BCB MayJune 2022_LR

With a mission to inform, empower, celebrate and advocate for British Columbia's current and aspiring business leaders, BCBusiness go behind the headlines and bring readers face to face with the key issues and people driving business in B.C.

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The Informer 7 ARTS AND CULTURE Music and fashion player Dakota Bear has a business plan to get Indigenous land back 8 GO FIGURE Talk about good sports: these B.C. innova- tors are helping athletes raise their game 9 FOOD AND DRINK Same city, two very different restaurant launches 11 SHIFT HAPPENS If you have trouble gauging when you've crossed the line, read this first Quality Time 77 WEEKEND WARRIOR Salt Spring Coffee co-founder Mickey McLeod knows a thing or two about car (make that van) camping 79 ON TREND From shopping to real estate, local companies stake a claim in the metaverse 81 CARRY ON This travel news will help you get moving everywhere from the skies to the outdoors 82 IT'S A GOOD THING Family-owned Okanagan Spirits raises a glass to many worthy causes Chatter 4 EDITOR'S DESK Until we meet again Holding Patterns In our 2022 real estate investment guide, we weigh COVID's impact on the residential, office, retail and industrial property markets. How much has really changed? by Michael McCullough Women of the Year 2022 Our third annual competition celebrates those who are making a difference as leaders, innovators, community builders and more by Rushmila Rahman and Nick Rockel 15 30 ( contents ) V O L U M E 5 0 N U M B E R 3 "We're working on huge social issues that we need to tackle, so no one has the answer here. But each of you coming in with different strengths and lived experiences, that is what is going to get us over the finish line" –p.15 COVER AND TOP LEFT: ADAM BLASBERG; MIDDLE: SUHARU OGAWA MAY/JUNE 2022 BCBUSINESS 3 (Clockwise from left) Winners Dolma Tsundu, Christine Bergeron and Shahrzad Rafati The Great B.C. Staycation Guide We scoured the province for summer getaways—and found 21 local adventures that offer something for everyone 39

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