Angel Investors Supporting the Chase for Purple Flag & Community Development

Angel Investors Supporting the Chase for Purple Flag & Community Development

Angel Investors Supporting the Chase for Purple Flag & Community Development

The following businesses, individuals, condominium associations, corporations and government agencies have chosen to support Purple Flag.  Here are there reasons for their support.  We hope you can join us in helping build a strong, safe and vibrant Downtown.


The City of Edmonton, Responsible Hospitality [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Barb Ursuliak,
Street as a Venue Coordinator

“Our organization, Responsible Hospitality Edmonton (RHE), aims to promote safe, thriving, late-night environments in the city by planning, managing and policing the many aspects of hospitality zones throughout the city.  With this goal in mind, RHE engaged the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) group in the UK to bring the accreditation program, “Purple Flag” to Edmonton. ATCM has accredited over 60 town centers in the UK and Europe.  If accredited, Edmonton’s 104th-St. District will be the first Purple Flagged community in North America.

Edmonton’s pursuit of the Purple Flag allowed for the RHE team to work with an established committee to understand the intimate aspects of the program and determine value of the program for all Edmontonians. RHE is appreciative of the 104 Street Action Committee and it’s volunteers for exploring the framework under the banner “Chasing the purple flag,”  Currently, work is under way by volunteer teams in the 104th-St. District to evaluate the areas safety,  articulate initiatives outcomes and bring attention to community work.

RHE would not be able to undertake the evaluation of the program without the time and support stakeholders in and around 104 Street provide to the program.  “Thank you” for supporting the pursuit of a safer neighborhood.”

$2,000 Sponsorship

Melcor REIT [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Darin Rayburn, CEO

$2,000 Sponsorship

deVine Wines & Spirits [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Ed Fong, Annabelle Evaristo, Dirk Chan & Chad Gascho

“We are thrilled to become involved in this grassroots movement to raise funds for the community which has given us so much over the past ten years!  deVine Wines is committed to helping make our area in the Downtown core a more vibrant and safer place for all.”

$1,250 Sponsorship

Fong Family

Edmund Fong

“Downtown Edmonton supported our family restaurant, the Seven Sea, for many years.  Now, through my venture in deVine Wines & Spirits, I too have become part of the Downtown community and would like to give something back.  On behalf of my late grandfather Harry Fong and my father Thomas Fong, a heartfelt, “Thank You to Downtown Edmonton!”

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$1,000 Sponsorship


Vincentia Aung Professional Corporation [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Dr. Vincentia Aung

$500 Sponsorship

Cobogo Lofts [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

$500 Sponsorship

Eye Care Group [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Kim Jurina

$500 Sponsorship

The Gather Company

“Downtown has been a part of our family business for over 20 years and the changes have been extremely exciting.  We are proud to be downtown property owners and we look forward to the bright future ahead!”

Devin Pope, Mercer Tavern

$500 Sponsorship

Seasoned Solutions Loft Cooking School & Culinary Tours [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Gail Hall, Chef & Owner

“My business depends on attendance by local and international guests.  It’s important that they feel welcomed and safe on our street.  I’m proud of our street and the sense of community we have developed here.  Purple Flag will help to ensure that continues.”

$500 Sponsorship

ZAG Creative [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Alyson Hodson, CEO

“Operating in Edmonton’s downtown, zag creative is a proud supporter of vibrancy initiatives such as Purple Flag. We are dedicated to helping the City, its businesses, and people work towards a brighter future. Community involvement is part of what makes Edmonton a great place to live work, and play.”

$500 Sponsorship

Bluehaus Creative [icon name=”external-link” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]

Ryan Mayer

$250 Sponsorship