World Festival nominated for Canada’s Most Outstanding Event


The inaugural Richmond World Festival has been nominated for two Canadian Event Industry Awards in the Best Public Entertainment Event or Festival and the Most Outstanding Event Over $200K categories.  The awards are presented in Toronto on March 31st as part of their CSE Live event conference and gala.

The City of Richmond would like to thank the extensive team of volunteers, community, suppliers, staff, and sponsors for their part in making the event a success.  We are busy planning year two which is now set for September 3rd, 2016.  Look for an updated website to launched in the coming weeks.


Best Public Entertainment Event or Festival

  • BaAM Productions, Toronto, ON for Closing Ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games
  • BRANDLIVE Management Group,Vancouver, BC & and The NYE Celebration Society for NYE VANCOUVER 2015
  • City of Richmond,Richmond, BC & John Donnelly & Associates Events Marketing Inc. Vancouver, BC for Richmond World Festival
  • City of Surrey, Surrey, BC &John Donnelly & Associates, Vancouver, BC for Surrey Fusion Festival
  • Jones & Jones Productions Ltd.,Brampton , ON for Jambana One World Festival
  • Parléview,Toronto, ON for Ontario’s Celebration Zone

Most Outstanding Event Over $200,000

  • Boom Goes the Drum,Calgary, AB for LOOK2015
  • BRANDLIVE Management Group, Vancouver, BC for NYE Vancouver 2015
  • City of Richmond, Richmond, BC& John Donnelly & Associates Events Marketing Inc. Vancouver, BC for the Richmond World Festival
  • Hala Events & Communications Inc. Toronto, ON for The Book Lover’s Ball 10th Anniversary
  • 5 Senses Meetings & Events, Toronto, ON for FIPP Worldwide Magazine Media Association International Meeting
  • Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown
  • Solutions with Impact, Toronto, ON, for Health Science Centre Foundation’s Celebrity Human Race – Winnipeg
  • WestJet, Calgary, AB for WestJet Christmas Party“ Swing from the Chandelier”

Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim to Headline the Inaugural Richmond World Festival


Dynamic indie dance duo Matt and Kim will headline the inaugural Richmond World Festival in Minoru Park on the Labour Day weekend. The day-long celebration of music food and culture is presented by Coast Capital Savings.

The Richmond World Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday September 5 with music all day long on the YVR Main Stage, an international food truck festival with more than 35 food trucks and the Richmond Centre Culinary Stage, the Global Village with interactive cultural activities and performances, Artisan Marketplace, Wide World of Sports and more.

“We’re going to transform Minoru Park into a global village that celebrates our cultural diversity, with something to satisfy all interests, ages and tastes,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We invite everyone in Richmond and visitors from around the region and around the globe to join us for a great end of summer festival.”

Headliners Matt and Kim have become festival circuit favourites with a live act renowned for raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems. They’ve performed at numerous major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Pemberton.

In addition to its international hit headliners, the Richmond World Festival will also showcase numerous diverse cultural acts, and feature a number of Richmond based performing groups.

Main Stage sponsor Vancouver International Airport will also be bringing its T-Shirts to Paradise contest to the Richmond World Festival. Festival goers who are BC residents and 19 or older can get a free- t-shirt and enter to win a trip for two to one of six Asian destinations.

“As YVR connects British Columbia to the world, it is great to see the cultural diversity from around the world showcased right here in Richmond,” said Anne Murray, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Vancouver Airport Authority. “We are very excited to sponsor the YVR Main Stage which will feature excellent global talent including the energetic and incredibly skilled duo Matt and Kim. We look forward to celebrating with all who join.”

The Richmond World Festival is produced by the City of Richmond. Community partners are Port Metro Vancouver, Cowell Auto Group, Richmond Centre and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Media sponsors are Global TV, the Georgia Straight, 102.7 The Peak, Z95.3, Richmond News and Miss 604.


We are offering a limited number of quality sponsorship opportunities to companies who want to engage with culturally diverse demographic. Each opportunity will be unique and your brand will be a stand out.

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