A showcase of Richmond’s talented visual arts community. Come view their amazing work and meet the artists who enrich the cultural fabric of Richmond.
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The 2013 Salmon Festival welcomes the return of Funtastic Inflatables as our carnival provider. This year they will take over the baseball diamond in the east field and offer inflatable fun for all ages, carnival games, and concession!
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Steveston Park is transformed into an exciting Festival of games, face painting, crafts, entertainers, and a multitude of excitement for children of all ages!
Featured Attractions include:
Knowledge First Financial bouncy castle
TaDa Lady with Angela Brown
Carnival Games and prizes
Children's Kitchen play area
Nylon Zoo - storytelling fish!
Psanky egg making
Mascots throughout the day
stage with shows throughout the day
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Children's Bike Parade
This is an exciting opportunity for children to show their Canadian pride AND cycle the parade route before the floats take off!
Children interested in entering the bike parade should bring their decorated bikes, trikes and wagons to parking lot at the corner of Chatham and 3rd Avenue at 8:30am. They will cycle off at 9:30am SHARP. No pre-registration is necessary. ALL children must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian - no exceptions. Helmets are manditory for all riders and skaters.
The bike parade travels down 3rd Avenue then East on Moncton Street to the Community Police Station, to the cheers and delight of the crowds gathered along the streets. All parade participants will receive a ribbon and a treat when they arrive at the Station.
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Community Information Tables
Richmond is home to a tremendous variety of non-profit groups and an endless list of volunteer opportunities. Drop by to find out more about the kinds of organizations who provide valuable services in our City; what interests you and how can you become involved.
2013 Community Information Tables application
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Hugely popular, the Steveston Salmon Festival Craft Fair is a juried event which features a wide variety of quality hand-crafted merchandise. Due to its popularity among crafters, and limited space, entries are selected by lottery. If you are a fan of craft fairs, this is one not to be missed! You will find everything from jewellery to pottery to textiles to home canning, baking, woodwork, photo art, and so much more! If a crafty person can imagine it, you can be sure it is at our craft fair!
The 2013 Craft Fair lottery is now closed. All successful applicants will be notified by March 28.
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Its all about the food! From our famous barbecue salmon and chow mein to great burgers and hot dogs! The majority of our food vendors are non-profit organizations who join us each year to serve up some great food and to raise funds for their charitable interests at the same time!
Food Fair applications are by invitation only. If you wish to be considered, please send us a proposal.
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The Steveston Salmon Festival has hosted a horticulture show since 1969. This professionally judged flower and garden show is very popular among local garden enthusiasts. Stunning roses, charming wild flowers, mouth-watering vegetables and herbs, plants rare and beautiful, and a special category for children.
Sponsored by Art Knapp Plantland
Entry deadline is June 30 at 4:00pm
2013 Horticultural Show application and guidelines will be posted in May 2013
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Japanese Cultural Show
Celebrating the rich culture of our community, the Japanese Cultural Show features displays and demonstrations on a variety of traditional Japanese arts such as origami, bonsai and doll making.
2013 Japanese Cultural Show Schedule (subject to change)
Kendo Hall (East Wing – Martial Arts Center)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ikebana , bonsai, & calligraphy displays
12:45 - 1:15 Tea Ceremony demonstration
1:15 - 2:00 Bonsai demonstration
2:00 - 2:30 Tea Ceremony demonstration
2:30 - 3:00 Ikebana demonstration
3:00 - 3:45 Bonsai demonstration
Judo Hall (West Wing – Martial Arts Center)
1:00 - 1:30 Judo demonstratioin
1:45 - 2:15 Iaido demonstration
2:30 - 3:00 Kendo demonstration
3:15 - 3:45 Karate demonstration
Japanese Canadian Cultural Center
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nikkei Seniors Health group
Nikkei Museum display
Japanese Language School
Steveston Buddhist Temple
Tonari Gumi (Japanese Volunteers Association)
Japanese Doll display
Paper doll display
fishboat model display
Japanese Seniors Crafts
King of the Fraser
The Village of Steveston was founded on fishing. The King of the Fraser competition challenges participants' skill with the net mending needle. You will be amazed at the skill of these experts. Stop by and cheer on the competitors - we're in the main parking lot near the main stage! Competition is open to the public, and there are prizes available to be won!
Main Stage Entertainment
Our Main Stage Entertainment runs throughout the afternoon with an exciting line-up of artists. The Main Stage is a popular centre-piece to our annual Festival.
Noon - Salmon Festival Opening Ceremony and O CANADA!
2013 Entertainment line-up TBA: (times TBC)
We thank all artists who submitted expressions of interest to perform at our Festival. Submissions are now closed and the selection process is complete. Artists interested in performance opportunities should contact us in January.
Martial Arts Demonstration
For nearly 100 years there has been martial arts in Steveston. It was in 1972 that the Steveston Community Society opened the first martial arts building, or dojo house, outside Japan. The Steveston Salmon Festival celebrates our martial arts history and tradition with demonstrations of Judo, Kendo, and Karate throughout the day.
Judo Hall (West Wing - Martial Arts Center)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Judo Demonstration
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Iaido (Japanese sword drawing)
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kendo Demonstration
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Karate Demonstration
The Steveston Salmon Festival Parade attracts visitors from around the lower mainland and further across the Pacific Northwest. The Parade marches off at 10am sharp from Garry Point Park and winds through the streets of Steveston past the Community Centre to Railway Avenue. With over 100 entries on an annual basis, the Parade takes nearly two hours to complete! All along the parade route, people are thrilled by the exciting variety of entries: from military colour guards, to beautifully decorated floats, to marching bands, vintage vehicles, celebrities, sports teams, politicians and other dignitaries, community and cultural groups, our parade will thrill you from start to finish. Come early, bring your lawn chair and sunscreen and stake your claim along the parade route!
2013 Parade application and guidelines
Deadline to apply June 10.
Commercial entry fee $75+HST; free for non-profit groups.
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We couldn’t call it “Salmon Festival” without celebrating the most prized catch of BC fishermen, the mighty salmon. Each year, over 1200 pounds of fresh wild BC sockeye salmon is expertly barbecued over an alder wood fire and served with salad and a bun. A must-have treat!
Sponsored by: Sutton Group - Seafair Realty
From the latest ideas in home improvement, clothing, jewellery, fitness products, hobby ideas, food tasting, local farmed produce and more, our Trade Show offers Festival visitors an opportunity to take a break from the sun and browse all the latest product and services on the market today.
2013 Trade Show application and guidelines
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Youth Rock Fest
Rock Fest is the place to be on Canada Day. The most talented, up and coming local youth rock bands will be showcasing their sounds all day in the Steveston Lacrosse Box (behind Steveston Community Centre). This youth-run festival includes a delicious barbecue, plenty of room to dance and a three-on-three hockey tournament!
Our event will be taking place on July 1st from noon until 5:00 pm. Come celebrate Canada's birthday in style, with good food, great music and several hundred of your closest friends!
12:00 Six and Counting
1:00 Here We Come A-Wassaling
2:00 RIO by Night
3:00 We're All Okay
4:00 Typhoon Mary
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