2013 Alt Pride

2013 Thrift Store Adventure

We will be meeting up in Centennial Square (skwc’əŋíl̴č) and going on a thrift store adventure in the late afternoon. Be ready to practice consensual complimenting.

Planning on coming late?
Text 250-507-7855 to get the current location or follow the rough schedule below to find out where the group will be.

Approximate Timeline: 
3:00pm – meet at Centennial Square (skwc’əŋíl̴č)
3:15pm – WIN – 785 Pandora Ave
4:15pm – Beacon Community Services Thrift Store
5:00pm – Vintage Funk Emporium
(with time to travel en masse between stores**)

**There will be one car (hatchback golf, seats 4) available at this event to transport, as needed, persons or purchases.

Bus tickets will be available before and during this event.
Please avoid scented body-care products before attending this event.

Contact info:
altpridefest@gmail.com
phone: 250-507-7855

2013 July 5th: Clothing Swap + Alterations Evening

Clothing Swap Info:
Bring clean clothes to swap and share. You don’t have to bring things to participate though.
Changing spaces will be set up if you’d like a little privacy.

Alterations Evening:
Fit, fix, and fancy-up your gear!
Come learn how to alter clothing or share your extreme skills with others.
Sewing supplies, sewing machines, and knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand.

General Info:
Tea, juice, and light snacks will be provided.
Bus tickets will be available before and during the event.
This venue is physically accessible and about one block away from the nearest bus route.
You are asked to avoid the use of scented products before this event.

Contact info:
altpridefest@gmail.com
phone: 250-507-7855

July 6th: Alt Pride Community Festival

Everyone is invited to enjoy the Alt Pride Community Festival, 1:30pm – 5:00pm in Central Park (2275 Quadra Ave.). This event follows the Two-Spirit, Trans*, and Genderqueer Solidarity March.

All of the Alt Pride Fest events aim to be accessible, celebratory, trans*-inclusive, free (or sliding scale from $0), and open to people of all ages.

  • check out the free workshops, discussions, and presentations
  • chat with community organizations
  • get face-painted and blow some bubbles
  • nom a free lunch
  • play games in the park and play on the jungle-gym

Ways to get to Central Park for the Community Festival:
Central Park (2275 Quadra Ave.) is located on the #6 BC Transit Route.
This bus route also meets up with a number of other routes:

  • at Hillside at Quadra: #4
  • Fort & Douglas: #3, 11, 14, 15x, 19, 22
  • Downtown on Douglas: #1, 2, 4, 7, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 70, and 75.

Bus tickets will be available both before and during all Alt Pride Fest events.

Contact information:
email:    altpridefest @ gmail.com
phone:  778-679-8158

July 6th: Two-Spirit, Trans*, and Genderqueer Solidarity March

March Timeline:

11:00am Sign-Making will start at the Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone Ave). This venue is physically accessible. Materials will be provided, but feel free to make signs beforehand.

12:30pm Meet up across the street from the Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone Avenue).

1:00pm March together and make some waves!
The march route is around 9.5 blocks and takes about 25 minutes if travelling at a slow speed. The route travels from Gladstone Ave. to Chambers St. to North Park St. to Cook St. to Pandora Ave. to Quadra St. and Central Park.
We will be using the sidewalks for this march. The route is quite level (no hills), has curb-cuts where necessary, and has no narrow areas.

The march will end at Central Park (2275 Quadra Ave.).
Everyone is invited to enjoy the Alt Pride Community Festival, 1:30pm – 5:00pm.
All of the Alt Pride Fest events aim to be accessible, celebratory, trans*-inclusive, free (or sliding scale from $0), and open to people of all ages.

Alternate ways to get from start to finish:
If you are travelling from the FCC and want a route with minimal walking or travelling, there are two bus options:

1) Take the southbound #22 from Fernwood Rd., get off on Yates at Quadra, then take the northbound #6 up Quadra to Central Park (@Crystal Pool/Recreation Centre).
2) Take the northbound #22 on Fernwood Rd., get off on Bay St. and take the westbound #10 to Bay and Quadra

Other ways to get to Central Park for the Community Festival:
Central Park (2275 Quadra Ave.) is located on the #6 BC Transit Route.
This bus route also meets up with a number of other routes:

  • at Hillside at Quadra: #4
  • Fort & Douglas: #3, 11, 14, 15x, 19, 22
  • Downtown on Douglas: #1, 2, 4, 7, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 70, and 75.

Bus tickets will be available both before and during all Alt Pride Fest events.

Contact information:
email:    altpridefest @ gmail.com
phone:  778-679-8158

Event Poster for Thrift Store Adventure, July 4th, and Clothing Swap and Alterations Evening, July 5th, 2013
Event Poster for Thrift Store Adventure, July 4th, and the Clothing Swap and Alterations Evening, July 5th, 2013. These events are part of Alt Pride Fest 2013.
Poster for the Two-Spirit, Trans*, and Genderqueer March and the Alt Pride Community Festival
Poster for the Two-Spirit, Trans*, and Genderqueer March and the Alt Pride Community Festival
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