This week in (gay) Vancouver we honour some community heroes at this year’s Legacy Awards, celebrate 25 years with the Rainbow Band, and see the return of The Dot Party.
The Vancouver Pride Society honours our community heroes at the 3rd Annual Pride Legacy Awards (May 28). The eight awards are presented to outstanding community members, chosen by a selection committee of representatives from community organizations throughout Vancouver following a public nomination.
Vancouver’s Rainbow Concert Band presents its 25th anniversary concert, A Rainbow of Dance Music (May 30). Formed in 1990 shortly after Vancouver hosted the Gay Games, the Rainbow Concert Band remains Canada’s only LGBTQ concert band. Celebrating a quarter decade in 2015, This toe-tapping concert features a wide selection of songs to dance to, and songs about dances. You’ll hear everything from a Menuett to the Samba to the Hustle. And while some of the songs will feature dancers, the dance floor will also be open during some songs for the audience to join in on the fun too.
The Junction brings back The Dot Party (May 31) where polka dot attire is a must, and all proceeds benefit AIDS Vancouver. The evening features DJ Del Stamp and is hosted by Empress XLIV Babette Co-Taylor. The suggested $5 donation will also give you an opportunity to win a mural by Brent Ray Fraser.