Richmond, BC – Are you looking for a unique, hands-on experience with your family? Do you want to improve your “lefty loosey, righty tighty” screwdriver skills? Are you seeking a fun and free celebration of Richmond’s heritage? Then come to the Steveston Interurban Tram Building on Sept. 28 for Screwy Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.
Screwy Sunday kicks off the restoration of the 102-year old Interurban Tramcar 1220. The event offers an opportunity for participants to remove one of hundreds of contemporary flathead screws which is an important part of the initial restoration process. Participants will then be allowed to take home the screw as a souvenir of the day, complete with a commemorative tag describing where the screw came from.
Visitors will be provided with a screwdriver and volunteers will be on hand to assist. Screws are located at different heights on the sides of the tramcar allowing all ages to participate. Children can also have fun making tram-related crafts. Information about how to volunteer will also be available on the day for those who want to learn more about the restoration process.
Screwy Sunday is part of the Canada-wide three day celebration of Culture Days from Sept. 26 to 28. The Steveston Interurban Tram Building is located at 4011 Moncton Street and is open in September on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry to the building and participation in Screwy Sunday is free and donations are always welcome.