UNINTERRUPTED is developed and produced by Canada Wild and is made possible with the generous support of our partners. We are grateful for their recognition that art has the power to motivate change, for their leap of faith in helping to realize this project, and for their collaborative and committed assistance throughout.
This summer, Vancity is proud to be a presenting partner of UNINTERRUPTED, highlighting the importance of the iconic salmon in our ecosystem and encouraging members of the community to reflect on the role we all play in maintaining a healthy environment. This partnership aligns with Vancity’s commitment to environmental sustainability, which includes supporting conservation and habitat preservation efforts in our communities.
A values-based financial co-operative, Vancity serves the needs of its more than 519,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay.
Now in our 70th year as a financial co-operative, Vancity exists for the sole benefit of its members and their communities. We believe that good environmental stewardship is vital to building healthy communities. That is why Vancity has been carbon neutral since 2008 – the first financial institution in North America to achieve this milestone – and why we partner with great organizations working to preserve our natural ecosystems. It’s also why we partnered with Canada Wild to bring this exciting art installation to the public. We hope UNINTERRUPTED inspires feelings of wonder and celebration as well as a deeper sense of how our day-to-day choices might impact our environment for generations to come.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area where it is based.
In 2001 the Foundation saw an opportunity to foster solutions for safeguarding and sustaining the planet’s last intact wild salmon runs. Once common in the streams of Europe and North America; today, these runs exist in their original abundance and diversity only in Alaska, British Columbia and the Russian Far East.
The Wild Salmon Ecosystem Initiative was launched, and more than 15 years and 200 grants later, tens of millions of acres of wild salmon habitat are in newly designated protected areas or improved conservation management across the North Pacific.
The Great Bear Rainforest agreement is one example – a global model for large-scale, integrated conservation and development. Grant recipients in British Columbia also improved fishery management and expanded sustainable economic activity associated with wild salmon. Foundation-supported research increased our understanding of ecosystem dynamics, public access to web-based watershed data, and more sustainable policies on wild salmon, water and resource development – all of which is reflected and amplified by the spirit of UNINTERRUPTED, which the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation proudly support as a presenting partner.
Pacific Salmon Foundation
The mission of the Pacific Salmon Foundation is to be the trusted voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their ecosystems, and works to bring salmon back stream by stream through the strategic use of resources and local communities.
The Foundation was created in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild Pacific salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon. Through its funding programs, the PSF supports community-based initiatives, advances scientific research and works with industry and government to develop long-term strategies for the benefit of wild salmon and the protection of their habitats. The Pacific Salmon Foundation is pleased to have supported UNINTERRUPTED from the start as its first community partner, providing both financial support and subject area expertise throughout the project.
Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. Tides Canada proudly supports UNINTERRUPTED as part of our commitment to conservation in the Pacific region. For over 15 years, Tides Canada has worked to conserve British Columbia’s wild salmon watersheds, enhance youth training and leadership development to encourage environmental stewardship, and foster relationships among community-based research and monitoring groups and academic institutions.
As a City of Reconciliation, Vancouver is engaging communities throughout 2017 under the umbrella of “Strengthening Our Relations.” Canada 150+ reflects the living cultures of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, Urban Aboriginal, and Métis communities, settlers, and newcomers with vibrant, interactive programming of traditional and contemporary Indigenous performance, arts and crafts, culture, fashion, feasts, music, and multi-media. Together, we reflect on our shared history and inspire all Canadians to re-imagine Canada’s next 150 years. We’re pleased to support the re-imagining of the Cambie Bridge as a salmon-bearing river this summer.
As the only Canadian municipality with an elected park board, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation operates 240 parks, destination gardens, 24 community centres, and three championship golf courses. The 404-hectare Stanley Park is considered one of the world’s top ancient parks, with ancient cedars, wildlife, rainforest ecology, vibrant art and attractions, and a seawall path used by millions of walkers and cyclists every year. Coopers’ Park, the viewing area for UNINTERRUPTED, is provided with the support of the Vancouver Park Board.
With funding in part from:
UNINTERRUPTED is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Fund, marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation. To acknowledge this milestone and look to the future, the Government of Canada supports creativity and innovation in communities from coast to coast to coast through the Canada 150 Fund. The goal is to bring Canadians together to celebrate, participate in events, and share experiences. Communities all across the country are highlighting regional talent and expertise and showcasing the many facets of our geographic and cultural diversity.
As Canada’s public arts funder, the Canada Council for the Arts champions and invests in artistic excellence through grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations. UNINTERRUPTED is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.
