2018 TRI-PRIDE FESTIVAL EVENTS

tri-Pride Event information is constantly being updated. Please return regularly for up-to-date details.

Tuesday May 22

Show your tri-Pride Colours

Show Us Your #triPride2018! Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple! Wear the pride colours to Work, School or just because! Take a selfie, or group photo & post to INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER TAG @TRIPRIDECOMMUNITYASSOCIATION
Win a prize for you, your workplace or your class! We extended the post period to a week this year, May 22, 2018 to May 29, 2018. E-Mail info@tri-pride.ca for more information or to send photos.

Waterloo Region Police Service Community Flagraising

200 Maple Grove Road, Cambridge. We are very proud to stand together with our LGBTQ2S community to kick off tri-Pride celebrations! We will be joining Chief Bryan Larkin to once again raise our Pride flag in front of police headquarters today at 10:30am.

Queercraft

A Queer Crafting Group. 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring your portable craft to SPECTRUM! SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

OK2BME Youth Group

LGBTQ+ Films and Discussion Night (ages 12-14) At KW Counselling, 480 Charles Street East, Kitchener from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This week’s group is for ages 12-14. It is FREE and you can drop in without registration.

Wednesday May 23

SPECTRUM Coming Out Support Group

Topic: LGBTQ Community – where do I fit in? A group for people aged 19+ to discuss coming out. The first half of each meeting will focus on the advertised topic; the last half will be an open discussion. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month: http://ourspectrum.com/coming-out-group/. SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

Thursday May 24

Sexual Health Awareness Drop In

5:30pm to 7:00pm on the fourth Thursday of the month. May 24. Sponsored by ACCKWA at SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

SPECTRUM Reading Circle

7:00pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of the month, we read short stories and articles, and then reflect on what they mean to us personally. Join us for this exploration of LGBTQ literature. SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

Friday May 25

day5games

7:00pm to 11:00pm. Join us as we gather at our space to play board and card games, assemble jigsaw puzzles and fiddle with constructions in an informal atmosphere. SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

Retropolis Retro Night

10:00pm – 2:00am. Icon Star Bar. 580 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge.

KW El-Tawhid Circle

A progressive Muslim social and prayer group which is gender equal and LGBTQ affirmative. 2:00pm – 4:30pm. More information: Fran at franps@ golden.net.

Saturday May 26

Mega Pride Dance Party

DJ Dallas and Sarah Smith host the Mega Pride Dance Party at the Icon Star Bar in Hespeler. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/196576794408506/. Icon Star Bar. 580 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge.

SPECTRUM Saturday Drop-In

2:00pm to 5:00pm. Saturdays. Come and hang out with us in a casual, relaxing atmosphere where you can just be yourself in an LGBTQ-friendly setting. We have refreshments. SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

Sunday May 27

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Monday May 28

LGBTQ+ In Tech.

6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Smile.io office. 305 King St W, Kitchener. This event is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral washrooms. Please come in the front door and take the elevator to the second floor. gord@makingspace.tech

Rainbow Bereavement Support Group

1:30pm – 3:30pm. All LGBTQ caregivers, spouses, friends suffering loss. 298 Lawrence Ave. Kitchener. Call 519-743-4114 ext. 117. barb@hospicewaterloo.ca

SPECTRUM Transgender Peer Support Group.

7:00pm to 9:00pm. A safe and normalizing environment for anyone identifying in the trans/gender variant umbrella at SPECTRUM. SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

Tuesday May 29

Kitchener Rainbow Crosswalk Installation

11:30am-1:30pm The Kitchener Rainbow crosswalk will be installed at the Charles Street Bus Terminal and Victoria Park intersection in Downtown Kitchener.

Good Laughs

7:00pm until closing, last Tuesday of the month: May 29. A safe space for trans people to explore their identity in the community; open to allies as well at Symposium Café, Waterloo (corner of King and Erb) – back room. goodlaughs81@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/ goodlaughs81/?fref=ts

Queercraft

A Queer Crafting Group. 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring your portable craft to SPECTRUM! SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

Wednesday May 30

tri-Pride Mixer & Beach Volleyball

Bobby O’Brien’s Pub 5:30pm-9:30pm/end. Enjoy some beverages, some food and play Beach Volleyball at Bobby O’Brien’s in Downtown Kitchener! Please don’t drink and drive…but make sure we have a blast! All ages are welcome to participate! Players will need to sign a waiver provided by Bobby O’Brien’s.

