World AIDS Day and AIDS Awareness Week Events 2013




Vintage Hollywood Gala: Bring Out Your Inner Celebrity
Sponsoring Agency: Living Positive Resource Centre and Okanagan Pride Society
When: November 30th  9pm-2am
Where: Lake City Casinos – Gateway 21, 1300 Water St, Kelowna BC
Cost: $25 at the door
Event Details/Contact: The LPRC and OPS invite you to go back in time and “Bring Out Your Inner Celebrity” at our Vintage Hollywood Gala. The night begins at 9pm with appetizers and a live DJ. Throughout the night there will be a selection of live entertainers and the opportunity to walk the red carpet and have your picture taken in an on site photo booth. At midnight we will gather to celebrate and support  individuals living with HIV/AIDS and to remember friends and family that we have lost. Funds raised will go directly to the Emergency Relief Fund of the LPRC to benefit clients with financial need. Door prizes and prizes for best dressed will be awarded. Tickets are $25 at the door, or $20 in advance. For more information contact Jazzy Aul – 778-753-5830 or [email protected]


An Afternoon of Food, Music and a Candlelight Vigil
Sponsoring Agency:
ASK Wellness
When: Dec. 1 @5:00pm
Where: 433 Tranquille road in Kamloops BC.
Cost: NA
Event Details/Contact: ASK Wellness will be celebrating with an afternoon event including amazing food and live music by the “Trojan Horses” and a candle light vigil at 5 pm.


World AIDS Day in Nelson
Sponsoring Agency:
When: Sunday, Dec. 1st. Doors @6:30pm, event starts @7:00pm




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Nelson United Church, 602 Silica St, Nelson, BC
Cost: Free
Event Details/Contact: Please join ANKORS for our annual World AIDS Day Celebration in the basement at the Nelson United Church. This free event will provide an opportunity for community members to gather in memorial of friends and family lost to HIV/AIDS related illnesses, recognize and honour the strength and resilience of the HIV movement, and gather in action for a better future. The evening will feature musical entertainment by “Into the Blue” LVR jazz ensemble and a poetry reading by Jane Byers. A short taste of the film “United in Anger” will be screened. The remainder of the film will be screened as a series of episodes in the ANKORS Drop-in space on Tuesdays throughout December with discussions following. World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for community to gather to on the theme of, “It’s Not Over”, looking at the past, present and future of ANKORS and the HIV movement. HIV testing will be available on-site by Robin Van Stolk, Health Outreach Nurse. Refreshments will be served. Contact Kori for more information, [email protected]




Surrey BC Red Ribbon 4 Life, World AIDS Day
Sponsoring Agency: KEYS: Housing and Health Solutions and EPAMA
When: Sunday, Dec. 1st, 2013 – Doors at 7:00pm
Where: 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC
Cost: $30
Event Details/Contact: Monika Verma, Health Programs Director – Office: 604-589-8678 Ext 240 Mobile: 604-866-5874
[email protected]
Entertainment 7:15pm-Raffles, Auctions
Keynote Speaker Dr. Brian Conway M.D., F.R.C.P.C.


Laugh with Kenny Shaw and Brian Temple
Sponsoring Agency:
Positive Living Fraser Valley Society
When: Dec. 1st, 2013 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: TOWN HALL PUB (the former Duke of Dublin) 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC
Cost: $20
Event Details/Contact: This is a burger ‘n’ brew fundraiser with a show. We will also be having a 50/50 draw and some raffles. Contact PLFV at 604-854-1101 for more details and tickets, or go to


World AIDS Day Vigil
Sponsoring Agency:
Positive Living Fraser Valley Society
When: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Suite 108-32883 South Fraser Way Abbotsford BC V2S 2A6
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: 604-854-1101



World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil and Dinner
Sponsoring Agency: Positive Living North
When: Friday, Nov. 29th, 2013 @3:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: The Fire Pit Cultural Drop-In Centre – 1120 3rd Ave. Prince George
Cost: NA
Event Details/Contact: Please join us for a moment of silence and remembrance to honor those living with HIV and for those we have lost to AIDS, followed by dinner. Shannon Froehlich, PLN Support Services Manager at (250)562-1172


Showing of the documentary – Positive Women: Exposing Injustice
Sponsoring Agency:
Positive Living North – Smithers
When: Monday, Dec. 2nd, 2013 @12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: 1070 Main Street Smithers, BC
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: N/A


World AIDS Day Open House
Sponsoring Agency:
Positive Living North – Smithers
When: Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 2013 @ 11:30am – 1:30pm
Where: 3862F Broadway Ave. Smithers, BC – Behind Panago Pizza
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: N/A


World AIDS Day Radio Show on Bulkley View
Sponsoring Agency:
Positive Living North – Smithers
When: Thursday, Nov. 28th, 2013 @ 9:30 to 10:00
Where:  Radio Show on Bulkley View – am CICK Smithers Community Radio
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: N/A



World AIDS Day Luncheon
Sponsoring Agency: Loving Spoonful
When: Nov. 22, 2013 @11:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Terminal City Club – 837 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $180 per ticket
Event Details/Contact: Hosting some of Vancouver’s business elite, community leaders and distinguished personalities, this luxurious luncheon features indulgent cuisine, elegant décor and some of the most precious and unique items presented in the Silent and Live auctions. FEATURING: A Loving Spoonful’s decadent Candy Bar with a festive theme, Winter Wonderland in Amethyst.


