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Pride in Vic Park: Shake, Stir and Strainbow

Dates: August 18 - September 2, 2018
Location: Various locations

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Vine Arts is partnering with Eat North and the Victoria Park BIA and for Shake, Stir and Strainbow, a multi-venue event leading up to Calgary’s Pride Parade. From August 18 to September 2, Calgarians are encouraged to try unique Pride-themed cocktails and beers from various Victoria Park and Centre City venues. 

Partial proceeds from the sale of each drink will be going towards supporting Skipping Stone Foundation. Keep an eye on #tastethestrainbow for more information on special events and participating locations!

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Pride in Vic Park: Rebel Girl with YWCA

Dates: August 25, 2018
Location: Memorial Park Library (Meeting Room 1)
Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary.

Rebel Girl is a workshop that explores how young folks (ages 13 to 24) can engage with feminism. Through discussion and activities, participants will explore what feminism looks like in 2018 and how they can incorporate it into their lives.

Keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for announcements and updates.

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site. 

Pride in Vic Park: Youth & Senior Tea Social and History Walk

Dates: August 25, 2018
Location: Memorial Park Library (Meeting Room 1)
Time: Saturday 12:30 - 2:30 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary.

This activation features an intergenerational, afternoon tea for the LGBTQ2S+ senior and youth communities in Calgary. The tea social will be followed by a History Walk with the YYC Legacy Project’s Kevin Allen. 

Keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for announcements and updates.

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site. 

Pride in Vic Park: Colour Me Proud with YWCA

Dates: August 25, 2018
Location: Central Memorial Park
Time: 1 - 5 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary.

The YW Counselling department’s booth will engage youth in fun activities as we get ready for the Pride Parade. Activities will include music, hula hoop contests, face painting, and making tie dye t-shirts, bracelets, buttons and posters for Pride Parade. 

Keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for more announcements and updates. 

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site. 

Pride in Vic Park: Loose Parts

Dates: August 25, 2018
Location: Central Memorial Park
Time: 1 - 5 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary.

Loose Parts utilizes every day, natural products, such as wood items, bowls and containers, and provides children with an opportunity to use their imagination in non-directed play. 

This activation will also feature parachute games and dress up. Parachute games provides a large parachute that staff and participants can use to develop games around. Dress up provides dress up items for children to use and play in dress up items, again focusing on non-directed, imaginative play.

Keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for more announcements and updates. 

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site. 

Pride in Vic Park: Tickle Trunk Painting with Calgary Pride

Dates: August 25, 2018
Location: Central Memorial Park
Time: 1 - 4 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary.

Members of the community will be invited to paint tickle trunks in support and distribution of Calgary Pride’s Reading with Royalty Program.

Keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for announcements and updates.

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site. 

Pride in Vic Park: Reading with Royalty (ATB Financial)

Date: August 25, 2018
Location: Central Memorial Park
Time: 2 - 2:30 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary.

Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages children to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely.

Spark your imagination and celebrate inclusion and diversity with our new glamourous family-friendly story time program, led by local drag queens and kings. Presented by Calgary Public Library, Calgary Pride, and Calgary Queer Arts Society.

Keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for more announcements and updates. 

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site. 

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Pride in Vic Park: Kickoff ft La Cirque de la Nuit

Dates: August 25 - 26, 2018
Location: Central Memorial Park
Time: Saturday 12 - 8 pm | Sunday 12 - 6 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary. 

The Pride in Vic Park Kickoff will include performances by La Cirque de la Nuit, presented by the Victoria Park BIA, throughout the park on both days. Entertainment on the main stage will also include drag performances, DJs, and GSD (Gender and Sexually Diverse) artists and musicians, presented by the United Way.    

What makes this so special is Central Memorial Park’s long history with the LGBTQ2S+ community. Program subject to change, keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for announcements & updates!

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site. 

Pride in Vic Park: Xtravaganza with Skipping Stone

Dates: August 25 - 26, 2018
Location: Memorial Park Library Salon
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12 - 4 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary.

Skipping Stone will be hosting a gender marker and name change clinic, with a notary onsite. This activation will be held in the Memorial Park Library Salon.

Keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for announcements and updates.

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site. 

Pride in Vic Park: Living Library

Dates: August 25 - 26, 2018
Location: Central Memorial Park
Time: Saturday & Sunday 1 - 4 pm

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Pride in Vic Park is a multi-generational, inclusive and educational event to celebrate Pride Week in Calgary. 

“Check out” a human “book” with the Living Library to learn about and better understand their experiences! In this special LGBTQ2S+ edition, your human book will share their personal stories to generate greater understanding, empathy, and appreciation of diversity.

Human books include: What it is like to… come out of the closet? …transition to another gender? …to live with HIV? and many more!

Keep an eye on #PrideinVicPark for announcements and updates. 

This is an accessible space, with gender neutral washrooms on site.