Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Season's Greetings from OUTLOOKS!

All of us at OUTLOOKS Magazine thank you for your support and loyalty this year. We look forward to 2010 to continue bringing you the best in GLBT travel, fashion, entertainment, and insight into the issues that matter to you.

Have a safe and Happy Holidays, and a brilliant New Year!

Susan Boyle The Next Bond Girl?

Scottish Marvel Hard at Work

Susan Boyle, 48 made her debut on the British talent show, "Britain's Got Talent" and her sweeping voice spread across the globe like wildfire -

Boyle has been pegged as the next singer for the opening theme of the 23rd James Bond Film which is due in theaters come 2011.

The new Bond film will also be Daniel Craig's third reprise as the world's most famous spy.

Bond's composer, Monty Norman says "Susan Boyle is great[....]she's got the right voice.." as her voice is comparable to that of Dame Shirley Bassey, who sang for three previous titles of the Bond series.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Vancouver - City of Toyland Event!

It's art; it's music; it's fashion; it's dance; it's beauty; it's costume party; it's... TOYLAND...

Come play with your favourite nutcracker...
Step right into the candy cane lounge...
Get a photo on the lap of kris kringle...
Dancing elves...
Flying reindeers...
Learn some moves with the sugar-plum faerie...
Glitter, glitz and jolly moments...
Celebrate in the spirit of the gay ol' season...
BE A PART OF IT - the gayest Christmas event ever!

This Thursday, December 17, 2009 head to Celebrities Nightclub (1022 Davie Street, Vancouver) to get your holiday partying on! DJ G-LUVE and MAXWELL MAXWELL will spin your favourite top hits and holiday mixes. Be sure to visit BIG ROGER a.k.a SEXY SANTA and get your photo with Santa, available between 9pm and 11:30pm. KIKI LAWHORE, the night's SUGAR PLUM FAIRY, will also give some surprising performances. Wear your favourite holiday costume and come celebrate the Christmas Season!

Gifts courtesy of gaywhistler.com, Big Roger Events, Gay Top Model, aussieBum, IQONIQ Swimwear, Picture This! Entertainment, WET, Mirateca Arts, and more...

$10 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT Little Sister's Bookstore. For more information, please visit www.cityoftoyland.com and join the official event page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=59236919508

Friday, December 4, 2009

Win A Dream Vacation To Palm Springs!

For years, Palm Springs has been a favorite destination for the gay and lesbian traveler. Known for its 350 days of sunshine, stunning scenery and pristine desert air; Palm Springs is a place to relax during the day and party at night. This winter, exchange the jacket and boots for a swimsuit and sandals, and experience stunning natural beauty and endless outdoor activities.

Palm Springs offers a wealth of activities and events throughout the year. Soar to the top of Mount San Jacinto on the world famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, play a round of golf at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, or hike the ancient palm groves of the Indian Canyons. Tour celebrity and mid-century homes, attend fabulous theatre performances, or wind down with a poolside massage. In the evening, stroll the year round Villagefest, then relax with a swim under the stars.

Palm Springs has more than 30 gay and lesbian-owned and/or operated resorts and guesthouses, including many that are clothing optional. Discover a warm desert paradise that is only 2 hours from major Southern California cities, and a direct flight from Major Cities to the Palm Springs International Airport

Visit www.psgaytravel.com for more information and to enter to win a vacation for 5 nights/6 days in this desert paradise!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December '09/January '10 Issue Now Available!

We love her music, her fashion sense, and her outspoken love of the gays: she is Lady Gaga! Join us inside the Haus of Gaga, as we get up close and personal with the pop sensation in the December '09/January '10 Winter issue of OUTLOOKS, and find out why she's earned her diva status. To heat up your winter, we head to Palm Springs to explore the offerings of this gay paradise. Then cool off with our look at Qu├ębec City and the winter Bonnehomme Carnaval. Check out "Trailblazers”—our new monthly tribute to the revolutionaries, style-makers, frontrunners and torchbearers from coast-to-coast. Also, be sure not to miss our insider with the fabulous Dolly Parton and a dish-fest with Elvira Kurt and fellow queer comedians. Make your holidays merry and bright with OUTLOOKS!

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Calgary AB - Gold's Gym Eau Claire Grand Opening Event

The franchise, representing 140 gyms and 27 countries, comes together to celebrate a state-of-the-art brand new location in the Calgary, AB downtown core. Taking place on December 04 2009, at 6:30pm, Gold’s Gym Eau Claire will play host to this grand event!

Coming together with the Canadian Diabetes Association, this member's appreciation and guest welcoming event will be celebrated in style. Gold’s Gym Eau Claire will be transformed into a Vegas style casino with performances and celebrity appearances like no other.
Hosted by Canada’s master franchisee, Mr. Ziad Jaber, the group will celebrate the opening of the newest and only executive club in Calgary.

Gold’s Gym Eau Claire (200 Barclay Parade SW ) features hot tub, sauna, steam room, hot yoga studio, techno gym equipment, lounge, group fitness, cardio equipment with individual TV’s and virtual trainers, IPod USB links, strength training area, juice bar, tanning, retail, some of the best training experts in the city, and much, much more.

The party is expected to be attended by over 1500 members and guests in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association. With Master of Ceremony Deva Dave - Glamazon to the Stars - the exciting agenda includes female impersonation performances from Whitney Houston, Cher, Bette Midler, Liza Minelli and many more. An honorary ribbon cutting ceremony will be officiated by special guest, Marilyn Monroe! Also in the line up is a Zumba latin group fitness dancing presentation. Complimentary food and drinks throughout the evening.

Over the next five years, Gold’s Gym expects the number of international gyms to quadruple and ultimately account for 40 percent of our total locations. Gold’s Gym currently has 140 international locations open in 27 countries. Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold’s Gym is the largest co-ed gym chain in the world with over 600 locations in 42 states and 27 countries. Gold’s Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, spinning, Pilates and yoga, while maintaining its core weight lifting tradition. With nearly 3 million members worldwide, Gold’s Gym continues to change lives by helping people achieve their individual potential.
Visit www.goldsgym.com or www.goldsgymcanada.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day 2009

OUTLOOKS Magazine honours World AIDS Day today and pays tribute to the loved ones that we have lost. The fight is ongoing, and it is up to each of us to show our support and morale towards this cause and to defy the discrimination that exists to this day. Be sure to wear a red ribbon in remembrance and recognition of the importance of this day.

For more information, and to read real stories from people living with HIV, please visit www.worldaidsday.org

AIDS Calgary - HEAT job posting

Position available for HEAT (HIV Education and Awareness Today) Outreach Worker.

AIDS Calgary is seeking a dynamic individual who can work within a harm reduction model addressing HIV related issues specific to the needs of gay men, and “men who have sex with men” (MSM) through the provision of outreach. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and relationship building skills. Being open-minded, original and resourceful is a must. If you want to join a team trying to change the world, starting with Calgary, AIDS Calgary might be the place for you.

This is a part time position (14 hours per week). A flexible schedule including; day, evening and some weekend availability is required. For a complete listing of the job details, please check out:


The closing date for this position is December 11, 2009. Please send your cover letter, resume, salary expectation to:

Email: hr@aidscalgary.org
Mail: Operations Manager
110 – 1603 10 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T3C 0J7
Fax: 403-263-7358

You must be eligible to work in Alberta. No phone calls please. All applicants are thanked for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.