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Nov 6, 2017
Don’t worry about NAFTA, Washington insider David Frum tells real estate crowd
Nick Rockel

He coined the phrase Axis of Evil, and he doesn’t have anything much nicer to say about U.S. President Donald Trump. At real estate brokerage CBRE Ltd.’s Canadian Market Outlook breakfast in Vancouver on November 1, keynote speaker David Frum highlighted potential risks to business from the Trump administration’s...

Nov 6, 2017
Lunch with FrontFundr chief growth officer Jill Earthy
Lucy Hyslop

It’s hard keeping up with Jill Earthy. Positively fizzing over lunch, the 44-year-old is just back from working for two weeks in Whistler, across Alberta and in Ottawa at the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, the intensive invitation-only meeting of...

Nov 2, 2017
BC Children's Hospital Foundation's 9th annual A Night of Miracles Gala
Paul Duchart

More than 450 guests and business leaders from the South Asian community attended the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s ninth annual A Night of Miracles Gala at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel on October 28. Co-presented by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP...

Oct 31, 2017
Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Luminary Award Soirée 2017
Paul Duchart

Over 450 guests attended Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland’s Luminary Award Soirée at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on October 27, raising more than $500,000 toward transforming the lives of 775 vulnerable girls in the Lower Mainland. The Peter & Joanne...

Oct 26, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Ingrid Jarrett
as told to Felicity Stone

I grew up hiking, camping and fishing with my family all over B.C. Fishing Pennask Lake as a child, every cast caught a trout. We would fry them in butter in a cast iron pan and enjoy every bite. In the summer, we...

Oct 26, 2017
The David Foster Foundation's 30th Anniversary Miracle Gala and Founders Dinner 2017
Paul Duchart

Over 1,000 VIPs and business leaders attended the David Foster Foundation Founders’ Dinner on October 20 at Parq Vancouver followed by a gala concert at Rogers Arena the following day. The gala raised more than $10.2 million dollars, including $1...

Oct 24, 2017
A conversation with angel investor Thealzel Lee
Marcie Good

When Thealzel Lee sizes up young companies, she looks for patterns, so her scientific training—a B.Sc. in microbiology from the University of Alberta—comes in handy. Lee is co-manager of Vantec Angel Network Inc., which vets entrepreneurs looking for cash and...

Oct 23, 2017
David Foster makes another record by raising $10.2 million for his foundation
By the Editors

Money was no object at the recent David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala & Concert. Last Saturday (October 22), more than 850 gala guests and 9,000 music fans gathered at Rogers Arena for an evening of entertainment featuring and attended by some 30 celebrities. Among the biggest names lending support to...

Oct 20, 2017
TEDxVancouver lineup spans music, film and business
By the Editors

There are talks, and then there are TED Talks. TEDxVancouver, an independently organized TED gathering, brings the conversation to B.C. on November 12. This year’s theme: distortion, or looking at the world through many different lenses. So far, announced speakers...

Oct 20, 2017
How Scott Menke's gamble on Parq Vancouver hit the jackpot
Nick Rockel

On a brilliant late-June afternoon, Scott Menke strides through the posh lobby of Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “What’s up?” asks the co-founder and CEO of Paragon Gaming as he extends a hand. At first glance, his aquiline gaze appears haughty...

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