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Apr
26
Wed
Lunchtime GSA for Students! @ Alternating between Peacock & Central Schools
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunchtime GSA for Students! @ Alternating between Peacock & Central Schools

All students are welcome to attend the Prairie South School Division’s Lunchtime GSA!

GSA stands for Gay-Straight Alliance or Gender & Sexuality Alliance.

A GSA is a student-run group that provides a safe place for any and all students to meet and learn about all different orientations, to support each other while working together to end homophobia, and to raise awareness and promote equality for all human beings. In addition to being a group dedicated to support, it also strives to educate the surrounding areas and the community on different gender and equality issues.

Meetings are every two weeks and alternate between Peacock and Central Collegiates

Wednesday, Nov. 16th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, Nov. 29th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, Dec. 14th – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, Jan. 10th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, Jan. 25th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, March 1st – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, March 14th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, March 29th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, April 11th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, April 26th – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, May 9th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, May 24th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, June 6th – Peacock Collegiate

Peacock Meetings are held in Room 213 (Mrs. Kiefer’s room)
Central Meetings are held in Room 306 (Mr. Petlak’s room)

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Kiefer: [email protected]
Mr. Petlak: [email protected]
Ms. Petlack: [email protected]
 
 
 
 

May
1
Mon
Moose Jaw Pride Week 2017
May 1 – May 7 all-day
Moose Jaw Pride Week 2017 @ Moose Jaw | Saskatchewan | Canada

MONDAY MAY 1
SASK POLYTECH FLAG RAISING
10:00am | Free | All ages
Saskatchewan Polytechnic – 600 Saskatchewan St W
Join us for a short ceremony as we raise the rainbow flag at Sask Polytech! The Positive Campus Committee will also be handing out rainbow cupcakes over the noon hour in the cafeteria!

RAINBOW FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
12:10pm | Free | All ages
Tourism Moose Jaw – 450 Diefenbaker Dr.
Thatcher Dr. E & Highway 1
Join us as we raise the rainbow flag and kick off Pride Week 2017! Elder Dickie Yuzicapi will sing an honour song as the flag is raised and we will also be joined by several dignitaries as well. Cake and refreshments will be served.

TUESDAY MAY 2
PRIDE WEEK CHARITY LUNCHEON & COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
Sponsored by Imagine Events
12:00pm – 1:00pm | $15 Advance – $20 at the Door | All ages
St. Andrew’s United Church – 60 Athabasca St E (West Entrance)
Come help us celebrate the winners of the 2017 Moose Jaw Pride Community Service Awards! Listen to the powerful stories of our community’s LGBT+ youth as our Prairie South Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) gives the keynote address. Soup and sandwich luncheon with Gluten Free and Vegetarian options. Reserve your tickets by contacting the Pride Office or online: www.moosejawpride.ca/events

WEDNESDAY MAY 3
PERFORMER’S CAFE – PRIDE EDITION
Sponsor: Saskatchewan Festival of Words
Featuring Performance Poet: Ryan Bradshaw
7pm | No Cover | Recommended Age 13+
Common Café + Bakery – 23 Main St N
Come and listen to some amazing performances! Or grab the mic and share your poetry, music or short story! Our feature artist is Ryan Bradshaw, a Saskatoon-based performance poet. His unique style blends his original writing with various theatrical elements such as costumes, lighting, music, character and accent changes, as well as dance and puppetry. Ryan is also an accomplished burlesque performer and has done artist residencies in Tennessee, Massachusetts and Iceland.

THURSDAY MAY 4
GLIDE WITH PRIDE
Youth Dance
6:30pm – 9:30pm | $2 / person | Open to Prairie South Students
Central Collegiate Gym
149 Oxford St W
Prairie South Students are welcome to join the Prairie South GSA for their 2nd Annual Youth Dance! Concession available. Advance registration required.Contact: [email protected]

QUEER QUESTIONS TRIVIA NIGHT
9pm | No Cover | $1 to Play | Age 19+
Bobby’s Place | 63 High St E
How much do you know about the queer community? Come test your knowledge in this fun battle of wits and your team could win the grand prize!

FRIDAY MAY 5
TRUE COLOURS ART SHOW
Sponsored by Tourism Moose Jaw
7pm | $5 at the Door | All ages
Tourism Moose Jaw
450 Diefenbaker Dr.
Thatcher Dr. E & Highway 1
Enjoy the artwork of both aspiring and established local artists like Andrew Meredith & Laura Hamilton at our True Colours Art Show. With art work from Moose Jaw to Montreal, this wine and cheese social is one event you don’t want to miss. You could also win one of several art prizes from the night! Formal-wear is encouraged.

