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The Annual Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration Returns With New Attractions and Gastronomic Experiences

RICHMOND, British Columbia, May 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B.C.'s highly-anticipated spot prawn season is back for another year at historic Steveston Village, and Tourism Richmond and the Steveston Harbour Authority are thrilled to invite locals and tourists alike to celebrate the short and sweet season at the second annual Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration. From now until June 18th, spot prawn festivities are taking place to shine a spotlight on the popular delicacy and the storied fishing history found at Steveston's Fisherman's Wharf through family-friendly activities including opportunities to ?buy off the dock' from local fishers, and the return of the ?Dine About' program where local chefs will showcase a true (and fresh!) taste of the best of Richmond's spot prawn and seafood bounty.

"We are thrilled to be back for a second year of the Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration, and this year promises to be better than ever. Every year, our loyal customers line up for hours at the Wharf to kick off spot prawn season and this year was no different," says Nancy Small, CEO of Tourism Richmond. "We are excited to keep the spot prawn frenzy going with a 45 day celebration, which includes activities for people of all ages from now until June 18th, and everyone is invited to visit Steveston Village to experience it for themselves! From cooking demos at Fisherman's Wharf to a new exhibition at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and the return of our popular Dine About program - which highlights some of the top restaurants and chefs offering mouth-watering seasonal spot prawn and seafood dishes - there is truly something for everyone."

Spot prawn sales officially kicked off earlier this month, and people are encouraged to make the most out of this year's spot prawn and seafood celebrations by visiting Steveston Village from now until June 18th. Highlights of the Celebration include:

This year's popular Dine About program returns on June 1st and brings together 12 local restaurants and chefs working in partnership with Steveston fishers to offer an authentic taste of fresh, local seafood - a true "ocean to plate" gastronomic experience. Foodies are encouraged to make a reservation in advance, and to download the all-new Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Dine About Passport for $2 off the featured spot prawn dish at all participating Dine About Restaurants from June 1st-18th, 2023. Each time you redeem a $2 discount, you'll also be automatically entered into a draw for the chance to win a Steveston restaurant gift card. The more restaurants you visit, the higher your chance of winning!

"As a newcomer to Vancouver, I look forward to my first spot prawn season, and we are thrilled to be taking part in this year's Dine About program at the Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration," says Chef Harris Sakalis, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport. "Spot Prawn season is a quintessential West Coast dining experience and we can't wait to showcase the best of Steveston with our Spot Prawn feature at Globe@YVR this year, and to give people a true taste of B.C.!"

Can't miss restaurants included in this year's Dine About program include:

To learn more about spot prawn season and the Steveston Spot Prawn & Seafood Celebration, visit stevestonseafoodcelebration.com.

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About Tourism Richmond

Tourism Richmond is British Columbia's 4th largest destination marketing organization (DMO), responsible for promoting Richmond to residents, leisure travellers, meeting planners, travel media, and anyone that influences travel. They also work closely with travel and tourism industry stakeholders and municipal officials to enhance and position Richmond as a can't-miss part of Metro Vancouver. Their ultimate goal is to ensure Richmond and the community benefit from a thriving visitor economy.

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