2012 We Care Red Ribbon Campaign
Red Ribbon Gala
The Red Ribbon Gala, held on November 13th, 2012 at downtown eatery Wild Rice, boasted entertainment such as emcee Barb Snelgrove, vocalist Jaclyn Guillou, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, as well as attracting guests including Vancouver Sun columnist Malcolm Perry.
World AIDS Day Celebration at Carnegie Centre
The World AIDS Day Celebration at Carnegie Centre on November 30, 2012 hosted information tables from several organisations including AIDS Vancouver. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Out in Harmony, Vancouver’s own LGBT choir were both in attendance, as well as headline speaker Dr. Julio Montaner.
Free Hugs Day
Started as a way to pass on the message “You can’t get AIDS from a hug”, Free Hugs Day on December 1, 2012, World AIDS Day, was a big hit, both with AIDS Vancouver staff and volunteers (among them, the Honourable Hedy Fry), and with the general public. Hugs, red ribbon pins and AIDS Vancouver Helpline cards were all given out, with the love of the community coming right back in.