Richmond O Zone 2010 Celebration Site

Monday, February 1st, 2010 — 9:18am PDT
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Vancouver has LiveCity, Surrey has its Celebration Site at Holland Park, and Richmond will also be on the 2010 celebration festival map with the Richmond O Zone at Minoru Park.

Photograph © City of Richmond | 2010

Accessible from the Canada Line, this massive outdoor festival will host concerts, family activities and even the Holland Heineken House. Here’s a rundown of what you can find at the Richmond O Zone:

  • 2010 Ice Art World Championship
  • Fireworks The Richmond O Zone – for the Opening Ceremony (February 12) and Closing Ceremony (February 28)
  • Gala opening of the Gord Halloran Ice Gate – including a 60-foot Inniskillin icewine tasting bar
  • Interactive and Roving Entertainment
  • Musical Expressions Showcase
  • Richmond Revealed
  • Here are just a few of the concerts that will take place:

    Saturday February 13, 2010
    Main Stage
    8:00pm Hey Ocean
    9:30pm Bedouin Soundclash

    Thursday February 18, 2010
    Main Stage
    8:30pm Arkells
    9:45pm Our Lady Peace

    Saturday February 20, 2010
    Main Stage
    8:00pm Ultimate Power Duo
    9:30pm Marianas Trench

    Sunday February 21, 2010
    Main Stage
    8:15pm Swank
    9:30pm Dustin Bentall

    Thursday February 25, 2010
    Main Stage
    8:00pm Two Hours Traffic
    9:30pm Wintersleep

    Friday February 26, 2010
    Main Stage
    8:30pm Quinzy
    9:45pm Tokyo Police Club

    Saturday February 27, 2010
    Main Stage
    3:30pm, 5:15pm Wonderbolt Circus
    10:15pm The Stills

    Sunday February 28, 2010
    Main Stage
    9:30pm Five Alarm Funk
    10:30pm DJ Alex Merrell

    The Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay arrives in Richmond February 9th and events kick off around 4:30pm with the torch ceremony happening from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. This will be followed by a fireworks show at 9:00pm.

    You can find full concert listings on the Richmond O Zone website and they have updates on Twitter. If you do check out the O Zone and take photos, you can add them to their official Flickr group as well.

    If you’re looking for a bit more of an exclusive experience at the O Zone, you can purchase upgrades that include everything from Executive Lounges to Private Suites at the site.

    Current contests on

    • Enter here to win tickets to Le Concert Spirituel Baroque Orchestra Suites (until Sept 19)
    • Enter here to win an Oktoberfest at at the Alpen Club prize pack (until Sept 19)
    • Enter here to win tickets to the Coquitlam Express hockey games this weekend (until Sept 20)
    • Enter here to win tickest to see Herringbone at the Anvil Centre (until Sept 24)
    • View a complete list of contests »


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    4. jenn_lee_ca says:

      Richmond O Zone has a facebook page as well where you can up load images or start a discussion. Here is the link:

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    7. A. says:

      Will Billy Talent be playing at anytime? I heard they were supposed to play on the 19th, but I’m not sure if that’s a rumor or not?

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