About Richmond

Awards

Our City Council, and City Staff, are proud and grateful to have been recognized for many of our achievements over the years.

Year Awarding Body Name of Award
2017 Recreation Facilities Association of BC (RFABC) 2017 Bill Woycik Outstanding Facility Award
The Bill Woycik Outstanding Facility Award honours W.E. “Bill” Woycik, a Past President of the Recreation Facilities Association of BC (RFABC). Each year, the award goes to one outstanding new or newly renovated recreation, sport or leisure facility in British Columbia that exemplifies innovations in design, energy management, operations, revenue generation, and services. City Centre Community Centre received the 2017 award.
2017 BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) 2017 Parks Excellence Award
The BC Recreation and Parks Association Provincial Awards (BCRPA) recognize outstanding programs, innovative facilities and dedicated professionals who remind us daily of the work that is being done in the recreation, parks and culture services sector. The 2017 Parks Excellence Award was awarded to The Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment.
2017   Canadian Cancer Society Extra Mile Award – Platinum Level
The Canadian Cancer Society recognizes businesses that are committed to creating health workplaces for their employees. The Extra Mile Award – Platinum Level is the top award given in this category and recognizes businesses who invest in the wellness of their employees through a variety of health and wellness initiatives.  
 2017  Rick Hansen Foundation Accessible Cities Award 
The Rick Hansen Foundation launched the Accessible Cities Award in the fall of 2016 to recognize municipalities for creating and building accessible places and spaces for people with disabilities.
2017 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
The City of Richmond was again honoured for its public financial reporting with our 2015 Annual Report receiving a pair of awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. Richmond received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the 14th consecutive year. The City also received the association’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the 7th year.
 2017 Canadian Event Industry Awards Nominated for Best Public Entertainment Event or Festival
The City of Richmond’s 2016 Richmond Maritime Festival was nominated for the Best Public Entertainment Event or Festival at the Canadian Event Industry Awards.
2016 Special Event magazine Nominated for Best Fair Festival
The 2016 Richmond World Festival was named as one of three finalists worldwide in Special Event magazine’s prestigious international awards competition for Best Fair Festival.
2016 National Trust for Canada Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership
The City of Richmond was the 2016 winner of the National Trust for Canada Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership. This Canada’s most prestigious heritage award and recognized Richmond’s long and significant commitment to heritage preservation.
2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards Most Outstanding Event in Canada
The Richmond World Festival 2015 was the winner of the Most Outstanding Event in Canada Award at the Canadian Event Industry Awards.
2016 Union of BC Municipalities Community Excellence Award in Best Practices, Excellence in Action Category
Richmond’s district energy implementation initiatives received the Union of BC Municipalities’ Community Excellence Award in Best Practices, Excellence in Action category.
2016 International District Energy Association System of the Year award
The Alexandra District Energy Utility received a System of the Year award from the International District Energy Association.
2016 Fraser Basin Council E3 Fleet Certification –Platinum Level
Richmond received the E3 Fleet Certification – Platinum level certification award from the Fraser Basin Council.  Richmond is the 1st and only municipality in Canada to receive this award, which honours environmentally friendly practises in managing large vehicle fleets.
2016 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
The City of Richmond was again honoured for its public financial reporting with our 2014 Annual Report receiving a pair of awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. Richmond received the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the 13th consecutive year. The City also received the association’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the 6th year.
2016 Creative City Network of Canada Awards of Excellence Honorable mention  in the “Cultural Events Award” category.
The Richmond Maritime Festival received an honorable mention in the “Cultural Events Award” category at the Creative City Network of Canada Awards of Excellence.
2016 Planning Institute of BC Silver Award for Excellence in Policy Planning
Richmond’s Ecological Network Management Strategy received the Silver Award for Excellence in Policy Planning from the Planning Institute of BC. This strategy is our guide in preserving and protecting Richmond’s natural areas.
2016 Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners Climate Protection Richmond has achieved all 5 Milestones
The City of Richmond was recognized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection. Richmond has achieved all 5 Milestones in the program which is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.