Mayor Malcolm Brodie of Richmond Presents one of the newcomer families with the Aspac-sponsored, Chinese edition of the Guide.

Richmond, BC – With a vibrant multicultural community hailing from all corners of the world, Mayor Malcolm Brodie proudly launched the first edition of the Richmond Newcomers’ Guide at City Hall on September 23, 2009. Amongst those in attendance were Councillor Bill McNulty, Richmond Intercultural Advisory Committee Chair Mr. Jake Pogoson, various City Hall members, as well as sponsors for both the English and Chinese versions of the Guide. The Guide is designed to ease the transitional process for all new residents of Richmond.

Mr. Lance Brown of Aspac Developments, attended on behalf of the company as sponsor of the Chinese edition, to greet and present welcome gift baskets to two new immigrant families from China.

In addition, Aspac also provided pins and information cards educating the community about speed skating that will take place at the Richmond Olympic Oval during the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic games. Aspac is a proud sponsor of the Speed Skating Canada Community Tour, jointly with Speed Skating Canada and the Richmond Spirit of BC, to promote the sport.

Aspac, a renowned real estate developer based in Vancouver, will concentrate its forces on developing the community of River Green in Richmond over the next 15 years.

“It is our hope that new immigrants will flourish and reach for the opportunities this city has to offer; and like Aspac, will build their legacies in Richmond,” said Mr. Brown.