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Media Advisory

November 25, 2011

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence sing Safer Sex Carols for
AIDS Vancouver's Positive Change Celebration on Davie St.

Vancouver, BC: November 26, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be singing safer sex themed Christmas Carols along Davie St as part of AIDS Vancouver's month long public education and awareness campaign, Positive Change Red Ribbon Campaign.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a non profit public education and outreach group that use street performance, drag and catholic imagery to call attention to sexual intolerance. The mission of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is to promulgate universal joy, expiate stigmatic guilt and serve the community.

Dressed in red ribbon themed habits The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will serenade Davie St. onlookers and patrons in Davie St bars and coffee shops promoting safer sex practices before heading to Celebrities night club for a Red Ribbon Night in support of AIDS Vancouver's month long campaign.

The Positive Change Red Ribbon Campaign is a multi faceted public awareness and education campaign with cultural, educational and fitness orientated events throughout November 2011 aimed to galvanize the Vancouver Community around the red ribbon in support of those who are living with HIV.

November 2011 has been officially proclaimed Red Ribbon Month throughout the City of Vancouver by Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Council in support of AIDS Vancouver's campaign. The Positive Change Red RibbonCampaign encourages the Vancouver Community to be involved in opportunities to Prevent | Act | Support during the month long campaign, wrapping up on Dec 1 2011, World AIDS Day

What:              The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be singing safe sex themed Christmas Carols along Davie St. This is an excellent media photo opportunity.

Who:                Interviews are available with:

                        The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

                        Brian Chittock, Executive Director, AIDS Vancouver

Where:           Along Davie St stopping at these locations (in order)

                        Little Sisters      1238 Davie St

                        Melriches          1244 Davie St

                        Junction            1138 Davie St

                        Numbers           1042 Davie St

                        Fountainhead    1025 Davie St

                        Celebrities         1022 Davie St

When:             9pm - 10:30pm. Saturday, November 26, 2011

All media are invited to cover this meaningful event.

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Visit: Positive Change Red Ribbon Campaign Events Calendar

Visit: Vancouver proclaims Red Ribbon Month in support of AIDS Vancouver's Positive Change Red Ribbon Campaign


For Media Enquiries:

Jessica Wood
Director of Development and Public Relations
AIDS Vancouver
(604) 696-4659
jessicaw@aidsvancouver.org

Fleur Cooper
Development and Communications Manager
AIDS Vancouver
1107 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5S8
fleurc@aidsvancouver.org
604 696 4657


About AIDS Vancouver

Well run and well managed, AIDS Vancouver opened its doors in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada and in response to the growing need for community health organizations to support individuals vulnerable to the epidemic.

Today, over 7,000 people from all over the world are annually accessing some form of service provided by AIDS Vancouver. AIDS Vancouver continues to respond to the ongoing changing and challenging health care environment of HIV/AIDS and is fully dedicated to grow and respond to meet the needs of the community we serve. AIDS Vancouver strives to keep our programming innovative and relevant.

Mission and Mandate of AIDS Vancouver

AIDS Vancouver exists to alleviate individual and collective vulnerability to HIV and AIDS through support, public education and community based research. www.aidsvancouver.org

http://www.facebook.com/aidsvancouver


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