A while back, I wrote about Friends & Company’s March Luncheon, proceeds going to the anti-bullying and teen suicide prevention work of Out in Schools. I also announced that Homorazzi is now one of the many proud sponsors of the monthly gatherings.

Friends & Company is a monthly non-profit GLBT-friendly networking event and the next Luncheon is just around the corner on April 20 at Chinois. It’s a great way to meet new people, network, learn something from an esteemed guest speaker and enjoy champagne and a delicious lunch. There are also several door prizes to be won as well! Tickets are only $25 and Telus has generously said that they will match every ticket purchased with a donation to Out In Schools – amazing! Buy tickets here.

In addition, Friends & Company just announced a “Mad Men Cocktail Culture Party” taking place in the lobby of Yaletown’s iconic OPUS Hotel. There you’ll enjoy some stiff cocktails, 1960s attitude, sharp style, and of course some great company. Tickets are $40, and each ticket comes with four (4) complimentary Mad Men Cocktail Culture Tokens, which will be redeemable all evening for drinks from the 1960s themed cocktail menu. Sounds like it’ll be a good time! Buy tickets here. *Note: Friends & Company events always sell out, so don’t wait too long to get your ticket!

Mad Men Cocktail Culture Party

An evening of stiff cocktails, 1960s attitude, sharp style, and great company, Presented by Belvedere Vodka on Friday, April 13 in the impossibly stylish and sophisticated OPUS Bar, located in the lobby of Yaletown’s iconic OPUS Hotel. Net proceeds go to the anti-bullying and teen suicide prevention work of Out in Schools.

DETAILS

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm
Location: Opus Hotel lobby
Dress Code: Your best 1960s Madison Avenue Attire
Tickets: $40 (includes 4 drink tickets) – buy ticket here.

DOOR PRIZE

  • Latest Tablet or Smartphone (Courtesy of Caya) * Winner must be present at time of draw

SILENT AUCTION LOTS

  • Belvedere Vodka Prize Package (Courtesy of Belevedere Vodka)
  • 50,000 aeroplan Miles (Valid for return Business Class travel anywhere in Continental North America – Courtesy of Affinity Auto)
  • VIP Cocktail Experience for Four (Courtesy of OPUS Bar)
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne (Courtesy of Veuve Clicquot)
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival Ticket Package (Courtesy of Out on Screen)

April Luncheon

The event includes a 3-course lunch at Chinois, complimenatary Champagne courtesy of Veuve Clicquot, an opportunity to participate in a 50/50 draw benefitting Out in Schools, and a chance win the door prizes. Each prize will be awarded separately.

DETAILS

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm
Location: Opus Hotel lobby
Tickets: $25 – buy ticket here.

Best described as Cantonese with a bit of kick, Chinois utilizes the best ingredients that British Columbia has to offer: whether that be free range poultry from nearby Maple Hill Farms in the Cashew Chicken or AAA Beef Tenderloin in the Orange Peel Beef. Their food is amazing.

GUEST SPEAKER

The key note speaker will be Jill Schnarr, Vice President of Community Affairs at TELUS and Caya (Caya is the presenting sponsor of Friends & Company). Jill leads national community investment at TELUS including community boards, cause marketing, charitable sponsorships & grants, strategic community investment communications, Team TELUS Cares, employee & retiree volunteerism, and humanitarian relief.

TELUS has always been a leader in creating a workplace environment that fosters employee happiness and dignity. In 1994, TELUS showed leadership in the corporate community by making same-sex couples eligible for all employment benefits. Since then, TELUS has donated over a million dollars to LGBTQ-specific causes nationally. She will tell us why TELUS and its team members believe so strongly in the words, “We give where we live.”

DOOR PRIZES

  • (Each prize will be awarded separately)
  • Latest Tablet or Smart Phone (courtesy of Caya)
  • Complimentary One-Night Stay at OPUS Hotel Vancouver (courtesy of OPUS Hotels)
  • Dinner for two at Cento Notti (courtesy of Cento Notti Italian Cuisine)
  • Bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne (courtesy of Veuve Clicquot)
  • Exclusive Fragrance Gift (courtesy of MASC, Yaletown & Online)
  • $100 Gift Certificate to 1181 (courtesy of 1181)
  • Emergency Preparedness Kit (courtesy of All West Insurance)

For more information about Friends & Company and these events, check out their website: http://www.friendsandcompany.ca/. Become a fan on Facebook and follow them on Twitter too!

See you at the events!