Community centres offer Family Day activities

Looking for something to do on B.C.’s first Family Day weekend? Several of Richmond’s community facilities are celebrating Family Day by offering interactive and affordable activities that appeal to all ages in the family this Saturday to Monday.

On Monday, Feb. 11, Cambie Community Centre has activities for children and adults, including admission to not just any school, but a Superhero School. For less than $5, kids can leap tall buildings, make amazing rescues, fly through obstacles and save the world ... or at least pretend to. Costumes are encouraged, so bring your little tyke to this world saving mission. Parents can also drop off their children (6 to 12 years old) to the centre for a single day camp for Family Day themed activities, including crafts.

Families collaborate on a customized family tree collage, using paints and multi-media at South Arm Community Centre. Or team up with your preschooler at Steveston Community Centre to learn to cook healthy snacks—kid style.

Free activities such as drawing, sportball, badminton and ballet will be available to try for families of all sizes at Thompson Community Centre. In addition, a free video game design class is offered to children, where they can create games from a variety of genres - action, adventure, platform, side-scrollers, pinball, strategy and racing - or even invent new games altogether. Skateboarders will also have the opportunity to learn from an experienced instructor who will teach the basics of skateboarding and skate safety through demos, instructions and hands-on learning.

Both Minoru Arenas and Richmond Ice Centre will be open, and in place of the public skate usually offered at Richmond Ice Centre, Minoru Areas will be presenting a Family Day Skate from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Minoru Aquatic Centre has invited a DJ to be on deck to amplify the excitement for swimmers.

Most of Richmond’s community centres will be open at regular holiday weekend hours on Family Day weekend. And Cambie, South Arm, Steveston and Thompson Community Centres will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the holiday Monday. Total Fitness Pass holders can use their pass at any centre on Family Day for no extra fee, offering a healthy and active weekend for the family.

To find out more about Family Day activities and events happening in Richmond, and for other details regarding community centre hours and programs, visit or contact the community facility of your choice.

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