In March 2020, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the events industry overnight.
But we are strong believers that in times of crisis, there is opportunity for creativity and innovation.
That’s why we’re so excited about Love Vancity Gift Boxes. We’ve partnered with local small businesses to create a collection of curated gift boxes for a wide range of occasions and special moments in life. Love VanCity is our way of helping local brands continue to thrive while giving you a variety of themed boxes to make your stay at home as fun and as entertaining as possible.
As we support small businesses with this initiative, we are also proud to be donating $5 from each box to the Vancouver Aquarium.
Since closing to the public on March 17, the not-for-profit Vancouver Aquarium has lost millions in ticket revenue that would normally support animal care and ocean conservation programs. The lost revenue has put the Vancouver Aquarium in a precarious financial position. Even after dramatic cost cutting, the organization is still faced with more than $1 million a month in operation and facility expenses. Even when the Aquarium is able to re-open, it will be months, if not years, before the organization will be able to recover from the business impacts of COVID-19.