INTERNeX Canada: News/ Fun facts

Last weekend while we were enjoying in the Rockies, in Vancouver was going on a huge event too! Have you heard about the Vancouver Pride Parade?

It was celebrated in the bohemian West End and travelled along Robson Street to Denman Street.

The most of the gay community locals are in The West End area where there are a lot of shops, pubs or clubs are specially designed for them! For example: 1181 is the perfect pre-party for open mind people or Celebrities which is the largest gay and lesbian nightclub in Vancouver!

It is so cool to walk along Davie Street and find a lot of rainbow flags!

Do you know the meaning of the different colors of the flag? Red if or life, orange for healing, yellow for the sun, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit. Gilbert Baker designed it in 1918 this flag in San Francisco inspired in different sources like the hippies movement.

Nowadays the Pride Parade is celebrated all around the world and it´s usually a big event. It´s a celebration to remember The Stonewall riots, a series of demonstrations against the police that took place in New York in 1969 and that determine the beginning of the real gay rights!

I feel really proud of living here where the people can be themselves and everybody respects that! Tolerance and respect are one of the most important things for the progress and improvement!

Again, Vancouver rocks!

Happy Sunday!



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This week is Pride Week!

It is time for Vancouver’s Annual Pride Parade! Ever since Craig Rodwell proposed to hold a gay pride parade in New York on November 2, 1969 it has grown into a world wide event attracting thousands of people every year. Even though Toronto has emerged as a leader on progressive gay and lesbian policy in North America, Vancouver knows how to have a great Parade! Last year the Parade spanned out over 20 blocks and attracted an audience of over 600,000 people!

Each year, the Vancouver Pride Society selects a theme for the Vancouver Pride celebration. The theme selected for 2009, “Educate, Liberate, Celebrate,” so accurately gets to the heart of the Pride celebration’s purpose that it will carry through as the theme for 2010 and 2011, as well. Each year, one of the three elements will be highlighted. This year the focus is on Liberate and what it means to be free.

Leading up to the Pride parade on Sunday August 1 there are several Pre-Pride activities to do around town. Some of the pride activities are:

Thu July 29, 2010 Pride Movie NightVancity Theatre

Fri July 30, 2010 Pride Weekend Launch, J Lounge, 1216 Bute St.

Fri July 30, 2010 TELUS Davie Street Pride Party, Davie Street from Burrard to Jervis

Sat July 31, 2010 Terry Wallace Breakfast, Davie and Bute

Sun August 1, 2010 Pride Parade. Starting at 12 pm at Robson St, to Denman St, to Beach Ave.

For more information about the activities during the week, click here

Go out and enjoy one of the many activities being held during Pride Week! Looking for some people to go with? Leave a message on our Facebook site and meet up with other INTERNeX Candidates!

–          Manouk