Join us for an evening of cabaret, fun, fashion and flair on Saturday, May 13

RED is an annual fashion, dance and talent extravaganza that takes guests on a 90-minute theatrical journey through the lives of people living with HIV (PLHIV). Now entering its second year, this high-energy event is staged by 200 volunteers rallying together to donate their time, talent and loving care in support of Positive Living BC-Western Canada’s largest consumer-based HIV service organization. Vancouver’s top models, fashion-forward designers and hair stylists, makeup artists, dancers, performers and other entertainers will put on a spectacular show for over 800 guests converging on the Harbour Event Centre for an unforgettable evening on Saturday, May 13.

Vancouver event producer and owner of Volume Hair Studio, Dean Thullner, was inspired to give back by his personal history with the HIV/AIDS movement, and offered to produce this exciting event benefiting Positive Living BC’s 5,700 HIVpositive members.

“Twenty years ago, people were dying from AIDS. We lost many of the most artistic, creative, passionate people of our time,” says Thullner. “RED is a dramatic homage to them, and a bold reminder that HIV is a cause that still needs a lot of public attention. As a gay man living with HIV, I’ve been well supported in dealing with my illness by my peers in the HIVpositive community. RED is an opportunity for me to pay some of that forward. There are still many struggling with HIV. RED proves that Vancouver’s finest creative forces care about PLHIV and we understand their need for specialized support”

Positive Living BC’s Board of Directors is thrilled by the generosity of Thullner and so many other dedicated, talented and giving volunteers who are putting on this extravagant show to help PLHIV thrive.

“Proceeds from RED bolster the health and confidence of our members by contributing to some of the most important programs that reach our members across BC,” explains Neil Self, Chair of Positive Living BC. “With the goal of empowering people to manage the complex social, medical and legal challenges of living with HIV, funds raised at RED help our nonprofit society provide programs and services-like Healing Retreats, naturopathy and dental hygiene-tailored to the unique needs of people living with HIV.”

Individual tickets to RED are $60. VIP seats are $100 per person (with plenty of perks including reserved seating). Groups of 6 or more VIP seats can have reserved tables; individual VIP tickets will have access to general reserved seating. To purchase tickets, to see a full list of RED talent, and for more information about RED, please visit www.REDVancouver.ca