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  • Writer's pictureDean Nelson, (he/him) CTC, LLD

WinterPRIDE Jan. 26 - Feb. 2, 2014

WP14-001 eNews, May 14, 2013

Gearing up for another exciting Pride Season    Summer Pride    Mr. Gay World 2013    WorldOutgames Antwerp, Belgium   For reservations in Whistler call 1.866.787.1966

It is official, WinterPRIDE new dates!

WinterPRIDE 2014 Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

Greetings from Whistler!

By all accounts, WinterPRIDE 2013 was another glowing success, however the final weekend had extraordinary compression due to the Chinese New Years and the new BC Family Day long weekend causing majority of the hotels to be sold out for the final weekend. Therefore, the traditional time slot for WinterPRIDE (first week of February) is no long a need period for the resort and we can expect ski tickets and accommodation rates to be reflected accordingly.

After discussing with some of the key Whistler partners we felt the last week of January (January 26 - Feb. 2nd) will be the best value in terms of room rates and ski passes for our guests and give the festival the biggest opportunity to grow.  This week will also give the festival a stable time slot for the next several years which is important to many of our guests with Time Shares and Strata Condos which demand them to give 10+ months notice of use of their suite(s).  We hope you will find the new week a positive move and will continue to support the festival.  WinterPRIDE 2014 is January 26 - February 2nd.


Book early and save... Aava Whistler Hotel

Aava Whistler Hotel Host hotel for Whistler Pride WinterPRIDE

When you plan ahead you can save big in Whistler.  We have a wicked WinterPRIDE package starting at just $129/person/night for a seven night stay at the Aava Whistler hotel + a full week festival pass.  We can also offer you a layaway plan of paying the package over 7, 6, or 3 months in equal payments to help you with you travel planning.  Download the WinterPRIDE Package Form Today

For more information, please feel free to email Ken at

Planning on visiting Whistler this summer?  Make sure you use the Promo Code: PRIDE2013 and save 


Antwerp gets set to host Mr. Gay World + WorldOutgames:

The spectacular Opening Ceremony of the Antwerp worldOutgames on Saturday, August 3rd will take place on the biggest open-air square of Antwerp, a great podium with a specially designed 'A' catwalk (Antwerp's city logo) will host a fabulous show with international entertainment. Of course the traditional parade of the 5000+ athletes from more than 80 countries with national flags will give this opening a dazzling start.

The Mr. Gay World Grand Finale, where 25+ delegates from around the world will compete to become the next Mr. Gay World 2013, including Mr. Gay Canada's Danny Papadatos, surrounded by singers and dancers in an international musical show (August 4th) - a must see event!  Join in the fun and cheer on your favorite Mr. Gay.  For more information >>Click Here

Special Outgames promo code:

Registering for the worldOutgames involves two fees: € 129 for the worldOutgames Experience Package (Opening and Closing Ceremonies, opening party, free bus transportation, free museum pass, free fitness at different places, goodie bag with special offers, participation medal) + a fee for your sport. With the following promo code 'GLISANA' you will receive a € 30 discount on your worldOutgames Experience Package, so you'll pay only € 99 instead of € 129 as long as you book before May 31st, 2013. Hope to see you in Antwerp this summer!  Book today! >>click here


Edmonton Pride gets ready - June 6-16th

YEG Edmonton Pride Festival 2013

Summer Pride is heating up and GayWhistler is heading West to Winnipeg for Pride June 1-2 and then to Edmonton Pride June 6-16.  Make sure you come out and say hi.  While in Edmonton we will be looking for the next Mr. Gay Alberta on June 15th to come to Whistler for the National competition.  There is still time to sign up  and you could be the next Mr. Gay Alberta!  >> Click to learn more

Mr. Gay Canada - Alberta edition will be held at Buddy's Nite Club, 11725 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB on June 15th


Register for the Vancouver Pride Run

July 27th, 2013

Vancouver Frontrunners Pride Run and Walk 2013

Mr. Gay World - Andy Derleth and Mr. Gay Canada - Danny Papadatos will be at the 31st annual Vancouver Pride Run / Walk 10K and 5K.   Register either a team or individual by May 15th and you may just win a $200 voucher towards your WinterPRIDE 2014 festival pass.  Proceeds from the run/walk benefit Out in Schools.   Register today!


Whistler's Mountain Bike Park Opens - May 17tReady for gravity fed adrenaline fun? How To Create A FORCE OF NATURE

Ideal early-summer conditions will allow the Whistler Bike Park to open the most opening terrain ever.  With above average warm dry weather has contributed to melting the lower snow pack early giving the bike park crews early access to get  A-Line, Crank-it-Up, And Crabapple trails all ready for you to hit the medal hard as part of the biggest opening day ever.  Thought you would enjoy this recently launched video to help you get in the mood for some serious Gravity Fed Excitement!  >> More info


Thank you to all of our 2013 Sponsors. We look forward in revealing the 2014 Sponsor family this September. Are you interested in being a sponsor?  Contact for more details.  We have some exciting activations available this coming season. 

WinterPRIDE 2013 Sponsors Whistler Pride and Ski Festival


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