December marked the two year anniversary of Friends & Company, which even we can hardly believe! Over the past two years, thanks to your support, we have held twenty consecutive sold out luncheons and evening events, resulting in thousands of dollars raised for Out in Schools.
Better late than never, but we thought we should mark the occasion with a little celebration so we hope you can join us on on the evening of Friday, March 21 for an exciting evening of great people, great food and drinks, and as always, a great cause!
The venue for this event will be the luxury and performance car showroom of our founding sponsor, Affinity Auto. Since our April 11 luncheon is now sold out, we are especially thrilled to release tickets to this party!
This 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 philanthropy 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.
Your ticket includes complimentary wine from BC's leading boutique wineries, Le Vieux Pin and La Stella, complimentary ABSOLUT vodka drinks from our generous sponsor, ABSOLUT, served to you in style by friendly bartenders from Vancouver's top boutique lounge, 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 surrounded by beautiful cars and set to music spun by our live DJ.
Tickets are just $35 each, (did we mention, open bar?) plus a small ticket processing fee that is charged by our ticket service provider with, as always, proceeds benefitting Out in Schools.
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!
On behalf of Out in Schools, we would like to thank you for your support. Thank you to everyone who attended any of fifteen sold out events to date! 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.