Doors Open Richmond showcases the city’s diversity and cultural heritage

May 23, 2022

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine|

The city of Richmond, B.C., is one of the most diverse cities in Canada with over 60 per cent of its population born outside the country. Every year, Doors Open Richmond celebrates this cultural diversity by offering a look inside the city’s places of worship, cultural and civic centres, local businesses, museums and heritage sites.

The 15th annual Doors Open Richmond (DOR), being held from June 2-5, 2022, will present free in-person and online events.  All in-person activities will take place on June 4–5, and will be complemented by virtual content available from June 2. This year’s edition features 35 sites representing the city’s cultural diversity and rich heritage, including 21 that will welcome visitors in person.

Visitors can tour the Saint Germain Bakery central facility where cakes and pastries are produced and sample some treats. Richmond Media Lab will demonstrate the magic of stop-motion technology. Visitors can experience a day in the life of a firefighter at Fire Hall #1, Richmond’s largest and busiest fire hall. Anar Persian Cuisine will offer an introduction to Persian food, customs, and traditions.

A special shuttle tour will be available on June 4 taking visitors to various places of worship along No. 5 Road, also known as the “Highway to Heaven.” The tour will stop at the Az-Zahraa Islamic Centre, Lingyen Mountain Temple and the Richmond Jamia Mosque.

Visit richmondmuseum.ca/doors-open for more information and to register for the in-person programs.

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