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2017 AGM & Awards Wrap-Up

Jul 10, 2017



The 28th Annual Downtown Appreciation Awards & Annual General Meeting were held on Thursday, June 22nd at the historic Christ Church Cathedral. Nearly 200 DVBIA members attended to celebrate emerging and established business leaders, as well as complete key association activities such as adopting the budget and electing members of the board of the directors.

Board of Directors

Welcome to our most recently elected members of the Board of Directors:

  • Lorenzo Perderzani, Westmount Wealth Group (tenant representative)

  • Dani Pretto, Vanterre Projects Corp. (tenant representative)

  • Rose Ma, Block 81 Holdings/Nelson Square (owner representative)

  • John Wellman, Bentall Kennedy (owner representative)

  • Gary Pooni, Brook Pooni Associates (tenant representative)

  • Chris Stokes, QuadReal Property Group (owner representative)

  • Brad Simmons, Rosewood Hotel

  • Georgia (owner representative)

Downtown Appreciation Awards
Congratulations to this year’s award recipients:

  • Outstanding Individual: Krista Thompson, Executive Director, Covenant House

  • Outstanding Organization Award: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society

  • Emerging Leader Award: The Social Concierge

  • Art Jones Lifetime Achievement Award: Janet Austin, CEO, YWCA Metro Vancouver

Sponsor Thank You
Our Downtown Appreciation Awards and AGM would not be possible if it weren’t for the support of our incredible sponsors. Thank you to following businesses:

  • Koffman Kalef LLP

  • Boughton Law

  • Tom Lee Music

  • CIBC TELUS Garden Banking Centre (Reception Sponsor)

If you are interested in viewing the 2018-19 budget, read the Spring 2017 newsletter.

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