This week we get a head start on Vancouver Pride 2016 with a Pride Premiere party, SpiritPride, and the annual Pride Walk and Run.
Vancouver Pride 2016 kicks off in style with the TD Vancouver Pride Premiere (Jul 21), hosted by Danny Ramadan, one the grand marshalls at this year’s Vancouver Pride parade. A night of dancing and entertainment with some special suprises, this is the party to get all the festivities started. Proceeds from the event will be donated to an Orlando organization actively providing assistance for LGBTQ survivors from that city’s devastating attack.
St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church is host to SpiritPride (Jul 22-24), a safe, positive, LGBT affirming space for members of the LGBT community to explore issues of faith, spirituality and sexuality. SpiritPride welcomes the LGBTQ community, as well as allies, friends and family, and members of churches and faith groups seeking to be affirming and inclusive.
Vancouver Frontrunners presents the annual Pride Walk & Run (Jul 24). The 5.5 kilometre run/walk begins and sends at Sunset Beach and marks the first “official” event of the 2016 Vancouver Pride week. Post-race there will be a brunch, followed by games and activities for all.