Richmond, BC –The City of Richmond has been named as the first winner of the national Culture Days Marketing Award for its promotional program that both recruits and supports local artists, creating an annual celebration for the community to take part in arts and culture.
“Richmond is proud to be a leader in this Canada-wide movement to promote and support local arts and culture,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “To be recognized as the first recipient of the Culture Days Marketing Award is especially gratifying and it honours the enthusiasm, generosity and talent of so many creative residents who make Culture Days happen.”
Annually during Culture Days, thousands of artists, designers, cultural organizations and other creative people across Canada offer free public activities over the last weekend in September. Last year, nearly 850 communities registered some 7,000 activities. In February 2014, Richmond was ranked as the No.1 Regional or Belt City in Canada based on the total number of registered Culture Days activities in 2013. With 90 free, interactive cultural opportunities on offer, Richmond was also listed in the Top Three cities overall, after Winnipeg and Toronto.