My Best of Richmond: Ramesh Ranjan
Ramesh Ranjan is a digital marketer and has lived in Richmond his entire life. He currently serves on the board of directors for the West Richmond Community Association, Richmond Youth Services Agency and Heart of Richmond AIDS Society.
What do you like best about Richmond?
“There’s a lot to like about Richmond but to me, the best part is all the green space the city has. There’s a plethora of public parks, walking spaces and running trails that people of all ages can use.”
What’s the best place to take out-of-towners?
“Hands down—Steveston Village. A simple stroll along the boardwalk on a nice day can please anyone. The Wharf, Garry Point Park and everywhere in between—it's the authentic Richmond experience that every visitor ought to enjoy.”
Best hidden gem?
“It's hidden geographically but if you've lived in Richmond long enough, you'll know about Danny’s Screamers. Located at the corner of Garden City Road and Francis Road, Screamers—a mix of soft serve ice cream and flavoured Slurpee-like slush—are perfect. I’d bike there from West Richmond with friends when I was younger.”
“Pajo's Fish and Chips in Steveston. It's one of my favourite meals and you get to enjoy it on the water with an incredible view!”
Best thing you’d like to see in Richmond?
“I'd like to see a UBC or SFU invest in building a campus here in Richmond. There’s a tremendous (and growing) pool of eager and energetic young people in our city. Too many people are moving away for university or work. We need more magnets to keep young people engaged—here in Richmond. “