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Concord

Concord Pacific is proud to be a presenting partner and continued supporter of the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat festival. Dragon boating on False Creek embodies the inclusive lifestyle that makes Vancouver such a rich community; a community all Vancouverites should be proud of!

 

 


evo car share

Car sharing at its simplest. Evo is the evolution of car sharing, easily getting you from here to there, with room for your friends. Just pick up a car near you, go anywhere and for as long as you want, then park it in the Home Zone and you’re done. It doesn’t get much easier or simpler than that.

 


Daily hive

Daily hive is your inside source for Vancouver happenings. We are the largest digital-only publication in Western Canada. Daily hive has the most engaged audience in Vancouver with over 2 million monthly unique visitors and large social media following, connecting Vancouverites with their city.

In July 2008, Vancity Buzz was created in a South Vancouver basement by childhood friends Karm Sumal and Manny Bahia. They began with writing about topics of interest including developments, sports and politics. Their early mission was to highlight the positives of Vancouver, a world-class city in their minds. Growth was slow the first year but Sumal and Bahia stayed persistent with consistent and diversified content.

Covering everything from the little guy to major events that shape Vancouver has led Vancity Buzz to where it is today. Its dedication to social media has spurred a loyal Vancouver following and relayed content to the masses.


Champion system

Worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities.

Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world’s top athletes has been the key to Champion System’s success. Our distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels.


Shaw is a leading communications and media company, delivering the entertainment you’ve always wanted. With flexible TV, Internet and Home Phone plans, plus access to over 60,000 Shaw Go WiFi hotspots across Canada included with all Internet plans, you won’t miss a thing.


London Drugs is 100% Canadian owned and is focused on local customers’ satisfaction. Across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia, London Drugs’ 78 stores employ more than 7,000 dedicated to providing our customers with a superior shopping experience. London Drugs serves their customers through innovation, and a continued involvement in the communities they service.


 

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MINI Yaletown is an authorized MINI dealership located in the heart of Vancouver. We proudly offer the best selection of New and Pre-Owned MINIs in Canada, and we are recognized to be the number one volume dealership of Pre-Owned vehicles nationally.
We offer complimentary Valet parking, a coffee bar and a lounge area for your convenience, with the most unique state-of-the-art facility. Our award-winning sales associates are eager to share product knowledge and help you find the perfect MINI. Our sales associates speak fluent English, Italian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Farsi to assist in making your experience with MINI Yaletown the best possible one.


 

HKETO

As the official representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Canada, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office serves as a link to facilitate the economic and trade relations between Hong Kong and Canada.

 


 


We have been a proud Patron Sponsor of this festival since its inception in 1986. The most exciting part of dragon boating is getting a big group of people training and racing together. Keep the same spirit alive by traveling with your team to Taku Resort where we specialize in large recreational groups.

Come by to enter yourself in the draw to win $50 towards your next stay. Each team that brings in 15 names and emails is eligible to win a one night stay. This will be handed out at the end of the weekend and is a great gift for the team captain or manager or MVP.

Hot off the press: Come by to pre order your copy of “Spark: The Inspiring life and legacy of Milton K. Wong”.


Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is Canada’s second busiest airport, serving more than 19 million passengers in 2014. YVR was voted Best Airport in North America for the sixth consecutive year, and best Airport in the World for its size category of 10-20 million passengers, in the 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards. We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.


Urban Fare is proud to be an official sponsor of the 2016 Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragonboat Festival! As a locally owned and operated business, we are especially honoured to be part of this amazing festival and the excitement and pride that it generates in our community.

Urban Fare first opened its doors in 1999 in the revitalized former warehouse district of Yaletown. 17 years later, we’ve grown to include a total of 4 Downtown Vancouver stores as well as our newest location in Kelowna’s Mission neighbourhood.

We offer innovative environments merchandised with a unique assortment of products with the emphasis on the best local, natural, organic, and first-to-market foods. Urban Fare is Vancouver’s premier food destination and a true food lover’s paradise.

Experience the exceptional at Urban Fare!


 

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 is a commercial station with a community focus, serving the needs of the people who live, work and play in the City of Vancouver. The Roundhouse difference is to provide a spotlight on an active citizenry: public debate, storytelling, live music, local arts and culture, community events, news and features focused on the City’s neighbourhoods.


 

At BigSteelBox, our values inspire us to deliver an exceptional customer experience. We aim to provide the best possible moving and storage experience by reducing our customers’ efforts, owning their problems and giving more than they expect.

BigSteelBox provides full moving & storage services for residential, construction & commercial needs. Stores across Canada.


At CIBC, we are in business to help our clients, employees and shareholders achieve what is important to them. Our ability to create value for all CIBC stakeholders is driven by a business culture based on common values: Trust, Teamwork and Accountability.


