2013 Events

2013 Events

2013 Pride Event Listing

The event schedule is under development. 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: 2012, 2011, 2010.

Thursday July 25th @ 6pm

Pride Fundraising Event at 4th Line Theatre

Thanks to everyone who attended the sold out performance! We raised over $1800 for Pride while enjoying another amazing performance on a great evening! Thanks to Suzanne Galloway, Jim Abel, Hunter Kole, Rosemary Ganley, Trish Slavik and Rick Lambert for helping out. Special thanks to the Millbrook Lion’s for the BBQ, Pastry Peddler for the delicious cupcakes, and 4th Line Theatre and their staff for everything! For more information on 4th Line Theatre plays and future events go to: www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/subscriptions

Monday September 9th

Pride Outreach and Fundraising at Boston Pizza!

At the Lansdowne/Rye St. location. Come out and bring friends to enjoy the pizza and other menu items and help generate funds for Pride. Receipts marked with “Pride” will result in a 10% donation to Pride!

Saturday September 14th

Pride Outreach Booth in Lansdowne Place Mall @ 10am to 6pm

In an effort to engage more of Peterborough about the LGBT community and the planned Pride celebrations we are hitting the mall! Our booth will be at the top of the stairs from 10am to 6pm and we hope you will drop by and say hi! If you want to have material from your organization included in the booth or want to help out contact communications@peterboroughpride.ca

Monday September 16th

Pride Outreach and Fundraising at Boston Pizza!

At the 1164 Chemong Road location. Come out and bring friends to enjoy the pizza and other menu items and help generate funds for Pride. Receipts marked with “Pride” will result in a 10% donation to Pride!

Tuesday September 17th

Giant Puppet Making Workshop @ 3-7pm *

5:30pm to 7:30 at Sadleir House (751 George St N)
Free workshop with Atelier Ludmila. Let’s make amazing creations for the Pride Parade! Everyone is welcome. Hosted by the Rainbow Youth Program

Wednesday September 18th

Creative Pride @ 4-6pm *

At Catalina’s Hair Salon (the Barbecide) – 131 Hunter St. W. from 4 to 6pm
A family-friendly event, get your creative juices flowing for the Pride Parade
with a pride clothing exchange and creative time to make flags, banners, signs
and decorate clothes for Saturday’s parade. This year’s theme is Free to Be…!
For more information, email lisajhclarke@gmail.com

Pre-Pride Coming Out Workshop @ 5:30

5:30pm to 7:30 at Sadleir House (751 George St N)
With Peterborough Pride kicking off on September 21 we invite people to an evening of coming out discussion. Whether you are looking to come out, have come out or want to be an ally this is a chance to share experiences, talk about what has worked and what might not, look at some tools and resources that might support the coming out experience. In this pre-Pride edition we will also look at some safety planning for participating in Pride and other public LGBTQ events. For more info email Peter at peter@parn.ca

Friday September 20th

Prep for Pride at the Barbeside! @ 5:30pm start *

At Catalina’s Hair Salon (the Barbecide) – 131 Hunter St. W. from 5:30 to 11pm
Join Em and Catalina and the gang at the Barbeside (131 Hunter St. West) and get prepped for Pride!
Let the Gay Games Begin! (guests can sign up for “roles” and join the float in the Parade the next day!)

IGNITE YOUR PRIDE with Kate LeDeuce @ 8pm *

featuring performances by The Lonely Parade and Watershed Hour
and a host of special guests including Visa DeKline and DANCING!!!
8pm at The Trend (310 London Street, Wallis Hall, Traill College)
5$ at the door all ages
This is a wristband event, please bring 19+ ID if you want to drink

Saturday September 21st

PFLAG Pre-Parade Brunch @ 11 am *

A pre-Parade Brunch will be hosted by PFLAG Peterborough
Everyone is welcome. Come out and meet new and old friends from the community before the parade!
The brunch starts at 11am at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, corner of Water and Murray Streets in Peterborough, (enter side door) – MAP
This is right across the street from the parade starting point.
PFLAG Peterborough is delighted to provide food free of charge (Donations will be gratefully accepted).
For more info email pflagpeterborough@hotmail.com or phone Joyce Barrett at (705) 743-0241

Everyone Loves a Pride Parade! activities start @ 1:30pm

  • Where: Peterborough City Hall, 500 George St. N. with activities starting at 1:30pm including raising of the Pride flag and reading of the Pride Proclamation by the Mayor! The parade starts 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 and flag raising at City Hall will be followed by the 11th annual Peterborough Pride Parade. It’s all about you (and us) so lets not be afraid to show our spirit!
  • For more information, to Register a group or float, follow the instructions HERE

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

Pride in the Park – 3pm to 6pm

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:

  • DJ spinning family friendly tunes to help you celebrate
  • Information booths from agencies that support the queer community!
  • Food and a beer garden!
  • Youth activities and more…..

