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JAN 26 - FEB 02, 2014 WHISTLER BC THE EVOLUTION OF GAY & LESBIAN SKI/SNOWBOARD WEEK

FESTIVAL 2014

GUIDE

WinterPRIDE Activity Summary MONDAY 27 TAG - Snowmobile Touring

TUESDAY 28 TAG - Snowshoe Mystic Tour

WEDNESDAY 29 Superfly Zipline Tour Coca-Cola Inner Tubing

THURSDAY 30 TAG - Snowmobile Trailblazer

FRIDAY 31 Superfly Zipline Tour Pride Ski Out & March

SATURDAY 01 Superfly Zipline Tour 2 WinterPRIDE Festival Guide 2014

Published by Whistler Publishing Publications Mail Reg. No. 400064937 1390 Alpha Lake Rd, Whistler, B.C., V0N 1B1 Phone. 604-938-0202 | www.whistlerquestion.com Content: Dean Nelson | Design: Lou Stevens Cover photo by Mike Crane/Tourism Whistler

Welcome to Whistler T

his is a very exciting year for WinterPRIDE as we mark a couple milestones. 2014, is the 3rd year the municipality of Whistler has proclaimed Pride Week and bestowed official civic status for the festival, it also marks the fourth anniversary of a global movement that began here in Whistler with the creation of Pride House at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Even though a Pride House in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games has been ruled illegal by the governments the awareness for LGBT human rights has never been so top of mind. Throughout the week of WinterPRIDE we will celebrate those accomplishments and will continue to defend and advocate for our global equal rights. New this year at WinterPRIDE is the inaugural WinterPRIDE YOUth 2014 - a day designed for gay youth and their alliances to come together to celebrate diversity and community through workshops, film and play!  This one day event will lead to multi day events in future years, and this year’s participants will be the voice for YOUth, letting us know what they would like to learn, see and do. The festival is excited to welcome two incredible guests from the Southern Hemisphere - COURTNEY ACT, RPDRS6 + Australian Idol finalist and CHRIS OLWAGE, Mr. Gay World 2013 + New Zealand’s Got Talent finalist to the Mr. Gay Canada Grand Finale & Fashion Show. It is going to be a must attend event of WinterPRIDE as eight incredible men vie for the title and right to represent the nation in Rome, Italy at Mr. Gay World. WinterPRIDE is honored to welcome a new partner to the festival, BIG ROGER EVENTS, Sunil Sinha as the new entertainment director. He has been working hard to give you the best possible experience with some of the hottest DJ’s on the club circuit including DJ PAULO (LA) + DJ QUEST at the Vancouver GLITTER opening party Jan. 25; DJ PORNSTAR (LA) at the SPLASH Pool Party Jan. 30th; DJ SETH COOPER (Chicago) at the WhiteOUT party Jan. 31st; NICK BERTOSSI (Vancouver) at the Furrocious Party Jan. 31st; IVAN GOMEZ (Barcelona) + DJ Phil B (San Francisco) at the Snowball closing party Feb. 1st; and finally DJ LISA DE LUX + DJ KASEY RIOT tag team the women’s closing party WOW! Feb. 1st. Needless to say it is going to be a fun filled week! For a complete list of talent refer to page 31 of this guide. We hope you are able to get out and enjoy the 8,171 acres of pure skiing bliss with the new Harmony6 on Whistler and Crystal Ridge Express on Blackcomb helping to make the high alpine even more accessible with shorter lift times. Thank you again for choosing Whistler and WinterPRIDE as your vacation experience. We trust you will make many incredible memories!

Dean Nelson Ken Coolen Executive Producer, CEO Executive Producer, COO

Sunil Sinha Executive Producer, Entertainment Director

Alpenglow Productions Corp. dba GayWhistler.

Suite 1025, 106-4368 Main St., Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4, Canada

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Letter from the Premier

JANUARY 2014

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s Premier of the Province of British Columbia, it gives me great pleasure to welcome everyone to the 22nd Annual GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE Festival.

British Columbia is known for the great diversity of our communities and for the harmonious atmosphere we are so fortunate to enjoy. Events like WinterPRIDE not only help foster inclusion, but also raise awareness of the adversity the LGBT community still faces in many parts of the world today. British Columbians are proud of our welcoming reputation and embrace opportunities such as this to come together in celebration, while promoting equal rights of all our community members. I would like to extend my thanks to all those whose efforts have made this Festival come to fruition year after year. The work you all do benefits the community, both socially and economically, and is a wonderful contribution to our province. Please accept my best wishes for another successful WinterPRIDE Festival, filled with laughter, excitement and celebration. Sincerely,

Christy Clark Premier

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Letter from the Mayor JANUARY 2014 Dear WinterPRIDE festival participants,

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n behalf of council and the Resort Municipality of Whistler, I would like to welcome you to Whistler for the 22nd annual WinterPRIDE festival.

