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King’s Independent – helping build momentum for June 15-17!

Chris King and Richmond200 Banner at King’s Independent

submitted by Tino Bevacqua

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]A community without businesses that care and support local activities wouldn’t be much of a community at all. We are fortunate in Richmond to have businesses that understand the importance of community, businesses that will step forward to meet any number of challenges in community building. King’s Independent is one such business.

Chris King, owner of King’s Independent, is the type of businessman who never seeks personal recognition yet he deserves much more.  He understands the importance of giving back to the community and just acts, often without anyone asking. The latest example of independent action taken by Chris is displayed in the photo above captured and submitted by Tino Bevacqua of the Richmond200 planning committee.  Hats off to Chris for demonstrating such tremendous community spirit, leadership and generosity.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Richmond’s bicentennial on June 15-17, 2018 which is being held at the Richmond Fair grounds.  Follow the HUB for more details very soon on the events planned for this celebratory weekend!  It promises to be a blast!

Proudly standing on the 200th Recognition Platform, Chris continues to be one of the most generous supporters of local events and community groups.

In addition to the banner at the store, the 2018 Organizing Committee wishes to thank Chris for his recent and generous sponsorship of several anniversary events.

In this vein, there are still sponsorship opportunities for the June 15-17 weekend celebration.  All other local businesses are encouraged to show their support too. Contact Tino at for details.

Volunteers are needed as well. To volunteer for the big weekend contact Tino at 613-838-3466 or

Finally, to purchase 2018 memorabilia visit the store at Royal Lepage Team Realty office at 3441 McBean Street, Richmond.

Thanks Chris!