It’s that time of year again! We’re looking for nominees for our annual Downtown Appreciation Awards.

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 the following categories:

1. Sustainability 
2. Outstanding Individual
3. Outstanding Organization
4. Emerging Leader
5. Art Jones Lifetime Achievement
6. As well as a one-time category for 2021: a newly-created COVID-19 response award.

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 Jimmy Pattison, 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, March 8, 2021. 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.