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Steveston Christmas Classic Car Cruise

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The fifth annual Christmas Classic Car Cruise takes place Sunday December 3rd in Steveston.  The cruise is from 12:15 – 12:30pm, the display of cars and toy donation is from 12:30 – 2:30pm.  Awards and prize draws are at 2:00pm.

The event is hosted by the Steveston Merchants Association.  All the donated toys and funds on Sunday will be presented to the Richmond Christmas Fund.  Their representatives will be there to accept them.

In the past four years the organizing committee has consisted of Andrew Stokes (Pajos), Carolynne Palla (Steveston Insider Magazine), Mindy Jo Phipps ( Steveston Merchants Association), and Doug Harder (Volunteer).  Andrew and Mindy have moved, leaving only two people to complete this project.  Additional help and/or monetary support from the business community would be appreciated.

The cruise also supports the annual Santa’s Model Car Workshop here in Steveston.  The Steveston Community Centre furnishes the room and handles the registration.  We give model kits, Hot Wheels cars and Santa hats to all the children.  Thirty children are currently registered with fifteen more on standby.  This event will be held Saturday December 2nd.

On Sunday the car owners not only bring out their prize classic cars but donate toys and/or funds.  These are given to the Richmond Christmas Fund.

Last year the Richmond Christmas Fund helped two thousand families who needed support at this time of the year.  Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives does all the registration and organization of this distribution.

The cost of being a sponsor is only $100. Your corporate logo can be added to our next run of posters and placed on the awards.  We will send you an invoice by email.

Please reply by email and confirm your participation.

On behalf of the organizing committee, Doug Harder, dougharder42@yahoo.ca

Steveston Sockeye Run Car Show and Shine

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Location is Steveston Community Park on Moncton Street, Richmond BC.

In addition to the cars, music is a big part of the Sockeye Run. Rainshadow is the host band. Robert, Sandy, Gary and Ken have been working on some new “old” material to change it up a bit for this year. New songs include: Sweet Little Sixteen…Little GTO… Fun Fun Fun….Road House Blues…All Right Now…Fortunate One. They also try to introduce new singers and give them a start appearing on a stage and a large crowd. Steven Scaccia, Jessica and Rob Fillo are some of the young people that have been at the Mic these past few years. Rainshadow also supplies the music for the Annual Air Guitar contest for kids. Kids and their families can practice to tunes such as:…Twist & Shout by The Beatles….Born to be Wild by Miss Piggy and Ozzy Osbourne version.

KIDS AIR GUITAR CONTEST – This is always a popular feature when young boys and girls perform their routines, to Rock & Roll music. Long & McQuade Music is providing a guitar to the winner. Parents can be up close for those marvelous photo opportunities. Parents can register their children on the day of the show at the park.

PAST YEARS IN PHOTOS – The Richmond Lions Club have two members who are excellent photographers. Hugh Mooney and Bob Everson take hundreds of photos each. Their subjects are the wonderful cars, award winners, music and all the activities. Scroll through the past years on this web site to see what each year had to offer – www.sockeyerun.com.

FREE HOT WHEELS RACING FOR THE KIDS – We have our own exclusive four lane race track. Kids are welcome to bring their own cars or use ours. There is no charge to enter and they can win more new Hot Wheels cars as prizes.

During the past few years we have given away over 1,000 Hot Wheels cars. The track operates from 11 am to 2:30 pm or until all cars are gone. Did we mention the races are FREE?

CAR OWNERS CAN REGISTER NOW – Pre-registration is available now for the 3rd year. Car owners can save 50% off the registration fee. 1/3 of the entries pre-registered last year and this saved these car owners time when they got to the park. Plus the window show card was already printed and waiting for them to arrive. Pre-registered cars will now have 5 bonuses available to them: 1) save 50% of the registration fee 2) they are guaranteed a dash plaque 3) they save time driving in with our new express lane for pre-registration entries 4) first 100 car owners to register will receive a free digital photo sent to them 5) All pre-registered entries will receive a full colour show card when they arrive.
2016 CAR SHOW WINNERS – The various class winners and special award winners are posted on the web page for last year’s 26th Annual Car Show.

