Sports Services & Events

Richmond Sports Council

Richmond Sports Council
The Richmond Sports Council was established in December 1982 for the purpose of representing sports groups within Richmond, and to coordinate participation of these groups in relevant issues affecting the community. The council represents all sports groups registered within the Community Services Division. 

The office address is:
7191 Granville Avenue,
Richmond, BC, V6Y 1N7

Following is the Richmond Sports Council Executive:

Chairperson: Jim Lamond
Vice-Chairperson: Bob Jackson
Treasurer:  Gary Rosval
Secretary: Nora Wright

Richmond Sports Council Meeting Agenda
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in Meeting Room M.2.004 at City Hall (except for August).

Richmond Sports Awards
This annual event is organized and co-hosted by the Richmond Sports Council, the Richmond Review and the City of Richmond.

These awards recognize the athletic performance of individuals in a variety of categories including high school, junior, university, senior, masters, athletes with a disability, Special Olympics athletes and community teams. 

In addition to athletes, the awards also recognize the contribution of the many administrators, coaches, officials and athletic "builders" who develop sports programs in Richmond. Over the years, administrators have volunteered many hours of service, sustaining and supporting sports in Richmond and contributing to the growth in sports city-wide.

For more information about the Richmond Sports Awards and how you can nominate an athlete or athletic administrator, contact:

Jim Lamond
Chairperson - Richmond Sports Council

604-277-1400

Summer Games Sports Legacy Trust Fund
This fund was created from monies remaining after the 1979 B.C. Summer Games held in Richmond. The interest generated from the trust is dispersed as grants to athletes. 

Donations are gratefully accepted, are tax deductible and help many athletes. To make a donation to this worthwhile fund, send a cheque payable to:

The City of Richmond
c/o Parks and Recreation Department
5599 Lynas Lane,
Richmond, B.C., V7C 5B2

The following information provides details about the Summer Games Legacy Trust Fund and will assist  you in completing an application. Enquiries for additional information or clarification may be made to Paul Morizawa, Coordinator, Parks Programs and Sports at 604-244-1266.

BC Summer Games Legacy Trust Fund Outline
Grants provide financial assistance to Richmond residents participating in a sporting competition at a Provincial level or higher. Grant applications must be completed and forwarded through a representative on the local Executive of the governing sports or recreation association. This representative is responsible for coordinating the submissions of all applications from their association members, and reviewing and certifying that all provided information is complete and accurate. Participants may apply as individuals where merited, but groups of individuals within an organization, including members of a team or multiple teams belonging to the same association, are to be treated collectively through a combined application. The Community Services Committee of Council is responsible for the approval of funding assistance and for the dispersal of funds according to the guidelines as outlined in this document. The intent is for applicant(s) to be informed of a decision on their grant application within a period of four to six weeks following a submission.

Eligibility
Applications are subject to the following eligibility guidelines and grants are commensurate with the merit of the applicant(s).

Individuals or teams are eligible if they have qualified to participate in a sporting competition at a Provincial level or higher (i.e., National or International) championships or events. Grants are intended for competitors living and training in Richmond. Consideration will also be given to Richmond residents who take part in specialized activities that preclude membership in a Richmond club.

Grant applications are evaluated on priorities and principles covering the development of Richmond’s youth and promotion of Richmond’s reputation. Consideration is given to the age of applicant(s) with children aged 11 to 19 years having highest priority, followed by children of under 11 years and then seniors (adults aged 20 years and older).

Grants are specifically applied to support the cost of attendance at the specified event. Therefore, transportation related costs are given consideration over other expenses and disbursements. Revenue available to the applicant(s) from other sources is to be used to offset accommodation, food and other costs. Any surplus of revenue from other sources is to be applied to transportation costs. Following these considerations, net expenses are considered in funding assistance.

Request for funding surpassing the amounts outlined below, may be reviewed by the Trust Fund Committee for recommendation to Sports Council for additional funding to be granted to the applicant.

Grant Amount
The maximum grant for an individual applicant will normally not exceed $500.00 or one-half of eligible costs, whichever is less. For combined applications covering a group, or team(s), the maximum grant will normally not exceed $1,000.00 or one-half of eligible costs, whichever is less. Available funding is limited and must be distributed on an ongoing basis over 12 months among many applications (see funding information in subsequent section).

Payment
The applicant(s) will be notified in writing specifying the amount of the grant. Proof of attendance and results of the competition must be submitted to the Parks and Recreation Department within four weeks of the event date or loss of future eligibility for grant funds will result. If it is not be possible for the applicant(s) to attend and participate in the competition, grant funding is to be returned.

Application Form
To complete an application form for a BC Summer Games Legacy Trust Fund grant, print, complete and send in the following application: 

PDF Document Summer Games Legacy Trust Fund Application