SD 38

The Richmond School District (SD#38) is a vibrant learning community that fosters students’ engagement, creativity, and well-being in inclusive learning environments. Our vision, “The Richmond School District is the best place to learn and lead,” motivates us to cultivate a safe, accepting and engaging community that inspires a passion for lifelong learning. In addition, our motto, “Our Focus is on the Learner,” speaks to our core purpose and informs all that we do for our students, our employees, and our educational community.

Our district has 20,000 students who learn in 38 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools and other educational settings. All of our schools provide instruction based on provincial curriculum and assessment requirements. In addition, we have a system-wide focus on Intellectual, Human and Social, and Career Development, as we value the development of all learners.

The Richmond School District is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 15th RichCity Idol!


Richmond Sentinel

The non-profit Richmond Sentinel newspaper is a twice-monthly publication and media organization that provides balanced and relevant news and information to the community of Richmond, B.C., Canada.

Launched out of a steadfast belief that community news media should be a civic resource and a public trust, The Richmond Sentinel is committed to serving the public good.

As a non-profit, The Richmond Sentinel will rely on community, business, institutional, organizational and government support to fulfill its civic responsibilities and obligations, with any profits used to either bolster The Sentinel’s staff and resources, or donated to the community. We distribute 11,000 copies, and we publish at the start and middle of each month, with the bulk of our distribution performed by Canada Post which delivers The Sentinel directly into people’s homes.

To advertise in The Richmond Sentinel, contact Willy Wu, advertising sales consultant, at 604-366-6066. Seeking media sponsorship for your event or initiative? Call 778-297-5005.



CCIM Entertainment Group - music education for the new generation of artists and musicians. Enter our unique world of talent and artist development--one that has been proven for over thirty years resulting in numerous successful recording and performing artists.

Whether you are three or eighty-three, and wish to be a leisurely performer, a YouTube personality, or a serious professional, we will design a program that allows you to explore and express your hidden artistic potential. Learn privately or with a group: our flexible programs include in-studio, in-home, and even online lessons.

We believe we've designed the right formula to teach the most important technical foundations of each discipline in music, dance, musical theatre and the arts, and couple it with the right amount of exposure and performance experience to produce some of the best up and coming talent in the music and the creative arts industries.

Have fun! Join our summer programs, concerts, special galas, festivals, and become a new artist! Give yourself and a loved one the gift of music! 



Addictive Sportswear

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City Centre Community Centre is located in the heart of Richmond, at the intersection of Firbridge and Minoru. Come work out at our 4,000 square foot fitness centre or register for a wide range of quality programs, from fitness to visual arts to music. We offer programs for all age groups from Infant /Toddler drop-in programs (Creative Play 0-5 yrs old) to Children/Preteen programs (Badminton, Table Tennis, Homework Club) to Youth Programs (Leadership Teams, Hang Outs) to Adults (Arts, Fitness) to Seniors Programs (Out Trips, Wellness Clinics, Clubs). In addition our centre hosts free seasonal events for the community, including Outdoor Movie Night, Concerts in the Park, and Harvest Full Moon Festival.

Our mission is to provide inclusive, social, cultural and recreational events, programs and services to build healthy individuals, families and community. We strive to welcome, connect, and engage. Managed by the City Centre Community Association. www.mycitycentre.org


Blue Light Studio is a full-service Professional Recording Studio located in the heart of East Vancouver.

All our Producer, Engineers, and even Interns are musicians and avid music lovers. We believe in creating an environment where you, the artists, is comfortable to create your best music possible. We are very passionate about bringing your vision to life, and we work very hard to uphold the highest sonic quality possible while doing it.



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Panago has a long history of supporting communities and has developed numerous programs to give back to the neighbourhoods and people we serve. We are proud to support local non-profit organizations with product and certificate donations in support of amateur sport, literacy, and volunteerism.

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At Nature’s Path, we’ve been making tasty organic breakfast foods for over 30 years. We are a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably-driven, deliciously-healthy organic food company that believes in "leaving the earth better than we found it." Creating organic, healthy foods in a sustainable way is our passion.


APEX Adventure-Plex is a 100% Canadian owned and operated indoor active entertainment facility. APEX currently features a full trampoline park, bubble soccer, trampoline parkour and a giant air bag.  The Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course is also now open. APEX will soon feature Parkour and Bouldering Areas. One ticket will get you access to all zones!

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Great tea, friendly stores and above-and-beyond customer service. It seemed like a simple idea, but we couldn’t find anyone else that was doing it. So in 2008, we decided to take matters into our own hands. Today DAVIDsTEA has over 200 stores across Canada and the US. You can choose from over 100 types of tea, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the world. With colourful, modern packaging, sleek in-house designed tea accessories and a friendly, welcoming attitude, DAVIDsTEA offers a tea experience that is fun, fresh and unintimidating.





Marinelle Ann Sinlao | Anna Leung

Guest Performers



Executive Team

Dylan Cobankiat (Lead Producer)
Justin Wu (Finance Director)
Waris Sidhu (Idols Director)
Chris Wong (Marketing Director)
Angel Wu (Day of Show Director)
Jenny Li (Photography Director)
Jiro Luat (Photography Director)
Jessalyn Chen (Creative Director)
Angela Hu (Creative Director)

Team members

This event could never exist without the contributions of our team members.

Purchase tickets at your school by contacting any RichCity Idol team member at your school. If you are unable to contact the team, tickets are also available at Gateway Theatre's Box Office. 

Josh Freeland
Joe Hu
Megan Saez Co
Marinelle Ann Sinlao
Evian Yang
Jay Hsieh
Joey Huang
Michelle Li
Esha Sodhi
Leo Wang
Gloria Yang

Celia Fan
Angie Yam
Annie Cao
Joshua Chew
Sukvir Dosanjh
Eve Katayama
Anna Leung
Nicole Mendoza
Paul Misa
Jane Wang
Cherry Chan
Lauren Da