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World AIDS Day 07 Events


November 29, 2007 - Vancouver, B.C. - Local performers, activists and AIDS service organizations have big plans for World AIDS Day 2007. Over 13 events across the city will attract thousands of people, raising funds for local and international AIDS related causes, creating awareness, and demonstrating solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Healthcare Choices for "hard to reach" Women

Time: 12-2pm

Location: Alibi Room, 157 Alexander St

Description: Positive Women's Network and YouthCO are pleased to welcome Dr. Gina Ogilvie as she speaks out about 'hard to reach' women and innovative HPV care. Join us for this pre World AIDS Day lunch and forum. Positive women and community members welcome.

Friday, November 30th, 2007

World AIDS Day Display and Bake Sale

Location: Richmond Hospital Lobby

Time: 8am on

Description: prizes, free draws, literature and materials, representatives from Gilwest Clinic, Heart of Richmond AIDS Society, South Fraser GoGo's.

Oratorio for AIDS

Location: St. James Anglican Church, 303 East Cordova, Vancouver

Time: 7:30pm

Description: Opera Appassionata is pleased to offer this fundraising concert to benefit AIDS Vancouver and the Dr. Peter Centre. A great variety of music from many oratorios accompanied in turn by piano and organ will be sung by some of the finest soloists in Vancouver.

Project Stitch Virtual AIDS Quilt

Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street

Time: official opening 3pm, reception to follow

Description: Project Stitch launches the display of its collaborative community art project- a digital AIDS quilt created by youths. Runs to Dec. 9th.

Zero Patience

Location: VanCity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street

Time: doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, reception to follow.

Description: The Centre, Cineworks, Out on Screen and Vancouver New Music are pleased to present a screening of John Greyson's film Zero Patience. John Greyson will be present for a Q&A following the film.
Cost: tickets $10/$7 students/seniors available at the door.

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

World AIDS Day

Time: 9 am to 9 pm

Location: Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main Street

Description: over 40 information booths, video presentations and discussions, political speakers, draws and prizes throughout the day, free lunch, dinner and refreshments, movie presentations.

AIDS Benedict

Time: Brunch time

Location: Zin Restaurant & Lounge, Seb's Market Café, the Fountainhead Pub, Elixir, Restaurant and Lounge at Opus Hotel, The Alibi Room, The Tomahawk, and Davie Village Café & Bar.

Description: go to for more info. Runs to Dec. 2nd.

Celebrities Night Club

Time: night time

Location: 1022 Davie Street

Description: Celebrities will be donating $1 of cover price at the door Saturday night! Dance till you drop, all to benefit YouthCO AIDS Society!

One Day for AIDS: My Brother .Nikhil

Time: 2pm

Location: Pacific Cinémathèque 1131 Howe St.

Description: Film screening of "My brother.Nikhil" with the proceeds going to the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

Cost: $10

John Greyson and David Wall - Fig Trees

Time: opening reception and performance 3pm

Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street

Description: Fig Trees is a multimedia opera that considers treatment and political issues in the story of Zackie Achmat, a South African man living with AIDS. Achmat's decision to refuse treatment until medication was available to all who needed it made international headlines. Runs to Dec. 9th.

Cost: suggested donation $5 - $20

Art & Activism

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street

Description: Sadira Rodrigues moderates a panel discussion with sound, media and visual artists about art and political activism. Panelists include John Greyson, Tiko Kerr, David Wall and others.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

The Queen's Sore Throat

Time: 2pm, reception to follow

Location: Pacific Cinématheque, 1131 Howe St.

Description: Spinning off the work of Wayne Koestenbaum, Douglas Crimp, Linda Hutcheon and others concerning notions of activism, the queer martyr, the operatic spectacle, and the rendering of the American and African AIDS pandemics in song, this lecture explores the use of voice, song and opera in John Greyson's work addressing AIDS.



Julia Smith
Director of Communications
BC Persons With AIDS Society
Phone: 604.893.2209
Cell: 604.612.0222

AIDS Vancouver
1107 Seymour St Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5S8 Phone: 604.893.2211 Email:

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