11th Annual BOLDFest 2015
Bold, Old(er) Lesbians & Dykes!

Join us for a North American Lesbian Weekend!

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Thursday Sept 10 through Sunday Sept 13 

Coast Plaza Hotel 

1763 Comox Street @ Denman Streets, Vancouver

Theme: "She Who Laughs, Lasts"

Great News! BOLDFest will be covered by CURVE columnist, Gillian Kendall! Gillian, a travel writer, writes "Long-Lived Lesbians" a bi-monthly  column for CURVE MAGAZINE.  Many thanks to Tourism Vancouver for supporting Gillian's stay in Vancouver!


BOLDFEST presents.......

The irreverent 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

Sunday evening Sept 13, 8 pm, following dinner & BOLD Woman of the Year award to LIBBY DAVIES

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

with Co-director KATE JOHNSTON 

Sheila Norgate is back with her newest theatre creation, "Seriously Funny Girl".  Not to be missed!  Friday evening, Sept 11.

 Register online now for the weekend, or do it by snail mail. 

If you can't make the whole weekend, go to Individual Events page to register for single events. 

If you live in the U.S., no better time to register for BOLDFest, while the Canadian dollar is comparatively low vs. the US $.  Take advantage of us while you can!


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 n' 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 to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings 9:45 - 11:45 am, Friday afternoon  1:45 pm - 3:45 pm.
 Check Workshop page occasionally for updated information.

Friday, Sept 11                                                                      Lunch on the patio with Guest Speakers                                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 city, mountains and ocean from the top of the Coast Plaza, an awesome snapshot 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 . 

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 Cruise for 2.  Who's going to win in this year??  Come and find out! (must be registered for BOLDFest, or for Saturday evening, starting at 5 pm. See 'Individual Events" Registration form by clicking on "Extra Activities".

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

7:25 - 7:45 pm Mable Elmore, Provincial MLA presents the BOLD WOMAN OF THE YEAR to LIBBY DAVIES, retiring Member of Parliament for Vancouver East since 1997, House Leader from 2003 to 2011, the Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party since 2007


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 explore Vancouver ! 

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...

The weekend doesn't stop...Dragonboating, Silent Auction, Harbour Boat Cruise, workshops that are: stimulating, fun, informative and ??? (tell us later!), the BOLD Woman of the Year Award..... and lesbians, lesbians, lesbians!  

 REGISTER NOW on our Registration Page >>

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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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