Archive for September, 2011

Seafair Minor Hockey Sweeps Steveston Streets

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

On Sunday October 9, 2011 from 10:30 am – 2 pm (thanksgiving weekend), all of Seafair player’s, parent’s, coaches, volunteers, will take part in a “Sweep of the Streets” in Steveston. They will meet at Garry Point at 10:30am, organize everyone with garbage bags, litter pickers, etc. and invade the streets of Steveston Village, neighbourhoods, and surrounding parks like Steveston and Garry Point. They will spend two hours picking up all the cigarette butts, candy wrappers, newspapers, any sort of garbage that has been left behind in the streets, alleys, bushes, beach front area, etc. They want Steveston to be spotless. There will be a two-page color spread in The Richmond Review newspaper on October 21, 2011. As a result, Seafair’s members will feel a sense of community pride and bring smiles to the many business and /home owner’s faces.

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Steveston Grand Prix of Art

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

September 17, 2011 – Steveston Grand Prix of Art’s  official map to be released September 14th in Richmond News special pull out event guide.  Thirty amazing painting locations in and around Steveston Village, hosting over Sixty artists, competing for  $1000 in cash and prizes as well as bragging rights for the Grand Prix of Art Championship.
 
The concept of the Grand Prix of Art is to celebrate artists from around the province, painting in “Plein Air”.   Britannia Heritage Shipyards (Richmond) will act as our host with participating artists being allocated a painting location in and around Steveston.  Artists will have 3 hours to complete a work of art, before returning it to the shipyards for display and adjudication – in what will prove to be another very successful event.
 
Coast Capital Savings as a Community Partner generously contributing the 1st place award for the 2nd annual Grand Prix of Art. Richmond News will host the “Peoples Choice Award” printing ballots and promoting the September 17th painting event of the year.  Local cafe Bean and Beyond will be providing lunch to artist and volunteers following the epic painting battle.  On Sunday September 18th Richmond Artist’s Guild will host the display of works at the Chinese Bunk House from 10am – 3pm with a commission from sales going to support that organization.
 
For more information please contact us at 604-448-1860
or visit the event web site   for race details, schedule and a list of location partners as well as artist who have registered.

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4th Annual Steveston Kids Costume Contest

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Kids are invited to come in costume to Steveston Village on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 1-3pm to have a photo taken by professional photographer Brechin Maclean in his studio at 200-3580 Moncton Street while trick-or-treating and be automatically entered in the costume contest.  Great prizes from local merchants.  Entrants may also email their own photo no later than November 3, 2011 to info@stevestoninsider.com

All photos will be posted on the website www.stevestoninsider.com

Grade 5 Active! Pass

Friday, September 9th, 2011

 Use it for Free Admission to Popular Activities.  Starting this month, the Grade 5 Active! Pass will be available to Richmond residents registered in grade 5, including those attending private schools or those being home schooled.
 
This year’s program runs to June 29, 2012.
 
Each pass gives Grade 5 students free admission to activities including:
•Drop-in swimming at Watermania and Minoru Aquatic Centres
•Drop-in public skating at Richmond Ice Centre and Minoru Arenas (skate rentals are extra)
•West Richmond Pitch and Putt with a paying adult

To receive your Grade 5 Active! Pass, bring one of the following to your local community centre, swimming pool or ice arena after September 12, 2011:
 •Registration form from the school you are attending
•Birth certificate or passport showing the student is 10-years-old as of December 31, 2011
•Proof of Richmond residency
 
For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/grade5pass or call 604-276-4300

Steveston Grand Prix of Art

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Phoenix Art Workshop is once again sponsoring the art event of the year.  Our picturesque village will host the 2nd annual Steveston Grand Prix of Art, Saturday, September 17th, 2011.  Last year’s Grand Prix celebrated fifty-six artists, painting in thirty stunning locations in Steveston.  Dozens of volunteers and local businesses contributed to the success of our inaugural event with even more support for this years painting competition.  The art race of the year kicks off at 10am on Saturday with the results being displayed at Britannia Heritage Shipyard’s Chinese bunk house Sunday, September 18th, from 10am – 4pm.
 
The concept of the Grand Prix of Art is to celebrate artists from around the province, painting in “Plein Air”.   Britannia Heritage Shipyards in Richmond will act as our host with participating artists being allocated a painting location in and around Steveston.  Artists will have 3 hours to complete a work of art, before returning it to the shipyards for display and adjudication.  Over $1000 in Cash awards will be  presented to finalists including several youth and participation awards.  Visitors will have say as well with an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award”.
 
We are proud to announce Richmond News, Coast Capital Savings, Bean and Beyond, Rossiter Design,  Britannia Heritage Shipyards and the Richmond Artist Guild, and the Gulf of Georgia Society as our Community Partners.  Richmond News will be helping us raise the event’s profile, promoting our 2nd annual art race with feature stories leading up to the event, publishing ballots for our Peoples Choice award as well as providing an event pull out map, Wednesday, September 14th.
 
As official sponsor and coordinator for this event, Phoenix Art Workshop we are thrilled to be once again be organizing this wonderful event in our own neighborhood.  Our hope is, next year our event will be the final stop in a series of this type around the province creating the first ever BC Grand Prix of Art Provincial Circuit.  
 
For more information please contact us at 604-448-1860
 or visit our event web site  
 
TO GET INVOLVED REGISTER ON LINE FOR OUR EVENT, MEDIA PASS OR INTERVIEW ARTIST OR OUR ORGANIZERS.