Richmond's Minoru Precinct

Minoru Precinct

Richmond Cultural Centre, Minoru Centre for Active Living, Gateway Theatre and Minoru Chapel

Richmond, BC

Richmond's Minoru Precinct is located in the heart of Richmond, BC and includes numerous civic facilities, including the Richmond Cultural Centre and Plaza, Minoru Centre for Active Living, Gateway Theatre and Minoru Chapel. All facilities are wheelchair accessible with public parking nearby. Richmond Cultural Centre (7700 Minoru Gate) The Richmond Cultural Centre is home to the Arts Centre, Performance Hall, Brighouse Library, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Museum, Archives and Media Lab. During Culture Days, many local resident art groups also open up their studios for workshops and demos throughout the Cultural Centre. The City of Richmond offers free space to community organizers and independent artists. Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue) The new Minoru Centre for Active Living that partially opened this spring, is an iconic 110,000 square foot facility that currently houses The Seniors Centre, and the Events Centre, which provides amenities to support the surrounding sports fields. The Seniors Centre includes a cafeteria, billiards room, wood shop, arts and movement studios, a wellness centre, multi-purpose rooms and casual seating spaces for reading, cards or socializing to support adults 55+ years in active aging. Gateway Theatre (6500 Gilbert Road) Gateway Theatre is comprised of a 522-seat MainStage, a 89-seat Studio, a rehearsal room, and administration and production space. The goal of the Gateway is to enrich the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Minoru Chapel (6540 Gilbert Road) Built in 1891, the historic non-denominational Minoru Chapel was relocated to Minoru Park in 1967. While it is mainly used for weddings, filming and special events, this year it is also home to Minoru Manifesto, a community created project led by artist Julie Hammond.

More about Richmond Culture Days

Location

Richmond Cultural Centre, Minoru Centre for Active Living, Gateway Theatre and Minoru Chapel

Richmond, BC

Organizer

Katie Varney

kvarney@richmond.ca

Events

Create Your Own Masterpiece with Emily

Organized by Emily Art Gallery at Richmond Cultural centre – Atrium

Emily is 1 of the 10 BC Culture Days Ambassadors this year. She always believes that everyone can be creative and that we all have that little artist inside us. Come join her for this casual and fun painting party. You will be creating an a...

Draw from a costumed model

Organized by Richmond Artists Guild at Richmond Cultural Centre

Observe members of Richmond Artists Guild as they paint and draw from a costumed model - or bring your materials and try your own hand at life drawing. A live model will be posing.

The Richmond Arts Coalition's Sharing Stage - Performances and more!

Organized by Richmond Arts Coalition at Richmond Cultural Centre - Performance Hall

The Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC) is excited to host a sharing stage at the 2019 Culture Days. RAC will showcase a variety of diverse arts by talented performers who reside or work in Richmond. In the Cultural Centre's Performance Hall,...

Explore Music Through Performances & Instrument Petting Zoo

Organized by Richmond Music School Society at Richmond Cultural Centre - Performance Hall

Come and see the Richmond Music School in action! Join our staff, instructors and students for free activities and concerts. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about our programming, meet our teachers and try a variety of instrume...

Unique ways of making things

Organized by Thomas Girard at Richmond Cultural Centre - Boardroom

The process of making things is not hard to figure out. Choosing actionable items towards what constitutes “making things” is hard. In this workshop you’ll be introduced to some surprising, easy, and effective ways of making things which I’...

What Makes You YOU: a Self-Portrait Workshop

Organized by Jeni Chen Art at Richmond Cultural Centre – Atrium

Kids, youth and adults can drop by to draw a self-portrait and add elements of what make them unique in the background. We will use cartooning techniques on how to draw a face and look at examples of portraits by Van Gogh with interesting b...

Exhibition: Cindy Mochizuki - Cave to Dream

Organized by Richmond Art Gallery at Richmond Art Gallery

Vancouver-based artist Cindy Mochizuki presents a multimedia installation with hand-drawn animation, sound and live-action video, to create a theatrical setting for four fictional stories to unfold. In "Cave to Dream" stories are told by h...

Exhibition: Jon Sasaki - We First Need a Boat for the Rising Tide to Lift Us

Organized by Richmond Art Gallery at Richmond Art Gallery

Waist deep in water and equipped with only rudimentary material and tools, artist Jon Sasaki attempts to build a functioning boat that would allow him to extricate himself and paddle to shore. As boat building in the water presents far more...

Opening Reception: Cindy Mochizuki & Jon Sasaki

Organized by Richmond Art Gallery at Richmond Art Gallery

Opening reception of two new exhibitions at the Richmond Art Gallery: Cindy Mochizuki - Cave to Dream and Jon Sasaki - We First Need a Boat for the Rising Tide to Lift Us. Join the artists in the gallery to celebrate the opening of their...

