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Edmonton Pride Festival Society The 2012 Edmonton Pride Festival is upon us and it promises to be another exciting year!

Last year we adopted a new three-year theme: Stand Up! Stand OUT! Stand Proud! The theme was born out of a desire to encourage our community to Stand and celebrate the richness and diversity of our lives. It also serves as an opportunity to support and recognize those who work to educate and increase awareness both within and outside the LGBTQ community. The focus this year is Stand OUT! When it comes to contributing to a community, people stand out in many ways. Over the years, many individuals and organizations have made a significant contribution to the pursuit of equality in its various forms. They stand out publicly by advocating for legislative changes and bringing forward cases to the courts to end discrimination and create a community that provides equal opportunity, regardless of sexual identity. Others stand out by working behind the scenes to educate their families, increase awareness of LGBTQ issues among colleagues or create a circle of friends that share a common interest. These contributions take a different form, but also add to the creation of a safe and accepting community. However you choose to Stand OUT!, take the time to celebrate your contributions to Edmonton’s LGBTQ community! This year’s Festival includes amazing entertainment, art, sports and family-friendly activities. Here is just some of what you can take in: • Pride Parade • Celebration on the Square Presented by TD • Pancakes for Pride • Rainbow Art Gallery • Diva Las Vegas • Pride Family Picnic • Movie Night featuring BULLY Check out the events calendar at for details. You can also join the Edmonton Pride Festival group on facebook to get the latest information.

Check out this year’s list of sponsors at We’re thrilled to welcome many new sponsors and welcome back our returning sponsors. Thank you for Standing OUT! in your respective communities. Without your financial and in-kind support, the Festival simply wouldn’t happen. The Edmonton Pride Festival Society is a nonprofit organization that depends on the hard work of volunteers to stage the Festival every year. Thank you to all of the volunteers who put in countless hours to make the Festival a success, particularly our returning volunteers. Your commitment and dedication to your community is greatly appreciated. But…the work doesn’t stop when the Festival is over. We’ll soon begin planning Edmonton Pride Festival 2013! Please consider Standing Proud! in one of the following ways: Join the Board: The Edmonton Pride Festival Society provides a variety of opportunities to put your leadership and organizational skills to work. Manage a Project: If you’re unable to commit to a Board position, there are other opportunities that will suit your skills, interests, and availability. Help with an Event: We look for other non-profit and charitable groups to provide volunteer services during the Festival. It’s a great way to support the LGBT Community.

See you at the Festival!

The Edmonton Pride Festival is one of the largest Pride Festivals in Canada! Volunteers and organizations work tireless hours to bring you 10 days jam-packed with events that cater to everyone! Donations will be accepted throughout pride week. Every little bit counts in order to keep the Pride Festival growing!

2011 Cost of Pride

$250,000 (approximate) Insurance, Permits and Licences $6,000 Pride Parade (road closures, ETS, EPS) $12,000 Celebration on the Square and EPFS Events (staging, sound, tenting, equipment, security) $105,000 Communications (advertising, printing, graphic design, media, website) $127,000 EPFS Board of Directors & Volunteers PRICELESS!



Mission Statement: The Edmonton Pride Festival Society will coordinate a yearly festival, to showcase the unity and diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified and queer community. The Edmonton Pride Festival Society, community groups, businesses and other organizations have a shared responsibility to ensure the overall success of the capital region’s Pride Festival. The Edmonton Pride Festival Society has been given shared responsibility by its members, including representatives from community groups and businesses, for strategic planning, organizing and coordinating resources, and evaluation of a Pride Festival for the capital region.

Thank you to our Stand OUT sponsors




Green Laurie Blakeman

and the AB Liberal Caucus


Alberta Federation of Labour, Buddy’s, Dust Queen, Edmonton Police Commission, Empire Theatre (City Centre), Rebel Chameleon Freelance Graphic Design, Starbucks (Ellerslie), Tantastic Tanning Co., Traveling Tickle Trunk, Womonspace, Woody’s


City of Edmonton (Mayor’s Office), Coco’s Café (Jasper), Daven Seebarran Consulting, Edible Arrangements, Flash Night Club, L’Espresso, M&M Meat Shops, Oliver Community League, Pride Center of Edmonton, Sucker Up Toilet Rentals, Three Bananas Café, Team Edmonton, Save On Foods (Jasper Ave)

