14th Annual BOLDFest Conference & Gathering Aug 30-Sept 2 2018 Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 W. Hastings St, Vancouver BC                                                                                     

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Thursday August 3O

3:30 – 6:00 pm Registration begins. 3rd Floor Foyer

5:30 – 7:00 pm Solos Meet n’ Mingle: a hosted extra activity/extra cost event held in a designated hotel suite. (check with BOLD registration table). Limited to 20 women.

7:30 – 10:00 pm Welcoming Reception. Traditional 1st Nations Welcome with Bernie Williams.  This will be followed by Workshop Presenters Intros the   lighthearted moments looking back at BOLDFest with Stand-up Comic Claire Robson 

Friday August 31

9:45 – 11:45 am   

Morning Workshops, 4th Floor

noon - 1:30 pm Luncheon in Ballroom B + BOLD Woman of the Year Award presentation to Bernie Williams (Gul-Giit-Jaad, Golden Spruce Woman)

1:45 - 3:45 pm Afternoon Workshops, 4th Floor
4:00 - 5:00 pm Zumba Gold class with Denise Galey, 4
th Floor Foyer
Dinner on your own: Meet up with sister BOLDFestees!
7:30 pm - midnight - Silent Auction,  (Fabulous Prizes including Olivia Alaska cruise for 2, VIFF passes, etc), cash bar, Queer As Funk Dance Band, DJ Slade!

Saturday September 1

9:45 – 11:45 am 

Morning Workshops, 4th Floor

Afternoon:

 Intro to Dragon Boating or Historical Walking Tour (extra activity/extra cost)

 FREE TIME
Dinner in the ‘hood with your new BOLD friends!
6: 45 pm  Doors Open for Cash Bar, Get ready for tonight's Spectacular Performance

7:30 Pm - 8:20 pm  SAWAGI TAIKO, 11women/Taiko Drummers.  First all-women's Taiko Drummers in Canada!

8:30 - 10:30 pm  DANCING with DJ CRYSTAL!

Sunday September 2

10:00am–noon Workshop

Afternoon: Free Time to explore Coal Harbour
5:30 - 6: 15 pm Pre-dinner Social, cash bar
6:15 - 7:45 pm Buffet Dinner
8:00 - 9:00 pm LUCIE BLUE TREMBLAY in concert
9:00 - 10:00 pm CD sales, background music, socializing, good-by’s.

REGISTRATION FOR THE BOLDFEST WEEKEND OR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS ONLY WILL BE FOUND ON WEBSITE. WORKSHOP TIMES ARE SHOWN IN "WORKSHOP" PAGE. SHOW UP 15 MINUTES BEFORE WORKSHOP TO PAY AT REGISTRATION DESK. 

Bernie Williams , Haida artist master carver and DTES activist, opens BOLDFest 

BOLDFEST organizers Claire Robson and Pat Hogan are honoured to announce that the Conference will open on Thursday eve, August 30, in a traditional welcoming with Haida artist and master carver Bernie Williams (Gul-Giit-Jaad; Golden Spruce Woman), an enduring spirit whose life has fostered extraordinary strength and bravery. She is of St’langng Jaanas/Laanas clan in Haida Gwaii.  Bernie's niece, Audrey Siegl, will be accompanying Bernie.  

Bernie is also the recipient of this year's BOLD Woman of the Year Award, awarded to lesbians who have made a difference in the communities they serve.  To learn more about Bernie Williams background in art, activism and building community, click here.

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

 LUCIE BLUE TREMBLAY, Sunday Evening September 2

Click here to view our lineup of WORKSHOPS, Presenters, Filmmaker...

                   SAWAGI TAIKO, Canada's 1st all-female taiko drumming group                                                              Saturday Evening September 2  

7:30 - 8:20 pm                                                               

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm  DJ CRYSTAL!

Sawagi Taiko is  high energy, which you'll experience, after an astounding performance of 11 Taiko Drummers!'

  What better way to continue the evening than dancing!  Welcome to DJ Crystal, who has travelled around the world DJ'ing since 2001. Her career high light includes a 2 year residency in Maldives She plays all styles of music, her favourites being disco, funk, Latin Jazz. Nowadays she's enjoying time with her 9 month old daughter!

 

QUEER AS FUNK, Vancouver's 8-piece Dance Band!  + DJ SLADE!

Friday evening, August 31  8:30 pm - midnight     

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                                 Team BOLD says "See you late August"

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BOLD is a non-profit society registered in the Province of British Columbia Canada. Its  mission is to raise the visibility of older lesbians, and to provide a venue to meet lesbians and to share information and opportunities for learning, networking, and organizing. As importantly, BOLDFest creates a safe place for lesbians to  form life-long friendships, and relationships.  For the last twelve years, BOLDFest - the Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes Conference and Gathering -  has attracted lesbians aged 40  up to 90's -  and much younger women - from across Canada, the US and Australia!

We have been convening at the Coast Plaza Hotel for 13 years. In 2018 we move to a sister hotel in Vancouver  the luxurious Coast Coal Harbour Hotel!. This hotel  is a gay-friendly and dog-friendly hotel one block from Coal Harbour with views of water and mountains and 3 blocks from Canada Place. You'll love it! 
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