Writing workshop with Amber Dawn — Roundhouse Community Centre, Sat, July 26 SARAH RACE
SAT, JULY 26 10th Annual Pride Run & Walk This year’s run/walk is proud to add a third category to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of our community. Registrants can now select from one of three gender categories: male, female or gender-variant. Both the ﬁve- and 10-kilometre runs begin and end at Brockton Oval. Money raised goes to Out in Schools and the Vancouver Pride Society’s Legacy Fund. 9:30am. Brocton Oval, Stanley Park, 1151 Stanley Park Dr. Course map, information and registration — $40 — at vancouverfrontrunners.org.
Picnic in the Park Bring your family, friends, dogs, a packed lunch and a blanket to sit on. The afternoon will feature games organized by community partners (participation by donation), DJs and a 19-plus beer garden. 11am–6pm. Brocton Oval, Stanley Park, 1151 Stanley Park Dr. Picnic area is free, but cover TBA for beer garden. vancouverpride.ca
Queer Arts Fest: Writing Workshop
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Critically acclaimed author Amber Dawn hosts a three-day workshop on memoir writing for transgressive voices, called Tough Language, Tender Wisdoms. 1–3pm. Continues on Sun, July 27, and Sat, Aug 2. Registration by donation on a sliding scale, though organizers remind that workshops of this kind typically cost $225 per person. Participants must sign up for all three days. Roundhouse Community Centre, Room C, 181 Roundhouse Mews. queerartsfestival.com
Bears, the Baths and Beyond Steamworks hosts an afternoon for bears the fourth Saturday of every month. 1–6pm. Steamworks, 123 W Pender St. Membership and rental rates, $6–150. steamworksonline.com/ vancouver
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