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aught in the glow of our laptops and iPhones, it’s

easy to mistake Ottawa’s queer community for a kind of cyborg culture. And I’m not just talking about the synthy, autotuned hits we love to groove to. After all, Ottawa has one of the most computer-savvy gay communities of any place on the planet. In the winter, we hibernate, sending out dispatches from our warm dens. In summer, the dispatches often come from outside, chronicling our journeys to Montreal, New York, Paris and farther afield. But during Pride season, we come out together — in every sense of the word. We go to events we would otherwise ignore, and even year-round weekly and monthly events get a boost during the week. Also, we come out to our communities as proud, queer and hot as hell. And it’s a good opportunity to get laid IRL (computer speak for “in real life”). During Pride Week, we cruise the streets without the need of Grindr, giving another meaning to coming together. Rather than think of technology as a barrier, let’s think of it as another tool for experiencing community. Many of the groups involved with Pride Week are well aware of this and use social media in the work they do. For a start, find Capital Pride on Twitter at @CapPride. And during Pride Week, use the hashtag #cappride. This Pride Week, I’ll see you in the Twitterverse — and in person. — Marcus McCann Marcus McCann is the managing editor of Xtra. Find him on Twitter at @xtra_canada and @mmccnn.

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FRI, AUG 20 TASTE OF PRIDE Kick off the 25th anniversary of Capital Pride with a selection of culinary delights, featuring some of Ottawa’s proudest eateries. 6–10pm. Jean Pigott Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W. $20 advance, $25 at the door.

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URBAN WALK WITH LESBIAN OUTDOOR GROUP

Party with Pride as we officially launch 10 days of Pride festivities in the nation’s capital. 9pm. The Lookout, 41 York St. $3 at the door. thelookoutbar.com

Walk with the Lesbian Outdoor Group (LOG/OPALE). Rain or shine. 9:30am. Ottawa City Hall, Lisgar St entrance, 111 Lisgar St. lesbianoutdoorgroup.ca

SAT, AUG 21 HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY A day of health, wellness and fitness at various locations around Ottawa. All Health and Fitness Day events are free and open to all.

RUN WITH OTTAWA FRONTRUNNERS Ottawa Frontrunners invites Capital Pride participants and supporters alike, whether local or from out of town, to join us for a run. 9am. Ottawa City Hall, Lisgar St entrance, 111 Lisgar St. The bridges route can be found at ottawafrontrunners.org/routes/

YOGA With Public Service Pride and Women in the City. 10–11am. Ottawa City Hall, Control Room, 110 Laurier Ave W.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS With Public Service Pride and Women in the City. 11am–noon. Ottawa City Hall, Control Room, 110 Laurier Ave W.

TENNIS Professional instructor. Courts available afterwards. 11am–2pm. Riverain Park, 400 North River Rd.

WOMEN IN THE CITY POOL NIGHT Celebrate your Pride with a night of pool! All women in the Ottawa lesbian, bi and trans community are welcome. A private room at the back of Maclaren’s has been reserved, pool tables are available and munchies will be served. 8pm. Maclaren’s, 301 Elgin St. $12. 613236-2766. maclarens.com

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A historical exhibit looking back at 25 years of Capital Pride’s history and the queer community in Ottawa–Gatineau. Runs until August 29. Pieces will be featured during the festival at the Second Cup at Somerset and Bank streets, The Lookout at 41 York St, After Stonewall at 370 Bank St, and Jean Pigott Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W.

OFFICIAL OPENING PARTY

GAME SHOW AND SPOKEN WORD EVENT Presented by Agitate! and Venus Envy. Spoken word with Benni E (Philadelphia) and others, followed by the Queer People of Colour Hero Game Show. Celebrate our strength and history as Agitate! showcases the artists, rabble-rousers, political noisemakers and freedom fighters of colour who have shaped who we are today. Doors 8pm, show 9pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. Free. agitateottawa@gmail.com.

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HORSESHOES 11am–3:30pm. Riverain Park, 400 North River Rd.

BOCCE With the Rainbow Rockers Curling League. Fair weather only. 11am–1:30pm. Riverain Park, 400 North River Rd.

