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Moose Jaw Pride Week!

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Pride Planning Meetings!
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Calendar of Events

Jul
22
Sun
Moose Jaw Pride Week 2018 @ Moose Jaw
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 10:45 pm

We’ve got piles of great events planned for Moose Jaw Pride Week!

(Including our parade on July 28!)

 

Events!

Sun. July 22

6:00pm Smudging Ceremony
6:30pm Pride Flag Raising
7:30pm Spirit of Diversity Faith Service
Free | All Ages
Crescent Park Amphitheatre

Mon. July 23

Pride Week Luncheon with Ivan Coyote
11:30am | $10 & $20 | All Ages
Zion United Church
423 Main St, Moose Jaw
Tickets available at Rainbow Retro Thrift Shop
Or by contacting: [email protected]

Tues. July 24

Painting with Pride
7:30pm | $15 & $20 | All Ages
Tunnels of Moose Jaw
23 Main St N
Tickets available at Rainbow Retro Thrift Shop
Or by contacting: [email protected]

Wed. July 25

Coming Out Campfire
7:00pm | Free | All Ages
Kiwanis Pavilion, Wakamow Valley
Hotdogs & Marshmallows Provided

Thurs. July 26

Performer’s Cafe – Pride Edition
7:00pm | Free | All Ages
Ft. Elise Pallagi
Mitsu Sweet Cafe | 115 Main St N

Pride Trivia Night
9:00pm | $1 | Age 19+
Bobby’s Place
63 High St E

Fri. July 27

True Colours Art Show
7:30pm | Free | All Ages
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
461 Langdon Cres.

Sat. July 28

Moose Jaw Pride Parade
1:15pm Line Up | Free | All Ages
SW Corner of Main St & Manitoba
Parade Departs at 2pm
Organization Registration: https://moosejawpride.ca/2018-moose-jaw-pride-parade-registration/

Pride Market | Live Entertainment
Beer Gardens (19+)

2:00pm | Free | All Ages
Crescent Park
In front of MJ Public Library
Vendor Registration: https://moosejawpride.ca/pride-market-registration/

Pride Week After Party
8:00pm (Doors) | 9:00pm (Show)
$5 | Ages 19+
Ft. DJ Yada, Drag Performers, Dancing
Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation
1396 3rd Ave NE
Tickets available at Rainbow Retro Thrift Shop
Or by contacting: [email protected]

 

More info!

Want to be part of creating an amazing pride week? We are looking for volunteers to help! If you’re interested in volunteering with Moose Jaw Pride, fill out this short form at and we’ll get back to you right away!

Interested in marching in the parade or being a vendor at the Pride Market? Great; we can’t wait to see you!
Parade registration can be found here.
There is no cost for registration and anyone is welcome to join!
Individuals and families are welcome to march without registering 🙂

Pride Market registration can be found here.
To register for the community fair, there is a $20 fee to keep everything running smoothly, but we provide one 8′ table and two chairs!

Pride Smudge & Flag Raising @ Crescent Park Ampthitheatre
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pride Smudge & Flag Raising @ Crescent Park Ampthitheatre

Join us as we raise the Pride Flag and start Pride Week off with a blessing from our community. Smudge to be led by Elder Dickie Yuzicapi. Dancers: Kaylee Olson & Trevor Cozart.

Sun. July 22
Crescent Park Amphitheatre
6:00pm – Smudging Ceremony
6:30pm – Rainbow Flag Raising

Spirit of Diversity Faith Service to follow in the same location at 7:30pm.

Spirit of Diversity Faith Service @ Crescent Park Amphitheatre
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spirit of Diversity Faith Service @ Crescent Park Amphitheatre | Moose Jaw | Saskatchewan | Canada

Join us at the Crescent Park Amphitheatre for the “Spirit of Diversity” Faith Service, led by Rev. Tim Ellis of Zion United Church. Music will be led by Jenna Nash & Hannah Elich.

