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Downtown Awards Nominations

Sep 10, 2017

It’s that time of the year again. The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) is seeking nominations for our annual Downtown Appreciations Awards.

The Downtown Appreciation Awards acknowledge individuals and organizations that are making or have made a significant contribution to Downtown. Awards are given in four categories:

  • Outstanding Individual

  • Outstanding Organization

  • Emerging Leader

  • Art Jones Lifetime Achievement

Annual awardees are leaders in the community committing significant time and energy to improving the downtown Vancouver experience. They are honored for their professional accomplishments, volunteer engagement, creative vision and unparalleled dedication.

Past awards winners have included Krista Thompson, Executive Director, Covenant House; Coastal Jazz & Blues Society; The Social Concierge; Janet Austin, CEO, YWCA Metro Vancouver; Kathleen Bartels, Director of the Vancouver Art Galler; Vancouver International Film Festival; TWG Tea Salon & Boutique; and Jack Poole.

The deadline to nominate a person or organization is Friday, October 6th, 2017. To submit your nomination, email with the following:

  • name of the person/organization

  • nomination category

  • up to 100 words explaining why you are nominating this person (we encourage links, multimedia and anything else that may help the Appreciation Awards Taskforce consider your submission)

For any questions or inquiries, email

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