Oakwyn will always celebrate the power and individuality of people. We will continue to push towards a world that is inclusive for everyone regardless of their race, sexuality, or gender identity. We work hard every day to make strides towards a society where we all feel safe to be ourselves.

As Vancouver Pride is approaching, we have put together our recommendations for the weekend, along with LGBTQ+ businesses and organizations the Oakwyn community continues to support.

Let the countdown to festivities begin!

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Vancouver Pride 2021 Schedule

Here are all the amazing events taking place for Vancouver Pride 2021 (please note most of the in-person events require tickets/registration):

July 30th

VanPrideFest: Beyond the Binary Picnic

A gathering for Trans*, Enby, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, Agender, and folks outside of the gender binary, their friends and allies.

Stoli Pride Lounge

Book a two-hour time slot with up to five friends and enjoy some lounge-style entertainment including drag artists. Running Friday 30th to Sunday 1st.


TOGETHER AGAIN co-presented by Level Up is a QTBIPOC-CENTRED hip hop dance party with DJs, gogo dancers, and drag performances. The event is for those who identify as Black, and/or Indigenous, and/or people of colour (BIPOC).

July 31st

VanPrideFest: Ace & Aro Prom in the Park

Afternoon prom-theme picnic in Mount Pleasant. Every year, the local Ace and Aro community hosts a prom, in order to provide an alternative for those who don’t feel comfortable at their own proms.

Vizzy Pride Lounge

More lounge-style entertainment including drinks and drag artists! Running Friday 30th to Sunday 1st.

Pride Art Walk

Enjoy a self-guided tour of five public art pieces and murals celebrating queer folks in Vancouver Downtown. Running July 19th to August 3rd

August 1st

Decentralized Pride Parade

Rally your bubble to snap a Pride-parade-worthy pic or video and upload it to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #VanPride for your chance to be featured live in the parade broadcast.

VanPrideFest: Commercial Drag

Co-presented by Sleepy Queers Production. This event takes place in the park and promises an “outrageous Commercial Drag experience”.

VanPrideFest: Pride Picnic

An afternoon picnic offering Pride without the crowds! Featuring live music, drag, and sunshine.

If you’re more comfortable celebrating Vancouver Pride 2021 online, be sure to catch the Pride Livestream, featuring the following events (& more).

Drag Deliveries
Human Rights Panel
VanPride Classroom Series
Posh Ball 2021 – Online Kiki Ball
Pride Summer Series 
Queer History Panel 
Symphonic Pride 

Oakwyn's Pride Organizations

Pride means action! We believe in showing our support, not simply saying it. After the success of the initiative last year, for Vancouver Pride 2021 Oakwyn has again created a line of exclusive Pride-themed Nalgene bottles. Proceeds from these bottles will go to supporting two local charities, Rainbow Refugee part of QMUNITY and Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

We will also be purchasing a Pride-themed cocktail kit from our friends at Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, Oakwyn’s featured charity for the month of August.  The kit will be part of the Grand Prize of our Golf Tournament on July 22nd. Keep your eyes peeled for our next Charity Feature article for more information on this amazing foundation.

Welcome to the Gaybourhood

From bars to brunch spots, Vancouver’s LGBTQ+ neighbourhood is a celebrated part of Vancouver Pride and queer culture and community in general. While we can’t shout out everyone, here is a list of some of our favourite spots. Make sure to support local queer businesses during Vancouver Pride 2021!

Food & Beverage

Enjoy these queer-friendly/queer-owned spots this Vancouver Pride 2021 for drinks, food, and general celebrations.

Joe’s Cafe



The Basic

The Fountainhead Pub

The Junction

The Score

Pumpjack Pub


Support LGBTQ+ and inclusive apparel with the following businesses:

Venus & Mars Clothing

Womyn’s Ware

Peau De Loup

From book shops to barber shops, find more celebrated queer operated/queer friendly businesses below:

Little Sisters Book Store

Awl Together Leather

Big Bro’s Barber Shop

Cmmn Grnd

Pride Podcasting

Oakwynites Casey Archibald from Xeva Mortgage and Catherine Worthy were featured on the BHB Podcast to celebrate Pride month. The pair joined guest host Scott MacArthur of Sportsnet 590, Kyra Wong, and Chris Baker to discuss all things Pride month and celebrating Pride across the mortgage industry.

You can catch up on the podcast below!

Be safe & responsible and enjoy the Pride celebrations!

For more information on any of the organizations or Oakwyn’s involvement, please reach out to us!