Steveston Community Society

The Steveston Community Society is an association of volunteers dedicated to maintaining a positive, pioneer “Spirit of Steveston”, by providing cultural, social & recreational opportunities for all members of the community.

About Us

Visit the Steveston Community Centre to find out more about the programs and services offered to the community.


We have the following spaces for preschool available:
Salmonbellies M/W/F PM (4 year old)
Based on children's interest (using an emergent curriculum) educators implement an enriched curriculum that includes: "Fun Family Phonics" (phonics program), art, music, literature, language, social responsibility, and diversity, all as a framework for a comprehensive preschool program.
Rainbow M/W PM (3&4 yr olds)
This play based program incorporates a traditional preschool format and provides an introduction to a variety of languages and cultures. Languages and cultures will be incorporated through a variety of fun, educational, theme based activities that will reflect our diverse community.

Call 604-238-8080 for details.

Steveston: A Community History

researched and written on our behalf by local historian and long-time City of Richmond Councillor Bill McNulty and published in May 2011. It is a detailed account of the birth and development of Steveston from the mid-1800s to present day. Copies are available to purchase from the Steveston Community Centre for a suggested donation of $20, with half the proceeds being forwarded to the Japan Relief Fund for Onagawa. To purchase your copy by mail order, please email us or phone 604-238-8094.

Steveston Community Society Board of Directors 2014-15
Beth Ovenden, President
Alan Clark, Vice President
Barbara Whittle, Secretary
Lynda Seigneuret, Treasurer
Jim Kojima, Past President

Alan Sakai, Brenda Yttri, Cheryl Grattan, Chris Lim, Elise Kobylanski, Frances Lorenz, Jimmy Yau, Joan Haws, Johanna Stewart, June Stevens, Karen Schiefner, Keith Whittle, Lingly Wilson, Maureen Duns, Michele Cupit, Neil McEachern, Scott Wilson, Susan Epp, Tracy Paldy


Kelvin Higo

City Council Liaison

Linda McPhail

2014 Steveston Community Society Annual Report

2014 Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society Annual Report

To register or enquire about the programs offered at the Steveston Community Centre please call 604-238-8080 or visit the Steveston Community Centre home page.

Contact Info:
Steveston Community Society
4111 Moncton Street
Richmond, B.C. V7E 3A8
Community Centre: 604-238-8080
Society Office: 604-238-8094 or Fax: 604-718-8096


Fall and Winter Hours
Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Spring Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Hours are subject to change.

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Christmas Craft Fair
Applications for the 2014 Christmas Craft Fair will be posted mid-May. The Craft Fair is Saturday, November 29.


There are no opportunities at this time.

NEW Steveston website

March 3, 2014 - We are developing a new website with the goal of launching it by end of April, 2014. Check back often to see if this page is "new"! Included will be our new on-line blog, which will replace our printed newsletter.

Steveston Community Society Newsletter

(acrobat reader required)

Fall 2013
Summer 2013

Spring 2013

Winter 2012/13

Steveston Community Society Scholarship

The Steveston Community Society provides an annual scholarship to each of their two catchment high schools - Steveston-London and R.A. McMath - to support a graduate who intends to pursue a post-secondary education in the field of recreation or similar program, and who best exemplifies the "Spirit of Steveston" by having a well-rounded record of service to the community. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who:
- have volunteered for the Steveston Community Society
- demonstrate strong leadership at school and in the community
- demonstrate a strong history of volunteerism at school and in the community
- are planning a career in recreation or similar field to benefit the community
Application is available here; deadline to apply May 31.

Open Gym

April Schedule

Fitness Programs

Postural Assessment

Steveston Cares: Onagawa's Children
The community has come together to adopt the village of Onagawa which is similar to Steveston, and to raise money to help their children rebuild their lives. Donations will continue to be accepted until we reach our goal of $270,000. All funds raised will directly support the children and the schools of Onagawa, Japan. For further information, please read: Onagawa: Where your money is going.

Steveston Park Brick Program

The brochure and order form is available here.


The SFAM is now open year-round! Visit the SFAM website for full details including market dates and vendor information.

To enquire about volunteering or becoming a vendor, please send us an email or call our Market Manager at 604-729-7326 or visit our website

Educational Garden

Read our Winter 2012-13 newsletter for further details. If you are interested in volunteering for this exciting new project, please email
We also have a garden blog site under development, visit us here, and watch it grow along side the real garden.

Interested in volunteering for the Salmon Festival, Farmers & Artisans Market, or for the Steveston Community Society in general?

If you are a new volunteer and need to register: APPLY ON-LINE
and choose Steveston as your prefered facility.

If you are already registered and want to check out the latest Steveston opportunities, visit our volunteer job postings here.

Steveston Salmon FestivalSteveston Salmon Festival
The Steveston Community Society organizes one of the largest non-profit Canada Day celebrations in the country, the Steveston Salmon Festival. "Canada's biggest little birthday party!" July 1st annually since 1945.

To find out more, visit the Steveston Salmon Festival website today.

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