Stand OUT Supporters



Your EPFS Board Members Colleen Sutherland – Co-chair Warren Becker – Co-chair Lynne Kaiser - Secretary Daltyn Evans – Treasurer Dianne Filewich – Director (Volunteers) Michael Phair – Director (Governance) Terry Harris – Director (Communications & Media) Kyle Brown –Director (Parade) Ryan Nouta – Director (Security) Nicholas Ternes – Director (Events) Tin Vo – Volunteer Assistant

Staff Angela Bennett – Festival Manager

Support Services Jeff Park – Website Administrator Linda Crossman – Merchandise Coordinator Cheryl Telles – Official Photographer Visionary Entertainment – Entertainment Production & Stage Management

Graphic Design Services Postvue Publishing (Pride Guide) Bad Bear Creative (logo design) Rebel Chameleon (all other media) Box 35032 10818 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 0B7 General Email: Volunteer Coordinator: Membership:

The Pride Festival guide was produced and printed by Postvue Publishing. Copyright of Postvue Publishing. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without the written consent of the publisher. The opinions and statements in articles, columns and advertising are not necessarily those of the publisher or staff of Postvue Publishing.





Edmonton Vocal Minority bury Theatre in Old Strathcona. Music from The Addams Family and The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be the highlights, in this somewhat black and white departure from the choir’s usual rainbow coloured Pride offering. Hosted by the always entertaining Darrin Hagen, you’ll glimpse the real diva-side of the choir. During Pride 2012 also look for Edmonton Vocal Minority at the Celebration on the Square Presented by TD, marching proudly in the Pride Parade, and performing at select community events. It could be ABBA, Mozart, or Lady Gaga. Edmonton Vocal Minority is willing to explore any musical style in its quest to entertain. For those who love to sing, EVM is a great place to meet new people, learn solid vocal techniques, and get all dressed up and perform on stage. If you can carry a tune and handle the weekly rehearsal commitment, you’ll pass the audition! Maybe you’re not a singer, or can’t afford the time it takes to be a full-time member of the choir, but there are still ways to be involved with the mission of Edmonton Vocal Minority. Volunteer at a concert, advertise in the choir’s programs, or make a donation to the organization. Of course, just being a part of EVM’s fabulous audience is a rewarding and entertaining experience in itself. EVM concerts are well known for being high-energy crowd pleasers.

For more information check out the choir’s web site at, send an e-mail to, or call 780.488.1498. You can “like” Edmonton Vocal Minority on facebook, follow @EVMchoir on Twitter, or subscribe to the Minority eMonitor to stay in touch. Happy Pride! Kirk Kryvenchuk EVM General Manager

Since 1993, Edmonton Vocal Minority has been a voice in the Edmonton musical community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. It welcomes individuals of all sexual orientations who support the choir’s goals to strengthen, uplift, and empower audiences with its unique perspective on the world. In June 2013 EVM will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a special concert on June 22 that will welcome back alumni members from all over the country. Then, in May 2014, the choir will travel to Ottawa for the Unison 2014 Festival. The Unison Festivals are opportunities for Queer choirs from across Canada to come together and perform. Edmonton hosted the very first national festival in 1998. Before any of that happens, however, EVM is gearing up for Pride 2012. On Thursday, June 7 EVM will present A Touch of Goth at the West



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Stand OUT! Team Edmonton celebrates Edmonton’s Pride Festival theme this year by ensuring that Edmonton’s sports and recreation community stands out not only during the festival, but throughout the entire year. Team Edmonton, a registered non-profit organization, continues to ensure that Edmonton’s LGBTQ sports and recreation participants have access to a wide variety of affordable, engaging, and accessible opportunities that add to the diverse fabric of our community. Team Edmonton stands out from other sports and recreation umbrella organizations in the world as we support one of the most diverse ranges of activities, ranging from ballroom dancing to bootcamp, operate on a no fee model for groups we support and sponsor other LGBTQ groups such as Camp fYrefly, Womonspace and Apollo. Team Edmonton also Stands OUT as we continue to reach out to the greater sports and recreation community to raise awareness of the importance of LGBTQ inclusivity in amateur and professional sports and recreation. We look forward to our participation in the 2012 Pride Festival with our annual award winning parade float entry, participation at the Celebration on the Square presented by TD, organizing the annual Come Out and Play day and an outdoor pool party (weather permitting). For individuals interested in Standing OUT in the world of sports and recreation they can check out our website at 8


