Who’s at the Vision Vancouver fundraiser tonight
November 2, 2011
I’m at the Vision Vancouver fundraiser tonight at the swanky Westin Bayshore. Nearly 900 have turned out for this and the demographics are wide.
There’s the predictable; NDP Leader Adrian Dix, a Vision Vancouver member, sitting with pal Geoff Meggs. There’s the normal cut of unions, lefties and the like. And a table for the GLBTQ community, the Farmer’s Market crowd and social welfare groups. Linda Solomon of Vancouverobserver.com is also here sitting behind me. COPE candidates are also here, along with members of the city’s Filipino, Chinese and South Asian communities.
But there’s also a healthy cross-section of developers, lawyers, architects. Sitting right up at the front at a Concord Pacific table is BC Housing CEO Shayne Ramsay and his wife Janice Abbot, head of Atira Housing. Bing Thom, the architect, is sitting at Meggs’ table.
What will be interesting is to see how many of those developers and architects also show up at the NPA fundraiser tomorrow night.
Vision Vancouver agreed to give me a list of all the tables bought by sponsors. Judge for yourself the kind of support they have.
Seating by table #
# TABLE NAME Business
1 GBL Architects GBL Architects
4 New Way Concrete Aquilini Group
5 Concord Pacific Developments Inc. Concord Pacific Developments Inc.
6 Aquilini Group Aquilini Group
8 Brook Pooni Associates Inc. Brook Pooni Associates Inc.
10 Interdependent Investments Joel Solomon
11 BC Cleantech CEO Alliance Cleanworks Alliance Corp./McCarthy Tetrault LLP
12 Artists for Vision sponsored by Wall Capital Wall Corporation
13 West End Supporters
14 Vision YOUTH
15 Vision STAFF
16 Women with Vision donated by Wesgroup
16 Women with Vision – Wesgroup Wesgroup
17 Gord Wylie Ivanhoe Cambridge
18 Westbank Westbank
19 CUPE 15 CUPE 15
20 Wall Corporation Wall Corporation
21 Tim Stevenson Tim Stevenson Table
22 Corinex Communications Corinex Communications
23 Chrysalix Chrysalix
24 Elemental Energy
25 Out in Schools
26 Rory Richards
27 Friends for Life
28 VanEdge Capital VanEdge Capital
29 Geoff Meggs Geoff Meggs
30 Ryan Beedie Beedie
31 First Nations Friends of Vision
33 Reliance Properties Reliance Properties
34 Parklane West Group
34 Parklane Anthem Property
36 Henriques Partners Architects Henriques Partners Architects
37 W2 Media
38 Marcella Munro
39 Women with Vision
40 Elegant Development Inc. Elegant Development Inc.
41 COPE 378 COPE 378
42 Earnscliffe Strategy Group Earnscliffe Strategy Group
43 Bastion Deveopement Bastion Deveopement
45 Raymond Louie
46 PCI Group PCI Group
47 CUPE 1004 CUPE 1004
48 International Union of Operating Engineers Local 963 International Union of Operating Engineers Local 963
49 Bentall Kennedy Bentall Kennedy
50 Phillipino Friends of Vision
51 Artists for Vision sponsored by Wall Capital Wall Corporation
52 Friends of Ken Clement Friends of Ken Clement
53 Farmers Market
55 Wanson Development Ltd. Wanson Development Ltd.
56 COPE 378 COPE 378
58 CAW CAW
59 Renewal/Renewal 2 Renewal/Renewal 2
60 Vancouver Taxi Association Vancouver Taxi Association
61 Stratcom Stratcom
62 We Back Man the Juiceman
63 Busters Towing Busters Towing
64 Artists for Vision
65 LGBT Friends of Vision Outlooks TV
66 Donnelly Group Donnelly Group
67 Rising Tide Rising Tide Consultants Ltd.
68 BARWATCH BARWATCH
69 Lafarge Lafarge
70 Concert Concert
71 Richmond Elevator Richmond Elevator
72 Denise Taschereau Denise Taschereau
73 Nicli Antica Pizzeria Nicli Antica Pizzeria
74 Vision STAFF – Bradley Shend Vision STAFF – Bradley Shend
75 GC Gaming GC Gaming
77 Perkins & Will Perkins & Will
84 Vision Exec
86 Friends of Rob Wynen
87 Friends of Vision General seating
88 Friends of Vision General seating