Science on Tap – CIHR Café Scientifique
Sponsoring Agency:
Positive Living BC
When: Dec. 4, 2013 @10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Chateau Granville, Burrard Room, 2nd Floor, 1100 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: “Employing HIV Peer Research Associates: Are We Providing Enough Support?”
Employing people living with HIV as peer research associates is gaining popularity today as Community Based Organizations and researchers attempt to integrate the greater involvement of people living with HIV more meaningfully into new research projects.
By openly discussing and including the input of peer workers to develop industry standards of support provision we hope to offer a valuable resource for researchers, community organizations, and others who seek to employ people living with HIV for research projects


World AIDS Day celebration event at the SFU
Sponsoring Agency: AIDS Awareness Network of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University
When: Nov. 27th @10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Simon Fraser University, Blusson Hall, Room 11300 – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C.
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: [email protected]
We hope to reach out to the SFU community through this interactive and informative event and to dispel myths and stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. We will be organizing a series of activities and discussions to help reach this goal as well as hosting several locally based organizations and clubs.


20th Annual World AIDS Day Event
Sponsoring Agency:
Carnegie Community Centre
When: Dec. 2nd, 2013
Where: 401 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: 12 hours of food & presentations


The Red Ribbon Reception
Sponsoring Agency:
AIDS Vancouver
When: Saturday, November 30th @6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $65
Event Details/Contact: Come join us for food and drink, a silent auction, the live music of Heidi Morgan and Able, and the annual Red Ribbon Awards, first introduced at AIDS Vancouver’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. The Red Ribbon Reception is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the community that we all serve, and the proceeds go to assisting people living with HIV/AIDS.


Voices of Hope
Sponsoring Agency: Dr. Peter Centre
When: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 7:00pm
Where: Christ Church Cathedral on the corner of West Georgia Street and Burrard Street (accessible ramp at southeast entrance).
Cost: By donation
Event Details/Contact: Voices of Hope/Voix D’Espoir began in Montréal in 2000 as a creative response in the international effort to recognize World AIDS Day and as a way to raise awareness and funds to help people living with HIV/AIDS. Voices of Hope/Voix D’Espoir is the only national World AIDS Day event in Canada. – See more at:—vancouver-concert#sthash.RVCP8pjt.dpuf


Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Event
Sponsoring Agency: Dr. Peter Centre and Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
When: Friday, Dec. 6th @10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: The Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies, Simon Fraser University, 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: Contact Trevor Stratton (416-999-3250)



Blood Blitz Testing Day Sponsoring
Agency: AIDS Vancouver Island – Campbell River
When:  Wednesday, November 27th (9:30am – 1:30pm)
Where: 1371 Unit C Cedar Street (Campbell River)
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: Call Leanne: 250 830 0787 – Featuring: Rapid HIV Testing, STI Tests, Flu Shots, Prizes, Giveaways: Food & Beverage)


World AIDS Day Community Open House
Sponsoring Agency:
AIDs Vancouver Island – Nanaimo
When: Thursday, Nov. 28th @11:00am – 2:00pm
Where: 201 – 55 Victoria Rd.
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: Call Anita: 250 753 2437


10th Anniversary of the AVI Health Centre
Sponsoring Agency:
AIDS Vancouver – Nanaimo
When: Thursday, Nov. 28th @6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: The Vault, 499 Wallace Street (Nanaimo)
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: Call Dana: 250 753 2437


Rock Your Awareness: Country Edition
Sponsoring Agency: AIDS Vancouver Island – Victoria
When: Saturday, Nov. 30th @8:00pm
Where: Logan’s Pub 1821 Cook St. (Victoria)
Cost: $10 in support of AIDS Vancouver Island
Event Details/Contact: Call Hermione 250 384 2366


Red Ribbon Candle Light Memorial Display
Sponsoring Agency: AIDS Vancouver Island
When: Sunday, Dec. 1st @5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: On the Steps of the BC Legislature (Victoria)
Cost: N/A
Event Details/Contact: Call Heidi 250 384 2366


We Are Here:  An Evening of Storytelling
Sponsoring Agency: AIDS Vancouver Island and Vancouver Island Persons with AIDS Society
When: Sunday, Dec. 1st, 2013 @5:00 – 7:00pm
Where:  The Belfry Theatre (1291 Gladstone) (Victoria)
Cost: Free
Event Details/Contact: Call Heidi 250 384 2366



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