Big Lebowski; Book — House of God. What’s your favourite Richmond park?

In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond?

Terra Nova Rural Park.

Water all around.

What’s top on your bucket list?

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

Travel through eastern Europe with my family.

Rodney Dangerfield.

What’s your favourite meal?

What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River? And why?

Friday night dinners with my wife and daughters.

Middle Arm — I love to watch the float planes landing.

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1) Parker Place Meat & BBQ 2) HK BBQ Master 3) Richmond Public Market

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1) Richmond Centre 2) Lansdowne Centre 3) Aberdeen Centre

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1) The Buck & Ear 2) Millenium 3) K-Fever

1) Cora 2) White Spot 3) Denny’s

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SUSHI

1) Steveston Village Vietnamese 2) Green Lemongrass 3) Pho Lan

1) Blue Canoe 2) No. 9 3) Gudrun

INDIAN

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1) Blue Canoe 2) Flying Beaver 3) Pier 73

LATE NIGHT EATS

1) Kisamo’s 2) Felico’s 3) Opa!

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1) Britannia Brewing 2) The Catch 3) Urban Jamaica

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1) Blue Canoe 2) Gudrun 3) Steveston Seafood House

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Craig Richmond Craig Richmond is president and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA), a community-based, not-for-profit organization, which receives no government funding. Born in Vancouver and raised in Kamloops, Richmond assumed his role at VAA on July 1, 2013. Previously, he held positions with Vantage Airport Group, as CEO of six different airports in three different countries. From 1995 to 2006, Richmond worked in a variety of operational roles for the airport authority, including vice-president, operations. With an MBA from University of Manitoba, Richmond also served at home and abroad as a Canadian Armed Forces fighter pilot. He serves on the Canadian Airports Council’s board of directors and is chair of the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council.

How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

Three months in the south of France.

aspects of Richmond?

Walks along Chester Johnson Park (at YVR Airport) and running on the treadmill at home.

What’s your favourite meal?

My wife’s hometown.

What’s your favourite movie/book?

Dungeness crab. What’s your favourite sports team?

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

The original Blade Runner movie.

Vancouver Canucks.

The airport CEO.

What’s your favourite Richmond park?

What’s your favourite song?

Chester Johnson Park.

Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots.

What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why?

What’s top on your bucket list?

In three words, describe your favourite

The Middle Arm, because float planes land there.

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Camryn Rogers It was an after-school visit to Minoru Park and her first encounter with a legendary coach that would change Camryn Rogers’ life forever. She was convinced to give the Kajaks Track and Field Club a try and was introduced to the hammer throw by the late Richard Collier. He quickly won the 13-year-old over and Rogers soon discovered she was pretty good at it, too. Over the next three years, she would blossom into one of the top throwers in the country and eventually earned a full-ride scholarship to the University of California-Berkeley, where she is headed in September.

How do you keep healthy in Richmond? Keeping healthy in Richmond, I find, is very easy! Food-wise, it is always just about keeping a wellbalanced diet and exercise-wise (when I don’t have training) I enjoy going on walks and biking in the summer. What’s your favourite movie/book? For books, my favourite right now is Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice and for movies, I could watch Inception, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Dark Knight every day and be happy for the rest of my life! Plus any documentary I find. What’s your favourite Richmond park?

Minoru would have to be one of my favourite parks. At the northern end is a sort of private garden with a pond and lots of trees and flowers, which are beautiful in the spring/summer. What’s on top of your bucket list? I absolutely love travelling and you learn so many things from different cultures. I hope to step foot on all seven continents. What’s your favourite food? I would have to say spanakopita, Greek food is so delicious! What’s your favourite sports team?

I actually do not have a favourite sports team as I enjoy watching so many different ones. What’s your favourite song? My favourite song changes all the time. In three words, what’s your favourite aspects of Richmond? Sushi. People. Ocean. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River? And why? I love the South Arm because I grew up here in Steveston; it’s a very cute village with lots of great people, and a nice view of the river.

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Harold Cross If it’s around noon, you can pretty much be assured Harold Cross is sitting down for lunch. You could probably set your watch by him, because he’s been dining at the same place virtually every day, for the past 35 years. In fact, Cross, who is 96, started eating there long before Harold’s Bistro & Bar at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel adopted his name. Back then, it was called the Wayfaring Tree at the old Richmond Inn, a place he and his late wife, Jeanne, decided would be their preferred lunch destination during their retirement. “We decided that we needed something that made us get up, get dressed and go out every day,” said Cross. “That’s how this all started.” About a decade ago, restaurant management asked Cross if he’d mind lending his name to the eatery. Since then, Cross has had his very own table and chair with a small plaque denoting him as the honoured guest. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

What’s top on your bucket list?

