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May
21
Tue
Yorkton & Melville Pride Week @ Yorkton
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – May 25 @ 11:59 pm

TUES. MAY 21

12:00pm Pride Flag Raising
Yorkton Regional High School
Free | All Ages

The Pink Unicorn (Opening Night)
Free My Muse Theatre Company
7:00pm Show | 6:30pm Doors
Sacred Heart High School Theatre
Adults $15 | Students/Seniors $10
All Tickets at Door $15
Advance Tickets at: Boys & Girls Club, Sherring Optical, SherRing Gold Jewellers, Under the Covers

WED. MAY 22

12:00pm Pride Flag Raising
Melville City Hall
Free | All Ages

The Pink Unicorn
Free My Muse Theatre Company
7:00pm Show | 6:30pm Doors
Sacred Heart High School Theatre
Adults $15 | Students/Seniors $10
All Tickets at Door $15
Advance Tickets at: Boys & Girls Club, Sherring Optical, SherRing Gold Jewellers, Under the Covers
Thurs. MAY 23
6:30pm Pound for Pride (Fitness Class)
St. Michael’s School Gym, Yorkton
By Donation | All Ages

FRI. MAY 24

6:00pm Queer Movie Night
& Pizza Party
Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton
By Donation | All Ages

SAT. May 25

Yorkton Pride Parade
11:00am Parade Line Up
Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre
11:30am Parade Departs

12:00pm Pride BBQ
Shaw Park | Hotdog Sale | All Ages

1:00pm Live Music: LJ Tyson and the Haus of Nonsense
Shaw Park | Free | All Ages

8:00pm Yorkton Pride Drag Show
Ft. 28th Imperial House of LOL
Masonic Lodge, Yorkton
Age 19+ | $10 at the Door

TUES. MAY 28 @ 7PM – 9PM
GIVING BIRTH TO YOURSELF: Revolutionary Storytelling Workshop with Kai Cheng Thom
Yorkton Public Library
Free | All Ages
Please register by contacting Laura Budd: laura@moosejawpride.ca | 306.795.5044

Workshop Description
As LGBTQ2+ individuals we very often come into the world with a story of what we are not: straight, whole, beautiful, enough. This story is the soul of colonization and homophobia: it drains us of the will to struggle, of the confidence to name ourselves and our ancestors, the vision to see each other and act in solidarity. Homophobia is an anti-story, an unstory; it erases and diminishes our bodies and rips away our stories. This story surrounds and suffocates us, blocking out life and light. But the most powerful stories are born in the dark. Participants will experiment with the use of story tools, including meditation, visualization, play, story-listening, and group creation. Poets, writers, rappers, spoken word artists, slam poets, storytellers of all kinds and at all stages welcome! In addition to homophobia & transphobia, concepts such as racism, ableism, and other forms of oppression will be discussed, so participants should come prepared to challenge themselves.

Artist Bio
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.

The Saskatchewan Pride Network gratefully acknowledges funding and partnerships with the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Lotteries, City of Yorkton – Community Development, Parks & Recreation, Value Village, Dominos PIzza, TD Bank, RBC, Harvest, Yorkton Hyundai, Under the Covers, Regal Social Association of Regina to make these events possible.

For more information, visit: www.moosejawpride.ca or contact Laura Budd at 306.795.5044

May
26
Sun
Moose Jaw Pride Week 2019 @ Moose Jaw
May 26 @ 10:30 am – Jun 1 @ 11:45 pm
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, Partners Against Violence, City of Moose Jaw Parks & Recreation, SEIU West, Grant Hall Hotel, Strictly Fencing, 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.

May
29
Wed
Kai Cheng Thom: Storytelling Workshops
May 29 @ 10:30 am – May 30 @ 9:00 pm
Kai Cheng Thom: Storytelling Workshops

Wed. May 29 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Workshop facilitated by Kai Cheng Thom
Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
Free • Ages 13 -19 • Wheelchair Accessible
To register: https://form.jotform.com/91275551691260

**Giving Birth to Yourself: Revolutionary Storytelling Workshop for Youth**
As LGBTQ2+ individuals we very often come into the world with a story of what we are not: straight, whole, beautiful, enough. This story is the soul of colonization and homophobia: it drains us of the will to struggle, of the confidence to name ourselves and our ancestors, the vision to see each other and act in solidarity. Homophobia is an anti-story, an unstory; it erases and diminishes our bodies and rips away our stories. This story surrounds and suffocates us, blocking out life and light. But the most powerful stories are born in the dark. Participants will experiment with the use of story tools, including meditation, visualization, play, story-listening, and group creation. Poets, writers, rappers, spoken word artists, slam poets, storytellers of all kinds and at all stages welcome! 2-3 hours. In addition to homophobia & transphobia, concepts such as racism, ableism, and other forms of oppression will be discussed, so participants should come prepared to challenge themselves.

Thurs. May 30 @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Workshop facilitated by Kai Cheng Thom
Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
Free • All Ages • Wheelchair Accessible
To register: https://form.jotform.com/91275551691260

**SPITTIN’ MAD: Spoken Word Poetry and Radical Resistance**

An explosive performance art medium with historic roots in communities of colour and resistance, spoken word is the rebel love child of the page and the stage. Spanning such diverse forms as rap, slam, monologue, and choreopoem, spoken word is poetry that sings across barriers, seeks connection between people, and tells truths that are too often ignored. This workshop examines the revolutionary work of poets and writers such as Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, d’bi young anitafrika, and Ntozake Shange, and provides participants with writing and performance exercises designed to increase self-knowledge, confidence, and writing technique. We will explore issues of accessibility, representation, and safety onstage. Active participation is encouraged – attendees are encouraged to bring their writing, experiment, and push their comfort zones, but personal limits will always be respected.

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.

Moose Jaw Pride gratefully acknowledges funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board as well as partnerships with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words and the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre to make these events possible.

Kai Cheng Thom will also be speaking at the following events:

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 – Performer’s Café: Pride Edition
Open Mic Night
Featuring Cat Abenstein, Hosted by Kai Cheng Thom
Mitsu Sweet Cafe
Free • All Ages • Wheelchair Accessible