2011 Events

2011 Events

2011 Pride Event Listing

For additional information or if you have ideas or questions, please contact us at: events@peterboroughpride.ca. Check out the event line up from previous years: 2010.

September 17 – 25

Queer Secrets

At Artspace (on Alymer Street between Simcoe and Hunter streets) from September 17 to 25
Brought to you by Peterborough Pride and the Trent Queer Collective, Queer Secrets is a collaborative art installation composed entirely of anonymous submissions from Peterborough ‘s queer and trans communities. To participate, watch for postcards in downtown Peterborough, decorate the front with your secret, and either mail it to the TQC office or drop it in a Queer Secrets postbox. Secrets will be displayed at Artspace for the duration of Peterborough Pride. For inspiration go to PostSecret.com. For more info email TQC at trentqueercollective@gmail.com.

Saturday September 10th

Community Arts Workshop for the Parade! @ 1pm*

1-4 pm at Millennium Park Display Room (east end of King Street)
An open invitation to community members and organizations to join us in creating materials for the Peterborough Pride Parade on September 17! There will be supplies for making banners, signs, buttons, T-Shirts, and more!

Saturday September 17th

PFLAG Youth and Parents Brunch @ 11am*

Everyone is welcome. Come out and meet others in the community!
Starts at 11am at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, at the corner of Water and Murray Streets in Peterborough, (enter side door) MAP
Food will be provided at no cost but donations will be accepted. For more info email pflagpeterborough@hotmail.com or phone (705) 743-0241.

Everyone Loves a Pride Parade! @ 2pm

Where: Peterborough City Hall, 500 George St. N. with activities atarting at 2pm
Bring a friend, the family, yourself and most of all – your pride! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to be out and proud in your own community!
Reading of the Proclamation at City Hall will be followed by the 9th annual Peterborough Pride Parade. It’s all about you (and us) so lets not be afraid to show our spirit!
To Register a group or float, complete and FAX this FORM to (705) 749-6310

Attention: If you would like to volunteer (parade marshals needed!), or just get more info, please email us at parade@peterboroughpride.ca!

Community Carnival (3pm to 5pm)

Where: Del Crary Park (At the east end of Rink Street at the Little Lake band shell)
After the Parade, join us in the park for live music and performances, food and a beer garden!
There will also be a children’s area, information booths from agencies that support the queer community!

  • Performers to be announced
  • Youth activities


  • Anti-Oppression (from 3:30-4:30pm): A discussion about the intersections of oppression, issues of power and privilege, and community building.
  • Trans 101 (from 4:30-5:30pm): An introductory discussion on gender, Cis-privilege and working in allyship with Trans folks.

Organizations interested in having a booth at the Carnival should contact carnival@peterboroughpride.ca.
Entertainment is now fully booked for this event

Global Glam Club Night @ 9pm*

HAUS of GLAMAZON presents another amazing Drag Show and Club Night.
Featuring performances by Miss Divalicious, Mizz Madge Enthat and special guests.
DJs Tammy12Step, MetroRetro and Dru with special guest DJ Muddler
Starts at 10pm at SPLICE Night Club /LOUNGE 379 George St. MAP
Tickets $8 at the door or $6 in advance from Mind Over Matter. Age of majority avent

Sunday September 18th

Pride Worship Service @ 10am*

George Street United Church invites everyone to kick off Pride Week by joining us for worship and a celebration of diversity. September 18 at 10am. The church is located at 534 George Street North. For more info contact Lyn Miller at jamsbury@nexicom.net.
blackhoney Pride Brunch @ 10am to 3pm*

blackhoney @ 221 Hunter Street West

Lisa Dixon and the Sunday Brunch Crew will be cooking up delicious food and serving fair trade coffee to get you going on this busy day of events! A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Pride. Reservations Accepted.

