The Vancouver Dyke March Festival Society (VDMFS) in collaboration with GayWhistler co-produce the 2013 Lesbian Ski Week during WinterPRIDE
Vancouver, BC – December 10, 2012 – GayWhistler and the Vancouver Dyke March Board of Directors are proud to announce a co-producers’ role at this season’s Lesbian Ski/Snowboard Week at GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE February 3-10, 2013 at the resort of Whistler, British Columbia.
“The festival continues to evolve year over year and we see a greater importance in integrating key community groups into the fabric of WinterPRIDE and giving those groups an opportunity to raise much needed funds and awareness of their organizations.? It was very natural for the festival to work with a women’s community group, such as the Vancouver Dyke March Festival Society, and to continue to build on the success we have had with the women’s programming.? This year we are excited to enhance women’s programming with the Lesbian Ski/Snowboard Week at WinterPRIDE,” explains Dean Nelson, CEO & Executive Producer of GayWhistler.? “We are thrilled with the value, passion, and the excitement the Vancouver Dyke March will bring this coming season.”
Dyke March President Theresa Wilson echoes Nelson’s remarks saying, “2013 marks 10 years of community, activism, and good times with The Vancouver Dyke March Festival Society.? To acknowledge this milestone the Society is celebrating with the “Dyke Decade” with a special kick off to the Society’s monthly celebration events with GayWhistler’s Lesbian Ski/Snowboard Week – WinterPRIDE.? We encourage all women from Vancouver and from the shores far away to celebrate with us in Whistler as our first major debut of the New Year.”
Women guiding women with the WinterPRIDE ski program, daily apr?s ski parties and as the weekend approaches and as the weekend warriors come up to the mountains it is time to adjust to the altitude Friday night with a round of lesbian speed dating at the AVAA Whistler hotel. Then bring your new friend(s) to Black’s Pub for Purrlesque, a night of erotic dance at the foot of Whistler Mountain with special guests Lola Frost & April O’Peel.
After shredding the hill over on Saturday, kick off those ski boots and get cozy at the final lesbian apr?s ski of the week.? Later that night DJ Kasey Riot heats up the dance floor at WOW – the Women of WinterPRIDE at the Garibaldi Lift Co. farewell party.
WinterPRIDE Stay & Ski packages start at just $114*/person/night for a five night, four day ski pass.? A women’s full week festival pass is only $169**/person. Snow Bunnies, snow butches: sharpen, wax and book your tickets at www.gaywhistler.com
*based on double occupancy in a deluxe hotel room at the Aava Whistler hotel, taxes are additional, subject to availability, some restrictions may apply, book before January 30th, 2013.? Other packages available call 1.866.787.1966 or view online at gaywhistler.com
**taxes and fees are additional, subject to availability, valid until Dec. 31st, 2012
Whistler’s WinterPRIDE celebrates 21st Annual Festival
WinterPRIDE 2013 runs from February 3-10, 2013, and continues to revolutionize the traditional gay lesbian ski week format with its unique blend of four winter festival elements: Sports, Culinary, Health and Wellness, and Entertainment.
In addition to the world-class skiing and snowboarding?being offered in Whistler, many of WinterPRIDE’s regular highlights will return for 2013, such as an array of dance parties, culinary events, zip trekking and dog sledding. WinterPRIDE 2013 also offers an expanded program of on-and-off mountain events, including special?events for lesbians and bears as well as the annual Mr. Gay Canada competition.
About Alpenglow Productions/GayWhistler
GayWhistler (www.gaywhistler.com) is a year-round promoter of Whistler to the gay and lesbian community, and promotes and produces the annual Gay Ski Week. 5 Night Lodging and 4 Day Ski Packages start at just $114/person/night.? Available until January 30th, 2013 for stays from February 3-10, 2013.? For Reservations call 1.866.787.1966 or visit online at gayWhistler.com
About Vancouver Dyke March Festival Society?
The vision for the Vancouver Dyke March is to bring an all-inclusive, female / family, dog-friendly march and festival into the East side (Commercial Drive area). We hope people of all ages will enjoy an afternoon of visibility, pride, music, community art and merry-making the day before the annual Vancouver Pride Parade.? To mark it’s 10-year anniversary, the Dyke March Festival Society will be hosting an event on the 10th of every month, starting with an AGM in January.