Hundreds Attend Inaugural Gathering of SF Team Headed to Montreal!
The Cafe on Market Street in the Castro was jam-packed with Equipe SF athletes, artists, dancers, volunteers, activists,
and supporters during our Welcome and Outgames Registration Party on Saturday night, October 22nd.
It was standing room only at the popular club, which served as host venue for the very first gathering of our Bay Area
team headed to Montreal next summer. Many sports and cultural activities were represented, including: swimming, softball,
volleyball, marathon, track and field, tennis, biking, dragon boat racing, race walking, badminton, physique, bridge, choral,
square dancing, country western dancing, rowing, diving, basketball, synchronized swimming, racquetball, beach volleyball,
golf, table tennis, wrestling, gay rights conference, and martial arts, among others!
However, it was the triathletes that produced the big winner of the night, as Kathy Fleming of San Francisco won the Grand Prize Drawing: a free round-trip ticket to Montreal on Air Canada! Way to go Kathy!
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Montreal Outgames Registrations Closing in on 10,000 Paid Participants!
As of 4 November 2005, there are 9,480 paid registrants for the 1st World Outgames Montreal 2006. This number includes
only those people that have registered and sent payment to the Montreal Outgames. This is also a record number of people
that have signed up for any international GLBT sport and cultural event 9 months before the opening ceremonies. About
half are from North America, and one third are from Europe.
Equipe SF Promotes New Outgames Event: The 2006 Outgames Bear & Leather Festival!
The Montreal Outgames have added another cultural component to the 2006 line-up: An entire week of fun and exciting
Festival activities! Local participants will march with Equipe SF in opening and closing ceremonies, and will also
compete in special events designed exclusively for the International Bear and Leather Communities.
Outgames Montreal 2006 Mission Accomplished!
of next year's Outgames is very real and is growing stronger day by day. “Eleven months before the Montréal 2006
Outgames, we can now guarantee that this event will be held according to plan. Registrations are going very well, our finances
has been secured according to our objectives, and our sports venues are ready. The dream is about to become reality!”
— Mark Tewksbury, Montréal 2006 Co-President, Sept 2005.
Copenhagen Selected to Host World Outgames II in 2009