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Recenlty inducted in to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, Ian will share with you how he never let adversity get in the way of his dreams


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Mar 28, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Geordie Rose is hooked on grappling
Nathan Caddell

I started [wrestling] when I was 13, my first year in high school, and I was terrible, lost every single match, about 30 of them. I was going to quit and not show up for the next year, but a...

Mar 26, 2018
Fourth BCIC Ignite Awards to take place this week
By the Editors

Once again it’s time for something that’s become a rite of passage for the local technology sector: the British Columbia Innovation Council’s Ignite Awards. BCBusiness is a media sponsor of the event, which takes place on Wednesday, March 28, at Telus...

Mar 23, 2018
Vancouver's newest radio station pumps up the volume
Fiona Morrow

It’s business as usual at Roundhouse Radio. Jody Vance is taking calls on the #MeToo movement, the conversation turning to Louis CK and men who masturbate in public. In the lobby, local restaurateur and Top Chef Canada alum Trevor Bird...

Mar 16, 2018
Numerology: Weighing the cost of spring break
Melissa Edwards

That’s how much the average British Columbian in a 2017 Ipsos poll said they expected to lay out for their family over March break—the highest spend in the country, more than 50 percent above the national average. But the big...

Mar 13, 2018
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada's Night of Wonders 2018
Paul Duchart

A sold-out crowd of 350 guests attended the fifth annual Children’s Wish Foundation’s Night of Wonders Gala at the London Aviation Centre on March 8. Presented by Pacific Blue Cross, the live and silent auctions raised a record-setting $550,000 to enable...

Mar 8, 2018
A conversation with Whitecaps COO Rachel Lewis
Nathan Caddell

Today’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC shares a name with the soccer club that Rachel Lewis joined in 2003, but the similarities end there. Back then, the Whitecaps were in the second division of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) and had four...

Mar 6, 2018
Vancouver International Wine Festival Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction 2018
Paul Duchart

A sold-out crowd of over 400 wine lovers attended the 30th annual Bacchanalia Gala + Auction at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on February 24, raising $225,000 for beneficiary Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. The evening began with a Cava...

Mar 6, 2018
Lunch with former Vancouver Canuck Willie Mitchell
Lucy Hyslop

Willie Mitchell jovially recounts sitting in Hot Springs Cove near Tofino on a Valentine’s Day shortly before asking his future wife, Megan, to marry him. Having flown up early to beat the crowds to the popular spot on the west...

Mar 1, 2018
15th Annual Small Business BC Awards Gala 2018
Paul Duchart

Over 630 business owners attended the 15th annual Small Business BC Awards Gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 23. The gala, which was sponsored by Canada Post and emcee’d by TV personality Erin Cebula, celebrated the best of...

Feb 27, 2018
28th Annual Vancouver Symphony Ball 2018
Paul Duchart

A sold-out crowd of 650 symphony lovers came together for the 28th annual Vancouver Symphony Ball at the Vancouver Convention Centre on February 22, raising over $790,000 for the program and music education of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The evening...

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