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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

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 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)

TBA

Shopping (6-9pm)
TBA

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

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

New at A Monkey Tree

Friday, 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

604-448-9234

www.amonkeytree.com

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

O’Hare’s Holiday Sale and Tasting

Tuesday, 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 www.ohares.ca

Always O’Hare’s…