Make Music Vancouver is entirely free and entirely volunteer-based event. This is why we depend on partners to make it happen. We would like to thank our partners and sponsors for helping us make this edition a successful event.
The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (BIA) is a non-profit society with a mission to enhance its members’ business opportunities by leading action to improve the Yaletown environment and to promote Yaletown as the place to trade and visit. There are over 900 businesses in Yaletown and over 530 commercial properties in the area that make up the membership of the Yaletown BIA.
Formed in 1999, it is funded by a special municipal levy that is paid by all commercial properties in the designated 20 block Yaletown area. This levy forms the baseline of the YBIA’s budget although it also acts as seed money to enhance programs that generate sponsorship money, in kind donations, value added initiatives such as strategic partnerships and media attention. If your business or commercial property is located within the 20 block Yaletown area (shown in pink in the map below), you are automatically a member of the Yaletown Business Improvement Association.
The membership and Board of Directors are comprised of both property owners and business tenants who share input to develop the direction and goals of this organization. The YBIA encourages active participation of all members through the Board of Directors, YBIA Committees, meetings, networking and special events.
The Alliance Francaise of Vancouver has been actively promoting interest in the French language and culture since 1904. We are a non-profit cultural and educational association managed by a board of directors elected by its members. It is our goal to foster the appreciation of French culture through cultural events and to encourage the study of the French language.
The general French Consulate of Vancouver is the local office of the French administrations. Its responsibilities include:
• Service to French citizens such as passport renewals, vote for national elections…
• Protection of French citizens for example with social benefits, rescue in case of problems…
• Information and promotion of the French community
• Delivery of visas to Canadians citizens going to France
It covers the provinces of British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Les Clefs d’Or means “The golden keys” in French. It is a Hotel Concierge Society whose aim is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between its members and to provide mutual assistance in order to better serve its valuated guests.
The golden keys worn by Concierge signify their membership to the organization and are granted exclusively to those who have not only consistently demonstrated an unsurpassed knowledge of their respective communities, but by those who demand excellence of themselves when meeting the needs of their guests.
Greener Print Solutions is Vancouver’s one-stop shop for sustainably-driven printing and design solutions. When you use Greener Print Solutions you can be confident that you’re getting the most cutting-edge designs and most eco-friendly products available in the market at the best price for all your printing needs.
BeatRoute Magazine is a monthly arts and entertainment paper with a predominant focus on music – local, independent or otherwise. The paper started in June 2004 and continues to provide a healthy dose of perversity while exercising rock ‘n’ roll ethics.
W2 is a globally networked community media art centre in Vancouver’s DTES (Downtown Eastside) that brings spaces to life with media arts and creative technology. W2 is based at W2 Media Café in the Woodward’s Atrium at 250-111 W Hastings, Vancouver, V6B 1H4.
W2 is people powered, meaning mostly run by volunteers who care about making positive change happen.
What we do best is the creation of customized, immersive experiences. 25 years of bringing magic to events large and small has taught us that it’s not the individual elements that make an event memorable. Rather, it’s the way that those elements work together to create a story that totally immerses the guests in an experience. Theme, tone and narrative are expressed in customized set décor, performances and interactive elements.
Driven by the mandate of our charitable work, our for-hire services directly support our community events by providing much needed funding. Your choice to hire Public Dreams is a choice to support local artists, artisans and performers who we hire to help bring the vision to life.
Whatever your creative needs, Public Dreams exists to turn dreams into reality. Every great event starts with a conversation, so we invite you to get in touch. We’ll be happy to provide you with more information and ways that we can help support you in making yours an event that stands out.
Tourism Vancouver is a business association representing approximately 1,000 members in tourism and related industries/activities. Our purpose is to effectively market Metro Vancouver as a destination for leisure, meeting and event travelers. Our goals are to attract visitors to the region, encourage them to stay longer and ensure they return. This is done through the coordinated group action of members and staff working together.
Tourism Vancouver’s team includes 60 full-time, approximately 20 part-time, seasonal and contract positions and 200+ volunteers, working under the following program areas.