World AIDS Day, which coincides with Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada, is an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died.
Vancouver organizations once again host a number of events to mark the 28th annual World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
A Loving Spoonful’s annual signature event, the World AIDS Day Luncheon is an exclusive luncheon featuring indulgent cuisine, elegant décor and some of the most precious and unique items presented in the silent and live auctions. This year’s special guest speaker is Mondo Guerra, winner of Project Runway All Stars (season eight). This fundraiser helps A Loving Spoonful serve free, nutritious meals a year to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver.
Voices of Hope (Nov 30)
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation hosts its annual Voices of Hope concert at the First Baptist Church (969 Burrard St, Vancouver) on November 30 with doors at 6:30pm. Performers scheduled to appear include Winsome Kind, Hunting and Femme City Choir. Admission is by $20 suggested donation at the door with all funds raise going to support the work of the Foundation.
Desert Migration Screening (Dec 1)
McLaren Housing hosts the Canadian premiere of Desert Migration, a documentary on the life of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors who have migrated to form a unique community in the beautiful but harsh landscape of Palm Springs.
AIDS Vancouver Red Ribbon Awards (Dec 1)
AIDS Vancouver celebrates World AIDS Day with its Red Ribbon Awards celebration. Red Ribbon Awards are given to acknowledge and recognize the significant contributions of those who contributed to HIV in our local community.
Indigenize! World AIDS Day (Dec 1)
YouthCo hosts Indigenize! World AIDS Day a celebration of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. Refreshments, interactive art, music and guest speakers are all part of the event.
AIDS Vancouver, Positive Living BC and Vancouver Native Health reach the heart of the Downtown Eastside once again with a day-long program (10am – 10pm) at the Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main St, Vancouver).