Month: June 2007

Not So Strictly Ballroom Pride Dance

NSSB is having a Pride Dance on Saturday August 4, at Let’s Dance Studio, the night before  Pride Parade.  A first for NSSB! Tickets will be on sale at Little sisters shortly, $8 – $12 sliding scale, as usual.   Save this date! Not So Strictly […]

One of Top 100 of Canada’s most powerful women to address GLBA luncheon

One of “Top 100 of Canada’s Most Powerful Women” to Address GLBA Forum Luncheon   Hear Doreen McKenzie-Sanders, voted in 2004 as one of the “Top 100 of Canada’s Most Powerful Women”, speak on overcoming obstacles and attaining goals on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Named, […]

Commercial Drive Festival 2

Two Festival Days this summer. Come meet us in the street!

Sunday June 17th, 2007 and Sunday July 22nd, 2007

Please don’t drive to the Drive! Parking is VERY limited. Ride, walk, skate or take transit — thank you! Valet bicycle parking is available. Win cool prizes from TransLink: enter your transit stub at the Info Tent.
 
This event is about FUN FOR FREE. Please support the Festival by donating to Festival reps or at donation stations, not to “buskers.” Please be aware that by giving money to renegade “buskers,” you will not be supporting the Festival. Thank you!
 
FOR INFORMATION – email: info@commercialdrivefestival.org  
ph: 604.688.4228 www.commercialdrivefestival.org

Commercial Drive Festival

Two Festival Days this summer. Come meet us in the street! Sunday June 17th, 2007 and Sunday July 22nd, 2007 Please don’t drive to the Drive! Parking is VERY limited. Ride, walk, skate or take transit — thank you! Valet bicycle parking is available. Win cool […]

Rhizome Café’s One Year Anniversary Party

Saturday, July 21st, 7:00pm to midnight 317 East Broadway, Vancouver $0 – $100 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds Part of the proceeds will support the evening’s performers (TBA).  The rest will contribute to Rhizome’s ongoing success. Join us as we […]

Sisters in Synch at Dragon Boat Fest

Hello there all you wonderful women It’s almost here. North America’s largest dragon boat festival, Alcan Dragon Boat Festival (www.adbf.com), is poised to begin and Vancouver’s only lesbian dragon boat team, Sisters in Sync, is pumped and ready to go.

Many of you have been watching this team develop since last fall and some of you may have only just heard of us through recent media attention (if you have not caught it there are links to a couple of stories about the team below, and be sure to grab the latest issue of Xtra West in which we are featured) … well this weekend it all comes together.

The Sisters have been training hard. We’ve performed very well in three regattas and now we are going up against some very stiff competition. We could really use your help. We need to hear all the screaming queer cheers you can muster as we surge down the race course on False Creek this weekend. Sisters in Sync will be racing in the womens’ division which is being staged in the mornings. Our first race is at 8:22 a.m. Saturday morning. Our next race will be sometime around noon. We will not know exactly which races we will be in until we see how we place in the first race. On Sunday we will again race at approximately 8:00 a.m. and then the finals will be at noon. If we really out-do ourselves and place in the top nine teams in the womens’ division we could end up in the Womens’ Guts and Glory race Sunday afternoon (to be run some time between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.).

The Guts and Glory race is an all out 2000 metre race between the top teams. It is thrilling to watch and completely exhausting to paddle. This year admission for the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival is completely free, there will be live music performances, lots of delicious food as you walk along the Silk Road, thousands of buff athletes to check out, and thrilling races to watch. Why not make this a weekend to remember? Come on out to cheer on a wonderful team, learn about an amazing sport, meet lots of new people and take in all that is the wonder of the Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. Hope to see you there. Paddles up! Jennifer – Sisters in Sync team captain — Sisters in Sync – Vancouver’s only lesbian dragon boat team Lesbian Quarterly story http://www.lesbianquarterly.com/2007/05/29/sisters-in-synch-lesbian-dragonboat-team/  Vancouver Sun story http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastlife/story.html?id=b6664de3-77b6-4e3e-b527-8bd524945fdb&k=9255  

Women in the Round

Women in the Round  Saturday, June 30th, doors open at 7:30, show at 8:00pm  Kate Reid presents “Women in the Round”—a coffeehouse of three fine, local female singer-songwriters, sharing the stage and performing their tunes: Joanna Chapman-Smith, Cora Fields and Kate Reid. Come out for […]

Seamrippers Crafting Socials

Seamrippers Craft Collective Crafting Socials Tuesdays June 12th and 26th at 7:00pm     Bring a project to work on!   at Rhizome Cafe Free, no registration necessary    

Seamrippers Crafting Socials

Seamrippers Craft Collective Crafting Socials
Tuesdays June 12th and 26th at 7:00pm 
 

Bring a project to work on!  

at Rhizome Cafe

Free, no registration necessary  

Board Games are so Gay!

Friday, June 8th, 7:00pm  We’re back for another round! Join us for a night of queer-friendly board games!  DJ Julie and friends will be spinning tunes to help you get to Park Place successfully.  Bring your favourite games—or use ours—and be prepared to share nicely.   […]