Events

Moose Jaw Pride Week 2019

When:
May 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am – June 1, 2019 @ 11:45 pm
2019-05-26T10:30:00-06:00
2019-06-01T23:45:00-06:00
Where:
Moose Jaw
Contact:
Joe Wickenhuaser
306.692.3388
Moose Jaw Pride Week 2019 @ Moose Jaw

Moose Jaw Pride Week is happening May 26 to June 1, 2019! Our theme, “Generations of Pride” celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the world’s first Pride Parade, the decriminalization of same-sex relationships in Canada, and the amazing work of our elder community members over the last half-century!

The Moose Jaw Pride Parade takes place on Sat. June 1 – General parade line up starts at 1pm in the CP Rail Parking Lot (Main St & Manitoba Expressway) and the parade departs at 2pm.

To sign up to volunteer, email volunteer@moosejawpride.ca or visit: https://moosejawpride.ca/pride-volunteer/

Sun. May 26
10:30am – Spirit of Diversity Service
St. Andrew’s United Church
Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible

6:00pm – Smudging Ceremony & Pride Flag Raising
With Elder Dickie Yuzicapi
Crescent Park Amphitheatre
Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible

Mon. May 27
7:00pm – Coming Out Campfire
Wakamow Valley – Kiwanis Pavilion
Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible

Tues. May 28
7:30pm – Painting with Pride
With artist Kathryn Ernst
Miss Fanny’s Saloon – Tunnels of Moose Jaw
(Use 23 Main St N Entrance)
Anyone 18 or under must be accompanied by legal guardian
Limited Tickets Available: $40 Regular | $20 Low Income
On Sale at Rainbow Retro Thrift Shop

Wed. May 29
Victims & Survivors of Crime Week Luncheon
With Guest Speakers Zach Miller & Kai Cheng Thom*
10:30am – Doors Open
10:45am – Mayor’s Proclamation
10:50am – Zach Miller Speaks
11:30am – Lunch
12:10pm – Kai Cheng Thom Speaks
Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
Cost is $10 Regular | $5 Students
Register by May 24 by contacting: mjLiteracy@yahoo.ca

7:00pm – GIVING BIRTH TO YOURSELF: Revolutionary Storytelling Workshop
Facilitated by Kai Cheng Thom*
In Partnership with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words
Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
Free • Ages 13 -19 • Wheelchair Accessible

Thurs. May 30
4:00pm – SPITTIN’ MAD: Spoken Word Poetry and Radical Resistance
Facilitated by Kai Cheng Thom*
Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
Free • All Ages • Wheelchair Accessible
In Partnership with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words
For more information or to register, visit: https://moosejawpride.ca/event/kai-cheng-thom-storytelling-poetry-workshops/

7:00pm – Performer’s Café: Pride Edition
Featuring Cat Abenstein
Hosted by Kai Cheng Thom*
Mitsu Sweet Cafe
Free • All Ages • Wheelchair Accessible
In Partnership with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words
For more information or to register, visit: https://moosejawpride.ca/event/kai-cheng-thom-storytelling-poetry-workshops/

9:00pm – Pride Trivia Night
Bobby’s Place Olde World Tavern
$1 • Age 19+ • Wheelchair Accessible

Fri. May 31
True Colours Art Show &
A Prairie Vernacular
7:00pm – Doors Open
7:30pm – Program Begins
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible

Sat. June 1
Moose Jaw Pride Parade
12:30pm Parade Marshalling for Vehicles
1:00pm Parade Line Up for Pedestrians
2:00pm Parade Departs
Gather at CP Rail Parking Lot (Main St & Manitoba Expressway)
Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible
Organization Registration: https://moosejawpride.ca/parade/

2:00pm – Pride Market | Live Entertainment | Beer Gardens (19+)
Featuring: Rosie & the Riveters
Crescent Park Amphitheatre
All ages • Wheelchair Accessible
Vendor Registration: https://moosejawpride.ca/pride-market-registration/

After Party
8:00pm Doors Open
8:30pm Show Begins
Cosmo Seniors Centre
Featuring: Coco Montrese, as seen on Ru Paul’s Drag Race (Season 5, All Stars Season 2)
With Guest Appearance by Rosie & the Riveters
With Pre-Show by the 28th Imperial House of LOL
Dance to Follow with DJ Phun/Knee/Guy!
$25 Early Bird | $30 Advance | $35 Door | $50 VIP
Tickets available at Rainbow Retro Thrift Shop or online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mj-pride-after-party-ft-coco-montrese-rosie-the-riveters-more-tickets-61285880719
Ages 19+ • Wheelchair Accessible

Thank you to our generous partners & sponsors: Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Arts Board, WestJet, Partners Against Violence, City of Moose Jaw Parks & Recreation, Saskatchewan Lotteries, SEIU West, Grant Hall Hotel, Strictly Fences, Imagine Events, RSAR, Tourism Moose Jaw, Boston Pizza, Foreground Coffee, Creative Touch – Wedding & Event Designs, Culligan Water Conditioning of Moose Jaw, Stone Age Enterprises, St. Andrew’s United Church, Bobby’s Place, Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, and Saskatchewan Festival of Words.

*Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performer, educator and community worker based in Toronto, unceded Indigenous territory. She is the author of three published books, a winner and finalist for several literary awards, including the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBT Writers and the Lambda Literary Awards. Kai Cheng has over ten years of front-line experience in the community and mental health sector, and previously worked as a mental health social worker for queer and trans youth.

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