Join the HYP!
We think sexual and reproductive health, justice, and freedoms are important, what about you? With our 6th annual HYP Breakfast, Options for Sexual Health is raising awareness and funds to support access to sexual health care and education throughout the province of BC. We hope to see you there!
Join us Friday, September 20th at the Italian Cultural Centre for the 6th annual Heart Your Parts breakfast fundraiser. We will dine, network, and celebrate with our incredible host Kathryn Gretsinger and honour our 2019 Sexual Health Champion.
Doors will be at 7:30 a.m., the program starts at 8:00 a.m.
Further details will be announced closer to the date.
What is HYP?
The HYP Breakfast is our annual fundraiser and brings those involved in the sexual health, social activism, and social justice communities together to focus our attention to sexual health awareness, advocacy, and celebration. Every year we look forward to providing an engaging event that inspires people to take action and advocate for access to sexual health services and information. Join the HYP, and show your support for sexual and reproductive justice in British Columbia!
We know you might have been wondering why we changed the date when all of the past five HYP breakfasts had taken place in February during Sexual and Reproductive Health Week in Canada. This year, we decided to utilize Sexual and Reproductive Health Week to get active in our communities, including education, outreach, and community services. After reviewing feedback from previous years, we opted to move our breakfast to September so more people could attend, and not be in conflict with Valentine’s Day.
We also have a new location for 2019: although we have thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Marriott Hotel, we started to look at locations that were more accessible for our attendees. We are thrilled to announce our HYP Breakfast has found its new home at the Italian Cultural Centre! This venue will allow us to grow our event while also providing ample transit options, free parking, and accessible venue for all of our guests.
The entire venue is wheelchair accessible! There are two access points where people with wheelchairs or walkers may access the Italian Cultural Centre: one is on the left side of the building as you enter the parking lot off Slocan street, the other is on the West side of the building.
Scent-reduced event: we aspire to provide an accessible space for all of our guests, and as such, we request that attendees do not wear scented products on the morning of our event (i.e., perfume, cologne, essential oils).
Additional accessibility information will be updated as it becomes available.