SATURDAY MAY 6
MOOSE JAW PRIDE PARADE
Line Up 1:30pm – Start at 2:00pm | Free | All ages
Line Up at Main & Manitoba
Celebrate with us at our 2nd Annual Pride Parade! Be yourself, bring your friends and wear something fun! But don’t miss out — parade leaves at 2pm sharp!
GROUPS CAN REGISTER THEIR ENTRIES ON OUR WEBSITE: www.moosejawpride.ca/events

COMMUNITY FAIR
Sponsored by Journey to Hope
2:30pm – 4:30pm | Free | All ages
Langdon Crescent
Get to know some of the community agencies that offer services and support to LGBTQ+ people year round. We’ll have plenty of vendors and great entertainment from Whiteboy Slim (with Dustin Bowyer) and Emily Orescanin! For the kids, we’ve got Sweet Pea the clown, sparkle tattoos and Spiderman!
VENDORS CAN REGISTER THEIR ENTRIES ON OUR WEBSITE: www.moosejawpride.ca/events

AFTERNOON COCKTAILS
Get your party started with afternoon cocktails on the Grant Hall’s Rooftop Patio. Open exclusively for Pride, enjoy the open air and music from the community fair at this incredible venue right on Langdon Cres. Age 19+.

PRIDE AFTER PARTY & DRAG SHOW
Sponsored by A Tymeless Event
Doors open at 9pm – Show at 10pm | $5 at the door | Age 19+
Moose Jaw Wildlife Hall
1396 – 3rd Ave NE
We did it! Now let’s party! Drinks, dancing and drag all in one night you won’t forget. Featuring performances by your favourite queens: China White, Yadda Ya-Oughtta-Book-Ahead and many more!

SUNDAY MAY 7
A SPIRIT OF DIVERSITY
Church Service
10:30am | Free | All Ages
St. Andrew’s United Church
60 Athabasca St E
Everyone is welcome at this worship service with Moose Jaw’s first LGBT+ Affirming congregation.

HIDDEN HISTORIES TROLLEY TOUR
Gender & Sexual Diversity in the Friendly City
Tours leave at 1:00pm & 2:30pm | $20 | All Ages
Depart from Main St N & River St W
You’ve never seen this history in a high school textbook! Discover the amazing stories of diversity in this charming city with a secret past. Reserve your tickets by contacting the Pride Office or online:
www.moosejawpride.ca/events

THURSDAY MAY 11
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY (2016)
Film Night & Panel Discussion
7:00pm | Free | PG-13
Moose Jaw Public Library
461 Langdon Cr
After a gay Filipino-Canadian artist comes out to his family, he and his sister set out to meet queer relatives, from Vancouver to Manila. The film will also feature a panel discussion with a culturally diverse group of LGBT+ people. In partnership with the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council, Moose Jaw Public Library and Yortkon Film Festival.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
www.moosejawpride.ca

CONTACT
Joe Wickenhauser
[email protected]
(306) 692-3388

May
8
Mon
Yorkton & Melville Pride @ Yorkton
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – May 13 @ 1:00 pm

Yorkton & Melville Pride Week

MONDAY MAY 8
PRIDE FLAG RAISING
12:15PM | Free | All Ages
Yorkton City Hall
37 3 Ave N, Yorkton
Coffee and cupcakes to follow at St. Andrews United Church.

TUESDAY MAY 9
PRIDE FLAG RAISING
12:15PM | Free | All Ages
Melville City Hall
430 Main St, Melville

WEDNESDAY MAY 10
DISC GOLF NIGHT
5:00pm | Free | All Ages
Patrick Park
112 King St W, Yorkton

PRIDE PIZZA PARTY & BOARD GAMES
6:30pm | $2 per slice | All Ages
St. Andrew’s United Church
29 Smith St E, Yorkton

THURSDAY MAY 11
PRIDE YOUTH COFFEE & SOCIAL
7:00pm | Free | Youth
Yorkton Boys & Girls Club
54 Smith St W, Yorkton

SATURDAY MAY 13
YORKTON PRIDE MARCH
12:15pm | Free | All Ages
Start at: Yorkton City Hall (37 3 Ave N, Yorkton) and finishing at Western Financial Group City Centre Park.

Hotdogs and beverages available for $5 in the park after the march.

Be sure to pick up tickets for our Pride Week Raffle!

