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...

Oct 18, 2019
Weekend Warrior: Wayne Wachell gets into the swing of things
Nathan Caddell

Wayne Wachell got a bit of a late start with the game of tennis, but he’s more than made up for it over the years. The then–University of Alberta student was 20 when he began watching Argentine tennis sensation Guillermo...

Oct 9, 2019
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2019 Pacific
Paul Duchart

Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater president and CEO, received the overall EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Pacific Award at a ceremony on October 3 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. All nominees attended a VIP reception before the main reception. Winners were...

Oct 4, 2019
Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May has a jobs-friendly plan to combat climate change. Will it work?
Felicity Stone

As Elizabeth May enters Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre for a town hall meeting with her constituents on Vancouver Island, she waves to one audience member, hugs another, sits and chats to a third. Apparently May knows most of those in the room, as she notices a few newcomers and asks...

Oct 3, 2019
10 Things You Didn't Know About...Burdock & Co owner and chef Andrea Carlson
Felicity Stone

In her new book, Burdock & Co: Poetic Recipes Inspired by Ocean, Land & Air, available October 8, Vancouver chef and restaurant owner Andrea Carlson recalls that going out on a fishing boat off Haida Gwaii made her want to...

Sep 25, 2019
10 Things You Didn’t Know About... Neighbourhood Holdings CEO Taylor Little
By the Editors

In the years following the housing crash, the mortgage lending industry was left in a state of flux. Distrust was rampant, approvals were slow, terms were tight, and, according to Taylor Little, the industry needed to change. A lawyer by...

Sep 16, 2019
5 questions with Liberal Party of Canada candidate Tamara Taggart
Felicity Stone

1. How will the federal government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy support women’s businesses? It’s a $2-billion investment that aims to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025 by increasing their access to financing, talent, networks and expertise. There are 1.2 million...

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