2014 Events

2014 Events

2014 Peterborough Pride Event Listing!

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: events@peterboroughpride.ca.

A printable version of the Pride 2014 event listing is available at this link: http://peterboroughpride.ca/wp-content/uploads/PrideFlyer_14.pdf

Monday August 25th

Pride Outreach and Fundraiser at Boston Pizza!

At Boston Pizza’s 1164 Chemong Road location. Thanks to all those that came out and enjoyed the food and helped us out.

Saturday August 30th @ 6pm

Pride Fundraising Event at 4th Line Theatre

Peterborough Pride invited you to join us at the August 30th performance of Wounded Soldiers at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook. Thanks to all who attended ths amazing performance and helped us raise some money along the way! 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.

Saturday September 6th

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 again! Our booth was at the top of the stairs from 10am to 6pm and we hope had a good time meeting new and old friends!

Monday September 8th

Another Outreach and Fundraiser at Boston Pizza!

At Boston Pizza’s Lansdowne/Rye Street location this time. Thanks to all those that came out and enjoyed the food and helped us out.

Friday September 12th

Pride Flag Raising at City Hall @ 12 Noon

The Mayor will be in attendance to assist in raising the Pride flag on the south lawn of City Hall. Come out and help us launch Pride Week!

Saturday September 13th

All T All Shade featuring Kate Ledeuce – starts 10pm

Where: Sapphire Room, 137 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

Come join Kate Ledeuce for a night of Pop/EDM/live vocals while enjoying the hip and fun atmosphere of the Sapphire Room.

Sunday September 14th

Pride Unitarian Worship Service @ 10am*

The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough welcomes all as we explore “Celebrating Diversity: from ho-hum to engaged.” Dignity and equality for all people are values we hold dear, yet in this country of relative freedom, we can forget that not all people are yet fully free. How might we unite to renew our commitment to work for a world in which each person can live and love with dignity? The Fellowship is located at 775 Weller St in Peterborough. For more information contact Rev. Julie Stoneberg at unitarianchurch@cogeco.net or visit http://www.peterboroughunitarian.ca/

Pride Worship Service with George St. United @ 10am*

George Street United Church welcomes the community to join them on at 10am for a Pride focused worship service. They are located at 534 George St N. Peterborough. Phone 705-742-4162, or email gsuc@cogeco.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 primed for the Pride events to come! 15% of the proceeds will be donated to Pride. Reservations Accepted at 705-750-0014. Come and check out their back patio too!

LIVE OUT LOUD: Walking Together for HIV Prevention and Support @ 2pm*

Join in the celebration of PARN-Your Community AIDS Resource Network’s 25th anniversary at the first annual LIVE OUT LOUD: Walking Together for HIV Prevention and Support. On Sunday, September 14, come out to Millennium Park in Peterborough, outside the Silver Bean Cafe, to walk together to end HIV stigma in our community.

Registration is at 1:00 pm, the Walk begins at 2:00 pm. For more information and registration details, please visit www.parn.ca, or contact Victoria at 705-749-9110 or events@parn.ca.

Monday September 15th

Euchre Gathering @ 6:30pm start *

Carpe Diem Café extends a warm welcome to any euchre players.
552 Armour Road (at Carisle) starting at 6:30pm
No charge, bring a friend, seize the day the Carpe Diem way.

Out There: Queer Shorts Across Canada Vol.2 @ 8pm

When: Showtime 8 pm (runs 84 min)InsideOutFilmNightPosterV1
Where: Bagnani Hall, Traill College, 310 London St. Peterborough
Cost: $5 or pay what you can
No graphic sex or violence but contains mature subject matter.
Post-film social at the Trend Pub right next door!

Come celebrate 8 of the best queer short films including many award-winning works by Canadian artists from the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. For film list and details click HERE

Brought to you by Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival in association with Peterborough Pride and Trent Film Society. Ontario screening tour generously supported with funding from Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council.