In 2016, twenty knowledgeable judges from the automotive industry or motorsport hobby spent many hours inspecting the entries. Some classes are large and others are small, but the craftsmanship and detail in each class is carefully examined to determine the winners. A workshop and clinic was held at the end of April for this year’s judges.

MODEL CAR WORKSHOP – A model building workshop and contest is available for boys and girls age 5 – 15 years. This is the sixth workshop hosted by the Richmond Lions Club at their car show in Steveston. These workshops have been held in various cities and 53 have been held in the past 13 years. Registration is done through the Steveston Community Center. Their phone number is: 604-280-8080, and the registration code is 1,674,400. There is no fee to enter, but the children must have an adult with them at the workshop. Thirty kids are already registered.

RICHMOND PHOTO CLUB – The Richmond Photo Club was involved with the car show last year for the first time. 100 car owners that pre-registered were offered a free digital photo of their entry. Ten members of the photo club were present to take these photographs. The club also chose one entry for a new special award called “Most Photogenic Entry”. The winner was a blue 2016 Lamborghini.

The photo club will be involved this year as well with the first 100 pre-registered entries receiving free digital photos. Watch the web site for further information.

DRAG BOATS AT THE CAR SHOW – Two drag boats were brought to the 2016 Sockeye Run for the first time. They were “Miss British Columbia” and “The Animal” and both were owned by Mo Davidson of Surrey, BC. Miss BC had just been restored after a 25 year search for the hull and the boat was very popular with the public. The boat was found in Christmas Valley, Oregon. Mo is pleased with the response and is restoring another project to bring to this year’s show, a Double A Fuel Dragster

POSTERS & FLYERS – have been circulated for months. The two cars featured on the poster are; Glenn’s 1973 outstanding, orange Baracuda and Terry’s flat black 1927 Ford Sedan Hot Rod. The Baracuda is described in the Best of Show paragraph. Terry’s Model T is a Hot Rod not a Rat Rod. It is chopped and channeled and has a modern Ford V8 engine. Many unique features done with quality workmanship always draws a crowd to look at this car.

BEST IN SHOW – Last year’s winner will be returning for display. The GRAND CHAMPION was Glenn Biddle, and his 1973 Baracuda. The car was well deserving of the win as it had 6,000 hours of modifications done to it. It has a newer 2008 426 Generation 3 Hemi engine, custom components added to and Art Morrison custom chassis underneath. It has custom made 24” X 15” wheels in the back and 20” X 8.5” wheels in the front.

LIVE AUCTION – A big hit for the car show during the past two years has been a live charity auction. The show is a fund raising event that benefits many charities. A professional auctioneer supplied by Adesa Auctions will conduct the lively bidding. Adesa is bringing a Shelby Cobra to the show which will be auctioned off later at their big Super Car and Luxury Car Auction later in the year.

MOTORSPORT PIONEERS – The Richmond Lions Club have supported the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society for several years. This year the Pioneer club is setting up a booth at the Sockeye Run to promote their 17th Annual ceremony on September 23rd. They are bringing several fresh, outstanding cars with them to display.

ELECTRIC AVENUE – Last year we introduced a brand new feature to car shows, and that was the inaugural Electric Vehicle Showcase. We have the same people back again as they are the experts in this new technology. Ten dealers will be there with their products. Some new features will be there as well, such as solar powered toy cars for the kids to operate, the wooden track is brand new and was donated by the City of Richmond.

Proposed Parking Strategy

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Minutes have now been posted from the meeting of Richmond City Council regarding proposed parking strategy for Steveston Village:

(1) That Option 1 to retain free public parking on City-managed parking spaces in the Steveston Village area, as described in the report, be endorsed as a trial strategy and that staff report back on its effectiveness after the trial period in Fall 2012;

(2) That Council send a letter to the Steveston Harbour Authority (SHA) and the Steveston Merchants Association expressing its support of the two parties working together to facilitate employee parking in the SHA lot on Chatham Street on a temporary basis from June 11 to September 30, 2012, as generally proposed in Attachment 2;

(3) That staff be directed to negotiate the renewal of the City’s licence of occupancy for 3771 Bayview Street with the Steveston Harbour Authority and report back on the outcome of these discussions as soon as possible;

(4) That, as described in the report, staff be directed to:

(a) develop short- and long-term streetscape visions for Bayview Street and Chatham Street and report back by the end of 2012; and
(b) undertake the supplementary improvements to support other travel modes.

