Community A & E Events
Welcome Reception
Medal Ceremonies
Closing Ceremonies
/Outspectacle Gala
Parade of Athletes
/ Vancouver Pride Parade

Opening Party

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Following the arrival of the flags at Vancouver Art Gallery on Monday, July 25 the OPENING PARTY at Club Five-Sixty will kick off the week-long celebrations. Meet the fabulous athletes, artists and party-goers who will be celebrating the Outgames and Pride for the week ahead!  Doors open at 7:00 pm and this party goes late. Check out the WomenZone in the upstairs lounge.

Dynamic duo DESTINEAK always presents an energetic, action-packed show as DJ / Drummer Bobby James and uber-talented vocalist Christina Sing crank out the hits.

SUGARBEACH will be performing their Outgames theme song ‘Come on Out’. 

Acclaimed dancer, choreographer and actor, TYRELL WITHERSPOON will play his unique blend of pop and dance.

WAACOUTURE – the first Waacking, Funk and House dance crew of its kind in Vancouver pays homage to the gay community's 1970's underground vogueing and waacking movement which is growing in popularity all around the world. 

DJ JEFFERY MICHAEL will command the dance floor with one hard-hitting beat after another with his sounds of electro, top 40 mash-ups and progressive house.

Host DAVID C. JONES, one of the funniest minds in Vancouver, twice awarded the Best Comedian in Vancouver award by readers of the Georgia Straight, will have you laughing hysterically when you’re not busting a move on the dance floor.



























Outgames Live Showcase

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Check out some of the top talent Vancouver has to offer at the Outgames Live Showcase!  With a fabulous lineup of live performances all night long this high-energy evening is the where all the action will be Thursday, July 28th.  A special guest drag queen will entertain you with sensual games and outspoken comedy. Held at Five Sixty, Vancouver’s super-club with three floors and mind-blowing surround visuals, this Live Showcase will be a highlight of the Outgames.

DJ G-LUVE will keep the good times spinning with an eclectic blend of music genres from the seventies onward including disco, 80’s pop, new wave, house, electro, classic rock and funk. G will spread the Luve to the crowd at the Outgames Live Showcase.

CAROLE POPE is the legendary Canadian Diva, author, Genie and Juno award winner and former lead singer in Rough Trade.  With four 4 gold and 2 platinum records under her belt, Carole will be bringing her provocative and unique musical style to multiple stages during the Games.

ARMSTRONG JR mixes his unique harmonic vocal arrangements with the electronic production styles of Disco House, Electro and Pop to deliver a sweet highly original sound.

PETER BREEZE will present his fantastic mix of catchy dance hooks, trashy beats and cocky lyrics that lead the listener into the color full world of Hollywood. Shameless with his stories and unapologetic for his antics, Peter finds the perfect balance between catchy pop music and artistic integrity as he writes all of his songs.

Closing Party

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Vancouver 2011 North America Outgames in partnership with Big Roger Events present the Closing Party at Plaza of Nations with international stars ACE OF BASE and DRAGONETTE as co-headliners. ACE OF BASE are the hit artists behind the best-selling singles “ All That She Wants” , “ The Sign” and “ Don’ t Turn Around” . DRAGONETTE are the renowned Canadian electro pop artists behind the hit track “ Hello” have been taking the music world by storm, having sold out shows in Canada and throughout the world.

The Closing Party also features Carole Pope, DJ Rafael Calvente (Rio), DJ Adam Dreaddy (Vancouver), Diversity Project and Alice Ai, hosted by David C Jones.

The Outgames Closing party will be a full day festival of LGBTQ culture with non-stop entertainment featuring concerts, DJ’s, drag shows, dance performances, medal presentations, beer garden, Womenzone, The Breakfast of Champions and the Closing Ceremonies finale.

Come OUT and Play -The Closing Party is sure to be a vibrant spectacle - a full day of colourful characters celebrating the Outgames at Plaza of Nations. The beautiful outdoor waterfront setting includes a main stage and fully licensed site. Gates open at 11 am the festivities kick off with The Breakfast of Champions.


