New at A Monkey Tree

March 2nd, 2012

The Red Neck Wine Glass, Margarita and Martini Glasses are now available at A Monkey Tree.

As seen on the Bachelor! They are great fun and fill with wine gelly or jam for another original gift idea.

a monkey tree

#105-3900 Moncton Street

Steveston Village, BC V7E 3A6


Steveston Waterfront Development

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 or 604-602-7711

O’Hare’s Holiday Sale and Tasting

November 29th, 2011

You are invited to O’Hare’s FREE annual holiday sale and tasting on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 5-8pm.  There will be over 20 amazing wines, beers and spirits for tasting.

  • Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up for the holidays.
  • 10% off all regular priced items
  • $25 gift certificate for O’Hare’s GastroPub when you spend over $150
  • FREE draws and giveaways
  • Cheese board and other nibbles

For more information about what is on this holiday season, go to the website

Always O’Hare’s…

Christmas Comes to Steveston Village

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!

Santa’s Arrival

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

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

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

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
Sarah Gordon/Publicist

Girls’ Night Out in Steveston

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:

Holidays have arrived at Prickly Pear

November 23rd, 2011

All things Christmas and Holiday are popping up around Steveston Village and it’s really getting everyone into the holiday spirit! With gorgeous ornaments and store window displays who wouldn’t be excited? Prickly Pear is one merchant who always embodies the holiday spirit perfectly and this year is no exception. The inside of the store is a holiday paradise and the perfect place to start you shopping! PS: They are participating in the high anticipated Girls NIght Out event! Even more incentive to check this amazing store out!

Welcome Harmony Dental!

November 10th, 2011

Here at the SMA we are very excited to announce that Harmony Dental is now a proud SMA member. Harmony Dental is the new dental studio located in Steveston right beside the RBC! A very open atmosphere and friendly staff are sure to grab your attention and make you want to know more about this great new space. At Harmony Dental they can provide you with many routine dental procedures such as fillings, veneers, general hygiene and minor surgeries as well as special services such as Invisalign, oral sedations and orthodontic work. They also do emergency care as well. Take a look at their website to get an extensive look at all of their services, get to know their staff and read the amazing testimonials!

Dr. Maureen Bea Piché B.Sc. D.M.D.

3700 Moncton Street
Richmond B.C.
V7E 3A4
T: 604-277-2223

Bliss – November Promotion

November 4th, 2011

Trick-or-Treat 2011 MAP

October 25th, 2011

Print your map MAP of participating merchants for a fun afternoon of Trick-or-treating in Steveston Village. Kids, wear your costume and bring your treat bag.

Steveston Girls Night Out

October 22nd, 2011


Grab your girlfriends and come out to the first (of many) Steveston Girls Night Out. This is the perfect opportunity to get festive, and have an evening out on the town with the girls! Take advantage of some of your favourite Steveston shops staying open late so you can do some pre-holiday shopping. Steveston Merchants Association members have lined up some amazing savings for you.

Shopping, drinks, food, makeovers, exclusive one-night promotions, and an after party that Steveston will be talking about for months to come. Save the date!

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pre-shopping events (from 5pm)

 Tapenade Bistro – Glass of bubbly & a small appetizer $10
 Sockeye City – TBC
 Dave’s Fish & Chips – TBC

Shopping (6pm-9pm)

 A Monkey Tree
o Spend over $30 and receive a Christmas ornament valued at $10
 Bare Basics
o 20% off all purchases on the night
 Bliss
o Spend $150 on Pandora & receive a Pandora holiday ornament, plus other draws and giveaways on the night
 Jet Lag Travel & Fashion Boutique
o No HST on regular items
 Pharmasave
o Cosmetic skin magnification and makeovers plus $10 cosmetic gift card with any cosmetic purchase of $35 or more.
 Pieces
o Spend $25 and receive a $10 purse hook of your choice
 Prickly Pear Garden Centre
o 15% of all purchases on the night
 Sinfully The Best
o Join us for some sinful treats and take home a special gifts
 Splash Toy Shop
o 10% off purchases on the night
 Treasures Boutique
o A free pair of fashion earrings or scarf with all purchases over $25
 Violet Hill Boutique
o 20% off purchases on the night

After Party (from 8:30pm)

The official after party takes place at Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant from 8:30pm.
Tickets include a glass of wine on arrival, oysters and appetizers.

Tickets: $20 per person. $5 from the sale of each ticket goes to the Richmond Christmas Fund.

You don’t want to miss this party! Ticket sale information coming soon.