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Meet Ken Charko

The Next MP for Vancouver-Quadra

Ken Charko is a Vancouver business leader and a west side, Kerrisdale, Dunbar and Pt. Grey advocate. Ken is the President of the Hillcrest community Centre, winner of the best in Vancouver for the past five years . Ken is the proprietor of the Dunbar Theatre, a staple in the community for over 80 years and an internationally recognized independent theatre. The WestJet travel magazine named The Dunbar Theatre one of the five most Iconic Theatres in North America. 

As a business owner, Ken is fully aware of the day-to-day struggles of entrepreneurs in Vancouver-Quadra and Canada. When COVID hit, Ken rolled up his sleeves and adjusted his theatre to the new normal and he did so while keeping all his employees during the lockdown. In short, Ken has strengthened our local economy and enriched our culture.

Ken’s commitment to the people of Vancouver-Quadra is reflected in his being awarded the Trinjan Diversity Award – an award given by Trinjan & Mata Gujri Foundation for commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Ken Charko’s public service includes volunteering for national organizations such as the Canadian Red Cross, the Vancouver Olympic Committee, and the Vancouver Paralympic Committee. Ken has also volunteered his time to provide students at the Vancouver Film School with information and advice on aspects of the Motion Picture industry.

Ken serves as a Director on the Board of the Motion Picture Theatre Association of BC, where he represents independent theatre owners across the province. This commitment to represent independent small business owners has resulted in Ken being elected to the MPTA’s board for the past 20 years. Ken now serves as the Vice President and acting President of the Motion Picture Association. In addition, he is the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year, Mayor Gregor Robertson nominated Ken for the Vancouver Business Environmental innovator of the Year award and has been recognized nationally by the Motion Picture industry for his resilience during the pandemic.

Ken Charko believes in and invests in Vancouver-Quadra’s future. Ken believes in and supports the arts, small business owners, and community development. With the support of the people of Vancouver-Quadra, Ken will bring his thoughtful energy and commitment to the Conservative Party and Parliament.

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With Pierre Poilievre, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

With MP Melissa Lantsman, Deputy Leader, Conservative Party of Canada

Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Conservative Party Whip

MP Tako Van Popta

Hon. Peter MacKay, former MP, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, and Minister of Foreign Affairs

With Nazanin MacKay, Alumna of Kitsilsano Secondary School

Tamara Jansen, former MP Cloverdale-Langley City

With MP Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay, MP Melissa Lantsman and others at the Conservative Convention in Quebec City.

Hon. Steven Harper

Celebration get together for the BC team for Hon. Andrew Scheer

Leaders Circle meeting with the Hon. Steven Harper

Meeting witth the Hon. John Baird

Fundraising with Jason Kenney in Quadra

At the Vancouver Mayor Environmental innovator awards, I lost to Jimmy

At the Vancouver Greek festival in Kitsilano

Walking in the Vancouver Pride Parade

Jason Kenney in Quadra for the Greek Festival with the organizer 

The artist and his family - The Dunbar Theatre sold lots and lots of shirts to raise awareness and help the community.

Reaching out to the local community.

A few hours before a dinner held for me by the Motion Picture Association in appreciation of the work I did for small businesses during the pandemic.

Wedding party needed something last minute as a treat for their wedding the Dunbar Theatre came through in a couple of hours.  Thank to all the great staff at the Theatre put together in a couple of hours.

At the Motion Pictures Association awards dinner.

Award presented to Ken by the Motion Picture Association.

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