Pride Crawl Fundraiser to raise funds (and glasses) for the Dr. Peter Centre and HIV awareness

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      It's time to raise a glass and say cheers to a good cause.

      Vancouver's first Pride Crawl Fundraiser will be held from July 14 to August 6. It's a benefit for the West End's Dr. Peter Centre.

      It'll also help to raise renewed awareness about HIV and AIDS.

      This is particularly important because, in the age of app-based hookups, even though medical advances has improved the healthcare for people with HIV, the infection rate remains a serious concern and a cure has still not been found yet.

      The Dr. Peter Centre provides care for HIV–positive British Columbians who are at risk for poverty, homelessness, mental illness, addiction, or social isolation. Among their services, they offer a day health program, a 24-hour specialized nursing care residence, and a supportive housing program.

      To date, there'll be 45 participating establishments that will be serving Pride-themed cocktails with partial proceeds going to the centre.

      However, the invitation is open for other establishments to join in the cause. Anyone interested in participating can email Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation philanthropy office Brittany Grant.

      Here's a list of the establishments that have confirmed participation so far:


      ARC, Fairmont Waterfront

      Provence Marinaside


      Royal Dinette 

      Beach Bay Café and Patio

      Salt Tasting Room

      Blue Water Café 

      Shebeen Whiskey House

      Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

      Tacofino Gastown

      Café Medina

      Tacofino Hastings

      Caffe Barney

      Tacofino Yaletown


      The Blarney Stone 

      Cascade Room

      The Emerald 

      Cibo Trattoria

      The Irish Heather 


      The Keefer Bar

      H2 Rotisserie & Bar

      The Lobby Lounge, Fairmont Pacific Rim

      Hendricks Resto-Lounge

      The Pawn Shop YVR

      Irish Heather

      The Portside Pub


      The Revel Room


      The Union


      Tuc Craft Kitchen

      Market by Jean-Georges

      TWB The Wine Bar (Provence)

      Mission Kits

      UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar 



      Notch8 Restaurant & Bar


      OPUS Bar

      Yew Seafood + Bar

      Pourhouse Restaurant