Luigi Aquilini

Elisa Aquilini

Francesco Aquilini

Paolo Aquilini

Roberto Aquilini


A numbered company, 038769 BC Ltd., operates and manages the partnership. Individual partners: Elisa Aquilini, Francesco Aquilini, Roberto Aquilini, Paolo Aquilini. Luigi is not listed. Corporate entity partners: Elisa Aquilini Family Trust, Francesco Aquilini Family Trust, Roberto Aquilini Family Trust, Paolo Aquilini Family Trust, 215 St Jacques Partnership, Atlantic Hotels Partnership, H&A Hotels Partnership, Saint-Laurent-Faubourg Partnership, West Edmonton Village Partnership, The Gardens Partnership, The Atrium Investments Trust. Under the partnership, through a dizzying array of hundreds of named and numbered companies, are investments — many wholly owned by the family and others with outside partners. They involve several broad areas:

TALI’AH Aquilini

Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks: NHL hockey team (owned through a series of interwoven partnerships) Rogers Arena: a 19,700seat arena with 88 luxury suites and 12 hospitality suites (18,910 seats for hockey). Utica Comets: Canucks farm team of the American Hockey League. Breakaway Pay-Per-View: a one-third ownership with Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers to broadcast NHL games (recently disbanded). Also: Ancillary hospitality and advertising divisions that service Rogers Arena.

Golden Eagle Group
Although operated under the trust by the GERI Partnership of Elisa Aquilini and her sons, Francesco, Roberto and Paolo, it is considered to be the main interest of Luigi Aquilini. Land: More than 30,000 acres in B.C., Saskatchewan, Washington, California and Italy. Of that, nearly 5,000 is in the agriculture-intensive area of north Pitt Meadows, almost all of it within the Agricultural Land Reserve. It is the single largest landholding in Greater Vancouver. More than 4,100 acres in Washington near Snohomish, Everett and Sedro Woolley. New purchases in California for blueberries and olive oil production. A 25 per cent share in a 21,000acre farming operation in Saskatchewan. A large family vineyard in Brescia, Italy. Golden Eagle Blueberries: 1,200 acres of blueberries in Pitt Meadows, 100 acres of which are certified organic. Golden Eagle Cranberries: About 1,600 acres of cranberry bogs in Pitt Meadows. Golden Eagle Processing: Three-million-square-foot blueberry- and cranberryprocessing plant, international distribution network. Major affiliations with Ocean Spray Cooperative, Blueberry Cooperative, Dole Food Co., Darigold. US Golden Eagle Farms: At least 1,000 acres of blueberries, 1,500 acres of cranberries under development in Washington. Unknown acres of potato farming. Unknown acres in California for blueberries, olive orchards. Luigi Aquilini says this division will rival its Canadian operations in size.

Charities the Aquilinis set up: Canucks for Kids Fund Canucks Autism Network Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Canucks for Kids Find Childhood Diabetes Laboratories. Aquilini Land Conservancy, a 256acre wetland in Pitt Meadows Charities they favour: Templeton School Boys Club Il Giardino Italian Garden, PNE $1.2-million gift to Vancouver General Hospital renal dialysis division $500,000 gift to help restore St. Paul’s Indian Catholic Church, North Vancouver

Aquilini Dairy: A 1,100acre, 670-head dairy farm in Sunnyside, Wash., affiliated with Darigold. Saskatchewan farm: A 25 per cent ownership in a B.C.-based partnership of 21,000 acres of wheat, canola, barley and lentils. Golden Eagle Apiaries: A 4,000-colony honeybee apiary used for honey production and to pollinate the Pitt Meadows blueberries and cranberries. Golden Eagle Golf Course: Twin 18-hole golf courses in Pitt Meadows. The Falls Golf Club, Chilliwack: A championship-level 18-hole course, surrounded by a proposed 6,000-person residential development. Bordertown film set: An expansive 20-building film set used for a series of Western-themed movies, made-for-TV drama series and advertisements. Golden Eagle Aquaculture: A closedcontainment coho and Atlantic salmon fish farm in Agassiz. Vineyard and winery: Aquilini family estate in Brescia, Italy. Unnamed division: Experimental work on growing algae for food. Unnamed division: New olive oil production orchards, California. Unnamed division: Two working rock quarries, one subleased to LaFarge. Golden Eagle Trees: A now-disbanded hardwood plantation on the edge of the Pitt Polder.