(5) That staff investigate the possibility of accommodating the parking needs of those that paid into the Steveston Parking Fund and report back.

ADOPTED ON CONSENT

Pay Parking Update

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

“Victor Wei, Director, Transportation, provided background information and thanked all those involved in the preparation of the proposed parking strategy for Steveston Village, noting that everyone involved had valuable input. Also, Mr. Wei advised that he was recently notified that the Steveston Harbour Authority approved the notion of long-term parking permits for Steveston Village employees.

The Chair thanked all the stakeholders involved in the preparation of the proposed parking strategy for Steveston Village, in particular Robert Kiesman and Jim Van Der Tas.

In reply to queries from Committee, Mr. Wei, accompanied by Wayne Mercer, Manager, Community Bylaws, provided the following information:

-the City would not be involved with the proposed parking permits for Steveston Village staff as this initiative is a partnership between the Steveston Merchants Association and the Steveston Harbour Authority (SHA);

-Parks and Recreation staff anticipate reporting on the potential future use of the City-owned lot at 4320 Moncton Street (directly across the street from the Steveston Community Centre) at an upcoming Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee meeting as they examine the long-term needs of the community centre;

-a dedicated officer for increased enforcement in Steveston Village is unique to the proposed parking strategy for Steveston Village;

-currently staff’s primary focus is on Bayview Street and Chatham Street as these streets have the highest potential for parking reconfiguration; however, once staff embark of a streetscape vision exercise, staff would also examine other streets that would benefit from streetscape improvements;

-special event parking will also be examined as part of the streetscape exercise;

-if an average of fifteen tickets a day were issued in Steveston Village, the cost of the dedicated Bylaw Officer would be offset by the violation revenue; and

-the Steveston Parking Fund is active and currently has approximately $300,000 in funds.

Discussion ensued and Committee suggested the following information also be considered: (i) if the two City-owned lots (Lots 9 and 10) were disposed of, the resulting revenue also be considered to redesign Chatham Street with angled parking; (ii) the City not retain the use of the lot owned by the SHA located at 3771 Bayview Street (Lot 11) and have that lot be pay parking as it is in the Village core and parking there is very convenient; (iii) existing parking regulations in residential neighbourhoods adjacent to Steveston Village should be strictly enforced, however perhaps not during special events such as the Salmon Festival; and (iv) as part of the streetscape visions for Bayview Street and Chatham Street, staff consider accommodating a tram route from the Steveston Community Centre to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Discussion further ensued and the Chair remarked that staff consider examining different hourly restrictions on Bayview Street and Chatham Street in light of the convenience of parking along Bayview Street. In addition, staff was requested to examine centre-street parking along Chatham Street.

Loren Slye, 11911 3rd Avenue, stated that as a Steveston resident, the parking adjacent to his home is rarely available to his guests on weekends as others visiting Steveston Village have occupied the space. Mr. Slye was of the opinion that three-hour parking would be more suitable for Steveston Village and stated that Bayview Street should remain as-is until the City addresses the dyking issues. Also, Mr. Slye commented on the Hepworth Building, noting that an opportunity to create parking adjacent to that site would be beneficial and aid in the protection and preservation of the building.

Jim Kojima, 7611 Moffatt Road, President of the Steveston Community Society, cited concerns related to parking at the Steveston Community Centre lot. He noted that many of those parking in the lot are neither users of the Centre nor of the Library. Mr. Kojima stated that he would like to see proper signage for that lot and that the parking regulations for that lot be enforced. He echoed Mr. Syle’s comments regarding three-hour parking for Steveston Village and having Bayview Street remain as-is until the City addresses the dyking issues.

Pat Talmey, Steveston building owner, stated that he has been building in Steveston Village since 1965 and has periodically opted to pay into the Steveston Parking Fund in lieu of providing parking. As such, Mr. Talmey stated concerns related to restricted parking areas such as the proposed permit-only parking along the three north-south lanes. He stated that the City should consider a separate agreement related to parking permits for those that have paid into the Steveston Parking Fund.

