Community Sponsors

Italian Cultural Centre - PartnerThe Italian Cultural Centre, or Il Centro, has been an essential part of Vancouver’s cultural landscape for more than three decades. It opened in 1977 when its founding members, 13 existing Italian Associations, came together “to promote Italian culture, values and heritage and to share these with other communities.” We have since grown to more than 700 member families and regularly welcome individuals and groups from across the city. Whether for our exceptional catering and banqueting facilities, our language classes or our breadth of cultural activities, Il Centro is one of the most cherished event venues in Vancouver and a destination for those who appreciate authentic, cultural activities. Through our collective love of art, food, wine, design, film, music and literature, we proudly share our culture with our community, and welcome all who wish to be part of our vibrant destination in Vancouver. Our Mission: To promote Italian culture, heritage and values and share these with other communities.

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Fortis BC - Bronze SponsorFortisBC works hard to provide the energy you need. As a Canadian company, we understand the unique needs of British Columbians. From natural gas and electricity to piped propane and thermal energy solutions, we serve about 1.1 million customers in 135 B.C. communities. Giving back to the communities where we live and work is important to our 2,260 employees across the province, whether it’s supporting local events and charitable organizations, providing economic and employment opportunities or helping our customers become more energy efficient and save money. Together, we are developing energy solutions to meet the needs of our customers—now and for the future—safely, reliably and at the lowest reasonable cost.

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RE/MAX Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley Group Advertising committee is
supported by 35 volunteer realtors who represent independently owned and
operated RE/MAX offices. We contribute these promotional funds and
hard assets such as tents at no cost to community groups, and for nonprofit events, in the communities where our agents live and work across the Lower Mainland. RE/MAX agents, giving back to our local communities.

The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served close to 48 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline inNorth America. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.