In 1984 something happened that forever changed the local beer industry: Granville Island Brewing opened the doors to Canada’s first microbrewery. And in doing so, we opened hearts and minds to a whole new beer drinking experience.

Driven by a firm belief that the West was ready for a premium, natural, unpasteurized beer Granville Island Brewing introduced locals to our now famous Island Lager.

And it wasn’t long before we were adding more new and unique, West Coast inspired craft beers to our lineup. In celebration of our heritage, we name each new GIB beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the West Coast lifestyle.

Over the years, we’ve become more than just the local brewery. We focus much of our sustainability efforts towards ongoing community investment, including sponsorship and charitable support, involvement with local sports teams, community organizations and more. We’re just as proud of that as we are about what we put in our bottles.

It’s Good to Be Here!


ensign

We are Ensign Pacific Lease Ltd. the fastest growing all makes leasing company in Western Canada. We started in the leasing industry in 1972 with a portfolio of 400 vehicles and over the years we have grown our business to over 3,000. We lease all makes and models new and used, we will lease to Fleets Accounts, Commercial Accounts, Large Businesses, Small Business and Individuals. We lease to everyone!


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Urban Impact salutes the Canadian International Dragon Boat Society for their commitment to promoting sustainability, minimizing waste, reducing the Festival’s environmental impact and championing positive behavior such as recycling. Come celebrate with us, and take the opportunity to share the excitement as we jump into summer and the Festival festivities!


Barefootwine

Barefoot Wine is happy to support the Concord Dragon Boat Festival. Please come to our booth by the World Beat Stage to sample Barefoot Moscato! Paddles up!


 

Mainstream Broadcasting Corporation is a British Columbia media company owned and operated by local Vancouver resident and businessman, James Ho. Mainstream began its broadcasting service in 1973 as Overseas Chinese Voice (OCV). In 1993, OCV programming was incorporated into the multicultural AM radio station of CHMB AM1320, serving the needs of Vancouver’s multicultural community. In addition to meeting the demand of the Chinese-speaking community, CHMB is also providing service to the growing diverse Vancouver community in 12 other languages including Portuguese, Brazilian, Filipino, Greek, Japanese, Tamil, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish. Every effort is made at the station to ensure its programming reflects the diverse cultures and core values of Vancouver’s ethnic communities, fairly and accurately.


craft

CRAFT isn’t just a place where people go to have a beer and a bite. We are actively involved in our community and, like a good neighbour, we try to make positive contributions wherever possible.

 

 

Apply today to Portobello West’s “SHOP LOCAL MARKET” at Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival June 23-25th! 90+ local artisans ranging from Fashion, Jewellery, Art, Home Accessories , Breweries, Distilleries, Wineries, Gourmet Foods, Baby & Kids items, and more. We welcome applications from all BC artisans who design locally and make ethically. For more information, visit portobellowest.com or contact manager.van@portobellowest.com.


Kintec

When we set out to build this company, we did not want to just sell footwear – stores that sell shoes already exist. Kintec exists because we believe that by providing education on proper performance and health-oriented footwear, we can positively impact people’s lives.

To us, the opportunity to positively impact our customers’ lives every day is very exciting! It’s what drives every Kintec Pedorthist, Fitting Expert, and orthotic specialist. It’s why we go the extra mile in helping our customers find the perfect foot solution so that they can stay active, on their feet, and achieve a healthier lifestyle.


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SocialShopper gives you the perfect opportunity to experience cool, fun, and exciting things in your city every day at 50% – 90% off.

Each day we offer you one special deal in your city ranging from restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and bars to retail products, spa and beauty, health and fitness, cultural arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation, special events and more.


encorp

Encorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation with beverage container management as our core business. Our mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not land-filled or incinerated.


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If you are looking for a chiropractor in Vancouver who will help you achieve your optimal health, In Touch Chiropractic is the answer. In addition to chiropractic, we offer exercise and nutritional counseling to help you obtain the lifestyle that will keep you healthy for the long haul. Give our office call today to get started!

If you want to find out if chiropractic care is right for you, please give us a call today. Our team at In Touch Chiropractic in Vancouver is here for you.


Telus
TELUS’ longstanding commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment stems from our shared belief that diversity creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Indeed, diversity and inclusiveness − in terms of ability, experience, gender, sexual orientation, race and culture – are paramount to creating an organization that mirrors the true makeup of our Canadian neighbourhoods from coast-to-coast-to-coast, enabling us to better understand and support the needs of our clients. Through this approach, the TELUS team recognizes the power of diversity and inclusiveness to help us deliver on our top priority to consistently put our customers first in everything we do by being a genuine reflection of our society, our markets and our customers.


