Activities, Events & Schedules

Family Day Events and Schedules

Come celebrate BC Family Day weekend at Richmond community facilities

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Saturday, February 11 - Monday, February 13

Bring your family to any of the dozens of fun things to do Family Day weekend. Find details below and check out www.richmond.ca/events.

Facility

Cambie Community Centre – February 13
City Centre Community Centre – February 13
Hamilton Community Centre – February 13
South Arm Community Centre – February 13
Steveston Community Centre – February 13
Thompson Community Centre – February 13
West Richmond Community Centre – February 11

Minoru Aquatic Centre – February 13
Watermania – February 13
Minoru Arenas – February 13
Richmond Ice Centre – February 13

Britannia Shipyards – February 11-13
Richmond Nature Park – February 11-13

Richmond Arts Centre – February 13
Richmond Art Gallery – February 13
Richmond Museum – February 13
Steveston Tram – February 13

Richmond Olympic Oval – February 13

Richmond Library – January 28-February 11

Cambie Community Centre - Feb 13
12800 Cambie Road
Family Day Breakfast
9:30-11:30 am
Dine together on pancakes, yogurt and beverages followed by a performance by Graham the Magic Guy and an interactive karate demonstration. Registration required. Barcode 1879388
All ages

Family Karate
11:15-11:45 am
Take in a student demonstration and then try a karate introduction class together.
5+ years

Free. For more information: 604-238-8399

City Centre Community Centre - Feb 13
5900 Minoru Boulevard
My First Symphony - A Family Day Concert
10:30-11:30 am
Clap, sing and dance in this family-oriented and educational classical strings ensemble performed by Mark Beaty and Calvin Dyck of The Vancouver Island Symphony.
All ages but most suitable for up to 5 years and parents
$8 advanced tickets, $10 at the door
Barcode 1856638

Creative Play – Drop-In
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Drop in for a play and social time for tots and parents.
Up to 5 years with parent participation required

Intergenerational Cooking
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Create a culinary dish together learning from a senior or a youth. Free with registration required.
Barcode 1878788

13-18 years and 55+ years

Intergenerational Social Lounge – Drop-In
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Meet other seniors while playing board games, listening to music and enjoying complimentary refreshments.
13-18 years and 55+ years

Table Tennis – Drop-In
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Paddles up! Play free table tennis together with family members.
6+ years

Mixed Media Art – Drop-In
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Combine paint, modeling paste, pastels, various papers, tissues and other mediums to create a unique and personalized art project led by local artist, Cathy Kluthe.
All ages

Free. For more information: 604-233-8399

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Hamilton Community Centre - Feb 13
5140 Smith Drive
Active Play Zone – Drop-In
9:30-11:00 am
Join in on a variety of sport activities and fun games led by a Sportball® representative, an active play zone and family games.
All ages with parent supervision required for children 3 years and under

Crafts – Drop-In
9:30 am-noon
Make super creative family and Valentine's Day-themed art activities with a supplies provided.
All ages

Zumba
11:15 am-noon
Move together to zesty Latin and international music for some serious family fun!
All ages

Healthy Lunch
Noon-1:00 pm
Fuel up with nutritious food and beverages.
All ages

Open Gym – Drop-In
Noon-2:00 pm
Drop in for a fun, active session with use of sport and preschool equipment.
All ages

Karate
1:00-1:30 pm
Try a karate introduction class together.
5+ years

Basketball – Drop-In
2:00-5:00 pm
Shoot some hoops together in this fun pick-up ball session.
5+ years

Floor Hockey – Drop-In
5:00-8:00 pm
Drop in, grab a stick and play on!
5+ years
Free. For more information: 604-718-8055

South Arm Community Centre - Feb 13
8880 Williams Road
Open Gym – Drop-In
9:00-11:00 am
Drop-in for a fun active session with preschool and sports equipment as well as crafts and face painting
Up to 8 years with parent participation required

Open Games Room – Drop-In
9:00 am-6:00 pm
Play foosball, pool, board games and table tennis.
All ages

Zumba
11:30 am-noon
Get moving with fun dance steps while grooving to Latin and international music.
All ages with parent supervision required for children 3 years and under

Badminton – Drop-In
12:30-2:30 pm
Grab a racquet and birdie and play!
All ages

Pickleball – Drop-In
2:30-4:00 pm
Try this simple, fast-paced game that combines ping pong, tennis and badminton using wooden paddles and a plastic wiffle ball.
All ages

Basketball – Drop-In
4:15-6:00 pm
Shoot some hoops together and play some pick-up ball games.
10+ years
Free. For more information: 604-238-8060

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Steveston Community Centre - Feb 13
4111 Moncton Street
Open Gym – Drop-In
8:00-11:00 am and 6:00-7:30 pm
Drop in for a fun, active session with free use of sport and preschool equipment.
All ages

Parent and Tot – Drop-In
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Play with toddler toys and equipment and try a variety of crafts and more.
Up to 5 years with parent participation required

Family Day Breakfast
9:00-10:30 am
Fuel up on pancakes, fruit, juice, coffee and other tasty items. Free with registration required.

