Scotiabank Richmond Branch Manager Duane Morris appears with Cydney Green, Chair 2018 Organizing Committee on their recent partnership.
Scotiabank will act as a ticket sales outlet for the New Year’s Eve Gala event presented by the 2018 Organizing Committee. A limited number of 50 Gala tickets will be available for purchase on a first come basis directly from Scotiabank.
Scotiabank Richmond employees will also assist in volunteering in the fundraising events towards this charitable evening in support of “Richmond’s 200th Anniversary”. Scotiabank will match each dollar they help raise up to $5,000. Early birds wanting to attend the Gala are encouraged to purchase their tickets directly from Scotiabank as soon as possible.
The 2018 Organizing Committee thanks Duane and Scotiabank for their support of Richmond’s 200th Anniversary.
From its initial meeting held in June 2014 Richmond’s 2018 bicentennial preparations have made significant progress. At that time the Richmond Village Association convened an open meeting which included the local Lions and Kiwanis clubs, Goulbourn Museum, Richmond Agricultural Society, Richmond Legion, Goulbourn Historical Society and others. It was agreed that a unified Organizing Committee would be established to coordinate, raise funds, promote and create a 2018 celebratory event to match the historical achievement of a 200 year birthday.
In the fall of 2015 and after several early meetings it was agreed to bring in Cydney Green to head the 2018 Organizing Committee because of her experience in chairing Richmond’s 175th Anniversary. Cydney immediately assembled a dedicated core of volunteers who created a vision and plan, a marketing/funding strategy, opened a bank account, commissioned an official logo and theme song, created website/social media platforms, ordered memorabilia, created a list of activities/events and then started executing.
The execution began with the official launch on April 30, 2016 followed by fund raising events which included One Fabulous Garage Sale, Car-tastrophy, Taste of Richmond, Barn Dance, Golf Tournament and participation in the Richmond Fair. These will be followed by a New Year’s Gala, Family Fun Day Skating Party, a Margaritaville Dance and many other events. See: http://richmond200.ca/2018-
Along the way many grassroots fundraising initiatives were also held and included card playing tournaments, BBQ’s, a swim-a-thon, street banners, donations from wine bottle sales, crocheted fox doll sales, church event donations and several anonymous cash donations. New fundraising grass root initiatives are always needed and welcomed.
So with less than nine months remaining before our big weekend party on June 15-17, 2018 where do we stand? Financially, we have raised over $100,000 and are working toward our new target of $150,000.
We need more volunteers to sign up and commit to our June weekend event and we need the community to visit our merchandise store at Royal Lepage Team Realty office at 3441 McBean Street, Richmond to purchase memorabilia. And if you would like more information or have questions please attend the Richmond Village Association Open Meeting on Wednesday Oct 18, 8pm at the Richmond arena where Cydney and the Organizing Committee will be presenting a detailed status update.
Finally, we wish to thank our committee members, volunteers, sponsors, supporters and everyone who has participated in Richmond’s 200th Anniversary. We encourage and invite everyone to join in the celebration.
TD Bank is Richmond’s latest local business showing their support for Richmond’s 200th Anniversary.
The 2018 Organizing Committee wishes to thank TD for becoming a Jock River Level Community Supporter ($3000) for Richmond’s 2018 celebration. All other local businesses are encouraged to show their support.
Silver Maple Developments is another proud local business showing their support for Richmond’s 200th Anniversary.
The 2018 Organizing Committee wishes to thank Silver Maple Developments for their recent golf tournament sponsorship ($500) for Richmond’s 2018 celebration. All other local businesses are encouraged to show their support.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, Carleton riding MP Pierre Poilievre poses with Tino Bevacqua, Richmond’s 200th Organizing Committee, to show its support for Richmond’s 2018 bicentennial. Recently, Canadian Heritage approved a grant of $40,200 in support of Richmond’s 2018 celebration under its Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program, Community Historical Anniversaries Programming Component.
The 2018 Organizing Committee thanks Canada and Pierre for their support of Richmond’s 200th Anniversary. The Village of Richmond and its residents invite everyone to participate in the big celebration weekend of June 15-17, 2018.
Richmond Village Eye Care Centre is another local business showing their support for Richmond’s 200th Anniversary.
The 2018 Organizing Committee wishes to thank Dr. Louise Hale for her recent 2018 street banner ($500) purchase and their event sponsorship pledge for Richmond’s 2018 celebration. All other local businesses are encouraged to show their support.
The Richmond Village Association announces its next Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday Oct 18, 8pm, Arena (Upper Hall).
This meeting is open to all.
Topic: Cydney Green, Chair of the 2018 Organizing Committee will be presenting a 2018 Anniversary update.
Car-O-Practor Autopro is Richmond’s latest local business showing their support for Richmond’s 200th Anniversary. Proudly standing on the 200th Recognition Platform are co-owners Brain Ayotte and Dan Prezeau.
The 2018 Organizing Committee wishes to thank Brian and Dan for their recent golf tournament sponsorship ($1000) for Richmond’s 2018 celebration. All other local businesses are encouraged to show their support.