Edmonton Rainbow Business Association What is ERBA? The Edmonton Rainbow Business Association is a registered not-for-profit society that was founded in 1998 with the goal of serving Edmonton’s LGBT community and our allies. This year, as every year, ERBA will be participating in the Pride Parade and will have a booth at the Celebration on the Square presented by TD with information on our LGBT owned or friendly members, many of whom sponsor or participate in pride events independent of their ERBA involvement. What is our goal? We want you to feel comfortable when you shop, seek out services, products, or support. With ERBA members, you can express your gender identity or sexual orientation without having to censor yourself. You can reference your partner, friends, or lovers, without having to ponder if it is going to be comfortable doing business with us after. Ideally, that should be your experience everywhere, but with ERBA members, you can be sure.

Why check out our directory first? Consider our print and web directory to be your guide to businesses, professionals, and agencies that want your business and want you to feel comfortable coming to them. All of our members are making a statement by being a part of ERBA. They are saying, “you are welcome and you will be respected”. We work hard to represent a wide variety of businesses, professions and organizations in our membership so that you can find what you need. We encourage members, customers, clients and anyone to make suggestions to ERBA for new members so that we can serve the community better. Why Join ERBA’s Membership? All businesses, professionals, and agencies should be working to make their clients feel welcome; it is good business. If you own, operate, or represent a business or agency, then ERBA is for you. As a member, you get a listing in our directory (with an opportunity to advertise) and a listing on our web site. You are also welcome and encouraged to attend our mixers. They are fun, relaxed, and a great place to network. The benefits are clear. When you join ERBA, you signify to your clients, guests, and other businesses that you are welcoming and accepting. When people feel comfortable, they will call on you more often.

Take pride in everything you are



TD MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE JUNE 9 1:00 1:15 2:00 2:45 3:20 4:00 4:50 5:20


EPFS welcome 5AM Band ISCWR Drag Show Kate Reid Fake Mustache Kim Kuzma Kate Reid Souljah Fyah

Enjoy more live music in the Three Bananas Wine Bar

5 am



5 AM

(AKA 5 Amazing Musicians) is one of the hottest new cover bands on the music scene in Edmonton. 5 AM is the ultimate party band who has performed extensively in Edmonton including opening for Glass Tiger. 5 AM invites you to sing and dance with them as they tear up the stage.


Kate Reid



Leah Way

has travelled through twelve states and six Canadian provinces doing drag for the past 28 years. Her extensive experience has led her to being elected as Empress XIV & XXX and Leah currently shares the title of Regent Empress XXXVI of Edmonton. She has hosted many Coronation balls and now Edmonton Pride looks forward to having this long time performer as our 2012 Hostess.


continues to build her audience by touring across the country and in the US unapologetically flying the flag wherever she goes. Reid says “I definitely like shaking up opinions and perceptions. And yet, it seems that my lyrics resonate with people from all walks of life. My songs aren’t really about being queer, they are about being human.”

Fake Mustache



is a Calgary based drag king troupe who travels across Canada performing at Pride Festivals raising money for The Miscellaneous Youth Network, a not-for-profit organization that provides safe spaces and resources for LGBTQ kids. All the performers are volunteers.

Kim Kuzma

Voted Canada’s Best Independent Artist in 2001, Kim Kuzma continues to build on her career. Kuzma has performed across Canada, throughout the United States, South America and in Europe. Mister Marcus, calls Kim Kuzma, “An absolute hit with the audience”, and encourages his readers to, “Keep an eye on this name!”





Souljah Fyah

has won the 2001 & 2011 WCMA and was nominated for a Juno in 2009. This band has been declared the best reggae band in Canada. EDMONTON SOUVENIR PRIDE GUIDE


PRIDE 2012 PARADE MARSHAL Every year the Edmonton Pride Festival Committee selects an Honorary Parade Marshal to lead the parade. This is the LGBTQ community’s opportunity to both recognize and honour an individual or group that STANDS OUT. The Honorary Parade Marshal for 2012’s STAND OUT Parade is the Edmonton Public School Board. Last November the Board approved a new Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policy, which ensures that all sexual and gender minority students, staff, and families are welcomed, respected, accepted, and supported in every school. This ground-breaking policy was the first of its kind created by a school board on the prairies and the Board’s support for the policy was unanimous. Now the Board and school district will work towards implementing the policy in all schools and programs within Edmonton Public Schools. As a result, sexual and gender minority students, staff, and families will be safer in our schools!

