EVENTS

CURRENT EVENTS

PAINT ON THE MOUNTAIN 

Annual Plein Air Painting Competition

Paint on the Mountain is British Pacific Properties’ annual Plein Air Painting Competition and Exhibition in association with West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival. Now in its ninth consecutive year, this event selects twelve artists to paint the serene, natural beauty of Lower Hollyburn Mountain. 

When: August 2024, dates TBD 

Where: Hollyburn Mountain (off Cypress Bowl Road) 

For more info on the event and how to participate as an artist, click here.

MAJOR ANNUAL PARTNERSHIPS

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
SPONSORED 2018 – 2023


The Vancouver International Film Festival is an annual international 10-day event which advances the appreciation of films and film-making, while inspiring and educating the public through cultural and outdoor experiences from all corners of the globe. British Pacific Properties is proud to have brought VIMFF to the Kay Meek Art Centre in West Vancouver since 2018 as Presenting Sponsor. In 2023, we were thrilled to be Sponsors once again of the Festival’s first virtual event.

WEST VANCOUVER ART MUSEUM’S WEST COAST MODERN HOME TOUR
SPONSORED 2019 – 2023


As a long time sponsor Title Sponsors of the West Vancouver Art Museum’s West Coast Modern Home Tour, we are pleased to support this event that celebrates the unique West Coast Modern architectural gems, both original mid-century and contemporary architect-designed homes, in West Vancouver.

HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL
SPONSORED 2001 – 2008, 2016 – 2023


Harmony Arts Festival is an annual community-oriented event that celebrates culinary, visual and performing arts, featuring the best of West Vancouver. Since 2001, British Pacific Properties has sponsored and participated in the event bringing artists from all over the Lower Mainland to paint the seascapes at Ambleside and the mountain views of lower Hollyburn Mountain throughout our Paint on the Mountain event alongside the Harmony Arts Festival.

PAINT ON THE MOUNTAIN
HOSTED 2016 – 2023


Paint on the Mountain is British Pacific Properties’ annual Plein Air Painting Competition and Exhibition in association with West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival. Now in its eighth consecutive year, this event selects twelve artists to paint the serene, natural beauty of Lower Hollyburn Mountain. Click here to view more info, art, and winning artists from previous years.

west vancouver community cultural festival

WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY CULTURAL FESTIVAL 
SPONSORED 2019, 2022 – 2023


In honour of West Vancouver’s Community Day, the West Vancouver Community Cultural Festival (formerly Bridge Festival) celebrates our multicultural and diverse community through sight, sound and taste. Enjoy the many cultures that make up West Vancouver with live music, dance, and more at Ambleside Park.

ROTARY RIDE FOR RESCUE
SPONSORED 2014 – 2023


Since its inception in 2014, BPP has been a long-time event partner of the West Vancouver Rotary Sunrise’s Annual Rotary Ride for Rescue in support of North Shore Rescue, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, and other Rotary humanitarian projects.

ENHANCE WEST VAN’S PUMPKINFEST
SPONSORED 2011 – 2019, 2021 – 2023


PumpkinFest is Enhance West Van’s fun-filled signature fundraising event that benefits the West Vancouver Community Centre to help fund special programs and equipment which would not otherwise be funded by the District of West Vancouver. British Pacific Properties has been a proud sponsor of the event as we hope to celebrate the welcoming of Fall again in 2023.

WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
SPONSORED 2015 – 2020, 2023


West Vancouver Memorial Library’s annual Fundraising Event features talks from authors and live concerts while raising funds for the library’s programs and initiatives. Even while in-person events were cancelled during the pandemic, West Vancouver Library continued the fundraiser virtually through an online author series and concerts.

COHO FESTIVAL
FOUNDING SPONSOR


British Pacific Properties is a proud Founding Sponsor of the Coho Festival, an annual environmental fundraising event focused on educating the community on the importance of protecting our local aquatic ecosystems. Now in its fourth decade, the Coho Society is a volunteer organization committed to the protection and revitalization of North Shore salmon streams and rivers.

DUNDARAVE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
SPONSORED 2014 – 2023


British Pacific Properties is proud to be a long-time sponsor of the Dundarave Festival of Lights. Each year, we partner with the West Vancouver Child Development Centre to bring life to one of the trees at the Forest of Miracles. All proceeds from the event benefit the North Shore Lookout Housing and Health Society’s efforts to end homelessness.

PAST EVENTS

CANUCK PLACE CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY CAR SHOW
VENUE SPONSOR 2023


Canuck Place is a caring, innovative children’s hospice and community-based service that fully embraces the life of each child and family. BPP is honoured to support such a meaningful cause by providing Cypress Pop-Up Village as a private venue for one of their signature events, a showing of classic and contemporary cars.

WEST VANCOUVER ART MUSEUM’S CORNELIA HAHN OBERLANDER: GENIUS LOCI
SPONSORED 2021


To kick off 2021, we celebrated the impact of design on our lives and supported the West Vancouver Art Museum by helping to bring Cornelia Hahn Oberlander’s Genius Loci exhibit to West Vancouver. Trailblazing modernist landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander is the recipient of many honours, including the Companion of the Order of Canada and the highest award from both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

ENHANCE WEST VAN’S FORUM FOR DIALOGUE AND LEARNING SERIES: “ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL”
SPONSORED 2020


On October 6th, 2020 we supported Enhance West Vancouver as Presenting Sponsor of their Forum for Dialogue and Learning Series: Accessibility for All discussing the challenges of overcoming social and physical barriers in the built environment.

WE’LL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER ONLINE PROGRAM
2020


In support of local businesses and charities in West Vancouver, British Pacific Properties launched the “We’ll Get Through This Together” online campaign which aims to engage the community through social media and online activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a long-time community partner, BPP has regularly engaged in multiple fundraising activities and participated in many community events with local charities and organizations throughout the year. In lieu of being able to support these organizations as we traditionally have, BPP launched this online series to stay engaged and highlight these initiatives.

FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 30TH ANNIVERSARY
SPONSORED 2019


The Ferry Building Gallery celebrated its 30th anniversary operating as a community public art gallery. To celebrate this significant milestone, the Gallery showcased a special, commemorative mixed media group exhibition featuring a collection of artists who have we have been exhibited in the past.

SNAP! WEST COAST MODERN
HOSTED 2019


SNAP! West Coast Modern is a photography competition celebrating West Vancouver’s renowned West Coast Modern Architecture and surrounding landscapes. The event coincides with the Annual West Coast Modern Home Tour, hosted by the West Vancouver Museum with British Pacific Properties as Presenting Sponsor.

CYPRESS VILLAGE SPEAKER SERIES
HOSTED 2016

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The Cypress Village Speaker Series invites distinguished thinkers to explore our community’s future as part of the Upper Lands planning process. British Pacific Properties has hosted experts in planning, economics, and beyond in previous years, and we look forward to expanding this interdisciplinary series as Cypress Village’s evolution continues.

Calvin Lai

Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, focused on implicit biases.

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Richard Florida

World’s leading urbanist and global best-selling author

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Charles Montgomery

Award-winning Canadian writer and urbanist

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David Foot

World-renowned demographer, economist and best-selling author

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