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Richmond Maritime and Wooden Boat Festival - 2020 - 2021 (COVID Years)

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In addition to First Nations performers and crafts people, the Festivals featured video stories about the Japanese Canadians who helped build the fisheries for which Steveston is famous.

For some, the pandemic provided the City of Richmond an opportunity to look inwardly and discover more of its true character and identify new talents. For those who were able to participate digitally the experience seemed more intimate. But of course everyone looked forward to being able to get back together in person.

This happened in 2022:

To visit different phases of the Festival, please click on a button: 

In 2020 COVID-19 hit hard. The pain carried into 2020 and forced a total "re-think" of the Richmond Maritime and Wooden Boat Festival. 


Anigraph Productions and city staff rose to the challenge, creating a virtual festival online, hosted by the beloved Riki the Wharf Rat and Lulu the Mermaid and a new puppet character, Mimi the mouse, who introduced and inter-acted with musicians, dancers, craftspeople and story tellers to the delight of online audiences young and old.

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