By 12 noon on Tuesday, September 1st, signs had been posted, games set up, tents erected, and hot dogs were steaming in the cooker. Strains of lively 60s music from the DJ soon had everyone moving to the beat, and the Community Fun Fair at South Arm Park was off to a good start.
The rain held off, and about 200 people stopped by throughout the day. Children enjoyed playing games and winning prizes, having their faces painted, designing and making buttons, and eating hot dogs and sno cones.
A Fire and Life Safety Educator from Richmond Fire-Rescue set up a tent, where children and parents chatted and had their questions answered.
An African Drumming group from Steveston Community Centre held everyone enthralled, and some attendees were able to participate in beating out the rhythmic harmonies.
Later, people gathered round to be serenaded by a choir from posAbilities Richmond Community Inclusion program, with keyboard accompaniment, who had been practicing for the event.
Wrapping up the entertainment was a rousing drum solo by another talented member of Richmond Community Inclusion.
Door prizes throughout the day added to the excitement, some donated by local business sponsors.
The Fun Fair brought together people from across Richmond, including members of Richmond Community Inclusion and Richmond Society for Community Living, their families and friends, community partners, and people living in the South Arm neighbourhood. Everyone felt welcome and thoroughly enjoyed this festive community event.

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