Richmond launches virtual Canada Day

Richmond News

Canada Day at Home — a virtual event — will replace the normally well-attended Steveston Salmon Festival on July 1, the biggest event usually put on by the Steveston Community Society and the Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society.

While organizers are disappointed they can’t create the “old-time pioneer feeling” this year in-person — including the annual parade, salmon barbecue and myriad other community activities — Alan Sakai, president of the society, said everyone understands health and safety come first. …

The day will start with an online address from the city’s mayor, Malcolm Brodie, singing of O Canada led by Steveston resident Audrey De Boer and a video about the Steveston Salmon Festival starting at 9:45 a.m. …

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