2013 Partners

Without the generous support of our event partners TEDxRenfrewCollingwood would not be possible. Thank you to each and everyone of our partners. 


Big Wheel Partners

Clark’s AV is one of Vancouver’s most experienced suppliers of Audio visual equipment and techni­cal support services for the convention and meeting industry. Clark’s offers an extensive list of services and presentation equipment, and has technical support staff on call 24/7. With first-hand knowledge of all meeting facilities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Clark’s strives to ensure flawless audio-visual production.

BLD Decor and Scenery specializes in the design and implementation of stylish environments, striking scenery, gala decor, and engaging displays and exhibits. BLD Decor has produced shows throughout Canada and the US, with a proven track record. BLD Decor aims to be the one-stop shop for all live-event and exhibit needs.


Over the past 40 years, BCIT’s School of Business has established itself as one of Canada’s largest business schools, now offering 40 career-oriented credentials ranging from Associate Certificates to Bachelor’s Degrees at three different campuses.  The Broadcast and Media Communications Department offers full-time diplomas in Television & Video Production, Radio Arts & Entertainment, and Broadcast & Online Journalism.
Whether you’re considering a career in business or media, contemplating a career change, or simply wanting to keep your skills current, we have programs and courses delivered through various learning options to help meet your educational goals.

 Supporting Wheel Partner


A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, AeroInfo is a leading developer of maintenance-planning, supplier-management and work-package software for the airline industry. For the last twenty-plus years, AeroInfo has been helping Boeing’s airline customers achieve better results by developing software tools that support more efficient operations.


Creative agency Go2 Productions develops jaw-dropping projects including experiential live events and high-impact video content for marketing campaigns.  Helping multiple brands across North America to connect and engage with their audiences, Go2 offers Digital Media, Projection Mapping and interactive displays solutions. Their award winning video production pieces combine techniques such as 3D Animation, motion graphics, audio design, voice-over and live-action footage.

Pedal Partners



With its inspiring stores and its e-commerce Web site, DeSerres is Canada’s leader in the field of art, craft and DIY hobby supplies. Are you passionate about scrapbooking and creative hobbies? Find all the latest trends and project ideas in our creative DIY section.
Are you an artist or a student? Consult our fine arts section for a vast choice of paintbrushes, easels and paints. If you are interested in jewelry making, our vast selection of pearls will help you create original jewelry designs. Are you looking for decoration ideas? DeSerres offers stick-on decorations. Quick and easy to apply, they can transform your home decor in an instant!



In 1994 Clubcard Printing began operating out of a 1 bedroom apartment in Vancouver’s West End.

We offer a full line of printing services and if you need graphic design and web design services we do that too! Since our start we’ve always stuck by the idea that we should make getting environmentally friendly, high quality work easier and less expensive for our clients.

We were founded in Vancouver and in 2005 we opened our second shop in San Francisco but proudly remain a 100% Canadian company. We’ve become the source for quality printed materials to professional designers, entrepreneurs, government agencies, festivals, promoters and artists throughout North America.

Our mission is to make the whole process fast, friendly and easy: just the way your mother warned you not to be. To us the most important part of that statement is the word “friendly”

We’re here to help and pleased to work with you on your next project.

-The Clubcard Crew



KEVA planks is a meaningful activity for any member of the family. Since adults enjoy KEVA planks as much as kids, it’s a great activity to bring the family together. When company arrives at your home, you’ll always have an engaging activity to offer – whether your visitors are preschoolers, teens or grandparents. Every plank is identical so you spend no time searching for special pieces or connectors. Just start stacking and see where it goes. Towers can go to the ceiling. Battlefields can go wall to wall..


From its ponderosa-surrounded location in beautiful Summerland, BC, Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) is a winery that is home to Haywire and Bartier Scholefield wines, and also makes wines for other BC vintners who are seeking to establish their own wine brands.
With an experienced team comprised of British Columbian-born talent combined with international consultants, Okanagan Crush Pad creates small lot, vineyard-driven 100% BC wines. This is the first facility of this kind in Canada, where a team of industry leading consultants offers diverse services to the wine industry (including Italy’s Alberto Antonini and Chile’s Pedro Parra, two international stars in the wine world).


A Vancouver icon since 1888, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a castle in the heart of the city. The hotel is perfectly situated and walking distance to arts, culture and world class shopping. A long time favourite for events and dining, 900 West is the perfect meeting place for all day dining, Afternoon tea and classic cocktails. At The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver our service stands the test of time.

We believe if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, it shouldn’t go into your body. Actually, it shouldn’t even go into your pantry. That’s why all KIND Healthy Snacks are made from all-natural whole nuts, fruits and whole grains. No secret ingredients and absolutely nothing artificial here. Just a delicious way of getting your body essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few).
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
Promotes the well being of the Collingwood community by providing leadership and working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies and other groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services that respond to the community’s social, educational, economic, health, cultural and recreational needs.

SaltSpring logocmyk

Salt Spring Coffee began in 1996 on Salt Spring Island. A family of pioneering entrepreneurs and a roasting café. Cultivating partnerships with farmers. Putting people and the planet first. Selecting and roasting beans that are on the leading edge of great taste so you can brew world-changing cups of coffee.


Rain City Soups is a local company that produces hand-made artisan soups and salad dressings.  They take pride in using only fresh and all natural ingredients, and organic when possible. The company’s flavourful, small-batch soups and salad dressings can be found at Farmers Markets all around Vancouver.


Metropolitan Fine Printers, based in Vancouver, is not your average print shop. MET offers the finest commercial sheet fed offset and digital print services, as well as a comprehensive brand support platform to some of the top brands in North America. MET specializes in many marketing sectors from high end real estate marketing, sports marketing and corporate communications to environmental reports.

A well thought-out plan for your financial future is an integral part of building the life you want for yourself and your family. Andrew Wiese is a certified financial planner who can help you with a complimentary review for your personal and business planning needs.“  Investment Strategies, Insurance Planning, Mortgage/Debt Planning, Retirement Planning, and group investment & insurance solutions for small businesses.
Red Truck Beer is a Vancouver based operation that is focused on making and delivering the freshest beer available.The Red Truck Brewing Co is one of the fastest growing breweries in B.C. that takes quality over quantity every time, if we are ever out of your favorite kind of Red Truck Beer, don’t worry we’re making more as slowly as we can.


Uprising Breads Bakery has been baking its great tasting, multigrain bread and honey-sweetened goodies for over 30 years now. At Uprising Breads they never have, and never will, use preservatives or artificial anything in their baking. They always have, and always will, sweeten with honey, molasses or nothing at all. They look for every opportunity to offer healthy choices without compromising those small indulgences that a terrific bakery can offer. (They have a chocolate brownie that will make your teeth rattle.)
Visit their popular Bakery Café at 1697 Venables Street in East Vancouver.

And they also wholesale our products throughout the Lower Mainland.

 Media Partners

Vancity Buzz is your go to source for everything happening in and around Vancouver. Stay up to date with all the latest news on food, real estate, fashion, entertainment and everything else that is going on in the city. Be sure to check out their Events Calendar – the ultimate guide to Vancouver events! Find them at www.vancitybuzz.com and follow them on Twitter at @VancityBuzz.


From documentaries, interviews and discussions, to music, news and films, Novus Community TV aims to provide thought-provoking, entertaining and inspiring content.

Above all, we believe in broadcasting programs that highlight solution-oriented ideas and the causes that hold our communities together. We believe in giving exposure to businesses, events, people, arts and culture. We also believe in providing mentoring to those who want to work in quality broadcasting.

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