Announcing Central Alberta Pride Week Events – Red Deer Advocate


The Central Alberta Pride Society has announced a number of events during Central Alberta Pride Week next August. (File photo by Black Press News Services)

Announcing Central Alberta Pride Week Events

The events will take place from August 7 to 13

Central Alberta Pride Week is fast approaching.

The Central Alberta Pride Society has announced a series of events taking place during the week, August 7-13.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be back with a full week of events for the whole community,” said Lenny Gallant, president of the Central Alberta Pride Society.

“The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, especially LGBTQ2S+ serving organizations like ours. Coming together, being able to share experiences and celebrate our diversity after the past two years is heartwarming.

Events will take place in Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds and Lacombe.

  • August 7 – Pride in the Park presented by TD Ready Commitment at Capstone Canada 150 Square (Red Deer)
  • August 8 – Two-Spirit Day with tipi raising at Pimacihowin House in partnership with Wyawâw Awîna Kiskisicik: They Who Remember, a program of the Red Deer Native Friendship Society
  • August 9 – Drag Bingo at Golden Circle; RainBowling night at Heritage Lanes

  • August 10 – Education Day with “The Story of Us (LGBTQ2S+ History, Stonewall, and Beyond)” Live Stream

  • August 11 – Rainbow Roller Disco event in partnership with the town of Blackfalds; Film au Lac in partnership with the Town of Sylvan Lake

  • August 12 – Reading with Royalty Drag Story Time featuring Imperial Sovereign Majesty Empress 36/45 Ruby Elizabeth Harte at the Red Deer Public Library; Bullskit Comedy Improv Night at the Scott Block Theater

  • August 13 – Uptown Parties & Balloons presents Over the Rainbow Drag Show with Farrah Moan and hosted by Lady Bunny at the Cambridge Hotel Special Events Center

Central Alberta Pride Week has been held in August since its inception in 2013.

“With Calgary Pride events in early September and Edmonton Pride traditionally in June, we are able to better support each other with a variety of LGBTQ2S+ events throughout the year. summer,” Gallant said.

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