2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

The following article was contributed by Krista Edwardson, Marketing Services Coordinator at Tourism Vancouver.

On October 6th the Mayor’s Arts Awards were held at the Caprice Night Club in the heart of the Granville entertainment district. It was a fitting location to celebrate the Arts with the buzz of the Vancouver International Film Festival filling the neon lit street. The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize established and emerging artists – from Literary to Culinary Arts, and Visual to Performing arts – as well as four unique awards for contributions to our community.

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2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards

Featured Vancouverite: Lima Al-Azzeh

Hometown: Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

How long have you been a Vancouverite? 15 years

Occupation:
I’m the Associate Editor for a Vancouver-based website called Suite101.com—it’s an information portal and a freelance writing site. My job is primarily communications based, lots of social media, and blogging (my favourite part). I also write for a few online publications including my blog I,Vancouverite, The Dependent, and The Vancouver Observer.

Favourite place in the city:
Gastown, from taking touristy photos with the steam clock as a kid to discovering its burgeoning boutique restaurant scene as an adult, I feel like I’ve grown up with Gastown and it’s grown up with me.

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Featured Vancouverite: Lima Al-Azzeh