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!
Athletes will be competing in 18 sporting events including Soccer, Volleyball, Hockey, Eco-Challenge 10K Run, Golf and many more taking place throughout the Lower Mainland and Whistler.
In addition to sports there are two other components to the Outgames.
The Human Rights Conference, taking place at Sheraton Wall Centre will feature keynote addresses from Blake Skjellerup (New Zealand, Olympic short track speed skater), Sara Davis Buechner (Professor of Music UBC and concert pianist) and Stephen A. Glassman, Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Many more talks and seminars will take place throughout the week. Visit the Outgames website for complete information
The Cultural Celebrations take place mostly in the Plaza of Nations, the final stop of the Flag Run, home of Opening and & Closing Ceremonies, Womenzone and daily performances by various artists, nightly medal ceremonies. Running concurrently with Vancouver Pride Festival, many more activities and events will happening throughout the city
Visit Vancouver2011Outgames.com for more information on how to participate in one of the biggest events of the year!
In spite of the “no-fun city” naysayers, Vancouver is a city rich in culture and diversity with unique artists, creators and performers around every corner.
The first annual Urban Culture Conference & Awards (UCC) aims to capitalize on this rich tapestry of arts and culture by gathering them all together for one great weekend this summer!
Awards in categories ranging from music, art and fashion to social media and sports will be voted on by the public via the UCC website making sure this in an inclusive event where we are all welcome to express our tastes and interests.
In addition to the awards show the weekend will include; live performances, sports, sponsor exhibits, guest speakers and seminars. All bringing together the thoughts, inspiration and recognition of the urban generation.
Keep watching the UCC website for more information, contests, giveaways, secret parties and the award nominees.