LISA KOCH wrapped up the last evening of BOLDFest with her unique style of off-beat, totally absurd lesbian humour to standing ovations. She's funny, talented and an exceptionally good singer-songwriter. Her songs covered the gamut -- political, lesbianism, community, unity ..... and humour! Thank you, Lisa, for being with us. Hope to see you back in Vancouver.
"TRU LOVE", the multi-award winning lesbian film, received many cheers and applause. An engaged Q & A followed the screening, with Co-director KATE JOHNSTON telling the story behind the film as well as some of her new projects.
Sheila Norgate's newest theatre performance touched the hearts and lives of the packed house. There was some expected humour, while her story reflects the not-funny aspects of her growing up, dealing with root/family issues, sexism, women's rights (or lack thereof) and lesbophobia -- many aspects which women in the audience could relate to. Brava to Sheila for her transparency, courage and artistry.
SANDY SCOFIELD, a talented, multi-award winning Metis Singer/Songwriter, a Vancouverite, brought us songs and stories from her 1st Nations heritage, as well as songs of love and life in general. She's a story-teller, a powerful, powerful singer, a down-to-earth woman with wit and a sense of humour that impacted her audience. Thank you Sandy for being you!
BOLD WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD was presented to Libby Davies by Mable Elmore, MLA for Vancouver/Kensington riding. Mable is the 1st woman of colour and the 1st Philippine-born woman in BC's Legislature.Libby Davies, retiring from Federal Canadian politics after a long career (18 years) working for the marginalized people in our city (she served 11 years on Vancouver's City Council) and throughout Canada.
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Thanks to Gillian Kendall, travel writer and "Long-Lived Lesbians" columnist for CURVE magazine for being at BOLDFest this year. We look forward to reading what you have to say about BOLDFEst 2015! Thank you also to Tourism Vancouver or making Gillian's trip possible!
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BOLD is 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 and share information and opportunities for learning, networking, and organizing. For the last eleven years, BOLDFest - the Bold Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes Conference - has attracted lesbians aged 45+ - as well as younger women - from across Canada, the US and Australia!We convene at the Coast Plaza Hotel each year, on the weekend after Labour Day weekend. The Coast Plaza is a friendly, gay-friendly and dog-friendly hotel in the heart of Vancouver's West End Gaybourhood, with stunning views of mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
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