Featured Vancouverite: Corwin Hiebert

Hometown: Abbotsford, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite? 7 years

Occupation:
I’m an event guy. I specialize in strategic and creative event design, marketing, and project management. In other words, I spend a lot of time on my laptop and cell phone doing what I can to foster creative collaboration and action-oriented gatherings. I write ebooks too – Eleven and a Half for event planners and Growing the VisionMonger for business-minded photographers.

Favourite place in the city:
Gassy Jack Square in Gastown. Vancouver is such a young city, but when you stand next to Gassy Jack (the statue), you get the sense that something happened there. These are things that don’t feel like they happened yesterday or even last year, but a long time ago. Many other people have stood in that very same spot and questioned their place in this beautiful city by the sea.

However, if it’s Monday afternoon, my favourite spot is in the city is Granville Island Public Market (it’s pretty much tourist-free at that time).

Best way to spend a Saturday in the city:
During the day, walking, lots of walking; and coffee, lots of coffee. Well-timed pit stops at JJ Bean Coffee locations are always a good addition to your planned route.

At night, stay in and watch Peter Puck on Hockey Night in Canada.

Favourite Vancouver events:
Events for creatives always get my attention. Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver is a great conversation starter. It happens every couple of months or so and it’s fun to see so many hipsters in one place.

Also, a personal project of mine, CREATIVEMIX, Vancouver’s annual ideation conference, is a groovy day that is dedicated to supporting our amazing creative community… shameless isn’t it?

Top insider tip for visitors:
Don’t bother having Sunday brunch at a hotel, hit Main Street at around 11:30 in the morning and take in some local flare at Nice Café or Habit.

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