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Festival Guide 2013


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WINTERPRIDE ACTIVITY SUMMARY MONDAY TAG SNOWMOBILE B.C. TOUR

TUESDAY TAG SNOWSHOE MYSTIC TOUR DOG SLEDDING - SOO VALLEY

WEDNESDAY Zoom ZIPLINE TOUR CocaCola Inner Tube Park INNER TUBING

THURSDAY TAG SNOWMOBILE TRAILBLAZER WinterPRIDE SKI OUT & MARCH

FRIDAY Zoom ZIPLINE TOUR DOG SLEDDING - SOO VALLEY WinterPRIDE 5KM RUN/WALK

SATURDAY TAG SNOWMOBILE B.C. TOUR


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WELCOME TO WHISTLER! We are really excited to welcome you back or perhaps welcome you for the first time. WinterPRIDE turns 21 this year making the week long festival the longest continuous event in Whistler. This also marks the 2nd year the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has proclaimed the week “Pride Week”. This makes this festival the only gay ski week in the world to have this extra level of acknowledgement from a municipal government. Even though we have some amazing support from the Resort we, the producers, struggle every year to be acknowledged to the same level as the other Whistler festivals and events. We have had to justify the support we get every year. Part of the challenge is the LGBT community is fairly invisible and not readily identifiable as other groups or festivals. This year the RMOW will be investing in an economic impact study to determine at what level of support they should be giving us. We do encourage everyone to take the time and provide feedback. You can take the survey at: http://bit.ly/WP13Survey On that note, we thought it was quite fitting that the Whistler Debates series will deliberate “Whistler believes the gay rights movement is dead” as part of the seminar series. What are your thoughts? We are sure it will be a very exciting and healthy exchange of ideas and thoughts on Wednesday, February 6th starting at 8PM. WinterPRIDE is thrilled to welcome the winner of RuPaul’s Allstar Drag Race, Chad Michaels, as a celebrity judge and guest performer at the Mr. Gay Canada Grand Finale & Fashion Show on Thursday evening (February 7th). In addition, Charlie David (Dante’s Cove), brings the ever so sexy Brent Everett to the GuySpy Après Ski T-Dance on Friday (February 8th) to meet his fans and to experience some of Whistler’s hottest spots while they are on location filming a new TV series - OUTspoken. The final weekend heats up with women’s events co-produced with the Vancouver Dyke March. Performances include DJ SHE, DJ Lisa DeLux, and DJ Kasey Riot with guest appearances by April O’Peel and Lola Frost! The guys will get down and dirty with DJ Tim Jones, DJ Dwayne Minard, DJ Matilda Ho, DJ Nick Bertossi & DJ Paul Goodyear for the Grand Finale Weekend! Check the entertainment listings online or Page 31 of this guide. Thank you for choosing Whistler and WinterPRIDE as your vacation experience. Together we make this festival one of the best! It is a great pleasure to be able to share our little piece of magic with you! WinterPRIDE 2014 is February 2-9. Welcome home! Dean Nelson Executive Producer, CEO

Ken Coolen Executive Producer, COO

Alpenglow Productions Corp. dba GayWhistler. Suite 1025, 106-4368 Main Street | Whistler | BC | V0N 1B4 | Canada


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A MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER January 2013 As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, I am very pleased to welcome everyone to the 21st Annual WinterPRIDE Festival, here in Whistler. The festival promises to be another wonderful week filled with skiing, snowboarding, social gatherings, and entertainment. This is a fabulous way for members of the gay and lesbian community to come together, celebrate diversity and experience Whistler’s world-class facilities. I would like to commend everyone at GayWhistler for planning and organizing this year’s exciting event. It is your time and effort that makes this festival a success and for that you should feel very proud. Congratulations on twentyone years of hosting the WinterPride Festival. To those of you who are visiting from outside of British Columbia, I hope you will enjoy everything that Whistler has to offer during your stay. Please accept my best wishes for a memorable festival. Sincerely,