LAWN GAMES

ferred but not mandatory. It could get wet. Hosted by the Ottawa Knights. 5–10pm. Centretown Pub (back patio), 340 Somerset St W. No cover. 613-594-0233. centretown-pub.com

CAPITAL PRIDE PAGEANT Curious to see who will be crowned Mr and Miss Capital Pride 2011? 8pm–1am. Dom Pol-

ski SPK Hall, 379 Waverley St. $10 advance, $15 at the door. Tickets available at Wilde’s, After Stonewall and Venus Envy.

A CERTAIN SORT Venus Envy presents a dance party to kick off Pride Week, with MC Benni E from Philadelphia and DJs CPI and Nik Red. 19+.

DIVAS VS DYKES SOFTBALL GAME With the Q-ball Softball League. Fair weather only. 1:30–3:30pm. Riverain Park, 400 North River Rd. Check capitalpride.ca for possible rain date.

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Fair weather only. 11am–1:30pm. Riverain Park, 400 North River Rd.

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WATER PARTY Featuring a white underwear/ wet T-shirt contest. Rubber, latex, fear and fetish wear pre-

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Doors open at 9pm. Club Saw, 67 Nicholas St. Sliding scale, $5–15. All proceeds to the Venus Envy Bursary Fund. Tickets in advance at Venus Envy. 613789-4646. venusenvy.ca

LEATHER PRIDE PARTY AT CELLBLOCK The National Capital leather community celebrates with a leather Pride party at the Cellblock. Featuring the first Mr Leather Pride 2010 competition,

draws, prizes and more. Brought to you by Cellblock, Mr Leather Ottawa and the Ottawa Knights. 10pm. Cellblock, Centretown Pub, 340 Somerset St W. 613-5940233. centretown-pub.com

Leather 2009 and Mr Leather Ottawa 2010, Mike Tattersall. 11am. Atomic Rooster, 303 Bank St. fetlife.com/events/19470

MON, AUG 23 POLICE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

SUN, AUG 22 LEATHER PRIDE BRUNCH Wear your leather and connect with others who share a passion for breakfast and leather! Hosted by Mr Central Canada Olympus

Start out the week at the annual pancake breakfast. Brought to you by the Ottawa Police Services and the Police Liaison Committee to the queer community. 7am. Ottawa Police Headquarters, 474 Elgin St. Free.

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SPONSOR RECEPTION An open reception to recognize the contributions of all the sponsors, community partners, volunteers and members of Capital Pride. 5–7pm. Councillors’ Lounge, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W.

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Cock rings and butt plugs and lube, oh my! Toys for Queer Boys offers a look at the wonderful world of sex toys, geared specifically towards boys who do boys. 6:30pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. Free. venusenvy.ca

TUES, AUG 24 PICNIC IN THE PARK

Watch the raising of the rainbow flag at Ottawa City Hall as the 25th anniversary of the Capital Pride Festival is officially proclaimed in Ottawa. 4–5pm.

A family-friendly event open to all that includes games, activities and movies. Bring your side dishes — Capital Pride will supply hot dogs and veggie burgers. A

community partner event with Family Services Ottawa and Divergence. 5–9pm. Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Lane (off Elgin St). Free.

WOMEN’S RUNNING NIGHT Ottawa Frontrunners invites queer women and their friends to join them for a run. 6pm. Meet at the Lisgar St entrance of Ottawa City Hall, 111 Lisgar St. frontrunners.org.

TOYS FOR QUEER GIRLS They’ve taken the popular Sex Toys 101 workshop and made this class specific to womenlovin’ women. They’ve taken out the boy toys and added info about harnesses, double dils and safer lesbian sex. Open to all women who have sex (or want to have sex) with other women, regardless of your identity. 6:30pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. Free. venusenvy.ca Continued on page 19 IMA ORTEGA

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WED, AUG 25

In Town and Out. 7–8pm. Jean Pigott Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W.

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Featured comedians are Michael Albo, Shawn Hollenbach and headliner Darcy Michael (Vancouver). Dinner and show 6.30pm; show only, 8.30pm.Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, 292 Elgin St. $25. Dinner and show packages are $55 and include dinner, show, tax and gratuity on the meal and preferred seating in the showroom. Fundraiser for Jer’s Vision. 613-236-5233.