Share a Good Deed with the World --The 5th Canada Multicultural Creative Works Festival and BBQ

Organized by WS Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society at Minoru Centre for Active Living

You’re invited to the following 2 FREE events: 5-6 pm 2019 Richmond Neighbourhood Celebration BBQ; 6-8 pm The 5th Annual Canada Multicultural Creative Works Festival Venue: 7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, B.C (Minoru Park; Minoru Centre fo...

Minoru Soundwalk

Organized by Julie Hammond at Minoru Chapel

Join Minoru Chapel and City Centre Community Centre Artist in Residence Julie Hammond for a soundwalk in and around Minoru Park. A soundwalk is a guided walk where the focus is on listening to the sounds of the environment around you. We...

Richmond Nikkei Stories Bus Tour

Organized by City of Richmond at Richmond Cultural Centre

Richmond Nikkei Stories Bus Tour Join the Richmond Public Art Program, Richmond Art Gallery and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in an engaging bus tour of Japanese Canadian stories, art and history in Richmond. Light refreshment...

PodPlay: Notes from a Building

Organized by City of Richmond, Cultural Centre at Richmond Cultural Centre

This self-guided audio tour will take you on a journey through the Cultural Centre, Brighouse Library, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Museum and Richmond Arts Centre. Pop by the front desk at the Cultural Centre to borrow one of our MP3 pla...

A Chinese Arts + Culture Celebration at Gateway

Organized by Gateway Theatre at Gateway Theatre

Experience free Chinese arts, music, and interactive activities in celebration of Gateway Theatre’s upcoming production, China Doll. From local talents on our MainStage to hands-on activities in our lobby, get ready for an immersive, family...

Chinese Calligraphy and Painting

Organized by Richmond Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Club at Richmond Cultural Centre - Plaza

Meet one of the Richmond Art Centre's local resident arts groups, and share in a demonstration of the ancient art of calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting. A free event held at the Cultural Centre Plaza tent.

Design the car for the future of your city

Organized by Victor G. Martinez PhD at Richmond Culture Centre - Boardroom.

There will be a real-scale layout of a vehicle attached to a wall, where visitors can play with selecting and positioning different elements of a car (wheels, engine, driver, etc.), and "draw" their vehicle with tape. I will be guiding and...

Media Lab Digital Drawing Drop-in

Organized by Richmond Media Lab at Richmond Media Lab

Stop by the Richmond Media Lab, home of the Richmond Youth Media Program, to learn about upcoming programs and try making a digital drawing using a graphics tablet. The images will be inspired by the question, "What does wellness look lik...

Minoru Manifesto: Interactive Installation

Organized by Julie Hammond at Minoru Chapel

A manifest is a list of things carried. A manifesto is a public claim. How does what we carry—as individuals and as a community—influence what we claim? Minoru Manifesto is an ongoing, interactive, community-built installation investigatin...

Minoru Manifesto: Performance & Picnic

Organized by Julie Hammond at Minoru Chapel

Witness, and maybe even participate, in a community-created performance built from what we carry and what we claim. Using multiple languages and weaving song, story, and movement throughout the historic Minoru Chapel, Minoru Manifesto draws...

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

Organized by Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra at Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall

Have you ever wanted to try out a violin or an oboe? What about a drum kit? If so, join the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo! Children will have the opportunity to touch and try out various string and wind instruments, as well as observe RDYO...

Open Rehearsal with RDYO

Organized by Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra at Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall

Come watch an open orchestra rehearsal and learn how the young musicians of Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra make music together. Learn about the various instruments, roles in an orchestra, as well as the challenges and benefits of being part...

Pottery Wheel and Clay Demonstration

Organized by Richmond Potters Club at Richmond Cultural Centre - Lobby

See a pottery clay wheel in action! Meet the Richmond Potters Club, an active resident art group, and learn all about their year-round activities and classes. Activity to be held in the Lobby of the Richmond Cultural Centre.

Resident Art Group Showcase

Organized by Richmond Arts Centre at Richmond Cultural Centre

The Richmond Culture Centre and outdoor plaza will be brought to life by artists and artisans with big imaginations and deep roots in Richmond. This year's showcase offers and array of fun and interactive public demos. See the magic of a po...

Richmond Cultural Centre Murals and Artist Tours

Organized by City of Richmond at Richmond Cultural Centre

Join Mayor Malcolm Brodie and artists Richard Tetrault, Jerry Whitehead and Keely O’Brien in officially unveiling the recently completed public art murals at the Richmond Cultural Centre. 30-minute artist talks and tours of both murals will...

Richmond Gem and Mineral Society

Organized by Richmond Gem and Mineral Society at Richmond Cultural Centre - Lapidary Studio

Searching for hidden treasures, like jade on the Fraser River, or fire opal near Vernon, is exciting, but what can you do with those finds? Learn how to cut, trim, and polish rocks, and how to create beautiful silver pendants, and rings. Wa...

