Greater Victoria Harbour Authority joins South Island Prosperity Partnership

Plus, a Victoria-based link-up with the NFL, and iWIST seeks board members.

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South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) announced that the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA), the leading organization for the stewardship and growth of Victoria's harbour, has become a member of SIPP’s regional economic alliance.

"The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority brings a unique blend of community stewardship and innovative economic development to our partnership," says SIPP’s CEO, Emilie de Rosenroll. "Their expertise will greatly benefit the entire region as we collaborate to strengthen our economy."

GVHA owns and manages several iconic community amenities, including the Ogden Point Breakwater, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Ship Point Pier. The organization says its business approach promotes resilient and equitable growth, ensuring Victoria's working harbour remains an asset for future generations. As a certified Silver Member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, GVHA also says it recognizes the value of collaborating with Indigenous communities.

“GVHA is pleased to join this important alliance of Indigenous, public, and private-sector partners committed to a common goal of prosperity in Greater Victoria,” says GVHA CEO Robert Lewis-Manning. “As a coastal capital city, Victoria is well positioned to leverage the blue economy and support innovation focused on the long-term health and resiliency of our ports, regional waterways, and gateways.”

With the inclusion of GVHA, SIPP’s membership exceeds 70 organizations across the South Island, including 10 municipal governments, nine First Nations governments, three post-secondaries, and major regional employers, industry associations, and non-profits.

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📰 More Victoria innovation news

🏈 On the gridiron: The NFL has signed a multi-year extension of its deal with local digital video platform STN Video.

📈 On the books: Patrick Kelly, the CEO of Frontly, announced that the company has surpassed 1,000 paid users.

👩‍💻 On the board: Island Women in Science and Technology (iWIST) announced the call for nominations for its board of directors from 2024 to 2025.


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