Thanks to GayWhistler, WinterPRIDE has become an iconic annual event that adds to the vibrancy of Whistler in the winter season. In 2013, the eight-day WinterPRIDE festival welcomed 3,000 guests from 26 nations and hosted 65 different events. We are proud that this is also the fourth anniversary of the Pride House movement that began in Whistler for the 2010 Olympics Winter Games. GayWhistler supported the initiative to show the world how welcoming Canada, British Columbia and the communities of Vancouver and Whistler are in celebrating diversity, while at the same time openly discussing homophobia and transphobia in sports. Whistler embraces the diversity that the LGBTT community represents. The municipality is committed to working with community partners to continue making Whistler an inclusive mountain resort. While you are here, we hope you have a chance to explore Whistler Village and its diverse restaurants and shops, Whistler’s spas, and many of the outdoor activities that Whistler has to offer from skiing to snowshoeing, and ziplining. I encourage you visit some of Whistler’s 2010 Winter Games venues, including the Whistler Sliding Centre and Whistler Olympic Plaza. During the winter months, Whistler Olympic Plaza is transformed into outdoor ice skating rinks. Experience one of Canada’s favourite recreational past times in the heart of Whistler Village. For something a bit different, check out our museum, library or Meadow Park Sports Centre. We are fortunate to live in Whistler. It’s an active community with world-class facilities, access to nature, endless recreation opportunities and a growing arts and culture scene. Have a wonderful and safe visit to Whistler and a memorable WinterPRIDE experience. Warmest regards,

Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden Resort Municipality of Whistler WinterPRIDE Festival Guide 2014 5

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EVENT KEY Hospitality Suite / Ticket Centre / Retail Ski / Snowboard Events

Entertainment Nightlife

Après-Ski

Culinary Track

Non-Ski Outdoor

Workshops

Snow / Adventure Tours

Health & Wellness

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APRÈS SKI No doubt one of the most popular social events of WinterPRIDE is the Après Ski Events, presented in part by GuySpy.com. This is an opportunity for everyone to come together and recount the day’s adventures, meet old and new friends. 3PM-6PM.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN 29

FRIDAY, JAN 31

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THURSDAY, JAN 30

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Après @ the Whistler Conference Centre

Après @ Whistler Conference Centre

MONDAY, JAN 27

Après @ Buffalo Bill’s

GUEST SERVICES HOURS Sunday (Jan. 26th) 2PM-8PM Monday - Wednesday 8AM-6PM Thursday-Friday 8AM-8PM Saturday 8AM-6PM Sunday (Feb. 2nd) 12PM-2PM Guest Services: Aava Whistler Hotel - PRIDEhouse (lobby). Open for all your Ticket, Activity and Pride Retail needs/ WinterPRIDE Festival Guide 2014 9

SATURDAY 10PM-LATE LOCATION:

JANUARY 25TH 2014

GLITTER: VANCOUVER OPENING PARTY Club FiveSixty - 560 Seymour St., Vancouver

DETAILS: Massive party atmosphere! The hottest ticket from Vancouver Pride comes ragging back with a frosty vengeance to kick off the WinterPRIDE party week! With wall-to-wall projections, glittery go-go gods and non-other than DJ PAULO (LA) with his signature ‘Portuguese Bitchery’ recognized world wide and a mainstay at the biggest parties! Local phenom DJ QUEST starts the night! Get your glitter on boys!!! DOOR: $30

SUNDAY

JANUARY 26TH 2014

2PM-8PM LOCATION:

GUEST RELATIONS & TICKET SALES Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way

DETAILS:

Join us at PRIDEhouse in our Hospitality Centre at the Aava Whistler Hotel where you can pick up your event tickets and learn more about the festival.

