Pride Week 2018 is September 14th to 23rd – Mark your calendar and join the celebration!
The theme of the 2018 Pride Week is Passion + Action = Pride.
We invite you to embrace it and make it real by participating in Pride Week in September and related events throughout the year.
Pride Week is a collection of community run events book-ended by the Flag raising on Friday September 14th and the Parade and Park events on Saturday September 22nd.
You are invited to propose events to be included in Pride Week. For more information and to learn about help to make your event a success go to this link: http://peterboroughpride.ca/create-an-event
The event schedule is constantly being updated as new details are finalized so we suggest you confirm details here before the events. For additional information or if you have ideas or questions, please contact us at: email@example.com
* Events not under the control of Peterborough Pride. Peterborough Pride takes no responsibility for these events.
^ Event helped by financial support from Peterborough Pride.
Trans Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2018 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Gender Journeys HKPR
In memory of the transgender and gender diverse individuals that have been lost this year and the years before, Gender Journeys (a program of CMHA HKPR, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation), will be hosting an evening of remembrance. Trans Day of Remembrance [TDoR] is held annually on the 20th of November. This evening is not only to honour those we have lost, but also to bring awareness to the continued violence that trans and gender diverse individuals endure, especially trans women of colour, and to celebrate the strength and resilience of our communities.
All who wish to attend this event are welcome. The event is all ages, and all spaces are accessible. This event is scent free.
6:45pm - Candlelight vigil
Outside of Mark St United - 90 Hunter St E, Peterborough
A candlelight vigil, honouring and remembering those who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence and discrimination. All are welcome to speak at the vigil.
7pm to 9pm - Celebration and Social
Mark St United - 90 Hunter St E, Peterborough
Come celebrate and honour the lives that we lost, and those who are still with us today. Enjoy a free vegetarian meal, music, and community.
This event is made possible by our sponsors:
CUPE 3908, Rainbow Youth / PARN-Your Community AIDS Resource Network, Peterborough Pride, Rainbow Service Organization, Trent Queer Collective (TQC), The Trent Centre for Women and Trans People
Gender Journeys HKPR, a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Catering is provided by:
Food Not Bombs
Mark St. United has generously donated the use of their church for this occasion.
Drag Queen Bingo - Peterborough
November 21, 2018 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1019 Clonsilla Ave, Peterborough, ON K9J 5Y2, Canada
Diva and Madge will be at Delta Peterborough on November 21 at the 7:15PM bingo session! Don't miss your favourite drag queens in action!
Join us for some great laughs and great prizes. Bring some friends and make a night of it! Bar opens at 6PM.
What to bring:
- Your ID to prove you are 18 years or older to play Bingo and 19 years or older to be served alcohol
- $20 cash to dab and play the basic bingo game
(Cash ONLY. Purchase tickets in centre)
The 90's Called, They Want Their Grunge Back
November 30, 2018 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Gordon Best Theatre
Haus of Accounting and You're Welcome
Present an LGBTQ+ Dance Party and Drag Queen Show.
What: The 90's Called, They Want Their Grunge Back
There will be drag performances on the hour, every hour from:
Dixie Q (Said Jiddawy)
Janis From Accounting
Quxxn The Drag Queen
with music spun by RAVi OLi (Noah Henderson)
There will be giveaways and prizes available from You're Welcome, Mike's Tattoo, & Lisa Philips RMT!
Where: The Gordon Best Theatre // 216 Hunter Street // 2nd Floor (Above The Only)
When: November 30th 2018 // 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
How Much: Tickets $5 or PWYC in advance // Tickets $5 at the door!
Who: 19+ Event. "Anyone with an assh*le can attend. Just don't be one." - Blair Ryder
Sponsored by Peterborough Pride & The Publican House Brewery.
The Red Scarf Project: An Awareness Piece on World AIDS Day 2018
December 1, 2018 12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Peterborough and the Four Counties
The Red Scarf Project returns on December 1, 2018
Since 2016, the Red Scarf Project has raised awareness around HIV support and prevention while also serving the needs of our communities in the winter months. On December 1, 2018, Red Scarves will be placed like giant red ribbons on lampposts throughout the counties of Peterborough, Haliburton, Northumberland and City of Kawartha Lakes for World AIDS Day. If someone is cold, they can take a scarf.
Last year, 50 members of the community donated 251 scarves to the Red Scarf Project and we were able to expand the campaign outside of Peterborough and into Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes!
To build on our successful 2017, we are getting a head start on the 2018 Red Scarf Project. We are looking for donations of scarves that are red and approximately 6” by 60” in size, but the pattern is completely your choice! We are also looking for donations of red yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, and other supplies. We will need to collect all completed scarves by Wednesday, November 28, 2018 to prepare them for December 1.
If you’re not a knitter, no problem! We’ll be hosting knitting workshops over the next few months where you can learn how to knit and create your own scarf for the Red Scarf Project. Stay tuned for details.
If you are interested in contributing a scarf or have any questions, please contact Brittany Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-749-9110 x204.
Elvira Kurt: Stand Up for Mysterious Entity!
December 2, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Showplace Performance Centre
The Olde Stone Brewing Company presents
Stand Up for Mysterious Entity with
brought to you by Pipe Dreamz
Sunday, December 2nd at Showplace Performing Arts Centre, 12 Noon!
