There’s a fresh face on the waterfront these days as Curtis Grad settles into his new position heading up the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA).
Bruce Carter’s preference was always wings over sails, but as it worked out, it’s a desk that has become his domain. Instead of a flotilla of ships, a corps of sailors, or a squadron of jets, Carter’s “army” is 1,500 or so business owners.
Something called “Tectoria” is advertising everywhere from Victoria International Airport to downtown parking meters and even the Canada Day “Living Flag” event on the lawn of the B.C. Legislature. Spouting cheeky slogans — “Home to 100 killer whales — and 1,500 killer apps” — it’s a branding initiative cooked up by Dan Gunn and the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC).
Geoff Dickson became the president and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) in January, coming over from an executive position at BC Ferries. Leaping from seas to skies was a welcome change for the 51-year-old, given his lifelong love affair with the aviation business.
Dust off those 40-year-old stoneware dinner plates, trendsetters — pottery tableware is back. Alison Ross is seeing the signs of it at her auction house as surely as she saw the stainless steel trend of the late 1990s and the “over-the-top gilt” period before that.
Growing up in Montreal, where every kid wanted to wear Rocket Richard’s No. 9, Rob Gialloreto was a goalie.