Thank you to all of our colleagues for supporting the


And thank you to the many of you who sent a donation even though you couldn’t make it this year!  

We had great attendance, excellent weather, and raised a respectable amount of money for our wonderful cause, Saint James Music Academy (SJMA). 

If you were there to hear Melodie’s talk, you’ll know that SJMA is more than just a music school in our Downtown Eastside.  It feeds, inspires, and provides emotional support for children and young people living in “Canada’s poorest postal code.”  It is a privilege to be able to support this wonderful organization.

Historically, Vancouver’s travel industry has supported Downtown Eastside causes for decades.  This event is just one example of the significant role people in our industry play in their community.
A special thanks to: Arlene, Dee Dee and Melodie from Saint James Music Academy. Marie from Insight to Wellness, Travel Concepts, Toursbylocals, The Travel Group and all the companies who donated prizes and swag for our 10th anniversary. 

Thanks to all of you for making this a successful event ! 


Participating groups and companies:  Air North, Insight to Wellness, Globus family of Brands, The Travel Group, Outsetters Hiking Club, Travel Concepts, ToursbyLocals, VoX International, Manulife Travel Insurance, Anderson Vacations, North South Travel, Bayleaf, Forbes Travel, Vision Travel, HB Travel, Indigenous Tourism of Canada, Transat, Vancouver Insights, Pan Pacific Hotel, Fernweh Travel, Park'n Fly, Triptzer & Saint James Music Academy.

Organizing & prize sponsors