I am beyond thrilled to see that Vancouver Frontrunners has been listed as one of the Top 13 running clubs in Vancouver by Vancity Buzz. We are the largest LGBT+ running club in Vancouver and welcome new guests to try us out for free.
We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming space for people of all genders, sexual orientation and abilities. We host an annual Pride Run & Walk event that garners over 500+ registrants. We’re also more than just a running club; we’re a very social club with dinners, brunches and monthly social events. What are you waiting for, come try us out!!!
VFR Members were treeated to a wonderful evening hosted by Gerry on April 9th and the evening was absolutely fabulous. We got to enjoy a lovely spread of food, great company, breathtaking views and plenty of wine.
Thanks Gerry, once again, for hosting such a lovely evening.
Join Vancouver Frontrunners on the St Patrick’s 5km run around Stanley Park for what we consider one of the best run’s in town. Not only is it a cruisy 5km course and over in no time, there’s beer waiting for you at the finish line.
Dressing up in green is encouraged and VFR team members will be supplied with some extra green bling.
When registering, join the team “Where’s the Finish” using the password: muf26wiw
HIM is collaborating with Vancouver Frontrunners for an “all levels” introductory run/walk group designed to be a fun, motivational way to get out and meet other LGBTQ folks this Spring. The group will be led by experienced runners who know how to respect people’s personal limitations while motivating them to push themselves to the next level. Participants are asked to commit to the full ten-week program of 3 sessions per week: Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The program has been designed by experts to gradually increase your stamina. Full details will be sent to you by email when you register.
Mon and Wed: 6:30 PM Roundhouse Community Centre
Saturdays 9:00 Am Brockton Oval, Stanley Park
Starts: Monday Feb 15th at Roundhouse!
Finishes: 10 weeks later! (not too late to join in progress, at least for the first few weeks!)
Signup by email: Leifka_Vissers@dal.ca or Register@checkhimout.ca
Last Sunday (17th) we had our January social of snowshoeing where 11 brave Frontrunners were led by Jonathan through 3 hours of steep terrain at Cypress Mountain.
Following the trek we got to enjoy some yummy snacks and a well-deserved beverage. Thank you to Laurie and Leifka for organizing a fun afternoon! Below are some photos of the event.
The Board of VFR would like to wish every one of our members a happy and festive season decorated with happiness and joy. We hope you get to spend much deserved time with family and loved ones surrounded by plenty of food, wine and laughter.
Please do enjoy the holidays, but also do so responsibly.
The board of directors for Vancouver Frontrunners would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday December the 5th to attend our annual general meeting which took place at the WhiteSpot after brunch. We had approximately 40 members in attendance and the meeting itself took just over an hour.
We had the pleasure of watching a slide show which recapped some amazing memories of the events that took place this past year. Thanks to Kai Scott for putting that together.
Some deserving people received awards, namely:
Nick Soverel – Spirit of VFR
Kangsoon Park – Epic Comeback Award
Rookie of the Year – Mariegold Rondeau
Getting ‘er Done – Gar Fisher
Getting ‘er Done – Don Glass
Best Supporting Athlete – Kai Scott
Supportive Ex Afficio – Jag Bilkhu
Chocolates and treats were handed out to those who made some amazing accomplishments this year and 12 door prizes were handed out.
Some of the board members took to the floor to talk about the year past, such as social events, relays and athletic events, website/Facebook and newsletter statistics. Leifka got the crowd excited with some information about new team singlets soon to be available for purchase and Mark gave his President’s speech before moving on to the official items.
Vancouver Frontrunners are sad to see that Alex Cheung has stepped down as treasurer, however we’re incredibly fortunate that he will continue to provide his assistance and expertise as we transition to a new board.
The membership in attendance unanimously voted in Peter Hurst, Guy McAuliffe, Dar Rivers, and Jonathan Steblin to join the existing board members, which are Mark Rozenberg, Ian Wong, Clare Hauer, Rohan Hare, Leifka Vissers, and Laurie Reemeyer.
With the exception of announcing that Mark is stepping down as president and handing the reigns over to Rohan, roles and responsibilities amongst the new board will be decided at our next board meeting to be held in the early weeks of January. With 10 people on the board, you can be rest assured that the New Year will be an exciting and action packed year for VFR.
It has been an incredible year and none of it would be possible without our supportive and engaging members, our awesome volunteers, generous donors, and talented board members. This truly is one awesome club to be a member of!!!