Golf Tournament A Great Success (Photo Gallery)

Richmond’s 200th Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the single largest grassroots fundraising event so far. Thanks to local residents Gilles and Louise Dallaire for volunteering to create, organize and executive the first Richmond Open Golf Tournament in support of our bicentennial celebrations, over $10,000 were raised on Monday August 14.

We also thank all of our sponsors, donors, golfers and especially our volunteers who helped make the day a great success.

Thank You To Jabulani Vineyard & Winery

Tom and Janet, proprietors of Jabulani Winery, presented a cheque to the Richmond Village Association for $717.00  at their South African dinner event on August 4, 2017. They were thrilled to have sold all 717 bottles of the 1818 wine they produced in such a short time. In Janet’s words “they flew off the shelf”. A generous donation to the 200th of $1.00 from each bottle. Now that is community spirit!

Left to Right: Cydney Green, Maryann Wammes, Tom & Janet Moul (Jabulani Vineyard and Winery)

A Taste of Richmond: Thank You & Photo Album

A very special thank you to all the participants and attendees who made A Taste of Richmond a resounding success! The sold out event shone a light on the great variety of cuisine we have right here in Richmond. The funds raised will help put on a great celebration for Richmond’s 200th Anniversary.

Event Sponsor Laurysen Kitchens

Thank you to our Vendor Participants:

Thank you to our Supporting Establishments for their contributions:

We would also like to thank all those who donated items for the silent auction.


Richmond Village Garage Sale Fundraiser a Great Success!

May 13, 2017 – Richmond Community Garage Sale Fundraiser at the Dining Hall
It all started when Cydney Green, 2018 Organizing Committee Chair, simply suggested “we should hold a garage sale as a fundraiser“. And with that the Fairground Dining Hall was booked for May 12-14 as part of the annual village wide garage sale extravaganza. This was followed with a shout out to the community for donations. And the call was heard loud and clear as truck load after truck load of donations started rolling in. Then a team of Committee members and volunteers rolled up their sleeves and started the arduous task of filtering through the hundreds of bags and overstuffed boxes organizing items into various collections. They included kitchenware, toys, books, clothing, linens, pictures, tools, furniture, lighting, Christmas decor, sports, electronics etc.
The doors finally opened at 4pm on Friday afternoon and the bargain seekers started rolling in and they kept rolling in all Saturday long (oh how they rolled in) and again on Sunday morning until 12pm. Hundreds of shoppers including families, seniors, friends and neighbours crowded in narrow passageways touching and assessing the thousands of assembled items and treasures and some enjoying free coffee and cake! And in the end the great residents of Richmond who donated their valuable treasures and volunteered their time and effort were enormously rewarded with approximately $4000 raised for our 2018 bicentennial celebration. Cydney Green, thank you for your simple suggestion and a big thank you to all the volunteers and donors who made this event a great success.
It should be noted, most remaining items were sent to a local not-for-profit furniture bank while several Christmas, household goods and clothing were also donated to Richmond’s adopted Syrian family. Finally the community thanks Richmond Royal Lepage for sponsoring the complete event covering all it’s associated costs.

Jabulani Vineyard and Winery Commemorative Wine: Richmond 1818

Thank you to everyone who purchased a bottle.


Richmond’s own, local, Jabulani Vineyard and Winery has bottled a commemorative white wine named Richmond 1818 in support of Richmond’s bicentennial. A dollar from the sale of each bottle is donated to the celebration. To order contact directly.

“This is Richmond’s birthday wine to celebrate 200 years. Vinted from grapes grown in Richmond Ontario’s own local vineyard and winery, it has floral characteristics of honeysuckle and citrus, with tastes of gooseberry and apple on the palate ending with a crisp lemon finish.
Celebrate Always!”……notes by the wine maker, Tom Moul.

Richmond Walking Club Struts for 2018 Anniversary

Another great example of a grassroots initiative represented by these five active members of the Richmond Walking Club. As they wish, members make donations to the Richmond 200th Anniversary fund.  Pictured left to right are  Alida Stuyt, Coralie Bartley, Anita McCoy, Nancy Mills and Sheila Payne. These members challenge all other residents to step up for Richmond’s bicentennial! The community thanks all the club’s members.

For 2018 sponsorships contact Tino at 613-838-3466 or
To purchase 2018 memorabilia visit the store at Royal Lepage Team Realty office at 3441 McBean Street, Richmond.
Richmond Walking Club – Left to right are Alida Stuyt, Coralie Bartley, Anita McCoy, Nancy Mills and Sheila Payne.