When December 04, 2022 at 10:00am 9 hrs
Where Historic Theatre, The Cultch | 1895 Venables Street

Community has always been an important part of the response to HIV/AIDS. This community gathering is to honour and recognize those who lived and died through the first 15 years of the HIV pandemic across British Columbia.

Join us for a day of stories, activities, and a special viewing of In My Day*, a verbatim theatre production based on the interviews collected from HIV In My Day. This gathering offers a mix of structured and unstructured opportunities to reflect on and engage with the earliest days of the HIV epidemic.

The In Our Day: Community Gathering is being planned by members of the community-based research project behind the play, In My Day, along with Zee Zee Theatre and The Cultch. Community organizations involved in the event include AIDS Vancouver, the Community-Based Research Centre, and YouthCO.

AIDS Vancouver is pleased to be the registration partner on this event.

Tickets to this event, including the play, are free with advance registration

In Our Day: Community Gathering Schedule Preview


Territory Acknowledgments and Opening Remarks


Workshops, Discussions, and Panels


Lunch and Breakout Discussions


In My Day Verbatim Theatre Performance


Talk-Back and Participatory Choir Session


Closing Remarks, Appetizers, and Cocktails

*In My Day

Zee Zee Theatre (Vancouver) | Written by Rick Waines

In My Day is a verbatim work of contemporary drama that exists at the cross section of disability and memorial arts. Centred around HIV’s impact on Vancouver, it is a story of a pandemic response with extraordinary victories and heartbreaking failures.

This work is inspired by a community-based oral history research project in 2017, titled HIV In My Day, which was initiated at the University of Victoria interviewing long-term survivors and caregivers who lived through the first 15 years of the HIV pandemic in British Columbia. The collected stories and reflections would honour the voices of women, people of colour, Indigenous folks, trans, people who use[d] injection drugs, and others, alongside those of cisgender gay men.


As part of our efforts to ensure accessibility and care for our whole community, masks are highly encouraged throughout the event, except when eating or drinking. Mask requirements may be updated pending the status of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.