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2016 News and Information

Beware of bear hugs in Steveston Park

16 August 2016

teddy bear picnicBear hugs will abound at the Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday, August 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All teddy bears and their owners are welcome to bring a lunch and picnic blanket and join in all the fuzzy fun at Steveston Park and the Steveston Interurban Tram Building.

Bears can get a first aid checkup and a paw palm reading while their human friends can enjoy teddy graham cookies, lemonade and temporary tattoos. The fun continues with balloon twister extraordinaire, Jack the Clown, and Matt Henry, a genius creator of giant bubbles.

Curious bears are also invited to climb on board the 104-year-old Interurban Tramcar 1220, currently under restoration at the Interurban Tram Building. Young bear owners can then construct a conductor hat for themselves and their bear friends, as well as enjoy colouring crafts just outside the tram building.

After a prize draw for a teddy bear and three runner up prizes of a giant gummy bear, the picnic will conclude with a teddy bear parade around Steveston Park at 12:45 p.m., led by Jack the Clown. All bear owners will receive a commemorative Bear Friends Forever (BFF) certificate.

The event is weather dependent as teddy bears prefer to stay dry.

For more information, call 604-238-8081 or visit The Steveston Interurban Tram Building is located at 4011 Moncton Street, on the corner of Moncton Street and No. 1 Road. Steveston Park is located to the east of the Tram Building.

The Teddy Bears Picnic is presented by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Steveston Community Society.