Please join us on Friday, May 24, 2013 for another fabulous luncheon at Gastown's sexy and stylish dining hotspot, Secret Location! As always, all of our events support the essential anti-bullying and teen suicide prevention work of Out in Schools.
Our special guest will be Seth Levy, Chair of the U.S.-based It Gets Better Project.
It Gets Better Project is an internationally known, hugely successful global initiative to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youth that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes to make it better for them. Through its "It Gets Better" video campaign, It Gets Better Project's reach grew exponentially following the recording of inspirational videos by people from all walk of life, from ordinary citizens to elected officials, including President Obama, who recorded an It Gets Better video from the White House. And we are proud to tell you that this Friends & Company luncheon will represent the first ever formal participation in an event in Canada by It Gets Better Project!
Your ticket includes a spectacular 3-course menu, specially selected and prepared for us by the Secret Location culinary team, lots of fabulous door prizes (including, as always, the latest smartphone from our friends at TELUS), a chance to participate in a 50/50 draw benefiting Out in Schools and, of course, a great chance to connect with old contacts and meet new ones!
Tickets are $40 each, plus tax and a small ticket processing fee that is charged by our ticket service provider. Registration starts at 12:30 and lunch starts at 1:00, sharp. The event wraps up around 3:00. We've received feedback from many of you asking that we provide more time for networking at our luncheons, so we have scheduled more time for just that! N.B. Media will be present at this event and by attending, you acknowledge that you could be filmed and the pictures could be published.
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.