Christy Clark Premier


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A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR January 2013

Dear WinterPRIDE festival participants, On behalf of council and the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), I would like to welcome you to the 21st annual WinterPRIDE festival. 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. Thanks to GayWhistler, the WinterPRIDE week has become an iconic annual event that adds to the vibrancy of Whistler in the winter season. On behalf of Whistler council, I am pleased to proclaim Sunday, February 3 -10, “2013 Pride Week in Whistler”. While you are here we hope you have a chance to explore the beauty and unique experiences that Whistler has to offer, from the lively Village and diversity of restaurants, to our spas and the many, many outdoor activities from skiing to zip trek. Take a leisurely stroll, cross-country ski or snow shoe along the Lost Lake cross-country trails and experience Whistler from an entirely different perspective. 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 an outdoor ice skating amenity. Experience one of Canada’s favourite recreational pass times in the heart of Whistler Village. For something a bit different, check out our museum, library or Meadow Park Sports Centre. We wish you the best of luck and success for the 21st Annual WinterPRIDE festival. Have a wonderful and safe holiday in Whistler and we look forward welcoming you again. Warmest regards,

Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden Resort Municipality of Whistler


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YOUR MOUNTAIN HOSTS

WinterPRIDE Ski/Snowboard Guides Enjoy this complimentary program that gives you the opportunity to ski/ride with other guests with like abilities, make new friendships and create epic memories! Our army of volunteer ski & snowboard guides are ready to show the best of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. See page 63 for more details.

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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WINTERPRIDE 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.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD

Après @ the Whistler Conference Centre

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH

Village T @ the Whistler Conference Centre Women’s Après & Speed Dating @ Aava Whistler Hotel

Après @ Black’s Pub

Après @ Buffalo Bills

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH

Après @ GLC at the base of Whistler

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH

Après @ the Whistler Conference Centre

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH

Women’s Après @ Aava Whistler Hotel Après @ Whistler Conference Centre

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH

Après @ Black’s Pub

GUEST SERVICES HOURS Sunday (3rd) 2PM-8PM | Monday - Wednesday 8AM-6PM | Thursday-Friday 8AM-8PM Saturday 8AM-6PM | Sunday (10th) 12PM-2PM Guest Services: Aava Whistler Hotel - PRIDEhouse (lobby). Open for all your Ticket, Activity and Pride Retail needs + the Vancouver Dyke March lounge (Friday & Saturday).


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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3RD, 2013

3PM-6PM

Classic Après Ski

Location: Black’s Pub - 4270 Mountain Square Details: Kick off the week at a Whistler original - Black’s Pub. Door: Complimentary

7PM-10PM

Welcome Party

Location: Whistler Conference Centre Details: The official Welcome Party at WinterPRIDE. Come and meet our various resort partners, meet new and old friends and get social! Door: $15 Includes entry to after party at Buffalo Bills

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.

2PM-8PM

10PM-1AM

Welcome Dance

Location: Buffalo Bills - 4122 Village Green Details: The party continues on for those that want to shake things up! Door: $10


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MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 , 2013 TH

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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.

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 singletrack 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 63

3PM-6PM

Après Ski at Buffalo Bills

Location: 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 and some fantastic libations to get you going! DJ Peacefrog spins at the GuySpy Après Ski series. Door: $12

6PM-10PM

WinterPRIDE Dine OUT

Location: Tandoori Grill - 4368 Main Street #201 Tel: 604.905.4900 | tandooriwhistler.com Bearfoot Bistro - 4121 Village Green Tel: 604-932-3433 | bearfootbistro.com


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MONDAY FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013

9PM-LATE

Mix & Mingle Pyjama Party

Location: Savage Beagle - 4222 Village Square Details: A fun interactive party to meet new and old friends in one of Whistler’s hottest clubs. Come dressed in your PJ’s for some extra fun and surprises! DJ Mixmaster Fab. Door: $15


