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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.

Trick-or-Treat in Steveston Village

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Local families are invited to Steveston Village in their Halloween costume to trick-or-treat at participating merchants. Monday, October 31st, 2016 3-5pm.

 

Christmas in Steveston Village 2016

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

 

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

share the magic of the holiday season in Steveston Village with businesses decked out in holiday style, the arrival of Santa by boat.  There will be a Christmas classic car parade and the Cannery Farmer’s Market.

Children can visit Santa at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery for a photo (bring your camera). View the Christmas trees decorated by local businesses inside the Cannery. Santa photos inside the Cannery 2-4pm

Enjoy old-fashioned Horse and Carriage Rides by donation 1-5 pm.

 

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Steveston Scarecrow Crawl

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The Steveston Merchants Association (SMA) is excited to announce the 7th annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl. Scarecrows have spread like wild fire through the village since the inception of this event, with over sixty merchants creating scarecrows, which lurk around the business district. Some scarecrows stand outside businesses during hours of operation, while others are on display in store windows. The Steveston Scarecrow Crawl takes place October 14 – 31, 2015.

The Steveston Merchants Association is committed to steering business to the village year round. In 2010 the SMA introduced the first annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl with the purpose of attracting people to the Village during autumn. The event was an astounding success, and the SMA board of directors quickly concluded that it would become an annual celebration. Cleverly themed scarecrows often reflect the personality of participating businesses, including everything from traditional to whimsical and even nautical scarecrows.

Stop and pose with scarecrows and check out local businesses while you are in Steveston. The streets buzz with energy and laughter. One of the most exciting things about this event is it is a work in progress and new scarecrows pop up throughout the month. Bring your camera, and go on a crawl! It is the perfect tribute to autumn, and a fun pre-Halloween event. We invite Steveston residents to get your house in the spirit and create your own scarecrow.

Steveston Girls’ Night Out 2016

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Women are invited to come to Steveston on Thursday, November 24, 2016 for pre-holiday shopping and socializing!  Organized by the Steveston Merchants Association to promote our member businesses.

Pre-shopping events (from 4:30pm)

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Shopping (6-9pm)
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Christmas Comes to Steveston Village

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Steveston welcomes the holiday season with horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, elves, and other entertainers, along with the much-anticipated arrival of Santa. Join us on Saturday December 1, 2012 for Christmas in Steveston Village brought to you by the Steveston Merchants Association.

The afternoon begins with the arrival of Santa, Steveston-style, by boat at Fisherman’s Wharf. Santa will walk over to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery where parents can take a photo of their child with the jolly old elf. Adding to the charm, old-fashioned horse drawn carriage rides circle Steveston throughout the afternoon, and Musically Yours, a trio of carolers, roam the streets.  Watch for elves who will be handing out candy canes and special offers. Adding to the festivity, a stiltwalker and juggler will entertain audiences. Have your photo taken with one of the three Christmas mascots.  Visit village businesses decked in holiday style and stocked with unique items for the holiday season. Make an evening of it and dine out in Steveston.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 Elves mingle throughout the village

TIME: 12 PM

 Old Fashioned Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

TIME: 12 – 4 PM    LOCATION: BAYVIEW STREET (NEAR FIRST AVE)

Bring the family and transport them back in time with an old-fashioned horse & carriage ride operated by Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours through historic Steveston while listening to your favourite Christmas music! Rides are by donation (suggested $5 minimum) with all proceeds going to the Richmond Christmas Fund. Pick up and drop off is in on Bayview Street every 20 minutes. Each rider receives a chocolate treat from Brockmann’s Fine Chocolates.

Santa’s Arrival

TIME: 1 PM       LOCATION: FISHERMAN’S WHARF

Santa will arrive by Vancouver Whale Watch boat at Fisherman’s Wharf to the delight of waiting families.

 Photo with Santa

TIME: 1:15 – 3:15 PM   LOCATION: INSIDE THE GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY

Bring your camera! Santa will be delighted to have children sit on his lap, tell him their Christmas wishes and have a photo taken. The Gift Shop inside the Cannery will be open for business.

Entertainment throughout the village

12 – 4 PM

Musically Yours, a trio of carolers, will entertain you with Christmas favourites at locations throughout the Village. Watch for the mascots, stiltwalker and juggler.

For further information please contact:

Carolynne Palla/Christmas in Steveston Village Committee Chair

e-mail:    info@exploresteveston.com

Christmas Comes to Steveston Village

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Steveston is preparing to welcome the holiday season with a community display of lights, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, carollers, and the arrival of Santa! Join us on Saturday December 3, 2011 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm for Christmas in Steveston Village brought to you by the Steveston Merchants Association.

