Long time Richmond residents invited to register for Pioneer Luncheon


Richmond, BC – Have you lived in Richmond for 50 years or more? Registration is now open for the Pioneer Luncheon, a signature event taking place this May, that is part of the City’s Richmond Canada 150 program.

“The Richmond Canada 150 program will leave lasting legacies that foster both national and civic pride about our past, present and future,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “While we are home to some of the country’s newest citizens, our community also includes long-time pioneers, some of whom who trace their family roots in Richmond to the late 19th century. The Pioneer Luncheon event aims to recognize and celebrate the contributions of current or former citizens who spent 50 or more years living in Richmond and who have helped to shape our community.”

The Pioneer Luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the north plaza at Richmond City Hall. This free event will include a catered lunch and live entertainment featuring a combination of programmed stage performances, roving entertainment and interactive displays and activities.

There will be a maximum capacity for this event; therefore pre-registration is required. Individuals who have lived in Richmond for 50 years or more are asked to submit a registration application. There are two ways to register:
• Submit an online registration form at www.richmondcanada150.com/communityevent/pioneer-luncheon
• Complete a paper registration form, available at Richmond City Hall, Minoru Place Activity Centre, Richmond’s eight community centres and the Cultural Centre.

The deadline to register to receive an invitation is Friday, March 31. Invitations will be sent out in mid-April.

Details about the Pioneer Luncheon can be found at: www.richmondcanada150.com/communityevent/pioneer-luncheon. For more information on the Pioneer Luncheon, please call 604-204-8600 or email richmondcanada150[at]richmond.ca.