What kind of financial assistance is available in Richmond?
The Richmond Sport Hosting Incentive Grant Program provides $100,000 in financial assistance each year to events held in Richmond. For full details and how to apply, click here.
How far is Richmond from the Vancouver airport?
Richmond is home to the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As the airport city, Richmond provides access to a number of logistical benefits not available in communities further out such as complimentary shuttles to Richmond hotels.
What can Richmond Sport Hosting do that an event organizer can’t do without them?
Bottom line, an experienced event organizer will be able to take care of business on their own – but they don’t need to. RSH has well established partnerships within the community and often receive preferential rates that are not accessible to outside groups. As well, by contacting the office or completing the Event Request Form our staff can often simplify the process of finding the best venues and accommodation options for you. To find out more about how we can help you, click here.
What is the service fee to use Richmond Sport Hosting?
RSH is a complimentary service provided by the City of Richmond and supported by program partners – Tourism Richmond, Richmond Olympic Oval and the Richmond Sports Council. There are no fees for any of our staff time.
Gail Hamamoto (BC Wheelchair Sports Association)“The Richmond Olympic Oval and Richmond Sport Hosting are invaluable partners in BC Wheelchair Sports Association’s international hosting strategy. Without their support, we would not be able to host a world class event such as the Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Championships that welcomes the top international teams to Richmond every two years.”