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LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Next time you’re in a public plaza downtown, you might notice some new colourful additions. That’s because a Little Free Library program has officially launched, just in time for the summer Perch season! The Little…

DOXA FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS

In an era of “fake news” and global uncertainty, the 2018 DOXA Documentary Film Festival comes to the rescue with a program of 93 films (shorts and features) that offer radical and transformative ideas through…

DVBIA DOES #BIABC2018

The BIABC + IDA Pacific Northwest Regional Conference was held in Kelowna in April. The theme of the conference was innovate & inspire and our DVBIA Placemaking Lead, Tara Gloster, attended to share our innovative and inspiring laneway learning guide based…

CHERRY BLOSSOM FEST IS BACK!

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival non-profit society was founded in 2005 and led by a dedicated board of directors, supported by its launch partner, the Vancouver Board of Trade as a Spirit of Vancouver initiative….

CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL THIS MONTH

Capture Photography Festival runs from April 3-29, and includes a lot of activations that will take place in the downtown Vancouver core. Launched in 2013, the annual not-for-profit Festival strives to nurture emerging talent, engage community,…

FREE ROOFTOP OR BALCONY GARDENS

The Downtown Vancouver BIA wants to help your business become more sustainable. Through a partnership with local start-up MyGreenSpace we are offering a limited supply of garden kits and 1 hour workshops on how to use them….

GRANVILLE STREET SPOTLIGHT: ADIDAS

For this month’s spotlight on a Granville Street business, we caught up with Paul Simons, the manager of Granville’s Adidas store. Have a read to learn why they landed on Granville Street and what we…

UTILITY WRAP ARTIST CALL

The City of Vancouver is looking for artists to create digitized vinyl designs for up to 30 utility boxes throughout the city! The box wraps are intended to support artistic excellence and innovation while enlivening…

HELP SHAPE THE CITY’S SINGLE-USE ITEM STRATEGY

Are you a small business owner? You can attend a small business consultation meeting on April 11th to help the City of Vancouver shape their single-use item strategy! Owners of small businesses that distribute single-use…

YMCA YOUTH EMPLOYMENT BOOTCAMP PROGRAM

Who knew, the YMCA offers a range of Employment and Work Ready Programs that serve the local community?! They’re gearing up for another year of training programs and in search of local businesses that are looking to…

DVBIA GOING EVEN GREENER WITH BULLFROG

We are proud to announce that we’re going even greener! The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) is the first business improvement association in Canada to power their offices with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green…