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Steveston Town Square Park Opens

It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Steveston for the City of Richmond to open the Steveston Town Square Park. We were honoured to have the Mayor and other delegates from sister city Wakayama, Japan attend the morning’s celebrations. An origami ribbon was cut to commemorate the opening and a[…]

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40th Anniversary GALA NIGHT a night to remember!

Thank you to all who joined the Steveston Historical Society as we celebrated our 40th Anniversary at our Fundraising Gala Night on 24 September, 2016. Over 160 friends and supporters came to hear our plans to preserve and promote the history of Steveston in 2017 and beyond. A food social[…]

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Steveston Town Square Park Re-Development

Conceptual Park Plan for Steveston Town Square Park

The re-development of the Steveston Town Square Park was initiated by the Steveston Historical Society and planned and funded by the City of Richmond. Construction began in mid-2015 and was completed in spring of 2016. The finished concept respects both design and programming consultations held with the Steveston Historical Society Building Committee.[…]

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The Nikkei Stories of Steveston

Nikkei Stories

Nikkei Stories of Steveston pays tribute to the struggles and successes of Japanese Canadian pioneers and their descendants. Ten short documentary videos reanimate the people, places and events of the historic Steveston Japanese Canadian community. Nikkei Stories signage is now located in 10 locations around Steveston. These signs display a QR[…]

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New Mural Installed in Fisherman’s Park Steveston

Fisherman's Park Mural Project

Over the past year a group of non-profit organizations in Steveston have come together to produce a fishing mural on the building in Fisherman’s Park. The inspiration for the project came from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society and the Steveston Historical Society as an effort to beautify the western end of Steveston[…]

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SHS Fundraiser featuring Brandon Isaak a great success!

Blues artist Brandon Isaak

Our Steveston Historical Society Fundraiser at The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill in Steveston, BC on September 26, 2015 was a great success. Over 125 people including Mayor Brodie, Councillors Day, Loo and McNulty, listened to great blues music by Brandon Isaak and devoured a fabulous buffet meal. A[…]

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Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society Building exhibit

Japanese Fishermen's Benevolent Society Building

The Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society (JFBS) Building, located in Steveston directly behind the Steveston Museum & Post Office is now open to the public. The museum is open Monday to Sunday from 12-4pm. It features interpretation about the Japanese Canadian experience in Steveston from the time of their arrival in Steveston to[…]

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125th Anniversary of the Steveston Post Office

Steveston Post Office - Celebrating 125 Years

Members of the community came together on May 2, 2015 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Steveston Post Office. Festivities ran from 10am – 1pm and included live entertainment, prizes and give-aways, free refreshments and postal exhibits. Municipal, Provincial and Federal dignitaries were present on the day and we were honoured[…]

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