August 2014 Pride Parade - Event Information

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
West End

In special partnership with our Presenting Sponsor, TELUSour Founding Sponsor, Affinity Autoand our beneficiary, Out in Schools, we are pleased to offer you a rare opportunity to join with us in marching in the 2014 Vancouver Pride Parade. This limited opportunity is being offered at no charge to thank you for your past support!



Like last year, the star of Affinity Auto's parade entry will be legendary female illusionist, Larry Edwards (aka Hot Chocolate)Larry has been featured on such shows as Oprah, Entertainment Tonight, Donahue, and The Tonight Show, and he made a stunning cameo appearance in the Academy Award nominated motion picture, Miss Congeniality 2, starring Sandra Bullock. Larry stars nightly as the illusion of Tina Turner and Beyonce in Frank Marino's DIVAS Las Vegas, the longest continuously running show in Las Vegas! 



We hope you will join us and Larry, together with our other friends and volunteers, in showing Vancouver what Friends & Company Pride is made of!


Your ticket* will include (at no cost):

  • Guaranteed placement in our preferred parade entry with legendary Las Vegas performer, Larry Edwards
  • A complimentary commemorative Out in Schools / Friends & Company 2014 Vancouver Pride t-shirt (yours to keep) in the size of your choice, courtesy of our friends at TELUS (please select your size when you order your ticket)
  • A complimentary Pride swag bag containing lots of goodies and Pride essentials

* Friendly note: Although your ticket is complimentary, your participation involves real costs to us and our sponsors. Our only request is that you only book one if you are serious about participating and that you please let us know within 48 hours of the parade if you are unable to attend for any reason. Thank you. 



Donations to Out in Schools are gratefully accepted even though participation in this event is free! There will be an opportunity to donate on the ticket order page.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, without whom our events would not be possible. Please take a moment to check them out! And please be sure to stay tuned for more upcoming events!

/outinschools.jpgOn behalf of Out in Schoolswe would like to thank you for your support. Thank you to everyone who attended any of our sold out events in the past! 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 and our sponsors remind you to please drink responsibly and plan a safe ride home. Please don't drink and drive. Thank you.