Sun. July 22 @ 7:30pm
Crescent Park Amphitheatre

Free, All Ages

Jul
23
Mon
Pride Week Luncheon with Ivan Coyote @ Zion United Church
Jul 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for our Pride Week Luncheon with Guest Speaker, Ivan Coyote! Enjoy a delicious lunch and find inspiration in a community setting!

Mon. July 23, 2018
Doors Open @ 11:30am
Zion United Church, 423 Main St, Moose Jaw
$10 & $20 Tickets Available

Tickets can be reserved or purchased in advance with one of several options:

  • In-person at: Rainbow Retro Thrift Shop (Cash, Debit, Credit), 345 Main St N
  • Reserve your ticket by emailing: [email protected]
  • Purchase your ticket by Sending an e-transfer to: [email protected]
  • Purchase your ticket online with picatic: https://www.picatic.com/ivan
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    Lunch includes a filling spread of sandwiches, various salads, veggies and dessert. Contact us in advance if you have any allergies: [email protected]

    There are regular ($20) and discount ($10) tickets – both get you into the event and all of the same privileges. Doors open at 11:30am.

    About Ivan

    Ivan Coyote is the author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, six full-length live shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer, and over the last two decades has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam and Australia.

    The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote “a natural-born storyteller” and the Ottawa Xpress once said that “Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.”

    Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

    Ivan’s 11th book, Tomboy Survival Guide, was released in the fall of 2016 with Arsenal Pulp Press. Tomboy Survival Guide was named an American Library Association Stonewall Honour Book in 2016, shortlisted for the prestigious Hilary Weston Roger’s Trust prize for non-fiction in 2017, and longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. Last fall Ivan was given an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at Simon Fraser University for their writing and activism.

    Jul
    24
    Tue
    Painting with Pride @ Tunnels of Moose Jaw
    Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join us for our Paint with Pride Paint Night!

    Tues. July 24, 2018
    Doors Open @ 7:30pm
    Tunnels of Moose Jaw, 23 Main St, Moose Jaw
    $15 & $20 Tickets Available

    Tickets can be reserved or purchased in advance with one of several options:

    • In-person at: Rainbow Retro Thrift Shop (Cash, Debit, Credit), 345 Main St N
    • Reserve your ticket by emailing: [email protected]

    There are regular ($20) and discount ($15) tickets – both get you into the event and all of the same privileges. Doors open at 7:30pm.

    Jul
    25
    Wed
    Coming Out Campfire @ Kiwanis Pavilion, Wakamow Valley
    Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Coming Out Campfire @ Kiwanis Pavilion, Wakamow Valley | Moose Jaw | Saskatchewan | Canada

    Take a seat around the fire as we enjoy the simple pleasures of a campfire while sharing our coming out stories (or just listening).

    Wed. July 25
    7:00pm | Free | All Ages
    Kiwanis Pavilion, Wakamow Valley
    Hotdogs & Marshmallows Provided

    Jul
    26
    Thu
    Performers Cafe Pride Edition @ Mitsu Sweet Cafe
    Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Performers Cafe Pride Edition @ Mitsu Sweet Cafe | Moose Jaw | Saskatchewan | Canada

    Listen up or own that mic at Performer’s Café Pride Edition where LGBTQ+ folks tell our stories through music, poetry and other writing. We’re proud to have Saskatoon-based poet, Elise Pallagi as this year’s headliner!

    Performers Cafe Pride Edition
    Thurs. July 26 @ 7pm
    Mitsu Sweet Cafe

    Elise Pallagi is a transgender, writer, slam poet, and performance artist from Saskatoon. Elise’s work focuses on her personal experience and struggles as a transgender woman growing up and living in the Canadian prairie. As a performer, Elise has been a featured artist at The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, Regina Word Up, Tonight it’s Poetry, The Saskatoon Pride Festival and The Ness Creek Music Festival and has performed at numerous shows and open mics across Canada. Combining elements of Vaudeville, Burlesque, subversive politics and roller derby with slam poetry, she likes to convey emotional authenticity and relatability in her work, that both moves audiences and touches hearts and minds.

