RICHMOND, B.C. – The government of Canada is investing $750,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund for the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, B.C. to build an outdoor event space.
The space, called The Fields, will be a multi-use outdoor venue with new sports fields, courts and a fitness area, seating and lighting. It will provide space for community gatherings, encourage sport tourism and create a hub for outdoor recreation programming, a government release said.
The announcement was made by Richmond Centre MP Wilson Miao on behalf of Harjit S. Sajjan, the federal minister of emergency preparedness and the minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan).
“Today’s investment will allow Richmond residents to enjoy the enhanced outdoor community space at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Community spaces are the backbone of our neighbourhoods providing people from all backgrounds and age groups an opportunity to relax, connect and enjoy amenities in their local neighbourhood. I am pleased that our government was a part of making The Fields possible for Richmondites,” Miao said.
PacifiCan is the federal economic development agency focused on British Columbia. In 2022, PacifiCan opened new offices in 2022 in Victoria, Campbell River, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Prince George, Prince Rupert and Fort St John, B.C.