Unwind @1pm*

1pm-4pm at Needles in the Hay (385 Water St.)
Unwind is a relaxed, no-pressure knitting group hosted by the Trent Queer Collective at Needles in the Hay. Knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and queers of all experience levels are welcome. Drop in at any time during the afternoon with your current project, or purchase materials to start something new. RSVP on Facebook HERE

Q-Bowling and Social @ 2pm*

2-4 pm at Bowlerama – Brookdale Plaza at 845 Chemong Road
Bowling social gathering for LGBTQ, allies and friends hosted by Rainbow Service Organization (RSO)
5 and 10 pin and nice shoes! $6.50 for shoe rental and two games. RSVP on facebook

Gay Men and their Fabulous Friends BBQ and Dance @ 6pm*

6 to 9 pm at the Lions Club, 347 Burnham St MAP
Details: licensed event 19+, $12 cover includes DJ dance and BBQ.
If you love the music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and don’t want to have to wait until after 10 pm to shake your booty, this dance is for you!
A perfect blend of backyard bbq social, old fashion Tea Dance, and bump and grind it to the tunes you love.
Take back the dance floor without waiting for the sun to go down. Presented by PARN & RSO.

Monday September 19th

Tea with the Queen: A Forum for Impolite Conversation (Pride Edition) @ 3pm*

3 to 5pm at The Spill Cafe – 414 George St. North
FREE event.
An opportunity for GLBT youth, queer, questioning and their allies to share art, music, poetry and thoughts that impact them in an open and casual format. Sponsored and hosted by the Rainbow Youth Coalition

Pride Film Night – OUT THERE: Queer Shorts Across Ontario @ 7 & 9pm

Celebrate the best queer short films, including many award-winning works by Canadian artists from the InsideOut Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival 2011 Festival ! Here is the film lineup:

  • My Father, Marie Callas and Me (Annette Clough, 7 min)
  • Frozen Roads (Mark Pariselli, 18 min)
  • Love is a Hunter (JessicaMacCormack and Rae Spoon, 3 min)
  • D’une rive a l’autre (Maxime Desmons, 17 min)
  • Swim (Jordan Tannahill, 3 min)
  • The Ballad of Roy and Silo (Joh Greyson, 6 min)
  • Dance to Miss Chief (Kent Munkman, 5 min)
  • Slow Burn (Christine Chew, 13 min)
  • A Dragged Out Affair (Sonia Hong, 15 min)
  • 53 (Josh Levy, 4 min)

Showing times 7 and 9pm at 425 Water Street (Kawartha Endodontics building), Peterborough MAP
Cost $5 or pay what you can. Note – Content does not include any graphic sex or violence.
Sponsored by the insideout Toronto LGBT Film & Video Festival and ReFrame – Peterborough International Film Festival.

Tuesday September 20th

PFLAG Sharing Circle @ 7pm*

Starting at 7pm at 425 Water Street (Kawartha Endodontics building), Peterborough MAP
An invitation to members of the Pride Community (LGBTTQQI2SA: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, 2-spirit & allies) to share ideas, thoughts, issues of concern, and explore opportunities in a safe space.

Wednesday September 21st

Decolonizing Gender & Sexuality @ 4pm*

From 4-6pm at Confederation Park (George Street across from City Hall) – MAP
Join us for a discussion on re-centering Indigenous and anti-colonial ways of approaching gender and sexuality,
and unpacking Western constructions and their consequences.
Hosted by Decolonization & Anti-Racism Coalition (DARC)

Drag Bingo! @ 8:30pm*

8:30pm to 11pm – no cover, Sapphire Room, 137 Hunter St. West. 19+
This fun event features Ms. Madge Enthat and Divalicious and is hosted by PARN, Your Community AIDS Resource Network.
Get there early if you want a seat!

Thursday September 22nd

Have Pride in your Politics! @ 5:30pm*

5:30-8:30pm (dinner at 5:30, panel 6-8) at 425 Water Street (Kawartha Endodontics building), Peterborough MAP

Under the LGBTTQQI2SA umbrella there are several diverse communities, each carrying their own stories, struggles and strengths. Join us for a discussion about LGBTTQQI2-SA issues as they relate to other aspects of our identity and social location and the challenges and successes that we experience when creating spaces in, and building stronger, LGBTTQQI2-SA communities.