Organizations interested in having a booth should contact prideinthepark@peterboroughpride.ca.

Wild Out Women’s Dance @ 8:30pm *

Lion’s Club, 347 Burnham St. , Peterborough (MAP) from 8:30pm to 1am.
Tickets: $10 at the door. DJ and light snacks. 19+ event with cash bar
Sponsored by Rainbow Service Organization (RSO)

After Party Extravaganza – Starts@ 8pm*

Featuring performances by Miss Divalicious, Tommi, Ms. Madge Enthat, and Special Guest DJ Dru!)
TONIC Karaoke, 419 George Street North, Doors open at 8pm)
$10 Advance tickets available at Forbidden Pleasures, 871 Chemong Rd.)
$15 at the door, 19+ event, I.D. required)
Sponsored by Forbidden Pleasures (forbiddenpleasures.ca) and Pink Shoe Blue Shoe (pinkshoeblueshoe.com)

Kelly and the Kellygirls at Showplace @ 8pm *

Dance and Fundraiser featuring performances by Kelly and the Kellygirls, Roboteyes (http://roboteyes.bandcamp.com/), and Occam’s Blazer!
Showplace Peterborough Lounge George Street
$15 at the door. Advanced tickets available at Moondance, 425 George Street N. 705-742-9425
16+ event, I.D. required to drink
This fundraising event is brought to you by Home Grown Homes in association with Peterborough Pride

Sunday September 22nd

Pride Unitarian Worship Service @ 10am *

The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough invites everyone to join them for a worship celebration of “Pride in our Borders and Temples,” a service that explores how inclusion is manifested (or not) within our Canadian borders and in our congregations.
The Fellowship is located at 775 Weller St in Peterborough. For more information contact Rev. Julie Stoneberg at
unitarianchurch@cogeco.net or visit their website at http://www.peterboroughunitarian.ca/

Affirming United Church Worship Service @ 11am *

11 am at St Andrew’s United Church, 441 Rubidge St
St Andrew’s is an Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Canada. They welcome all to join them for their Pride service. Affirming Ministries are those which are gay-positive, inclusive, welcoming and safe for everyone, where you are “Free to be…”. See you there!

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! 15% of the proceeds will be donated to Pride. Reservations Accepted. Come and check out their back patio!

Up Your Alley! Q-Bowling and Social @ 1pm *

1-2:30 pm at Bowlerama – Brookdale Plaza at 845 Chemong Road
Bowling social gathering for LGBTQ, allies and friends hosted by Rainbow Service Organization (RSO). Dig out your best stretch pants and come have some fun!
5 and 10 pin and nice shoes! $6.50 for shoe rental and two games.

Roller Derby Exhibition Scrimmage @ 3:00pm *

Hosted by Peterborough Roller Derby League
Special Pride Week Exhibition Scrimmage (school yard pick of players from Peterborough, Durham, Lindsay, Northumberland, and Toronto leagues and beyond)
3:00-6:00pm – at the Legacy Bowl, Knights of Columbus Park on Park Street South near Chamberlain Street.
No charge (pay what you can – pass the hat collection)

Pride Travia at the Sapphire @ 8pm *

The handsome Travis Smith will serve up some serious trivia for you.
8pm start, 19+ at the Sapphire Room, 137 Hunter St. W.
Bring friends and create teams of up to 6 for a fun and mind bending time!

Monday September 23rd

Pride Film Night @ 7:30 and 9:30pm

Film Showing: Pit Stop (2013)
Plot summary and other details here: www.imdb.com/title/tt2397531/
Film contains no graphic sex or violence although it contains mature subject matter.
Showtimes 7:30 and 9:30 Bagnani Hall, Traill College, 310 London St. Peterborough ( MAP)
$5 suggested or pay what you can
Gather at “The Trend” Pub across from the Hall after the film to socialize and discuss.
Presented in collaboration with ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival,
Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival (Kingston), and Trent Film Society.