Canadian premiere of Inside Leather History 3: A Fireside Chat with Sandy “Mama” Reinhardt. Mama Reinhardt has a family of more than 1,000 boys and girls. Together, they are one big leather family that raises more than $1 million every year for charity. 7–9pm. Breathless, 318 Lisgar St. Donations at the door to PFLAG.

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HUMAN RIGHTS VIGIL A vigil to remember the struggles and challenges faced not only by members of our community but those in communities around the country and the world. 8pm. Human Rights Mon-

FRI, AUG 27 PUBLIC SERVICE PRIDE Celebrate your Pride with Public Service Pride. A great chance to pick up your tickets and passes for the Capital Pride events happening over the weekend. With Continued on page 22 REMI THERIAULT

To Pride or not to Pride, that is the global question. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, San Fran, New York — party time. St Petersburg, Warsaw — not so much. Learn about their perseverance and their victories. Join Pink Triangle Youth for this discussion and get elbow deep in queer history. Ages 25 and under. 7–9pm. Pink Triangle Services, Suite 301, 251 Bank St. pinktriangle.org

Venus Envy presents the fifth annual Reading Out Loud, a celebration of queer literature. Join host Megan Butcher and other local famous and infamous queers as they read some of their favourite passages. 8pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. Free, donations welcome. venusenvy.ca Accessibility notes: 2-inch rise at the door, but ramp available if required; bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation available upon request.

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THURS, AUG 26 SILVER BOXERS AND BRIEF(CASE)S Take off your Boxers and Brief(case)s with Pride. An after-work social brought to you by the staff of The Lookout. 4–8pm. The Lookout, 41 York St. No cover. A portion of drink sales go to Capital Pride. thelookoutbar.com

WILDE ABOUT SAPPHO Queer Generations is a literary event celebrating local writers at different ages and stages. The one-hour bill includes poet Blaine Marchand, novelist Gabriella Goliger and zinestar and writing teacher Sean Zio. Dessert and a mix and mingle follow the readings. Presented by the Lambda Foundation. Hosted by Michael Bhardwaj of CBC Radio’s

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raffle prizes and hors d’oeuvres. 5–7pm. Pier 21, 11 Parent St (at Murray). $5 at the door to support Capital Pride and Public Service Pride.

OTTAWA LEATHER FEST The weekend features a Friday night kinky cabaret followed by The Hotter the Better — a playas-you-like night. From 6:30pm. Breathless, 318 Lisgar St. Ad-

queer community. To nominate someone from the community, visit capitalpride.ca. 7–10pm. ARC Hotel, 140 Slater St. 613238-2888.

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A Capital Pride formal event honouring outstanding local organizations, distinguished individuals and dedicated volunteers who have made a difference in Ottawa–Gatineau’s

Find out who will be this year’s Mr Ottawa Bear. Doors open at 7:30pm, event starts at 8pm. Dom Polski SPK Hall, 379 Waverley St. $20. Contact ob. specialevents@gmail.com for more info.

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vanced tickets $10, weekend package $70. No sales at the door. Tickets available at Venus Envy and Breathless. venusenvy.ca

LAUGH OUT PROUD Two shows featuring comedians Michael Albo, Shawn Hollenbach and headliner Darcy Michael (Vancouver). First show: 8pm, dinner at 6pm. Second show: 10.30pm, dinner at 8pm. Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, 292 Elgin St. Tickets $25. Dinner and show packages are $55 and include dinner, show, tax and graContinued on page 24

PROUD Pam MacEachern 613.231.8276 pam.maceachern@nelligan.ca www.nelligan.ca

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tuity on the meal and preferred seating in the showroom. 613236-5233.

