Coming to BOLDFest this year...

The irreverent, hilarious, multi-talented


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").

Welcome to 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

11th Anniversary Theme is

"She Who Laughs, Lasts"

We've made it through the first 10 years and now it's time to kick back and cheer BOLDFest on into the next decade!! Thanks to all who keep  coming back and to all the new women from across Canada and the US who show up each year. We couldn't do it without you!

The theme this year, "She Who Laughs, Lasts" is a good one, we think, to start this new BOLD decade. Yes, there'll  be comedy, there'll be laughing, there'll be music, there'll be dancing,  but as always, BOLDFest will offer workshops and interactive presentations that "make us think,  feel, that touch our lives as bold, older lesbians & dykes". This is the kind of feedback we've received from you over the past 10 years and we plan to keep on with the tradition! 

And as comedian KAREN WILLIAMS, our featured performer two years ago says, "Humour Heals".  We agree!


Register online now or by mail. 

 See Extra Activities page for more choices of bold adventures!

BTW, 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!


Snapshot of BOLDFest 2015

 WEDNESDAY EVE, SEPT 9: Pre-BOLDFest Harbour Boat Cruise  ALL fully paid registrations rec'd by April 30 (PayPal date or mail date) will receive a FREE Boat Cruise!!

 THURSDAY SEPT 103:30 - 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)

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  WELCOMING RECEPTION  2nd Floor Foyer

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, BOLD Woman of the Year Award 
4:30 - 5:30 pm  Golden Zumba Class! for Active Older Women!    

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


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, appetizers,dancing AND Silent Auction begins. A chance to bid of fabulous prizes - and support BOLDFest!  All on the beautiful, romantic 35th Floor.

Sunday Sept 13

Workshop(s) in morning

Special Event in mid-afternoon (TBA)

5 - 6 pm Social Hour, cash bar, Pre buffet dinner

6 pm - 7:30 pm Let the Dinner Begin!  2nd floor Ballroom


LISA KOCH Entertains us!  Not to be missed!

Plus Surprise Guest, followed by dancing.  Ends 11 pm

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 >>

NEW! - 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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