After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!

A heartfelt thanks to Vancouver Observer's 2012 advertisers and sponsors

We take this opportunity to thank the businesses who advertised on the Vancouver Observer in 2012.  VO has become a strong and  beautiful publishing platform that gives voice to hundreds of Vancouver writers each year. It wouldn't be possible without the partnerships that have developed between the Vancouver Observer and local and regional companies.   The  revenue national corporations spend to get their message to VO's audience is vital, too.

Leonard Schein, Festival Cinemas owner, in a photograph by Jenny Uechi

 In 2012, a powerful stream of news and entertainment stories were possible thanks in large part to the businesses that advertise on the Vancouver Observer. Regarding local companies we work with, their creativity, talent, commitment to the city and collective business wisdom inspires us and keeps us energized.

Without these entrepreneurs and more established local and regional companies, the Vancouver Observer's high-quality journalism on issues that matter could not be produced. This includes stories that would otherwise go under the radar such as the logging of pristine forests on Cortes Island, the Oil and Gas Export Summit in Vancouver, the problem of guns coming across the Canadian border and the devastating potential impact of a proposed casino in downtown Vancouver.   

Additionally, larger, corporate sponsors provide the Vancouver Observer with an essential revenue stream that allows us to create the infrastructure that is essential to this work.

The Vancouver Observer team would like to thank and acknowledge all of the businesses who through the last year put the Vancouver Observer in their advertising budgets.  We are deeply grateful for your trust and belief that getting your message to our audience has so much value.

Thank you for playing such a vital role in sustaining media that matters. 

6Pack Beach Vancouver's Indoor Beach Volleyball Destination

Richmond's 6Pack Indoor Beach

Ayoudo Vancouver

 Mike Tippett, Ayoudo

Mike Tippett, Ayoudo Founder and CEO

BC Automobile Association 

BC Council for International Cooperation- International Development Week 

BC Parks 


Black Rock Oceanfront Resort 

Black Rock Resort Uculeulet

Black Rock Resort in Ucuelet, British Columbia

Brainboost Education 

 Matt Giammarino, founder of BrainBoost Education

Matt Giammarino (left), founder of BrainBoost Education

Board of Change 


Monika Marcovici, Board of Change

Budding Children’s Garden and Daycare 


Caya Granville Street Store


Dueck Autogroup 

Dueck GM

Dueck GM

Eatmore Sprouts and Greens 

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