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6 Sep 2019  |  No Comment >>

The 10th anniversary of the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive will be the week of Sept. 16, starting with the delivery of boxes and or flyers to homes and business throughout Richmond and then the pick up and delivery of all food to the Richmond Food Bank on the 21st (cash donations may only be made directly to RFB).This year people with an interest in serving in the community are invited to make this amazing work grow even bigger. Last year over 560,000 pounds was collected throughout the province and the goal for 2019 is 600,000.The need is …

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18 Aug 2019  |  No Comment >>

Can’t wait for Culture Days to check out “Hope Beyond Homelessness,” the inspiring play by the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee? Exploring the real human cost of homelessness through poetry, song, drama, music, photography, art and personal stories, the performance will also take place one week earlier at the St. Alban Anglican Church (7260 St. Albans Rd., Richmond B.C.) fundraiser on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $15, to purchase please send an email to info@richmondprc.org. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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31 Jul 2019  |  No Comment >>

Culture Days, a nation-wide celebration of arts and culture,  is coming to Richmond in a few weeks. On Friday Sept. 27, guests will have an opportunity to watch “Hope Beyond Homelessness,” a 30-minute play starring people with lived experience of poverty and unstable housing. Produced by the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee, it is a story of one person’s journey through the shame and indignity of living on the streets. More info here.

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26 Jul 2019  |  No Comment >>

Family Services of Greater Vancouver offers women an opportunity to practice their English, cooking and more at the upcoming ESL Cooking for Moms, held at South Arm Community Centre at 8800 Williams Rd. in Richmond. On-site childcare is available. Please call 604-279-7100 or email Joanne at jmonteiro@fsgv.ca to register for this complimentary program.

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28 Mar 2019  |  No Comment >>

Interested in DIY clothing repair? Non-profit group Frameworq Education Society is hosting free workshops at the Vancity Blundell Centre community branch on April 27 and May 25 from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Register here or by walking into the branch. BYOC (bring your own clothes).

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8 Mar 2019  |  No Comment >>

On Jan. 14 of this year, the Richmond municipal government officially endorsed the ABC Plan to reduce poverty, following a presentation by Theresa Head, Richmond Advocacy & Support Committee (RASC) member. In a letter to B.C. Premier John Horgan, Mayor Malcolm Brodie states the following:
“While recognizing the challenges of implementing such an ambitious plan, strong measures are required to stem the increasing inequality manifest in our society. We anticipate that, should the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s ABC Plan be implemented, the forthcoming BC Poverty Reduction Strategy will provide the hope, …

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13 Feb 2019  |  No Comment >>

On March 1, join Autistics United Canada and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in remembering people with disabilities who were victims of violent crime. The candlelight vigil begins at 5 p.m. at Woodlands Memorial Garden in New Westminster. ASL interpretation will be provided.