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Moose Jaw Pride Week


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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, 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 10:30am - Victims & Survivors of Crime Week Luncheon With Guest Speakers Zach Miller & Kai Cheng Thom*  Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Tickets TBA  7:00pm – Awards Gala Grant Hall Hotel Tickets TBA • Age 19+  7:00pm – Youth Writing Workshop Featuring 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 - All Ages Writing Workshop In Partnership with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words Featuring Kai Cheng Thom* Moose Jaw Cultural Centre Free • All Ages • Wheelchair Accessible  7:00pm - Performer’s Café: Pride Edition In Partnership with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words  Featuring Cat Abenstein Mitsu Sweet Cafe Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible  9:00pm - Pride Trivia Night Bobby’s Place Olde World Tavern $1 • Ages 19+ • Wheelchair Accessible  Fri. May 31 True Colours Art Show 7:00pm – Doors Open 7:30pm – Program Begin 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 Crescent Park Amphitheatre Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible Beer Gardens (19+) TBA Vendor Registration:  https://moosejawpride.ca/pride-market-registration/   Pride Week After Party 7:00pm Doors Open 8:00pm Show Cosmo Seniors Centre Tickets TBA • Ages 19+ • Wheelchair Accessible  Thank you to our generous partners & sponsors: Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Moose Jaw Parks & Recreation, Grant Hall Hotel, Strictly Fencing, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, & 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.

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, 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
10:30am - Victims & Survivors of Crime Week Luncheon
With Guest Speakers Zach Miller & Kai Cheng Thom*
Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
Tickets TBA

7:00pm – Awards Gala
Grant Hall Hotel
Tickets TBA • Age 19+

7:00pm – Youth Writing Workshop
Featuring 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 - All Ages Writing Workshop
In Partnership with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words
Featuring Kai Cheng Thom*
Moose Jaw Cultural Centre
Free • All Ages • Wheelchair Accessible

7:00pm - Performer’s Café: Pride Edition
In Partnership with the Saskatchewan Festival of Words

Featuring Cat Abenstein
Mitsu Sweet Cafe
Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible

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

Fri. May 31
True Colours Art Show
7:00pm – Doors Open
7:30pm – Program Begin
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
Crescent Park Amphitheatre
Free • All ages • Wheelchair Accessible
Beer Gardens (19+) TBA
Vendor Registration: https://moosejawpride.ca/pride-market-registration/

Pride Week After Party
7:00pm Doors Open
8:00pm Show
Cosmo Seniors Centre
Tickets TBA • Ages 19+ • Wheelchair Accessible

Thank you to our generous partners & sponsors: Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Moose Jaw Parks & Recreation, Grant Hall Hotel, Strictly Fencing, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, & 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.

Earlier Event: May 26
Walk For Guide Dogs
Later Event: May 26
Heritage Singers Spring Concert