Posts Tagged ‘merchants’

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.


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)


Shopping (6-9pm)

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!

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

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:

Steveston Girls Night Out

Saturday, 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.