All-night dance party featuring DJ B’UGO from Montreal. Hosted by Sweetbeat Productions. 10pm–7am. Lotus Lounge, 222 Slater St (at Bank). $15 advance. Weekend VIP pass, $40 for four events: T-Dance, Love Party, Recovery Party and Recess. facebook.com/ottawapride

HOLY F**K 7 La Petite Mort Gallery’s seventh annual benefit for Alzheimer’s. Director Guy Bérubé and friends host the infamous party of parties. An evening of art, kink, music, video, smut, performance and surprises. Tunes by DJ Jas Nasty. 19+. 8pm. La Petite Mort Gallery, 306 Cumberland St. $15 at the door.

PROUD CHICKS DANCE PARTY 6 Lesbian Information Xchange (LIX) presents its sixth lesbianonly Proud Chicks Dance Party. 9pm. Ron Kolbus Centre, Lakeside Gardens, 102 Greenview Ave. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available at Venus Envy, After Stonewall and Mother Tongue Books.

SAT, AUG 28 RUN WITH PRIDE The Ottawa Frontrunners invite Capital Pride participants and supporters alike, whether local or from out of town, to join them for a run. 5, 7 and 9 km distances. 9am. Meet at the Lisgar St entrance of Ottawa City Hall, 111 Lisgar Street. frontrunners.org

LEATHER AND KINK SEMINARS Ottawa Leather Fest presents a day of kinky exploration, from dom/sub relationships, threestrike branding, hypnosis and

strap-on sex for all genders. Presenters include Mistress Cyan, Goddess Genesis, Lady Careina, Foxy and Sheri Fox. 10am. Breathless, 318 Lisgar St. $10 advance, weekend package $70. Tickets available at Venus Envy and Breathless. No sales at the door.

T-DANCE STREET PARTY The third annual Floating TDance moves to dry land. Outdoor street party with DJs Dekoze from Toronto, B’UGO from Montreal, Jamal from Toronto, Chris Murray, Ashley Gauthier and more. Hosted by Sweetbeat Productions. Noon–10pm. Somerset St near Bank. $20 advance. Weekend VIP pass is $40 for four events: T-Dance, Love Party, Recovery Party and Recess. Available at Norml (184 Rideau St), Priape Montreal (1311 Ste-Catherine St E) and Priape Toronto (501 Church St). facebook.com/ottawapride

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PRIDE LISTINGS PRIDE RUGBY MATCH Cheer on Canada’s only two gay rugby teams as Toronto’s Muddy York takes on the Ottawa Wolves in one of the most gruelling, dirty and fun team sports around. Watch them ruck, scrum and maul each other on the lawn of Parliament Hill. You don’t want to miss this match! 1–3pm. Parliament Hill Lawn, Wellington St.

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ROCK THIS QUEER Glenn Nuotio and Apocalypstic. An explosion of sick beats, riffs and synth. Apocalypstic takes pop and shoves it in your face. 8–10pm. Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square. $8 advance, $10 at the door. apocalypstic.com

CENTRAL CANADA OLYMPUS LEATHER CONTEST Who will take home the sash at this year’s Central Canada Olympus Leather Contest? 8–10pm. Breathless, 318 Lisgar St. $10

advance, weekend package $70. Tickets available at Venus Envy and Breathless. No sales at the door. venusenvy.ca

BLAST FROM THE PAST RAINBOW PARTY 11 Come and celebrate 25 years of music with the official Much Music Video Dance Party. 9pm. Capital Music Hall, 128 York St. $25 advance, $30 at the door. Available at Wilde’s, Venus Envy, After Stonewall and Ottawa Festivals offices on Murray St.

LOVE PARTY Featuring New York’s Angel Morales, world-renowned DJ, producer and sound-system designer. House in the main room, hip hop and top-40 in the Vista Continued on page 26 PAUL GAULIPEAU

Take to the streets! Stand up for queer women’s rights and help celebrate our lives and families. The march starts with a rally at the Human Rights Monument then makes its way through the streets of Ottawa, ending at Minto Park. Rally 12pm, march 1pm. Human Rights Monument, corner of Elgin and Lisgar streets. Live entertainment and performances by local artists in Minto Park from 2–4pm. dykemarchottawa2010@gmail.com

Yuk’s Comedy Club, 292 Elgin St. $25; dinner and show packages are $55 and include dinner, show, tax and gratuity on the meal and preferred seating in the showroom. 613-236-5233.