Sunrype

We let the great taste of simple ingredients shine through.No
unpronounceable stuff in here. Just a tasty balance of
healthy goodness you can feel good about. It’s what makes SunRype a brighter choice.


BC recy cles

BC Recycles is made up of a whole bunch of product stewardship organizations. Among us, we represent all the bits and bobs that most people aren’t quite sure what to do with or how to recycle. Our job, and the job of this site, is to make recycling easier for everyone. We hope you find all the info you need, and feel positive about doing your part to take care of this lovely little planet we call home.

 


 


Burnwater

One of the leading manufacturers of paddles and equipment. Stop by our booth, we have paddles for you to try and buy, also paddle bags, accessories and apparel.


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Three Stones Clothing is a local Vancouver owned company, offering fashionable clothing that blends casual style with athletic influences.
Distinctive contemporary jackets utilize technically enhanced fashion fabrics that help repel the elements. This is where fashion meets function.
The basic fleece hoody is reinvented with fashionable details yet maintain a casual street inspired style. The entire collection includes tops, dresses and light layering pieces.
Visit the Three Stones tent in the Marketplace to browse this season’s offerings at special event pricing.


SIlver FX

Silver FX carries beautiful First Nations Jewelry by well renowned BC artists. Come by to see our First Nation handcarved dragonboat paddle shaped earrings. As well, we have a stunning selection of contemporary sterling silver, genuine baltic amber and semi-precious stone designs. All at very reasonable prices. Visit us online at www.silverfx.ca Interac, Visa and Mastercard all accepted.


Siamurai Apparel

Siamurai is a small family business passionate in creating unique handmade samurai style clothing with Japanese & Thai fabric. We go to festivals all year round, our online shop and festivals schedule are on www.siamurai.com


Alignmed

The Alignmed Advisory Panel is comprised of world-class medical professionals. The effectiveness and success of AlignMed products is founded on the expertise of these professionals who have joined the AlignMed Team to improve the lives of others.


Fashion on the move

Fashion On The Move is a “Pop-Up” boutique that travels to unique shows and events.
Our customers are active Canadian women who have busy lifestyles and a passion for fashion. FOTM offers trendy and age appropriate looks in fashions that flatter all shapes and sizes. This years hits are tunics, leggings and lifestyle fashions. We love to inspire her customers to try something new and trendy.


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Apply today to Portobello West’s “SHOP LOCAL MARKET” at Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival! 90+ local artisans ranging from Fashion, Jewellery, Art, Home Accessories , Breweries, Distilleries, Wineries, Gourmet Foods, Baby & Kids items, and more. We welcome applications from all BC artisans who design locally and make ethically.

For more information, visit portobellowest.com or contact manager.van@portobellowest.com.

Abreast In A Boat

Abreast In a boat

Abreast In A Boat is a group of people who have been treated for breast cancer from the Metro Vancouver area. We paddle to make a difference ~ to raise awareness about breast cancer and to encourage all people to live full and active lives. We are a registered charitable society and our goal is to send a message of hope to people who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, and to all those who support them.

In the dragon boat we paddle together, support each other, learn from one another, laugh together, enjoy competition, overcome our fears, encourage each other, make new friends, take pride in our accomplishments, and break the silence of cancer.

What began as a medical study in 1996 has grown to inspire the formation of about 150 survivor teams worldwide. We have six home crews in the Metro Vancouver area based in Vancouver, Delta, Richmond, Port Moody, and Fort Langley.


Ride To Conquer Cancer

Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefitting BC Cancer Foundation is an incredible two-day, 200-km ride throughout Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. The Ride is BC’s largest cycling fundraiser. Funds raised through The Ride to Conquer Cancer enable the BC Cancer Foundation to support breakthrough research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency. Total funds raised and final participant numbers for this year’s event will be announced moments before the Ride begins at the opening ceremonies in Vancouver on August 27th. 2016 marks the 8 th annual BC Ride, with similar Rides scheduled throughout the summer in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. To date, The BC Ride has helped raise $70 million for the BC Cancer Foundation. In 2015, 2,087 Riders raised $8.4 million.


BC Transplant

BC Transplant

BC Transplant provides provincial oversight for all aspects or organ donation and transplantation in BC, and is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). BC’s three transplant centres are BC Children’s Hospital, St Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. Transplant patients receive follow up care at the transplant centres or at one of eight regional clinics close to their home community. More information: www.transplant.bc.ca.


Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services

#GetSwabbed at Dragonboat Fest!
17 to 35 year olds can sign up to be heroes on June 17th at the Canadian Blood Services tent.
The UBC Blood 4 Life Club will be on hand to inform you about joining the national stem cell registry. You just need 15 minutes to learn, sign up, and provide a cheek swab! That’s it. Every time someone registers, it brings hope to the over 800 patients in Canada looking for a stem cell donor right now.


