Vancouver, July 2011 is the place to be. Sport, Human Rights and more than a week of culture and celebration festivities planned for the 2nd North America Outgames July 25-31, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“This will be a momentous event in Canada’s newest Olympic city,” says John Boychuk, President of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames Steering Committee. “People are going to be impressed and enchanted by the quality of the events that we’ve planned for them during the 2nd North America Outgames.”
Sporting events include mountain, marine, and land sports that are both individual and team based sports, with a focus on participation and healthy competition. “There will be something for every age and physical ability, and some unique activities for the Vancouver area and the North America Outgames” says Dan Quon, President of Team Vancouver and the primary sports lead.
Registration is now available for both the three day Human Rights conference, as well as the first initial offering of sports. Further sports will be available for registration over the coming weeks.
To register, go to http://vancouver2011outgames.com/registration.html
As well as being able to register for the event of 2011, the call for proposals is available for interested parties. The Vancouver 2011 Outgames Human Rights Conference will be a three-day event encompassing a number of thematic areas such as law/jurisprudence, workplace, health/well-being, education, corporate, spirituality, and sport. Sessions will include concurrent, plenary, panel, and interactive activities.
To download the call for proposals, go to http://www.vancouver2011outgames.com/documents/Vancouver2011Conference-CallforProposals-Aug19.pdf
Brad Bostock, Host City Director for GLISA North America, says “GLISA North America is dedicated to the development of host-city sports, culture, and human rights throughout North America. Building on the legacies of Montreal, Calgary and Melbourne, GLISA North America invites everyone to join us in Vancouver in July 2011 for an amazing week of healthy sport, engaging conversation, and uplifting celebration.”