69 seconds with … Pride Parade Grand Marshall, Barb Snelgrove

Spend 69 seconds with Vancouver activist, volunteer and 2010 Vancouver Pride Parade Grand Marshall (Local Hero), Barb Snelgrove.

MEET barb snelgrove

Barb SnelgroveA long time fixture in Vancouver’s LGTB community, Barb Snelgrove has spent the last 13 years donating tens of thousands of hours to individuals and organizations both as a volunteer and mentor.

She has worked for various charitable organizations and is a past Board member of the Vancouver Pride Society, Qmunity (formerly LGTB Centre), Dogwood Monarchist Society, IDKE Vancouver and the Vancouver Interpride Conference. She is currently the 2010 DMS GLBT Ambassador and sits on the Vancouver City Hall LGTBQ Advisory Committee.

Better known as “megamouthmedia” you know her as the MC of many well known community events such as the Pride Festival stage, Numbers Idol and The Feud. She has offered up her hosting services for countless charity events including The Gathering Place Block party, CiTr Radio & GLASS Youth Choir Fundraisers, and the Diorama Party.

Barb’s undying enthusiasm and selfless commitment to her community saw her awarded the 2008 VPS Outstanding Community member award and she was recently announced as the 2010 Vancouver Pride Parade (Local Hero) Grand Marshal.

01Your first job.
Gift wrapper at Birks Department Store as a teenager.

02The job you wanted as a child.
Marine Biologist.

03Your hero.
Both my parents, equally amazing people.

04Your biggest indulgence.
Taking time to myself.

05One thing no one knows about you (and you are willing to share).
I’m actually shy. Really … honest!

06Complete this sentence: I first kissed a girl…
and the first thing I thought was “what took you so long?”

07The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
(Am assuming no power source, so no ipad/pod) Books, Alex and lagostina cookware.

08Your favourite Vancouver restaurant.
There’s so many. But for longevity, La Bodega.

09 One word your best friend would use to describe you.
Loyal.

10 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
A picnic on Locarno Beach at sunset.

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