Richmond’s stories shared through new video series

Richmond’s stories shared through new video series

The City of Richmond is launching a collection of 10 compelling videos that beautifully weave archival film and photographs with new footage to tell some of Richmond’s most fascinating stories. Each video was carefully crafted with input from community members, who provided first-hand knowledge of each subject.

“The Richmond Stories video series will bring to life the many diverse anecdotes of Richmond, from its beginnings to present day,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “It is exciting to know that videos developed collaboratively with the community will be used as resources for local students and all lifelong learners.”

Growth of a City, the first video available for viewing, is a fast-paced exploration of Richmond’s meteoric growth since its incorporation in 1879. Using rarely seen archival images, it documents the city’s transformation from wetlands and waterways to today’s modern metropolis. 

Richmond Stories includes a wide-range of topics that have something for everyone. The other nine videos will be released over the coming months and include a charming love story on the Interurban tram, the fierce sports rivalry of the Packers and Colts (and we’re not talking NFL), and the fine craftsmanship of Japanese boatbuilding practiced on Steveston’s waterfront. Additional videos feature more hallmark stories such as how flight, farming, cultural diversity and the growth of Steveston led to the Richmond we know today.

The Growth of a City video is available on the City's YouTube channel and on the Richmond Museum website. It can also be viewed in person at the Richmond Museum, located in the Richmond Cultural Centre at 7700 Minoru Gate. The other videos in the series will be available for viewing on YouTube and at the Richmond Museum when released.