First prize
$500.00 shopping spree at Value Village Yorkton

Second Prize
$80.00 Gift basket Refresh Massage Studio and Spa

Third Prize
$60.00 gift card Refresh Massage Studio and Spa

Fourth Prize
$50.00 gift card Under the Covers, Yorkton

Download the Poster Below:

May
9
Tue
Lunchtime GSA for Students! @ Alternating between Peacock & Central Schools
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunchtime GSA for Students! @ Alternating between Peacock & Central Schools

All students are welcome to attend the Prairie South School Division’s Lunchtime GSA!

GSA stands for Gay-Straight Alliance or Gender & Sexuality Alliance.

A GSA is a student-run group that provides a safe place for any and all students to meet and learn about all different orientations, to support each other while working together to end homophobia, and to raise awareness and promote equality for all human beings. In addition to being a group dedicated to support, it also strives to educate the surrounding areas and the community on different gender and equality issues.

Meetings are every two weeks and alternate between Peacock and Central Collegiates

Wednesday, Nov. 16th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, Nov. 29th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, Dec. 14th – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, Jan. 10th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, Jan. 25th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, March 1st – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, March 14th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, March 29th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, April 11th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, April 26th – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, May 9th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, May 24th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, June 6th – Peacock Collegiate

Peacock Meetings are held in Room 213 (Mrs. Kiefer’s room)
Central Meetings are held in Room 306 (Mr. Petlak’s room)

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Kiefer: [email protected]
Mr. Petlak: [email protected]
Ms. Petlack: [email protected]
 
 
 
 

May
23
Tue
Weyburn & Estevan Pride @ Weyburn & Estevan
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – May 28 @ 1:00 pm
Weyburn & Estevan Pride @ Weyburn & Estevan

PARADE & VARIOUS EVENTS
For the second year in a row, Estevan and Weyburn will be celebrating Pride Week. Last year, more than 50 people attended Estevan’s first official flag raising and over 100 people attended Weyburn’s. This year, we are planning to hold flag raising ceremonies in each community at the start of the week as well as a round of frisbee golf in Torgeson Park! Estevan’s first Pride march is also on the agenda for Sat. May 27!

May
24
Wed
Lunchtime GSA for Students! @ Alternating between Peacock & Central Schools
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunchtime GSA for Students! @ Alternating between Peacock & Central Schools

All students are welcome to attend the Prairie South School Division’s Lunchtime GSA!

GSA stands for Gay-Straight Alliance or Gender & Sexuality Alliance.

A GSA is a student-run group that provides a safe place for any and all students to meet and learn about all different orientations, to support each other while working together to end homophobia, and to raise awareness and promote equality for all human beings. In addition to being a group dedicated to support, it also strives to educate the surrounding areas and the community on different gender and equality issues.

Meetings are every two weeks and alternate between Peacock and Central Collegiates

Wednesday, Nov. 16th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, Nov. 29th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, Dec. 14th – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, Jan. 10th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, Jan. 25th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, March 1st – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, March 14th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, March 29th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, April 11th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, April 26th – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, May 9th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, May 24th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, June 6th – Peacock Collegiate

Peacock Meetings are held in Room 213 (Mrs. Kiefer’s room)
Central Meetings are held in Room 306 (Mr. Petlak’s room)

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Kiefer: [email protected]
Mr. Petlak: [email protected]
Ms. Petlack: [email protected]
 
 
 
 

May
29
Mon
Swift Current Pride @ Swift Current
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm
Swift Current Pride @ Swift Current

MONDAY MAY 29
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
12:15pm | Free | All Ages
Market Square
Corner of Central Ave & Chaplin St
Everyone is welcome to join us as we kick off Swift Current Pride Week at our Flag Raising Ceremony at Market Square.

WEDNESDAY MAY 31
COMING IN
Film Night with Director Marjorie Beaucage
7pm | Free | All Ages
Swift Current Branch Library
411 Herbert St E
Join Saskatchewan filmmaker, artist and elder, Marjorie Beaucage, as she shows and discusses her 2017 documentary, Coming In, about the lives of two-spirit people in Saskatchewan. Everyone welcome.

FRIDAY JUNE 2
GSA RAINBOW MINI GOLF
7pm | All Ages
Dairy King
930 Central Ave N
Join the students of the Chinook School Division’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) as they host Rainbow Mini-golf at our local Dairy King. Tie-dye, ice cream, and good times are guaranteed.

SATURDAY JUNE 3
SWIFT CURRENT PRIDE MARCH
12pm | Free | All Ages
Market Square
Corner of Central Ave & Chaplin St
Come make history with us as we hold Swift Current’s first ever Pride March! Parade will start and finish at Market Square. Wear something colourful, make a fun sign and bring your friends! Everyone welcome.