3PM-6PM LOCATION:

CLASSIC APRÈS SKI Black’s Pub - 4270 Mountain Square

Kick off the week at a Whistler orginial - Black’s Pub Complimentary

DETAILS: DOOR:

10PM-1AM LOCATION:

WELCOME DANCE Garfinkel’s Whistler - 1-4308 Main Street

DETAILS:

DOOR:

 J BUCEEY BRUCE kicks off the week Whistler Style. D Grab a pint or a cocktail and settle into the hospitality that has made Whistler famous.  A great chance for first-timers to meet the WinterPRIDE team and to probe returning attendees to get tips and advice for the adventures ahead. $20 WinterPRIDE Festival Guide 2014 11

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MONDAY

JANUARY 27TH, 2014

8AM-6PM LOCATION:

GUEST RELATIONS & TICKET SALES Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way

DETAILS: Join us at PRIDEhouse in our Hospitality Centre at the Aava Whistler Hotel where you can pick up your event tickets and learn more about the festival. 9:30AM-12PM TAG - SNOWMOBILE FRESH TRACKS BC TOUR LOCATION: TAG Whistler: 218-4283 Mountain Square (next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate) DETAILS: TAG’s Fresh Track BC Tour is a Whistler snowmobile tour that is recommended for intermediate riders or guests with previous experience. Explore narrower single-track trails with steep snowy climbs and quick sloping descents. Drivers and passengers alike will revel in the experience of this picturesque morning backcountry tour. A hot beverage and cinnamon bun are provided for guests in this tour. COST: $179* Advance Reservations required 10AM-2PM WINTERPRIDE SKI/SNOWBOARD GUIDES  (Allow 45 minutes from the Village) WHISTLER For more information refer to Page 59

3PM-6PM LOCATION:

APRÈS SKI AT BUFFALO BILLS Buffalo Bills - 4122 Village Green

DETAILS: Whistler’s legendary bar opens early for WinterPRIDE to accommodate the first official Après of the week. Short walk from the lifts and all the hotels. Fantastic libations and rocking beats by DJ GRITTY BUMPS (Whislter) will get you going! WinterPRIDE Après Ski series promotional partner GuySpy. DOOR: $15

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6PM-10PM LOCATION:

9PM-LATE LOCATION:

JANUARY 27TH, 2014 WinterPRIDE DINE OUT Tandoori Grill - 4368 Main Street #201 Tel: 604.905.4900 | tandooriwhistler.com La Bocca - 4232 Village Stroll Tel: 604-932-2112 | blabocca.moonfruit.com MIX & MINGLE PYJAMA PARTY Maxx Fish - 4232 Village Square

DETAILS: A social and interactive party to help you meet new friends or reconnect with WinterPRIDE regulars. Drinks, games and Whistler’s DJJONI T’S keep it frothy, fun, and even a little flirty! DOOR: $20

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TUESDAY

8AM-6PM LOCATION:

JANUARY 28TH, 2014 GUEST RELATIONS & TICKET SALES Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way

DETAILS: Join us at PRIDEhouse in the Hospitality Centre at the Aava Whistler Hotel where you can pick up your event tickets and learn more about the festival. 10AM-11:30AM TAG NATURAL MYSTIC SNOWSHOE TOUR LOCATION:  TAG Whistler: 218-4283 Mountain Square (next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate) DETAILS: Explore Old growth forest in pristine snow fields on Whistler Mountain - an exciting soft adventure for all ability levels. Get out and enjoy the beautiful fresh mountain air! COST: $89* Advanced Reservations required

10AM-2PM BLACKCOMB

3PM-6PM LOCATION:

 interPRIDE SKI/SNOWBOARD GUIDES W (Allow 45 minutes from the Village) For more information refer to Page 59 APRÈS SKI AT BUFFALO BILLS Buffalo Bills - 4122 Village Green

DETAILS: Rest and relax with tastey drinks and even more savory company at our Tuesday afternoon post snow social. DJ KORI.K keeps it lively and fun at Buffalo Bill’s. WinterPRIDE Après Ski promotional parter GuySpy. DOOR: $15

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TUESDAY

JANUARY 28TH, 2014

6PM-10PM LOCATION:

WinterPRIDE DINE OUT  lta Bistro - 4319 Main Street #104 A 604.932.2582 | altabistro.com Brewhouse - 4355 Blackcomb Way 604.905.2739 | markjamesgroup.com

9PM-2AM LOCATION:

COWBOY & COWGIRL PARTY Buffalo Bills - 4122 Village Green

DETAILS:  Mount-up, we’re having ourselves a ho-down! A taste of the Wild Wild West… coast. Boots and stetsons required? Nah, but wear-em if you gotem. Lasso yourself a stallion or filly at this fun and inclusive event with line dancing led by the Timberline Dance Trope, country music by DJ BILLY THE KIDD (Whistler) and a great crowd. DOOR: $20

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WEDNESDAY

JANUARY 29TH, 2014

8AM-6PM GUEST RELATIONS & TICKET SALES LOCATION:  Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way

DETAILS: Join us at PRIDEhouse in our Hospitality Centre at the Aava Whistler Hotel where you can pick up your event tickets and learn more about the festival.

