New West Pride Week
Piva Modern Italian is a proud sponsor of New West Pride Week.
August 11th – August 18th, 2018.
Diversity has been present in the world since the beginning of time. Some periods of history embraced diversity and others despised diversity which is, in itself, an aspect of the diversity of Hate and Love.
On June 28, 1969, the cause for diversity reared its head in New York City’s Stonewall Inn when the Inn was raided by police.
“The true legacy of the Stonewall riots is the ongoing struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. While the fight…has won many significant victories, most of them flowing from those six days in the summer of 1969 when gay people found the courage to stand up for themselves…”
In 1978, Harvey Milk, stated: “On this anniversary of Stonewall, I ask my gay sisters and brothers to make the commitment to fight. For themselves, for their freedom, for their country … We will not win our rights by staying quietly in our closets … We are coming out to fight the lies, the myths, the distortions. We are coming out to tell the truths about gays, for I am tired of the conspiracy of silence, so I’m going to talk about it. And I want you to talk about it. You must come out. Come out to your parents, your relatives.”
In 2010, a group of New Westminster citizens under the leadership of Vance McFadyen formed the Royal City Pride Society and with unanimous approval by New Westminster City Council, launched the first Pride Event in Tipperary Park on August 7.
New West Pride (Royal City Pride Society) aims to promote equality and diversity through all of its events. Our Pride festivities uses theatre, music, debate, art and entertainment to raise awareness of discrimination and the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of Gay Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer and Inter-sex people in New Westminster and around the world. We celebrate the diversity of our GLBTQ+ community by all we do. Through this we aim to promote a sentiment in favor of equality, uniting people in a celebratory atmosphere where all are welcome, and fostering a sense of community within the GLBTQ+ population. Overall, New West Pride hopes to promote understanding and cooperation, as well as education in diversity, in order to get rid of the discrimination faced by GLBTQ+ people.
New West Pride is a zero waste festival and we continue to be fully accessible.
For more information, visit: http://www.newwestpride.ca/
The New West Grand Prix
The New West Grand Prix is an international professional cycling race taking place in historic downtown New Westminster. Piva Modern Italian is proud to be the official VIP Tent sponsor.
The New West Grand Prix is a member of BC Superweek, one of the most prestigious cycling events in North America. The criterium-style race features a mass start and a 935-meter circuit that cyclists navigate for an expected 45-55 laps. More than 200 male and female cyclists will pass by every minute, making the New West Grand Prix a thrilling spectator experience. We are excited to host some of the best riders from around the world with over 13 different nationalities represented.
For more information, visit: http://newwestgrandprix.com/event-info/
Reserve a table on July 10th, for the best view of the race or for pre or post-race bites or cocktails.
Piva is proud to participate in Negroni Week, in support of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and No Kid Hungry.
Join us June 4th-10th for one of our feature Negronis:
OFF THE WALL Negroni 10
Bombay Gin, Martini Rosso and Campari
MEZCAL Negroni 12
Mezcal, Antica Formula and Campari
Smoky variation of the Italian apertivo, complex, smoky & sweet
THE LEGEND Negroni 11
Sherringham Akavit, Naramaro and Campari
Norwegian spin on the classic Negroni with predominate flavors of caraway and star anise, this Negroni is perfect for those with a bitter palate
For each Negroni purchased we will make a donation to the Royal Columbia Hospital Foundation.
For more information: