Join us! For a night of fashion, safer sex education, and underwater extravagance! We sincerely hope you will help us in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of people in our community who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
Who: ARCHES is a local non-profit organization that provides leadership in building individual and community capacity to respond to, and reduce the harm associated with HIV and Hepatitis C in Southwestern Alberta. ARCHES is a member of the Canadian AIDS Society and the Alberta Community Council on HIV (ACCH). We are funded by the Alberta Community HIV Fund, Alberta Health, private donations, and other fundraising activities.
What: Our signature annual event: The Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser! The 2018 theme for our event is Underwater Fantasy, featuring décor and couture from the depths of the sea. The night includes a live drag show, a fashion show featuring outfits constructed out of condoms, lip sync battles, balloon bust, and a nacho bar.
Why: Proceeds from the Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser will support ARCHES’ programming for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as our educational programs focused on prevention and awareness. Every 3 hours a person in Canada is infected with HIV, and 20% of people living with HIV are unaware that they are HIV positive. Simply practicing safe sex by using a condom every time will drastically decrease transmission rates of HIV and other STIs.
When: Saturday November 24, 2018. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m
Where: The Exhibition Park West Pavilion
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite. General admission tickets are $40 and VIP are $50. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the drag queens and a professional photo after the show. Tickets can also be purchased at the ARCHES office at 1016 1 Ave South between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Monday to Friday. You can call to ensure we are in the office at 403-942-5540. Tables are also available. General admission tables are $300 for 8 people and VIP tables are $350. The maximum number of people that can fit at a table is 8. Tables cannot be purchased online.