9AM-5PM WinterPRIDE YOUth LOCATION:  Whistler Conference Centre

DETAILS:

WinterPRIDE is excited to welcome YOUTH to participate in the inaugural WinterPRIDE YOUth 2014 - a day designed for gay youth and their alliances to come together to celebrate diversity and community through workshops, film and play!

10AM-1PM SUPERFLY ZIPLINE LOCATION:  TAG Whistler: 218-4283 Mountain Square (next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate) DETAILS: The Adventure Group’s only activity that runs yearround, their Superfly Whistler zipline combines the exhilarating feeling of soaring through the air with the breathtaking beauty of Cougar Mountain. COST: $99*/person Advanced Reservations required

10AM-2PM WinterPRIDE SKI/SNOWBOARD GUIDES  (Allow 45 minutes from the Village) WHISTLER For more information refer to Page 59 1PM-3PM WinterPRIDE INNER TUBING LOCATION: Coca-Cola Inner Tube Park (Base II, Blackcomb Mountain)

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 eel the wind in your face as you cruise down the F exhilarating tubing hill. The park offers great fun for the young and young at heart. No skill or equipment required - just a sense of adventure and a desire for excitement. Eight lanes varying in difficulty from Green to Blue to Black. Lanes are 1000’ and a state-of-the-art conveyor lift makes travelling to the top a breeze. $20* for 1 Hour / $29* for 2 Hours WinterPRIDE Festival Guide 2014 21

WEDNESDAY

JANUARY 29TH, 2013

3PM-6PM APRÈS SKI AT THE GRAND FOYER LOCATION:  Whistler Conference Centre

DETAILS: TOBIAS.DJ spins classic vinyl by the 40-foot Rumford fireplace in the Whistler Conference Centre foyer as we sip the tasty hump-day libations of Finlandia Vodka, Barefoot Wine and Whistler Beer. WinterPRIDE Après Ski promotional parter GuySpy. DOOR: $15

6PM-10PM WinterPRIDE DINE OUT LOCATION:  Ric’s Grill - 4154 Village Green 604.932.7427 | ricsgrill.com 21 Steps - 4433 Sundial Place 604.966.2121 | 21steps.ca 9PM-LATE LOCATION:

GENDER BENDER PARTY Garfinkel’s, Whistler - 4308 Main Street

DETAILS: Release your inner drag queen or king! We’re playing gender roulette. Celebrate style and glamour in whichever way and whatever gender you want! And don’t be afraid to accessorize!!! Be create and silly, or sexy, be bold and courageous and creative and most of all, have fun! DJ QUEST DOOR: $20 at Door

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THURSDAY

GUEST RELATIONS & TICKET SALES Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way

DETAILS: Join us at PRIDEhouse in our Hospitality Centre at the Aava Whistler Hotel where you can pick up your event tickets and learn more about the festival.

9:30AM-12.30PM TRAILBLAZER SNOWMOBILE TOUR LOCATION: TAG Whistler: 218-4283 Mountain Square (next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate) DETAILS:  Are you ready for a challenging, faster-paced snowmobile tour? Professional guides will coach you through backcountry-riding skills so you can reach new heights and thrill levels on TAG’s incredible Mountain Sleds. Dip off the groomed runs onto some more challenging terrain. The possibility of amazing powder awaits you! COST: $199/person* Advance booking required

8AM-8PM LOCATION:

JANUARY 30TH, 2013

10AM-2PM BLACKCOMB

 interPRIDE SKI/SNOWBOARD GUIDES W (Allow 45 minutes from the Village) For more information refer to Page 59

1PM-2:30PM WinterPRIDE CHARITY SKI RACE on Blackcomb GMC Race Centre DETAILS: Min. $5 Donation to Whistler Health Care Centre; Prizes donated by Whistler Blackcomb. WinterPRIDE Festival Guide 2014 25

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THURSDAY

3PM-6PM LOCATION:

JANUARY 30TH, 2014 APRÈS SKI AT THE GRAND FOYER Whistler Conference Centre

DETAILS: Enjoy the grand 40-foot Rumford fireplace as you recount the day’s activities with your friends as you enjoy the tasty libations of Finlandia Vodka, Barefoot Wine and Whistler beer. Dance to the sounds of Foxy Moron! WinterPRIDE Après Ski series promotional partner GuySpy. DOOR: $15

