2018 marked the 10th Anniversary of Clean Sober and Proud.
Clean Sober and Proud consists of substance free spaces and outreach booths at LGBTQ2s Pride Day events including Fraser Valley Pride, Surrey Pride, Campbell River Pride, New Westminster Pride, Victoria Pride, East Side Pride and Vancouver Pride.
These spaces include outreach booths that encourage addiction recovery conversations. They provide a centralized meeting space for people in recovery from addiction to gather and feel safe and included in Pride events.
A highlight of Clean Sober and Proud is the annual Untoxicated Street Festival, one of North America’s largest substance free Pride events. Guests enjoy an evening street festival in the heart of the West End on Sunday August 5th from 5 pm to 10 pm at Bute and Davie Street. Untoxicated helps individuals stay connected to support services and get through the weekend “safely”.
Untoxicated ensures Pride Day is inclusive to all British Columbians.
Our people are amazing. Over 1/2 a million people participated in sharing hope that recovery from addiction is possible this Pride Season. Connection is community, community is recovery, let's overcome addiction together. Special thanks to TELUS #ShareLove Campaign, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy for the BC Government's support of #YearOfRecovery, and to the many volunteers and donors, your support for recovery effects us all. Addiction is a chronic relapsing desease, it's time to focus on recovery. From Last Door – thank you! #OverComingAddiction #StopOverdoses #WeDoRecover #Untoxicated2018 #VanPride Vancouver Pride Society CLEAN SOBER & PROUD!
Posted by Last Door Recovery Society on Friday, August 10, 2018
Clean, Sober and Proud represents people who live clean and sober – and are proud of it!
If you or someone you know is part of the LGBTQ2s community and is addicted to drugs or alcohol, and needs addiction treatment, please visit our links below for helpful resources.
For a telephone screening call 1-888-525-9771
- We Made Front Page of the Vancouver Sun
- 2015 facebook Photos
- CBC Story
- Vancity Buzz Story
- Georgia Straight Story
- Vancouver Pride Society Facebook Page
- Vancouver Pride Society Website
GLBTQ Addiction Treatment Services Services for Vancouver
- Prism Services, Three Bridges, The Matrix
- Health Initiative for Men
Narcotics Anonymous Links – 12 Step program
Alcoholics Anonymous Links – 12 Step Program
Detox services – Vancouver & Fraser Valley
- Fraser Valley Area – Creekside Detox
- Youth Detox Services
- Access Central – Detox Referral Line
2008 – a group of Alumni decided to add a recovery twist to Vancouver’s Pride Day Celebrations, so a committee was formed and born was the Recovery Float idea. Funds were raised and our first entry in Vancouver’s Pride Parade took place, the theme was “Fun in Recovery” with about 8 people were involved with the Float.
2009 – the committee voted on calling themselves “Clean Sober & Proud!” and won “Brightest Rainbow Award” for its entry in the parade.
2010 – The Clean Sober and Proud Float wins “Best and Biggest Float” award in the Vancouver Pride Parade
2013- The Vancouver Pride Society votes to Partner with Last Door and support the 1st ever Clean Sober and Proud Party, the dance was held at the VanCity Theatre, Clean Sober & Proud also won “BEST FLOAT” in the Parade, from 8 people participating in 2008, to over 300 people participating.
2014 – Our biggest float ever! and an awesome recovery dance
THANK YOU to everyone who helped, danced and donated money and resources for the float and dance.
contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Clean Sober & Proud! is not affiliated with or represents NA, AA, CA or any other 12 step program, we are a group of people having FUN in Recovery!
Clean Sober and Proud welcomes anyone who wishes to celebrate Pride free from Drugs and Alcohol
Last Door is a non profit Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centre and is proud to host Clean Sober and Proud!