Richmond City Hall has seen over ten thousand visitors at various events beginning with the Official Opening on May 20, 2000. An incredible amount of time and energy was given by many groups, businesses and individuals to ensure the success of the related special events.
The May 26th Millennium Charity Gala sponsored by the Richmond Foundation and the Richmond Sunset Rotary Club was attended by over 1200 guests. Net proceeds will support the beneficiaries of these organizations and the City of Richmond. On June 26, 2000 a cheque for $10,000 was presented to the Mayor and Council by representatives of both groups.
The Cenotaph was rededicated on June 6th. A candlelight ceremony involved veterans and youth from the City. This was followed by a laying of the wreath and a speech by Mayor Greg Halsey-Brandt. A Fieu de Joix acted as a finale followed by a March north on Number 3 Road.
The Cenotaph was re-furbished and installed very close to its original location after being in storage for several years. Several names were added and some corrected for spelling errors. Thanks to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No 5 for coordinating this event and to the many other supporting cadet groups and agencies.
The Mayor and Council hosted a Recognition Social on June 12th for residents that have lived in Richmond for 50 years or more. Over 1000 guests attended and were treated to lunch, guest speakers and entertainment. One speaker was Mrs. Christine McKinney who at age 96 has lived in Richmond for 94 years.
Participants enjoyed the opportunity to see old friends and neighbours. City Council and staff appreciated the chance to be able to thank those that have contributed so much to Richmond. Those that registered and were not able to attend can still pick up their packets at the Administration desk at City Hall. Late registrants can pick up their packages after August 1st.
The City wished to thank all sponsors and volunteers for their help with the events relating to the opening of our new City Hall.
The new City Hall opened for business on May 15th 2000.Location of the New City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road Richmond BC V6Y 2C1
Located at the corner of Granville and No. 3 Road