Vancouver's small and local businesses make our city great, and yet they sometimes have a tense relationship with the City's government. Affordable leasing, permits wait times, and zoning/licensing restrictions are just some of the issues that concern local businesses. At this event, we'll make sure the next mayor and council hears about the issues directly from businesses like yours, and we'll hear how they plan to make changes to create a better environment to do business in the city.
Latash Maurice Nahannee, Squamish elder and Indigenous Culture Consultant, joins us as a special guest.
Shauna Sylvester, Independent Candidate for Mayor
Ken Sim, Non-Partisan Association (NPA) Candidate for Mayor
Kennedy Stewart, Independent Candidate for Mayor
Hector Bremner, YES Vancouver Candidate for Mayor
Wai Young, Coalition Vancouver Candidate for Mayor
David Chen, ProVancouver Candidate for Mayor
Adriane Carr, Green Party Candidate for Council (incumbent), Michael Wiebe, Parks Board (current) for Council
Heather Deal, Vision Vancouver Candidate for Council (incumbent)
Christine Boyle, OneCity Candidate for Council
Anne Roberts, COPE
5:30 pm Arrival and dinner
6:00 pm Panel begins
7:30 pm Panel concludes, networking
8:30 pm Event concludes
Please note that dinner is available throughout the event, while supplies last. Also note that two of our women candidates will need to leave for another event before we conclude the panel.
We are delighted to partner with the Strathcona Business Improvement Association (BIA) as our event hosts. The Strathcona BIA works to support industrial lands, foster sustainability, revitalize East Hastings Street and continue to provide opportunities for new entrepreneurs across the Strathcona region. It is their mission to promote a strong local economy through advocacy, cultivating relationships, supporting business participation in the community, delivering innovative programs and fostering community leaders.
We are excited to be working with several business groups to promote this event. Thanks to our partners, the event will draw from a wide cross-section of the city's businesses:
Whether you can attend the event or not, please let us know what issues concern you: