AIDS Vancouver Staff, Volunteers and Supporters donned their feather boas and tiaras for Pride Parade 2011.
The AIDS Vancouver's Miss Red Ribbon Pageant 2011 float looked fantastic with volunteers and staff dressed up in "pageant style attire" to promote AIDS Vancouver's We Care Red Ribbon Campaign, from November 14- December 2nd, 2011.
May McQueen one of our longest serving volunteers, who has volunteered with AID'S Vancouver for over 20 years, was crowned Miss Red Ribbon 2011! She waved at on lookers from the back of the convertible with around 35 staff and volunteers dancing down the street behind her.
The AIDS Vancouver float was showered with large applause throughout the parade! This was a great response and really displayed to us how much the Vancouver community really appreciates all the hard work that AIDS Vancouver does.
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About AIDS Vancouver
The first AIDS service organization in Canada. AIDS Vancouver was founded in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada. The agency was
formed in response to an emerging disease that was starting to infect and affect local communities in Vancouver, specifically gay men. From our
beginning, AIDS Vancouver evolved with the progression of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This evolution has made our service delivery and program
development relevant and innovative today.
While setting standards for excellence in program and service delivery, we work with policy makers to address complex legal, ethical and socioeconomic
issues. The principles of Health Promotion, Harm Reduction, Community Based Research, Community Development and Volunteerism guide and direct us.
Mission and Mandate of AIDS Vancouver
For the past 25 years, AIDS Vancouver has been at the forefront of community response to the epidemic here in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Over 25 paid staff and 200 volunteers strive to provide a comprehensive and integrated range of health promotion, education, and support