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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

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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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

Holidays have arrived at Prickly Pear

Wednesday, 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!