COMMUNITY BBQ
Sponsored by RBC Royal Bank
12:30pm | Free | All Ages
Market Square
Corner of Central Ave & Chaplin St
Join us for a free community BBQ courtesy of RBC Royal Bank and Southwest Saskatchewan Pride. Everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate the diversity of our community here in Swift Current!

PRIDE DANCE!
8pm | $10 Adults / $5 Youth | All Ages
Lyric Theatre
227 Central Ave N
Come and dance the night away at the Lyric Theatre’s annual All Ages Pride Dance! Enjoy some awesome music and meet some amazing people as we celebrate the end to an amazing week of community events! Drinks available for those 19+. For additional details, visit: www.lyrictheatre.ca or find “The Lyric Theatre” on Facebook.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Facebook: @SWSASKPRIDE | “Southwest Saskatchewan Pride”
www.southwestsaskpride.ca
Call: Joey Donnelly (Newcomer Welcome Centre): 306-778-5350
Email: Andrea McCrimmon: [email protected]

Jun
1
Thu
Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation @ Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am – Jun 30 @ 12:00 am
Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation @ Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation

PARADE & TWO SPIRIT FESTIVAL

Last June, for the first time in Saskatchewan’s history, a First Nation held a Pride Festival. Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation holds that title after last year’s parade, and flag raising at the band office. Organizers also received a letter of congratulations from the Prime Minister for their efforts! Plans are still underway for the 2017 celebrations, so please check the BOFN website & social media for the latest information.

Dates for the events have not yet been set.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Facebook: @chiefandcouncil.bofn | “Chief & Council – Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation”
Twitter: @BOFN_9697
www.bofn9697.com

CONTACT
Councillor Kevin Seesequasis
[email protected]
(306) 467-4523

Jun
6
Tue
Lunchtime GSA for Students! @ Alternating between Peacock & Central Schools
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunchtime GSA for Students! @ Alternating between Peacock & Central Schools

All students are welcome to attend the Prairie South School Division’s Lunchtime GSA!

GSA stands for Gay-Straight Alliance or Gender & Sexuality Alliance.

A GSA is a student-run group that provides a safe place for any and all students to meet and learn about all different orientations, to support each other while working together to end homophobia, and to raise awareness and promote equality for all human beings. In addition to being a group dedicated to support, it also strives to educate the surrounding areas and the community on different gender and equality issues.

Meetings are every two weeks and alternate between Peacock and Central Collegiates

Wednesday, Nov. 16th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, Nov. 29th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, Dec. 14th – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, Jan. 10th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, Jan. 25th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, Feb. 7th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, March 1st – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, March 14th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, March 29th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, April 11th – Peacock Collegiate

Wednesday, April 26th – Central Collegiate

Tuesday, May 9th – Central Collegiate

Wednesday, May 24th – Peacock Collegiate

Tuesday, June 6th – Peacock Collegiate

Peacock Meetings are held in Room 213 (Mrs. Kiefer’s room)
Central Meetings are held in Room 306 (Mr. Petlak’s room)

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Kiefer: [email protected]
Mr. Petlak: [email protected]
Ms. Petlack: [email protected]
 
 
 
 

Jul
28
Fri
Battlefords & Area Pride @ Battlefords & Area
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm
Battlefords & Area Pride @ Battlefords & Area

PARADE & VARIOUS EVENTS
Join the Battlefords & Area for their first ever Pride Celebrations! Festivities will include a kick-off BBQ on Friday, a parade on Saturday and much more. Organizers are also working on plans to have a rainbow dance, community fair, church service, and a panel discussion on LGBTQ+ identities. Please check out the Battlefords and Area GSA Facebook Page for the most up to date information!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Facebook: @battlefordsgsa | “The Battlefords and Area Gender and Sexuality Alliance”

CONTACT
Kay-Lynne Collier
[email protected]
(306) 481-3578

Aug
21
Mon
Humboldt Pride
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm
Humboldt Pride

VARIOUS EVENTS
Humboldt is a small city east of Saskatoon with a lot of Pride and diversity! In 2016, Humboldt celebrated its first ever Pride Week with a flag raising, youth coffee night, bowling, inclusive church service and welcome tea. Plans are in the works for another week of events to help raise awareness about gender and sexual diversity while also building community. Interested volunteers are encouraged to contact us to get involved!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Facebook: @humboldtcanadapflag | “PFLAG Canada Humboldt Chapter”

CONTACT
Local: Sarah Miller
SK Pride Network: Joe Wickenhauser
306-692-3388
[email protected]