HxBIA celebrates the culture of our community by supporting a variety of events, festivals, and one-offs that bring community members and visitors to HxBIA, helping to define the identity of our unique area.
Things to keep in mind when asking HxBIA to sponsor your event:
HxBIA has one dedicated staff person, so we are typically supportive of events that require very little staff time on our end, yet deliver big impact.
As we are a BIA that is accountable to its business members, we typically support events that attract patrons to our area, and therefore have potential to generate customers for our members.
As we have a mandate to be a social, cultural, and economic leader in the Downtown Eastside, we support events that help us to fulfill that mission.
Events we support should not be reliant on HxBIA for more than 20% of their operating budget.
We Invite and encourage you to us the DTES Vancouver Buiness Directory to Find Business in Hxbia and throughout the DTES
We acknowledge that we conduct our business on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples including the skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). We extend thanks, honour, and respect to our hosts.