Contributors to the celebration


Downtown Vancouver Association

The Downtown Vancouver Association is an organization of interested community organizations and businesses who gather around interests and issues of concern to our community to consider and respond to initiatives that could impact Downtown Vancouver.

The DVA engages people in informed discussion and promotes and supports ideas and initiatives that contribute to our common interests.

Our interest is to create an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable community, make Vancouver more attractive as a place to visit, and improve the quality of life for those who live and work here.

Vancouver Foundation

For 60 years, the Vancouver Foundation has been a philanthropic leader, supporting people and communities throughout BC. We have developed knowledge of the many issues affecting our city and surrounding region. The Foundation has created Vancouver’s Vital Signs to share this knowledge with decision-makers, communities and the many organizations and citizens who work hard to make this city a better place to live.

The inaugural Vital Signs is a snapshot of the City’s and Region’s wellness and livability. Vancouver joins Toronto, Victoria, Ottawa and MontrĂ©al as part of a national Vital Signs initiative supported by Community Foundations of Canada.

The online version of Vancouver’s Vital Signs provides comprehensive data, source information, and links on indicators of the city’s livability and wellness in twelve key areas. Our citizen panel of nearly 200 individuals with deep knowledge of Vancouver issues, provided Citizen Grades and Priorities in each key area. A summarized version of Vancouver’s Vital Signs is also available as a printed report.

We hope Vancouver’s Vital Signs will spark dialogue, discussion and debate among people who care about civic issues and want to act upon them.

Tourism Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver is committed to being the best sales, marketing, and visitor servicing organization in the world. Tourism Vancouver is focused on building exceptional customer relationships. Our customers are meeting planners, travel influences, travel media and independent tourists. Our efforts create demand for Vancouver as a destination, creating value for everyone.

We achieve results person-to-person with technology, sales and marketing, and visitor servicing activities. By positively positioning ourselves and the destination, we benefit our society, our culture, our environment, and our economy here in Greater Vancouver.

Spirit of Vancouver – Vancouver Board of Trade

In recent years, Vancouver has struggled to maintain a level of community spirit with many members of the community voicing concerns about Vancouver’s state of ‘event health’.

The Vancouver Board of Trade has taken a role in reviving the city’s sense of community pride and spirit through the Spirit of Vancouver, a campaign to harness public and corporate sentiment in support of the city and region.

Creating the Spirit of Vancouver campaign has rallied community leaders to the challenge of revitalizing community spirit. The response indicates the Spirit of Vancouver has tapped a wellspring of community interest and support.

The Spirit of Vancouver organization is looking ahead and inviting community leaders with ideas and resources to become involved in creating events under the Spirit of Vancouver banner

Centre A – Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, is a portal for exploring, experiencing and appreciating Asian arts and cultures through contemporary art. Through art exhibitions, media arts, performing arts, symposia, and learning programs Centre A serves the interests of audiences in Canada, Asia and other parts of the world.

Our interest is to create connections and conversations between people through art to increase our appreciation of the value and contribution of our various and unique cultures.

Centre A provides a forum where people can participate in an ongoing conversation about Asian arts and cultures, creating interest and connections between cultures, learning opportunities for students and youth, and links for artists, and building relationships with other art centres across Canada and around the world.

Centre A offers one of the liveliest programs of exhibitions, performances, media arts and community events around contemporary Asian art in Vancouver.

Merrick Architecture

Merrick Architecture was established in 1984 by Paul Merrick and Roger Bayley. Paul’s passion for creating innovative people places and Roger’s pragmatic knowledge and organizational ability, combined with principals Greg Borowski, Christine Lintott, Mitch Sakumoto, and Graham Fligg and a team of 45 professionals, create a practice with a reputation for effective communication and the ability to find consensus amongst a diversity of opinion.

We believe the best planning and design solutions evolve in an environment that encourages open contributions and a creative spirit.

The firm has completed a range of innovative, publicly acclaimed and cost conscious projects in urban and institutional planning, public facilities, transportation architecture, residential development, and contextual design with architecture that enhances both the community and the environment.

Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd.

Cadillac Fairview is one of North America’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage over 100 high quality retail centres and office properties across North America, including landmark developments like Pacific Centre and the Waterfront Properties in downtown Vancouver.

Cadillac Fairview is committed to the protection of the environment and to the health and safety of those affected by our operations. The company monitors compliance to all applicable environmental, health and safety policies and facilitates new initiatives to improve our environmental and health and safety performance.

Cadillac Fairview contributes to enterprises and initiatives that benefit the local health and welfare of communities where we operate. Our company is involved with many non-profit organizations, societies, and business organizations. The company is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, which invests to secure the retirement income of 300,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

Kenna Group

Kenna Group is a customer service management company offering solutions for developing, maintaining, and optimizing relationships with customers.

We enable you to collect, integrate, and act on customer information to guide people through the cycle of trial, commitment, and advocacy.

Using integrated marketing technology and information driven strategies, we help create relationships that work.

Quantum Ideas

quantumideas, n.
creating connections with ideas
1. ideas of common interest
2. ideas that serve our common interests
3. ideas we commonly agree upon
4. ideas that significantly change the way we see or do things
5. enterprises that contribute to our common interests


The Downtown Vancouver Association
Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Board of Trade
Tourism Vancouver
Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Cadillac Fairview

Merrick Architecture
Kenna Group
Quantum Ideas