Results tagged “Canada”

Divers/Cité brings top entertainers to Montreal

By Troy Petnbrink
July 24, 2013 3:30 PM |
With veteran entertainers such as Hector Romero, Alain Jackinsky, François K and Frankie Knuckles, along with rising stars such Nico Concerto and Raneem, Montreal's Divers/Cité is flexing its muscles as it kicks off another decade as one of the world's top LGBT music and arts festivals, July 29 to Aug. 4. The event begins on Monday at La Fontaine Park with a free ... [Read]

“It is not ’us’ and ‘them’ anymore,” said Krista Snow, the volunteer chair of Halifax Pride and former Halifax City Council member. “We have gone from a completely ‘gay event’ to a celebration for the entire Halifax community.” An estimated 100,000 people attended yesterday’s Pride parade. With record participation by community organizations as well as national sponsors such as TD ... [Read]

The 3rd Annual Queer of the Year competition, hosted by Tourisme Montreal, has begun and continues through the end of August.  The fun and campy competition is designed to increase Montreal's visibility as a top gay-friendly destination. "Queer of the Year is, to this day, one of the highlights of my life. It was such a remarkable opportunity for a person like ... [Read]

Halifax, the historic capital of Canada's Nova Scotia province, is a quintessential Maritime city. It is also a very welcoming destination for gay travelers. From July 20 to 29, Halifax Pride celebrates its 25th anniversary. The largest Pride festival in Atlantic Canada, it will boast close to 20 different events. “This year we'll be 'Out Celebrating 25’,” exclaimed Krista Snow, chair of Halifax ... [Read]

Let's hear it for wine and chocolate

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
January 29, 2012 11:46 AM |
They are two of the most important food groups: wine and chocolate. To celebrate these decadent delights, next weekend and every weekend through the end of February, Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake will be hosting Days of Wine and Chocolate. The 28 members of Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake will each feature "a premium VQA wine matched to a delectable chocolate selection."  For example, Peller Estates ... [Read]

Gay Canucks will travel

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 26, 2011 2:46 PM |
Travel Gay Canada, Canada's LGBT tourism industry association, announced today, the findings of its second research study of the country's gay travelers, showing a market size of $7 billion annually. The study, conducted by the Protean Strategies, surveyed Canadian LGBT travelers in the fall of 2010. When compared to the general travel market the following was found: Canadian LGBT travelers spend ... [Read]

Tourisme Montreal is accepting entries for its annual Queer of the Year 2011 contest, an annual competition to promote Montreal as a gay-friendly destination. The contest is open to boys, girls and everyone in between from all over the world. QOTY is looking for queers with personality, talent, a healthy lifestyle, community spirit and sex appeal. Entries are being accepted ... [Read]