I have a set routine. Every day I get up and get ready to come to the restaurant here at what used to be the Richmond Inn and is now the Sheraton.

I’m 96-years-old. I don’t think I’ve got anything left on my bucket list!

What’s your favourite movie/book?

My favourite meal is the Fraser chicken here at Harold’s for dinner. It’s a grilled piece of chicken in a very nice (light chicken jus) sauce, served with a nice bunch of vegetables, like carrots and mashed potatoes.

Movie? It’s gotta be Midway. I served in the Aleutian Islands during the (Second World) war and the Japanese invaded there as a way of trying to divert attention away from the Pacific and Midway. That was a movie which was as true to life as it could be. What’s your favourite Richmond park? Minoru Park, no question. If I want to go for a walk, that’s the place I’ll go.

What’s your favourite meal?

What’s your favourite sports team? I’m a (Toronto) Blue Jays fan in the summer and in the fall, it’s the BC Lions. Can’t say I’m a hockey fan. What’s your favourite song? It’s the aria from Carmen. I love the classical stuff.

In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond? Clean. Beautiful. Friendly. If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? That’s a hard question. I don’t really know how to answer that one. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? That’s pretty easy. It’s the South Arm because of the history and appeal to tourists. I volunteered at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery for a number of years and found the history there just fascinating.

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Sarah Drewery Sarah Drewery, the Sharing Farm’s new executive director, is originally from England, but became a Canadian citizen in 2014. “I’m really new to Richmond, so I can’t count myself as having made a huge impact on the community yet,” she said. “However, through my work as executive director of the Sharing Farm, I do get to be part of an incredible organization that has been changing lives in Richmond since 2002. And that entails growing food on city land in Terra Nova Park and donating the produce to the Richmond Food Bank and community meal programs. “It’s such a wonderful place to work with such an inspiring mandate; I feel very lucky to be here.”

How do you keep healthy in Richmond? I cycle everywhere; I love cycling along the dyke to work (except when there is a headwind!). What’s your favourite movie/book? My favourite book is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. There are so many complex ideas in that book, presented with incredibly clarity. What’s your favourite Richmond park? Terra Nova Park! It’s so beautiful out here. I love the wildlife, the views and, of course, The Sharing Farm! What’s top on your bucket list?

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I’d like to build my own eco house. That dream is quite a long way off yet, though! What’s your favourite meal? Something made with fresh produce, straight from the farm. What’s your favourite sports team? I’m afraid I really don’t like sports, sorry sports fans! What’s your favourite song? It sounds a bit morbid, but I’ve always loved Sanctus from Fauré’s Requiem. In three words, describe your favourite

aspects of Richmond? Farming. Community. Ocean. If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? Mrs. Vassilyev (Guinness World Record holder for mother of the most children — 69), because Richmond’s farmland, like her, is so fertile! What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? Middle Arm, because I spend time by it every day on my cycle to the farm.


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1) Stepin Out 2) Ronsons 3) Browns

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Patrick Metcalfe Having begun his soccer career with Richmond FC when he was five, Patrick Metcalfe figures he has kicked a ball around on every field in the city. Growing up in Steveston, he attended St. Joseph the Worker elementary and is still close with many friends from there. Metcalfe completed secondary school at Vancouver College and is now attending UBC. The 18-year-old has always thrived in soccer, coming through Richmond’s Metro program and playing on provincial teams, before joining Fusion, of the B.C. Soccer Premier League. It was during his final season when the talented midfielder attracted the attention of Vancouver Whitecaps scouts and was signed to their residency program year. Just last month, he inked his first professional contract with Whitecaps FC2. When he is not on the pitch, Metcalfe likes to spend time with his friends, especially at his favourite place to eat — Nandos. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

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I usually go for runs along the dyke and I will also go to the pitch to play soccer.

What’s your favourite meal?

Multicultural. Peaceful. Cuisine.

My favourite meal is a tie between pizza and butter chicken.

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

What’s your favourite sports team?

Keanu Reaves.

What’s your favourite Richmond park?

My favourite other sports team is FC Bayern Munich of Germany.

