The Richmond Lions Club, located in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia in Canada, has been a charter club of Lions Clubs International since 1946.
The Lions motto is "We Serve", and our club has been serving many deserving causes in the Richmond community since our charter was established.
The fourth annual cruise of classic and custom cars is hosted by the Steveston Merchants Association. The cruise will take place on Sunday December 4th for 15 minutes from 12:15 to 12:30. The cars will drive along every street in the Village at least twice. The cars will park for a two hour display from 12:30 – 2:30 at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery and the Steveston Hotel and Buck & Ear Pub.
The car owners will bring toys or cash to donate to the Richmond Christmas Fund.
The Richmond Lions Club will provide canopies to cover the tables of donations and to sell their annual Christmas cakes. They will lead off the parade of special interest cars as they tour the historic scenic village of Steveston, BC.
The car cruise kicks off the Christmas season in Steveston along with Santa arriving by boat, the annual Old Fashioned Horse & Carriage rides, the Festival of Trees display inside the Cannery, and the bi-weekly Cannery Farmer’s Market.
Most of the special cars come from Richmond, while the rest will come from Surrey, Maple Ridge, Vancouver and Coquitlam. Half of the entries have entered a previous year, while the other half are here for the first time.
The first entry that came in was from Jordan & Carol McRae. They have the Christmas Spirit and dress up as elves from the North Pole. Their 1953 Ford F-100 is decked out with lights and giant candy canes.
Two members of the Richmond Street Rodders Club will bring two cars each. Bill Blackall will bring a rare 1968 Mercury Cyclone, that was entered last year, and also his newly completed 1938 Chev hot rod pickup. Doug Fraser will bring a beautiful Chev Nova and a fresh 1950 Ford. The Nova is outstanding. It is purple in colour with vibrant flames and a large blower sticking out of the hood.
Three Corvettes have entered and several convertibles as well. An outstanding new entry will be Bill Miloglav’s 1955 Cadillac Convertible. It is bright red in colour and has won numerous awards at various car shows during this past summer.
Car shows and car cruises are not as popular in the winter as they are in the summer. Classic car owners are making this date an exception because all the toys and donations are for children. All donations will go to the Richmond Christmas Fund, with staff on hand to receive them.
Recently Completed Events
Photos from the 2016 Sockeye Run
For years the Richmond Lions have offered fruit cakes for sale over the Chrismas season. For a very reasonable price you get an excellent fruit cake in an elegant tin, boxed for easy gift wrapping.
For more than 35 years the Vancouver South Lions Club has sold Christmas trees. These days the trees are sold at the John Oliver high school on the corner of 41st Ave and Fraser St in Vancouver.
A number of our members were one time members of Vancouver South and still have ties with them. The Richmond Lions have participated in tree sales for many years.
2017 Sockeye Run
The pending date for the 2017 Sockeye Run is June 11th 2017. Check back here for information.