Canucks Autism Network

Canucks Autism Network

The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year-round, innovative, high quality sports, recreational, social and arts programs for individuals and families living with autism, while spreading awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.

The Canucks Autism Network team consists of a diverse group of trained staff, experienced support workers and dedicated volunteers who administer programs for families and individuals living with autism in our province. To learn how you can volunteer, donate, or join, please visit www.canucksautism.ca or call (604) 685-4049 extension 201.


BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program

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The BC Government provides British Columbians with free information and resources to support informed choices and healthy behaviours with respect to gambling participation.
Free treatment and support services are also available for anyone struggling with their own or a loved one’s gambling.

If you or someone you love needs support or treatment for problem gambling, please contact the BC Problem Gambling Help Line: 1.888.795.6111 (24 hrs). Telephone services are multilingual.


Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

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Since 1986, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has been at the forefront of a nation-wide movement to raise awareness and mobilize action on breast cancer. Today, the Foundation is the leading organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Our investments in vital research, education, health promotion, and in providing support, insight, and information for anyone affected by breast cancer, have led progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.


 

Fraser Riverkeeper

Fraser Riverkeeper is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, and a licensed member of the international Water keeper Alliance. We are dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Fraser River and its watershed— and our encompassing mission is to ensure the right of all citizens to safely swim, drink, and fish in BC waters. Fraser Riverkeeper is a founding partner of the National Water Centre.

Granville Island Brewing 

Granville Island Brewing is a proud supporter and the official beer of the Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival for over a decade.

Celebrating our 30th Beerthday, join us in the Granville Island Brewing Beverage Zone for a great view of False Creek and experience a selection of local favourites including False Creek Raspberry Ale: an ode to the scenic paddler’s paradise featuring local Fraser Valley Raspberries; Robson St. Hefeweizen: an unfiltered wheat ale perfect for the patio; and our original Island Lager that started it all in 1984.

Follow us on Twitter @itsgoodtobehere and find out more about Granville Island Brewing, our events and initiatives at GIB.ca.

The Granville Island Brewing Beverage Zone opens at 5pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday.

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Insomniac’s Coffee Co.

Insomniac’s Coffee Co. is happy to be back again this year (our 14th year). We will be open early as normal and will be bring out our top shelf, fair trade, organic coffee and espresso (roasted by Cherryhill). Bring your own mug and get a .50 cents off. Wishing you all a great a great paddle!


Smoking Hot Donairs

Award winning Donair and Falafels.

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Thai on the Fly

Based out of the South Okanagan, Thai on the Fly has been serving up authentic Thai cuisine since 2008. With many years spent in Thailand, we have created a variety of traditional Thai dishes with our own twist including 4 varieties of pad Thai, green curry, Thai tacos, and Thai egger breakfast sandwiches. All of our menu items are made fresh to order and available gluten-free. Garnished with fresh herbs and veggies, you’ll feel healthy and energized and ready to race.

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This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy has been working the Vancouver/Fraser Valley for the past 4 years. We are a Portuguese inspired truck with some Mexican influence (cause Burritos are delicious!). Our Portuguese background and our love for Mexican food has brought this truck to what is today! Our slow cooked pork is packed full of flavour and goes great piled high on a Portuguese bun or wrapped up in tortilla shell along side Spanish rice,salsa, cheese and of course our signature sauces. Or maybe our Big Bad Wolf Sandwich will become your new favourite!! You will have to come by our truck to get all the delicious details.

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Dim Sum Express

Dim Sum, literally “touch the heart”, is a Chinese culinary culture. The dishes are usually refined pastries stuffed with meat and vegetables, which as steamed and served hot in the special bamboo baskets. Among all the varieties of Dim Sum, the two most popular ones are Ha Gao (Shrimp Dumpling) and Siu Mai (Pork Dumpling). On the food trailer, dim sums coming directly from our kitchen are steamed in front of your eyes before being tasted on the sport. Our Dim Sum will let you discover the new flavours from South China, through our original recipes and delicious sauces.

Our Dim Sum Express like to make Dim Sum and to share them with you!


 

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Jamaican Mi Juicy

Serving authentic Jamaican food + real fruit smoothies at select festivals. Home of the original Bombastic smoothie!


 

Zee’s Grilled Cheese

You can always expect to be served with a smile, and you’ll love all our mouth watering selections. If you’re just looking to grab some comfort food at lunch, on the way home, or enjoy our casual atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. We look forward to serving you and please don’t forget to say hi to Zee and Tee when you pop in!

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