Sep 21, 2023
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon hits 40 years with no plans of slowing down
Nathan Caddell

The 19th annual A Night to Dream Gala, held in support of Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon last Saturday, was about as fancy as events get. A lovely three-course meal, silent and live auctions, everyone dressed to the 10s—I...

Sep 21, 2023
Young Guns: How entrepreneur Olli Dickson stays hands-on through 16-hour shifts
Rushmila Rahman

While racking up points and penalty minutes on the junior hockey circuit in his hometown of Penticton, Ollivor (Olli) Dickson had dreams of playing in the NHL one day. But that didn’t work out, and neither did his attempts at...

Sep 13, 2023
Creating a Lasting Impact Beyond Your Time
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Vancouver Foundation Beyond the immediate demands of life, many long for a way to make a meaningful difference in our communities—to leave a legacy that endures far beyond our time. It is in this pursuit that the Vancouver Foundation Legacy...

Sep 11, 2023
Burnaby Hospital Foundation's Bright Future Campaign
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Burnaby Hospital Foundation As Kristy James, President and CEO of Burnaby Hospital Foundation, walks into Burnaby Hospital’s temporary entrance, she passes a hectic construction site and the rumblings of heavy machinery. To her, the sounds are a reminder of the...

Sep 8, 2023
Leaving a Legacy
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Legacy Giving Partners Leaving a legacy—the ultimate gift of support that lives beyond our own time on earth. Legacy gifts give life to and secure the future for our passions and the causes that inspire us to do and be...

Aug 24, 2023
Vancouver-based UVX sweeps in to fight infections in senior care homes
Rushmila Rahman

Kunal Sethi has been frustrated with the global healthcare system since he was a teenager in high school. Back in Tanzania, he was working towards playing competitive basketball as a career—until a misdiagnosis by a renowned surgeon cost him three...

Aug 23, 2023
Living Donor Circle of Excellence
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Kidney Foundation, BC & Yukon Branch One in ten Canadians live with kidney disease, and 100,000 people in North America are waiting for a kidney transplant. Too many will die while waiting on that list. Living donors provide 26% of...

Aug 9, 2023
Q&A: Konscious Foods founder Yves Potvin thinks plant-based sushi is going to stick
Nathan Caddell

Konscious Foods’ new facility is in Richmond. At least technically. Its product is sushi. At least technically. A stone’s throw from Annacis Island, the plant-based sushi manufacturer’s 34,000 sq ft headquarters is closer to New Westminster or Burnaby than any of...

Jul 28, 2023
Behind the Indigenous-owned skincare company that's in over 1,000 Shoppers locations
Rushmila Rahman

Patrice Mousseau likes to do things differently. When the doctor prescribed her eight-month-old baby topical steroids for eczema, Mousseau—who is Anishinaabe and a member of Fort William First Nation—bought a $15 crock pot on Facebook to make a safer, simpler, botanical-based...

Jul 14, 2023
5 Questions: Canadian Men's Health Foundation exec TC Carling talks mental health, Rick Rypien and career lessons
Nathan Caddell

1. What is the purpose of the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation? The organization was founded nearly a decade ago by Dr. Larry Goldenberg, a world-renowned urologist. He saw a lot of unhealthy men in his office. The reality is that 70...

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