Celebrate and Stand Out!

TD is proud to once again be supporting the Edmonton Pride Festival, an event that recognizes the vibrancy of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies (LGBTA) community.

celebration on the square presented by td

TD is committed to building an inclusive, barrierfree environment where every customer and employee feels valued, respected and supported. Above all else, we are looking to engage in initiatives that make an impact and that lead to a long-lasting cultural change. In fact, TD has been named one of the 10 most gay-friendly corporations in the world by the International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (IGLCC) – the only Canadian corporation to make the list. In addition, last year TD gave almost a million dollars to LGBT organizations and events in cities across Canada including eight Pride Celebrations. We strongly believe that we can make a difference together by participating in the 2012 Edmonton Pride Festival. Happy Pride, on behalf of TD and its employees. Todd Linnen District Vice President, TD Canada Trust



Womonspace Womonspace is a social and recreational society that was founded in 1981 to serve the needs of the lesbian community in Edmonton and area. Our members participate in events such as dances, games night, family skating party and annual golf tournament. The society also interacts with and supports organizations in the community such as HIV Edmonton, The Pride Centre, Edmonton Rainbow Business Association and Camp fYrefly. As we begin our next 30 years, we are looking to increase the scope of our activities in order to provide a non-threatening way for women to meet other women in a comfortable recreational atmosphere. We are excited about being able to utilize the excellent facilities available at HIV Edmonton and will host activities such as potluck suppers, movie night, crib and scrabble tournaments, coffee house/ jam sessions, etc. During this year’s Pride Festival we plan to enter a float in the parade, staff an information booth on Churchill Square and assist at the Pride Family Picnic. We will conclude events with a Pride Dance on June 16 at Hellenic Hall. We look forward to collaborating with our community to make the Edmonton Pride Festival memorable for all!

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY VIA Rail is a proud partner of the Edmonton Pride Festival.




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Dr. AndrÊ P. Grace Happy Pride Festival! Director (780) 492.0767 We offer STAND OUT Programs & Services HIV Education & Support HIV 101 What’s it All About Online Outreach MSM Positive Support Group Youth Education

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The Imperial Sovereign Court

The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose (ISCWR) would like to introduce themselves. The ISCWR is one chapter in an organization known as the International Court System (ICS) formed in 1965. The chapter covers the area of Red Deer and North in Alberta. There are 65 chapters in Canada, the United States and Mexico making the ICS the second largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) organization in the World. The Society’s mission is to raise funds, through activities organized by the ISCWR, for charities and other organizations that either provide direct services to the LGBT community of Edmonton or work to promote an accepting attitude towards LGBT individuals in the greater community. The Court is run by a Board of Directors and is the oldest registered LGBT non-profit group in the Province. Each year, an Emperor and Empress are elected to reign for the year. Their roles are to be goodwill ambassadors for the organization and to support the Aims and Objectives of the Court by planning activities throughout their reign. Each year the Emperor, Empress and their Upper House choose charities to support during their reigning year. The monies raised are given out at the Annual Charity Ball in August. Past recipients of donations include: Stollery Children’s Hospital,

Canadian Cancer Society, Edmonton area Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Society for Safe and Caring Schools, HIV Edmonton, Emily Morgan Foundation, Pride Centre of Edmonton, WIN House, John M. Kerr Memorial Scholarship, S.P.C.A, Camp fYrefly and the Canadian Diabetes Association, to mention a few. Last year, the Court was instrumental, in conjunction with HIV Edmonton, in starting a camp for children that are affected by AIDS. The Millicent Red Diamond Retreat was held this past summer and was a great success. With the support of the ISCWR, the Retreat will continue to help these children. 2012 marks the thirty-sixth Anniversary of the ISCWR. After thirty six years of noble deeds, the ISCWR has many reasons to feel proud. We are now a strong, viable and important member of the LGBT community with a strong link to the straight community through our ongoing partnerships. We have achieved many milestones for equality, and today the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose attracts people of all backgrounds, sexual orientation and ethnicities, reflecting the positive change in mainstream attitudes towards sexual minorities and the creation of a more inclusive society. For further information or to get involved please contact us at



WEEKLY EVENTS LISTINGS For more detailed information on any of these events visit

