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The Profile celebrates 10 years.

Local coworking space, The Profile is celebrating a birthday, and they want you to join in!

With global coworking companies reaching headlines on major news networks, the industry as a whole has never been more popular. While the big brands seem to be struggling in proving their worth to investors, a locally grown Vancouver Coworking company is celebrating 10 years as an industry pioneer.

The Profile Coworking Club started as Water Street Profile in 2009 with a single Craigslist Ad reaching out to like-minded creative professionals interested in sharing an office space while killing the boredom of working alone.

Fast forward to 2019 and The Profile has grown to three locations and close to 40K sq./ft of mixed-use space that includes private offices, dedicated desks, community memberships, meeting room bookings, and virtual mailbox services.

Boasting sleek modern design, coupled with a welcoming atmosphere to all industries, The Profile is home base to a diverse membership list. From accountants, lawyers, electricians, investors, immigration advisors, designers; The Profile prides itself on “inclusive” coworking, and no longer believes that shared space is just for “tech startups”.

The Profile will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary by rolling out promotions from now until the end of the year. To start, drop by any of their three locations with proof of a DTVBIA membership and pick up a $100 gift card to use towards meeting room rentals.

Follow them on social media to learn about the new promotions as they roll out. 

Vancouver Tourism Awards Gala

30th Annual Vancouver Tourism Awards Gala Breakfast – November 6, 2019

In addition to the monthly awards presentation, the Vancouver Tourism Award’s annual Gala Breakfast honours and recognizes the year’s monthly winners as well as each and every nominee put forward throughout the year. This event is the VTA’s way of saying “thank you” to those special people who make our city such a wonderful place to live and visit.

This year’s breakfast gala will take place on November 6, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, and will feature special guest Darby Allen, fire chief during the 2016 Fort McMurry wildfires.

During the catastrophic Alberta wildfires, fire chief Darby Allen shot to global acclaim for guiding the 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to safety with no loss of life—the largest evacuation in Canadian history. His updates to the media were not only a means of reliable information, but a source of optimism—Allen provided calm reassurance as the lead spokesperson throughout the rescue efforts.

VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST

East Exhibit Hall A – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Tickets $60 each or $575 for a table of ten

Taxes included. GST #133301630

To buy tickets to this year’s breakfast gala, please click here.

CityHive’s 30 under 30

Three DVBIA team members have joined the City Hive’s 30 Under 30 6-week program.

Ceire Tiernan, the DVBIA’s Administrative Assistant has joined CityHive’s Envirolab program, an innovation lab that acts to bridge a gap between young people and decision-making spaces that are addressing climate change. A city like Vancouver has an opportunity to be a leader in building resilient, long-lasting and effective solutions to climate change. 

Over two-and-a-half years, there will be 5 separate labs, each focusing on specific urban sustainability challenges in Metro Vancouver.

The goal of the people centered lab is to:

  • build literacy around environmental issues; 
  • provide networks, space and partnerships to support solutions design and capacity building; and,
  • catalyze collaborative, meaningful youth-led actions and projects that address environmental challenges.

Ceire is participating in the first (Lighter Footprint) of 5 separate labs, each focusing on specific urban sustainability challenges in Metro Vancouver. Ceire is driven by the opportunity to increase access for people to engage with sustainability in a way that is rooted in equity, and affordability.

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CityHive and Youthful Cities are co-hosting the 30Network on Civic Engagement, with the DVBIA’s Public Spaces and Placemaking Coordinators, Clare Warner and Winki Tam taking part in this cohort. The workshops will explore current issues in civic engagement and social isolation, with participants being given the chance to co-create projects to tackle social isolation and support engagement at the community or local level.

The first City Shapers program will be held over seven sessions in October and November, on weekday evenings and one full-day workshop.

This program will also explore how physical design and local governance affect isolation, what governments are doing to address isolation and promote inclusion, and how being more connected can contribute to more democratically engaged communities.

A huge congratulations to Ceire, Clare and Winki on this achievement.

KIWANIS CENTENNIAL GALA

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary for the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver, you are invited to an amazing night of unforgettable fun!

This evening will include a dinner, light refreshments, live music and a silent auction. We look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you so let’s bring it back to the good times – the Roaring 20’s awaits you!

When: November 14, 2019, from 6-11 PM

Where: The Roof @ Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC) 

Tickets: 

Tickets for Kiwanians, past and present: $100 

Early Bird tickets for Non-Kiwanian guests is $125 (prior to October 15, 2019) 

Regular tickets for Non-Kiwanian guests is $150 

Couples tickets: $275 

Tickets can be purchased online: here 

Parking:
Hotel Vancouver Valet: $28 Precise Parklink Inc (639 Hornby St.)

$11 Imperial Parking (1028 Alberni St.): $6

Accommodation:

Discounted room rates with Hotel Vancouver have been for this evening. Please contact hotel reception at 604 684 3131 and ask for the Kiwanis Club of Vancouver rate for November 14, 2019.

Proceeds from the event will support special programs for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. This year, this will include our 100th Anniversary Signature Project: A multi-surface play facility for kids in the MacLean Park area on the Downtown East Side.

DVBIA APPRECIATION AWARDS

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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 five categories:

Sustainability
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 honoured for their professional accomplishments, volunteer engagement, creative vision and unparalleled dedication.

Past awards winners have included the late Bing Thom, the Vancouver Foundation, the Social Concierge, the Vancouver International Film Festival, Kathleen Bartels, and the Honourable Janet Austin, OBC, among others.

The deadline to nominate a person or organization is Monday, November 18, 2019. To submit your nomination, email dvbia@dtvan.ca 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, please email heather@dtvan.ca.