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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013

8AM-6PM

Guest Relations & Ticket Sales

Location: 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 WinterPRIDE Ski/Snowboard Guides  (Allow 45 minutes from the Village)

BLACKCOMB

 For more information refer to Page 63

3PM-6PM

Après Ski at the GLC

Location: GLC (Garibaldi Lift Co.) - 4165 Springs Lane Details: The GLC - Garibaldi Lift Co. aka “The Gay Lesbian Club” is a true Whistler icon right at the base of Whistler Mountain. The classic ski lodge makes for the perfect day two of the Pride Après - so join us slope side for one of our most popular après ski hot spot with DJ Kori.K! Door: $12

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013

WinterPRIDE Dine OUT

Location: Alta Bistro - 4319 Main Street #104 604.932.2582 | altabistro.com Brewhouse - 4355 Blackcomb Way 604.905.2739 | markjamesgroup.com

6PM-10PM

9PM-2AM

Cowboy & Cowgirl Party

Location: Buffalo Bills - 4122 Village Green Details: Get ready for a Ho Down with our friends at Timberline Dance Society as they wrangle the dance floor with some great line dancing with a true West Coast flare and meet the Mr Gay Canada Delegates!. DJ Byron James Door: $20

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6TH, 2013

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.

10AM-1PM

Zoom Zipline

Location: TAG Whistler: 218-4283 Mountain Square (next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate) Details: The Adventure Group’s only activity that runs yearround, their Winter ZOOM 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. 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)! Ready to Zoom! 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 63

1PM-3PM

WinterPRIDE Inner Tubing

Location: Coca-Cola Inner Tube Park (Base II, Blackcomb Mountain) Details: Feel the wind in your face as you cruise down the exhilarating tubing hill. The park offers great fun for the young and the young at heart. There’s 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-theart conveyor lift makes travelling to the top a breeze. Cost: $20* for 1 Hour / $29* for 2 Hours.


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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6TH, 2013

3PM-6PM

Après Ski at the Grand Foyer

Location: Whistler Conference Centre Details: tabais.dj and DJ Bigtop tag team it at the GuySpy Après ski series. Enjoy the grand 40-foot Rumford fireplace as you recount the day’s activities with your friends. Door: $12

6PM-10PM

WinterPRIDE Dine OUT

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Whistler Debates

Location: Whistler Museum & Archives - 4333 Main Street Details: “Whistler believes the gay rights movement is no longer relevant” - join special guests as they deliberate on this interesting topic. Bring your opinions, questions and an open mind! Door: $10

7PM-10PM

9PM-2AM

Mad Hatter’s Mar-TEA-ni Party

Location: Garfinkel’s, Whistler - 4308 Main Street Details: A night of fantastical hats and cross dressing while revelling at Whistler’s coolest night club - Garfinkel’s. Special Guest appearances by: Kendra/Buster DJ Drew is sure to get you groov’n on the dance floor. Door: $15* in Advance / $20 at Door


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THURSDAY F  EBRUARY 7TH, 2013 OFFICIAL PRIDE DAY IN WHISTLER

8AM-8PM

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.

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

10AM-2PM WinterPRIDE Ski/Snowboard Guides  (Allow 45 minutes from the Village)

BLACKCOMB

 For more information refer to Page 63

Details: Min. $5 Donation to Whistler Health Care Centre; Prizes donated by Whistler Blackcomb.

1PM-2:30PM WinterPRIDE Charity Ski Race on Blackcomb GMC Race Centre

1PM-3PM

Barefoot Mixology with Wine

Location: PRIDEhouse Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way Details: Mixology with Wine - Not your mother’s white wine spritzer… Join the Barefooters as they teach you how to take that bottle of wine and create fun and fabulous cocktails! Cost: $10


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THURSDAY F  EBRUARY 7TH, 2013 OFFICIAL PRIDE DAY IN WHISTLER

2:30PM - 3PM

WinterPRIDE Ski Out & March

Location: Mid Station at Olympic on Whistler Mountain to the Skier’s Plaza Details: Whistler’s 2nd annual Pride March will begin at 2:30 as skiers bring the massive Pride flag down the mountain to the village where they will join the village to march through the village to the Whistler Conference Centre.

