City of Richmond's 2017 street banners unveiled

The City of Richmond’s 2017 street banner collection was unveiled at city hall on Monday.

This year, 11 winning banners (pictured)  were selected from just under 300 entries reflecting Richmond’s Canada 150 tagline: “One nation, hundreds of cultures, thousands of communities, millions of people and limitless stories. Inspiring Richmond to welcome our future.”

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“The annual street banner contest provides residents a grassroots opportunity to become more involved in the beautification of their city,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“Entries received in the contest showcase the places, activities and experiences that make Richmond beautiful and unique.”

One of the winning designs unveiled Monday evening captures one of Canada’s national symbols, the maple leaf.

“I was inspired to take a photo of some leaves my daughter collected,” said one of the winners, Ellane Reyes.

More than 1,200 street banners are produced for the city. A complete set of the new street banners are currently on display at city hall. The winning banners will beautify the City Centre area and gateways throughout the city starting this week and will remain on display until early next year.

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