Welcome to BOLDFest 2016, where bold, old(er) lesbians & dykes and younger lovers, partners & friends meet up!


Can't make the Whole Event?   Click HERE to register for Individual Events. 

SPECIAL OFFER while it lasts!

Purchase a Boat Cruise (Aug 31 eve, $55) + Queer As Funk Dance Tix (Sept 2, $25-$35) for $65!  A $20+ savings! Buy for yourself or gift a friend.   Note: If you're already registered for the BOLDFest weekend, the QAF dance is included in your registration fee. Dance tix can be donated to BOLDFest. Email info@boldfest.com for payment info.

12th Annual BOLDFest
September 1 through 4, 2016
(Labour Day Weekend)
Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver BC Canada

Celebrating our Long-Lived Lesbian Lives!!

Scroll to bottom for Registration Information
Check out all the pages on this site to learn about this amazing weekend!

Count the minutes until the 12th Annual BOLDFEST!!  Expect an amazing, memorable and even life-changing weekend celebrating our lesbian communities -- our culture, her/history, performers, ideas, challenges, new/old friends meet-ups  -- maybe a new relationships?? It's happening, soon, at our special venue, the gay/dog-friendly Coast Plaza Hotel, in Vancouver's gay-est/queerest of neighbourhoods and bonus! -- it's a short 4 blocks to the beach!  Top off your summer with  an event that will stay with you forever!

BOLDFest was created to celebrate, honour, accept and learn more about ourselves as lesbians! We laugh, cry, dance, face our fears, revel in a community of women for one glorious weekend... together! Lesbians of all ages welcomed. Come to our Intergenerational Workshops (see workshop page) for lively and informative discussions from different perspectives.  Women will be arriving from across the US, Canada and a couple of European countries. Join us Now!  Explore this website to get the program schedule and times.

Yes! It's tonight!! (Saturday). Come on down for our Silent Auction, Queer as Funk, and DJ Slade!

Silent Auction begins at 7.30 - cash bar is open. Queer as Funk will take the stage at 8.30 and play two sets. Plus tunes to dance to from DJ Slade.  

Tickets still available at the door. Call your friends and come on down...

SHANNON INGERSOLL Thursday evening Sept 1                                                  Vancouver Singer-Songwriter                                               www.heartsongmusicservices.ca 

WHAT IT IS - A Cappella Soul Quartet Friday evening Sept 2                           Mimi Beyene, Cass King, Patti Powell, and Carol Wiedemann                        Whatitissoul.com

 QUEER AS FUNK Dance Party!  Saturday evening Sept 3
Vancouver's own 10-piece  Soul/MoTown/Funk Dance Music 

LUCIE BLUE TREMBLAY  Sunday evening Sept 4 https://www.facebook.com/LucieBlueTremblay

REGISTRATION and other Information

To register for BOLDFest, SCROLL DOWN.  Payment can be made online, by cheque/check, or paid in instalments (instalment payments by cheque/check; last date is August 15). 
US Women: Book now while the US dollar is still about 30% stronger than our Canadian Loonie. Save on Conference and hotel fees!

 August 31st Evening Harbour Boat Cruise, 7 - 10 pm. Stunning scenery,  light food fare, cash bar, music/dancing...wimmin, wimmin, wimmin!  
Open to BOLDFest Registrants and non-registrants! Register now! LIMITED #'.  We're almost there!! Scroll down.
HOTEL INFORMATION info is on the "Coast Plaza Hotel" page. 

Do you need FINANCIAL HELP to attend BOLDFest? PLEASE ASK!  We want to help you attend this once-a-year Lesbian Adventure!! We can help with financial assistance (see bottom line on Registration form, Page 2)
  • CURIOUS about what BOLDFest is all about? Go to the Media Page and read interviews conducted by CURVES columnist Gillian Kendall as well as other interviews and a video, all of which offer a broad view of BOLDFest and how it has impacted women's lives. We hope something you see will resonate with you.

Adios for now.  

"See you in September"

Two ways to register/pay for BOLDfest 2016:

1-Pay via PayPal then scan or copy your registration form and email to info@boldfest.com. Note: PayPal prices include service fees which are based on the country you make your payment from: Canada. USA. International. Please use the correct origin.

2-Pay by cheque/check made out to BOLD and mail in with your registration form to POB 21510, 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC V5L 5G2 Canada

Our Conference fees are on a sliding scale to make this event as accessible to as many women as possible and to recognize the differences in our incomes, a sound feminist principle. Please pay what you can afford on the sliding scale. The bottom end of the scale does not cover the actual costs per person but with the help of those who can pay mid to high end, plus whatever fundraising we do, BOLDFest will always be open to women of various means, including those who ask for, and receive, subsidies and full scholarships.

Please note that on the bottom of the registration form is a line to request a subsidy. Please let us know what you can pay toward the $200 bottom end of the sliding scale. We will do what we can to cover the rest of your costs.

Click and print out the BOLDfest registration form below:

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BOLDfest 2016 Canadian Registration
for payments made in Canada

BOLDfest 2016 USA Registration
for payments made from the USA

BOLDfest 2016 International Registration
for payments made outside CA/USA


Harbour Boat Cruise-CA Purchase
for payments made in Canada

Harbour Boat Cruise-US Purchase
for payments made in the USA

Harbour Boat Cruise Int'l
for payments outside Canada/USA

SINGLES Meet 'n Mingle 2016

SINGLES Meet n' Mingle Canada Purchase
for payments made in Canada

SINGLES Meet n' Mingle USA Purchase
for payments made from the USA

SINGLES Meet n' Mingle International Purchase
for payments made outside CA/USA


Dragonboating Canada Purchase
for payments made in Canada

Dragonboating USA Purchase
for payments made in the USA

Dragonboating International Purchase
for payments made outside CA/USA


Historical Walking Tour Canada Purchase
for payments made in Canada

Historical Walking Tour USA Purchase
for payments made in USA

Historical Walking Tour International Purchase
for payments made outside CA/USA

Get your BOLDFest T!! Be the 1st on the block!

Click here to see all our BOLDFest merchandise...

 Support BOLDFest!  
Check out BOLDFest Logo-wear t-shirt designs
at the Redbubble fundraising page! Click here to shop >>

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 eleven 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 convene at the Coast Plaza Hotel each year and, in 2016, for the first time, we meet on the Labour Day weekend, rather than the following weekend. The Coast Plaza is a friendly, gay-friendly and dog-friendly hotel in the heart of Vancouver's WestEnd Gaybourhood, with stunning views of mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

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Vancouver BC Lesbian & Dyke Conference
BOLDFest Bold, Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes
PO Box 21510, 1424 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 5G2 Canada
Tel: 604-253-7189 - Email 

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