3PM-6PM

Après Ski at the Grand Foyer

Location: 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, Monsoon Vodka Coolers, Barefoot Wine and Whistler Beer. Dance to the sounds of Foxy Moron! Door: $12

6PM-10PM

WinterPRIDE Dine OUT

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7TH, 2013 OFFICIAL PRIDE DAY IN WHISTLER 6PM – 7:30PM

VIP Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Reception

Location: Details:

PRIDEhouse at the Aava Meet Chad Micheals, winner of RuPaul’s All Stars while enjoying Barefoot Wine & Bubbly with Barefoot’s global ambassadors.

8PM-10PM

Mr Gay Canada Grand Finale & Fashion Show

Location: Details:

Doors: Cost:

Whistler Conference Centre Come watch the delegates work for the title of Mr Gay Canada 2013! The boys will strut their stuff on the runway with fashion from formal to fetish. The audience will get to see and hear the delegates as they work the stage to impress the judges. Hosted by the Fabulous Simone Says and many other surprises including Chad Michaels. The night will end with the ever infamous Final Question and the crowning of Mr Gay Canada 2013. 7:30 $36* in Advance / $50 at Door

10PM-LATE

Monsoon Pool Party at Meadow Park

Location: Details:

Meadow Park Sportsplex Let’s get soaking wet! WinterPRIDE takes over the Meadow Park swimming pool for a late night party hosted by the ever outrageous Drag Diva - Symone Says and the rhythms of DJ Adam Dreaddy. Presented by Monsoon Coolers - taste the tropical island vodka coolers! Grab the free shuttle leaving from the Aava Hotel. Bring your OWN Towel & Swim Suit. Clothes check & lockers available at site. $36* in Advance. $50 at the door, if available Charity Proceeds benefits: Cutting Edges Hockey Team of Vancouver

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DJ LISTINGS

International DJ/Producer Paul Goodyear

DJ Dwayne Minard Toronto

DJ Rsquared Montreal

DJ Lisa DeLux Vancouver

DJ Nick Bertossi Vancouver

DJ SHE Vancouver

DJ Byron James

DJ Foxy Moron

DJ Kasey Riot

DJ Smoothie

DJ Matilda Ho

DJ Drew

DJ Kori.K

Tobais.DJ

DJ Adam Dreaddy

DJ Mixmaster Fab

DJ Tim Jones

DJ Peacefrog

SPECIAL GUESTS: Chad Michaels Lola Frost Charlie David Timberline Dance Society Iona Whip

Symone Says April O’Peel Brent Everett Mandy Kamp Destineak

Wille Taylor Mr. Gay Canada Delegates Benjie-Mr Gay Hong Kong Raye Sunshine


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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8TH, 2013

2nd Annual WinterPRIDE Run/Walk

9:30AM-12PM

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 our incredible Mountain Sleds. Dip off our groomed runs onto some more challenging terrain. The possibility of amazing powder awaits you! Cost: $199* Advance booking required

8AM-10AM

Location: Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way Details: Join the Vancouver Frontrunners on a 5K run/walk through Whistler Village and the valley trail. All running/walking abilities are welcomed. Meet at the Aava lobby prior to 8AM; optional breakfast to follow at the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub approx. 10AM

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.

