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Dec 31, 2012
Lunch with Brian Jackson

Urban visions came early to Brian Jackson. The City of Vancouver’s new director of planning relates his time as a young boy poring over the designs of Roman villas and the futuristic dome by U.S. architect Buckminster Fuller. While it...

Dec 3, 2012
Lunch with Tom Gaglardi

Tom Gaglardi knows he’s something of a changed man. The real estate and hotel mogul feels he was once more akin to his late grandfather Phil, the legendary minister of highways who relished public attention. These days, the 44-year-old considers himself more introverted – although happy enough to continue being the...

Nov 5, 2012
Lunch with Charles McDiarmid

Charles McDiarmid keeps the Wickaninnish Inn at the top of its game by weathering the storms. The forces of nature never seem to stray far from Charles McDiarmid’s mind. He built his business, after all, around the storm-watching phenomenon on Vancouver Island’s west coast, luring folk to the Wickaninnish Inn, which juts out into the Pacific in his native Tofino. And today the elements abound as we talk about the vagaries of the hospitality industry.

Oct 5, 2012
Lunch with Chris Bourassa

From a Prairies childhood to a Harvard degree, Ledcor Properties COO Chris Bourassa knows all about buildings from the ground up. It’s not often that you come across a Harvard-educated executive who is at ease in a hard hat and in a pinstripe. Following his father and grandfather into carpentry, Chris Bourassa spent 15 years on construction sites before his current role as COO of Vancouver’s Ledcor Properties Inc., the investment and development arm of the Ledcor Group of Companies.

Sep 4, 2012
Lunch with Lesley Stowe

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Lesley Stowe isn’t having any of it. “It’s great to know we were the originals, but actually it’s a bit frustrating,” she says of the trove of manufacturers riffing...

Aug 6, 2012
Lunch with Bud Kanke

Bud Kanke officially retired earlier this year after four decades of restaurant ownership, but work is clearly still part of his raison d’être. After all, he explains, it wasn’t his decision – initially – to sell Joe Fortes, his epicurean...

Jul 3, 2012
Lunch with Annabel Hawksworth

PR maven Annabel Hawksworth on the fine art of communication. She may be one of Vancouver’s most prominent PR specialists, but Annabel Hawksworth isn’t afraid to air her initial reticence about entering the profession. “I really never wanted to be in PR – it just seemed so phony,” the principal of her eponymous PR agency and wife of vaunted chef David Hawksworth says, bluntly, during lunch at his self-titled restaurant downtown. “I wanted to do something with more substance.”...

Jun 4, 2012
Lunch with Rick Antonson

International curiosity helps define Tourism Vancouver CEO Rick Antonson’s vision for the city. Inquisitiveness, it soon becomes clear, is at the crux of Rick Antonson’s obsession with travel. Tourism Vancouver’s CEO hones in on our server’s German accent this lunchtime, intermittently inquiring about her story throughout our pappardelle feast (his, creamy chicken; mine, ragu) at CinCin restaurant in Vancouver.

Jun 4, 2012
B.C. Lumber Goes for Olympic Gold

London’s giant Pringle is a glowing ad for B.C. wood. There’s a typically British quip that Brits only excel in sports where they can sit down, such as sailing and cycling. If it’s true, then the nation’s eyes will not only be trained on the new velodrome in London’s Olympic Park, but on an inescapable advertisement for B.C. The stunning exterior of the new cycle track, visible from miles around, is encased in 24,000 pieces – or 280 cubic metres –...

May 7, 2012
Lunch with Gordon Campbell

He has a super soft spot for B.C., but former premier Gordon Campbell doesn’t miss it – yet. Of all the cultural curveballs discovered on moving from B.C. to England, one has struck Gordon Campbell most acutely: being anonymous. Where it’s normal for strangers to catch one’s eye and smile while walking down a street back home, it’s rare here, notes the former premier, now Canada’s high commissioner to the U.K.

Apr 2, 2012
Lunch with Vancouver Blogger Miss604

Confessing to bouts of shyness, Vancouver blogger Rebecca Bollwitt knows she is an unwitting poster child for preaching the social-media evolution. Forget the showy, fame-seeking format found in other cyber celebrities: the blogs, she insists of her online handle, Miss604...

Mar 5, 2012
Lunch with Bob Rennie

An Americano coffee in hand, Bob Rennie slips into “his seat” – a curved bench commanding a strategic view of fellow diners at the Campagnolo, a tastefully reclaimed space sandwiched between a four-storey SRO and the Ivanhoe Hotel on Main...

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