As a River Green ambassador and honorary Aspac Club member number 1, Patrick Chan not only performed for a crowd of nearly 500 people and then spoke with aspiring young figure skaters but he also took the time to sign hundreds of autographs and mingle with the many guests and invitees to the meet-and-greet reception that followed.
On April 16, 2015, the two-time Olympic silver medallist and three-time World Champion figure skater was the main highlight on a day of community building and groundbreaking for Aspac Developments Ltd.
While about 100 select area elementary school students enjoyed a complimentary skate at the Richmond Olympic Oval, Patrick was at the Presentation Centre as part of a ground-breaking ceremony alongside Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Aspac Developments Ltd. senior vice president Raymond Li, and other Richmond city council members.
Then, the 24-year-old Canadian superstar took to the Oval ice for the first time in his career.
His first number was to the Beatles medley of Dear Prudence and Blackbird, and his second is to Mess is Mine by Vance Joy.
In between, a pair of young skaters — from Kerrisdale Figure Skating Club and Connaught Skating Club — also performed.
The event at the Richmond Oval concluded with a special ceremony afterwards, as Patrick presented his competition outfit worn during the 2011 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, to the soon-to-open Richmond Olympic Experience. He won his first Championship title wearing that exact outfit during his Free Program. Richmond councillor Linda McPhail was on hand to exchange gifts on behalf of the city.
The afternoon then shifted to the 2 River Green Presentation Centre where not only did Patrick show off his piano-playing prowess – thanks to a grand piano from Tom Lee Music – he also signed autographs and took pictures for the long line of invited guests at the exclusive meet-and-greet.
Client Aspac Developments Ltd.
Date April 16, 2015
Services Event Management
Location Richmond, B.C.