MEET THE CREATORS CHAMPIONING BRITISH COLUMBIA’S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Kristina Stanley, Founder & CEO, Fictionary

Kristina Stanley grew up in a household where reading books was very important. “I’ve had a lifelong journey with reading, and that comes from my mom. She was born in Italy, and throughout World War II she didn’t have access to books. When she came to Canada, books became a really big thing.” When she […]

Michael Neill and Arsenal Pulp Press Named 2019 ABPBC Award Recipients

Yesterday evening the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) honoured the recipients of two awards recognizing outstanding contributions to British Columbia’s publishing industry. Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press received the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award, and Kelowna-based Michael Neill, bookseller and owner of Mosaic Books and TBM Bookmanager, received the Gray Campbell […]

The B.C. Artists nominated for JUNO Awards

  Canada’s West Coast sweeps up multiple JUNO Award nominations for Canada’s biggest night in music.   Among the nominees are namesake and rising talent from British Columbia. View the full list of British Columbian nominees below. Steve Bays Producer of the Year bbno$ Juno Fan Choice, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Bryan Adams Album […]

The Top B.C.-Based Games to Play in 2020

Shaz Mohsin, a Vancouver-based game connoisseur with a penchant for discovering the best games in the business provided us his top B.C.-based games to put on your radar.   1. “Stela” by Skybox Labs. Stela is a cinematic, atmospheric platformer about a young woman witnessing the final days of a mysterious ancient world.   2. […]

Rob Thomson, Music Curator, Full Circle

Rob Thomson has been playing music since 2003, yet music has been a part of his life since he was born. His dad’s a musician, his sister’s a musician, and music has always been in their house.  As a teenager, Rob didn’t talk much with his dad, and so music became a way for them […]

Chelene Knight, CEO #LearnWritingEssentials & Breathing Space Creative 

“Sometimes being a leader means creating space by giving up your space.”     Chelene Knight knew fairly early on that she was a storyteller. “I was a really quiet kid, I wouldn’t talk a lot, but you could pull things out of me with a paper and pen. In school, there was always this […]

Zena Harris, President, Green Spark Group 

“The leaders of every single industry organization I deal with feel strongly about sustainability.” Zena Harris first learned about corporate sustainability 20 years ago while she was working for a large corporation. “I was frustrated with how things were being done, and I knew there had to be a better way.” After studying organizational psychology, […]

Kat Jayme, Filmmaker, Finding Big Country

You could say that Kat Jayme was destined to become a filmmaker. “I’ve had a camera pointed at me all my life. My grandfather was a director in the Philippines, and so everything was documented.”   Kat grew up in Vancouver, where she was the point guard for her high school basketball team.  When she […]

Galiano Island Books’ Top 10 Books of 2019

Right around the corner from the exit of the Galiano ferry terminal sits the first independent bookstore of the island, Galiano Island Books. Since its opening in 1997, the storefront has remained the heart of the island’s arts and culture community. Owners and avid-readers, Lee Trentadue and Jim Schmidt share their top 10 reads of […]

Interview with Lori Lozinski, President of Violator Films

Lozinski moved to Vancouver with a project management career in the telecommunications industry, but a week after arriving, the company claimed bankruptcy. Sometimes forced change is a good thing and as she started to look for a new job in a new city, she discovered Vancouver’s booming film industry. “Growing up in Edmonton, I didn’t […]