Hugh Boyd.

What’s your favourite song?

What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why?

What’s top on your bucket list?

At the moment it is Element by Kendrick Lamar.

The top choice on my bucket list is to go to outer

In three words, describe your favourite

What’s your favourite movie/book? My favourite movie would have to be Interstellar and my favourite book is The Great Gatsby.

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Nikita Afonso Newly-minted Richmond resident Nikita Afonso, who grew up in the Okanagan (Penticton), was the winner in the Best New Talent category at the International Portuguese Music Awards (2017) and was voted Best Musician in the South Okanagan by Okanagan Life Magazine (2015). Afonso, 23, said her music speaks to the heart and touches the soul with folksy melodies and honest lyrics mixed with breathy, yet strong, vocals that captivates audiences from the vibrant young to the charming old. She is professional, creative and enjoys performing for crowds of all sizes, adapting her shows from a duo, trio to a five-piece band full of rich harmonies. She has entertained large crowds at regional music concerts and festivals, as well as the tourists and guests of wine-tasting shops and intimate dining restaurants. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

What’s top on your bucket list?

My favourite way to stay healthy is by going to Richmond’s 30MinuteHit. The trainers there are so encouraging and motivating and I always feel like I get in an excellent workout and start the day off right.

Performing at the Grand Ole Opry is at the top of my bucket list. It has always been a dream of mine to go to Nashville and perform.

What’s your favourite movie/book? I have always loved the musical RENT. It is one of the only movies I can re-watch and still love every second of it. What’s your favourite Richmond park? I like to drive to the end of No. 3 Road and long board along the water or read a book on the benches at the Dyke Trail Dog Park and meet new furry friends!

is A Case Of You by Joni Mitchell. The melodies and lyrics she writes are so inspiring and beautiful. In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond?

What’s your favourite meal?

Friendly and culturally diverse.

Anything breakfast related!

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

What’s your favourite sports team? I love watching the national Portuguese soccer team. Growing up, I remember watching them play the Euro and World cups with the whole family packed in the living room. What’s your favourite song? How does one decide this!? I would have to say that right now my favourite song to listen to and perform

Ed Sheeran — he’s got a little something for everyone’s taste! What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? I personally like the South Arm because it is the closest to every place I tend to travel to most, such as friends, work and beautiful Steveston!

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Eyal Lichtmann Eyal Lichtmann is CEO of Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS), where he just launched a $2 million capital campaign to create a regional animal hospital. He is also a board member of Thompson Community Centre Association. His career has combined business, non-profit sector and social enterprise, where he has been bestowed with national and international awards for best practices. Lichtmann founded the Vancouver Chinese New Year Festivals in the 1990s and, prior to RAPS, worked for a youth-serving agency at UBC, SFU and UVic, where he led a successful, $10 million capital campaign. Lichtmann and wife Mandy live in Terra Nova with their three daughters, as well as a dog and three cats — all rescues. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

What’s top on your bucket list?

Walking dogs on the amazing Richmond dyke and Railway (thank you Richmond for these amazing walkways).

To take my beautiful wife and kids on an African safari trip that is a lifealtering experience.

What’s your favourite movie/book? I grew up seeing my first real animal movie Old Yeller which made me cry for a week and affected me for life and my love of dogs. Besides Cat In The Hat, which I have read to my kids a million times, Moby Dick What’s your favourite Richmond park? Terra Nova Rural Park.

What’s your favourite meal? Matza ball soup and gefilta fish. What’s your favourite sports team? Vancouver Canucks and the Sedins, who are dog lovers. What’s your favourite song? Black Bird by the Beatles In three words, describe your favourite

aspects of Richmond? Beauty. Animals. Multiculturalism If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? Keanu Reeves, who is Canadian, has ancestry reflecting Richmond’s population, and cares about improving the society he lives in. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? The North Arm, because of McDonald Beach Park, where dogs can run free on the beach.

