Tourism Richmond announced today that popular Vancouver-based blogger Lindsay Anderson has accepted the highly coveted
“Richmond Foodie Blogger” job as part of the award-winning organization’s 365 Days of Dining campaign.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lindsay to our team,” says Tracy Lakeman, CEO of Tourism Richmond. “Lindsay has an
engaging personality and a special way of capturing her online audience and holding them with her every word. Her
passion for all things food is palpable, and her broad culinary experience will bring a unique perspective to the blog. After
an extensive, global search to find a blogger who will immerse themselves within our culturally-diverse community and
share Richmond’s story through the amazing culture and cuisine – we are whole-heartedly convinced that Lindsay is the
one. Now we invite the world to follow her unique adventure.”
On her personal blog, www.linds-eats.blogspot.com, Anderson’s signature writing and photography style has won her an
impressive following of online fans who have actively and enthusiastically rallied behind her throughout the 365 Days of
Dining initiative – in March, Anderson launched an online photo campaign where supporters from across the world
championed her food blogging skills through 277 photos from six continents, 29 countries and 131 cities. She also
produced a clever and enormously creative time-lapsed video as part of her campaign to earn the attention of Tourism
Richmond. The video received 1,192 views on YouTube in just 72 hours. Both the video and the 277 photos can be
viewed at http://lindsshouldeatrichmond.squarespace.com, a blog Anderson created specifically for her application.
Anderson also received an impressive 3,366 public votes on the Tourism Richmond Facebook page, nearly 1,000 votes
ahead of her closest competitor.
“This is my dream job,” gushes Anderson. “To combine my love of food, writing, photography and my eclectic culinary
experience – and get paid for it? It’s incredible. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to become part of the community and
to eat my way through Richmond over the next 365 days.”
Anderson’s first day on the job is Wednesday, June 6, 2012. In order maintain the blog’s authenticity, Anderson will
determine the content with minimal input from Tourism Richmond. Follow her foodie adventures in Richmond at