Made In Strathcona Tours – May 31st & June 7th
The Strathcona Business Improvement Association announced today the launch of the campaign, â€˜Made in Strathconaâ€™, which will include exciting and educational tours of the neighborhood available to the public. The inaugural event will offer the opportunity for the public to explore the inner workings of some of Vancouverâ€™s most historic, creative and diverse businesses located in the Strathcona area, on May 31st and June 7th from 1pm â€“ 3pm.
While the area has typically been associated as one of the most historic residential communities, a unique combination of some of the Canadaâ€™s most well-known brands and up-and-coming talent have set up shop in Strathconaâ€™s business hub. Located within the boundaries of Clark Drive, Gore Avenue, Venables Street and Railway Street, the Made in Strathcona tours will showcase a diverse array of businesses including local cafÃ© and catering companies, longstanding manufacturing businesses, new creative agencies and some of the cityâ€™s hidden gems. The tour will include information, demonstrations and the chance to interact with business owners, witness production methods and sample some of the cityâ€™s finest product and services.
â€œStrathcona has enjoyed steady and impressive growth as an attractive option for business owners looking to set up shop. That said, many are unaware of the volume and caliber of business and hospitality offered here. The purpose of this campaign is to offer the public the rare opportunity to meet the business owners, artisans and market leaders that are made right here in Strathconaâ€ states Joji Kumagai, Executive Director of the Strathcona Business Improvement Association.
â€œStrathcona is home to over 500 businesses and has been one of the most stable business communities in Vancouver for over a century. From established manufacturing companies to new creative agencies, we are seeing a modern mix of entrepreneurs planting their roots in Strathcona and thriving in the area.â€ Kumagai explains.
The Made in Strathcona tours will encompass four unique categories of tours hosted on two days, between 1pm â€“ 3pm. Following the afternoon tours the Strathcona Business Improvement Association invites the public to enjoy some of the best food and beverage companies and meet some of the residing businesses from the area at The Settlement Building for a reception.
On Saturday, May 31st, the tours will showcase Strathconaâ€™s manufacturing companies and the cityâ€™s hidden gems, including:
- Boardroom ECO Apparel
- Special Screencraft Printers
- YEW Woodshop
- The Vinegar Factory
- Wiens Studios
- Shop Wrong
On June 7th, The Made in Strathcona Tours incorporate the themes of Food, Catering and Creative, showcasing local businesses including:
- A.G.R.O Roasters
- The Butler Did It Catering Co.
- Pacific Restaurant Supply
- Propellor Design
- Eclipse Awards
- Christine Lingerie
Please visit www.madeinstrathcona.com for more information about the Made in Strathcona tour dates, businesses participating and spaces available for lease in the Strathcona neighbourhood. To purchase tickets, please visit madeinstrathcona.eventbrite.ca