Photos from Vanmag’s 2023 Power 50 Celebration

Snapshots from last week's Power 50 Event at the Terminal City Club.

Last Thursday, we recognized the city’s 50 most powerful people (and groups of people, and geological phenomenons—check out the list to see what we mean). Gathered at the Terminal City Club, we toasted to the folks who shape Vancouver, and listened as attending honourees spoke about what power means to them. Many honourees thanked their immigrant parents and their hardworking teams, and many also quoted Spider-Man: “With great power, comes great responsibility.” In case you missed it, here are some snapshots from the night.

All photos by Phillip Chin.

Canada Wide Media CEO Peter Legge and CWM account manager Charie Ilon.
UBC Sauder Dean Darren Dahl opens the evening.
Ryn Broz of Eastside Studios.
Hank Bull of the Vancouver Art Gallery Board of Trustees.
Tiyaltelut Kristen Rivers and Chief Jen Thomas of MST Development Corp.
Chief Communications Officer Jill Schnarr of Telus
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s Bridgitte Anderson
Christine Bergeron of Vancity
Michelle Collens of Vancouver Sport Hosting
Gary Pooni of Pooni Group
Vince Tao of VANDU, with Tara Taylor of Overdose Prevention Society, representing Power 50 lister Sarah Blyth
Dr. June Francis of Hogan’s Alley Society and SFU
Tiyaltelut Kristen Rivers accepted brother Khelsilem’s award on his behalf.
Seth Klein of the Climate Emergency Unit and documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis
CEO Mindy Wight of Nch’kay̓ Development Corporation
Mike Mackay of Strand Development
Bob and Kris Rennie of Rennie
Karm Sumal of Daily Hive
Power 50 honouree Mo Amir (right) with his dad, Mo Senior—who he dedicated his award to.
Charmaine da Silva of CityNews
Fire Chief Karen Fry
BC Ferries’ Joy MacPhail
Deputy Chief Howard Chow and Chief Adam Palmer of the Vancouver Police Department
Donnie Rosa, General Manager of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Vancouver city councillors Lisa Dominato, Sarah Kirby-Young and Rebecca Bligh.
Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke brought an RCMP officer with her to the event.
Vancouver city councillor Christine Boyle.
Deputy Minister to the Premier, Shannon Salter.
From left, deputy city managers Armin Amrolia and Karen Levitt, and city manager Paul Mochrie.
Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim.
InBC’s Jill Earthy.
Power 50 honorees Gary Pooni, Karm Sumal, Charmaine da Silva and Mo Amir
From left, BCBusiness EIC Nathan Caddell with the Vanmag crew: Associate Editor Alyssa Hirose, Editorial Director Anicka Quin, Editor-at-large Stacey McLachlan, Assistant Editor Kerri Donaldson
From left, Power 50 lister Carol Lee of the Chinatown Foundation, her mom Lily Lee, and Power 50 Lister Grace Wong of the Chinese Canadian Museum.