Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE takes place on Sept 22

Hundreds of walkers will be joining the 28th annual Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE this Sunday to show their support for people living with HIV.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. at our main stage at Sunset Beach where hosts Jonny Staub, co-host of the Jonny, Holly and Nira morning show on Beat 94.5 FM, and Symone, one of Vancouver’s premier gender illusionists, will welcome walkers.

The theme this year is “All About the Shoes.” Participants have been invited to wear their most colourful, fabulous or unforgettable shoes to take part in our first-ever AIDS WALK Shoe Fashion Show. The Fashion Show kicks off at 10:40 a.m. with celebrity judges.

At 11 a.m. the opening ceremonies begin, including the official Positive Living BC Day proclamation from the City of Vancouver and blessing by Leonard George, leader and former elected Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

The WALK starts at 11:30 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. After the WALK there will be prizes for students, individuals and teams. Follow the WALK on Twitter: #AIDSWALKVan. Funds raised from the Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE support Positive Living BC’s Complementary Health Fund.

The Positive Living Society of British Columbia exists to enable persons living with AIDS and HIV disease to empower themselves through mutual support and collective action. From our personal struggles and challenges come our courage and strength.