6PM – 7:30PM LOCATION:

VIP BAREFOOT WINE & BUBBLY RECEPTION PRIDEhouse at the Aava

DETAILS: Meet Courtney Act ‘The Most Beautiful Man in the world!’ a celebrity Drag Queen from Australia who was a semi-finalist on Australian Idol and will be a contestant on the upcoming season of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

6PM-10PM LOCATION:

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WinterPRIDE Dine OUT Araxi Restaurant + Bar - 4122 Village Gate Square 604.932.4540 | araxi.com Hy’s Steakhouse - 4308 Main Street 604.905.5555 | hyssteakhouse.com

THURSDAY

8PM-10PM

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COST:

10PM-LATE

JANUARY 30TH, 2014  R GAY CANADA GRAND FINALE M & FASHION SHOW Whistler Conference Centre Contestants from across Canada compete for the title of Mister Gay Canada at the Grand Finale for the 6th annual competition. Fighting for a chance to represent Canada at Mister Gay World the men will strut their stuff on the runway with fashion from formal to fetish! Special performances by Australian Idol sensation and celebrity drag queen COURTNEY ACT. Doors open at 7:30PM $36* in Advance / $50 at Door THROWBACK THURSDAY

LOCATION:  Moe Joe’s - 4115 Golfers Approach

DETAILS:

COST:

Feeling nostalgic? We’re turning back time to turning it out with a bumping night of classics. Vancouver’s own DJ QUEST brings a retro vibe to the stylish dance floor at Moe Joe’s with your favourite anthems, a little old school house, and yes, disco! $20 at door

10PM-LATE LOCATION:

SPLASH POOL PARTY AT MEADOW PARK Meadow Park Sportsplex

DETAILS:

COST:

Let’s get soaking wet! DJ PORNSTAR (LA) turns up the heat at the annual WinterPRIDE festival Pool Party with go-go dancers bouncy beats and sexy men in skimpy swimwear! Grab the free shuttle leaving from the Aava Hotel. Bring your OWN Towel & Swim Suit. Clothes check & lockers available on site. Promotional partner Andrew Christian and charity proceeds benefiting The Cutting Edges Hockey Team (Vancouver). Advance starting from $36*

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DJ LISTINGS IVAN GOMEZ Barcelona

DJ PHIL B San Francisco

DJ PAULO Los Angeles

DJ SETH COOPER Chicago

DJ LISA DE LUX Vancouver

DJ PORNSTAR Los Angeles

DJ Billy the Kidd

DJ Kasey Riot

DJ Joni T

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DJ Kori.K

DJ RSquared

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SPECIAL GUESTS: Courtney Act Symone Says Connie Smudge Wille Taylor

Chris Olwage - Mr. Gay World Mr. Gay Canada Delegates

Mackenzie Gray Timberline Dance Society Michael Morrill - Mr. Gay Hong Kong

FRIDAY JANUARY 31ST, 2014

8AM-8PM LOCATION:

GUEST RELATIONS & TICKET SALES Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way

DETAILS:

Join us at PRIDEhouse in our Hospitality Centre at the Aava Whistler Hotel where you can pick up your event tickets and learn more about the festival.

11AM - 12PM LOCATION:

SUPERFLY ZIPLINE TOURS TAG Whistler: 218-4283 Mountain Square (next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate)

DETAILS:

Superfly Whistler zip line combines the exhilarating feeling of soaring through the air with the breathtaking beauty of Cougar Mountain. Their unique system allows two guests to ride side-by-side, each on their own cable during this scenic tour. The largest zip-line is over 1500’ in length, 400’ above the ground and offers a 200’ elevation drop from launch to landing, reaching speeds of up to 100km/hr (60mph)! COST:  $99* Advanced reservations required

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FRIDAY

JANUARY 31ST, 2014

10AM-2PM WinterPRIDE SKI/SNOWBOARD GUIDES  (Allow 45 minutes from the Village) WHISTLER For more information refer to Page 59

2:30PM-3PM WinterPRIDE SKI OUT & PRIDE MARCH Mid Station at Olympic on Whistler Mountain to the LOCATION:  Skiers’ Plaza. DETAILS:

Whistler’s 3rd annual Pride March will begin at 2:30PM as skiers bring the massive Pride Flag down the mountain to the village where they will join the non skiers at Skiers’ Plaza to march through the village to the Whistler Conference Centre

3PM-6PM WORLD PRIDE APRÈS SKI VILLAGE T-DANCE LOCATION: Whistler Conference Centre

