Archive for January, 2012

2012 Minor Hockey Week in BC

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

BC Hockey is excited to announce that the annual Minor Hockey Week in BC is underway and will run from January 16 – 22, 2012.  There are a number of exciting contests and events that will be held throughout the week through BC Hockey to celebrate minor hockey in our province.

A new component to Minor Hockey Week in BC will be Twitter and Facebook contests.  All minor hockey players are encouraged to tweet to BC Hockey or post to the BC Hockey Facebook account their answers to the following questions:

Twitter: What is your most memorable moment in minor hockey?

Facebook: BC Hockey is excited to offer the following programs during Minor Hockey Week: Stand on Guard, Penalty Free Challenge, Team First Challenge.  What is your favourite contest/event and why?

The contests will run throughout the week and winners of each contest will be announced on January 24, 2012.  You can follow BC Hockey on Twitter at @BCHockey_Source or follow us on Facebook.

 Other events/programs that the 2012 Minor Hockey Week in BC will feature include:

Penalty Free Challenge Teams who are penalty free for an entire game must submit a completed entry form along with the game sheet to BC Hockey.  Teams will receive gifts from BC Hockey, and a grand prize will be given to a randomly selected team. For more information on the Penalty Free Challenge please click here.
Stand-on-Guard with the Vancouver Canucks The 10 winners were selected for the Stand-On-Guard contest and will be attending the Vancouver Canucks game on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 when they take on the LA Kings.  The winners were selected through the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey.  For more information on the Stand-On-Guard contest click here.
Team First Challenge The Team First Challenge is a partnership between BC Hockey, the Vancouver Canucks and Hockey Canada and is an initiative to expose Minor Hockey teams to the Fair Play Codes for players, team staff, parents and officials. Any BC Hockey minor team that is willing to read the fair play codes and make this commitment can sign the signature page and submit it to the BC Hockey office to receive a prize. The first 50 teams who enter are eligible to win.  For more information about the Team First Challenge click here.

For more information about BC Hockey, please visit the BC Hockey website at or contact or 250.652.2978.

Seafair Minor Hockey Association

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Seafair MHA has built a reputation for running one of the best minor hockey programs in the province, utilizing some of the best hockey people in the business.  They do all this, while offering some of the lowest registration rates around.

What is everyone saying about Seafair ?
•Past PCAHA Association of the Year
•Fastest growing minor hockey association in the province over the past 5 years
•Provides program for players from ages 4 – 20 years old
•Regularly scheduled ice times
•All teams receive professional instruction and support (included in registration fees)
•They also offer a variety of specialty skills instructions/classes
•Director of Hockey Operations: Ex-NHL Washington Capitals player – Yogi Svejkovsky
•Director of Player Development: NHL Skating Coach for Toronto Maple Leafs – Derek Popke

Come and join the Seafair family – they would love to have you!

For registration information for the 2012-2013 season – contact Tina O’Connor (604) 271-3702 or visit our website:

Valentine’s Day Special at Geogan Spa

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Spoil your Valentine with a spa escape to Goegan Spa in Steveston.

Package Includes:

§  Relaxing Back Massage

§  Luxury Facial

§  Complimentary Eyebrow Touch-up

Give the gift of relaxation and your loved one’s stresses will melt away.

Offer Expires: February 19th 2012


 Allow: 1hour 15 minutes

Goegan Spa, 135-6231 London Rd
Richmond, BC V7E 3S3

(604) 241-4556

Culture Club: Diversity Talent Show

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Are you a fan of “Glee” or “Canadian Idol’?

Now it is your time shine! Do you like to Dance? Do you like Sing? Do you like to act? How about play music?

Richmond youth (age 13-20) are invited to showcase diversity, harmony and inclusion. Show your traditions, show your cultures, show what diversity means to you, show what it means to be welcoming.

There are three opportunities:
Qualifying performance at A.R. MacNeill Wednesday February 1 2012
Qualifying performance at Hugh Boyd Monday, February 13 2012
Qualifying performance at Richmond Cultural Centre Wednesday February 29 2012

The top 5 performances from each night will perform at the Grand Finale at Gateway Theatre on March 8 2012

Be sure to check out the Event Page on Facebook for updates on this exciting diversity talent show

There will be celebrity judges providing feedback and selecting which group will move on to the Grand Finale at Gateway Theatre:

Jon Lee Son: Founder of Tickle me Pickle Improv Theatre

Tricia Romani: Owner/Director of InspirationALL Talent and Modeling Group

And more judges to be announced!

For more information on how to participate or how to get involved with Culture Club, contact Stefanie at or call 604.248.0433

The Story of the Steveston Tram

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
The Sockeye Special was the Steveston tram that operated from Vancouver to Steveston from 1905 through 1958.  The bulk of the passengers in the early days of were workers from Vancouver traveling to the canneries in Steveston which were world renowned for canning Sockeye salmon, the premium of all salmon, thus is became known and called the Sockeye Special.

The book, The Sockeye Special: the story of the Steveston tram and early Lulu Island relates how thetram was an integral part of transportation from the farmlands of Lulu Island getting into Vancouver. The tram brought thousands of passengers from Vancouver, New Westminster and Steveston to the Minoru Racetrack where, in addition to exciting horse races, six aeronautical firsts took place at the track between 1910 and 1914.
Stories of the Steveston Opera House, the opening of the fishing season, the Richmond dairy industry whoshipped their milk to Vancouver on the tram and had their milk cans returned at the end of the day filled with spring waster as Richmond could not have wells. A fascinating look at the B.C. Electric’s partnership with the people, the canneries, industry, entertainment and life on Lulu Island  The book contains eighty-two historic photographs and images.
The Sockeye Special sells for $15   (plus $5 if the order is to be mailed).  In Richmond, the book is available at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Gift Shop, London Heritage Farm Gift Shop and at the Cultural Centre Information Desk on Minoru Gate.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

“Single-family dwelling residents can leave their Christmas tree at the curbside for collection on their garbage and recycling collection day. Please cut and bundle the tree into the 3 feet by 2 feet size limit.  Christmas trees can also be dropped off for recycling at one of the following locations:

Garry Point Park
(corner of Moncton Street and 7th Avenue)
Dates: Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8, 2012
Hours: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sponsors: Richmond Firefighters’ Society, City of Richmond, Richmond Fire-Rescue, Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre, Steveston Harbour Authority, Super Save Group and BC Plant Healthcare.
Donations are greatly appreciated and will go to Richmond Firefighters’ Society’s charities.

Recycling Depot
5555 Lynas Lane (close to River Road)
Days open: Wednesday to Sunday
Hours:9:00 a.m.– 6:15 p.m.

Triangle Road, at the south foot of No. 6 Road
Days/hours: Call 604-277-1410
Temporary Styrofoam collection
The Recycling Depot will have a short term collection event for moulded packing Styrofoam from December 28, 2011 to January 15, 2012 . The Styrofoam will be reused for insulation or landscaping material.

In order to reuse Styrofoam, it must be clean and in good condition, with no tape, paper, paint or any other foreign objects attached.

Styrofoam chips will not be accepted.

Please do not put Styrofoam in your blue box or cart as it is not recyclable.”

This information is taken from City of Richmond website: