International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Championships Comes to Edmonton in 2016

Author: , January 21st, 2015

IGLA

Edmonton will be the site of the largest gay sporting event in Alberta history next year when it hosts the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics championships. Up to 1,000 participants plus several hundred partners, friends and officials are expected for the festival Aug. 8-14, 2016, co-chairman Mike Stansberry says.

It’s a sanctioned masters competition, featuring swimming, water polo, diving, synchro, open water races, and the maybe-not-so-official Pink Flamingo.

The Pink Flamingo? “The best way to describe it is a drag aqua-follies synchro show in water … done in the dive tank,” Stansberry says. “It can be a mix of swimming, choreography on the deck, diving off the platform, costumes — although no glitter or feathers, because they clog the pool filters.”

By Gordon Kent – Full Story at the Edmonton Journal | Alberta Gay Travel Resources

Featured Property: Calgary Westways, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Author: , August 16th, 2010

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Calgary/Alberta Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

Calgary Westways - Alberta, CanadaThis 1912 heritage residence radiates the Arts and Crafts ambiance, retains its heritage character with its original box beam ceilings, magnificent built-in china display cabinets, leaded glass windows and hardwood floors. Guests are welcome to relax in the cozy living room that is enhanced by a living flame gas fireplace, or surf the web at the communal computer station on the enclosed heated front porch.

We are renowned for our table layout where hearty breakfasts are served on fine bone china and accompanied with cut crystal and silver at the mahogany Duncan-style dining table where guests from all over the world engage in friendly conversations.

After a hard day or night out, then come relax in our deluxe 32 jets hot tub located on the deck at the rear of the house. The deck is surrounded with privacy cedar lattice screens and is clothing optional.

See the Calgary Westways Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here