Vanmag Power 50
Credit: Tanya Goehring

The list highlights notable change makers in the city

Our sister publication Vancouver magazines latest Power 50 list went live yesterday, naming the Musqueam Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation as the most powerful people in the city.

Its inarguable that when it comes to power, money matters, but the list doesnt focus on wealth alone (because lets face it, no one wants to read a ranking of the 50 richest people in Vancouver—not without clenched fists, anyway). Instead, the 2022 Power 50 focuses on “those who use their platforms to uplift others.” In the list’s intro, Vanmag says that “to be powerful today is to be generous, to wield one’s impact with grace and to effect change on scales large and small.”

Vanmag Power 50Tanya Goehring. (From left) Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam Band; Khelsilem, council chairperson for the Squamish Nation; and Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation

In the opening writeup, the Musqueam Band, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation are highlighted for renaming streets, revamping the Vancouver Art Gallery, leading an Olympic bid and the work of MST Development Corp. (including the Squamish-led Seʼnákw development in Kits).

Also on the list were doctors (Dr. Penny Ballem, Dr. Pieter Cullis and Dr. Madhu Jawanda) politicians (including John Horgan, David Eby and Mike Farnworth) and business owners (Darren Entwistle and Juggy Sihota of Telus Corp., Arran and Ratana Stephens of Natures Path Foods and, of course, Jimmy Pattison and Glen Clark). And representation by community activists was strong: theres the Vancouver Chinatown Foundations Carol Lee, Hogans Alley co-founder Stephanie Allen, advocates for Strathcona park residents and more.

Even the Stanley Park coyotes got a mention (their job title, of course, was Paw Patrol).

Read the whole list at vanmag.com.