DETAILS:

DOOR:

Join the crowd in the Grand Foyer for WinterPRIDE’s classic afternoon T-Dance with music of DJ RSQUARED (Montreal) and enjoy the tasty libations of Finlandia Vodka, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Whistler Beer. $20

3PM - 6PM LOCATION:

WOMEN’S APRÈS Whistler Conference Center

DETAILS: Join the women of the Vancouver Dkye March for some fun and frolic as they get the crowd mixing and mingling with each other. WinterPRIDE Festival Guide 2014 35

FRIDAY

3PM - 6PM LOCATION:

JANUARY 31ST, 2014 APRÈS-SKI HANKY MINGLER Whistler Conference Center

DETAILS: Look for the HIM Boys (Health Initiative for Men) as they bring back the historical gay hanky code. Choose your hanky and let the boys know what you are looking for!  A great accessory for the Military Ball later. Cash donation for HIM hanky.

6PM-10PM WinterPRIDE DINE OUT LOCATION:  Quattro - 4319 Main Street 604.905.4844 | quattrorestaurants.com

9PM-2AM FURROCIOUS - MILITARY BALL LOCATION: Whistler Conference Centre

DETAILS: Who doesn’t love a man in Uniform? The Military ball is your chance to party it up in your favourite uniform whether it’s army, police, leather or sports kit. One of the week’s most popular events we’re getting dark and dirty with beats provided by Vancouver’s own rising global star NICK BERTOSSI who’s signature high energy sounds are guaranteed to keep the dance floor pumping! COST: $30.00* in advance, $40 at door

9PM-2AM LOCATION:

WhiteOUT - Presented by Hilton Hotels & Resorts Garfinkel’s, Whistler - 4308 Main Street

DETAILS: Award winning DJ SETH COOPER headlines our reinvented Friday night party. We’re going full circuit with new lights and sound, sexy go-go dancers and a whole lot of hot boys bouncing all night to fun vocal driving beats! Let’s shake it till we break it! Presented by Hilton Hotels and Resorts COST: Advance tickets start at $35*

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SATURDAY

8AM-6PM

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014 GUEST RELATIONS & TICKET SALES

DETAILS: Join us in our Hospitality Centre at the Aava Whistler Hotel where you can pick up your event tickets and learn more about the festival.

10AM-2PM WinterPRIDE SKI/SNOWBOARD GUIDES  (Allow 45 minutes from the Village) BLACKCOMB For more information refer to Page 59

11AM - 12PM SUPERFLY ZIPLINE TOURS LOCATION:  TAG Whistler: 218-4283 Mountain Square (next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate)

Superfly Whistler zip line combines the exhilarating feeling of soaring through the air with the breathtaking beauty of Cougar Mountain. Their unique system allows two guests to ride side-by-side, each on their own cable during this scenic tour. The largest zip-line is over 1500’ in length, 400’ above the ground and offers a 200’ elevation drop from launch to landing, reaching speeds of up to 100km/hr (60mph)! COST:  $99* Advanced reservations required

DETAILS:

3PM-6PM LOCATION:

APRÈS SKI IN THE GRAND FOYER Whistler Conference Centre

DETAILS: The largest Après of the weekend! Enjoy the tasty libations of Finlandia Vodka, Barefoot Wine and Whistler Beer by the Grand Fireplace with DJ DEL STAMP on decks. WinterPRIDE Après Ski series promotional partner GuySpy. DOOR: $20

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SATURDAY

3PM-6PM LOCATION:

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014 WOMEN’S APRÈS Whistler Conference Center

DETAILS: Join the women of the Vancouver Dyke March for some women’s fun and frolic as they get the crowd mixing and mingling with each other. COST: $20

6PM-10PM WinterPRIDE DINE OUT LOCATION: The Grill Room - 4599 Chateau Blvd 604.938.2033 | www.fairmont.com/whistler Trattoria di Umberto - 4242 Village Stroll 604-932-4442 | http://bit.ly/Wp12Tratt 9PM-12PM LOCATION:

SkiOUT! WHOOSSH MARTINI PARTY Merlin’s Bar - 4553 Blackcomb Way (Base of Blackcomb)

DETAILS:

DOOR:

 J SMOOTHIE spinning the AMAZING chill, AMAZING D drag, and AMAZING people make this an AMAZING party!! $30 at the door

9PM-2AM LOCATION:

