Posts Tagged ‘park’

New Mural Installed in Fisherman’s Park Steveston

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Steveston artOver the past year a group of non-profit organizations in Steveston have come together to produce a fishing mural on the building in Fisherman’s Park. The inspiration for the project came from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society and the Steveston Historical Society as an effort to beautify the western end of Steveston and highlight the village’s fishing history.

Rebecca Clarke, Executive Director for the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society says, “We are excited to have a significant piece of public art installed at the west end of the village. With new commercial buildings at the corner of Bayview and 3rd Ave, I think we’ll see a significant increase in pedestrian traffic and it’s good to show we are more than an industrial area.”

Working with the Steveston Harbour Authority who owns the building and park, these two heritage groups formed a committee with representatives from each of the three non-profits as well as the Richmond Arts Coalition. The committee created a plan for depicting Steveston’s fishing past on three sides of the building.

With support from the City of Richmond, the Steveston Harbour Authority, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society and Benjamin Moore paints, the group hired experienced mural artist Victoria Oginski to begin the work for the south facing wall of the building. Basing her work on images from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery’s collection and photographer Joel Baziuk, Victoria has beautifully captured the essence of today’s fishing industry in Steveston.

According to Sarah Glen, Director on the Steveston Historical Society board, “The Historical Society is excited to share Steveston’s history with the public in a new way. We plan to include the mural in future walking tours of the village to help visitors understand the importance of fishing in our history.”

The group is currently seeking funding to add mural panels on the remaining two sides of the building. These panels will complete the history of fishing in Steveston, from First Nations village to thriving fishing harbour.

Public are invited to the official unveiling of the mural on Sunday, December 6 at noon in Fisherman’s Park at the west end of Moncton Street in Steveston.
For more information:

Rebecca Clarke, Executive Director Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society
12138 Fourth Ave
Richmond, BC V7E 3J1
t: 604.664.9192
http://gulfofgeorgiacannery.org/

Richmond Nature Park

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Richmond Nature ParkNew Programs for Babies and Children in  2015

Nature Baby (6 – 18 months)
Explore ways to introduce little ones to the outdoors with a nature walk and nature-themed songs and rhymes. Register online at www.richmond.ca/register, by phone 604-276-4300 or in-person at the Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway, 604-718-6188.
Saturdays, May 2 – 30
10:00 – 11:00 am
$28/4 sessions

Nature Detectives (5 – 7 years)
Learn about nature and investigate the outdoor world. Different themes offered each day. Register online at www.richmond.ca/register, by phone 604-276-4300 or in-person at the Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway, 604-718-6188.
Monday – Friday, March 16 – 20 and March 23 – 27
9:30 – 12 noon
$87/5 sessions

Sleepover at the Richmond Nature Park (6 – 12 years)
Walk the trails at night with a naturalist and learn about nocturnal creatures, play game, create crafts and listen to animal-themed bedtime stories before tucking in for the night. Fee includes evening snacks and continental breakfast. Register online at www.richmond.ca/register, by phone 604-276-4300 or in-person at the Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway, 604-718-6188.
Friday – Saturday, June 19 – 20
7:00 pm – 8:00 am
$48/1 session

Plein Air Painting Workshop (16+ years)
Create a watercolour piece outdoors in the natural environment under the guidance of a plein air (in the open air) artist.
Saturday, May 23 – June 27
11:00 – 2:00 pm
$126/6 sessions

FREE, ONGOING
Urban Wildlife Talk (all ages)
Participate in a guided walk and learn about different components of the Nature Park. Walk themes change seasonally. Afterwards, visit the Nature House’s small collection of live animals that are the ambassadors for the wildlife community of the bog. Suitable for all ages. Not offered during events. Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Highway, 604-718-6188.
Sundays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

RICHMOND NATURE PARK and NATURE HOUSE

http://www.richmond.ca/parks/parks/naturepark/about.htm

This 200+ acre park is the largest undeveloped natural area in Richmond and is a sanctuary for plants and animals found in this rare bog environment. Trails and board walks provide access to the unusual plants native to this fragile bog environment.

The Nature House features programs, visitor information, trail guides, family friendly activity kits, exhibits and a gift shop. A small collection of live animals showcases the creatures that live in the park. Park amenities include interpretive signs, a wildlife garden, bird feeding station, a picnic shelter, nature playspace and public washrooms.

No pets or bicycles permitted in the park

The park is open daily, dawn to dusk and the Nature House is open daily, 9 – 5 pm. Contact staff at 604-718-6188 or nature@richmond.ca for details about the park, programs or Nature House.

RICHMOND NATURE PARK SOCIETY
http://www.richmondnatureparksociety.ca/index.php?pr=Home_Page

SEASONAL, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

The Richmond Nature Park Society is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting natural history and natural history education in Richmond. The Society works in partnership with the City Of Richmond to provide natural history education opportunities that encourage residents and visitors to Richmond to learn about the environment and natural history of this community.

Angela Soon | Community Facilities Coordinator
Community Services Department
City of Richmond
604-718-6188 (office)