Outgames to raise funds for human rights conference

Along with the sports competitions, the North America Outgames coming to Vancouver in July, will also play host to both a Cultural Festival and Human Rights Conference.  To help offset the costs for up to 200 marginalized youth and seniors to attend the Human Rights Conference, the organizers of the Vancouver Outgames will host a fundraiser at the Opus Hotel on Thursday, March 24.

Vancouver 2011 OutgamesAlong with some fabulous silent auction items including a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler, special guests Inspector Mario Giardini, head of the Vancouver Police Department’s Diversity and Aboriginal Policing Speakers Section and El-Farouk Khaki, a practicing Muslim human rights lawyer and Head of the Salaam Conference at the Vancouver Conference will speak.

A wine bar and appetizers will be served courtesy of John Evans, Trilogy Properties and the Opus Hotel.

While perhaps not of the magnitude of Vancouver’s showing with the Olympics in 2010, Vancouver’s edition of the North America OutGames will feature 18 different sports, from badminton to poker to hockey. The games will also coincide with Vancouver Pride celebrations including the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival on July 31st.

Vancouver 2011 Outgames Human Rights Conference Fundraiser
Opus Hotel, 322 Davie Street
Thursday, 24 March @ 5-7:30pm

Tickets are $15 for Ticketcard holders, $25 when you purchase a Ticketcard prior to the event (Ticketcard purchase includes $10 credit for future purchases) or $30 at the door.  

Visit www.vancouver2011outgames.com for tickets and information.

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