For Immediate Release
October 19, 2021

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO Bridgitte Anderson released the following statement in response to news that restrictions on indoor gatherings will be relaxed on Oct. 25.

“Capacity restrictions have had a profound impact on our hospitality and tourism sector as well as the entertainment and event industries; we welcome the government’s announcement that larger gatherings will be allowed in regions where cases of COVID-19 are low, this is a critical step towards our economic recovery.

Increased capacity at indoor sporting events, weddings and entertainment venues will bring back jobs in some of our hardest hit sectors and inspire consumer confidence.

Relaxing capacity restrictions on indoor gatherings where proof of vaccination status is checked is evidence that the hard work of British Columbians is paying off and we can look forward to safely re-connecting in larger numbers.”



About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:

Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Pacific Canada’s leading business association, engaging members to impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one-third of B.C.’s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through four unique Signature Programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events programs in the country, providing a platform for national and international thought leaders to enlighten B.C.’s business leaders.


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Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
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