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Bruce Okabe Bruce Okabe joined Tourism Richmond as its CEO on April 27 ,2017. He has an extensive background in corporate strategy, marketing and leadership. At Telus Corporation, he held executive positions in marketing, business strategy, and channel management, leaving in 2006 to become Deputy Minister of Tourism, Sport and the Arts in the government of B.C. In this position, he was responsible for provincial strategy in the tourism, sport and cultural sectors, including oversight of Crown Corporations such as Tourism BC, Royal BC Museum and BC Pavilion Corporation. In 2009, Bruce was appointed CEO of Travel Alberta. During his tenure the corporation achieved recognition as one of Canada’s most prominent tourism marketers winning over 50 national and international awards including Canada’s Top 50 Small and Medium Size Employers. Okabe is also chair of the Policy Development Committee of the Tourism Industry Association of BC and in 2014, Alberta Venture Magazine named him as one of Alberta’s Most Influential People. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

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A very timely question. I am a fitness fanatic and try to work out at least five times a week. Since starting with Tourism Richmond, though, this has fallen off a bit. Last week, however, I had the opportunity to work out at the Oval. It has fantastic facilities that are well maintained and geared to a guy like me. I was very impressed and plan to be a frequent visitor.

What’s top on your bucket list?

What’s your favourite movie/book? Favourite book: 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Favourite movie: Apocalypse Now What’s your favourite Richmond park?

A family safari trip to the Masai Mara in Kenya What’s your favourite meal? The Number 13 pizza from Spiros in southwest Calgary. What’s your favourite sports team? Vancouver Canucks. What’s your favourite song? My Girl by the Temptations

In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond? Sunny. Warm. Authentic. If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? Tom Hanks…friendly, approachable, authentic What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? The South Arm, particularly around Steveston. Reminds me of a Norman Rockwell painting.

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Arjan Bhullar Arjan Bhullar was born and raised into a family that has been in Richmond since the ‘80s, and in Canada since 1904. He’s a graduate of James Whiteside elementary and Hugh McRoberts secondary and fluent in English, French and Punjabi. But he is best known for the sport of wrestling and represented Canada as both a gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games (Delhi 2010) and Olympics (London 2012). Now he is taking his athletic talents to the UFC ring as the first South Asian competitor. “Stay tuned, the best is yet to come,” Bhullar said.

How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

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Eat good quality food, as local as possible, sometimes out of our backyard. Exercise regularly at the Bhullar Wrestlling Club and Sport Central gyms. Enjoy the outdoor parks and Steveston village area.

What’s top on your bucket list? To be champion of the world!

What’s your favourite movie/book?

Nothing beats a homemade Indian meal. If I was eating out then Tokyo Joe’s Sushi Factory.

My favourite movie as a kid was Bloodsport.....I was a huge Jean Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal fan! Favourite book is tough. Aside from biographies, I’d have to go with The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. What’s your favourite Richmond park? I would have to go with King George Park here in East Richmond, although I can’t wait to have a walk through the Garden City Lands project when

What’s your favourite meal?

What’s your favourite sports team? The Pittsburgh Steelers. What’s your favourite song? Anything uptempo that I can have a great workout to. In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond? Outdoors. Modern. Home.

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? Comedian Russell Peters. No one can touch on Chinese and Indian jokes like Russell can. He is a leader in his industry and recognized the world over. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? The Middle Arm because you can sit to enjoy the outdoors and really take in what Richmond has transformed into in that space. The amazing outdoors; the sounds of the Fraser splashing up against the dykes; a world class sports facility in the distance, followed by a leader in North America, the YVR airport.


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Joe Guzzo Joe Guzzo is a local McDonald’s franchisee who began his McDonald’s career in 1975, starting in the kitchen when he was 15 years old. Dubbed the “McJourney,” Guzzo worked his way up the management ranks, holding a variety of senior positions within McDonald’s, including director of operations for B.C. He now operates 13 locations throughout the Lower Mainland. The most iconic of these is the site of the first McDonald’s restaurant in Canada, at No.3 Road in Richmond. In the lead up to McDonald’s Canada’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the restaurant has been undergoing major renovations, all while preserving the historical arches set in place in 1967. A local celebration is scheduled for late June, when residents and community members will be invited back into the newly re-opened restaurant. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

What’s your favourite meal?

I like a good game of hockey at the Richmond Ice Centre or golf at MayFair Lakes golf course.

It’s a tie between the world famous Big Mac Meal and my wife’s plate of pasta and meatballs.

What’s your favourite movie/book?

What’s your favourite sports team?

The Godfather is my favourite movie.

The Vancouver Canucks. I’m a homer; I remember falling asleep listening to the radio when I was very young when the Canucks broke into the NHL.

What’s your favourite Richmond park? Minoru Park, which is around the corner from my restaurant, the first McDonald’s restaurant in Canada. It’s even more beautiful in the spring when all the birds gather. What’s top on your bucket list? Going for a walk with my family along the Great Wall of China.

