Sunday, November 27, 2016

Vancouver Sisters Spread JOY in YYC!

Last night, several members of the Calgary LGBTQ2+ community came together for a great cause! Backlot played host to the 9th Annual World AIDS Day fundraiser - an event lovingly produced by Emperor 26, 29, and 39 of Calgary, Dion Boink Bishop-Towers Sanoir. This event raises money in support of HIV Community Link and its Positive Living Lunch Program. This program allows members of the community living with HIV/AIDS to come together every Friday and enjoy a healthy, nutritious meal as well as learn how to prepare their own healthy and delicious meals at home. Last night's fundraiser included a silent auction with close to 90 items, two 50/50 draws, a pop-it poker game, shooters for charity, a drag show, and more! Sister Visa DeKline was on hand with Paladin 'lil randy to sell shooters, and perform for the assembled crowd! The event was a great success, raising over $16,000 and the Sisters had one more surprise up their sleeves! Sr. Visa has been a part of the Calgary community since October 2015 - working remotely as a missionary sister of the Vancouver Abbey. Having had a chance to work closely with this amazing, tight-knit community - the Abbey wanted to send a little love to Calgary, and voted to direct a $750 grant to help support the work of HIV Community Link. Executive Director Leslie Hill was on hand to accept the grant, along with several members of HIV Community Link's staff. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will always be on hand to support the work of HIV Community Link and other organizations doing amazing charitable work - both in Vancouver, and here in Calgary with irreverent joy, volunteerism, blessings of glitter, and philanthropy.

Sr. Visa and Pal. 'lil randy have a 'lil something special to share!

Sr. Visa making the announcement with Pal. 'lil randy and HIV Community Link ED Leslie Hill

Hugs and smiles all around! We love you HIV Community Link!!!

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