Tuesday September 16th

PFLAG Sharing Circle @ 7pm *

Starting at 7pm at St. Andrew’s United Church,
441 Rubidge Street, Peterborough MAP
This is 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 and social: “Awaiting Atwood” (2013) @ 8pmAwaitingAtwoodScreeningPoster

When: Showtime 8 pm (runs 43 min)
Where: Showplace Performance Centre, Nexicom Studio, 290 George St. N., Peterborough
Cost: $5 at the door or pay what you can

Doors open 7:30pm, Social and cash bar before and after film screening.

Come join us for a screening of “Awaiting Atwood” by Sudbury based BAM North Productions.
Film maker and actress Beth Mairs will be in attendance for a Q&A session after the film.

This mock-documentary style film follows two washed-up, middle-aged adventuresses who are under the delusion literary icon Margaret Atwood has invited them to stay with her in downtown Toronto. Having nothing better to do for the summer, they turn this into a full-on adventure traveling by bike and canoe from Sudbury to Ms. Atwood’s front lawn. En route, they experience a series of misadventures, encountering themes and images from several of Atwood’s best-loved novels. For more about the film go here: HERE and for reviews HERE

Presented with support from ReFrame Film Festival

Wednesday September 17th

Men’s Pride Social! @ 6pm*

Pride Week Men’s Social for guys who are into guys!
6pm – 8:30pm, no cover, cash bar at Sapphire Room, 137 Hunter St. West. 19+
Join us for fun food and drinks and warm-up for Drag Bingo. Food sponsored by Men4men@PARN, Rainbow Service Organization (RSO) and others.

Drag Bingo – Pride Edition @ 8:30pm *

8:30pm 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.

Madonna, What the Hell: A Worst Hit Musical – starts 8pm *

Where: The Theatre on King
When: 7:30 doors, starts at 8pm
Cost: 5$ Proceeds to Peterborough Pride
We all make mistakes….not all of us rap them. Comedian/writer Dave Cave performs renditions of Madonna’s worst songs, interspersed with interview footage. Using only Madonna’s own words as the material for this one-man comedy/musical, we learn that in order for great success, there must be great failures…. and a fleeting British accent. (18+ language)

Thursday September 18th

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 friendly discussion among new and old friends. For more information contact hdavidstone@gmail.com

Take Back The Night – Light Your Way Walk @ 7pm *

Join the “Light Your Way Walk – Rally and March to Conquer Sexual Violence” in Peterborough, Cobourg, Lindsay, or Haliburton. The Peterborough event will be at Fleming College, 599 Brealey Rd. This is a free community event.

For more information about event locations contact Karen at kbasciano.ksac@nexicom.net or 705-748-5901. A free bus to Fleming College will be at Trent University’s Blackburn Hall at 6:00 pm and Seeds of Change at George St. United Church at 6:30 pm.

Speculating the Queer: an LGBTQ2 Canadian Speculative Fiction Reading @ 8:00pm *

ChiSeries Peterborough will be having a reading by LGBTQ2 Speculative Fiction authors Tanya Huff, Michael Rowe, and Don Bassingthwaite hosted by Peterborough’s Derek Newman-Stille at Sadleir House, 751 George Street North in Peterborough. For further information and updates visit HERE

Friday September 19th

Some of my Best Friends are Dildos: Sex Toys 101 @ 1pm *

Where: Sadleir House in the Hobbes Library, 751 George Street N, Peterborough
When: 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free
Come As Your Are, the sex positive co-operative sex shop in Toronto, will be hosting an informative, inclusive workshop on sex toys. Come Prepared to take home a new pal for those long winter months and enjoy an open space to talk and ask questions about sex toys.

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) with proceeds going to RSO and Pride!

IGNITE: Pride Open Mic Night featuring Dia Davina – starts 8pm *

Where: The SpillIgnite_14When: 8pm (7:30 sign up or sign up online)
5$ or pwyc – all ages event
Come and be part of a night that celebrates our queerness and talents! Bring a song, a poem or your supportive snaps and claps to the open mic and be inspired by Vancouver Slam Poet Dia Davina. All Ages event sponsored by Rainbow Youth with proceeds going to The Peterborough Poetry Collective.

Saturday September 20th

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).

Dianne and the crew are looking for volunteers to help out.
For more info the event or to volunteer email pflagpeterborough@hotmail.com

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 12th 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:

  • DJs will be 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.