Peterborough Positive Spaces Workshop @ 1pm

From 1-5pm at Sadleir House (751 George St N) in the Lecture Hall
The Community and Race Relations Committee (CRRC) of Peterborough and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) Positive Spaces Initiative invite you to participate in a FREE workshop on creating Positive Spaces for LGBTQ+ newcomers which includes discussions on terminology and language, intersectional issues, support, and creating positive spaces!

Please register through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.ca/event/8061906379 or contact racerelation@gmail.com

Tuesday September 24th

PFLAG Sharing Circle @ 7pm *

Starting at 7pm downstairs 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.

Film – Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s @ 7pm *

At Sadleir, 751 George St. N. at 7:00pm. Join OPIRG and the Centre for Gender and Social Justice for a film about the 1966 riot at Gene Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco that changes the community forever. For more info go to the OPIRG Peterborough facebook event here www.facebook.com/events/205054789671493/

Wednesday September 25th

LGBTQ Family Play to Learn @ 9:00am -11:30am*

LGBTQ Family Play to Learn from 9:00am -11:30am at the Otonabee Valley Family Hub (580 River Rd South, Peterborough). This is a free, drop-in style program for families identifying with the LGBTQ community. Come with your young children, play together while meeting old and new friends. For more information email debbieb@pfrc.ca or call Peterborough Family Resource Centre 705-748-9144 ext 362

Drag Bingo – Pride Edition! @ 8pm *

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

Thursday September 26th

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.
For more information contact hdavidstone@gmail.com

Pride Poetry Slam @ 7 pm *

7 – 11 pm @ The Spill. Sign-up @ 6:30pm $5 or pay what you can
Rainbow Youth and the Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective invite you to step up to the mic and have your voice heard. Featuring London Poetry Slam’s Holly Painter, an open-mic and two round slam competition, this event will showcase a range of poetic voices a diverse stories.

UPPER DECKER DRAG SHOW & Club Event – starting @ 10pm *

At ARIA! Club (331 George St. N) 10pm with performances by DiVaLiCiOuS, Ms. Madge Enthat, Dixie Dicks & DJ Tammy12step!
$3.00 cover, 19+
Glam, sparkles and heels comes to ARIA for our first official party event at this premier event location! Join us on the upper level of this accessible space for a night of movin’ and groovin’ with a spectacle or two to boot!

Friday September 27th

actOUT Show and Dance – starting @ 8pmactOUTRevised

Where: The Market Hall, Enter from Charlotte Street east of George Street – MAP link
When: Doors open 7pm, Show starting at 8pm, DJ Dance to follow.
All ages event (wrist band policy in effect, proof of age of majority required to drink)
Cost: $10 or pwyc $5 to $20 (all-evening access)
Performance artist David Bateman will be hosting and the entertainment lineup includes:

  • Meagh Culkeen (of the Tin Vespers) and Clara Hilts
  • Spoken Word Artists from The Peterborough PoetrySlam Collective
  • Evangeline Gentle
  • Vintage drag from Sean and Kevin
  • Song and dance man J.P. Baldwin
  • Pianist Tom Middleton
  • DJ Steve Rapson in from Toronto will spin the tunes
  • and more ….

This is a fundraiser for Peterborough Pride so come on out, have fun, and show your support!

Being Free at the Sapphire – starts @ 10pm

Starting at 10pm at the Sapphire Room, 137 Hunter St. W.
No cover, 19+
Riled Up will be spinning tunes with special guest DJ set by Robot Eyes!

Saturday September 28th

SHOTS SPOT: FREE TO BE Drag Show & Club Event – starts 9pm *

At SHOTS (379 George St N. – formerly Splice Lounge)! 9pm with performances by DiVaLiCiOuS, Ms. Madge Enthat, Francesca Feelalot, Marco, Anika Marquez, Cassandra Cheapeasy & DJ Tammy12step!
$5.00 cover
Haus of FABB and Madge Enthat Enterprises presents an annual PRIDE party landing at the newly renovated event space at SHOTS! This is start of something new: Our SHOTS SPOT series of LGBT events right here in Peterborough!


*Please Note – These “third-party” 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: events@peterboroughpride.ca