Elizabeth Ball

About Elizabeth Ball

Elizabeth Ball served for 3 terms as a Vancouver City Councillor. She has a wealth of experience in arts, heritage and business and is known as a champion for successful tourism and economic initiatives in the City. A tireless cultural advocate, she is the founder of the renowned Carousel Theatre Company and School, co-founder of the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, and inspired many students at UBC as a Theatre in Education instructor.

Elizabeth is a committed volunteer who works to improve the lives of youth, seniors and persons with disabilities.


  • Vancouver City Councillor, 2005-2008, 2011-2018
  • Vancouver’s 125 Anniversary Celebration
  • $1.5 million for Vancouver’s First Cultural Tourism Strategy
  • Vancouver’s First Poet Laureate Program
  • $60 million renewal of Vancouver Civic Theatres
  • Mayor’s Film Industry Task Force
  • Vancouver’s Juno Awards
  • Safer Streets for Seniors Policy

Current Appointments:

  • BC Entertainment Hall of Fame
  • Dunbar Residents Association
  • BC Pain Foundation
  • Mavor Moore Theatre Society.


  • BC Entertainment Hall of Fame StarWalk
  • Granville Island Award for Outstanding Contribution
  • YWCA Woman of Distinction Nominations
  • Union of BC Performers - Sam Payne Award for Humanity & Integrity
  • Children’s Theatre Foundation of America MEDALLION Award
  • Vancouver Theatre Alliance Jessie Richardson Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Canadian Institute of the Arts Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Nomination, YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
  • Senior Fellowship, U.S. State Department
  • Canada Council Arts Grant