Pride Run & Walk Emcee – Barb Snelgrove
Barb Snelgrove has an extensive background in broadcasting (radio host, tv and print), public relations and as a social media strategist. Most recently, Barb was the Promotions Director at Roundhouse Radio 98.3 and is co-host of the annual national broadcast of the VPS Pride Parade on OUTtv.
Barb is also known online through an active following via various social media accounts under the moniker “megamouthmedia” and currently operates megamouthmedia consulting, a boutique media and branding company working with businesses and agencies seeking to engage the LGBTTQ2+ audience.
A second-generation Vancouverite with a deep love of the city, Barb has spent decades working to better her community; three terms as a member of the City of Vancouver LGBTTQ2+ Advisory Committee, VPD Diversity Advisory Committee, Positive Living BC’s Red Ribbon Advisory Panel, Van Pride Society, GLISA North America Outgames, Qmunity, AIDS Vancouver, DMS, InterPRIDE and The Gathering Place, are just a few of the many organizations and events that Barb has developed and/or assisted throughout the years.
In her role with the City’s Advisory Committee and currently as a member of the private sector, she was instrumental in the creation and development of a new City Park located within one of Vancouver’s queer districts and continues her involvement with that project as a member of the City of Vancouver Jim Deva Plaza Steering and Oversight Committee. Barb is also part of the scholarship selection panel for The LOUD Foundation which provides scholastic grants for LGBTQ+ students.
Snelgrove has been acknowledged for her many years of community advocacy, including a recent B.C. Broadcasting Award, Vancouver Pride Society Outstanding Community Member Award & pride parade Grand Marshal, TELUS Pride Legacy Award and previously named one of Outtv’s “Ten People To Watch”. Barb has also been recognized by the City of Vancouver Awards of Excellence and YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Barb was inducted into the Canadian Q Hall of Fame alongside Jane Rule, Jack Layton and other queer advocates and allies in Toronto in 2013.
Barb has emcee’d scores of Vancouver community and corporate events and is proud to be returning to host the Vancouver Frontrunners Pride Run & Walk for the fourth time this July.