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International Summer Night Market set for May 9 opening
The seventh annual International Summer Night Market kicks off this weekend with a Panda Nation theme, an LED tree garden, and sporting Richmond's only mini-golf course.
Paul Cheung, chief executive officer of the market, said partial proceeds from this year's $2 admission price will benefit the Canadian Cancer Society and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Hundreds of prizes will be given away nightly, including flights to Asia, FIFA soccer balls, tablets and more.
The market is open from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays and holiday Mondays, through Sept. 14.
Cheung said the market is in negotiations with the City of Richmond, and is seeking a three-year renewal at its current location, behind the Home Depot, at 12631 Vulcan Way.
Parking remains free of charge on site, with neighbouring lots offering one free entry with their parking fee.
This year's market will feature 61 food booths, including Singapore-style jerky, Thai-style green and red curry, soft ice cream with freshly-made waffle cones, barbecue lobster and crab, Dutch mini pancakes, fish and chips, and roast taro with pineapple.
The entrance fee to the market is $2 for adults, but is free for children 12 and under, and seniors 60 and older.
For more information about the market, call 604-278-8000, visit their website at www.summernightmarket.com, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.