I knew it was going to be a joyous and colourful day at Vancouver Pride's East Side Pride event. This was my first time attending the event and I spent most of my time flirting and reuniting with folks I hadn't seen in awhile. Here's a few shots I did get in between the festivities.
"We stand strong together in support of every person’s right to love who we are meant to, be who they want to be without fear of prejudice. Join us and walk a mile in high-heels to fight for LGBTQ+ people around the world."
~ Foundation of Hope.
100's of folks strutted their stuff at Sunset Beach June 6th to raise funds and awareness for LGBTQ refugees. The newly founded Foundation of Hope’s first fundraiser was a walkathon with participants walking a mile in high heels! An amazing $45,000+ was raised at the fabulously successful event.
Every day I wake up grateful for the privilege to be my authentic self in this beautiful city and country. It was wonderful to be a part of raising funds and awareness for folks who do not live with those same privileges.
Thank you to the Foundation of Hope for existing and assisting LGBTQ refugees, asylum seekers and newcomers.
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I joined LOUD Business (Gay & Lesbian Business Association of BC) on April Fools day 2014. However, I am no fool.
Becoming a LOUD member was one of the best decisions I made for myself and my business last year.
Being in LOUD has enriched my feeling of belonging to a community that cares and supports each other.
I have made strong connections and some dear friendships within LOUD and I look forward to those connections and relationships deepening.
Below are some fun shots I took at the LOUD Luncheon in February with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Foundation of Hope in attendance.
A fun time was had at the 14th Annual Fillmore Family Prairie Fowl Supper and Barn Dance.
Over $70,000 was raised for worthy receipients, A Loving Spoonful, McLaren House and Out in Schools.
This year was a special event as the Matriarch of the Fillmore Family, Linda Fillmore was turning 80 years old. Here are a few of my favorite images I shot of the evening.
Linda is welcomed into the Octogenarian club by longtime pals.
The Boomchix entertained and Kate Reid worked her magic.
Verna and her winning Jello Salad entry. Frightening really.
Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Councellor Andrea Reimer serving up dinner.
Park Board Commissioner Trevor Loke (middle) and Vision Vancouver team members.
Awesome hots Linda Fillmore and Barb Snelgrove. (that's a typo and I'm leaving it in)
The Mary Tyler Moore HAT TOSS!!
Just the Mayor of Vancouver singing her Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday Linda Fillmore