Badminton – Drop-In
12:00-3:00 pm
Grab a racquet and birdie and play!
All ages

Yoga - Parent and Preteens
2:15-3:15 pm
Learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques together.
9+ years with parent participation required

Basketball – Drop-In
4:00-6:00 pm
Shoot some hoops together and play some pick-up ball games.
All ages
Free. For more information: 604-238-8080

Thompson Community Centre - Feb 13
5151 Granville Avenue
Samplers – Drop-In
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Try samplers of Thompson's winter programming that includes basketball, soccer and Bricks 4 Kids.
All ages

Rompers Vendor Fair
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Shop from 26+ local vendors and independent businesses selling clothing, jewelry, food and children's' items. Proceeds support Rompers Preschool.
All ages

Artist-in-Residence Intro
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Meet Pierre Leichner, Thompson’s official Artist-in-Residence, try abstract painting bocce and learn about Sp'ART, which the connection between sports and arts how playing sports is to experience art in motion.
All ages

Improv Party
10:15-11:00 am and 11:00-11:45 am
Jump in and play fun, energetic and entertaining drama games by creating scenes or stories in the moment.
All ages

Magic Show
Noon-2:00 pm
Check out this entertaining show of staged tricks and illusions by magician John Kaplan.
All ages
Free. For more information: 604-238-8422

West Richmond Community Centre - Sat, Feb 11
9180 No. 1 Road
Family Fun at West Richmond
9:30 am-noon
Fuel up at the pancake breakfast, try face painting and get active with family games and the bouncy inflatable.
All ages
Free. For more information: 604-238-8400

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Minoru Aquatic Centre - Feb 13
7560 Minoru Gate
Public Swimming – Drop-In
10:30 am-6:00 pm
All ages

Regular admission rates apply. For more information: 604-238-8020

Watermania - Feb 13
14300 Entertainment Boulevard
Public Swimming – Drop-In - FREE ADMISSION 10:30 am-1:30 pm 
Splash around in the wave pool with interactive water play features that include a large seahorse that pours water into a giant tipping bucket, a fun tot slide and a variety of interactive sprayers and water wheels. Free admission 10:30 am-1:30 pm is due to a BCRPA Family Day grant. Thank you!
10:30 am-8:30 pm
All ages

Regular admission rates apply from 1:30-8:30 pm. For more information: 604-448-5353

Minoru Arenas - Feb 13
7551 Minoru Gate
Public Skating – Drop-In
Lace up your skates and glide through the afternoon.
Noon-4:00 pm
All ages

Regular admission rates apply. For more information: 604-238-8465

Richmond Ice Centre - Feb 13
14140 Triangle Road
Adult & Child Stick & Puck
Focus on individual skill and development in this session for children 12 years and under accompanied by an adult (19+ years). No games allowed.
9:45-11:15 am

Child Drop-In Hockey
Play a game of pick up hockey. Full hockey equipment required.
11:30 am-1:00 pm
11-12 years
2:15-3:30 pm
9-10 years

Regular admission rates apply. For more information: 604-448-5366

Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site - Feb 11-13
5180 Westwater Drive
Family Day Weekend at Britannia
Drop in and take part in 15 minute tours and activities that include:

  • learning about the history of the Shipwright profession
  • trying the pulley station in the Shipyard and discovering the mechanics of the pulley system
  • visiting the Seine Net Loft and listening to the sound of and learning about the mechanics of the East Hope Engine
  • visiting the Chinese Bunkhouse to hear the story of the Chinese workers ocean voyage
  • watching wood working demonstrations in the Murakami Boatworks by the Richmond Carvers

12:00-4:00 pm
All ages

Free. For more information: 604-238-8050

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Richmond Nature Park - Feb 11-13
11851 Westminster Highway
Family Fun Day at the Nature Park – Drop-In
Explore the bog together with special scavenger and treasure hunts.
11:00 am-4:00 pm
All ages

Free. For more information: 604-718-6188

Richmond Arts Centre - Feb 13
7700 Minoru Gate
Children’s Arts Festival
Don't miss this festival's interactive arts classes and unforgettable performances all with a Canada 150 theme.
11:00 am-4:00 pm
All ages

For more information: www.childrensartsfestival.ca

Richmond Art Gallery - Feb 13
7700 Minoru Gate
Children's Art Festival: Inspired Self Portraits
Create a collaged self-portrait then take a pose at the Canadiana-inspired Selfie Station.
11:00 am-3:00 pm
All ages

Free. For more information: 604-247-8300

Richmond Museum - Feb 13
7700 Minoru Gate
Leave Your Mark Exhibition
Discover the work of Wang Duo, a revered Chinese calligrapher, and see his legacy in person.
9:00 am-9:30 pm
All ages

Free. For more information: 604-247-8300

Steveston Tram - Feb 13
4011 Moncton Street
Family Day at the Steveston Tram
Try free crafts and activities. Access to the tramcar may be limited due to restoration.
10:30 am-3:30 pm
All ages

Free. For more information: 604-238-8081

Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Road
Family Learn-to-Climb Program
Climb together as a family at a big discount.
10:00 am-4:00 pm
All ages

Parent Participation Sports Day
Try sack races, obstacle courses, basketball and more!
2:00-4:00 pm
All ages
Free

Public Skate
Lace up your skates, get free hot chocolate plus tons of prizes available to be won!
4:00-6:00 pm
All ages
Free with purchase of Olympic Experience museum admission.

For more information: 778-296-1400 and www.richmondoval.ca/FamilyDay

Richmond Library - Brighouse Branch
100-7700 Minoru Gate
Lantern Riddles Contest
Jan 28-Feb 11
Correctly guess 5 riddles for a chance to enter the draw for prizes. Separate contest for adults and kids.
Library hours
All ages

A Celebration of Spring at Lulu Island
Feb 10
Celebrate the Spring Festival with a poetry recitation, music and dancing.
7:00-9:00 pm
All ages

Free. For more information: 604-231-6409

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