It’s here! It’s Queer! It is Brandon Pride’s 2017 Week of Events!

MONDAY, June 12th

11am Flag Raising City HallBrandon Pride, The City of Brandon and Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest will be raising the Pride Flag to kick off Pride Week! Join us for a short ceremony to symbolize Brandon’s commitment to building a stronger, safer, city for our diverse community.
All ages, barrier free/accessible, free. Facebook link.

8pm Trivia at Double DeckerJoin us at the Double Decker Tavern Trivia night – with a queer twist and fun prizes. Come enjoy drinks with the community.
Ages 18+, 2nd floor/no elevator, free, gender inclusive washrooms. Facebook link.

 

TUESDAY, June 13th

12pm Lunch and Learn at SERC

Join us for a lunch and learn opportunity with J Rae Hutton, a 2016 sport study scholarship recipient, discussing his Master’s research project on transgender athletic policies in Manitoba high schools. Please register by emailing brandon@serc.mb.ca.
All ages, barrier free/accessible, gender inclusive washrooms, free. Facebook link.

 

WEDNESDAY, June 14th

Storytime at the Brandon Public LibraryJoin us for a free, friendly Story Time about inclusion, acceptance, and sexual and gender diversity at the public library! Ideal for ages 3-5, library staff and Brandon Pride Committee members will read stories and lead children in simple songs. Children will make crafts to take home, and to decorate the library for Pride Week. Please register ahead of time. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join in this friendly LGBTQ+ – themed program. Brandon Library Program Room, 710 Rosser Avenue, Unit 1. Registration: Please register ahead of time at the Brandon Public Library, or by phoning the Children’s Services Desk at 204-727-6648
Early ages, barrier free/accessible, free. Facebook link

Movie Night at Evan's Theatre 7pmBrandon Pride is pleased to present “Fire Song” as our movie this year. We are even more pleased that Adam Garnet Jones, the filmmaker, will be joining us at the film to participate in a question and answer session after the film.
All ages, free. Facebook link.

 

THURSDAY, June 15th

Pride Art Gallery Opening at the AGSM 7:30pmWe are excited to announce that Brandon Pride and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba will showcase Westman based artists in the LGBTQ2IA* community as part of an art exhibition that will debut with a free and public opening reception with wine and snacksĀ  at 7:30pm. After the exhibition we will be heading over to the Double Decker for Queeraoke!
All ages, barrier free/elevator access, free. Facebook link.

10pm Queeraoke at the Double DeckerContinuing the amazing tradition started by the BtownQ group, Brandon Pride invites you to come sing your heart out at Queer Karaoke at the Double Decker Tavern. Brandon Pride shirts will be on sale.
18+, 2nd floor/no elevator, gender inclusive washrooms, free. Facebook link.

 

FRIDAY, June 16th

7pm Board game night at Boardgame Empire

Join us for our Boardgame and Gaming Pride Party. Unlimited board games, video games, and arcade games! Donations will be accepted at the door. Free popcorn. Other food and beverages will be available for purchase.
All ages, free. Facebook link.

 

SATURDAY, June 17th

Join us taking to the streets for our 3rd annual Pride March. We’ll gather at Brandon City Hall before marching to Stanley Park.
All ages, accessible, free. Facebook link.

12pm Pride in the Park Stanley ParkFun in the Park! After the march, come grab some free BBQ and see local act Misty Street, followed by Winnipeg’s Amy Storry and then none other than RAE SPOON will be wrapping up entertainment. If that wasn’t amazing enough, we got our hometown hero Levi Foy coming to emcee the whole event. Did we mention Rae Spoon is going to be there?
All ages, accessible, gender inclusive washrooms, free. Facebook link.

10pm Pride Social at RoadhouseCome join the biggest LGBT2SQ+ party of the year in Brandon.
We are joining forces with the CanadInns Great Western Roadhouse to bring you some amazing music and fun!
Theme for this year is WHEAT QUEENS! Winnipeg Drag Queen, Levi Foy will join us as emcee as well as special guest appearance by the Sunshine Girls.
Tickets are $10. You can buy them in advance at Smitten or SERC. Please remember to bring them exact change!
You can also purchase tickets at our pride events throughout Pride Week or at the door.
18+, accessible, gender inclusive washrooms, $10. Facebook link.

 

SUNDAY, June 18th

2pm Steinbach Pride Q and A at SERC

Join us for the opportunity to sit down for a Q&A with Michelle Mchale and Karen Phillips the organizers of the first Pride march and rally in Steinbach, Manitoba, held on July 9, 2016. It garnered national attention in Canada when no elected officials representing the area chose to attend. The organizers expected 200 people, but 5,000 people attended. SERC will provide snacks.
All ages, barrier free/accessible, gender inclusive washrooms, free. Facebook link.