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Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes returns for its third season this summer

Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes

The Steveston Historical Society, together with the Steveston Museum, are pleased to present our third season of Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes – a play in five parts during a walking tour of Steveston. Through these vignettes, residents and visitors alike will learn about what makes Steveston unique, and about how its early immigrants overcame hardship, and learned to live and work together in this diverse community. 

This year, the vignettes will be acted by talented drama students from Steveston-London Secondary School, with returning cast members from Hugh McRoberts Secondary.

Tours will leave from Steveston Museum twice daily on Saturdays in July and August, at 1 and 3pm.

Tickets are $12. Children under 12 are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Book online now!

Warm up to winter this holiday season with Songs in the Snow

Edwardian Carollers from the River's Edge District Girl Guides perform at Songs in the Snow - Photo by Sabrina Henry

Gather friends, family and loved ones to welcome the holiday season with the second instalment of the Songs in the Snow series at Steveston Museum. Starting Saturday, December 1 at 4 pm in Town Square Park next to the museum, enjoy festive cheer as local community groups come together to perform favourite holiday music.

Presented by the Steveston Historical Society, the City of Richmond and the Richmond Arts Coalition, Songs in the Snow is a three part series that will continue on Saturday, December 8 and 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Visitors are invited to explore displays, create vintage-style Christmas crafts and take the perfect selfie in the illuminated park.

“After the enthusiastic reception of Songs in the Snow last year, the Society is excited to work with our partners again this year on this winter celebration,” says Linda Barnes, Chair of the Steveston Historical Society. “The Richmond Arts Coalition brings musicians and performers, the Girl Guides carol in period costume, G&F Financial Group sponsors the hot chocolate and more – it’s a real community event.”

Everyone attending the series will have the opportunity to donate to a different local charity each evening. On December 8 and 15, local artisans will also have their designs for sale to help visitors source that perfect present.

Upcoming! Annual Pub Night Fundraiser Scheduled for November 18

Come and join us at our Annual Pub Night Fundraiser and support the Steveston Historical Society. It takes place on Sunday, November 18 at the Buck & Ear – Bar & Grill; doors open at 5:30pm.

Your ticket includes a burger and a beer/wine/highball – plus a chance to win raffles, silent auction prizes, 50/50 draw and more! Purchase your ticket online at or call 778-870-1443.

Early bird tickets are only $22 ($25 after Nov.10).

We look forward to seeing you there!

This year’s SHS Fundraiser will also support funding for the Ray and Elaine Martyniuk Memorial Bench to be installed in the Steveston Town Square Park

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