This section of our website is dedicated to resources and information related to and relevant to Merchants and Business Owners who are members of the West End Business Improvement Association.

 

See the Find Businesses section of our website for more information about the many shops and services in the West End.

Get Social With #WeAmaze

Since 2014, the West End BIA has using the #WeAmaze hashtag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to share stories about our neighbourhood. The #WeAmaze hashtag feed is a great place for your business to tell its own story online. The intent is to create a chorus of voices around what makes the West End such a special place to live, work and visit.

Have a story you’d like share to our over 24,000 social followers? Contact Kelsey Malden at k.malden@westendbia.com for more information.

Get Involved With West End Events!*

Here’s how your business can get involved in the various summer events in the West End:

  1. Get involved in social media conversation using the official West End BIA hashtag #WeAmaze and follow @WestEndBIA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  2. Host a vendor booth as an extension of your business during street festivals (Car Free Day on Denman and Pride Street Party on Davie). This is a great opportunity for a sidewalk sale, hand out swag, meet your neighbours and use prizing as incentives.
  3. Decorate your storefront (if applicable) during West End events.
  4. If you are a restaurant, café or pub apply for a patio extension during West End events. The West End BIA is able to assist with the application process.
  5. Host entertainment inside or outside your business to animate the space. Buskers, face painters, improv performers can help transform your space.
  6. Have staff on the street distributing samples or discount coupons.

*Currently, all summer events have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Keep updated with us to learn about virtual and hybrid events as they become available.

Need more information? Contact Jamie Hughes at j.hughes@westendbia.com for more information.

Additional Resources

Curious about our work in the community? Learn more about the West End BIA:

Director Position Descriptions

Director Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest

Our Board Charter

City of Vancouver Resources:

West End Community Plan (November 2013). Additional City of Vancouver resources relating to the West End Community Plan can be found here.

AGM 2020

Official Notice 2020 AGM
AGM Registration and Membership Form
March 31, 2020, Year-End Audited Financial Statements
Draft 2019 AGM Minutes.
WEBIA Proposed Strategic Framework (2021-2026) includes:

  • highlights from our current mandate,
  • strategic outcomes over the next five years,
  • the Five Year Levy Forecast & Levy Funding Cap,
  • and the 2021-22 Proposed Budget.

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