Come out & Play! NA 2011 Outgames Closing Party

NA Outgames Closing Party

After days of running shoes, it’ll be time to switch to dancing shoes for the closing party of the 2011 North American Outgames!

Wrapping up a week of competitions, conferences and celebrations the closing party will bring everyone together to applaud their achievements. Organizers have just announced that headlining the event will be 90’s Swedish pop icons Ace Of Base (All That She Wants, The Sign) and Canadian electro-pop group Dragonette (Hello).  The evening will also feature a performance by legendary Canadian provocateur Carol Pope.
Doors open to the celebration site at 11am to start a full day of events at the Plaza of Nations. After the closing ceremony and performances, DJ’s Rafael Calvente (Rio de Janeiro) and Adam Dreaddy (Vancouver) will keep the party going until late.

Early Bird Tickets for the Closing party are on sale Saturday July 11 at www.ticketcard.ca

The GLISA North America 2011 Vancouver Outgames are a celebration of sport, culture and human rights. The Closing party for the Outgames are a full day festival of LGBTQ culture with non-stop entertainment featuring concerts, DJ’s, drag shows, dance performances, medal presentations, beer garden, Breakfast of Champions and the Closing Ceremonies finale.

Underwear Affair 2011 – Bring Awareness To Down There-ness

Help kick below-the-belt cancers where it hurts!

On July 9, 2011 BC Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair® helps uncover the cure for below-the-waist cancers like prostate, ovarian, and colorectal.  Participants will run the competitive 10K or walk the fun 5K and show Vancouver that there’s absolutely no shame in bringing a little awareness to down there-ness. 
Even if you’re not a runner, everyone can participate by helping support your friends and family by sponsoring their run/walk as Teams and Individuals also participate in fundraising challenges.
I’ll be out supporting my friend Brian Webb, you can help us too by donating to the great cause! Maybe we’ll see you in your skivvies too?

What’s on Weekend – June 2-4, 2011

There’s really only one event that people will be paying any attention to this week…but if you’re not a fan of the Canucks (shock! horror!) here is a few things happening outside the rink.

Thursday June 2
– if you have kids of any age, head over to Granville Island and check out some of the fun activities at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, on until June 5.  The fest is struggling financially so really could use the attendance this year!

– for the ‘big kids’, rock icons Supertramp are playing Rogers Arena

– under the tents in Vanier Park, it’s the opening night of another season of Bard On The Beach. Go get your Shakespeare on with “As You Like It”, “Merchant Of Venice”, “Henry VI” or “Richard III”

Friday June 3, 2011
– Bruno Mars with Janelle Monae bring their Hooligans in Wonderland tour to Rogers Arena

– meanwhile Canadian legends, Sloan are playing the equally legendary Commodore Ballroom

– Another month, another SPIT party at ANZA Club, this month think California Dreams as your inspiration (since we aren’t seeing summer here, we may as well be Cali dreamin’)

– across the pond in Victoria, you social media junkies might be interested in Social Media Camp Victoria as it gets under way. Friday and Saturday sees over 40 sessions of speakers and workshops on all things social media.

Saturday June 4

– it’s the first Saturday of the month so that means another edition of “First Saturday Open Studios” drop in to some of the city’s artists studios for some great art and inspiration. Click the link to see what studios are open this week.

– last edition was a hit so it’s on again, Big Primpin’ brings the hip hop back again to Pub 340

– The brilliant Friendly Fires play a sold out gig at Venue. If you haven’t seen them, try! They’re awesome!

 

 

North American Outgames – Come On Out

Sugarbeach

The Vancouver organizing committee recently announced the theme song to the GLISA 2011 North America Outgames.  “Come On Out” by award winning Canadian/Aussie duo Sugarbeach is an infectious pop track, with a hint of country, bound to appeal to a wide audience.  Appropriate considering the diversity of participants in the Outgames and accompanying Human Rights Conference. Marlee Walchuk, one half of the dynamic duo Sugarbeach states, “We wanted to write a song that would capture the energy, spirit and importance of being an active participator in the Vancouver Outgames/Human Rights Conference and in one’s own life”. With the considerable accolades that Sugarbeach has received from their participation in past events, it’s no doubt the Vancouver Outgames theme will gain attention. “Vancouver 2011 Outgames are ecstatic about the tune that Sugarbeach has created for the Games, it truly represents the spirit of the Outgames and we are honoured that they are part of this very special event” says Barb Snelgrove, Communications Director of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames.

Come On Out, the single is available now on iTunes

The Vancouver 2011 North American Outgames and Human Rights Conference run July 25 -31, 2001

Who’s Your Fave Vancouver Mascot?

Sports team Mascots are important members of a team, responsible for building enthusiasm in the live sporting arena.  Sometimes this is a difficult, thank-less job for those underneath the felt and foam head.

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In Vancouver, we are blessed with some mascots with exceptional personalities who truly deliver the entertainment value.

Vancouver 2011 Outgames – POP Tour Update

Out In May! This weekend come out for a couple of fun evenings to support the Vancouver 2011 North America OutGames!

Friday 20th May The POP Tour visits 1181 at 7.00pm for Tennis Wii.
Outgames Cardholders get in for free and receive a drink special – prizes galore!

Saturday 21st May The POP Tour moves over to J Lounge at 8.00pm for Brandon Hamilton`s Star Extravaganza. Outgames Cardholders pay $10 instead of the regular $20 door price and again prizes and fun.

Vote Now! Urban Culture Conference


Coming up August 27-28, 2011 is the first Urban Culture Conference and Awards.  An amazing combination of entertainment, culture and awards show.
The beginnings of a great line-up has already been announced and with more acts being announced weekly this looks to be a one of a kind weekend!
To ensure that everyone can participate in the fun, voting is now open for the UCC Awards.
Categories include: Music, Blog, Arts, Sports, Style, Food, Media and Nightlife.  Multiple polls are under each category, vote for your favourite today!