Sports Services & Events

About Sports Services and Events

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City of Richmond Works Yard
5599 Lynas Lane
Richmond, BC V7E 5B2



Sports and Community Events Services provides leadership and support for sport organizations, community groups, non-profit agencies and for profit promoters involved in hosting outdoor activities, tournaments, festivals and events in Richmond. This includes the coordination of all requests to use School Board playing fields and gyms and City-owned parks and other properties.

Sports Services staff work in consultation with the Richmond Sports Council and community sports groups to assist with the coordination of services and space required for sporting events.

Organized sports are made possible in Richmond through a network of volunteer organizations. To find information about sports teams and registration, see Community Organizations

Richmond Sports Wall of Fame
2015 Sports Wall of Fame Inductees

Sixteen extraordinary athletes, coaches, teams and builders were officially inducted in the new Richmond Sports Wall of Fame, which was officially unveiled November 21, 2015. The inaugural induction ceremony drew a standing room only crowd to the Wall of Fame area.

The first 16 inductees to the Richmond Sport Wall of Fame are:

Athlete 

  • Pasha Bains: Acclaimed basketball player, founder of Drive Basketball
  • Robert Dixon: Javelin Gold medallist at the 1934 British Empire Games, died in military service in World War II
  • Ray Murao National: kendo champion and now head instructor of the Steveston Kendo Club
  • Randy Samuel: 82 caps for Canadian men’s soccer team, played professionally in Europe and Canada
  • Bobby Singh: Only professional football player to win Super bowl, Grey Cup and XFL championships
  • Ronald Williams: three time BC Derby winning jockey, rode 546 winners
  • Walter Wu: Won 14 Paralympic swimming medals

 Builder 

  • Lance Carey: Olympian, field hockey coach and builder
  • Diane Clement: Co-founder of Richmond Kajaks, Chef on the Run author
  • Doug Clement: Co-founder of Richmond Kajaks, sports medicine doctor
  • Richard Collier: Long-time Richmond Kajaks throws coach
  • Bill Disbrow: Legendary Richmond Colt basketball coach for 34 years

 Official 

  • Tony Shaw: International table tennis umpire and referee

 Team 

  • 1988 Richmond Colts: BC boys basketball provincial champions
  • Richmond Milkmaids: Ground-breaking women’s lacrosse team
  • Richmond Rockets FC: 1979 U-18 national soccer champions

Nominate an Athlete, Builder, Coach, Official, Pioneer, Special Achievement or Team
The Richmond Sports Wall of Fame is an opportunity to celebrate the history of sport in Richmond by providing a focal point for the community to recognize the achievements of past athletes, teams, builders and officials of sport in Richmond.  The Wall of Fame’s prominent location in the Richmond Olympic Oval will ensure appropriate recognition for Richmond’s sporting history.

Download a nomination form for the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame. The deadline to submit 2016 Sports Wall of Fame inductee nominations was December 31, 2016.

Sports Field Information
Sports Field Information: 604-276-4383
Sports Field Open/Closed Status: Daily Field Report
Fax: 604-244-1242
Email: sports@richmond.ca

For information about sports field rentals and tournament applications, see Sports Field Bookings.

For information about planning an event in Richmond, see Sport & Event Hosting Services.

Sport for Life Strategy (2010-2015)
The City of Richmond developed an innovative and exciting Sport for Life Strategy that aims to ensure that all residents are physically active and participate in sport and recreation for the long term. To learn more, view our video (4 min 26 sec).  

Press the play button and then the square button in the bottom, right-hand corner to watch the video in full screen HD.

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Endorsed by Council in November 2010, the process of developing the Richmond Sport for Life Strategy (2010-2015) was a collaborative effort between the City and a range of agencies and community organizations involved in the delivery of sports programs and services in Richmond. 

Sport and Event Services Staff 
Gregg Wheeler
Manager, Sports and Community Events
Phone: 604-244-1274
Email: Gregg.Wheeler@richmond.ca

Ross Sakai
Coordinator, Community Events
Phone: 604-233-3305
Email: ross.sakai@richmond.ca

Paul Morizawa
Coordinator, Parks Programs and Sports
Phone: 604-244-1266
Email: paul.morizawa@richmond.ca

Events/Rentals Office
5599 Lynas Lane
Richmond, BC V7C 5B2
Phone: 604-233-3304
Fax: 604-247-4464
Email: rentals@richmond.ca

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