8AM-8PM

10AM - 12PM

Zoom Zipline Tours

Location: TAG Whistler: 218-4283 Mountain Square (next to Rocky Mountain Chocolate) Details: ZOOM 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 FEBRUARY 8TH, 2013

10AM-2PM WinterPRIDE Ski/Snowboard Guides (Allow 45 minutes from the Village)

WHISTLER

 For more information refer to Page 63

2PM-4PM

Whistler Brewery - Beer Tasting

Location: Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way Details: The Folks at Whistler Brewery invite you to learn and taste all about the amazing beer produced right here in Whistler. Learn how Whistler’s award winning beer is made with the Brew Master and enjoy samples of Whistler beer. Cost: $10

WinterPRIDE Charity Ski Race on Blackcomb

Location: Blackcomb Mountain, Race Centre Details: Show us what you have as you zoom down the Blackcomb Race Course all to raise money for the Whistler Health Care Centre. A minimum of a $5 donation for each race. Enter as often as you like. Guess your time! Over $2,000 in prizes up for grabs! Visit GayWhistler.com for more details.

1PM-2:30PM

3PM-6PM

Guy Spy Après Ski Village T-Dance

Location: Whistler Conference Centre Details: Join the crowd in the Grand Foyer for WinterPRIDE’s classic afternoon T-Dance with the music of DJ Tim Jones of the UK and enjoy the tasty libations of Finlandia Vodka, Monsoon Vodka Coolers, Barefoot Wine and Whistler Beer. Meet the boys of Vancouver’s Know on the Go at their outreach van parked in the foyer. Door: $15


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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8TH, 2013 3PM-6PM

Women’s Après and Speed Dating

Location: Details:

Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way 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. Charity Proceeds benefits: Vancouver Dyke March and Festival

6PM - 7PM

HIM Speed Dating

Location: Details:

Whistler Conference Center Join the boys from HIM (Health Initiative for Men) and meet lots of other singles, or single for the weekend in a interactive and fun session of Speed dating.

6PM-10PM

WinterPRIDE Dine OUT Bavaria Restaurant - 4369 Main Street, #101 604-932-7518 | bavaria-restaurant.com Quattro - 4319 Main Street 604.905.4844 | quattrorestaurants.com

9PM-2AM

Furrocious - Get your Furr or Uniform!

Location: Details: Cost:

Whistler Conference Centre Wear your favourite “uniform”, whether it is policeman, soldier, doctor or leather man and get down and dirty with DJ Dwayne Minard. $30.00* in advance, $40 at door.

9PM-2AM

Vancouver Dyke March presents: Purrlesque

Location: Details: Cost:

Black’s Pub - 4270 Mountain Square DJ Lisa DeLux and special guest performances by Lola Frost and April O’Peel. $23* in Advance / $30 at Door

9PM-2AM

Celebrities presents: Snowstorm

Location: Details:

Garfinkel’s, Whistler - 4308 Main Street DJ Matilda Ho along with the House of Celebs Go Go Boys and a guest performance by Raye Sunshine. Advance tickets start at $35*

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH, 2013

8AM-6PM

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 63

11:30AM-2:30PM BC Tour - Snowmobile

Location: TAG Whistler Details: Drivers and passengers alike will be amazed by the beauty of the Cougar Mountain + “free-ride” time on Cougar Lake with a stop at a lakeside yurt for a hearty lunch. Cost: $199*/person Advance booking required.

2PM-4PM

Barefoot Wine Tasting & Art of Flirtation

Location: Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way Details: Join the Barefooter team and taste and experience some great Californian Wines while the team from HIM (Health Initiative for Men) teach you the Art of Flirting. Tastings will include multiple white and red varietals. From that perfect after work glass of wine to the special occasion dinner wine, the team from Barefoot will guide you through the world of wine and send you away with increased knowledge and a special surprise. Cost: $10

3PM-6PM

Après Ski in the Grand Foyer

Location: Whistler Conference Centre Details: This is the largest Après Ski of the Week! One of the last chances to connect with friends new and old, while listening to DJ Rsquared Door: $15


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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH, 2013

3PM-6PM

Women’s Après

Location: Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way 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. Charity Proceeds benefits: Vancouver Dyke March and Festival Cost: $15

6PM-10PM

WinterPRIDE Dine OUT

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SkiOUT! WHOOSSH Martini Party

Location: Merlin’s Bar - 4553 Blackcomb Way (Base of Blackcomb) Details: DJ Smoothie spinning the AMAZING chill, AMAZING drag, and AMAZING people make this an AMAZING party!! Door: $30 at the door.

