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Richmond to host huge Canada Day party in Steveston

23 May 2017

The City of Richmond is hosting the ultimate birthday party in celebration of Canada’s 150th year of Confederation. The brand new Richmond Canada Day in Steveston will feature a free, full-day street party throughout Steveston Village along side the much beloved Steveston Salmon Festival. A headline performance by Juno Award-winners Wintersleep and fireworks over the Fraser River will cap off the celebrations.

“There’s no better time to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary than on our nation’s birthday,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “This year our Canada Day celebrations will be Richmond’s biggest yet with the new street festival, great musical acts, expanded programming for the Steveston Salmon Festival and, of course, fireworks over the Fraser River to cap off the day.”

Richmond Canada Day in Steveston is presented by YVR.

Highlighting the day is the Steveston Salmon Festival, known as Canada’s biggest little birthday party, the festival is famous for its salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. A Canada Day Parade through historic Steveston village kicks off the festival. This year’s Salmon Festival also features Canadian blues rockers Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues, a food truck festival and a Carnival Zone featuring attractions for all ages and a midway.

Elsewhere in the village will be diverse performances on six stages, including Main Stage performances by Wintersleep, Vancouver’s own blues duo Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer and up-and-comer dream-pop band, Youngblood.

In addition to the live music filling the streets, guests will be invited to explore the Village with activities from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic site down to Imperial Landing and extending to Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. Visitors can also drop into the Steveston Museum and Steveston Interurban Tram.

The Riverside Village at Imperial Landing and Britannia Shipyards will feature a mix of more than a dozen historic and notable ships available for free boarding from June 30 through July 2.

The day will end with a fantastic fireworks show along the historic Steveston waterfront, presented by Dueck GM.

The most up-to-date event information can be found on the newly launched Richmond Canada Day website: www.RichmondCanadaDay.com. For more information on the Steveston Salmon Festival visit: www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca. The Steveston Salmon Festival is produced by the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society.

Richmond Canada Day in Steveston is produced by the City of Richmond and presented by YVR.  Celebration Stage sponsor is Cowell Auto Group and fireworks sponsor is Dueck GM, Community sponsors are Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Sun Life Financial. Media Partners are CTV, Richmond News, 103.5 QM-FM, Georgia Straight and the Daily Hive.

Richmond Canada Day in Steveston is part of Richmond Canada 150, a year-long celebration designed to ignite the passions of local residents, honour the community’s distinct and vibrant cultural diversity, leave lasting legacies that foster civic pride and carry the spirit of Canada’s 150th anniversary into the future. For more information visit www.richmondcanada150.com.