    Photo Credit: Ken Green

    About Performers Café
    The Performers Café has been running for a number of years and is a free open mic at a local café in Moose Jaw for emerging and established artists. We feature professional ‘headliners’ who are intended to serve as mentors for aspiring musicians, writers, storytellers, etc. The Performers Café provides local artists with a venue to showcase their talents while also allowing new artists to gain experience performing in front of an audience, and an opportunity to network with one another. It is a non-judgemental forum with the goal of encouraging the expression of creativity with no barriers due to age, gender, race, religion, artistic discipline, or sexual orientation.

    Pride Trivia Night @ Bobby's Place
    Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm
    Pride Trivia Night @ Bobby's Place | Moose Jaw | Saskatchewan | Canada

    Test your knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community at Pride Trivia Night, located at Bobby’s Place! Be sure to arrive early to make sure you get a seat!

    Thurs. July 26
    9:00pm | $1 | Age 19+
    Pride Trivia Night
    Bobby’s Place
    63 High St E

    Jul
    27
    Fri
    True Colours Art Show @ Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
    Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    True Colours Art Show @ Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery | Moose Jaw | Saskatchewan | Canada

    We’re proud to be sharing our True Colours at this art exhibit at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. Come for the art, stay for the friendship!

    Fri. July 27
    7:30pm | Free | All Ages
    True colours art show
    Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
    461 Langdon Cres.

    Although this is an all-ages event, alcohol may be served to patrons 19+ years of age.

    “Celebrate the opening of 2 new exhibitions at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. We will be highlighting artwork by Moose Jaw Pride and celebrating new public art work around the outside of the gallery surrounding area by Joi T. Arcand: Roadside Attractions: Listen to the Land”

    Jul
    28
    Sat
    Moose Jaw Pride Parade 2018 @ SW Corner of Main St & Manitoba Expressway
    Jul 28 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

    Everyone loves a good parade! Help us make Moose Jaw Proud in 2018 with your parade entry in our 2018 Pride Parade!

    Sat. July 28, 2018
    Parade Marshalling: 1:15pm
    Parade Departs: 2:00pm

    Marshalling takes place at the Southwest corner of Main Street & Manitoba Expressway (in front of CP Rail Yards). The parade will head north on Main Street, West on Caribou St and South on 1st Ave NE into Crescent Park where the Pride Market will take place.

    Any individual or group wishing to have a vehicle in the parade must register. All organizations wanting to participate in the parade (walking or otherwise) are required to register.

    Individuals are welcome to walk in the parade, but must line up at the beginning.

    Entries are encouraged to register as soon as possible, however the final registration deadline is Friday, July 27 @ 12pm.

    To register, please click the button below:
    Pride Parade Registration

    Moose Jaw Pride After Party @ Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation
    Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 1:00 am
    Moose Jaw Pride After Party @ Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation | Moose Jaw | Saskatchewan | Canada

    Are you ready for dancing, drinks and drag queens? Help us wrap Pride Week in Style at the official After Party for Moose Jaw Pride Week!

    8:00pm (Doors) | 9:00pm (Show)
    Tickets: $5 | Age 19+
    Ft. DJ Yada, Drag Performers, Dancing
    Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation
    1396 3rd Ave NE

    Pick up your tickets in advance at:
    Rainbow Retro Thrift Shop, 345 Main St N

    Reserve your tickets by E-transfer to: [email protected]

    ***50% of ticket sales will be given to the RSAR’s designated charities for 2018.

    Aug
    19
    Sun
    Humboldt Pride Week 2018 @ Humboldt
    Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – Aug 25 @ 11:00 pm
    Humboldt Pride Week 2018 @ Humboldt

    We are planning some fantastic activites for Humboldt Pride Week 2018! Stay tuned for more details!

    Aug
    20
    Mon
    Battleford Pride Week 2018 @ Battlefords & Area
    Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
    Battleford Pride Week 2018 @ Battlefords & Area

    The Battlefords & Area Gender and Sexuality Alliance is planning some amazing activities for Battlefrds Pride 2018! Stay tuned for more details.

    Aug
    26
    Sun
    Diversity Service – Humboldt Pride Week @ Westminster United Church
    Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am