ActOUT: The Official Pride Show – starting @ 8pm

Where: The Market Hall, Enter from Charlotte Street east of George Street – MAP linkActOut_14When: Doors open 7:30pm, Show starting at 8pm.
All ages event (proof of age of majority to drink)
Cost: $10 or pwyc at the door (all-evening access). All Proceeds go to your Peterborough Pride

This will be an amazing show highlighting the extraordinary talents that our diverse LGBTQ* community has to offer and featuring some of the best bands in Peterborough and beyond. The night is hosted by performer Cathy Petch and will build to a frenzy of dancing made possible by Robot Eyes.

Performances by The Lonely Parade, Fox and the Moon, Watershed Hour, Maggie Self, J.P. Baldwin, Dixie Q, Peterborough Poetry Collective, Sean Lott, Tom Middleton, Dave Cave, Amy Von Purr, and Robot Eyes!

Your wristband will also get you 5$ off admission to the event at Shots (see below) should you need the dancing to continue.

One World Two Parties! – doors open 9pm *

Goddess Tamara & Haus of Fabbuluxe proudly present: “One WorldSHOTS_2ROOM_1PARTY_SEPT2014_v4_300dpi_press Two Parties”
Where: Shots, 379 George St. N. Peterborough (705-749-9315)
When: Doors open @9pm
$15 at the door, 19+ event, ID required
$10 limited advanced tickets at Mind Over Matter, 230 Charlotte St., Peterborough

Live performances by Miss Divalicous, Ms. Madge Enthat, Dixie Q, & Francesca Feelalot!
Front Room – Retro Reload with DJ tammy12step & DJ Steve Hancock
Back Room – Drag Unload with DJ Majjic Mike
Call Shots to book Bottle Service

Glasspool’s Great Gay Gala at The Garnet – from 10pm *

Where: The Garnet, Hunter Street, Peterborough
Cost: Free
After your night of dancing and entertainment head to the Garnet, where Em Glasspool will host a Pride After Party with a playlist of your favorite tunes and a special drink to mark Pride. A great place for a night cap or to keep the party going.

Sunday September 21st

Pride Worship Service at St. Andrews United Church @ 11am *

11 am at St Andrew’s United Church, 441 Rubidge Street.
St Andrew’s is an Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Canada. (Affirming Ministries are those which are gay-positive, inclusive, welcoming and safe for everyone … where you are free to be who you are.) They welcome all to join them for “Unite”- our annual Pride worship service… and may we be united in our diversity.

Roller Derby Exhibition Scrimmage @ 1pm*

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)
Starts at 1pm – 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)

Wednesday September 24th – Saturday September 27th

Hedwig and the Angry Inch *

Art for Awareness presents a stage production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Where: Gordon Best Theatre, 216 Hunter Street West, Peterborough
When: 8pm on September 24-27, additional 11:30pm show on Sept 26
For Tickets: go to http://artforawareness.ticketleap.com/hedwig/
See the poster here: http://peterboroughpride.ca/wp-content/uploads/hedwig-poster.jpghedwig poster

This celebrated Off Broadway hit by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask was later turned into a critically adored New Line/Fine Line Cinema film. It is an exciting, witty, trashy, tuneful and emotional play with a small cast and low budget with a huge impression. It remains timely with the continued focus on LGBT respect and rights, but it transcends this spotlight. It is simply a story about love, redemption, navigating life and finding your place or other half in this world. This is something everyone can relate to.
For the music lover, it boasts eleven brilliantly written rock musical songs by Stephen Trask that are steeped in the androgynous 1970s glam rock era of David Bowie, John Lennon and early punk godfathers Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a roller-coaster ride, funny, touching, emotionally draining and above all ultimately inspiring to anyone who feels life has given them an inch when they deserved a mile. A brutally honest piece of musical theatre that will run deep into your soul, long after this East German rock goddess has left the building.

Presented in association with Canadian Mental Health Association (Gender Journeys), Courage Peterborough, and Peterborough Pride.
To learn more about the Peterborough based theatre company Art for Awareness, go to www.artforawareness.net


*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