Saturday, November 15, 2008

Final Weekend to Book Early and Save - Nov 15th Deadline

Alpenglow Productions/GayWhistler
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Issue: # GW-006 November 14, 2008
WinterPRIDE Event Tickets
Stay & Ski Pkg $118/Person
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WinterPRIDE Skier Dear Dean, This is the final weekend of the Early Booking Discounts for this season. If you have not already booked your accommodation and event passes the next 24 hours is the best time to do it in. Remember your ski pass includes the World Recording Breaking Peak 2 Peak Gondola - Free!

GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE - the evolution of Gay Ski Week is February 1-8, 2009
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WinterPRIDE 2009 Event Tickets are now on Sale!! Book before November 15th and save big. And with the US dollar making a come back our friends to the South can save an approximate 18 cents on the dollar (US Foreign Exchange is about US$1 = C$1.18)
Final weekend to Save Huge on Stay & Ski rates starting at $118/personCall 1.866.787.1966 for Reservations

Starting from C$118 (US$97) per person per night
Book before Nov. 15, 2008

Book On Line Now Note: Package rates are per person per night, based on 2 adults sharing a hotel room from Feb 1 - Feb 8, 2009, quoted in CAD funds. All USD rates are based on a 1.18 exchange rate. Package includes 7 nights accommodation and two 5 day lift tickets. Other early booking packages and dates available. Rates do not include taxes or fees, are subject to availability and may change without notice. Minimum night stays and other restrictions apply. Early booking offer is available until November 15, 2008. Additional Early Booking savings available for equipment rentals and airport transfers, please inquire for details.
Westin Whistler Winter Exterior HOST HOTEL: THE WESTIN RESORT & SPA
Twice named the #1 Ski Resort in North America by Condé Nast, and award winning dining at the Aubergine Grille coupled by the luxurious Avello Spa & Health Club - just add one of the best locations in Whistler all make for the perfect Host Hotel.

So call our central reservations today at 1.866.787.1966 and take advantage of the book early and save discounts valid until November 15th!

We are kicking off our shoes as we welcome our friends with BareFoot Wines to the WinterPRIDE Sponsorship family. Over the next several weeks watch our website and newsletter for updates on how BareFoot Wines will enhance our Culinary Events, wine sampling at some of our après ski parties plus a few more surprises along the way!

We are also very excited to welcome our newest sponsor as we take flightAIR NEWZEALAND LOGO and welcome the world with "Kia Ora" - Welcome from Air New Zealand! In the coming weeks learn more about Air New Zealand and their Pink Flight and how you can be part of the magic.

With an attitude of "Whichever Way You Go" and kicking off your shoes and going "BareFoot" both of which embrace diversity and inclusivity we know we are going to have a lot of fun with our two newest sponsors of WinterPRIDE and Mr. Gay World. We look forward working with all of our sponsors to help create a very rewarding and memorable WinterPRIDE for everyone!
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Mark your Calender: Join skiOUT! & GayWhistler at 1181 this coming Wed., Nov. 19th at 1181 Davie Street, Vancouver for a Vancouver WHOOSSH kick off to Winter Martini Party 8-12AM

Join us with skiOUT! on Sat., Nov. 29th for the first skiOUT! of the season on Blackcomb Mountain 10AM at the light board.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us. Our In-Box is always open and love to hear from you. More updates to come so visit our website often and remember: Think Snow, Think WinterPRIDE.

Dean + Ken
Alpenglow Productions / GayWhistler
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Whistler, Canada to Host Mr. Gay World Competition

Oslo, Norway (Nov.10/08)– The first global search for Mr. Gay World is set to take place February 4-8, 2009. Hosted in the idyllic mountain resort of Whistler, Canada, home of the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympics Games the newly branded global competition’s primary purpose is to identify leaders who will take responsibility not only in his own community but also on a global stage speaking out for equal rights. Mr. Gay World is a positive role model and will work on humanizing being gay and act as an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Ambassador on an international platform.

Setting the stage of the inaugural event as Executive Producers is GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE. “We are so thrilled to welcome the Mr. Gay World organization to be an integral part of this year’s WinterPRIDE Festival” explains Dean Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of Alpenglow Productions, the producers of WinterPRIDE. “We are working with some really creative ways in which we are able to weave this global competition into the festival and add a much richer and exciting experience to both the delegates, the participants of the festival and as well as, the community of Whistler.”

Award winning artist, Terry Costa, from Mirateca Arts, has been recruited to direct the finale to Mr. Gay World on Saturday, February 7th. The event will be hosted by Olympic medal winner Mark Tewksbury and Costa promises that “the wow factor will be present to delight the international talent and patrons that will join the WinterPRIDE festivities in Whistler.”

The Mr. Gay World Competition will see 24 men vie for the covenant title in a 4-day, indoor/outdoor series of events to help a panel of judges identify a strong leader that will inspire those around him and fight for equality of all humans. The competition includes physical tests and interviews. Majority of the scoring are on qualities of being a role model, leader, effective communicator, compassionate, articulate and a willingness to try new things and meet new people. The remaining points are reserved for how well the delegate looks after himself. The winner of the competition will receive a scholarship for the opportunity to travel to various countries to help support or mentor Prides and other LGBT organizations.


About Mr. Gay World (MGW)

MGW is an organization working to build strong positive role models and leaders within the queer community through an international network and support system.

For more information:

Terry Costa Tore Aasheim

North America Media Relations Director of Communications

Mirateca Arts Management Mr. Gay World Org

Tel: +1.778.882.6278 Tel: +61.40.774.7387

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