Image source: saskatoonpride.ca
This week Saskatoon is celebrating Pride 2015! As noted on the saskatoonpride.ca website:
The Saskatoon Pride Festival, hosted by the Saskatoon Diversity Network (SDN), is an annual week-long festival providing an accessible space in which to celebrate queerness, fostering community pride, and raising awareness of queer culture within the larger community.The Saskatoon Diversity Network (SDN) is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization which serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, transsexual, inter-sex, two-spirit, queer, and questioning community, family, and supporters. We exist to raise awareness of queer community and culture by facilitating, organizing, promoting, and presenting a queer pride festival.
The SDN cultivates community support and partnership within and outside of the queer community; we encourage and promote involvement in SDN, the festival, and the queer community by individuals and organizations. SDN is committed to a network of pride organizations on a regional, national, and international level.
SDN values professionalism, accountability, and transparency in its operations. SDN is non-discriminatory; we embrace LGBTTI2QQ people of all races, cultures, ages, sizes, abilities, sexes, genders, orientations, relationships, economic groups, and affiliations. We acknowledge and value the contributions of all our volunteers, members, and supporters.
Here is a schedule of events for the rest of the week:
11:00am – 4:00pm Welcome to the Gaybourhood, Avenue Community Centre
7:00pm – 9:00pm LGBT Documentary, Saskatoon Public Library
7:00pm – 10:00pm Gay Bingo, HMCS Unicorn
7:00pm – 12:00am Live in Colour Art & Fashion Show, Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom
4:00pm – 9:00pm Loud & Proud Mainstage Presented by TD, Block1 Community Fair, Beer Gardens, Kiwanis Park North
7:00pm – 11:00pm Youth Dance, Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom
9:00pm – 3:00am The White Party, Official Pride Kick-Off Party, Diva’s Nightclub
9:30am Pride Church Service, Vimy Memorial Band Stand
1:00pm – 2:30pm 15th Anniversary Pride Parade
1:30pm – 9:00pm Loud & Proud Mainstage Presented by TD, Block1 Community Fair, Beer Gardens, Kiwanis Park North
8:00pm – 3:00am PULSE Official Pride Party, 302 Lounge and Discothèque