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Dec 12, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Michael Wrinch has a taste for danger
Felicity Stone

“I’ve been doing electrical engineering my whole life,” says Michael Wrinch. “I was born this way.” When Wrinch was a child, his mother noticed that he enjoyed taking things to pieces, so she asked the local TV repairman to drop off anything customers didn’t want fixed at the end of...

Dec 12, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Blume cofounders Ella Dalling and Karen Danudjaja
By the Editors

When Karen Danudjaja and Ella Dalling met through mutual friends on a camping trip over the 2017 Canada Day long weekend, they discovered they had a lot in common. Both had recently broken up with boyfriends and were reflecting on...

Dec 9, 2019
Sole Survivor: Q&A with John Fluevog on 50 years of kicking butt
Nick Rockel

In his long jacket and tall black boots, John Fluevog still looks every bit the dandy who started making his mark on the fashion and retail worlds five decades ago. He glides down into the showroom of his gorgeous, high-ceilinged flagship...

Dec 3, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Cause We Care founder Andrea Thomas Hill
By the Editors

Andrea Thomas Hill, who moved from Toronto to Vancouver in 1999, sat on the board of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC Chapter, for several years before shifting her attention to the city’s single mothers and children living in poverty. The mother of two, who founded the Cause We Care Foundation in...

Nov 19, 2019
About Town: Evalina Beauty Launch
Paul Duchart

Evalina Beauty, designed and developed in Vancouver, launched at the Vancouver Club November 13. Guests were treated to makeup applications, champagne and a gift box with every product made by Evalina Beauty. Founded by Canada Wide Media president Samantha Legge, Evalina Beauty...

Nov 14, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About...Culinary Capers CEO Debra Lykkemark
By the Editors

Culinary Capers Catering CEO Debra Lykkemark has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 13, when she got a job as a busser at Dunaway’s Double D Steak and Pancake House in her native Calgary. After a few more restaurant gigs, she decided not to pursue an education in...

Nov 7, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About... Vancouver arts maven Bruce Munro Wright
By the Editors

Bruce Munro Wright isn’t your run-of-the-mill lawyer. Though he’s been a partner at Vancouver-based MLT Aikins since 2015, Wright has a colourful past, having served as both chair of the Vancouver Opera Foundation and the Vancouver Art Gallery. (He took home the first National Opera Directors Emeritus Award for his efforts...

Nov 7, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia goes to the dogs
Felicity Stone

When Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia isn’t managing her Vancouver businesses, she devotes herself to charity activities. Since 1987, her Women’s Media Golf Classic has raised millions of dollars for child-related organizations, including Variety Children’s Charity and the Children’s Foundation, although it recently...

Oct 30, 2019
Splash: Arts Umbrella's 37th annual art auction and gala
Paul Duchart

Splash, Arts Umbrella’s 37th annual art auction and gala, raised a record-breaking $1.075 million for accessible arts education for young people in B.C. through bursaries, scholarships, and donor-funded programs. More than 500 business and community leaders, patrons and art aficionados filled the ballroom...

Oct 22, 2019
Young Guns: Annika Lewis returns home to empower Vancouver's tech scene
Nathan Caddell

You know that common trope of a character in a movie or TV show moving back home from the big city and realizing that, actually, they like the small-town charms they find? Well, that’s not exactly Annika Lewis’s life, but...

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