What’s your favourite song? Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson. In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond? Natural, mature and growing.

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? I’ll stick locally by saying Trevor Linden. He is always growing but maintains a sense of community. He’s always on the move, just like Richmond. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? In my daily travel, I cross the mighty Fraser River at many different points — whether it’s the Queensborough Bridge, the Authur Laing Bridge, and the many crossing points in between. All the crossings are unique, offering great views and a look at our city’s past.

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Vincent Chiu You will be hard pressed to find a 20-year-old with a steadier finger on the pulse of politics in Canada than Vincent Chiu, who made a name for himself by running for the Green Party of Canada in Richmond, during the 2015 federal election, as one of the country’s youngest candidates.With a mind for progress on matters such as good governance, youth engagement and redefining sustainability, Chiu now studies at the University of B.C. after graduating from Richmond High in 2015. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

economic, social, environmental and urban landscape. Now is the best time to get involved.

I bike from my home in the Thompson region to the Brighouse Skytrain Station on my way to work. When the weather is nice, I like to ride down to Steveston.

What’s your favourite meal? Sushi.

What’s your favourite movie/book?

I don’t have a favourite sports team. I’m not a big sports fan.

Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. It taught me to appreciate the opportunities I have and to be forward-thinking. Movie: Up. It taught me that we need to keep moving on with optimism, hope and a sense of adventure, despite the hardships we face. We should appreciate the past, but not let it hold us back. What’s your favourite Richmond park? Minoru Park. The park is an example of community-driven placemaking. Growing up in Richmond, I enjoyed the festivals and offerings of the library and cultural centre. It’s incredibly diverse with the aquatic centre, senior centre, track field and pond. What’s top on your bucket list? Working towards improving our community, regardless of who’s in power. As individuals, everyone has the opportunity to shape the

What’s your favourite sports team?

What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream? Mango If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? Donald Sutherland. Richmond and Donald have this rustic and thoughtful charisma. We’re also constantly smiling, while worried about the state of the world and the community that surrounds us. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? The Middle Arm. An elementary teacher would take us out on nature walks there. The moonlight against the water is particularly special.

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Kris Cohen Kris Cohen is one of Richmond’s finest Special Olympic athletes, having competed in six sports including, bowling, floor hockey, softball, soccer, curling and basketball. His favourite sport is bowling and you’ll often find him at the bowling alley at Riverport Entertainment Complex honing his skills and soundly defeating his friends. In 2010, Cohen went to Nationals and won one gold and three silver medals. He has also won medals at the provincial level in floor hockey. This July, Cohen is again participating in the provincial games in Kamloops with his basketball team. At age 34, Cohen has been a Special Olympic athlete for over 30 years, giving him numerous opportunities to travel, meet people and have a lot of friends all over Canada and, in turn, proudly putting Richmond on the map. How do you keep healthy in Richmond? I keep healthy by playing lots of sports and eating well. What’s your favourite movie/book? I watch a lot of WWE on TV What’s your favourite Richmond park? Woodward elementary, where

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Precilia Kong Precilia Kong has spent most of her childhood years in various friendly Richmond neighbourhoods. She has had the opportunity to watch each of these communities evolve over the past 15 years. She graduated from Steveston-London secondary school in 2014, and is now in her final year at UBC, studying neurophysiology and human health. As the president and co-founder of the non-profit organization Ignite the Warmth, she aspires to raise awareness of homelessness and poverty in Richmond — issues that are not commonly discussed. She wants to remind everyone that poverty is not a distant issue, and is happening closer to us than we think. In addition to this goal, Ignite the Warmth hopes to inspire other young people to find ways to make a personal difference in their own communities. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

nature. Definitely an underrated spot!

I really enjoy exercising as a way to relieve stress and keep my body in good shape. During the winter, I usually go to the gym at Thompson Community Centre. During the summer, when the weather is nicer, I really like biking along the dyke or the green pathway on Railway.

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What’s your favourite movie/book?

Definitely either sushi or ramen.

I really liked The Grand Budapest Hotel. It had such a captivating storyline, the cinematography was just phenomenal, and you really get invested in the characters.