9PM-12PM

9PM-2AM

WOW!

Location: 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 SHE. 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 FEBRUARY 9TH, 2013

10PM-4AM

Snowball 21

Location: Whistler Conference Centre Details: DJ Nick Bertossi opens for Int’l DJ/Producer Paul Goodyear for the epic final dance event at WinterPRIDE: SNOWBALL 21. Special guest performances by Destineak and other special surprises as we usher in Chinese New Years. Need a time out? The Winter Chill Lounge presented by HIM is the perfect place to catch your breath! Cost: $75* Advance / $90 Door

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH, 2013

Guest Relations & Lost & Found

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

10AM-1PM

Farewell Breakfast

Location: 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.

10AM-1PM

1PM-4PM

Volunteer Wrap Party

Location: PRIDEhouse: Aava Whistler Hotel - 4005 Whistler Way 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.


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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH, 2013

3PM-6PM

Classic Après Ski

Location: Black’s Pub - 4270 Mountain Square Details: Meet up with some of the WinterPRIDE guests that have extended their stay at a Whistler original - Black’s Pub. Door: Complimentary

3PM-7PM

Detox

Location: 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*


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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10TH, 2013 10PM-LATE

XoXo - Post WinterPRIDE Vancouver Party

Location: Details:

Ginger 62, Vancouver The party spills down off the mountain and into downtown Vancouver with the official post WinterPRIDE party XoXo. Presented by Big Roger Events, the sexy rhythms of DJ Rafael Calvente (Rio) keeps you grooving in the city. The beats keep going at the Afterhours club event at Gorgomish with DJ Phil B (SFO) and DJ Adam Dreaddy (YVR) until early holiday Monday morning.

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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 Carson 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 Zoom Ziplines or luxuriate in one of the spas. Stop by our guest services desk for more ideas and suggestions! Q When is WinterPRIDE 2014? A February 2-9, 2014 The host hotel, Aava Whistler, has a fantastic rate if you book by April 30th, 2013. $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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ASSOCIATE PROPERTIES Fairmont Chateau Whistler 4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler, BC 604.938.8000 | Fairmont.com/Whistler

Hosteling International Whistler 1035 Legacy Way, Whistler, B.C. 1.866.762.4122 | hiHostels.ca

Tantalus Lodge 4200 Whistler Way, Whistler, B.C. 604.932.4146 | tantaluslodge.com

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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 2013. We extend our gratitude to: Aava Whistler Hotel Hattie, Karen & team Barb Snelgrove Barefoot Wines Wesley, Aaron, Jerime & the BareFooters! BC Ambulance Service William McDonald & team Black’s Pub Brent Lehmann, Ratcliff & Company Brown Foreman Canada Finlandia Vodka Buffalo Bills Carson & all our fabulous Volunteers Cato Pulleyblank Thank you so much for the fab graphics! Celebrities James Steck & team Christopher Hunte aka Symone Crystal Lodge & Suites Coast Blackcomb Suites Cutting Edges Hockey Club Cutting Edge Signs Glenn Damron Guide Debut Design Maurizio, David & team Destineak Bobby & Christina Dine OUT Partners Araxi, Hy’s Steakhouse, Bearfoot Bistro, Ric’s Grill, 21 Steps, Quattro’s, Brewhouse, Alta Bistro, Whistler Tasting Tours, Bavaria, Quattro, The Grill Room, Trattoria di Umberto, Tandoori Grill DJ’s & Special Guests Chad Michaels, DJ Paul Goodyear, DJ Dwayne Minard, DJ Nick Bertossi, DJ Adam Dreaddy, DJ Tim Jones, DJ RSquared, DJ Foxy Moron, DJ Kasey Riot, DJ Lisa DeLux, DJ SHE, DJ Drew, DJ Byron James, DJ Peacefrog, April O’Peel, Lola Frost, Mandy Kamp, Second Drag Queen, dj kori.k, tobias.dj, Brent Everett, DJ Matilda Ho, DJ Mixmaster Fab Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub Diane, Julie, Harrison & team