Thursday, June 7 A Touch of Goth 8:00PM Edmonton Vocal Minority goes over to the dark side for its final concert of the season. Featuring music from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Addams Family Musical with a slightly Queer twist. Tickets are available through TIX on the Square for $12 For more information visit Queen’s of Clubs Pre-Pride Kick Off Party 8:30PM Join us at the Treasury Vodka Bar for a one of a kind burlesque drag show followed by music from DJ Da’Cozee. Proceeds from this event will benefit Camp fYrefly. Tickets are $10-$20 and can be purchased online at

Friday, June 8 Edmonton Pride Festival Media Release 7:00PM We will officially kick off Pride Week with a Press Conference at City Hall. Come out and see how we plan to Stand OUT in 2012.

Edmonton Pride Awards 7:00PM Join us at City Hall and support those who have made an outstanding contribution to the LGBTQ Community in Edmonton. This event is presented by HIV Edmonton. Official Pride Kick Off Party 8:00PM Woody’s and Buddy’s promise to host an incredible night to kick off pride! They have teamed up with the Edmonton Pride Centre to help them with their fundraising initiatives. Tickets are $5 at the door. BEEF Pride Bear Bash 8:00 PM Join members of the Alberta Bear community at the Junction for another wildly popular BEEF Bear Bash. This edition will feature a wet “underbear” contest with fantastic prizes. Cover is a $5.00 donation no cover for FAB card holders. See our Facebook page for more details. events/246038535494874/

Saturday, June 9 Pride Parade Noon Watch us take Pride to the streets of Edmonton. The parade starts at

108 St and travels Eastbound on 102 Ave to 99 St. Come see the beautiful sea of color and wonderful display of individuality. Celebration on the Square presented by TD 1:00PM Follow the parade to Sir Winston Churchill Square for an afternoon filled with fabulous music, dancing, great food and lots of fun. Our exhibitors have a wide range of offerings and resources. Looking for something a little quieter? Visit our NEW Wine Bar located just inside the Three Bananas Café or enjoy some quiet time with a specialty coffee at L’Espresso. See page 10 for Schedule of Events. There is no charge for this spectacular event; however, donations will be accepted. Pure Pride 9:00PM Main event dance party catering to the entire LGBT community from ages 18-65. Pure Pride welcomes lesbians, gays, twinks, jocks, bears and queens to enjoy an evening at the Starlight Room filled with International celebrities, DJs and performers presented with world class production. Music genres will include hits from the 70’s to modern dance. Tickets are $35 and available at

Sunday, June 10 Pancakes for Pride 10:00AM Join the Edmonton Pride Festival Society for a pancake breakfast sponsored in part by Save on Foods, Starbucks and Buddy’s. There is no charge for the event which will be held at the Oliver Community Hall however donations are always appreciated. Pride Church Service 10:30AM McDougall United Church welcomes the LGBT community to join them for a special celebration. Soul OUTing 7:00PM A safe and inclusive space where LGBT people can connect with the Sacred and each other in prayer, conversation and friendship. There is no charge for this event which will be held at Robertson-Wesley United Church.

Monday, June 11 Meet the Artist 7:00PM The Edmonton Pride Centre will take on a new look as artisans paint the walls of the new facility. There is no charge for this event. For more information visit LGBTQ History Bus Tour – South 7:00PM NEW this year! The Southside attractions include cruising the Edmonton streets searching for the famous haunts, half remem16


bered hangouts and the origins of Edmonton’s LGBTQ community. Help us remember and celebrate the past to chart a course for the future. This tour will pick up and return to the South University of Alberta Campus Main ETS Terminal (89Ave & 112 St). All proceeds from this event go to the Michael Phair Student Award Scholarship. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 780-492-0772.

Tuesday, June 12 Rainbow Art Gallery 7:00PM Daven Seebarran Consulting, Sterling Vineyards and Edible Arrangements have partnered together to present a cultural evening that will showcase LGBTQ art in various forms. Spend the evening strolling through the Lee Pavilion at the Citadel Theatre with a glass of wine. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists, showcase unique works of art and enjoy an evening out with friends. Admission is by donation. Edmonton Police Service: Chief’s Pride Reception Chief Rod Knecht and the Edmonton Police Service invite you to join them in recognition and celebration of the diverse contributions the LGBTQ community makes to the City of Edmonton.

