Cancellation of 2018 Davie Street Party

Cancellation of 2018 Davie Street Party

It is with disappointment that we, the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) and our event partners, announce the cancellation of the annual Davie Street Party for the 2018 Pride season.

VPS board and staff reviewed our financial position and budget after our 2017 fiscal year end to determine how to best recover from a posted deficit. The Davie Street Party is our most expensive event to produce. The City of Vancouver and regulatory costs for this event are approximately $79,500 with policing/security/traffic management being over $37,000 of the total cost. It was determined that this event would need a substantial amount of additional partnered support or cost reductions to make it happen in 2018.

We consulted with our long time partners, including the City of Vancouver, early in the year, about collaborating and finding ways to reduce costs. There was a lot of hard work from these partners, but unfortunately a solution was not attainable.

We will continue to work with our event partners and the City of Vancouver to reimagine the event for 2019.

Update for clarification In 2017, the Davie Street Party cost $209,183. The stated $79,500 cost represents City of Vancouver and regulatory costs.

Media Inquires
Andrea Arnot
Executive Director
604-687-0955 EXT 5


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