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Fun Maps & Gayosphere Alan Beck & team Garfinkel’s GLC (Garibaldi Lift Co.) GayCalgary Magazine GayVan.com Angus Gerry Lising GLISA Global BC Dima & team GuySpy Morris, Scott & team HIM (Health Initiative for Men) Homorazzi Patrick & team Ian Watson Toronto Ambassador IGLTA Jack Crompton Jack Fox Joel Camley Gowlings John Rae John Sutherland & the WinterPRIDE Ski/Snowboard Guides Jordan Johnson Portland Ambassador Karen McCormick Know on the Go Cameron & team Little Sister’s Book Emporium Lisa, Aron & Teagan Solway Lisa Richardson LOV (Living Out Vancouver) TJ Mark Long Meadow Park Sports Centre Petra, Melissa & staff Michael Frolick & Tyler Monsoon - Tropical Island Vodka Coolers Mr Gay Canada Regional Venues and Supporters Fame Nightclub (Winnipeg), 302 Lounge & Discotheque (Saskatoon), Paparazzi Nightclub (Victoria), Oasis Lounge (Vancouver), Queeropolis.com


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Mr. Gay Canada 2013 Delegates Out in the City Rob, Randall & team Out in Schools Paul & team OUTtv Blue & team Outlook TV (Shaw) Fred, Michael & team Outvisions Magazine Colin Pan Pacific Whistler Pink Banana World Pique Newsmagazine Priape Del & team QMUNITY Rainbow Refugee Resort Municipality of Whistler Bob & his amazing team! Red Bull Reputations Michael Rick Leonovich Rob Goddard RRW Marketing Kevin Small & Karen RRW WB Central Reservations RTown - Resort TV Jacki & Krista Salomon Store, WB Retail & Rentals Tim Harris & team Savage Beagle Scandinave Spa SGN (Seattle Gay News) Shayne Forster SkiOUT! Thanks Peter Stays4Gays.com Showmax Dan, Mark & team Skeeter Mottishow Southside Diner Dave Keen & team Surf Spot Internet Cafe Sunil & Big Roger TAG (The Adventure Group) Tantalus Lodge Tash Anderson

TFD Tommy D & Anna Thomas Egli Time Square Suites Hotel Vancouver Todd Hancock Tonker UK Toronto Gay Ski Snowboard Club (TGSC) Tourism British Columbia Tourism Whistler Tourism Vancouver Travel Gay Canada (TGC) Twitterazzi @joshrimer, @mckillopuw, @amuse_events, @thesamanthamack, @amberturnau, @megamouthmedia, @br_webb, @SoCalGayDoc, @maryinVanCity, @aandcadventure United Protection Services Vancouver Dyke March & Festival Vancouver Frontrunners (VFR) Jag & team Vancouver Queer Film Festival Vancouver Timberline Dance Society Marek & Todd Vancouver Pride Society Village Hosts Volunteers V-Rag Cole Wayne Hartrick Whistler Blackcomb Thanks to the whole mountain team Whistler Beer Whistler Conference Centre Caroline, Barb, Mark & staff Whistler Debates - Whistler Museum & Archives Whistler Glacier Group Whistler Question Thanks John, Steph & team! Whistler The Magazine Xtra Vancouver Zoom Whistler

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

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!

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2013 GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE Gay Ski/Snowboard Week - Festival Guide