WELCOME to the 2020 Vancouver's Downtown Association Van-Tastic Awards Ceremony! 2020 was a year full of unprecedented challenges for our downtown community. During this time, our businesses worked relentlessly to pivot, adapt, and survive through the uncharted territory of a pandemic. Over the last 10 years, the Van-Tastic Award Ceremony has been a celebration of our small businesses and Vancouver’s community-centric values—thank you for attending and being a part of it! This year, the Van-Tastics was condensed into an engaging 8-minute video, available for viewing below. View

Check out our recent graffiti removal efforts on Main St! VDA recently launched a “clean & safe,” initiative, Spruce the Couve, which focuses on lighting improvements, graffiti removal, power washing, community cleanups, and new trash cans throughout the downtown core. This initiative will improve the quality of life of our residents, increase visitor traffic to our small businesses, and create an attractive employment center. Thank you, Casey Evans Media, for capturing this effort!

Come visit Daron, one of the many personal stylists at The Difference Clothing Boutique! Located at 110 E Evergreen Blvd in downtown Vancouver, The Difference exists as a place helping women look and feel their best every day. Through their personal, meaningful approach The Difference helps clients with the outward expression of their personal style. The outcome is confidence they can express – whether at work, for play, special occasions or when life changes. Shop local any time via appointment! LEARN MORE: https://www.thedifferencepdx.com #dtvanwa

Sponsored by Port of Vancouver USA, VDA's Annual Meeting and Van-tastic Award Ceremony will be held virtually on our Facebook page at vdausa360 on Friday, February 19th at 10AM. ⁣⁣Don’t miss the recap of 2020!⁣ Learn about our 2021 initiatives which include Clean & Safe, Vancouver-made, e-commerce technical assistance, and others.⁣ The winners of the Van-tastic Awards in the following categories will be announced! ⁣Ohh-Ahh! Believe & Achieve⁣ Yellow Umbrella Award ⁣Carl Dobbs Commendation⁣ Corporate Supporter Recognition⁣ VIEW NOMINEES VEW EVENT #dtvanwa

Check out our recent lighting improvements at 9th & Main and 11th & Main! We recently launched a clean and safe initiative, Spruce the Couve, which focuses on lighting improvements, graffiti removal, power washing, and new trashcans throughout our downtown core. ⁣Spruce the Couve will be a legacy program moving forward for the VDA—these efforts will continue throughout 2021 and onward!⁣ Based on feedback received by business owners and the public, we identified areas for lighting improvements to enhance the perception of safety at night in

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