AIDS VANCOUVER TURNS 30,
LAUNCHES 30 30 VIDEO PROJECT
Campaign interviews 38 prominent Vancouverites involved with fight against HIV/AIDS
30 30 AIDS Vancouver Campaign
The 30 30 Campaign was created in 2013 to celebrate AIDS Vancouver's 30th anniversary. The campaign pieces together the dynamic history of HIV in Vancouver, told by and for those who were there.
May 7, 2013 - VANCOUVER - In recognition of its 30th anniversary, AIDS Vancouver today announced The 30 30 Campaign, a new video campaign that chronicles the stories of HIV/AIDS in Vancouver over the past 30 years. The videos feature 38 community leaders sharing their experiences and memories; the first video premieres on July 1st at 3030.AIDSVancouver.org, and a new video will be released each day for 30 days.
"Vancouver has long been at the forefront of the fight against HIV/AIDS," said Dr. Brian Chittock, Executive Director
of AIDS Vancouver. "In fact, AIDS Vancouver was the first AIDS service organization in Canada. As we reflect back on the past 30 years,
it is important to celebrate the stories of those who have contributed, remember those we have lost, and inspire the next generation to
continue the work of prevention, action, and support."
Video participants include Dr. Julio Montaner of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, former City of Vancouver Chief
Public Health Officer Dr. John Blatherwick, AIDS Vancouver founding member and former City Councillor Gordon Price, and May McQueen,
who, at 87 years old, has been volunteering at AIDS Vancouver for more than 20 years.
AIDS Vancouver is partnering with the Commodore Ballroom to host a free evening of remembrance and celebration on July
30th, featuring live music and art, local celebrities, and the premiere of the final video of the 30 30 Campaign series. Videos and
event registration are available at 3030.AIDSVancouver.org.
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About AIDS Vancouver
The first AIDS service organization in Canada. AIDS Vancouver was founded in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada. www.aidsvancouver.org