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How Metro Came to Be

The association that created Vancouver’s most unique apparel buying trade-show.

In 2012, the womenswear and menswear associations amalgamated and METRO was created. As of February 2012, the METRO, jsix and WAM markets all joined under one banner to create Vancouver’s largest apparel, multi-venue industry buying show, the METRO Show. This affiliation has linked agents and businesses representing all segments of the fashion apparel, footwear, giftware and sporting goods industry for ladies, men, children and youth.

Membership is available to Agents and Sales Representatives of:
-The fashion apparel, footwear, accessories, giftware, and sporting goods industry for women, men, and children.

-Related businesses such as retail solutions (retail software, retail business management companies, display & merchandising products, loss prevention).


2018! Here we are, another year and I want to take the opportunity to wish you all well for the seasons ahead.

We want the best for this year and to help with that, in March 2018, we are continuing with our Speaker Series and Canadian Retail Solutions. If you missed it last time, book your seat now! Those who have attended have provided us with tremendous feedback and look forward to hearing more.

As the METRO Board of Directors, we want all of us, Agents and Buyers alike, to continue to benefit and put what we learn into how we operate our businesses to achieve growth and a great feeling of success.

I am so grateful that I love what I do!  It helps me continue to want to realize the goals I set for myself and to feel that I am growing and successful. I hope you all feel this way too!

I wish you much success and that you all reach your goals for the year,

Have a great 2018!

Maizie Thorleifson

President, METRO


2017-2018 METRO Executive

Members of the Executive will be in attendance at METRO Shows. Please feel free to drop by their agencies with your comments or concerns.


Maizie Thorleifson  –  Maizie T Accessories

Past President

Norm Cardinal – Cardinal & Associates

Vice President

Randy Morris –Randy Morris Agencies Ltd


Michael Feinstein – Feinstein Agencies


Evan Shotropa – Plan A


Joey Feinstein – Feinstein Agencies

John Knapton – Knapton Agencies Ltd.

Kerry Lawrence – DEX Clothing

Chris Walter – Virgaries Sales Ltd.

Tyson Adams – TyCo Sales

Warren Schindler – Terry Schindler & Associates