Ottawa! Are you ready for a Pride Sunday like no other?! Members from your Ottawa Queer community, local supportive friends, restaurants and organizations have been teaming together to create a wonderful community initiative to celebrate Queer Pride!
After the parade, we invite you to come join us in the Somerset Street Village (at Bank) to celebrate!
Suds, speedos, beer, patios, DJs, kids zone and BBQ in support of Ten Oaks and For Pivots Sake
Somerset Street Village (at Bank)
11 am – 10pm.
Events will include…
★Sexy Car & Bike Wash with Antique Skate and Tall Tree Cycle. *Free washes for Pride Floats
★Big Gay Photo Booth by Queer Mafia
★The Wallacks & Ten Oaks Kids Zone
★Share Freehouse Patio Gender Mixer
★Six venues on the Somerset Street simulcasting Queer Mafia DJs all day live from Union 613’s non-existent patio featuring Beyond the Pale. Tunes by Dan Valin, Kitty Funk, DJ DAE, D-luxx Brown and DJ Kuero.
★Cake and Community Mural Painting: Help Pride Flag creator Gilbert Baker paint a community mural celebrating our colours starting at 3:30pm!
★BBQ at Centretown Pub
★Craft beer and cocktail tastings with Share Freehouse, Union 613 and Beau’s at the Queer Garden
★Anonymous Rapid HIV testing provided by Somerset West Community Health Center
★The Safer Party Outreach Team from ACO will be there providing information on Safer Partying (safer sex, safer consumption).
★ACO will be providing sexual health supplies and harm reduction supplies.
In store Venus Envy event….
Annual Pride Sale at Venus Envy, 226 Bank St, 12-6pm
See your friends, check out the rainbow gear, eat cupcakes and celebrate Pride with Venus Envy!
After your day in the sun head over to Babylon for MOD CLUB Sunday
317 Bank Street
Free admission with options to donate at the door in support of Ten Oaks and For Pivots Sake
Events and Specials brought to you by:
AIDS Committee of Ottawa
Beyond the Pale
Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity
Ottawa Skateboard Community Association
Ottawa Wolves Rugby Football Club
Somerset West Community Health Center
Rideau Valley Roller Girls
Tall Tree Cycle
Union Local 613
With support, love and space from:
Greenspon, Brown and Associates
Canadian Federation of Students
Ottawa Chamber of Commerce
When you wanna get craft wild
Just go back and Knit ‘Em Up Cycle!
A Celebration for Ottawa Pride Week!
First & Foremost:
We would like to acknowledge and honour that all of the work we do is currently being done on unceded Algonquin Territory that was never given up and never surrendered.
the Queer Mafia
A DIY Family Friendly Craft Night
Snacks & Drinks + 90s R&B Spins
Button Making // Zine Making // String Art // & More
Feel free to bring your own crafts & supplies but there will be some materials available when you come.
If folks are interested in partaking in stringart there’s limited wooden boards & a $5 suggested donation. Also feel free to bring your own hammer & wooden board. We will provide the nails & string a plenty!
Where? AIDS Committee of Ottawa
19 Main Street, Ottawa
(Thanks for letting us use your space!)
Doors Open at 6:00pm
Free & Accessible event!
All genders welcome because pridin’ out is for errbody!
the Queer Mafia
AIDS Committee of Ottawa
ACO is an accessible venue. The washrooms are located on the main floor and are accessible as well.
The washrooms at this event will be gender neutral in recognition that so often gender variant, trans, two spirit and women identified people are at greater risk to violence and harassment. The QM hopes to create safer spaces for folks to be who they are and to enjoy their night free from violence and body policing. This includes making a commitment to providing gender-neutral washrooms.
“Safer Space Policy”:
QM collectively strives to create spaces that are free of as many barriers as possible as means to working towards liberation. This means that we are all responsible for creating the spaces we desire, by educating ourselves, each other and ensuring that we are continually engaging in these conversations and creating relationships of support and collective responsibility. While we recognize that no space is exclusively “safe” for anyone, we must collectively work towards mitigating harms. In response to certain experiences that have happened within our spaces, we have decided to remix ground rules to apply to a specific situation in which groups of people come together to make themselves vulnerable: our dance parties.
QM works towards recognizing dynamics of power and privilege that exist within society and which have historically oppressed our communities. We believe that these same dynamics and tensions exist within our own communities and we are working continuously towards addressing these tensions and creating supportive spaces. People participating in our events and dance parties are asked to be aware of their language and behaviour and to think about whether these may be harming others. Our spaces are not spaces for explicit or implicit violence, racism, sexism, ageism, transphobia, cissexism, sizeism, fatphobia, sexual harassment, and gender policing, or doing anything to another person without their consent. Acting in a way that disrespects, harms others or undermines these values will not be tolerated. QM reserves the right to assess & manage circumstances and situations in the best interest of our collective vision towards creating ‘liberation’ and ‘safer’ spaces.
Our vision is to host events that unite Ottawa's queer and social justice networks, build community, and support artists and not-for-profit groups. We do this by employing our collective passions, creativity, and skills to raise awareness & funds for grassroots organizations.
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