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Last week, we celebrated our 2022 Power 50 list at the Vancouver Club. We toasted to the change-makers that shape our city, and this year, the list-ers truly brought it: the 2022 speeches were the best yet. The Power 50 took the stage to celebrate achievements, to advocate for change, to tell heartfelt stories and to thank the folks who support and uplift them (and to lip-sync). Here are a few snapshots from a truly inspiring night.
The Vancouver Club was our splashy event space—with our stunning Power 50 cover greeting guests as they arrived.
Donnie Rosa (centre), one of our 2022 Power 50, chats with friends.
Assistant editor Alyssa Hirose (right) with guest Dr. Grace Lee
Bob Rennie and Dr. Penny Ballem, both Power 50 listers.
Power 50 lister Dr. Bonnie Henry (second from left) with friends.
Canada Wide Media president Samantha Legge welcomed guests.
Khelsilem, council chairperson for the Squamish Nation, opened the night on behalf of the local Nations.
Editorial director Anicka Quin introduced all of the winners that night.
Dr. Penny Ballem
Dr. Pieter Cullis
Dr. Madhu Jawanda, of This Is Our Shot
Dr. Bonnie Henry received a standing ovation.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, winner of hearts and Power 50 lists.
Dr. June Francis of Hogan’s Alley Society and SFU, Power 50 lister, spoke of using power and influence to make much-needed changes.
The legendary Jim Pattison, perennial Power 50er
Carol Lee, Power 50 lister, also received an Order of B.C. this week.
Arran and Ratana Stephens of Nature’s Path were recognized for their philanthropy.
Gary Pooni, of the Pooni Group, spoke of a near-death experience, and how much it meant to be on the list this year because of it.
Terry Hui of Concord Pacific, also a perennial Power 50 Lister.
The Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations held our top spot this year—and also received a standing ovation.
Chief Wayne Sparrow of the Musqueam Band.
Councillor Dennis Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Power 50 lister Kendall Gender surprised the crowd with a performance.
Kendall Gender, aka Kenneth Wyse, accepts their Power 50 award.