WOW! GLC (Garibaldi Lift Co.) - 4165 Springs Lane

DETAILS: “WOW” is the closing party for the women of WinterPride… performers, pounding beats of , DJ KASEY RIOT & DJ LISA DE LUX. The night will be filled with HOT snow bunnies and winter debauchery! Need we say more! Co-produced by Vancouver Dyke March. DOOR: $35* in Advance / $40 at door

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SATURDAY

10PM-4AM LOCATION:

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014 SNOWBALL - DANCE TIL DAWN CLOSING PARTY Whistler Conference Centre

DETAILS: Closing it out right! The main event features not one but two massive headliners! International sensation IVAN GOMEZ and global superstar DJ PHIL B will take us on an incredible journey with special event lights and sound by Showmax Event services, and sexy go-go dancers and visual delights through the night. COST:  $75* Advance / $90 Door

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Craft Brewed with Pride. Tours & tastings 2:30 & 4PM Tuesday through Saturday 1045 Millar Creek Rd Function Junction 604 962 8889 ext.105

SUNDAY

3PM-6PM CLASSIC APRÈS SKI LOCATION:  Black’s Pub - 4270 Mountain Square

3PM-7PM LOCATION:

DETOX Scandinave Spa

DETAILS: Needing to Detox before heading home? The Scandinave Spa is the perfect retreat! Invigorate and cleanse your body and mind in the hot baths and refreshing waterfalls, melt away with a relaxing massage, and breathe in the invigorating country air. COST: Starting at $58*

VOLUNTEER WRAP PARTY PRIDEhouse: Aava Whistler Hotel 4005 Whistler Way

DETAILS: Meet up with some of the WinterPRIDE guests that have extended their stay at a Whistler original Black’s Pub. DOOR: Complimentary

1PM-4PM LOCATION:

DETAILS: Thank you to our army of volunteers that help make WinterPRIDE one of the leading Gay Ski Weeks in the world. This afternoon it is all about you! Great prizes to be won… for more details visit GayWhistler.com click on Volunteers

GUEST RELATIONS & LOST & FOUND

DETAILS: Did you lose something during the week… check in with Guest Relations.

12PM-2PM

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014

10AM-1PM LOCATION:

FAREWELL BREAKFAST Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

DETAILS: Last chance to say good-bye to friends old and new and enjoy a hearty meal before you hit the road back home. WinterPRIDE Festival Guide 2014 45

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SUMMER IN WHISTLER No doubt one of the best keep secrets is Whistler in the summer. We encourage you to come back this summer season and explore our vast terrain with everything from white water rafting, mountain biking, hiking, canoe trips, world class golfing and of course the epic summer patio après action! Visit GayWhistler.com for future summer time events!

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FAQ Q Are there any additional perks to my 7 day, Mid Week or Weekend Pass? A Yes, not only did you save some on the bundle pass, you have the flexibility of doing as much or as little as you want. It’s sort of like a Season Pass. You can also flash your pass to our retail partners and save or get a special gift! 15% off food at the GLC & Merlins Q Are there gay ski/snowboard guides for all levels of skiers/riders? A Yes, we have ski guides available every day for all levels of skiers & riders so come up and ski/ride with your level group. There are also lesbian led groups! Q Are tickets transferable or refundable? A Regrettably No. Q My partner and I are looking to get married. Can we do this while at WinterPRIDE? A Yes, we have several options available for you; just contact us at guest services. Q

What are our options to get back to Vancouver?

A We have several options for you, visit our website under travel or see us at guest services. Q Is it too late to volunteer? A No, come on down to the guest services suite and talk with our Volunteer Manager Karen or one of our volunteer leads. Q What can I do if I do not ski or snowboard? Will I be bored? A  There are hundreds of things for you to do and you will not be bored! Here are a couple examples: Sight See on Whistler & Blackcomb – Ride the Whistler Village Gondola and then take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for a bird’s eye view of these massive mountains, take in one of the culinary or wellness seminars, go dog sledding or fly through the forest like a Jedi Knight or Indiana Jones with SuperFly Ziplines or luxuriate in one of the spas. Stop by our guest services desk for more ideas and suggestions! Q When is WinterPRIDE 2015? A January 24-31, 2015 The host hotel, Aava Whistler, has a fantastic rate if you book by April 30th, 2014. $129*/person/night for a 7 nights & full week men’s pass (based on double occupancy). Ask for details. Q Why should we book through your official booking channel? A This is one of the only tools we have available to give accurate numbers to our resort partners in the success of the festival and ensure the continued value we are able to give to you, the consumer. The alternative to this is diminished support as it is unclear who is actually staying for the festival which may result in higher future costs and ties our hands as organizers what we can ask for in the future. There is the lowest price guarantee so you can be assured you are getting the best rate available. Q Why does WinterPRIDE limit capacity and venue hours? A British Columbia has some of the most strict liquor laws in North America. Every year WinterPRIDE has to apply and negotiate with the various government bodies which set limits to capacity, venue usage, hours of operation and type of entertainment. Q Why are the liquor prices so expensive? A The resort and the government of British Columbia sets a minimum price drinks are allowed to be sold at. The venues keep 100% of all bar sales. WinterPRIDE’s source of revenue is through ticket sales & sponsorship only. * Starting from rate, all rates quoted in Canadian Dollars, subject to applicable taxes, insurance and/or other fees maybe additional, space is limited, subject to general availability at time of reservation. Some restrictions may apply.