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What’s your favourite Richmond park? Iona Beach because it’s often quiet and is a great place to just relax and enjoy the surrounding

As cliché as it may sound, I would really like to be able to travel the world and learn more about different cultures.

favourite song would be Edelweiss from The Sound of Music. In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond? Scenic. Welcoming. Multicultural. If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

Chicago Blackhawks. Just kidding, the Canucks of course! What’s your favourite song? There’s honestly so much to choose from! I’ve really been into Frank Ocean, Noname Gypsy, and Kendrick Lamar lately! However, one of my all-time

This is a very difficult question. Maybe Gordon Ramsay, because we have a lot of good food here, and we definitely have character! What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? It’s a tough choice, but my heart says South Arm.

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Hajira Hussain Hajira Hussain, the new executive director at the Richmond Food Bank Society, said her workplace provides her with a very gratifying experience. “It’s just wonderful to see all the volunteers and donors coming together with open hearts to fight food insecurity in our community,” she said. Hussain was born and raised in India, studied and worked in California, before moving to Richmond in 2011, where she lives with her husband and two “rambunctious” children. “In addition to family, I find peace and happiness in solving crosswords, reading, DIY projects and going on long walks,” she said. How do you keep healthy in Richmond? Maintaining a work-life balance, volunteering and spending time with family. What’s your favourite movie/book? My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. What’s your favourite Richmond park? Garden City Park. What’s top on your bucket list? Visiting the holy city of

Mecca. What’s your favourite meal? Rice and okra. What’s your favourite sports team? Vancouver Canucks. What’s your favourite song? Hello…it’s me by Adele In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond? Generous. Diverse. Home.

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If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? Barack Obama, because, like Richmond, he is warm, welcoming and better in every aspect. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? South Arm. It’s good for long walks, bird-watching and soaking in all the natural beauty.

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Ella Huang Ella Huang came to Canada in 1996 from Hong Kong, and was introduced and integrated into the Canadian culture through working in both the public and private sectors. In 2001, she started her career with the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD), and became the executive director in 2005. As a Richmondite, living, working and playing in Richmond is a big bonus for Huang, who can be spotted cycling to work down the Railway Greenway. “Richmond is truly a beautiful city, with friendly people, convenient transit, level landscape and excellent accessibility for all. This is why working at the RCD is enjoyable, it is a place that welcomes all – a true reflection of the Canadian value,” she said. How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

What’s your favourite meal?

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What’s your favourite movie/book? I like a good mystery and thriller, such as The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown What’s your favourite Richmond park? Minoru Park. What’s top on your bucket list? A road trip across Canada.

What’s your favourite sports team? Vancouver Canucks, of course. What’s your favourite song? Eyes on Me, from Final Fantasy VIII. In three words, describe your favourite aspects of Richmond? Nature. Restaurants. Sunset. If Richmond was a

What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? The South Arm, though a bit commercialized, has scenery that is beautiful and at times breathtaking; some parts are still unspoiled, such as the Finn Slough Heritage Area. Also, the walk along the South Arm shoreline is indeed relaxing and enjoyable.

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Henry Yao Henry Yao, political trailblazer, was born in Taiwan and thanks to his parents, the whole family was able to immigrate to Canada in 1990. He spent the early part of his life as a “goof ball,” living in the Shellmont neighbourhood. “I never really had a direction and made plenty of mistakes. However, in 2004, I was diagnosed with lymphoma and the cancer gave me a wake-up call. I wanted to do something meaningful with my life and decided to pursue youth work,” said Yao, who now finds himself politically active, having run independently for city council in 2014 and volunteered several times for the NDP. “I enjoyed watching so many talented youth discovering their gifts and pursing their happiness. However, I also saw many youth struggled with their lives. I decided to do more to help families in Richmond. With my wife’s encouragement and support, I decided to get involved in politics,” said Yao.

How do you keep healthy in Richmond? I work out at a local gym called Richmond Sports and Fitness. What’s your favourite movie/book? A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Spark. It was funny, touching and simple. What’s your favourite Richmond park? Garden City Park. It is a well located and beautiful park with plenty of options. What’s top on your

bucket list? I want to finish writing a book on how to raise the leaders of tomorrow. What’s your favourite meal? Every time I remember to eat my breakfast, I enjoy the energy boost and positive feeling it gives me, as well as the self-restraint from eating junk food throughout my day. However, it’s also the meal I skip the most. What’s your favourite song? Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