*Special Appearance By

The Diversity Project


The Diver sity Project Association is dedicated to promoting Love and Compassion through Diversity, Edu cation, and Understanding for all walks of life. They are excited to work with the OutGames by bringing them a not to be missed flash mob dance during the closing ceremonies on July 30th with guest dancers Mackenzie Green and Nathalie Heath from So You Think You Can Dance Canada, season 3.


The Anthems Party

Sunday, July 31th, 2011

Bringing Pride and the Outgames together for Pride events like Vancouver has never seen! 

Join the athletes after they've marched in the Vancouver Pride Parade for one last celebration; dancing to your favourite anthems out in the sun! We promise all of the divas that you love, from the classics to today's pop princesses! 

DJ ABEL (Miami)
with an opening set by 
and a live performance by 
WYNTER GORDON (Dirty Talk, Believer, Till Death)
+ local performers and dancers.  The Anthem Party is taking place Sunday, July 31 from 3 pm – 11 pm at Plaza of Nations.



United: Pride

Sunday, July 31th, 2011

Vancouver's sweatiest, sexiest and wildest re-occurring after-hours party turns up the heat with UNITED: PRIDE the Pride Wrap-up Party. This event is known for relentless dance-music, the hottest men you haven't met yet and a fun crowd that refuses to quit partying till the last beat is served. DJ PAULO is probably Vancouver's favourite imported DJ and we're thrilled to have him on deck to pump the party with his award winning and unique style of tribal injected house! Local favourite DJ ADAM DREADDY starts the night with the special treats he saves just for Big Roger Events. Going well into the morning this event has a line-up down the block to get in well past 5 or 6AM - plan ahead if you don't want to be caught in the line.



Monday, July 25th, 2011 to Sunday, July 31st, 2011

The Womenzone is a safe space for women, their friends, allies and special guests to gather and enjoy a variety of entertainment and amenities. The goal of Womenzone is to foster an environment of fun, flirtations, talking and dancing and enhance the week of international female focus and empowerment.

This is where women will be loud and proud at the Vancouver 2011 North America Outgames! There will be exhibits, the chance to mingle and meet locals and sample some of Vancouver’ s finest dining establishments. Come Out and Celebrate with some of Vancouver’ s best entertainers and DJ's.

  • Monday, July 25 - upstairs lounge at Opening Party at Five Sixty 
  • Friday, July 29 – “ Sweet” at Canvas Lounge 
  • Sat July 30 – Fireworks Boat Cruise 8:30 pm – 12:30 am 
  • Sunday, July 31 (afternoon) – Chicas Lounge at QE Plaza
  • Sunday, July 31 (evening) - Hershey Bar at Gossip and Blvd 22




North America Outgames Fast Track Passes:

The Must Have Accessory for 2011

2 Great Choices





1)    Opening DAYTIME Ceremony at Vancouver Art Gallery Monday, July 25 featuring; Official Opening Ceremony, arrival of the flags, Sugarbeach, special guests and dignitaries

2)    Opening Party at Five Sixty on Monday, July 25 featuring; Destineak, Sugarbeach, Tyrell Witherspoon, Waacouture, DJ Jeffery Michael hosted by David C. Jones

3)    Outgames Live Showcase at Five Sixty on Thursday, July 28 featuring; DJ G-Luve, Carole Pope, Armstrong Jr. and Peter Breeze

4)    Closing DAYTIME Celebrations on Saturday, July 30 at Plaza of Nations 11 am – 5 pm only featuring; Breakfast of Champions, Diversity Project and Beer Garden

5)    Closing Party at Plaza of Nations 11 am – 11 pm featuring; Ace of Base, Dragonette, Carole Pope, DJ Rafael Calvente (Rio), DJ Dreaddy, Diversity Project, Kim Kuzma, Alice Ai, Matthew Presidente hosted by David C Jones.  Also featured will be the Closing Ceremony with medal presentations and the above mentioned daytime celebrations