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THANK YOU! We would like to acknowledge and thank all the sponsors, partners, community partners, our army of volunteers and the residents of Whistler for helping to create the magic of WinterPRIDE 2014. We extend our gratitude to: Aava Whistler Hotel Hattie, Karen & Team The Unstoppable Connie Smudge Avalanche Events Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub Barb Snelgrove Fairmont Chateau Whistler Barefoot Wines Felipe Mollica Graphic Design BC Ambulance Service William McDonald & Fun Maps & Gayosphere Alan Beck & Team team Garfinkel’s Black`s Pub Garibaldi Lift Co. GLC Blackcomb Lodge Whistler Premier GayCalgary Magazine BoysCo GayVan.com Angus Brandi MacLean Gerry Lising Brown Foreman Canada: Finlandia Vodka GLISA Buffalo Bill’s GuySpy Morris, Scott & Team Carson Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa Cato Pulleyblank Thank you so much for the HIM Health Initiative for Men fab Graphics! Ian Watson Toronto Ambassador Christopher Hunte aka Symone IGLTA Clubzone John Rae Coast Blackcomb Suites John Sutherland & the WinterPRIDE ski/ Cutting Edges Hockey Club snowboard guides Cutting Edge Signs Glenn Jordan Johnson Portland Ambassador Damron Guide Karen McCormick Dayton Boots Kevin Small & Karen RRW Marketing Evolution Whistler Lisa, Aron & Teagan Solway Debut Design Maurizio, David & Team Lisa Richardson Dine OUT Partners Araxi, Hy’s Steakhouse, Margo Dent winterPRIDE YOUth coordinator Bearfoot Bistro, Ric’s Grill, 21 Steps, Quattro’s, Meadow Park Sports Centre Petra, Melissa Brewhouse, Alta Bistro, Whistler Tasting Tours, & Staff Quattro, The Grill Room, Trattoria di Umberto, Mr. Gay Canada 2014 Delegates Tandoori Grill Mr Gay Canada Regional Venues and DJ’s & Special Guests Courtney Act, DJ Ivan Supporters Fame Nightclub (Winnipeg), 302 Gomez, DJ Phil B, DJ Seth Cooper, DJ Paulo, Lounge & Discotheque (Saskatoon), Paparazzi DJ Pornstar, DJ Nick Bertossi, DJ Quest, DJ Nightclub (Victoria), Avalanche Events Del Stamp, DJ RSquared, DJ Foxy Moron, DJ (Toronto), Fugues (Montreal), Queeropolis. Billy the Kidd, DJ Joni T, DJ Gritty Bumps, DJ com, Edmonton Pride & Buddy’s Nightclub kori.k, tobias.dj, DJ Smoothie, Ms. Willie Taylor, (Edmonton)

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On behalf of the whole GayWhistler and Alpenglow Productions Corp. team we greatly appreciate your support and all you have done to make this week a success. Dean Nelson CEO – Community Relations

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Remember to please be respectful of our resort community and return to your suites quietly after our late night events.

JAN 26 - FEB 02, 2014 WHISTLER BC THE EVOLUTION OF GAY & LESBIAN SKI/SNOWBOARD WEEK

SKI & SNOWBOARD GUIDES Volunteer Guiding Program All skiers/riders of all abilities are invited to join this complimentary service and be guided safely around the mountains. It is a great way to meet new people!

WHISTLER MOUNTAIN

BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN

Roundhouse Lodge

GlacierCreek Lodge

9:45AM Top of Whistler near Roundhouse lodge light board

9:45AM Bottom of Jersey Cream & Glacier Chairs

10AM Group departure (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

10AM Group departure (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

12-2PM Lunch at Roundhouse Lodge Glacier View Room

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WinterPRIDE 2014 Festival Guide