The afternoon begins with the arrival of Santa, Steveston-style, by boat at Fisherman’s Wharf with the Fraser River Fiddlers. Santa will walk over to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery where parents can take a photo of their child with the jolly old elf. Adding to the charm will be old-fashioned horse drawn carriage rides throughout the afternoon, and Musically Yours, a trio of carollers, will be roaming the streets and singing at the lighting of the tree. Merchants will participate by decorating their storefronts for the judging of the Best Decorated Business, as well as adding special incentives for customers and passers by. The finale of the afternoon, when the sun goes down, will be the lighting of the grand Sequoia tree in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery with a turn of the magic candy cane by Mayor Malcolm Brodie!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Santa’s Arrival
TIME: 2 PM LOCATION: FISHERMAN’S WHARF

Santa will arrive by Vancouver Whale Watch boat at Fisherman’s Wharf to the delight of waiting families. Enjoy music by the Fraser River Fiddlers as Santa pulls in. Uniformed RCMP will escort Santa to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Free Santa hats will be given out to the first 600 people.

Photo with Santa
TIME: 2:15 – 4 PM LOCATION: INSIDE THE GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY

Bring your camera! Santa will be delighted to have children sit on his lap, tell him their Christmas wishes and have a photo taken. The Gift Shop inside the Cannery will be open for business.

Musically Yours
2 – 5 PM

A trio of carollers will entertain you with Christmas favourites at locations throughout the Village, including Fisherman’s Park where they will sing prior to the lighting of the tree.

Old Fashioned Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
TIME: 2:00 – 6:00 PM LOCATION: BAYVIEW STREET (NEAR FIRST AVE)

Bring the family and transport them back in time with an old-fashioned horse & carriage ride operated by Stanley Park Horse-Drawn Tours through historic Steveston while listening to your favourite Christmas music! Rides are by donation (suggested $5 minimum) with all proceeds going to the Richmond Christmas Fund. Pick up and drop off is in on Bayview Street every 20 minutes. Each rider receives a chocolate treat.

Tree Lighting
TIME: 4:50 PM LOCATION: FISHERMAN’S PARK/GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY

Gather around the grand Sequoia tree just prior to 4:50 pm as Mayor Malcolm Brodie officially lights the tree as the sun sets and the village lights up.

For further information please contact:

Carolynne Palla/Christmas in Steveston Village Committee Chair
e-mail: info@exploresteveston.com
or
Sarah Gordon/Publicist
e-mail: christmasinsteveston@gmail.com

Girls’ Night Out in Steveston

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Merchants often overhear mothers saying that they will return to a store, without their child in tow, so that they can concentrate fully, while women of all ages feel limited to shopping on the weekends, and crave time to be out on the town past 6pm. The Steveston Merchants Association (SMA) is about to lend a hand! SMA shops will stay open late (see list below) on Thursday December 1st, and girlfriends will cut loose and hit the streets of Steveston for the first annual Girls’ Night Out (GNO). This festive event is an opportunity for women to visit SMA member businesses after hours to get a head start on Christmas shopping, dining, connecting with friends, old and new, and celebrating the upcoming holiday season. What about your significant other? He can either stay home with the kids, or the kids can attend a special Kids’ Night Out at Cartwheels, while husbands head off to the designated ‘Man Cave’, O’Hare’s GastroPub!

To start the evening, from 5:00 p.m. onwards women can enjoy appetizers, drinks or a meal at Tapenade Bistro, Dave’s Fish and Chips or Sockeye City Grill.

From 6-9 p.m., it is shop ‘til you drop, at some of Steveston’s finest stores and services including A Monkey Tree, Basic Basics Lingerie, Bliss, Harmony Dental Studio, Jet Lag Travel & Fashion Boutique, Pharmasave, Pieces, Prickly Pear Garden Centre, Sinfully the Best, Splash Toy Shop, Treasures Boutique and Violet Hill Fashion Boutique.

Each retailer is offering special incentives for GNO shoppers, with many shops offering a gift to accompany a minimum purchase. Visit three of the participating SMA businesses and GNO participants will be entered to win a Steveston Shopping Spree.

From 8:30 p.m. onwards Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant is hosting an after party, which is bound to be the talk of the town. The party is a ticketed event ($20), with a limited number of tickets available at Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, O’Hares Liquor Store and Violet Hill Fashion Boutique.

Round up your girlfriends and make it a night out on the town in Steveston!

For more information please contact:
info@exploresteveston.com