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Photos from the Vancouver magazine 2024 Power 50 Awards party.
Every year, the announcement of the Vancouver magazine Power 50 list draws a crowd—but our 2024 celebration was a particularly festive affair. With 400 Vancouverites in attendance at the Terminal City Club on February 1 to drink, mix, mingle and toast the night’s honourees, there was a palpable buzz in the air. But why describe the party when we can show you? Scroll to see the power players and party people who made the night such a smash success.
The Power 50 was presented by LaSalle College Vancouver in partnership with Bosa Properties, Nicola Wealth and Telus Business, with additional sponsorship support from Global BC, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Terminal City Club, Duchess Cocktails and Red Truck Beer Company. Thank you all for helping us power a great night out.
Photos by Vision Photography.
Left to right: Power 50ers Arya Eshgji and Hamid Eshghi with Jill Killeen.
Left to right: Canada Wide Media publisher Ryan Benn, Maximillion Semchuk, Hilary Quick, Aditya Akre and Justine Higgs.
Left to right: Power 50ers Martin Thibodeau (RBC) and Sophie Lui (Global BC) with Philip Meyer.
Left to right: Ken Cretney, Rehanna Din, Power 50er Royce Chwin (Destination Vancouver) and Giselle Danis.
Left to right: Sharon Singh, Thoren Hudyma, Robert Zaladek, Kim Haakstad, Paulina Cameron and Power 50er Shannon Salter (Deputy Minister to the Premier).
Left to right: Kwang Lim, Maenam’s Angus An, Darcy Matheson and Fresh Ideas Start Here’s Jenice Yu.
Left to right: Editor-in-chief Stacey McLachlan, editorial director Anicka Quin, Darcy Matheson and Leeann Froese.
Left to right: Frances Bula, Kathryn Gretsinger, Power 50 Hall of Fame inductee Bob Rennie (Rennie), Jenn Podmore-Russell and Jamie Choi.
Left to right: Aditya Akrea, Bal Sidhu and Ken Koo.
Left to right: Heidi Seidman, Power 50ers Jonathan Barnett and David Barnett, and Sara Ferguson.
Left to right: Hall of Fame inductee Darren Entwistle (Telus) and Power 50er Carol Lee (Vancouver Chinatown Foundation).
Left to right: Jane Shim, Vee Pho, Power 50er Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Jocelyn MacDougall, Ajay Puri.
Left to right: Victoria Levy, Emily Larman (Talk Shop Media), Sarah Mawji, Nikki Routley, Ada Slivinksi (Talk Shop Media), Kathryn Bouchard, Danielle Leroux.
Left to right: Cody Payne, Canada Wide Media’s group vice president, publishing and operations, Nina Wagner, Alejandro Alcantra, Tracy Peternell, Brett Henderson, Ellen Wheeler.
Left to right: Shima Fasihi, Randy Pratt, Susan Pratt.
Power 50 honouree Carol Lee strikes a pose with her mother, Lily Lee.
Editorial director Anicka Quin shares insights with the Global News cameras.
Power 50 honouree Joleen Mitton (centre, red skirt) strikes a pose with other guests.
Guests filing in the doors at the Terminal City Club.
The reception team, ready to receive our Power 50 guests.
The pre-reception featured an abundance of great food.
A moment of respite before the awards begin.
Left to right: Kevin Atherstone, Maenam’s Angus An, James Grass and Connor Nechelput.
Left to right: Farzana Jaffer Jeraj with Power 50ers Radha Curpen (Bennett Jones) and Bridgitte Anderson (Greater Vancouver Board of Trade).
Friends gather around Power 50 honouree Fred Lee (in red velvet jacket).
Our wonderful reception team.
Sara Fass (second from left) gathers with Canada Wide Media team members Anicka Quin, Hannah Dewar and Stacey McLachlan.
Left to right: Hall of Fame inductee Darren Entwistle and Power 50er Jill Schnarr, both of Telus.
Left to right: Power 50ers Ajay Patel (Vancouver Community College) and Carol Lee (Vancouver Chinatown Foundation) with Jane Jae Kyun Shin.
The dessert bar.
Hearty fare was found in the wine lounge.
Party-goers filter towards the awards area.
Left to right: Power 50er Mayor Ken Sim (second from left) with friend and Grant Damery, Eve Chang.
Editorial director Anicka Quin kicks things off.
Editorial director Anicka Quin welcomes La Salle Vancouver campus president Dr. Jason Dewling to the stage as our presenting sponsor.
A few words from Vancouver magazine editor-in-chief Stacey McLachlan.
Global BC’s Jason Pires presented the awards that night.
