It's the 11th Annual

BOLDFest 2015!!!

A North American Lesbian
Weekend Gala!

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

September 10-13, 2015

1763 Comox Street @ Denman Streets, Vancouver
Theme: "She Who Laughs, Lasts"

Coming to BOLDFest this year...

The irreverent, hilarious, multi-talented

LISA KOCH!!!

Comedian, Actor, Singer/songwriter. 1/2 -of the  hilarious sketch-comedy duo, Dos Fallopia ("My Breasts Are Out of Control"),  alumnus of cult quartet Venus Envy ("I'll Be A Homo for Xmas").     www.heylisa.com

JUST ANNOUNCED!!

"TRU LOVE", multi-award winning film, to be screened on Sunday afternoon September 13!

with Co-director KATE JOHNSTON 

 Register online now or by mail. 

 See Extra Activities page for more choices of bold adventures!

If you live in the US, now's the time to come to BOLDFest, when the Canadian dollar is at an all-time low.  Not good for Canadians, but hey, take advantage of it while you can!

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Overview of BOLDFest 2015 Weekend

 WEDNESDAY EVE, SEPT 9: 7-10 pm. Pre-BOLDFest Harbour Boat Cruise.  Food, music, dancing, spectacular scenery women! (Extra activity/extra cost. See registration form.)

 THURSDAY SEPT 10: 3:30 - 6:00 pm  Registration begins at Coast Plaza Hotel, 2nd floor foyer. Pick up name badges, program

5:30 – 7:00 pm  SINGLES Meet & Mingle (extra activity/extra cost. See reg. form)

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  WELCOMING RECEPTION  2nd Floor Foyer. Cash Bar, appetizers, Intros to presenters and performers, Mixers, music by Clara Shandler, The Sidewalk Cellist!

Workshops will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings 9:45 - 11:45 am and Friday afternoon from 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm.
 Check Workshop page occasionally for information.


FRIDAY LUNCH SEPT 11  Lunch on the patio, 
4:30 - 5:30 pm  Golden Zumba Class! for Active Older Women!    

 FRIDAY Evening on the 35th Floor 8 pm                                     Theatre, dancing. Cash bar.

"SERIOUSLY FUNNY GIRL" with SHEILA NORGATE

In the 1950s when most Canadians were basking in post-war euphoria, Sheila Norgate’s east-end Toronto family was headed up by two shell-shocked veterans trying to eke out a semblance of normalcy on the dark side of the moon. Somewhere in there Norgate heard the expression “All the world loves a clown”; a turn of phrase that would set the course of her life. Seriously Funny Girl traces Norgate’s flight path from class clown to banker, from painter to performer, through depression and out the other side, proving to all concerned and especially to herself, that she who laughs lasts.

Sheila is a BOLDFest favorite and we look forward to her newest theatre piece which is compelling, poignant and yes, at times funny!

Stay around for dancing later; enjoy the incredible views of the city and the ocean from the top of the Coast Plaza. It's an awesome take of Vancouver! 

Saturday Sept 12 Workshops in morning

1:30 pm Intro to Dragonboating

2:00 pm The Women of the West End Historical Walking Tour

8:00 pm  Entertainment (TBA) appetizers,dancing begins. All on the beautiful, romantic 35th Floor.

Sunday Sept 13

9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Workshop(s) in morning

1:30 - 3:30 pm "True Love" screening 

5 - 6 pm Social Hour, cash bar, Pre buffet dinner.  BOLDFest's Fabulous Silent Auction starts at 5 pm.  Join the exciting/friendly/nail-biting bidding for the Olivia Cruse for 2.  Who's going to win in this year??  Come and find out!

BOLDFEST'S FABULOUS SILENT AUCTION BEGINS!  Thank you Olivia Travel for the fabulous Top Prize of Cruise 

6 pm - 7:25 pm Let the Dining Begin!  2nd floor Ballroom

7:25 - 7:40 pm BOLD WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD to  LIBBY DAVIES, Member of Parliament for Vancouver East since 1997, House Leader from 2003 to 2011, and the Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party since 2007

7:45 pm  THE FABULOUS, FUNNY, LOVABLE, LAUGHABLE

LISA KOCH Entertains us!  Not to be missed!

followed by dancing.  Ends 11 pm.  Note to out-of-towners: BOLDFest hotel rate continues for 3 days after the conference. Plan a holiday and enjoy Vancouver and beyond! 

Get your BOLDFest T!! A limited number just like this one will be available for purchase starting on September 9th eve on the Pre-BOLDFest Harbour Boat Cruise!   

Click here to see all our BOLDFest merchandise...

What a weekend! It just doesn't stop...Dragonboating, Silent Auction, BOLD Woman of the Year Award at Friday lunch..... and lesbians, lesbians, lesbians!  Where else can you get all of this under one roof! 

 REGISTER NOW on our Registration Page >>

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

BOLD, a non-profit society registered in the Province of British Columbia Canada, has as its mission to raise the visibility of older lesbians, and to provide a venue to meet and to share information and opportunities for learning, networking, and organizing. For the last ten 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 even 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.

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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