Our History

Team Vancouver was created in 1989 to bring Gay Games III to Vancouver. Following what became a game of firsts - first international record, first truly international Gay Games, first cultural festival for a Gay Games - Team Vancouver continued to play a role on the global stage as a founding member of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG). Team Vancouver stayed on to organized BC's entries in subsequent Games in New York, Amsterdam, Sydney, and Chicago. Team Vancouver hosted the FGG AGM in 2001 and partnered with the Vancouver Parks Board in presenting a civic reception at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

The Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association (GLISA) was created in 2004 to further support and provide resources to an ever expanding movement in sports and culture around the world. Team Vancouver joined GLISA and attended the inaugural Congress held in September 2005. Team Vancouver is highly respected on the international LGBT sports scene and represents Vancouver and British Columbia at the annual meetings of both GLISA and the FGG.