AGM 2016

Downtown Appreciation Awards & AGM

Members are invited to join us for our Downtown Appreciation Awards & AGM.  On the rooftop patio of Telus Garden, enjoy spectacular downtown views and the company of your downtown colleagues in this exclusive space.

We will be toasting this year’s Downtown Appreciation Award winners for their outstanding contributions to the business community. Recipients for 2016 are: former Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu, property owners Dino and Kerry Bonnis, Oxford Properties, and The Urban Tea Merchant.

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Registration 3:30 pm, Program from 4:00-6:00 pm
Telus Garden, 510 West Georgia Street, 24th Floor

This is a free member-exclusive event. RSVP and a current membership is required.
Check to see if you are eligible


The 27th 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: 


The Societies Act (the "Act") is new legislation that was passed in spring 2015 and will come into effect on November 28, 2016.  The Act will replace the current legislation governing our Society. Amendments to the DVBIA By-laws and Constitution were previously proposed.

Amendments to the Constitution are no longer required to be considered at this Annual General Meeting as the required amendments to the Constitution will be effected on transition.  The amendments to the DVBIA By-laws will ensure that the Society is in compliance with both the 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 only.

"Be it resolved as a Special Resolution that the Constitution and By-laws of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association be amended as set out in Schedule A to this Resolution, in accordance with the requirements of the By-laws of the Association, the Vancouver Charter and the Society Act (B.C.)."

Please take a moment to review the proposed changes (key changes to By-law 15):


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 604-685-7811or  


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