Riverside Art Circle

Organized by Riverside Art Circle at Richmond Cultural Centre - Plaza

Drop by our table at the Cultural Centre Plaza on Saturday September 28 for the popular Mixing Colours activity for kids, and the opportunity to enter our draw, and win a painting set prize! Come learn about Riverside Art Circle which offer...

RYMP FM

Organized by Richmond Youth Media Program at Minoru Centre for Active Living

Join members of the Richmond Youth Media Program (RYMP) for a live radio show featuring interviews with Culture Days champions, music from RYMP DJs, and maybe even you! Look for the booth outside of the Minoru Centre for Active Living.

The Art of Islamic World: Arabic Calligraphy Demo

Organized by Islamic Art of British Columbia (iabc) Art by Nikhat Izhar Qureshi at Richmond Public Library

The workshop will give an introduction to the basics of Arabic calligraphy. Attendees will have a chance to learn: - Different styles of writing calligraphy - Tools for writing calligraphy (Bamboo Pen, Ink, and Paper) - What's written in...

TMP Improv Comedy Show

Organized by TMP Improv at Minoru Centre For Active Living Lounge

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this improvised comedy show. Improv comedy, like what you might have seen on Whose Line is It Anyway, is where actors make up scenes on the spot based on audience suggestions. Participate by shouting out suggestio...

Weavers and Spinners Demonstration

Organized by Richmond Weavers and Spinners at Richmond Cultural Centre - Fabric Arts Studio

Learn about the art of weaving, spinning, and dyeing, and see live demonstrations by one of Richmond's active resident art groups. Free demonstrations held on the second floor of the Richmond Cultural Centre.

Writing and Drawing with Chinese Ink

Organized by Richmond Chinese Artist Club at Richmond Cultural Centre - Atrium

Meet the Richmond Chinese Artists Club and view members' calligraphy and painting displays as well as live demonstrations. Try your hand at writing or drawing with traditional Chinese ink and brushes.

Sing Out! Youth and Children sing with Richmond's premier choir!

Organized by Artistic Director and Conductor - Heidi Epp, Pacific Northwest Choral Academy at Richmond Cultural Centre, Plaza

Do you know a youth or child who loves to sing? This is their chance to join an open rehearsal with one of Richmond's premier children's and youth choirs under the direction of well-known Conductor and Artistic Director, Heidi Epp. The ch...

Artist Talk with David Jacob Harder

Organized by Minoru Seniors Society at The Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living

Learn about the process, and view the work of Artist David Jacob Harder as he explains his vision and the making of "Together" which stands outside the new Minoru Centre for Active Living. This giant sculpture represents the many diverse ac...

Friday Night Live with The Richmond Community Concert Band

Organized by Minoru Seniors Society at Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living

The Richmond Community Concert Band has an extensive history in the community and performs at many events. They are sure to get your toes tapping as they perform a variety of Big Band, Show Tunes, and top 40's favourites. This live concert...

Advanced Line Dance Performance - Happy Performers Line Dance Team

Organized by Minoru Seniors Society at Seniors Centre at Richmond Centre for Active Living

Enjoy the fast paced and intricate moves of these line dancers as they perform a variety of Chinese cultural dances. Performers bring vibrancy and fun to every show, with traditional Chinese style music and costumes.

Minoru Photo Group - Digital Display

Organized by Minoru Seniors Society at Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living

Enjoy the rich, detailed, beautiful imagery recorded by amateur photography enthusiasts who meet monthly at the Seniors Centre. The digital display is a result of the passion these photographers have for the art of photography, and the chal...

Chinese Folk Dancing Performance with Red Leaf Arts Group

Organized by Minoru Seniors Society at The Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living

Enjoy a multicultural performance of traditional Chinese Folk Dancing with the Red Leaf Arts Group. These energetic seniors are dedicated to this traditional art form, and meet weekly to practice and polish their performing skills.

Arts and Culture Performances at Minoru Seniors

Organized by Minoru Seniors Society at The Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living

Join us in the Main Hall, and experience the many varied cultural performances by a diverse group of Richmond seniors and members of the Minoru Seniors Society. Enjoy Chinese Line Dancing, Singing, and Peking Opera performances! Chinese Li...

Sing-a-long with the Minoru Glee Singers

Organized by Minoru Seniors Society at The Seniors Centre - Minoru Centre for Active Living

Enjoy a lively performance and sing-a-long with the Minoru Glee Singers. This dedicated group of active seniors meet weekly to practice their singing skills, and polish their repertoire. Guaranteed to get your toes tapping, and put a smile...

Art for Social Change - Play and Variety Show

Organized by Richmond Poverty Response Committee at Richmond Cultural Centre - Performance Hall

Join the Richmond Advocacy and Support Committee (RASC) and the RASC'als and enjoy a play called "Hope Beyond Homelessness" and a variety of skits, spoken word, poetry and art. RASC members are all persons with lived experience of poverty a...