Trudeau makes surprise stops at Metro Vancouver grocery store, White Spot

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Thursday was a busy day in Metro Vancouver for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an unscheduled stop in the afternoon at an Asian supermarket in Richmond, as well as at his planned event in Surrey and a visit to a major local restaurant chain location.

Trudeau made a short, surprise appearance at the massive T&T Supermarket in Lansdowne Centre, where he handed out mooncakes to people, with cameras clicking and lights flashing around him. He found some time for selfies, of course, too.

According to the prime minister’s office, Trudeau was on his way back from an earlier stop at BC Hydro’s training centre in Surrey where he announced the formation of a committee made up of the federal and provincial governments, as well as BC Hydro, to increase the use of electricity to power the natural gas industry.

Trudeau documented the Surrey stop on his official Instagram feed, but in his Instagram stories the Prime Minister gave one of Vancouver’s oldest restaurant chains a major shout out after a stop at a lower mainland White Spot location.

Trudeau gave White Spot a shout out in his Instagram stories on Aug. 29, 2019. @justinpjtrudeau/Instagram

With files from Nono Shen/Richmond News

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom