This article was published on July 25th, 2011
Today is the kick-off for the Vancouver 2011 North America Outgames. The day starts off with the raising of the rainbow flag at Vancouver City Hall at 11:00am. Vancouver Mayor, Greggor Roberts will read the official proclamation and then the rainbow flag will be hoisted to the top of the flag pole.
Following the flag raising, the Running of the Flags will begin. The rainbow, GLISA and Outgames flags will be carried by over 75 flag bearers along three distinct routes: Vancouver-Whistler-Grouse, UBC and SFU. The flags will come together at 6:00pm for the Opening Ceremonies.
The Opening Ceremonies will be held at the Vancouver Art Gallery started at 5:00pm. Sugarbeach will be performing the Outgames theme song, Come On Out. The Running of the Flags flag bearers will arrive at 6pm, and then the cauldron will be lit.
The day wraps up at Club 560 (560 Seymour Street) with a fun night of entertainment including headliner Destineak. The event goes from 7:00pm – 2:00am. Special guest, Sugarbeach, will also perform “Come On Out”.