Sunday, September 17, 2017

AIDS Walk to THRIVE!

(L-R) Sister Petunia, Paladin 'lil Randy, Sister Fancy and Postulant Suspicious

This year's Positive Living BC's AIDS Walk to Thrive was an incredible success raising over $100,000 for their Community Health Fund.  This year follow's their new concept of combining a Walk with a Music and Wellness Festival and the Sisters were there to walk and dance!

The Walk was a loop that started and ended at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, making it's way around Lost Lagoon.  Walkers stopped along the route to dance and party with musical acts cheering them on.  The Festival was free for anyone to attend and created a community of support and positivity.  There was dancing and massaging and eating and drinking!

Positive Living BC's Community Health Fund helps their over 50,000 members with financial support to purchase "health products and services that help manage HIV symptoms, aid in forestalling HIV disease progression, and mitigate side effects related to HIV medications."

https://positivelivingbc.org/services/community-health-fund-chf/

Monday, August 21, 2017

Celebrating New West PRIDE!

The Vancouver SoPI enjoying our time with the attendees of New West PRIDE!
The purpose of the New West Pride Society is to empower, celebrate, and promote inclusivity, acceptance, and respect among persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities in New Westminster and surrounding communities. To further our purpose, we will organize and/or promote community-building events and raise funds for causes that ​benefit our communities.

If you didn't attend - where were you?
Here are just a few highlights of our day. 


(L to R) Paladin Lil Randy and Sr. Koo-Koo Kacho
Sr. Petunia Encarnata and Friend
(L to R) Sr. Koo-Koo Kacho - Friend - Festivus Illuminata
 Finding Friends .... (L to R) Jennifer / Sr. Festivus / Jocelyn

(L to R) Sr. Merry Q. Contrary / Imelda Mae Santos / Sr. Diversity Rains

Sr. Tora Wholes and Friend.





Friday, August 18, 2017

Wedding Of John Bishop and Barry Favero

It was my great great honour to be chosen by John and Barry to be Celebrant at their recent wedding on August 12, 2017 at the Stanley Park Teahouse. It was a wonderful time of celebration with family and friends, warm wishes and good food we gathered together to witness John and Barry solemnize their public commitment to each other. We all wish you the very best in all things and a long and happy continued life together as you continue the journey into a greater commitment to each other.
A few pictures below.





Monday, August 7, 2017

Vancouver Pride 2017

(Standing L-R) Friends of the Sisters, Sisters Sweet and Visa, SF Sister Gaia Love, Postulant K-9, Reverend Mother Diversity, Sister Petunia, Dallas Sister Rita Lipps, Postulant Kip, Sisters Merry, Koo-Koo and Fancy
(Kneeling L-R) Victoria Sister Coeur Flambé, Sister Festivus, Postulant Sunflower and Sister Tora

Banner Boys Paul, top, and Glenn, bottom (their position in this picture, not necessarily their "positions")  :)


Such a beautiful day for a Joyous Pride in Vancouver!  This year was a festive and fun celebration of the freedom we have in Vancouver to live how we want to live, love who we want to love and be who we want to be!

The Vancouver Sisters were triple-blessed to have 3 amazing out-of-town Sisters joining us in our celebrations!  Sister Gaia Love from San Francisco, CA, Sister Rita Lipps from Dallas, TX and Sister Coeur FlambĂ© from Victoria, BC.  They were engaging Vancouverites and spreading JOY to all Parade goers.  Their Sistering is proof that regardless of where you start your Sister journey, your community is not confined to that city.  You are a Sister where the need arises and these 3 lovely beings rose to the occasion in Vancouver!  Thank you for spreading your JOY and love!  And Thank You for ONLY spreading your JOY and love!  ;)

We also had wonderful Friends of the Sisters Paul and Glenn who helped carry our Banner leaving the Sisters free to flit and flirt about along the Parade route.  Thank you Boys!


Public manifestation at Jim Deva Plaza

The day started with a public manifestation where Sisters put on the sacred white face at the Jim Deva Plaza.  Talk about being in the community!

The Parade seemed extra fun and the cheers and celebrations seemed extra loud!  The beauty of Pride Parades is the loving interaction between spectator and marcher.  WOW!  The pace was not too fast yet somehow, Sisters ended up being spread over 4 floats because we were so focused on engaging the community!  Such JOY!


Sister Festivus performing a wedding ceremony on the main stage at the Pride Festival

After the Parade ended, Sister Festivus took to the main stage at the Pride Festival site to marry a trans couple.  It was a moving ceremony where the couple expressed their very-real journey as a trans couple in place of their vows.  Their story drew cheers and tears.  And after Sister Festivus finished the ceremony with her rendition of Father Figure by George Michael, the applause went crazy!

Congratulations to the Vancouver Pride Society for putting on a wonderful celebration of Freedom of Love, and to Vancouverites for embracing that Freedom to Love!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sisters on Outlook TV at Victoria Pride Parade

Reverend Mother Diversity Rains and Sister Fancy Pants

Thank you Outlook TV for including the Vancouver Sisters in yet another story.  Sisters literally ran into Angus and Mike during the Victoria Pride Parade and had a very quick and joyous conversation about the wonderful day!  Look for coverage on Outlook TV's Show 2 at the 22:20 mark.  Thank you Victoria Sisters and congratulations Victoria on a glorious Pride!

http://outlooktv.ca/