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Sep 28, 2016
Brilliant 2016: St Paul’s Hospital Foundation Gala
Paul Duchart

Brilliant 2016: St Paul’s Hospital Foundation Gala Rocky Mountaineer Train Station September 24, 2016 Close to 1,000 guests attended Brilliant, raising a record $1.5 million at the sold-out event in support of those who struggle with mental health and addiction issues. The venue was transformed into a roving art space with live models...

Sep 26, 2016
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Vancouver Gala
Paul Duchart

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Sheraton Wall Centre September 22, 2016 More than 400 guests attended the CCAB’s 14th annual Vancouver gala sponsored by Scotiabank. The evening began with a VIP reception followed by a general reception before dinner. Stan Wesley, entertainer, was the emcee, and Senator Murray Sinclair, the first Aboriginal judge...

Sep 12, 2016
Weekend Warrior: MEC's David Labistour takes off for the water
Felicity Stone

In terms of time, it’s not my main sport, but it’s fun. I normally do a couple of kiteboard trips a year: Nitinat on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and we try and get down to Baja once a year. We’ve just come back from Italy and we kiteboarded...

Aug 24, 2016
B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong speaks out on real estate and re-election
J Parry

This past February, Mike de Jong—a BC Liberals stalwart since the early ’90s and finance minister since September 2012—tabled his third balanced budget. For most governments, a string of balanced budgets would be a public relations coup, but in the days that followed budget day, attention turned to everything not addressed...

Aug 23, 2016
Squamish First Nation Chief Ian Campbell on his ambitious plans
J Parry

Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation has a message for the denizens of Vancouver: “We’re coming home to our own lands.” Campbell, age 43, is a sixth-generation descendent of chief Khatasalano and, since birth, head of the 4,000-person nation. After briefly considering a career in heavy-duty mechanics post-high school...

Aug 22, 2016
Photos: Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2016
Paul Duchart

On August 18, guests dressed in white, over a third of them first-time participants, converged on the Concord Pacific Expo lands for the fifth annual Dîner en Blanc Vancouver, the largest in Canada. The top secret location on the shores of False Creek was announced minutes before guests arrived to...

Aug 9, 2016
Chocolatier Thomas Haas on biking through the Alps
Marcie Good

In 2009 I made a retirement cake for Trevor Linden, and some people at the party asked me, “We’re starting a bike club. Would you like to join?” That’s when my little weekend ride turned into three-hour evening training sessions and a 4 a.m. Cypress-Seymour-Grouse Mountain climb before work. Then...

Jul 21, 2016
How one Abbotsford farmer sells what he sows
Marcie Good

A white wooden fence outlines a curved driveway down a hill to a red barn on one of the Abbotsford properties of the Taves Family Farm. Behind the barn are several greenhouses, growing Brandywine tomatoes, mini cucumbers and snacking peppers, while the surrounding slopes are covered with apple orchards. It...

Jul 20, 2016
Dressed for success at Deighton Cup 2016
Paul Duchart

The Deighton Cup Hastings Racetrack July 16, 2016 This year's Deighton Cup attracted more guests than ever before in its eight-year history, with women wearing their finest fascinators and men their best silk bow ties. Kam Singh Bains, fashion stylist and personal shopper, won the Style Stakes best-dressed man award (sponsored by Gallant...

Jul 19, 2016
Capilano suspension bridge CEO is a detail freak—and proud of it
Lucy Hyslop

Nancy Stibbard knows she’s a “detail freak,” and she’s proud of it. The owner and CEO of the 450-employee tourism outfit Capilano Group—which includes Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, the Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point, among others—is talking about studying everything to a forensic degree. Her obsessive nature can be...

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