Our festival is presented by the Port of Vancouver and the City of Richmond with the enthusiastic support of many partners. Last year we saw a record about our people attend our festival, over 35,000 people, making it the largest festival in Vancouver! Sponsors are like life savers become one!
The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port and the third largest tonnage port in North America, responsible for Canada’s trade with more than 160 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, Port Of Vancouver is responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, and integrates environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Port of Vancouver is committed to meaningful engagement with the communities in which it operates and the shared obligation to improve the quality of life for Canadians. Enabling the trade of approximately $187 billion in goods annually, the port generates an estimated 100,000 jobs, $6.1 billion in wages, and $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada. As a non-shareholder, financially self-sufficient corporation established by the Government of Canada, Port of Vancouver operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act and is accountable to the elected federal Minister of Transport.
Canadian Western Bank is an official Community Partner of the 2015 Richmond Maritime Festival. Canadian Western Bank is a Schedule 1 bank, the largest located in Western Canada. CWB has been one of the “50 Best Employers in Canada” for the last 7 years, and was awarded one of “Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures”. CWB provides a full range of financial services for both business and personal clients through 41 banking branches located in major urban centers throughout the four western provinces. Banking services include lending, leasing, deposit taking, cash management services and a full suite of wealth management products including mutual funds.
The City of Richmond works in partnership with local artists, cultural organizations, and local residents to help sustain and develop cultural and artistic heritage, traditions, skills, and individual expression. The City has also fostered a growing inventory of public art instillations and we have hosted renowned international artists and exhibits of public art in our City.
Fraser Surrey Docks LP is the largest employer on the Fraser River waterfront, with more than 300 full-time employees. It is the largest modern, multi-purpose marine terminal on the west coast of North America. Fraser Surrey Docks has been a major employer and contributor to local communities for over 60 years.
The Fraser River Industrial Association (FRIA) is a representative voice of businesses that operate along the Lower Fraser River and serves as a forum for the exchange of industry news and information. FRIA raises the profile of the Lower Fraser River as a key component of our local, provincial and national economies and draws attention to opportunities for sustainable operations, growth, and expansion of the Gateway.
CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out of Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc, Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.
No other city publication knows more about Vancouver than the Georgia Straight. Established as the lifestyle and entertainment weekly in Vancouver for nearly 50 years, the Georgia Straight is an integral part of the active urban West Coast lifestyle with over 804,000 readers
Every Thursday, the Georgia Straight delivers an award-winning editorial package of features, articles, and reviews.
Regular weekly coverage includes Arts, Music, Fashion, Travel, Health, Food, and Restaurants, plus Vancouver’s most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities and special events.
Over the years Miss604 has become Vancouver’s most award-winning blog. Miss604 was accredited for the BC Media Centre at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games and in 2015, Rebecca was chosen as the City of Vancouver’s official host city blogger for theFIFA Women’s World Cup, and was Wines of Chile Ambassador for TED 2016.