Thursday May 31

A Night of Bowling with tri-Pride

6:00pm – 8:00pm. Kingpin Bowlounge 425 Bingeman Centre Drive, Kitchener. $20 per person which includes: 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and Boston Pizza Appetizers. Cash bar is available. Call Lisa Bucking @ Kingpin directly to reserve a spot. 519-744-1555 ext. 2256

A Place To Call Safe

A conversation about safer space for the LGBTQ2+ community in Waterloo Region. 6:30pm – 8:45pm. Waterloo Public Library – Auditorium; 35 Albert Street The evening will start with a presentation by Outlook Study researchers on data related to hate crimes, violence, victimization and feelings of safety experienced by Waterloo Region’s LGBTQ2+ community members.  We will then give participants an opportunity to respond.  We will ask participants to consider where they feel most safe to be themselves in Waterloo Region and what it is about these spaces that make them feel safe.  People can choose to join a discussion group, create a collage or write a short piece about a place they feel safe.  With permission, we will post artwork and stories on the BTS website.

Friday June 1

Pride Prom – 10th Anniversary

6:30pm to 10:00pm. We are excited to announce our 10 year anniversary for Pride Prom! Pride Prom is an annual event that is done in partnership with OK2BME and the City of Kitchener Youth Action Council! This year it also officially a part of tri-Pride youth celebrations! This an event for students in Waterloo Region ages 13-18 and tickets must be registered for in advance. Youth can register for their FREE ticket here: https://pridepromkw.eventbrite.ca

SPECTRUM Coffeehouse

6:00pm – 10:00pm. Join us for a celebration of Pride in an alcohol free environment with light refreshments and live music! Featuring the musical stylings of Alison Dale, Soul Fyre Express and other performers TBA. SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

day5games

7:00pm to 11:00pm. Join us as we gather at our space to play board and card games, assemble jigsaw puzzles and fiddle with constructions in an informal atmosphere. SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

Saturday June 2

2018 tri-Pride Live Music Festival

12:00pm-8:00pm Victoria Park Commons, Kitchener

tri-Pride After Party

10:00pm to 2:00am. Icon Star Bar. 580 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge.

5th Annual Queer Night Out

Crown Plaza Hotel Ballroom 105 King St E, Kitchener. Queer Night Out is proud to host the 5th Annual Pride Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Kitchener! Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, we hope to make this party not only more affordable, but the best one yet! Tickets are available online in advance or at the door: $10 Early Bird Tickets until May 25 $12 Advanced Tickets until June 2, 7pm $15 at the door. The Pride Party is 19+, so bring your valid photo ID with you! Note: This event is being run on a cost-recovery basis (i.e. not looking to make a profit :)). Any additional funds will be used to help defray the costs of future social events as part of the Queer Night Out community initiative.

Sunday June 3

tri-Pride March

11:00am-12:00pm Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St, W, Kitchener.

tri-Pride Picnic

12:00pm-2:00pm Roos Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener.

Monday June 4

*tri-Pride Board Meeting*

Tuesday June 5

Queercraft

A Queer Crafting Group. 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring your portable craft to SPECTRUM! SPECTRUM, 283 Duke St, Kitchener.

Wednesday June 6

LESBO BINGO – 15 Year Anniversary!

Sorry the first session is SOLD OUT however there are still tickets available for the late night session of LESBO BINGO.

http://secrettevents.com/?page_id=1506
Adults $13, Youth 14 and under $8

SEX TOY LESBO BINGO LATE NIGHT SESSION:
http://secrettevents.com/?page_id=1568

$15 each 19+ event Lesbo Bingo is back! Happy 15 Year Anniversary! Wow! This event is a family-friendly evening all in support of your tri-Pride. Despite its playful name, Lesbo Bingo is for EVERYONE! Your host, Shelley Secrett invites you to dust off your lucky trolls and plan to be at Chainsaw on June 6 when doors open at 5:30pm. Games start at 6:30pm! Your ticket price buys you all the cards you need to play 5 games of Bingo! You will have the opportunity to purchase EXTRA Jackpot cards! Everyone under 19 years of age must say goodnight directly after the event ends and head home. After 9pm, ID is required and the venue becomes 19+ only.

***NEW THIS YEAR!*** Love Lesbo Bingo? You are invited to join us for buzzing, whirring, pulsing fun at the SEX TOY Lesbo Bingo late night session that starts at 9:15pm on the same night! Hosted by the glamorous Jasmine Flowers and dazzling Victoria Parks, the Tri-Citie’s own drag queens, doing what they do so well, fundraising! This event is for all genders and there will be a variety of sexy prizes for your enjoyment! Tickets go on sale on May 6th at 8am! $15 each! All proceeds going to your tri-Pride!

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