This panel discussion will bring together a diverse range of speakers engaging with some of the broader debates and challenges that have emerged in recent years surrounding Pride organizing, and the place of politics within that work. It is also an opportunity to have a conversation about some of the challenges and triumphs of Pride organizing as a diverse LGBTTQQI2SA community.

Featuring: Karolyn Givogue, Coordinator of Community and Race Relations Committee (CRRC) and member of the Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Committee of Peterborough Pride and Blackness Yes! a community-based committee that operates with the mandate of creating space for LGBTQ folks of African descent at Toronto Pride; Natalie Kouri-Towe of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA), a Toronto based group of queers who work in solidarity with queers in Palestine and Palestinian Solidarity movements; as well as TK, Toronto Pride Arts & Culture manager and former Programming Coordinator.

Frontrunners Run/Walk @ 6pm*

All levels of runners/walkers welcome! Meet outside Dreams of Beans Cafe on Hunter Street at 6pm.
Meet back at Sam’s Deli on Hunter around 7pm for food and highly “athletic” discussions among new and old friends.

Mardi Gras Rainbow Cruise for Pride Week @ 7pm*

7pm – 10pm leaving from Lock 19 on Morphet Street, Peterborough
$28.50 plus tax and gratuity (cruise with appetizers included)
Tickets are limited so get them in advance – order yours by emailing info@liftlockcruises.com or
by calling 705-705-742-9912 or 1-888-535-4670. Visa, Mastercard or cash accepted.
One dollar from each signature drink goes to Peterborough Pride.

Friday September 23th

Ignite my Pride @ 7:30pm*

An All Ages Youth Event at Artspace (on Alymer Street between Simcoe and Hunter streets)
Doors open 7:30pm
Opening by Evangeline Gentle, performances by bands Rouge and Light Fires, DJ dance to follow
$5 or pay what you can at the door, wristband policy in effect, bring ID to drink
Organized by Rainbow Youth and Trent Queer Collective

Saturday September 24th

actOUT Show and Dance – starting @ 8pm

  • Where: The Market Hall, Enter from Charlotte Street east of George Street – MAP link
  • When: Show starting at 8pm, doors open 7pm, Dance starts at 10pm.
  • All ages event (wrist band policy in effect, proof of age of majority required to drink)
  • Cost $10 or pwyc (all-evening access)
  • Tickets available at Market Hall door starting at 7pm on the night

Dress it up. Take it out. Strut your stuff. Peterborough Pride comes but once a year, and that’s a darn good reason to whoop-it-up at the official Pride Show and Dance. More details to come shortly…..

Note – we now have a full roster of performers for the show.

Come Out Come Out WHOEVER You Are! @ 10pm*

Wear your Pride at the Sapphire Lounge, 137 Hunter St. West. No cover, 19+ event
10pm -2am with tunes by DJ Jungle Jen
Special Appearance by Madge Enthat

Sunday September 25th

blackhoney Pride Brunch @ 10am to 3pm *

blackhoney @ 221 Hunter Street West
Lisa Dixon and the Sunday Brunch Crew will be cooking up delicious food and serving fair trade coffee to coax you back to life after your Pride evening escapades! A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Pride. Reservations Accepted.

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life*

At Millennium Park. Registration begins at 6:00 pm and the Walk will start at 7:15 pm.

PARN’s Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life is fun for the whole family, with a beautiful walk by the river, with space to remember our losses and celebrate our commitment to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Follow the buzz on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129591433793092&notif_t=event_invite

For more info, to register, or donate contact PARN at 749-9110, email dylan@parn.ca or go to: http://www.aidswalkforlife.ca/Peterborough.htm


*Please Note – These events are “associated” with Pride but are not run or otherwise under the control of Peterborough Pride. As a result, Peterborough Pride can take no responsibility for the proceedings or any outcome of these events.

Let us know if you have an associated event that you want advertised!For additional information or if you have ideas or questions, please contact us at: peterboroughpride@yahoo.ca