$32 â includes continental-style brunch! $15 underwaged/arts worker wage â available by calling Showplace box office! (705) 742-SHOW.
Elvira Kurt is a Canadian Comedy Award-winning, Cannes Film Festival Award-winning (Real Women Seen), Toronto Fringe Festival Patronâs Pick (Parallel Play), sold out multi-solo show performing (Funny AF, Fearless, Homosexual Panic, Fired Up) and CSA nominated stand-up comic and Second City veteran whose credits as star, host, guest, writer and or talent director are simply far too many to mention. Except for these: Baroness Von Sketch Show, Iron Chef Canada, The Great Canadian Baking Show, Master Chef Canada, SpinOff, NickMom Night Out NYC, The Debaters, Degrassi, YTVâs The Game, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Cookâd, Popcultured with Elvira Kurt, Four Weddings Canada, Best House, The Gayest Show Ever, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Ellen DeGeneresâ HBO special, Just For Laughs, Winnipeg, Halifax, Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and, of course, Elviraâs unforgettable stint on both of CBC Radioâs hit show, âQâ and, âqâ.
This Fundraiser for Mysterious Entity Theatre, brought to you by The Olde Stone Brewing Co., Pipe Dreamz, Team vanRahan Century 21, Showplace Performance Centre, MossWorks Photography and a host of other community supports, will open with a set of stand up comedy from Elvira Kurt, followed by An IMPROV CONTEST â lead by Elvira Kurt and none other than Linda Kash â of stage and screen renown â including hits like Fargo, Seinfeld, Christopher Guest movie favourites, and of course â Philadelphia Cream Cheese Fame
Always wanted to rock a stand up set? Now is your chance! Share the stage with these professionals â who will guide you, and shamelessly chide you too. For $10, you can throw your hat into the ring, and take the stage alongside Linda and Elvira to guest star in the show. Improv contest to be followed by BRUNCH! And then another fabulous comedy set by the one and only Elvira Kurt.
The afternoon will include live auction of a cottage getaway, six month gym membership to Trent Athletics, painting by Paul Nabuurs, other works of art and more, Continental Brunch, a Full Bar sponsored by Team vanRahan Century 21 - including Mimosas!, photos courtesy of MossWorks Photography, as well as other fun and revelry all brought to you by your Mysterious friends at Mysterious Entity Theatre. This is Mysterious Entityâs main annual fundraiser, with funds dedicated to supporting the theatreâs operating costs, and going directly to paying artists. Paying. Artists. Yup. We said that.
Mysterious Entity. Act on it!
Mysterious Entityâs mandate is to foster positive social change through the creation and production
of live theatre.
December 14, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cambridge Street United Church
Make sure to RSVP our LGBTQ+ Taco Night at Cambridge Street United Church on December 14th, from 6-8pm! 🌮
For a $5 donation the Kawartha Lakes Coalition and Kawartha Lakes Pride will provide tacos with all the fixings, drinks, and a good time!
Eco friendly BYO dishes is encouraged.
Donations to the Cambridge Street food and toys drives are also welcomed
This is an all ages event. Families and allies welcome.
SoBar " The Holiday Social"
December 19, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
171 King St, Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8, Canada
This is an all ages Sober event for the cis, trans, gay bi, plus men who identify companionship with other men.
There will be non-alcoholic beverages and two signature holiday inspired drinks as specials which the Fauxtinis will be $2 and the Frozen blended Mocktails will be $3.
There is no cover for this event and it is an open and safe inclusive space for all to attend.
We are happy to announce that we have two fabulous performers who will be giving us some serious face to some of your favorite Holiday Songs.
Be sure to invite your friends to come out and join us for this event!
(We are inclusive, so if you do not identify as one of the above you can still come out and support the event and your friends)
We would also like to say a huge thank-you to Peterborough Pride and Rainbow Service Organization for helping contribute to this event!
December 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Come out, jingle some bells, and belt out your fav Christmas tunes. Feel free to give in to that urge to wear some gay apparel too!
This is an all ages event until 9ish and 19+ from 10 pm
Free event. Pay bar with soft drinks and food available.
The main activity will be in the lounge area. Regular prices apply to the use of rooms.
Winter is Cumming
December 22, 2018 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Theatre on King TTOK
Join You're Welcome and Haus of Accounting (and friends) for an arousing holiday evening of drag, burlesque and comedy at the Theatre on King!
This is a safe-space event, the facility is accessible, LGBTQ++ welcome, 18+ recommended.
Seating is limited, we strongly suggest you book early to avoid disappointment!
Consensus Decision Making Workshop
January 15, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trent Student Centre
This workshop will cover the basics of consensus-based decision making. We will discuss what consensus is, how to use it, and why using consensus makes decision making more equitable. Located in the Student Centre Event Space.
The workshop will be led by OPIRG Peterborough's Coordinator, Samantha MacAndrew.
This is a free event, food will be provided, and all are welcome!
January 17, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This workshop will provide the group with a basis of understanding of what anti-oppression is, reviewing concepts, learning and practicing active listening skills, and finding ways to incorporate anti-oppression in our everyday lives and work. Located in the Student Centre Event Space.
The workshop will be led by OPIRG Peterborough's Coordinator, Samantha MacAndrew.
This event is free, food will be provided, and all are welcome!