Peter Mitchell, 6271 Nanika Crescent, commented on the previous delegates’ request to expand parking from two-hour to three-hour, noting that the switch would require approximately 50% more parking spaces. He spoke of the misconception that there is a lack parking in Steveston Village and suggested that the City clarify and relay this information to the public accordingly. Also, Mr. Mitchell agreed with the suggestions put forth by Committee, but stated that parallel parking may be more suitable due to its ability to maintain view corridors versus the suggested angled parking. He was of the opinion that there was no reason to commence works along Bayview Street until the City determined its dyking strategy. Mr. Mitchell agreed with staff’s comments regarding motorcycle parking, however did not believe that parking stalls should be utilized for additional bicycle parking.

Linda Love, 3031 Williams Road, expressed her support for staff’s comments regarding bicycle parking, noting that there is a lack of bicycle parking in Steveston Village. She spoke of the various users of the bicycle parking and commented on how cyclists navigate throughout Steveston Village. Ms. Love stated that bicycle parking in Steveston Village is neither safe for cyclists nor the pedestrians trying to manoeuvre around the cyclists.

The Chair summarized the various delegates’ comments and in reply, Mr. Wei provided the following information:
-Steveston Village’s dyking requirements will be part of the streetscape visioning exercise;
-staff have not yet determined where the proposed bike corrals would be installed, however when an exact location is identified, staff will take precautions in an effort to minimize impact on existing parking;
-staff have examined the possibility of three-hour parking and have determined that it is not feasible due to various factors such as (i) re-facing all the two-hour signage, (ii) creating confusion among the public and thus difficulty with enforcement; and (iii) the possibility of reverting back to two-hour parking at the conclusion of the pilot program;
-if the proposed recommendations are approved, staff would launch an expansive public awareness campaign to notify the public of the various parking changes;
-staff anticipate holding a meeting with staff at the Steveston Community Centre in an effort to address their concerns related parking;
-in regards to the future of Lots 9 and 10, the two properties could potentially be disposed of with the resulting revenue invested towards a joint partnership between a developer and the City to improve and consolidate parking for the public;
-the existing two-hour time limit from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. should not affect the dinner crowd as in theory those parking from 4:01 p.m. onwards would not be restricted by the two-hour time limit; and
-staff can examine the numerous blips at the corners as part of the streetscape visioning exercise.

It was moved and seconded
(1) That Option 1 to retain free public parking on City-managed parking spaces in the Steveston Village area, as described in the report, be endorsed as a trial strategy and that staff report back on its effectiveness after the trial period in Fall 2012;

(2) That Council send a letter to the Steveston Harbour Authority (SHA) and the Steveston Merchants Association expressing its support of the two parties working together to facilitate employee parking in the SHA lot on Chatham Street on a temporary basis from June 11 to September 30, 2012, as generally proposed in Attachment 2;

(3) That staff be directed to negotiate the renewal of the City’s licence of occupancy for 3771 Bayview Street with the Steveston Harbour Authority and report back on the outcome of these discussions as soon as possible;

(4) That, as described in the report, staff be directed to:
(a) develop short- and long-term streetscape visions for Bayview Street and Chatham Street and report back by the end of 2012; and
(b) undertake the supplementary improvements to support other travel modes.
(5) That staff investigate the possibility of accommodating the parking needs of those that paid into the Steveston Parking Fund and report back.

CARRIED

These minutes are directly quoted from the minutes posted at http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/council/agendas/pwt/2012/052412_minutes.htm

Steveston Waterfront Development

Friday, February 17th, 2012
Public open house on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.  Brief presentation starts at 6pm.  Also on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Brief presentation starts at 1pm.  Location: Lord Byng Elementary School gym, 3711 Georgia Street, Richmond, BC.
Steveston waterfront development:  construction of the last development parcel at Imperial Landing is proceeding, which consists of six low-rise buildings with a mixture of residential and commercial uses.  The existing zoning restricts commercial uses to those that support the maritime economy, which include industrial and manufacturing uses.  Onni is contemplating submitting an application to add permitted uses to the existing zoning which allow for commerical/retail uses that will better serve the community’s needs.
Onni wants your feedback on what types of commercial/retail uses you feel are appropriate for the community.  Onni rep and a third party facilitator will be on-hand to answer any questions regarding the proposal and to gather community feedback.
Contact Brendan Yee with any questions or concerns regarding the open house at byee@onni.com or 604-602-7711
www.waterfrontrezoning.com