Shop on Cordova, 1890s
Shop on Cordova, 1890s


During the long period while Chuck Davis was writing The History of Metropolitan Vancouver, he was very generously supported by donors who sponsored individual years that he was writing about. Those sponsors are listed below beside the year they chose to sponsor. We owe them a sincere vote of thanks for providing Chuck with crucial means without which he may never have been able to to complete the immense work that is The History of Metropolitan Vancouver.

The Vancouver Board of TradeLead Sponsor:
The Vancouver Board of Trade

1827-1885 The Oppenheimer Group

1886 CIBC

1887 The Salvation Army

1888 Fasken Martineau LLP

1889 Capilano Suspension Bridge


1899 In honor of Sam Promislow 1899-1976

1902 Tourism Vancouver Tourism Vancouver

1903 H.Y. Louie Co. Limited

1905 Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C.

1907 BCAA

1908 Kearney Funeral Services

1909 Gwen Newton in tribute to Robert Clark

1910 The McElhanney Group

1911 Borden Ladner Gervais

1912 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

1913 Historic Ramada West Pender

1917 Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada

1918 CN

1919 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

1920 Architectural Institute of British Columbia

1922 UBC

1923 Odlum Brown Limited

1924 Gerry McGuire (Ace Limousines)

1927 Allied Holdings Ltd.

1928 Vancouver Regional Construction Association

1929 Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

1930 Acme Protective Systems Ltd.

1933 City of Vancouver Archives

1936 Vancouver Historical Society

1937 All Nations Stamp and Coin

1943 The Vancouver FoundationThe Vancouver Foundation

1945 London Drugs

1946 TCG

1947 VanCity

1948 Vancouver Fire & Security

1949 Beedie Construction

1950 Univar Canada

1951 Industrial Alliance Pacific

1952 In Memory of Catherine MacKinnon 1952-1972

1953 Kal Tire

1954 Gore Mutual Insurance

1956 Ebco Industries Ltd

1957 Pacific Western Brewing

1958 Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers

1960 McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1961 The Jim Pattison Group

1962 BC Hydro

1963 Boston Pizza

1964 Tree Island Industries

1965 SFU

1966 Sierra Systems

1967 Commonwealth Insurance Company

1968 Algo Communication Products Ltd.

1969 Tom Lee Music

1970 DDB Canada

1972 DuMoulin Boskovich

1973 Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin and Lang

1974 Bruce Allen Talent

1975 Urbanics Consultants Ltd.

1976 Canada Wide Magazines

1977 Western Mechanical Services (1977) LtdWestern Mechanical Services (1977) Ltd.

1978 Abbey Blinds

1979 AXA Pacific Insurance Company

1980 Polygon Homes Ltd.

1981 HSBC Bank Canada

1982 The History Group Inc.

1983 Canada Place Corporation

1984 Morrison Productions

1986 Concord Pacific

1987 Placer Dome

1988 Rogers Video

1989 Blake Cassels Graydon

1990 Bosa Development

1991 Mint Records Inc.

1993 Quasar Design
          & Data Management Inc.

1994 Langara College

1995 The Vancouver Public Library

1997 Galiano Island Books

1999 Vancouver Film Studios

2001 The Spirit of Vancouver (Vancouver Board of Trade)

2002 Coast Capital Savings

2003 Channel M

2004 The McLean Group

2005 The Landing

2006 Vancouver Airport Authority

2007 Rennie Marketing Systems

2008 FCV Technologies

2010 Tourism Vancouver

Metropolitan Vancouver Tomorrow Telus


Board of Trade Banquet, 1940s
Board of Trade Banquet, 1940s