The 2013 Red Ribbon Campaign
The Red Ribbon Campaign officially launched on November 1st, 2013!
With the theme of "Creating Community", this year's Red Ribbon Campaign seeks to overcome stigma by forging connections with other communities as well as strengthening existing bonds.
The 2013 Red Ribbon Campaign events include:
November 1st, 2013: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
In honour of those who have been lost to the AIDS epidemic, AIDS Vancouver will host a small Day of the Dead shrine in the AIDS Vancouver Resource Centre on Friday, November 1st, as well as having designated space on the community altar at The Roundhouse Community Centre's Day of the Dead celebration (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, at Davie & Pacific). The Day of the Dead is practiced in Mexico and throughout Central America, and is a day for celebrating the lives of loved ones who have passed on.
November 5th, 2013: Red Ribbon Month Proclamation
At Vancouver City Hall, Mayor Gregor Robertson will officially proclaim November as Red Ribbon Month, awarding AIDS Vancouver with a certificate of proclamation. The Vancouver City Council meeting begins at 9:30 am.
November 30th, 2013: The Red Ribbon Reception
AIDS Vancouver's flagship event, The Red Ribbon Reception, is on Saturday, November 30th, at the Museum of Vancouver. Come join us for food and drink, the live music of Heidi Morgan and Able, a silent auction, and the annual Red Ribbon Awards, first introduced at AIDS Vancouver's 30th Anniversary Celebration! Click the button below to purchase your ticket!
December 1st, 2013 (World AIDS Day): Free Hugs Day
A favourite event amongst AIDS Vancouver's volunteers, Free Hugs Day will take place at Granville Street Skytrain Station from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come by, say hi, and help us spread the message- you can't get HIV/AIDS from a hug.
December 2nd, 2013: World AIDS Day at Carnegie Centre
A mainstay of The Red Ribbon Campaign, World AIDS Day at Carnegie Centre is an opportunity for AIDS Vancouver to reach into the heart of the Downtown Eastside Community and connect with clients, both current and potential. In addition to contributing speakers to lead discussions on HIV related issues, it is an opportunity to provide outreach and information to one of Canada's most vulnerable populations.
For more information go to: www.aidsvancouver.org
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