President’s Message for 2010

Welcome to the start of the 2010 Pride Season. Annual Pride celebrations are still a manifestation of the original movement which started more than 40 years ago, to Liberate the LGBTQ community. Although there have been many advancements, there is still an overwhelming amount of work to be done both on a local, national and international level. At a time when countries like Uganda are moving to criminalize Homosexuality, when Transgendered persons are still trying to obtain protection under Canadian law and when a gay man is attacked in a Vancouver gay bar and it is not seen as a hate crime, it's clear that the move to Liberate is far from over. Join the Vancouver Pride Society this year and help us support the fight to Liberate in our community and beyond.

Now Booking Performing Artists

The Vancouver Pride Society Arts & Entertainment Committee is now booking acts for the various showcase festival opportunities during Pride Season. From East Side Pride (June 26) to Pride Day at Sunset Beach (August 1). Pride festivities offer artists a great way to promote themselves to large audiences. Bands, solo acts, DJs, drag and more, all performance styles are now being looked at. To apply send a message to entertainment@vancouverpride.ca with links to your website/myspace.

Sound Manager Wanted

Vancouver Pride Society is looking for a sound technician / manager to set-up and run the stages at East Side Pride (Sat. June 26), Gay Day @ Playland (Sat. July 17) and Picnic in the Park (Sat. July 20); please submit resume and letter of interest (please include expected compensation) to entertainment@vancouverpride.ca before January 15th, 2010

Sponsorship Info Online NOW

Join us as a 2010 Pride sponsor and benefit from your affiliation with this exceptional event. To become a sponsor download the sponsorship package.

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2009 Pride Survey Says...

95% of you plan on attending next years Parade (thanks)
68% of you arrive at their parade viewing point 1-2 hours before it begins (start planning)
38% of you are 19-29 years old, 45% are 30-49 years old (and looking good...)
50% of you volunteer for local non-profit organizations (thanks)
80% of you are members on Vancouver Pride Society (get your membership here)
52.1% of you have Dogs, 52.8% of you have Cats (fish came in next)
more results coming soon

(results are based on 2009 survey respondants)

Pride Needs You

We have a number of committees and opportunities to get involved in Pride. All of our committees need volunteers to contribute ideas, creativity, committment and enthusiasm. If you would like to contribute your time and experience to Pride, please email info@vancouverpride.ca

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Committee Meetings