2016 Summer Mingler - Event Information

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
XY - 1216 Bute Street
Complimentary wine from Le Vieux Pin and La Stella & vodka drinks courtesy of XY and 1181

Just in time to kick off the Canada Day long weekend, we hope you will join us for our 2016 Summer Mingler on the evening of Thursday, June 30. This will mark our thirty-fifth event since our inception in 2011, all in support of Out in Schools

The venue for this event will be XY, Vancouver's coolest gay nightclub and sister venue to our long time sponsor, 1181. Weather permitting, we will make use of the bar's stunning patio, otherwise, we will have a great time inside.

The event will be hosted by none other than our very own resident Friends & Company emcee, Vancouver's best-known drag queen, the world class Joan-E. The talent behind Joan-E is Robert Kaiser, a long time and highly respected fixture in Vancouver's LGBTQ corporate, philanthropic and entertainment communities. He is a two-time recipient of medals from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, having been awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his work in community service and again in 2012 when he received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal. Robert is also a proud team member of our Presenting Sponsor, TELUS, a role he officially carries out both as Robert and Joan-E. 


Your ticket includes complimentary wine from BC's leading boutique wineries, Le Vieux Pin and La Stella, and complimentary vodka drinks courtesy of XY and 1181. Enjoy delicious canapes, a chance to win the latest smartphone or tablet from our friends at TELUS, and a chance to participate in a silent auction benefitting Out in Schools, all while enjoying opportunities to connect with great people! The event and the open bar will end at 8:30, but you will be welcome to stay and enjoy the rest of your evening at XY.   

Tickets are a steal at $40 each (including all fees and taxes). And as always, event proceeds will benefit Out in Schools. 

Please take a moment to check out our generous sponsors, without whom our events would not be possible.

On behalf of Out in Schools, we would like to thank you for your support and we extend special thanks to everyone who attended any of our past events. Together, we raised tens of thousands of dollars for Out in Schools, money that directly enables Out in Schools facilitators to reach students all over BC. On top of this, our corporate sponsors and community partners have given many tens of thousands more to Out in Schools at Friends & Company events throughout the year. All of this is undeniable proof that together, we can make a difference for young LGBTQ people in our communities. Thank you.

On a serious note: Friends & Company, our host venue, and our sponsors remind you to please drink responsibly and plan a safe ride home. Please don't drink and drive. Attendees must be 19+.Thank you.