Guests enjoyed drinks courtesy of Duchess and Red Truck Brewing.
Power 50er Joleen Mitton and supporters pose in front of a blown-up magazine cover featuring Joleen.
Power 50er Jennica Grienke of Carousel Theatre for Young People (right) with friend.
Left to right: Power 50 ers Lorraine Lowe (Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden), Mayor Ken Sim and Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer.
Left to right: Power 50ers Royce Chwin (Destination Vancouver), Kassandra Linklater (Frontier Collective) with Ada Slivinksi (Talk Shop Media).
Flipping through the new issue.
Canada Wide Media’s Nina Wagner (centre left, in blue) with a bevy of partygoers.
Left to right: A. Fuentes de Varvalho, Carolina Gonzalez, Maximillion Semchuk, LaSalle College Vancouver’s Dr. Jason Dewling, Justine Higgs.
Power 50 honourees Tassan and David Sung of Nicola Wealth (centre) with Victoria Emslie (right) and friend.
The February issue of Vancouver magazine was published with four different covers.
Brady Fletcher (left) with Power 50er Derrick Emsley (Tentree, right) with another happy Power 50 guest.
The celebrations continued after the awards ceremony was over.
Left to right: Power 50ers Martin Thibodeau (RBC), Carol Lee (Vancouver Chinatown Foundation) and Fred Lee (UBC).
Managing editor Alyssa Hirose in conversation with guests.
The bar staff at Terminal City Club.
How many Power 50 honourees can you spot in the photo?
Guests filing out into the lobby to raise another glass.
Editor-in-chief Stacey McLachlan.
Founder of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week, Joleen Mitton, receives her award.
Telus chief communications and brand officer Jill Schnarr accepts her Power 50 award.
Kassandra Linklater, co-founder of the Frontier Collective, addresses the crowd.
Frontier Collective co-founder Dan Berger takes a moment to speak as well.
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade CEO Bridgitte Anderson takes the stage.
Terry Hui of Concord Pacific Developments accepts his Hall of Fame award.
Bob Rennie of Rennie accepts his Hall of Fame award with grace and humour (“the most elegant way to be kicked off the list”).
Joy MacPhail is inducted into our Power 50 Hall of Fame.
Lawyer Radha Curpen (Bennett Jones) joins this year’s Power 50 list.
Gary Pooni (Pooni Group) dedicates his Power 50 award to his mother.
Tentree CEO Derrick Emsley steps up to the podium for his Power 50 award.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Jennifer Ouano shares some words with the audience.
Mayor Ken Sim is on the Power 50 list once again.
Moving speeches were the order of the day.
Police chief Adam Palmer is among the city’s most powerful people.
Shannon Salter, Deputy Minister to the Premier, accepts her Power 50 award.
City councillor Christine Boyle made this year’s list of power players.
Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley wields influence outside his own municipality.
Host Jason Pires of Global BC keeps the show rolling.
Power 50er Ginger Gosnall-Myers has been pivotal in integrating Indigenous knowledge into higher education in this city.
The Premier’s health systems specialist, Penny Ballem, was honoured on the list this evening.
Jill Atkey (B.C. NonProfit Housing) and Thom Armstrong (Co-operative Housing Federation of B.C.) were honoured for their work making sure everyone has a place to call home.
Thom Armstrong’s turn to say a few words.
Vancouver Art Gallery CEO Anthony Kiendl receives his award.
Sacha McLean family stepped up to accept a Power 50 award.
The Diamond Family was honoured for its impressive, moving charitable work this year.
RBC regional president Martin Thibodeau knows how to give back.
Ajay Patel, president of Vancouver Community College, accepts his Power 50 award.
Dale and Colin Bosa of Bosa Properties share the stage.
Chief Jen Thomas (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) and council chairperson Khelsilem (Squamish Nation), accepting an award on behalf of Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation and MST Development Corporation.
South Surrey MLA Elenore Sturko behind the podium.
Wade Grant, Intergovernmental Affairs Officer to the Musqueam First Nation, accepts his award.
Jordan Eng and Lorraine Lowe are pillars of the Chinatown community, as president of the Chinatown BIA and executive director of Dr. Sun Yat- Sen Classical Chinese Garden respectively.
Our final award of the night went to Tyrone McNeil, Stó:lō Tribal Council Chief.
Editor-in-chief Stacey McLachlan wraps things up.
The after party continued at the Terminal City Club’s lobby bar.
1991 VanMag cover girl Alice Jungclaus.
Perusing the latest issue.
Another glass for the road.
The conversation flowed before and after the ceremony.