Speed Dating with Mpowerment


Looking for plans this Valentine's day? 

Come on up to our loft space downtown for a FREE evening of queer speed dating, followed by a casual communal dinner with other young gay, bi, queer guys and non-binary folks! 

Meet potential dates, friends, partners, cuddle buddies, besties or whatever ends up working for you two... or three! Who knows, the possibilities are endless! 

We know speed dating.. (and dating/meeting new people in general) can be super awks for some folks, but we promise to make this event as chill, entertaining and comfy for you as best we can ❤

This event is open to all young gay, bi, queer guys and non-binary folks ages 19 - 29. If you have questions about this, please email Ivan @ ivanl@youthco.org. 


6:30PM - 6:45PM | Doors Open // Sign up for Speed Dating
6:45PM - 7:00PM | Group Introductions
7:00PM - 7:30PM | Speed Dating (Round 1)
7:30PM - 7:45PM | Break
7:45PM - 8:15PM | Speed Dating (Round 2)
8:15PM - 9:30PM | Dinner 

✪ Steamed Rice 
✪ Chili Garlic Eggplant 
✪ Sweet & Sour Chicken
✪ Shitake Mushrooms & Bok Choy


Mpowerment is a trans-inclusive and gender-affirming program by and for young men and gender diverse folks who are gay, bi, Two-Spirit, or queer. To us, this includes masc of centre folks and guys who are trans, intersex, Two-Spirit, and cis, and non-binary people. As an organization that strives to be anti-oppressive and inclusive, we work towards creating safer spaces for all young people in our communities, including those of us who are living with HIV and/or Hep C!

This event will be taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh nations. 


This speed dating event and dinner is 100% FREE : ) 

Our space is located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. Our washroom is all genders, but unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.

If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Ivan @ ivanl@youthco.org for more information.

February 14, 2018 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Mpowerment Headquarters
568 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
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Ivan · · 778-223-6712
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Will you come?

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!