VANCOUVER, British Columbia–Last night at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver Magazine debuted the highly anticipated 2024 Power 50 list during its annual award show, celebrating the outstanding achievements of Vancouver’s trailblazers. A special Hall of Fame recognition was given to those who have demonstrated longstanding excellence and earned a permanent place above and beyond the regular annual rankings.

“Our Power 50 is intended to recognize people with the power to move the dial in all sorts of different ways — whether that’s in council chambers or behind-the-scenes at a non-profit,” says Stacey McLachlan, Editor-in-Chief of Vancouver Magazine, “To have these changemakers all in one room is always a unique experience. A special thank you to everyone who was involved in making the night happen.”

The Power 50 was presented by LaSalle College Vancouver in partnership with Bosa Properties, Nicola Wealth, and Telus Business, with additional recognition for Global BC, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Terminal City Club, Duchess Cocktails, and Red Truck Beer Company.

For additional details, please see the full Power 50 list here.

2024 Power 50

  1. David Eby, Premier of B.C.
  2. Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation and MST Development Corporation, First Nations Governments; Developer
  3. Ryan and Cindy Beedie, Beedie Development
  4. Penny Ballem, Premier’s Health Systems Specialist; Chair, Vancouver Coastal Health
  5. Carol Lee, Co-Founder and Chair, Vancouver Chinatown Foundation
  6. Ken Sim, Mayor of Vancouver
  7. Niki Sharma, B.C. Attorney General
  8. Jill Schnarr, Chief Communications and Brand Officer, Telus
  9. Amar Doman, Owner, B.C. Lions
  10. Ajay Patel, President, Vancouver Community College
  11. Bowinn Ma, B.C. Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness
  12. Colin Bosa and Dale Bosa, CEOs, Bosa Properties
  13. Christine Boyle, Vancouver City Councillor
  14. Jordan Eng and Lorraine Lowe, President, Chinatown BIA/ Executive Director, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
  15. Adam Palmer, Vancouver Police Chief
  16. Mike Hurley, Mayor of Burnaby
  17. Gary Pooni, President, Pooni Group
  18. Derrick Emsley, CEO Tentree and Veritree
  19. Thom Armstrong and Jill Atkey, CEO, Cooperative Housing Federation of BC and the Community Land Trust/ CEO, BC Non-Profit Housing Association
  20. Ravi Kahlon, B.C. Minister of Housing
  21. Dan Burgar and Kassandra Linklater, Co-Founders, Frontier Collective
  22. Radha Curpen, Vice-Chair and Managing Partner, Bennett Jones
  23. Anthony Kiendl, CEO and Director, Vancouver Art Gallery
  24. Shannon Salter, Deputy Minister to the Premier
  25. Bridgitte Anderson, CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
  26. Tyrone McNeil, Stó:lō Tribal Council Chief
  27. David and Tassan Sung, President, Nicola Wealth/ Chair, LEAD
  28. The Diamond Family, Philanthropists
  29. Martin Thibodeau, Regional President, British Columbia, RBC Royal Bank
  30. Royce Chwin, CEO, Destination Vancouver
  31. Christine Sinclair, Former Captain, Team Canada
  32. Mindy Wright, CEO, Nch’kaý Development Corporation
  33. Sophie Lui, Anchor, Global News
  34. Wade Grant, Intergovernmental Affairs Officer, Musqueam Indian Band
  35. Doctors of Surrey Memorial Hospital
  36. Jessica Wood, Assistant Deputy Minister, Declaration Act Secretariat
  37. Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC
  38. The Carousel Theatre for Young People Team, Performing Arts Administrators
  39. Hamid and Arya Eshghi, Philanthropists
  40. Ginger Gosnell-Myers, Fellow, Urban Indigenous Policy, Planning and Decolonization, SFU
  41. Jonathan Barnett and David Barnett, President/CEO and Executive Vice President of Dayhu Group of Companies
  42. Joleen Mitton, Founder and Artistic Director, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
  43. The McLean Family, Entrepreneurs
  44. Fred Lee, Host, Presenter, and Auctioneer
  45. Christian Chia, CEO, Openroad Canada
  46. Charles Chang, President and Founder, Lyra Growth Partners
  47. Crystal Pite, Founding Artistic Director, Kidd Pivot
  48. Elenore Sturko, MLA, Surrey South
  49. Jennifer Ouano, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Ouano Foundation
  50. Seabus Memes, Content Creator

Hall of Fame

  1. Ian Gillespie
  2. Jim Pattison
  3. The Fuller Family
  4. The Aquilini Family
  5. Bob Rennie
  6. Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa
  7. Darren Entwistle
  8. Joy MacPhail
  9. Terry Hui
  10. Thomas Fung
  11. Frank Giustra
  12. Tamara Vrooman
  13. Brandt Louie
  14. James K.M. Cheng
  15. Chip and Shannon Wilson

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Emily Larman