AGM 2017

Downtown Appreciation Awards & AGM

Members are invited to join us for our Downtown Appreciation Awards & AGM.

Downtown came to be what it is today through a rich history of innovation, planning, and collaboration. Now, we invite our members to look ahead to the future of our neighborhood as we build on our successes over the next 5 years.  Such an occasion calls for a marquee location. Christ Church Cathedral has its origins in 1894 as an early downtown landmark, and now is presenting a new look and feel to reflect their modern place in our community.

Salute this year’s Downtown Appreciation Award winners Janet Austin, Krista Thompson, TD International Jazz Festival, and The Social Concierge with a cocktail, and meet your fellow members over canapes and conversation.  Surprise programming at the event promises to delight the senses and warm the soul!


Thursday, June 22, 2017
Registration 3:30 pm, Program from 4:00-6:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street


This is a free ember-exclusive event. RSVP and a current membership is required.



The 28th Annual General Meeting will be part of the event’s program which will also include award presentations, networking, refreshments, and other exciting tidbits.  For registered voting members it is important that you be in attendance as a registered voting member since you will vote on a number of resolutions. For this meeting to occur, a quorum is required, so please make every effort to attend.



The following material will be provided here in downloadable format to prepare you for this meeting, please read the association’s Annual General Meeting Information Kit that includes the following: 


AGM agenda PDF | 111kb

Proposed resolutions PDF | 63kb

Annual Report PDF | 2,756kb

Operating Plan PDF | 179kb

Proposed Budget PDF | 9kb

Audited Financial Statements PDF | 98kb

AGM Minutes PDF | 21kb



The amendments to the DVBIA By-laws will ensure that the Society is in compliance with both the Societies Act and the BIA Grant Allocation By-laws as requested by the City of Vancouver in order for the Society to continue receiving grant monies. At this year's Annual General Meeting, voting members will be asked to vote on a special resolution to amend the DVBIA By-laws.


"Be it resolved as a Special Resolution that the By-laws of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association be amended as set out in restated By-laws as attached as Schedule A to this Resolution, in accordance with the requirements of the By-laws of the Association, the Vancouver Charter and the Societies Act.”


Please take a moment to review the proposed changes (key changes to By-law 1, 26, 36, 70 and 71):



Note: If you are unable to attend the event, please contact us to complete a proxy form and have an appointee vote on your behalf. Or in the case you must cancel your registration, you can send us a proxy no later than 4:00 pm on June 20th to have your say.


If you have any questions or comments or require a proxy, please contact Charles Gauthier, President & CEO, at 604-685-7811 or 

Which programs do you find the most value?