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This party is an annual Pride favourite: part garden party, part day-club, full-on racket of elevated debauchery. Pillows, inflatable playthings, picnic blankets, pole dancers, lawn games, two dance floors (one inside, one out), and five—yes five—DJs, including Toronto’s DJ/Singer power-house, Sandy Duperval trained by the late legendary icon, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston & Rose Garcia of the Real L Word fame AND – for a limited time –the famous mixologist Robyn Gray will run the Red Bull Lab Bar, whipping up delectable cocktails customized just for you. Set in the beautiful garden at the Sheraton Wall Centre, just steps from the Davie Street Gay Village, this party is always joy-filled, and only happens once a year. Everyone (19+) welcome.
Need a room? Get our discounted rate of $280 @ The Sheraton Wall Centre. You can book online or call 1.800.663.9255 and mention “Flygirl” for the special rate.
Trust your Pride weekend to Flygirl. Creating legendary Pride experiences since 2001.
Can my straight, gay, Bi, trans, queer friend attend the party? All Flygirl parties have been and always will be inclusive. Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome! For the last 15+ years, Flygirl has been and continues to be a diverse team of wholesome, inspiring, fun & badass local humans that identity along the entire gender and sexuality spectrums. We love all colours of the rainbow. 🙂
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19 years old. BC Liquor Licensing laws require all patrons, regardless of age, to have 2 PCS of ID on their person, at all times.
How many tickets can I purchase in one order? There is a 10 tix per person limit for each event.
Do I have to wear a wrist-band at the Pride parties? Wrist-bands must we worn for the duration of the event. There will be no replacement or re-admission for lost, stolen or tampered wrist-bands. No exceptions. Wrist-bands are not transferable.
Do I have to print my eticket? You can print your eticket and bring to the door OR you can go paperless by downloading Eventbrite App after your ticket purchase. No tickets will be mailed.
What is your refund policy? We have a no refund policy with the exception of the event being cancelled.
Do you take pictures and video at the parties? All events will be videotaped and photographed and the images may be used in promotional materials.
Note: Artists are subject to change and or replacement, including dates of performance and scheduled talent. Should we cancel a date entirely, we will either offer a replacement date or refund your ticket. Flygirl is not responsible for errors and omissions.
Host & DJs: Sandy Duperval-DJ/Singer (Montreal/TO) Rose Garcia(Real L Word), Nathalie Morel(UK/Vancity), Miss M(Dinah), Agent 99(Vancity), Carolina Campos(Brazil-Vancity)
Sandy Duperval (Montreal/Toronto)
She’s a Montreal native, but Toronto is where singer, DJ, and producer Sandy Duperval resides. Sandy is a devoted and passionate artist with over 13 years of vocal training, and has studied under the tutelage of the late legendary icon, Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston. Since 2008, Sandy has been steadily working hard and gaining notoriety in the world of electronic music as a DJ/singer, playing in several countries around the world. Her performances have been touted as a one of a kind experience. By mixing live vocals over her DJ sets, Sandy leaves crowds from across the globe buzzing over the positive vibes resonating after each and every engagement.
Singing is Sandy’s primary love and she touts Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Tina Turner, Robin S, Crystal Waters, and Martha Wash as a few of her vocal influences. It was during her studies at College de Sherbrooke majoring in Jazz Vocals that she discovered the art of DJing. Under mentorship of Hugo Lapalme, known for his exemplary DJing prowess in Quebec, she spends years improving her technique and jumps at the opportunity to demonstrate her skills in front of the camera on "Star Académie", Quebec's most watched reality tv show comparable to American Idol. However, it is her 7 year residency at the coveted evening spot College Night at Unity Nightclub that has established her as a bold and prominent DJ in the nightlife industry. Sandy is one of the very few DJ/singer artists in the industry, and it’s this unique combination that attracts events such as Montreal's own Diverscité and Pride festivals, as well as Toronto Pride's "Green Space¨ to book her as a main act to play for an average crowd of 10 000 people. As her star continued to shine, Sandy flourished and worked at some of the most respected clubs and opened for world renowned DJs such as Bob Sinclar, Showtek, Ruby Rose, Lil Jon, Carnage and many more.
Currently, Sandy is the official DJ for Universal Music/Republic Records rising star and Flo-Rida protégé Natalie LaRose, who has sold over 2 million copies of her 1st single "Somebody” Feat. Jeremih. She has toured with LaRose on the "Fifth Harmony - Reflection Tour" in over 30 cities across the USA, as well as attended and played at major events such as the US Open and "We Day", which was broadcasted live on American television. To add to her achievements, she will also be headlining the first Canada Pride which will take place in Montreal August 2017.
Rose Garcia (The Real L Word)
Rose Garcia was the inspiration for Papi's character on the original scripted series "The L Word." When creator Ilene Chaiken decided to green light a Docu-series (reality) version of her successful show she looked to Rose and asked her to participate. After a brief meeting with casting, Rose was in, and it was showtime! Her stint on the first season of The Real L Word catapulted her into the spotlight. A real estate professional who juggled her professional life, a traditional Puerto Rican Catholic family, and her lesbian social life life made for great television. There is a lot more to this reality star business woman than meets the eye. She is committed to her family, business, and LGBTQ causes and awareness.
Nathalie Morel (UK/Vancity)
She started her DJ career in London, England in 2006, where she lived, modeled and DJ’ed for 8-years. Nathalie has performed at some of Europe’s most coveted events like: The Brit Awards Official After-Party & The RedBull Cliff Diving Event, plus exclusive film-parties for movie stars like Gerard Butler (@ Chinawhite Nightclub in London, England), and the most popular nightclubs in Ibiza (Amnesia) and all over Europe. Her love of music and exceptional turntable skills, have taken her across the globe! She moved to Vancouver in 2014 and has become a very sought-after DJ.
Miss M (Dinah)
DJ MISS M has proven to be one of the busiest Open-Format Female DJ’s in the world. NYC’s Global Spin Awards WINNER for International DJ of the year, Resident Dinah Shore Weekend DJ, Dinah Shore Battle DJ Winner, 3x Toronto’s Stylus Award Nominee and on, she will definitely continue to dominate throughout the coming years. Miss M is also a World Famous Monster DJ with members including Chris Brown’s official DJ BabeyDrew, QBert, Paul Mendez, Skribbles, Big Tigger, and many more.
DJ Aimee Hawker, aka Agent-99, is one of Whistler and Vancouver’s best known DJs. For over ten years, Aimee has consistently filled dance-floors both locally and internationally, most recently, with a DJ residence at the famous Cedar on 15 in Malaysia. She is a regular guest on thehouse.fm Vancouver’s premier Electronic Music Station and has held residencies at the hottest clubs in Vancouver.
Carolina Campos brings her Brazilian heat to Canada with Latin references and old school vocals inspired by artists like Chus & Ceballos, Victor Calderone, Peter Rauhofer, Danny Tenaglia, Rene Amezs, Weiss, Honey Dijon, Hot Since 82, Marco Carolla, Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Jamie Jones and many others. Her mission for the dance-floor is to play music that makes people close their eyes, dance and forget the world.