Opinion

My Best of Richmond: Matt Pitcairn

Matt Pitcairn. -
Matt Pitcairn.
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Matt Pitcairn was born and raised in Steveston and currently lives and works in the City Centre area. He graduated from the University of B.C. and is currently the manager of policy and communications at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. He’s president of the Richmond City Centre Community Association, and on the board of the Richmond Caring Place Society and Steveston Historic Society. He enjoys being involved in the community and having a voice in the plans for its future growth and development.

What do you like best about Richmond?

“I love the multicultural aspect of Richmond and the global ties our community has around the world. In a time of ever increasing globalization, Richmond is strategically positioned for great success moving forward.”

What’s the best place to take out-of-towners?

“The best place to take visitors is down the West Dyke trail, around Garry Point, finished with lunch on the Steveston waterfront and a walk around the live seafood market on the docks.”

Best lunch?

“The No. 1 lunch in town is at the best patio in Richmond, at the Blue Canoe Restaurant.”

What do you miss most about old Richmond?

“I miss the hill at the airport where all the children and families in Richmond would go to toboggan, on the few but more numerous snowfalls we received when I was growing up.”

Best thing you’d like to see in Richmond?

“The growth in the City Centre core is very exciting. The increased density, combined with the arrival of the Canada Line is starting to transform downtown Richmond into a very exciting place. I look forward to the direction Richmond is heading. I also want to see increased open skies agreements for YVR to increase the competitiveness of our world class airport, and improved management of the Fraser River to ensure that Richmond residents are kept safe and dry for generations to come.”

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