Wednesday, June 13 L’Espresso Open Mic 8:00PM A great excuse to meet up with friends and enjoy a coffee. This is a free event that will feature local artists. Standing OUT: Educational Leadership for Social Justice in the 21st Century 7:00PM Invited educational leaders will gather in the Ledcor Theatre to reflect on past, present, and future moves towards respecting and protecting diversity, equity, and human rights issues in K-12 schools. Presented in partnership with iSMSS and the Art Gallery of Alberta Annual Capital Club LGBT Professionals Pride Mixer 5:00PM Everyone is welcome to come to Suede Lounge for a Pride-tini! Mix, meet, and mingle with other LGBT professionals. Tickets are just $5 and available at the door. LGBTQ History Bus Tour – North 7:00PM Make history come alive with Edmonton’s Queer Bus Tour. Join our illustrious guides, Michael Phair and Darrin Hagen, as they fight for the title “Edmonton Queen” and chart a course through Edmonton’s hidden queer history. This tour always sells out so get your tickets early! The bus will pick up and drop off at L’espresso (99 St & 102A Ave). All proceeds from this event go to

the Michael Phair Student Award Scholarship. Tickets are $25 and available through by calling 780-492-0772.

Thursday, June 14

feature menu and drink specials on the patio for Pride. Enter to win the GRAND PRIZE, a trip for 2 to Vancouver courtesy of Via Rail & The Grand Villa Casino. Entry forms will ONLY be available online at please print Mating Season.qxp


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fire trucks, swimming and so much more! The picnic will go rain or shine at the Oliver Community Hall. There is no charge for this event; however, donations are always appreciated. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Oliver Com-

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Edmonton Pride Festival Movie Night 7:00PM In parthership with Empire theatres the EPFS is proud to present Bully. Bully is a hard hitting documentary that follows five kids and their families over the course of a school year and delivers an essential message. For more details about Bully visit Tickets are $10 and available through TIX on the Square. 2nd Annual Laugh Out Proud 7:00PM The Pride Centre of Edmonton hosts an evening of comedy at Yuk Yuks. Tickets are $15. For more information visit altView 4th Annual Pride BBQ & Silent Auction 6:00PM Come out and support altView as they support and celebrate Strathcona County’s Queer Community. There is no charge for this event. For more information, visit

Friday, June 15 Diva Las Vegas 5:30 PM Try your luck at the Baccarat Casino where we will have door prizes, a

members and $20 for non-members at the door. For more details visit Buddy’s Awards Night 9:00PM Are you the one who come in first place for falling off your chair or are you the most likely to pass out first? Not sure? Come to Buddy’s as we award the LGBT community for the funny things they do throughout the year. There is no charge for this event just a sense of humor.

Sunday, June 17

and bring with you! Mr., Ms. and Miss Gay Edmonton Pageant 9:00 PM Flash Nightclub will play host to the official Mr., Ms. and Miss Gay Edmonton Pageant and fundraiser, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Tickets are just $5 and will be available at the door.

Saturday, June 16 Pride Family Picnic 11:00AM Bring the kids for an afternoon packed with fun for the whole family! Balloon Artists, bouncy castles,

munity League, CTV, Virgin 104.9, ReMax, M&M Meat Shops, the Edmonton Fire Dept, Team Edmonton and Womonspace. Buddy’s Fun Ball Game 3:00PM After the picnic head over to Oliver School for a casual baseball game hosted by Buddy’s. Don’t forget your glove! There is no charge for this event.   Color Yourself Proud Community Dance 8:00PM Everyone is welcome to join us at Hellenic Hall for a colorful way to end pride week. Tickets are $15 for

Mayor’s Pride Brunch in support of Camp fYrefly 11:00AM The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services is proud to host this event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets are available through Beverly Clarke at Come Out and Play Day 10:00AM Join Team Edmonton at the Kinsmen Sports Centre as they celebrate sport and recreation opportunities available to the LGBTQ community including running, cycling, yoga, tennis and volleyball. The day will include the Annual Gay Cup volleyball tournament and will wrap up with a free dance party at the Queen Elizabeth Pool. There is no charge for any of these outdoor events. However, in case of inclement weather all activities will be cancelled. For more information visit

Join us Friday, June 15th for Diva Las Vegas Night

5:30-8:30 PM dinner, drink specials, Burlesque Show and the GRAND PRIZE giveaway for a trip for 2 to Vancouver Pride! Entry forms available online at Prize Package courtesy of Via Rail and The Grand Villa Casino





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