Richmond Night Market 2012

Market's Return in 2012 was a Success

By any measuring stick, the return of the original Richmond Night Market was a massive success in 2012, with more than 800,000 weekend visitors to the new waterfront location next to the Bridgeport Canada Line station.

After a four-year hiatus, night market founder Raymond Cheung, president of Target Event Productions, lived up to his promise to make the return of the Richmond Night Market bigger and better than ever before.

By shifting the market to a new, more central site at the north end of No. 3 Road in Richmond, B.C., Cheung managed to make the market not only bigger, but more accessible than ever before.

The 18-acre property, on a stretch of land known as Duck Island, is more than double the previous location's footprint. But arguably more importantly for visitors was the fact the market is next to public transit, and specifically the $2 billion Canada Line, which made the market just a 20-minute ride from downtown Vancouver. And for those who insist on driving, the market boasts more than 1,500 free parking spots.

"I'd like to thank the residents of Richmond, the night market's community supporters, the business community and definitely Richmond city council for trusting me to deliver on the market's return. My staff and I worked extremely hard to make 2012 an amazing year, and judging from the overwhelmingly positive feedback we've received, we think we pulled it off," Cheung said.

While 2012 was themed around the Return of the Dragon, 2013 will have a decidedly cooler theme to it, Cheung said.

The 2013 market begins next month, and will be themed around the Magical Duck Island Adventure board game, which boasts more than $100,000 in prizes.

The 2012 market featured more than 250 booths offering interesting merchandise, as well as 80 food vendors who aimed to satiate those early evening hunger pains.

Aside from being next to the Canada Line, the Richmond Night Market is more accessible to visitors from south of the Fraser River and elsewhere, thanks to the fact it sits next to the new terminus for the express buses from Delta and White Rock. And for people flying into Vancouver International Airport, the market is just a five-minute ride away.

For more information, or to arrange interviews, contact Raymond Cheung at Target Event at 604 244-8448, visit richmondnightmarket.com, follow us on Twitter at @Rmdnightmarket or check out our Facebook page.

Read about the History of the Richmond Night Market.

See What the Hype is All About from the Press

The Vancouver Sun:
7 reasons to check out the Richmond Night Market

Straight.com:
Richmond Night Market makes for good food fun

Vancouver Observer:
Richmond Night Market a must stop for good eats

Foodology.ca:
Richmond Night Market 2012: Bakudanyaki, Le Tigre, Icy Bar + More

Food Punk:
Richmond Night Market 2012: Bigger and Better

Yummy in Our Tummies:
Foodtastic Richmond Night Market

The Food Queen:
Review of 2012 Richmond Night Market

For more information, or to arrange interviews, contact Raymond Cheung at Target Event at 604 244-8448, visit richmondnightmarket.com, follow us on Twitter at @Rmdnightmarket or check out our Facebook page.

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