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Richmond, BC, Canada (July 29, 2010) - Lights, camera, action! A lucky family will be the recipients of a personalized Richmond arts and culture experience that could include a special backstage tour of the lights, ropes, sets, and props at Richmond's Gateway Theatre. The VIP prize package will be customized to the family's interests, and is one of four exclusive, fun-filled getaway packages that visitors can enter to win* at allinrichmond.com. The contest was recently launched by Tourism Richmond and runs from now until December 31, 2010.

Each vacation package includes a three-night stay for two adults and up to two children, as well as $2,000 toward airfare or car rentals, kid-friendly activities, spending money for souvenirs and other extras. All four packages are distinctly different and unique, offering visitors a chance to experience an unseen side of Richmond. The packages are themed around four of Richmond's signature products: the Richmond Olympic Oval, the Historic Fishing Village of Steveston, Asian cuisine and culture, and West Coast arts and heritage.

Olympic Connection Package
The iconic Richmond Olympic Oval has now been transformed into a multi-purpose international centre of excellence for sports, health, and wellness. This package includes a guided VIP tour with insight into the Richmond Olympic Oval's public art and ground-breaking sustainable architecture as well as three nights of accommodation at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, fitness passes and $200 in Richmond Olympic Oval souvenirs, $400 in restaurant gift certificates and family passes for both Watermania and the UBC Boathouse's paddling program.

Tall Ships Package
In June 2011, the Historic Fishing Village of Steveston in southwest Richmond will welcome a spectacular international fleet of tall ships as part of Tall Ships Richmond 2011. Included in this package are VIP tickets to the Tall Ships Festival, three nights of accommodation at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, $300 in restaurant gift certificates, a whale watching excursion with Vancouver Whale Watch, bike rentals from Steveston Seabreeze, and family passes for Watermania and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site for hands-on family fun.

Taste of Asia Package
With a 65 per cent Asian-Canadian population, Richmond is famous for having the best Chinese food outside of China. Richmond is also home to the Golden Village, a bustling commercial district with 300+ Asian shops, restaurants, and services. This package includes $200 in gift certificates to spend on souvenirs in Richmond Centre, $350 in gift certificates to sample Richmond's authentic Asian cuisine, three nights of accommodation at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel, and passes to Watermania and Richmond Go Karts for outdoor racing for all ages.

Culinary and Culture Package
Richmond's exciting range of cultural, heritage, and culinary experiences are spotlighted in this package, which will be specially designed by the Richmond Arts Coalition. Depending on the winning family's interest, the package may include a backstage tour of Gateway Theatre, a personalized tour of Richmond's new public art installations, or an afternoon of customized classes learning to paint, dance, sing, sew or spin. Also included in the package is a tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, tea and home-made scones at London Heritage Farm, three nights of accommodation at the River Rock Casino Resort, a $50 gift
card for the River Rock Casino Resort with family buffet dinner and breakfast, $300 in restaurant gift certificates, and flex tickets with a gift for the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus.

For more details or to enter to win* one of the four $3,500 packages visit allinrichmond.com. *Some conditions apply.


About Tourism Richmond

Tourism Richmond is a non-profit, membership driven destination marketing organization (DMO). The primary mandate of Tourism Richmond, British Columbia's 4th largest DMO, is to enhance awareness about the destination through sales and marketing initiatives by providing excellent visitor and member services. Ultimately, Tourism Richmond's goal is to increase economic activity related to tourism for the City of Richmond and all stakeholders. Richmond is a former Venue City for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.