COMMUNITY

Enhancing the communities in which we operate is paramount for Quay North Urban Development, and a primary objective on all of our projects. One way we achieve this is through thoughtful and deliberate support of community organizations, charities, and athletes. We make countless donations and host several fundraising initiatives each year through our various projects; however, only the ongoing significant partnerships are listed below.

To learn more about how we may be able to work with your organization, or to learn more about our community programs, please contact us.


ARTS & CULTURE

POLYGON GALLERY
The Polygon Gallery is an important cultural institution in North Vancouver that highlights local artist, and also hosts world-renowned exhibits. As an annual sponsor of The Polygon Gallery, we support the ongoing fundraising efforts of the Polygon.

PUBLIC ART
Over more than 40 years in business, Quay North Urban Development has commissioned more than 20 pieces of public art in the various communities in which we operate. Many of the pieces are on permanent display at our various properties. See if you can spot them all!   

NORTH SHORE ARTIST GUILD
We partnered with the NSAG to create a unique community gallery space, run by artists to showcase and sell their work, and host events for the community. Brushstrokes Gallery was in operation for many years at Lonsdale Quay Market, and we continue to maintain a great relationship with he organization.

VISITOR SERVICES
As the official operator of the Destination BC Visitor Centre for North Vancouver, and the only private company operating a Visitor Centre in BC, we serve the needs of the region. Quay North Urban manages the program, provides storefront space and resources free of charge, and subsidize the operating budget each year, to ensure the neighbourhood is served as a tourist destination.

SMALL BUSINESS
– Lower Lonsdale BIA support
As an anchor business operator in Lower Lonsdale with four high profile community oriented properties, we sponsor and participate in many BIA initiatives and events, and host many events at our venues.

– NV Chamber Business Excellence
As an annual sponsor the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, Quay North Urban contributes to the support local businesses receive through the awards programs.

COMMUNITY
– Family Services iHope Program
Family Services of the North Shore provides support and resources to

– Venue Host
Through our venues, Quay North Urban Development is proud to host several non-profits every year for their fundraising events, and other programming. Contact our venue team for more information on how we can help your non-profit or community organization. 

ATHLETE SPONSORSHIP

– Georgia Simmerling
Georgia Simmerling made history at Rio 2016 by becoming the first Canadian athlete to compete in a different sport at each of three different Olympic Games. Competing in track cycling’s team pursuit, she helped Canada win its second straight Olympic bronze medal in the event for her first Olympic podium finish. It was just her fourth ever team pursuit race.


Simmerling made her Olympic debut in alpine skiing at Vancouver 2010 before switching over to ski cross in 2011. After proving her potential during summer training camps, she earned a spot on the national ski cross team. In February 2012, she caught an edge during a race and fell, breaking three vertebrae (C7, T2 and T3) in her neck and back. She was in an upper body and neck brace for seven weeks but did not require surgery. She returned to competition in December 2012 and earned her the first World Cup podium of her career later in the month.

Simmerling competed at her first ski cross world championships in 2013 and advanced to the 1/8 finals at Sochi 2014. But after breaking her wrist at the world championships in late January 2015, she decided to start her summer Olympic journey. Simmerling had already done a couple of camps with the track cycling development program and knew that she would be a better fit for endurance racing than sprint racing. With plates and screws in her wrist, she started training on her bike within a week of undergoing surgery. She made her UCI World Cup debut as a track cyclist in Hong Kong in January 2016, winning team pursuit gold. She went on to win team pursuit silver at the 2016 UCI World Championships.

Immediately after Rio 2016, Simmerling resumed her ski cross training and returned to the FIS World Cup circuit. She posted two podium finishes in 2016-17 and advanced to the Small Final at the 2017 FIS World Championships. She earned two more World Cup podium finishes in December 2017, bringing her career ski cross total to nine. In January 2018, just days before she would have been named to the Olympic team for PyeongChang 2018, Simmerling crashed during a World Cup race in Nakiska, breaking both of her legs in three places and tearing multiple ligaments, requiring four surgeries. She announced her retirement from ski cross in May 2018, but still wasn’t done with elite sport. By September 2018, despite not being fully recovered, she was back on her bike. She returned to the track cycling World Cup in January 2019, helping Canada win team pursuit silver in New Zealand.

– Claire Challen
Arriving to Hudson Bay Mountain from the U.K., Claire began her relationship with the mountains at  the age of two. In the early years, time on the slopes wasn’t a priority as she preferred lounging in the cozy family cabin, playing underneath the HBM Day Lodge, or seeking out a quiet hiding spot in the prairie trees to nibble snacks. However after gradual exposure to the world of competitive ski racing, she fell into a rhythm of training with the Smithers Ski Club. Claire developed skills that took her to race all over the world and ultimately led to a diverse ski career of coaching, action modelling, writing, and work in the media industry. She has been featured on countless magazine covers and  advertising campaigns as well as in motion as a host for Ski TV. Her Ski Fit programs have also been published in print and online. Though Claire loves to travel and ski new places, there will always be a special place in her heart for the mountain where it all began.

– Tosh Krauskopf
Tosh Krauskopf has been snowboarding at Hudson Bay Mountain since the age of two, on a harness and leash with his parents Jason and Joscelyn. As the owners of Local Supply Company, snowboarding in the mountains was always a family sport, and it sparked a passion in Tosh from an early age. As a member of Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club By the age of 8 Tosh was sponsored by Burton Snowboards when the local sales representative saw the potential for his talent. Tosh was on the podium from an early age, taking medals at local competitions before his first international competition in 2018/2019 Men’s Slopestyle at Canada Olympic Park. In 2019/2020 he competed in three North American Cups, earning a top ten position in the Men’s Big Air. Tosh resides in Pemberton BC and trains with the Whistler Valley Snowboard Club.

 

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