Pride Neighborhood Patio at Bentall
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July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
July 29, 3PM—10PM, Bentall Center plaza – 595 Burrard St @ Dunsmuir
Come join us for a magical evening. Featuring a variety of Queer Talent from across Vancouver. Bring some friends and come together and enjoy a diverse line up that highlights our community.This is a free event with accessibility options available.
Transportation: Venue is accessible by transit
Parking: There is pay parking on the street near the venue
Water: $1 water or free if needed is available. Tap water is also available.
Covid Protocol: All events are masks strongly encouraged. Masks and sanitizer are available upon entry.
Washrooms: All spaces have an accessible portable washroom.
Terrain: Bentall does have stairs leading to the plaza, but if stairs are a barrier, folks can enter through the BMO building which has a button and go towards the plaza where a security guard or volunteer will be stationed to open the door.
Sensory: Earplugs available at all events. Flashing lights may occur.
Financial Barriers: No one turned away for lack of funds. There are both cash and card options for payment.
Seating: All events have disability priority seating, and a variety of seating options including armless folding chairs, bistro chairs with arms, and picnic tables.
First Aid: There will be first aid kits on site.
Harm Reduction: Staff has been trained in naloxone and will be carrying it with them.
Food: There will be food trucks available on site.
Shade: The area is a mix of uncovered and shaded.
Accessible Viewing Zone: This zone includes priority seating and masks mandatory.
On the Stage
Bushy Park is the collaboration of fine laydies who said “Dyke country music? Hell Yeah!” We are a dyke country band with a fun, quirky, musical repertoire that does gender flips on classic country songs along with openly queer originals. Fun, inclusive, professional, homey. Country music is music with stories about everyday people – except in this case it’s everyday queer people. Suitable for audiences that bat for any softball team you like.
Wan Ting Moi (She/Her) is a new Vancouver drag artist who made her debut in March 2022. While having lived in Vancouver for almost 9 years, Wan Ting is very connected to her Chinese root, she enjoys performing not only your top 50 English pop songs but also some classic mandopop hits. You can expect all the pop girl fantasy, live singing, and hair-whipping in a Wan Ting number. She’s beyond excited to make her Vancouver Pride debut this year.
Jason Qiu (he/they) was a founding member of the indie group Locus which was featured at Vancouver Pride from 2008 to 2010. Now a solo performer, Qiu began a personal journey to rediscover himself and truly find his voice and confidence within. Performing in both Chinese and English, Qiu’s songs are introspective monologues and musings on impactful life experiences conveyed in vulnerable, emotion-laden vocal lines. Qiu’s upcoming English and companion Cantonese EPs, Lone Wolf, will be released in August of 2022.