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Farm Fest Ontario at Heritage Centre

If you enjoy going to farmers’ markets, love farm-to-table dining or visiting working farms, then this exhibit is for you! On until March 30 at the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre, Farm Fest Ontario looks at farms and what they do for us. This province is filled with stories of farm life with its challenges and [...]

2019-02-20T22:12:46+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Local scene|

Valentine’s Day means flowers

Living at Avenue Towns so close to Hillcrest Mall means that you can personally make the trip to the florist for your Valentine’s Day bouquet. While red roses top the list of most popular flowers to give on February 14, other flowers send special messages to loved ones. Peonies are associated with romance, prosperity and [...]

2019-02-14T01:41:02+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Local scene|

Chinese New Year is almost here!

Year of the Pig begins on February 5, and the predictions are in. It looks like a prosperous year! It’s time to celebrate with a reservation at your favorite Chinese restaurant in Richmond Hill. You may want to consider Dragon Boat Fusion Cuisine at 160 East Beaver Creek Road, #4-6, for its renowned dim sum. [...]

2019-01-30T21:23:27+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Local scene|

A night at The Curtain Club

Richmond Hill is home to a vibrant community theatre, The Curtain Club Theatre. The club, which started off in members’ homes and grew into its own theatre at Newkirk and Elgin Mills, was famously the setting for the Royal Canadian Air Farce’s first few seasons. After more than half a century of growth, it remains [...]

2019-01-23T00:47:55+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Local scene|

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival—save the date

Every year, Richmond Hill celebrates winter with a grand carnival of ice carving, hockey tournaments, live music, pancake breakfasts, hot chocolate, pony rides and a coveted chance to meet the gala’s mascot, Ookpik. Ookpik’s a much-loved mythical owl who strides around the fair, stopping for photos with visitors. This year the carnival happens on February [...]

2019-01-16T23:08:38+00:00 January 16th, 2019|Local scene|

What’s the story on Boxing Day?

Did you know that Boxing Day has been a national holiday in Canada since 1871? Or that it’s a holiday in the United Kingdom too? In Ireland, Boxing Day’s the day for costumed parades and music. In England, Boxing Day heralds the annual fox hunt. In areas of Newfoundland, zany masked mummers visit neighbours who [...]

2019-01-08T00:31:12+00:00 December 24th, 2018|Local scene|

School’s out, get ready for winter camps!

Richmond Hill is the place to be if you’re a child ready for fun. Once school’s out for winter break, community centres like Bayview, Elgin West and Oak Ridges offer a range of programs for all ages. Those under six might like half-day programs with titles like Little Artist, Play and Learn or Winter Adventures. [...]

2019-01-08T00:30:27+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Local scene|