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Pride Run & Walk Emcee – Barb Snelgrove

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Formerly the longtime Host of QueerFM, Barb Snelgrove is the Promotions Director at Roundhouse Radio 98.3. She is a Reporter for the local LGBTTQ news show OutlookTV, can be seen nationally on OutTV, and has written for numerous publications such as The Huffington Post, shewired.com and the WestEnder.
A well known community advocate, Barb has been a 3 term member of the City of Vancouver LGBTTQ2+ Advisory Committee, sits on the VPD Diversity Advisory Committee, is a member of Positive Living BC’s Red Ribbon Advisory Panel and the City of Vancouver Jim Deva Plaza Steering and Oversight Committee (the first of its kind in Vancouver). She is also part of the LOUD Foundation Selection Panel which provides annual scholarships to LGBTQ+ Youth.

Barb has been acknowledged for her many years of community service with a Vancouver Pride Society Outstanding Community Member Award, named one of OutTV’s “Top Queers of the Year” and made the GayVancouver.net Annual List of “Ten People Making a Difference in Vancouver”. She has been a Vancouver Pride Parade Grand Marshal (Local Hero), TELUS Pride Legacy Award winner as “Community Superstar”, twice nominated for the City of Vancouver Award of Excellence, and is a YWCA Women of Distinction Award finalist. Barb most recently won the BC Broadcasting Association Award of Excellence / Community Service Award (Radio) for her Vancouver Food Bank campaign.

Best known as megamouthmedia, the “quick with a quip” emcee of scores of Vancouver community events, Barb is proud to once again be hosting the Vancouver Frontrunners Pride Run & Walk.

Pride Run Welcomes New Sponsors

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We’re thrilled to announce that McArthurGlen Designer Outlet at YVR and Hello Fresh have joined forces with Pride Run & Walk through some awesome donations which will be handed out as awards and door prizes on July 22nd.

McArthurGlen Vancouver, the first designer outlet to open in the Vancouver area, brings you over 60 stores and big name brands to choose from, catering to most tastes and style in shopping. One lucky winner will be taking home a $100 gift card to shop at any of their stores.

 

 

 

Hello Fresh is the ideal solution for the young professional with active lives but still, want to eat healthily. They prepare and package up all the ingredients needed to follow a simple recipe for you to enjoy 3 healthy meals and they deliver it right to your door. Each Pride Run & Walk participant will receive a gift card at the BIB pick up at the Running Room on July 20th. Furthermore, they have also donated one box of fresh ingredients which one lucky winner will take home as a door prize!

 

We’re so thankful for our sponsors and their continued support of Pride Run. If you too would like to sponsor us, email us at priderun@vancouverfrontrunners.org.

 

Pride Run & Walk Launch BBQ

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Vancouver Frontrunners invite you to join them at the Junction Pub on June 25th from 3-7pm to help launch this year’s Pride Run & Walk.

Last year we raised over $13,200 which went directly back to the community, and this year we hope to out perform that number again.

Invite your friends, colleagues, team members, and show us your true colours as the theme is Pride and/or Disco! Bring out the rainbows, the short shorts, the 80’s hair and lets have some fun.

We’ve also teamed up with the Junction and are able to offer an incredibly cheap burger and beer combo ($10 in advanced, $15 at the door).

Purchase this delicious meal at https://priderunlaunchbbq2017.eventbrite.ca/

BMO Vancouver Marathon Weekend – Congrats!

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Congratulations to all of the runners at BMO just this past week, including a wonderful group of about 20 from Seattle Frontrunners. We had some impressive times and impressive efforts. Whether this was a first 8K, half, or full, everyone should proud of this milestone and each milestone reached and passed. VFR is very proud and hopes that everyone has been able to enjoy a restful week since the run!

8K
Wayne Malone 40:33
Olivier Couture 49:27

Half
Christopher Piché 1:21:31
Ian Wong 1:34:57
Stephen Lue 1:37:43
Jeremy Plotkin 1:44:28 [Pace Bunny for 1:45:00]
Peter Scoates 1:50:22
Keith Adams 1:51:05
Mark Soo 1:52:52
Philip Keen 1:58:48
Marcus Tang 2:04:36
Anna Vander Munnik 2:05:05

Full
Michael Galway 3:27:44
Mike Hsiao 3:28:45
Kenichi Hamasaki 3:41:33
Ron Knox 3:47:11
Preston Corrigan 4:19:42
Humphrey Tam 4:21:57
Gar Fisher 4:56:30
Xavier Toledo 5:03:41.0 [First Marathon]
Wendy Lai 5:21:40

Pride Run & Walk Sponsor – Brooks

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Brooks Sports, Inc., a Seattle-based running company has shown their support to Pride Run & Walk by donating the value of four pairs of shoes to us – worth approximately $800. The name Brooks was selected by Morris Goldenberg as an Anglicized substitute for his wife’s maiden name of Bruchs, which in turn comes from the Hebrew word baruch (ברוך) meaning ‘blessed’.

We are blessed to have your support! Thank you, @BrooksRunningCA!

 

Join VFR Teams for St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Sun Run

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St. Patrick’s Day 5KSaturday, March 18

Register now.



Our Team Captain is listed as Rohan.

If you like any of a) wearing green, b) beer, or c) the Irish, this run may be for you. Always a crowd-pleaser with the VFR group!

Vancouver Sun RunSunday, April 23

Run in Canada’s larget foot race. And, now under the VFR Team. Find our team when you register, under the name Vancouver Frontrunners.

Icy Running Conditions

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Vancouver Frontrunners would like to encourage all of our members to exercise caution when running or walking on the seawall particularly around Science World and Olympic Village/False Creek area.

The same applies for Stanley Park. While there might be more snow and less ice, there’s still many places that pose a hazard to athletes.

 

With a New Year comes a New Look

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For some time now, Vancouver Frontrunners have pondered the idea of updating the clubs logo and after years of chatter, we’ve finally done it!

Our members were provided with 3 options that the board had shortlisted from 7 and we let the members vote. We feel that the new logo better represents the club and we hope you like it as much as we do.

 

No Official Run This Wednesday

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Wed like to remind everyone that there’s no official run/walk meetup this Wednesday, December 28th as the Roundhouse is closed.

That doesn’t stop a small group from still showing up, and if you fancy a run, by all means please be our guest. Just remember that there won’t be anywhere to leave your belongings or to get changed.