DRAGS AND BAGS
HIV North is excited to welcome you to our 3rd annual Drags and Bags event! Come and enjoy a dynamic and entertaining evening with MAN UP! Dressed in high heels, MAN UP! is an all-male revue that delivers a message of self-love, finding confidence in one’s vulnerability, and security in one’s sexuality. Enjoy a bountiful catered charcuterie with wine, beer, and spirits available for purchase. We are excited to bring back the ever-popular handbag lottery that will surely surprise and delight guests. A founding member of HIV North Society, Gordon Pellerin alongside Assistant Executive Director, Johnathon Fortune will be speaking on HIV North Society’s history, current work and exciting news for the future.
Sponsorship packages are also available in 5 dynamic levels, which include a variety of promotion, event tickets, reserved table, wine and drink tickets. We are still looking for an Event Sponsor which comes with our highest level of added benefits. Contact Tina Nelson for more details. 780-814-3559. Click here to download 2019 sponsorship package.
Look on our Facebook page for ticket info in Spring 2019!
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is a day dedicated to commemorate those who have passed on and to raise awareness about AIDS and the global spread of the HIV virus.
World AIDS Day is on December 1st of each year, and HIV North will mark this date with an event in each of our three communities.
Last year we presented Rocky Horror Picture Show in recognition of World AIDS Day!
Scotiabank AIDS Walk
This is one our major fundraisers for the year.
The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life was held on September 13, 2015 in Peace River & Fort McMurray and on September 21, 2015 in Grande Prairie. The walk was a big success and was very well attended, despite the rain in Peace River.
These were wonderful family events featuring soccer games, bouncy castles, delicious food, and there was even an appearance by a pony in Grande Prairie. Peace River hosted a series of events over the weekend of September 21 & 13 including an open mic night, silent auction, and a movie, as well as the walk itself.
We are very excited to report that HIV North Society raised a total of $17210.99. Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, and Peace River raised $8339.70, $2332.17, and $6539.12 respectively, all of which will stay in the community in which it was raised.
Thank you to all who attended and to all of our amazing volunteers who helped make this even such a success. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!