The strength of Richmond as a sport event destination lies in the collaborative approach between the Sport Hosting office, official program partners and other key stakeholders. Together they form an indispensable resource for you and offer an elite support system.
When you join with RSH, you join a team of organizations ready to help you achieve success!
City of Richmond
As a strategic partner, the City provides program oversight, access to City owned facilities, and management of the Sport Hosting Task Force.
Tourism Richmond is the established tourism destination marketing organization for Richmond, BC. They oversee all other tourism market segments in the city and support Richmond Sport Hosting through visitor servicing, destination marketing and industry support.
Richmond Sports Council
The Richmond Sports Council was established in December 1982 for the purpose of unifying and representing sports groups within the community on relevant issues affecting the local sport community. Ultimately the local sport community is involved either as host or support to the hosts of the majority of sport events held in Richmond and is a vital connection for future event opportunities.
Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation
The Richmond Olympic Oval is a breathtaking venue on the banks of the Fraser River and winner of the Institution of Structural Engineers top award for Sports or Leisure Structures. With over 47,500 square metres of world class facility, it is the destination of choice for dozens of sports at all levels of play. The
Richmond Sport Hosting office is situated within the Richmond Olympic Oval and shares a vision of excellence for welcoming the world to Richmond.
Richmond Hotel Association
The Richmond Hotel Association is an active representative group for Richmond’s hotel community and a vital partner for Richmond Sport Hosting’s success. As an airport city, the number of hotels in close proximity and complimentary shuttle option to/from the airport provides options often provide cost saving avenues and options that are rarely seen by sport groups across Canada. Through collaboration with the Richmond Hotel Association, Richmond Sport Hosting is able to work collectively with a number of hotels and ensure the best options are made available to event organizers.
Sport events typically bring participants, officials and spectators to the host city. For provincial, national or international events, these visitors not only stay in local hotels, but they also purchase meals, souvenirs and spend time away from the sport venue at local attractions. Richmond businesses are well equipped to service out of town visitors and offer a plethora of options for tourists. As well, sport events often serve as marketing opportunities for local organizations and create a mutually benefitting opportunity for the event organizer and the business.
The Richmond community benefits in a variety of ways through experiencing high level sport events. For athletes, the ability to compete on home soil has been well established in Richmond as a Venue City for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Residents continually have the ability to engage with elite events as volunteers, technical officials and event organizers. Bringing elite sporting events into the community promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages dreams of young athletes as they join the ranks of spectators enjoying these events.