WOMEN’S STAGE An afternoon of fun and music highlighting women’s talent, with hot and talented headliners Broken Nails from Montreal. Open to all. 4–8pm. Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W. $5 at the gate, includes admission to the Capital Pride Stage at Marion Dewar Plaza on Sunday, August 29.

QUEER YOUTH PROM A Capital Pride Youth Committee event. A Las Vegas–themed evening of music and fun. But remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. 7–11pm. Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Lane (off Elgin St). $10 advance, $15 at the door.

LAUGH OUT PROUD Two shows featuring comedians Michael Albo, Shawn Hollenbach and headliner Darcy Michael (Vancouver). First show: 8pm, dinner at 6pm. Second show: 10.30pm, dinner at 8pm. Yuk

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room. Hosted by Sweetbeat Productions.10pm–3am. LAGO on Dows Lake, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr. Valet parking available. $20 advance. A weekend VIP pass is $40 for four events: TDance, Love Party, Recovery Party and Recess. Available at Norml (184 Rideau St), Priape Montreal (1311 Ste-Catherine St E) and Priape Toronto (501 Church St). facebook.com/ottawapride

RAINBOW AFTERPARTY The dancing continues! Sunrise Afterhours and Capital Pride present DJ Stefane Lippe (Circus/Black and Blue, Montreal). 2–7am. Lotus Lounge, 222 Slater St. $14, $8 if you show your Rainbow Party Bracelet.

SUN, AUG 29

ergized for the afternoon’s festivities. 10am to noon. Prime 360, 433 Laurier Ave W. Free three-hour parking. Buffet $23, excluding tax and gratuity. Contact ob.president@gmail. com to reserve.

PTS HOSTS THE 1ST ANNUAL PRIDE BREAKFAST Never have time for breakfast before the big day? If your priorities dictate fashion over nutrition, PTS will fill your tummy. Pancakes, juice and sausage make for a great PTS fundraiser. 10am–noon. Pride parade start site at the Garden of the Provinces (Sparks and Wellington streets). $7 advance, $10 at the door. Available at Pink Triangle Services. pinktriangle.org

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PRIDE BEAR BRUNCH Join the Ottawa Bears for a pre-parade brunch and get en-

Morning church services. 10:15am. St John the Evangelist Church, 154 Somerset St W.

PRIDE SALE AT VENUS ENVY The most fabulous day of the year at Venus Envy — Pride! See all your friends and pick up Pride gear and sex toys at 20 percent off (leather gear is not included in the sale.) The first 25 customers to make purchases get a free gift. Noon– 6pm. Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar St. venusenvy.ca

CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE The 25th Annual Capital Pride Parade is on! The parade attracts more than 35,000 people who line the streets. It heads down Wellington St, passing the Supreme Court of Canada and Parliament Hill and ends at Ottawa City Hall for an afternoon of music and entertainment. Celebrate 25 colourful years in the National Capital Region. 1pm. Begins at the Gar-

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Honouring 25 years of our community – ACO’s 25th Anniversary and Annual General Meeting will be held on September 18th (for details contact Kenda at ext. 226)

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CAPITAL PRIDE STAGE AND COMMUNITY FAIR Join us for an afternoon of entertainment, music, information, food and fun. Celebrating 25 years of Pride in OttawaGatineau. Don’t miss the vendor fair and kids’ area. 2–10pm. Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W.

CAPITAL PRIDE FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY It’s time to wind down but the party still goes on. Head to The Lookout for the oďŹƒcial closing party. 9pm. The Lookout, 41 York St. $2 suggested donation at the door. thelookoutbar.com

   

RECOVERY PARTY Pride Recovery Party featuring top regional DJs. Hosted by Sweetbeat Productions. 9pm3am. Buddha Bar, 104 Clarence St. $15 advance. Weekend VIP pass is $40 for four events: TDance, Love Party, Recovery Party and Recess. facebook. com/ottawapride

            

   

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As the centre of gay life in Ottawa shifted from Elgin St to Bank St in the 1990s, so too did the route of the Pride parade. From 1997 to 2004, queer people strutted their stuff down Bank St.

