Pride Week 2019 – Join us!
Pride Week starts in only a few days! OUTniagara has a number of Pride activities in the works – we hope to see you come out an participate with us!
ONLY 3 MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
COMMUNITY FUND FUNDRAISER:
- An awesome way to kick of Pride Week for us is with a fundraiser for our community. OUTniagara is establishing a community fund aimed at providing financial support to local 2SLGBTQ+ groups and individuals through mini-grants. In an effort to raise money for the fund, we will be taking part in the Reebok Ragnar Niagara Race, a 300 km relay run from Coburg to the Falls. Don’t get too excited, we’re not running! Ragnar is providing OUTniagara with an honorarium for rounding up 20 volunteers to assist with the activities at its finish line on June 1st. The money raised at this event will go directly into the community fund and we are looking to our community partners to join us.
For more information on becoming a volunteer, visit: www.outniagara.ca/ragnar.
FREE SPACE AT PRIDE IN THE PARK COMMUNITY BOOTH:
- Once again, OUTniagara will have a community display booth at Pride in the Park on June 8th. Just as we did last year, we are inviting all 2SLGBTQ+ Community Partners to join us for FREE. Many groups do not have the financial means or volunteer capacity to have a booth of their own. The community table is made available to groups in an effort to alleviate some of these challenges. It was heart-warming to see the members of the community come together last year to make the community table a possibility. We hope to be able to continue this tradition of working together. If your group is interested in participating or volunteering, please contact OUTniagara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New to Pride in the Park this year is the TimeOUT Tent. In partnership with Pride Niagara, OUTniagara is hosting a space at Pride in the Park that will provide folks an opportunity to take a deep breath, re-centre and chill out in between all of the hustle and bustle that the last day of Pride Week has to offer (not to mention what the week had to offer). OUTniagara is also working with community members to offer activities such as yoga, Indigenous healing and more!
- OUTniagara has teamed up with the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) and numerous other 2SLGBTQ+ service providers across Canada on a national advisory committee for a national anti-HIV stigma campaign called POZitivity. Working in partnership with Positive Living Niagara and Pride Niagara to bring the campaign to the Niagara Region, the Niagara launch of the national campaign will be during Pride Week. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/395414897720471/