Development & Aquilini Group Construction Properties
(Operated by family-owned Tri Power Development,) In B.C.: Rogers Arena development: A $300-million, three-tower project of 614 rental units on the corners around the arena. Maynards Block, Vancouver: A two-tower, 13- and 19-storey project of 245 units. The Richards, Vancouver: An 18-storey, 226-unit condo project. King Edward Village, Vancouver: A completed, 400-unit, $50-million condo project. 1837 Main St., 180 East Second Ave., Vancouver: A proposed high-density residential tower development now in rezoning application. 24 Kelowna: A proposed 27-floor, 205-unit condo tower in Kelowna. It would be the city’s highest building. Aquilini Mission Properties: A proposed industrial subdivision on land recently excluded from the Agricultural Land Reserve. Camp Development: A partnership in a proposed Maple Ridge business park. The Falls development, Chilliwack: A large planned community for more than 6,000. In Quebec: Berri/Ontario/St. Hubert/ de Maisonneuve, Montreal: A $145-million project to build 700 rental units and condos on former province land. In California: A large single-family home construction project in Los Angeles Various other development projects: Some overseen through Aquilini Properties. (Investment and property holding company) In B.C.: Standard Building, Vancouver: The Aquilini empire’s home office, in a 15-storey restored 1913 heritage building. Seymour Building, Vancouver: A 10-storey heritage office tower built in 1914. 541 Seymour St.: Next to Seymour Building. Keefer Street Parking Inc.: A parking lot next to Rogers Arena. Also: A variety of other rental and holding properties under a variety of names and numbered companies. In Quebec: 215 St Jacques: Office tower in Old Montreal. 5975-5995 De L’Authion Ave., Montreal: A 316-unit residential project. 888 St. Francois-Xavier, Montreal: A 204-unit Les Etoiles rental building in Old Montreal. Faubourg St-Laurent: A 853-unit condo/rental project built in Old Montreal. Also in development. Clos René-Lévesque, Montreal: A 288-unit residential apartment building. Le District Condominiums: Charlotte Street, Montreal, a completed 252-unit condo project of 11- and seven-storey towers. In New Brunswick: Fredericton: An entire block of land downtown, next to the site of a cityproposed convention centre. In Alberta: West Edmonton Village: 1,176 rental units. Sold recently for $143.5 million to fund the purchase of the Vancouver Canucks. In Arizona: Housing: About 50 rental homes.

Hotels/Food/ Hospitality
Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc.: 50 per cent ownership in company that manages 43-plus hotels in Canada and the U.S, including at least nine that are directly owned by the Aquilini’s AIG. Owned by AIG Embassy Suites Hotel, Montreal Candlewood Suites, Montreal Holiday Inn Express, Montreal Holiday Inn Express, Vancouver Holiday Inn, Truro, NS Best Western Chocolate Lake, Halifax, NS Lord Beaverbrook Crown Plaza Hotel, Fredericton, NB Crowne Plaza Downtown Hotel, Moncton, NB Highliner Plaza Hotel, Prince Rupert Pizza Hut: 44 franchises in B.C. Maui, Hawaii: A hotel company. Wailea Beach Estates, Hawaii.: Four executive condos. 1 waterfront executive home: Wailea, Hawaii. Malibu, Calif.: Waterfront home, $11.3 million. Aquilini Brands: Manufactures Jaw Drop Coolers. Development on Canadian Blueberry Ice Wine, hard sodas. Soaring Attraction’s Flyover Canada: Vancouver entertainment attraction at Canada Place. Bazinga: Investment in a software company for property managers, renters and owners. Aquilini Capital: A selffinancing capital company. Garibaldi ski resort: Squamish-area proposal in partnership with Gagliardi family. Norton Motors: The Aquilinis once owned this famous British motorcycle company.

Renewable energy
Aquilini Renewable Energy: Mactan/Cebu, Philippines: $25-million waste-to-energy project. Bagulo City, Philippines: Smaller proposed wasteto-energy plant. Was shortlisted for Metro Vancouver incinerator on Tsawwassen First Nation land (shelved) and a wasteto-energy incinerator at Christina Lake, B.C. (recently abandoned).

First Nations partnerships
Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd: A partnership of Aquilini Development & Construction and two native partners to create a First Nationsowned energy corridor across northern B.C. Tsawwassen Shores: A 270-acre, 850-home residential development in co-operation with the Tsawwassen First Nation. Tsleil-Waututh First Nation: A new 2,000home, $1.8-billion partnership on 125 acres of Burrard Band land, profits split 60-40 with the band getting the larger share. Musqueam First Nation: Construction of 31 single family residences, relocation of Olympic First Nations pavilion, new community centre.

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