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Suite Special for 2010
EuroPride 2009
WinterPRIDE Photo Memory
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
Mr. Gay Canada Reveals New Logo
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Suite Special for 2010 
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Get a jump on WinterPRIDE 2010 and book your Suite now at a very special early booking incentive!  Our preferred hotel partner - The Residence Inn by Marriott Whistler is offering a special rate of just $299 + taxes / night!  This is a limited time offer with limited number of rooms and once they are gone they are gone, so book now and save!
Rates valid Feb. 28 - March 10, 2010.  Subject to applicable taxes, quoted in Canadian Dollars, limited inventory for a limited time offer.  Call 1.888.905.3400 for more details.  Quote Group Code: WWP - WinterPRIDE
EuroPride 2009 in the beautiful city of Zurich!
May 2 - June 7, 2009
EuroPride Zurich 2009
In 2009 Zürich will play host to the international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride event that is Europe's most exiting celebration of gay culture. EuroPride 2009 will descend upon the city from May 2nd to June the 7th and will feature a dynamic combination of music, sport, culture and nightlife events.

It's appropriate that Zürich is the first ever Swiss host of this prestigious event. Switzerland's biggest city has long been a home to a large GLBT community which has felt comfortable and safe in the city. Diverse and friendly, Zürich has always been exceptionally welcome to the gay visitors, and there has always been a gay presence in the heart of the old town. Looking back to the second half of the 19th Century, Zürich has the first recorded public activities of any GLBT group in the world. The legendary bar called Barfusser, which has been running since 1956, claims to be Europe's oldest continuously operated gay bar, whilst the gay magazine Der Kreis, which was founded here in 1943, made an important contribution to gay liberation and culture in both Europe and around the world.

Zürich's prominent gay community will be reflected in the EuroPride programme with many of the city's biggest GLBT events and organizations taking part. The programme commences on May the 2nd with the opening ceremony and a big party that is open to everyone.

For more information on how you be part of EuroPride please visit Tourism Switzerland for more details.

Tourism Switzerland 

Photos of WinterPRIDE
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Travelocity Never Roam Alone Ski Guide

Photo by: Kelly Stevens - Travelocity Never Roam Alone Ski Guide:  Hal More leading a group on Blackcomb.
GW-021 WinterPRIDE Newsletter (Apr. 10/09)
Happy Easter, ! 
Whistler is heating up this spring with stellar spring conditions on a base of 209cm (82") with more snow in the forecast!
has a ski group meeting next weekend - Saturday, April 18th, 10AM at the light board on Whistler followed by the very social apres ski at Dusty's usually around 4-ish or so. Saturday night is the oh so popular Retro WHOOSSH with the incredible Drag Diva - Ms. Willie Taylor.  Cover at the South Side Diner is just $8 and is a fund raiser for the Okanagan Rainbow Coalition so they can organize and celebrate Okanagan Pride June 20th, 2009.
Remember if you need a place to stay call 1.866.787.1966 or book online.

Upcoming Events:
April 11 - GMF @ Pulse on Davie St (Vancouver) featuring DJ Kimberly S & Nick Bertossi
April 12 - Big Muscle World Tour @ Gorg-o-Mish on 695 Smithe St. (Vancouver) featuring DJ Bill Bennett (Miami) with opening DJ Sonny T (Toronto)

April 18 - skiOUT! on Whistler
April 17-26 - TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Whistler
May 3 - skiOUT! on Blackcomb
May 7-10 - IGLTA Convention in Toronto
May 16 - skiOUT! on Blackcomb
May 17 - Dine with Pride, International Day Against Homophobia in Vancouver (IDAHO Day)
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
April 17-26
starting from C$82/person* 
TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival
2 Nights Accommodation & 2 Day Lift Ticket
From $82 CAD per person per night 
From $69 USD per person per night

Valid April 17 - 26, 2009
* Rates are per person per night, based on 2 adults in a one bedroom, valid April 17-26, 2009. Other packages available throughout the season, please inquire for details.  Package includes 2-3 nights accommodation and a 2 Day Lift Ticket per person. Rates do not include taxes or fees, are subject to availability and may change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. 
Call 1.866.787.1966 or 

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MGC Reveals New Logo 
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After a nation-wide search, the original design for the new look of Mr. Gay Canada competition was awarded to Eric Abel.  Eric is very thrilled to add his logo design for Mr. Gay Canada in his list of achievements. When asked what the logo means, Eric proudly explains that "...the logo represents what can be the most identifiable element in being Canadian: the red maple leaf in the flag.  The leaf was modified to show that we can be alternative without compromising who we are or what we represent.  The initials within the maple leaf depict modern while the name (Mr. Gay Canada) conveys regality; together representative of what Mr. Gay Canada is."  Click here to read more...
If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see for 2010 please feel free to drop us a line.  Both Ken & I will be in Toronto for the IGLTA world Conference next month so if you are in Toronto make sure you stop by and say hello!
Reminder to mark your calenders for March 1-8, 2010 right after the Olympics is the new time slot for WinterPRIDE!
Remember Think Snow, Think WinterPRIDE!


Dean + Ken
Alpenglow Productions/GayWhistler