We were privileged over the weekend to attend the corporate opening party of Visions of British Columbia: A landscape Manual, at the Vancouver Art Gallery, which was sponsored by Raymond James Limited. See VAG description below...
It was really inspiring to see and hear Rusty Goepel, one of the founders of Goepel McDermid Inc, (which eventually became Raymond James Limited). Rusty is also one of the visionaries who has been working on bringing the Olympics to Vancouver since the early days when just a handful of people put together a bid corporation and worked to produce Vancouver's successful bid for these Games. Today he is the chairman of the Board of Directors of VANOC. You could say that Rusty is largely responsible for our relocation to Vancouver, and we are definitely feeling happy about that these days!
The Art Gallery has a huge illuminated video screen on the Robson Street facade which was projecting creative videos with music, with quite a vibe. Right across the street is Robson Square and the already opened GE Plaza and the outdoor skating rink. What a buzz of activity, and good family fun. The city is officially aflutter with excitement, and new visitors are out on the streets in their uniforms.
Just look HOW GLITTERY Robson Square looked on Saturday night. We stopped by Bacchus, the lovely bar of the Wedgewood Hotel after the party, and it was full of CTV dignitaries. The Wedgewood is quite near the CTV headquarters and CTV is building a big broadcast booth right in the middle of Robson Street for their nightly news broadcasts.