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Sport & Event Hosting Services

Sport Hosting Services

Sport tourism is an emerging market on the international stage and one that has recently been identified as a key sector market for the City of Richmond. Richmond is well positioned to take advantage of this emerging market with its facility inventory, abundance of accommodations, excellent transportation network, strong history of sport hosting by community sport groups, active educational institutions, established sport council and engaged corporate community.

Being a Venue City for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games provided the City of Richmond with a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase itself to the world while highlighting the City’s premier sport hosting venue, the Richmond Olympic Oval Corporation. Leveraging this Olympic opportunity is vital to propelling Richmond onto the national and international  stage as a premier sport hosting destination.

 PDF Document Sport Hosting Strategy

Sport Hosting Services
The City of Richmond’s Sport Hosting Office offers complimentary services to sport organizations and organizing committees in helping to bid for, plan and stage sport events in the City of Richmond.

Sport Hosting Incentive Grant
The Richmond Sport Hosting (RSH) Incentive Grant Program is a $100,000 per year grant program developed to provide financial support for sport event organizers to successfully bring and host high level sport events in Richmond. The grant program has assisted over 220 events since 2010 and has significantly demonstrated support for Council’s 2014-2018 Term Goal #8 - Supportive Economic Development Environment.

For more information on the Grant Program, including the application form, go to

Bid Development and Presentations
The City of Richmond can help your sport organization design and develop a winning bid for Provincial, National or International sport events. We also provide bid presentation materials and collateral to strengthen your bid to make Richmond your next host city.

Volunteer Support
The City of Richmond has a strong partnership with Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives, ( a non-profit, charitable organization that has been bringing people and services together through promotion of volunteerism since 1972.

Site Inspections
If your event or bid requires a site inspection of any sport venues, cultural facilities or accommodations, the Sport Hosting Office can help you organize a professional site visit.

For more information, visit Richmond Sport Hosting or contact:

Tanya Foley
Manager, Sport Hosting
Phone: 778-296-1406
Fax: 778-296-1429