Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy Joyous Holidays!


As the Winter Solstice pervades the land, may fairies join in chorus with the Angels, Saints, and Nuns of the Above rippling LOVE and JOY to all.

May this season emit the promulgation of Universal JOY, the expiation of stigmatic guilt and the service to one another and all members of our communities, embellished through heart-felt giving and activism, making a difference.

Be safe, be friendly, be joyful!  Blessings abound for you, yours and all of of us!

-Reverend Mother Diversity Rains

Monday, December 18, 2017

AIDS Vancouver plays a special role in providing quality health care to people affected by HIV/AIDS living in the Lower Mainland. It is clearly more than just a community health care organization. It is an organization whose presence and continued strength is essential to the quality for life of this community and of each individual and family who draws on its services.

It was a great JOY for Sister Festivus Illuminata to bring the SPIRIT of the SEASON through music to those who attended this years Annual Holiday Grocery. "It was so much fun to work with these amazing volunteers as they spread JOY with their happy smiling faces as so many folks came through the doors to pick up a hamper to make their season bright!! ~ Sr. Festivus.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

WagonBurner's 2-Spirit Convention

Reverend Mother Diversity Rains, Desree Knight, Shelley Volante, Sister Koo-Koo and Novice Sister Kay Nine

The Sisters attended the GVNCS' annual WagonBurner's 2-Spirit Convention 2017 "Winter Masquerade".  This annual event brings together members of the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society and their friends as a fundraiser for their Elder's Fund.  This event provides their community members who do not have anywhere to go, a place to call home and a place to celebrate the holidays with friends.  

Entertainment was provided by local royalty drag artists as well as Juno Award winner Murray Porter.  Legacy Princess 40, Desree Knight provided catering and fed everyone a delicious meal and also took the stage!

Tonight was also Novice Sister Kay Nine's debut.  Already a community member and avid supporter of the GVNCS, Novice Sister Kay Nine now brings another level of support to this amazing organization!

To find out more about the GVNCS, check out their Facebook Page at:

https://www.facebook.com/gvncs78/

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Red Ribbons 4 Life

(L-R) Sister Fancy Pants, Reverend Mother Diversity Rains, Paladin 'lil Randy

$1000 raised in 30 minutes.  That's how amazing tonight was at the 10th Annual Red Ribbons 4 Life Event.  The Sisters help sell $10 "squares" from which 10 prizes were drawn.  With only a maximum of 100 squares, they were on high demand and they sold out in record time.  As much as the Sisters were there to fundraise, much of the success was due to the generosity of the community that came together.

The Red Ribbons 4 Life Event " was founded in 2008 by Martin Rooney as a part of the campaign to remove the US HIV Travel Ban.  Proceeds benefit two worthy organizations - Surrey HIV/ADIS Food Bank, operated by Lookout Emergency AID Societ and AIDS Tijuana (Truax House), a clinic in Tijuana, Mexico operated through funds raised through the International Court System and the Immperial Court de San Diego, California".  

http://www.redribbons4life.com/

http://www.lookoutsociety.ca/

http://www.redribbons4life.com/aidstj.html

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Diorama Party

Community Leader Davey Dave, Sister Fancy Pants, Reverend Mother Diversity Rains, Sister Festivus Illuminata

The Sisters attended the Diorama Party at the Junction to help raise funds for Rainbow Refugee.  Tonight showcased the artistic talents of some of our community members.  Each diorama box spoke to the different unique facets that make up our community profile.  The  night was filled with amazing performances both live and lipsynced.  And Sister Festivus started the night off with a live performance that set the tone for the amazing talents that were to follow.  Drag kings and queens all united tonight to raise over $1200 to help our international community escape persecution.

"Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status."

https://www.rainbowrefugee.com/