(From left to right) Mr. Raymond Li of Aspac; Tracy Lakeman, CEO of Tourism Richmond; Honorable Rob Howard, MLA; and Honorable John Yap, MLA.

Despite heavy snowfall and slippery roads, over 230 guests attended the Tourism Richmond Annual Christmas Party on November 25 co-hosted by Aspac Developments Ltd. at the River Green Story Centre this year.

Rob Gillis, Chair of Tourism Richmond’s executive committee was the emcee of the evening, MLA Rob Howard, Mayor Malcolm Brodie, and Raymond Li of Aspac Developments all brought greetings congratulating on the success of Tourism Richmond.

On behalf of Aspac Developments Ltd., Mr. Li congratulated Tourism Richmond and their achievements throughout the years. He said in his speech, “the City of Richmond has evolved from a small farming community over a century ago, to the growing city that it is today. Like Mayor Brodie, Aspac Developments believes that Richmond’s scenery, lifestyle, arts, culture, and recreation opportunities make this city an exciting place to live and work.”

Guests brought in canned foods and other non-perishable items to benefit the Richmond Food Bank and enjoyed great food and drinks from various Richmond vendors which included the Boathouse, Grill 7, Nooch, Lulu Island Winery, Qoola Yogurt and Fruit, Russell Brewery, Anna’s Cake House, and Sanduz Winery. McNair Secondary’s youthful jazz band also put on an impressive performance and brought musical entertainment to the guests at the event.

In support of the Richmond Food Bank this year, Tourism Richmond made a donation to the organization in lieu of goody bags. Also, the night ended with over 3 big carts full of donated items from guests and vendors!

As one of Vancouver’s top developers of master-planned communities, Aspac will be building the River Green neighbourhood in Richmond over the next 15 years.

Tourism Richmond is a non-profit, membership driven organization whose mandate is to position and market Richmond, British Columbia as a visitor destination.