The Real Estate Foundation is a BC-based philanthropic organization with a mission to transform land use attitudes and practices through innovation, stewardship and learning. Through grants, the Foundation provides funding to non-profit organizations working to enable positive change in BC communities. Freshwater sustainability is a primary area of interest for the Foundation. UNINTERRUPTED aligns with one of REFBC’s key objectives – to support projects that increase water literacy through public engagement.
Established in 1995, the BC Arts Council is the Government of British Columbia’s lead agency for arts funding and development, assisting artists and cultural organizations throughout the province. The council’s board, appointed through Orders in Council, are selected for their expertise and dedication to the arts. Members represent the province’s regions, cultural diversity and artistic communities.
Globalnews.ca offers Canadians from coast to coast a host of news and information – from breaking news in their community to deep engaging content that puts complex world issues in perspective. Their 12 local newsrooms provide up-to-the-minute community-based news, weather and information, while their national coverage features stories, analysis and deep, engaging content about issues in Canada and abroad.
For 70 years CKNW has been the number one source for stories that captivate and engage the community. With award winning show hosts Jon McComb and Charles Adler, their audience is at the heart of our station’s vision. CKNW listens, shares and provides the best forum for dialogue on stories that matter to Vancouver. News. Talk. CKNW AM980.
Vancouver Is Awesome
Vancouver Is Awesome is an independent, community-minded media company dedicated to showcasing to residents all of the great things that keep them here, despite the bad. We hone in on positive stories aiming to inspire you to enjoy your city as well as getting out and making it even more awesome than it already is. Founded in 2008 by Bob Kronbauer. This award-winning blog is the authority on all-things-awesome in Vancouver.
Community and Tourism Participation
Pacific Streamkeepers Federation
The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation is a non-profit society helping streamkeepers take action through support, education, and building partnerships throughout BC and the Yukon.
Aboriginal Tourism BC
The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia is a non-profit, Stakeholder-based organization that is committed to growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally rich Aboriginal tourism industry.
Tourism Vancouver’s purpose is to effectively market Metro Vancouver as a destination for leisure, meeting and event travelers. Their goals are to attract visitors to the region, encourage them to stay longer and ensure they return.
Adams River Salmon Society
The Adams River Salmon Society is run by a volunteer board of directors who are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. The primary focus of the Society is to help organize and run the Salute to the Sockeye held during the dominant run every four years.
Destination Canada is a Crown corporation owned by the Government of Canada. Destination Canada’s mission is to grow Canada’s tourism export revenues and support our industry. They do so through campaigns that target to reflect individual market conditions and traveler interests.
Salmon Arm Economic Development Society
SAEDS is a non-profit society that is under contract with the City of Salmon Arm to provide economic development services for the community. SAEDS is governed by an inclusive and diverse Board of Directors comprised of busi-ness leaders of the major sectors of our economy.
|With appreciation, UNINTERRUPTED is filmed and projected on the unceded traditional territories of:|
|Hupacasath Nation||Little Shuswap Indian Band||Katzie Nation|
|Squamish Nation||Musqueam Nation||Tsleil-Waututh Nation|
Production and Technology Providers:
Colours & Shapes
From brands, agencies, and organizations to bands, artists and non-profit leaders, Colours & Shapes chase the ‘why’ that underscores the reason each exist and then implement a design-driven, solutions-focused approach to every project.
Clairmont Camera opened its head office in Hollywood, 1976. The company was started by Denny Clairmont and his brother, the late Terry Clairmont; their business model from the beginning was to foster an environment where clients and crew members had free access to all key personnel in each department within the Clairmont organization.
Christie is a global visual, audio and collaboration solutions company offering diverse solutions for business, entertainment and industry.
Umedia is a vertically integrated, international film group with 160 staff based in London, Brussels, Paris, Vancouver and LA. The company is one of Europe’s leading production groups, combining the activities of development, production, financing, visual effects and finishing.
VYV operates at the crossroads of technology, art and entertainment, building machines whose higher purpose is to bring beauty into the world.
Applied Electronics is Canada’s leading provider of integrated media solutions and professional audio visual, broadcast and data management technology. Providing specialized services including technical consultation, sales, system design, supply, integration, programming, and after-sale support, Applied Electronics has the resources and expertise to support projects of any scale.
Agentic is a web development agency that provides core website design, strategy, and transformational digital media solutions. We specialize in creating websites for social change organizations and believe in using digital media for good.
Denman creates digital tools and interactive experiences that connect, inform, and inspire.
Mika Creative loves design and draws pixels. Branding, interfaces, web, apps, print, spaces, events, packaging and any creative challenge that comes our way