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Sarah Glen Sarah Glen is a long-time Steveston resident, and alumnus of Westwind elementary and London secondary schools who remembers walking along old tram tracks to swimming lessons and picking blackberries along the dyke. Glen is currently the executive director of the Steveston Historical Society — an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Steveston Village. She lives in Steveston with her husband and two “lovely, lively” girls who enjoy all that the village has to offer. Glen has also worked in online content management and as an illustrator for children’s books. How do you keep healthy in Richmond? Chasing after my children! We actually love walking in and around Steveston on a regular basis and canoeing the South Arm of the Fraser River. I also take tennis lessons. What’s your favourite movie/book? I’m a Jane Austen fan, so anything along those lines is a sure bet. What’s your favourite Richmond park? My children enjoy the newly revamped Steveston Town Square Park adjacent

to Steveston Museum, but the Richmond Nature Park is my favourite.

song? I’m Sensitive by Jewel.

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I would love to go to Santorini, Greece.

Heritage. Nature. Diversity.

What’s your favourite meal?

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What’s your favourite sports team? Richmond’s very own “Liz Johnston School of Highland Dance” — those girls are athletes! What’s your favourite

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Alisha Lau Alisha Lau’s sweet swing is taking her to the American Rockies for the next chapter of her life. The golf standout has earned a full-ride scholarship to the University of Colorado, where she will embark on her collegiate career in September. The Grade 12 Burnett secondary student came through the Quilchena junior program, which has a reputation for developing outstanding talent. She has also been very active at her school over the years, participating on the basketball, volleyball, tennis and, of course, golf, teams. Lau volunteered to serve as an assistant coach with the juvenile girls basketball team this past season and can often be seen in the gym officiating volleyball games. She loves the outdoors in her hometown and often is hiking, longboarding, making videos and being with her friends during her spare time. How do you keep healthy in Richmond? I work out at Balance in Motion three to four times a week and I participate in school sports at JN Burnett. I’m also currently in Community Recreation (PE), community participation, and keep active with all sorts of suitable physical activities, such as yoga, hiking and cycling. What’s your favourite movie/book? Fast and Furious series/ Twilight series. What’s your favourite Richmond park?

Terra Nova Adventure Playground/Terra Nova Rural Park. What’s top on your bucket list? To travel and be immersed in all the different cultures of the world.

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

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Jessy Dhillon Once a Marlin, always a Marlin. Jessy Dhillon has taken the love for both his former high school and basketball in order to give back to his hometown in a big way. He has been a volunteer basketball coach at McNair secondary since 2008, guiding the Marlins senior boys team to the provincial tournament in 2016. He has since added to his hoop duties as coordinator for the Richmond Youth Basketball League. His passion in working with youth carries over into his job with the Surrey School District as an outreach worker. Dhillon would eventually like to pursue getting into municipal/provincial politics, so “I can be a voice for my community needs.” The 31-year-old got married in April to the 2007-08 Richmond Senior Girls Basketball MVP who he has yet to beat in a game of 21! How do you keep healthy in Richmond?

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What’s top on your bucket list?

Diversity. History. Opportunities.

Attending a Super Bowl along my wife, with the 49ers playing in it (dare to dream)

If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be?

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The Silent Superstar: Kawhi Leonard, of the San Antonio Spurs, because Richmond

lies in the shadows of Vancouver and Surrey, like Leonard does with other stars such as LeBron James and Steph Curry. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why? South Arm would be my favourite. I have lived in the area for 20 years. It is peaceful, has the Riverport Entertainment District, nice long dykes to ride or walk on, friendly neighbourhoods and lots of farmland.

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Pongsakorn Yananissorn Pongsakorn Yananissorn is an artist and curator. He runs the Plaza Projects, a non-profit, artist-run gallery at Aberdeen Square, cofounded with Vancouver-based curator Steven Tong. The gallery provides a space where both emerging and established artists have the opportunity to practice and manifest their projects. Monthly exhibitions, as well as talks and other events dedicated to the dissemination, discussion, and realization of contemporary art, are held there. The gallery’s aim is to shift from a site of consumption to a site of dialogue. The concept of precarity is embraced within the space that exists only temporarily, after the term has ended, then returned to the market for lease. How do you keep healthy in Richmond? By constantly moving around while I do work at the gallery. What’s your favourite movie/ book? Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus What’s your favourite Richmond park? Minoru Park What’s top on your bucket list? I would say I don’t have anything on top right now but rather I try to push

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If Richmond was a celebrity, who would it be? I really don’t know. What’s your favourite arm of the Fraser River, North Arm, South Arm or Middle Arm? And why?

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