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Some years the parade wound its way up Elgin, around Gladstone and down Bank. Other years it cut a straight line from the Glebe to Parliament Hill. Between 2002 and 2004, the parade route emptied partiers onto Bank, where the roads were closed for giant street parties.

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As crushing debt loads at Capital Pride eventually made the street parties untenable, the party moved to city hall, where organizers could charge revellers a $5 fee to cover expenses. Also, the parade route moved to Wellington St, where it now passes by the Supreme Court of Canada and Parliament Hill before turning up Elgin, and heading to the lawn of city hall.

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Now, with Glenn Crawford and his band of Village people working to get formal recognition for the gayest part of Ottawa, the politics are changing again. Kudos to Crawford for being named Capital Pride’s 2010 grand marshal.

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WEEK AT A GLANCE FRI, AUG 20 6pm 8pm 9pm

TUES, AUG 24

Taste of Pride Women in the City Pool Night Game Show & Spoken Word Official Opening Party

5pm Family Picnic 6pm Women’s Running Night 6:30pm Toys for Queer Girls

WED, AUG 25

SAT, AUG 21

7pm

9am 9:30am 10am 11am

Ottawa Frontrunners Urban Walk Yoga Ballroom Dance Lessons Tennis Horseshoes Bocce Lawn Games 1:30pm Softball Game 5pm Water Party 8pm Capital Pride Pageant 9pm A Certain Sort 10pm Leather Pride Party

THURS, AUG 26 4pm 7pm 8pm

Silver Boxers and Brief(case)s Wilde About Sappho Reading Out Loud 5 Human Rights Vigil 8:30pm Laugh Out Proud

FRI, AUG 27 5pm 6:30pm 7pm 7:30pm 8pm

SUN, AUG 22 11am

Leather Pride Brunch

9pm 10pm

MON, AUG 23 7am Noon 4pm 5pm 6:30pm

Inside Leather History 3 Pink Triangle Youth Discussion

Police Pancake Breakfast Paramedics Barbecue Flag Raising at City Hall Sponsor Reception Toys for Queer Boys

Public Service Pride Ottawa Leather Fest Capital Pride Awards Gala Mr Ottawa Bear Laugh Out Proud Holy F**k 7 Proud Chicks Dance Recess!

SAT, AUG 28 9am 10am Noon 1pm

Run with Pride Leather and Kink Workshops T Dance Pride Rugby Match Dyke March 4pm Capital Pride Women’s Stage 7pm Queer Youth Prom 8pm Laugh Out Proud Rock this Queer Olympus Leather Contest 9pm Rainbow Party 11 10pm Love Party 10:30pm Laugh Out Proud (second set) 2am Rainbow Afterparty

SUN, AUG 29 10am

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Bear Brunch PTS Pride Breakfast 10:15am Pride Church Service 1pm Capital Pride Parade 2pm Capital Pride Community Fair Capital Pride Stage 9pm Capital Pride Closing Party Recovery Party

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MAP LEGEND Event Locations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 29.

Ottawa City Hall Human Rights Monument Ottawa Police Headquarters Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club Swizzles Breathless & Venus Envy Maclarens on Elgin Buzz Dom Polski SPK Hall SAW Gallery National Arts Centre National Gallery of Canada Lookout Bar Pink Triangle Services Mercury Lounge Centretown Pub La Petite Mort Gallery Atomic Rooster, Bank St Buddha Bar, Clarence St Minto Park & Women’s Monument Jack Purcell Community Centre Arc Hotel Gay Zone Capital Music Hall

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University of Ottawa St John the Evangelist Church Prime 360 Lotus Lounge Pier 21

Ticket Locations 27. After Stonewall 28. Wilde’s 6. Venus Envy

Points of Interest 24. National Library & Archives 25. Supreme Court of Canada 26. House of Commons & Senate

Pride Parade Route Sun, Aug 29, 1pm

Pride Day Show & Info Fair Festival Plaza, Sun, Aug 29, 3pm

Tourist Info Centre 1-888-688-2928 ottawatourism.ca

Paul Dewar

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304-1306 Wellington St. Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B2 613-946-8682 • dewarp@parl.gc.ca www.pauldewar.ca

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