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SafeGames 2010 representatives will be passing out SafeKits, SafeCards, SafeGames’ condoms, glow sticks, and other materials in and around downtown Vancouver, on Granville Island, and outside the main entrances to many Olympic cultural events.

Late Night

SafeGames 2010 representatives will in and around many of Vancouver’s nightlife venues. In addition, to handing out materials, we’ll always be available with directions or a walk to your car or taxi

SafeGames’ Legion of Superheroes

SafeGames’ Legion of Superheroes, including Captain Condom, Methadone Man, the Always Prepared Crusader, and Bi-Curios – will be making special appearances all over the city. Take a photo of them, with them, or ask them to take your photo…

SafeGames Events

SafeGames At Night: Global Insite: A Public Dialogue on Vancouver’s Innovative Response to the International Question of What to do About Drugs

WHEN: Friday 19th February 2010; 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm; doors open 6.30 pm

WHERE: Japanese Language Hall; 487 Alexander Street @ Jackson Street, Vancouver

SPEAKERS:

  • DR. ETHAN A. NADELMANN Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance; New York
  • SENATOR PIERRE CLAUDE NOLIN, Senate of Canada; Ottawa
  • LIZ EVANS Executive Director, Portland Hotel Society; Vancouver
  • DONALD MACPHERSON Co-founder, Canadian Drug Policy Consortium; Vancouver
  • SHARON MESSAGE President, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users; Vancouver
  • TARA LYONS Executive Director, Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy; Ottawa

We are proud to be hosting this public dialogue on Vancouver’s innovative response to the complex issue of drug use this Friday, February 19th, from 7 – 9 pm at the Japanese Language Hall at 487 Alexander Street, Vancouver BC.

US based SafeGames’ founder Luciano Colonna said, “In light of the SafeGames mission, we have organised a panel of experts who will discuss the Canadian Government’s recent announcement that it will continue its efforts to close down Insite, North America’s only legal safe injection site. Closing down Insite would only add to the problems of a community impacted by high rates of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and fatal overdose.”

Gillian Maxwell of ‘Keeping the Door Open Society’ commented: “Insite is a safe, health-focused facility where people can go to inject drugs and connect to health care services – from primary care to treat disease and infection, to addiction counselling and treatment.”

Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance added “Insite is now the gold standard of public health responses to the issue of drug use. As one of Canada’s most important public health innovations, it is important to share its mission, vision, and values with the world.”

SafeGames Super-Heroes and Outreach Worker Meet & Greet
When: February 20/ 1 – 2 pm
Where: Granville Island Public Market Courtyard, 1689 Johnston Street [See map of Granville Island]
For: Press and public.
Event: An opportunity to meet Captain Condom, Methadone Man, Buprenorphine Babe and their super-hero side-kicks; those in attendance can participate in condom demonstrations and SafeGames contests, games, and prizes.

SafeGames Super-Heroes and Outreach Worker Meet & Greet
When: February 22/ 1 – 2 pm
Where: Gastown Steam Clock, Cambie Street @ Water Street
For: Press and public.
Event: An opportunity to meet Captain Condom, Methadone Man, Buprenorphine Babe and their super hero side-kicks in historic Gastown.

SafeSkate at GE Plaza When: February 25/ 3 – 4 pm
Where: GE Plaza Ice Rink at Robson Square, Robson Street @ Howe Street
For: Press and public.
Event: Enjoy a skate with SafeGames’ super-heroes and outreach workers.

Komrade Kondom at Sochi.ru World
When: February 26/ 12 – 1 pm
Where: Sochi.ru World at Science World, 1455 Quebec Street @ Terminal Avenue
For: Public.
Event: Join our SafeGames super-heroes as they party safely, Russian style! Komrade Kondom will accompany our outreach workers to distribute SafeKits and information for celebrating the upcoming hockey finals in a fun and safe manner.

Closing Ceremony Celebrations in Yaletown
When: February 28/ 5 – 9 pm
Where: David Lam Park, Pacific Avenue @ Drake Street
For: Press and public.
Event: Come enjoy a free viewing of the closing ceremonies at the LiveCity Yaletown site and find SafeGames outreach workers and super-heroes in and around the venue, helping to ensure that everyone celebrates safely the closing of the Games.

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