In addition to international events, we aim to connect the local LGBT sporting and cultural communities into a vibrant network for the benefit of all, not only on the international stage, but at home in our city, province and nation as well. With this in mind, we have created an Associate program for local groups to meet, share ideas, and organise joint events. Read more on our associate network

Arts & Entertainment

Mirateca Arts

MIRATECA produces, promotes and presents artists and shows of all disciplines. From music concerts, dance, theatre, artistic night-club events, galas, festivals to contests amongst other theatrical events.

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Badminton

Absolutely Badminton

Absolutely Badminton plays in the winter from September to May at King George High School on Denman Street in downtown Vancouver, on Wednesdays 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

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Bowling

Wet and Wild Wednesday Bowling League

Our leagues purpose is to promote and establish Unity, Communication and Fellowship within our community through recreational and competitive bowling. Our season runs from September through to March ending with our own two week tournament. Weekly league play is Wednesday from 7PM to aprox. 9:30 PM. at Rev's Bowling Centre. We are members of I.G.B.O. (International Gay Bowling Organization) and our members frequently enjoy playing in other I.G.B.O. city tournaments. We encourage all levels of players from beginners to more experienced as we use a handicap scoring system, all members have equal opportunity to quarter season and year end awards.

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Curling

Pacific Rim Curling League

The Pacific Rim Curling League is an all-inclusive league open to curlers of all skill level. From late September to the end of March, the League curls on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings at the Vancouver Curling Club.

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Cycling

LGBT Cycling Club

LGBT Cycling is a new cycling club that aims to bring together lgbt cyclists for regular weekly rides of about 30 to 50 km. Plans are underway to organize weekend trips to the local islands, short rides during the long summer evenings, and long afternoon rides around the Greater Vancouver area.

Dance

Not So Strictly Ballroom

The goal of Not So Strictly Ballroom is to create a community of social dancers in the gay and lesbian community. We offer dance lessons to singles and couples, and hold classes in both the West end and East End of Vancouver.

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Dragon Boating

Sisters in Sync

Vancouver is home to Canada's first lesbian dragon boat team, Sisters in Sync. This successful team (silver medalists at the 2007 Alcan Dragon Boat Festival) is recruiting new paddlers. We offer the opportunity to learn a new sport, increase your fitness level, participate in exciting and friendly competition...and all this in an out, loud and proud lesbian environment.

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Health/Wellness

Health Initiative for Men

Health Initiative for Men (HIM) is a new community organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We work with community to strengthen the health and well-being of gay men. Our focus is on tapping into the skills, experience, and creativity of every man looking to contribute. We believe gay men and gay communities are a rich resource with endless potential for making great things happen.

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Ice Hockey

The Cutting Edges Gay Hockey Club

The Cutting Edges Gay Hockey Club provides a friendly, fun environment for gay hockey players and any other hockey players wishing to participate.

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Outdoors

Out & About Vancouver

Out and About are a group of about 150 gay men in the Greater Vancouver area who enjoy the great outdoors. Our outdoor activities include hiking, walking, cycling, kayaking, camping and more—whatever is of interest to our members. Most of our events are local, but sometimes we travel around a bit. We get together for social gatherings throughout the year—anything from a barbecue to a night at the opera.

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Running

Vancouver Front Runners

Vancouver Front Runners provides a safe and comfortable environment for gay men, lesbians and friends to enjoy running and camaraderie. We also support an environment that challenges front runners to achieve their running goals and exceed their personal bests.

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Soccer

Out For Kicks

Out for Kicks is a downtown-based soccer club with more than 100 members. Our mandate is to facilitate a safe, fun and recreational environment for gay men, lesbians and their gay-friendly team mates to enjoy the game of soccer.

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Softball

Mabel League

The Mabel League is the largest Women's C Division Fastpitch league in Western Canada. We are a lesbian league which fosters a safe & fun environment for lesbians, bisexual and heterosexual women, transgender, and transsexual people to play recreational softball.

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West End Slo-Pitch Association

WESA provides opportunities for individuals to play amateur slo-pitch softball in an atmosphere of friendly competition, free of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, creed, gender and ability.

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Swimming

English Bay Swim Club

The English Bay Swim Club is Vancouver's gay & lesbian Masters swim team. We are all-inclusive, welcoming gay and gay-friendly swimmers into the pool since 1982.

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Tennis

Vancouver Tennis Association

The Vancouver Tennis Association is a non-profit tennis organization which fosters and promotes goodwill, fellowship, and healthy competition among tennis players in the gay and lesbian community.

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Triathlon

English Bay Triathlon Club

The English Bay Triathlon Club promotes and supports participation in triathlon in an inclusive, supportive and non-intimidating environment. Our membership is drawn from lesbians, gay men, and friends in the Greater Vancouver community. We are about having fun and enriching life by encouraging all to achieve their personal best in fitness and multi-sport.

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Volleyball

Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association

The Vancouver Gay Volleyball Association is a provincially registered non-profit society and one of the longest operating volunteer organized sports groups in the Lower Mainland. The VGVA promotes a gay-positive and inclusive environment that focuses on volleyball play, fitness and -most of all- lots of FUN!

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