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RVA seeks new blood – appeals to Richmond200 volunteers

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]The Richmond Village Association Inc. (RVA) is losing some essential Board members. It needs to fill critical positions both on the Board and at the level of project leader, manager or volunteer.

The RVA Annual General Meeting, Tuesday, February 19th, 8 p.m. at the Richmond Memorial Community Centre presents a key opportunity for community members to elect a new Board of Directors.  It is the perfect opportunity to consider stepping up for your community to volunteer your time and talent.

Looking back, Richmond’s bicentennial celebrations in 2018 can only be described as a huge success – a success that would have been impossible without the effort of so many volunteers and organizations pitching in from across the community. 2018 was proof positive that Richmond knows how to pull together!

The RVA as an organization was thrilled to participate fully in that success. From the initiation of a community wide planning forum years in advance through to such mundane but critical services as the provision of insurance coverage, fund raising and financial management of the proceeds raised for Richmond200, the RVA did its’ part to chalk up some important contributions to the years’ success.

Going forward the RVA hopes to build on the success of 2018 and is appealing to all residents, in particular the many volunteers who drove the Richmond200 celebration events, to consider joining the Richmond Village Association Board. RVA President, David Proulx recently wrote to the Richmond200 volunteers stating:

“We were so impressed with how extremely well-coordinated & executed the events were by the various volunteers … we thought some of you might be interested in joining our team.”

So, whether you are interested in a challenge, giving back to your communiuty or simply participating in the important process of supporting your community association by attending the AGM, the welcome mat is out! Rumour has it you can have fun doing it too!

The RVA is comprised of a number of dedicated volunteers who work diligently towards conceiving and delivering various programs and events throughout each fiscal year. All who live in Richmond are the focus of the RVA’s mandate and as a community they form the foundation of the RVA.

The list below highlights a number of the many areas the RVA helps make Richmond a great place live. All areas could use more volunteer help if the activities are to continue and grow.

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Santa Parade

Lighting of the Park

Street Banners

Student Award

Richmond Family Fun Day

Richmond Garage Sale

Richmond Clean-up

Youth & Senior Activities

Advocacy Issues

Gateway to Groceries


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RVA website

RichmondHub website

Heritage Mural Gallery

Support to Community Organizations

Online Events Calendar

Online Business Directory

Quarterly Community Flyers

Email notifications of Upcoming Events

Public Meetings on topics relevant to the community

Business Sponsorships


The entire outgoing Board of the RVA looks forward to seeing you at the meeting. For more information about the RVA visit the website here.