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Out and About Pride: Vancouver

Hey, Vancouver! Join us in-store to celebrate Pride, win a few prizes, leave a Love Letter on a special art installation by Leah Day, try out our climbing wall and meet your local 2SLGBTQIA+ community groups. We can’t wait to see you there.

Date: August 5–6

Time: 11am–4pm

Location: MEC Vancouver, 111 2nd Ave East

What’s happening

There’s a ton of festivities going on, including:

  • Open climb sessions – beginners welcome!

  • Go on a portaledge virtual reality journey with Arc’teryx

  • Enter for the chance to win gear and prizes

  • Cool off and Plunge for Pride with Tality Wellness (only until 3pm)

  • Refreshments from WakeWater Beverage Co.

  • Art installation to spread some love

  • Local DJ spinning tunes

Love Letters for the community

Leave a little love for your community. We’ve collaborated with Vancouver-based artist Leah Day to transform our twin peaks into a way for everyone to come together and celebrate Pride. Stop by the store to see the artwork and pin a personalized note on the installation to spread some love. The installation will be going on a cross-country tour.

Plunge for Pride

In partnership with Tality Spa, we’ll have cold plunge stations set up outside our store to take a Plunge for Pride – awesome! For every plunge, MEC will donate $2 to Van Queer Climbers.

Climb clinics and open climb sessions

Lots of ways to climb on our bouldering wall in-store all month long. We’ll have demo climbing shoes available if you need a pair:

  • Out and About Pride (Aug 5–6): Intro to climbing clinics from Van Queer Climbers, and walls will be open for climbing. Stay tuned for more details.

  • August meetups: Join Van Queer Climbers for free bouldering every Thursday in August from 6:30–8pm. No sign up required – just show up, sign a waiver, and have fun.