Thursday, January 24, 2008

Whistler’s WinterPRIDE unveils the sensual side of Cirque

MEDIA RELEASEJanuary 21, 2008
Whistler’s WinterPRIDE unveils the sensual side of Cirque du Soleil with the return of a special performance at 2008 event

Whistler, BC – Whistler’s WinterPRIDE 2008 – a winter version of the many summer pride events that are held around the world – has added to its already star-studded entertainment line-up with the addition of Cirque du Soleil.

Cirque du Soleil will offer a signature performance from one of its’ resident Las Vegas shows at the annual WinterPRIDE Banquet on Thursday, February 7. The tantalizing act will be inspired by Zumanity – The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil, and .features breathtaking Kama Sutra-inspired manoeuvres that portray the discovery of a lover’s body in a dramatic display of strength, flexibility and trust.

“To have a resident Las Vegas Cirque show come to our festival will be something very special and will create another magical element to WinterPRIDE 2008,” said Sean Kearns, President of Alpenglow Productions. “The Zumanity show perfectly fits with WinterPRIDE’s promise of being the world’s most diverse and inclusive gay ski week.”
These sentiments were echoed by John McCoy, Senior Publicist of Cirque du Soleil’s Resident Shows Division in Las Vegas. “Cirque du Soleil is honoured to be part of WinterPRIDE 2008 – an event that not only celebrates diversity but also the human spirit,” he said.

The WinterPRIDE Banquet was one of the first events to sell out in 2007 and promises to be just as popular in 2008. Other planned entertainment for the night includes Gay and Lesbian American Music Association award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick, and a number of surprise guests. Proceeds from the WinterPRIDE 2008 Banquet Silent Auction will help to raise funds for the Canadian Paediatrics AIDS Society (Camp Moomba).

WinterPRIDE 2008 runs from February 3-10, 2008, and continues to revolutionize the traditional gay ski week format with its unique blend of four winter festival elements: Sports, Culinary, Health and Wellness, and Entertainment. In addition to the world-class skiing and snowboarding on offer in Whistler, many of WinterPRIDE’s 2007 highlights will return for 2008, such as an array of dance parties, culinary events, ziptrekking and dogsledding.

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GayWhistler ( is a year-round promoter of Whistler to the gay and lesbian community, and promotes and produces the annual Gay Ski Week. GayWhistler is a subsidiary of Alpenglow Production Corporation.

For more information:
Dean Nelson
Community & Media Relations Director
Alpenglow Productions Corporation
Tel: 604 288 7218 Email:

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