The 14th Doors Open Richmond, presented by The Richmond Museum, is returning for a second virtual event, online from June 5–12, 2021. This year’s edition will feature more than 30 sites representing Richmond’s cultural diversity and heritage, including places of worship, civic centres, museums, and local businesses. To further pique your interest, there are seven new sites this year, including Anar Persian Cuisine, the Richmond Chinese Community Society, and the Steveston Harbour Authority.
“We’re thrilled to be able to bring together members of our community virtually through Doors Open once more,” says Greg Walker, chair of the Richmond Museum Society. “As we continue to weather the storm of COVID-19 together, community has become central to all of our mental wellbeing. Doors Open has always been about sharing the stories of the people who make up our city. By going digital, we’re able to offer even more points of connection to local residents while also safely allowing others in Metro Vancouver to explore a new neighbourhood.”
Doors Open Richmond is a free annual raising civic awareness and showcases the diverse, multicultural places and communities of the city. Residents and visitors get a glimpse behind the scenes of locations for opportunity to discover and reconnect with a variety of local programs, services, and businesses. Part of the national Doors Open Canada program, Doors Open Richmond is the longest-running event in BC, drawing big crowds, since its inception in 2008.
Following on the success of last year’s virtual event, this year’s edition will feature new videos that provide a glimpse behind the curtain of participating sites. The videos will be shared throughout the week-long event on Richmond Museum’s social media channels, and available the following day on the museum website’s new interactive map. Doors Open sites will also share original content on their social media platforms, from virtual tours to fun facts about their organization or business. Visitors will be able to view content through the hashtag #DoorsOpenRichmond on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Some highlights include: a tour of the Richmond Mosque, the first and largest mosque in BC; an inside look at the broadcast station of Fairchild Television and Talentvision; a look at the interesting process of street name selection by the City of Richmond’s Property Records Clerk; and much more.
For the full list of Doors Open Richmond participants for 2021, and to find information and videos, visit richmondmuseum.ca/doors-open