The Gala Committee of the VLSCS created the long-awaited 2018
Evening of Hot Blues Romance!
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 411 Gorge Rd. E.
The Gala Committee enlisted the fantastic help of Jelena Putnik, an event planner who is best known for being co-founder of Queerly Victoria and event organizer of Queer as Funk Spring Fling. She has also done Vancouver Island’s Flavour Trails, a series of food/farm/wine festivals, and five seasons of house music concerts through HomeRoutes non-profit arts organization. About her, their executive director, Mitch Podolak says: “Jelena joined us as a volunteer host four seasons ago and immediately, it was clear that [she] deeply understood the role of the cultural animator. . . She instinctively understands the human condition, treated people with respect and very quickly became one of our strongest hosts across Canada.”