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Event Listings

Monday, May 16 to Thursday, June 30

Pride Mart at Curvy Chick

Stop by our “official” Pride shoppe! Get your flag while supplies last!

Location: Curvy Chick, 256 Scott St, Fort Frances

 

Monday, May 10 to Friday, June 10

Colouring and Creative Writing Contests

Local students are invited to take part in our special Pride colouring contest (grades K to 5) and creative writing contest (grades 5 to 8). Colouring pages can be downloaded at www.borderlandpride.org/contest. Creative writing pieces can be short poems or a one-page reflection about Pride. Entries must be submitted to borderlandpride@gmail.com or Box 105, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M5. Some entries may be shared on social media (identifying info will be removed).

Event Partners: ETFO Locals (ESP, Permanent, and OT Educators)

 

Tuesday, May 31 @ 2 to 4 PM

“All Tea, No Shade!”

Help us kick off Pride season in the west end of the district! Stop by to “spill the tea” in Rainy River! FREE to attend, with giveaway items!

Event Location and Host: Rainy River Public Library, 334 4th St, Rainy River

Sunday, June 5 @ 10 AM

Knox United Church Worship Service - Special Performance of "Child of God"

To celebrate Pride Month, Knox is performing a special piece of music called "Child of God", by Mark Miller, during their service on Sunday, June 5. “Child of God” was written in response to the United Methodist Church’s trial about same-sex marriage.  Knox invites community members who would like to be part of the performance to join them for a short practice at either or both of the following times: 11 AM on Sunday, May 29 (coffee to follow) or 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 2. Those who would like to take part can email knoxknet@bellnet.ca to request a copy of the music. You can listen to it on YouTube here and here. All are welcome to the June 5 service. Knox United is an LGBTQ2-affirming congregation.

Event Location and Host: Knox United Church, 340 Church St, Fort Frances

 

Monday, June 6 @ 10:30 AM

Official Pride 2022 Flag-Raising

Borderland Pride’s official Pride flag raising will take place at Seven Generations’ Fort Frances campus. Brief remarks and flag-raising will be followed by coffee-time refreshments. All are welcome.

Event Location and Host: Seven Generations Education Institute, 1452 Idylwild Dr, Fort Frances

 

Monday, June 6 @ 7 PM

An Evening with Brock McGillis

Brock McGillis is the first professional hockey player to come out as gay, and since then, he has been an advocate for LGBTQ2 inclusion. Brock will take you on an emotional journey about his life growing up as a closeted, gay, professional athlete and inspire you to become 'shift makers' in your own lives. This is a FREE, public event.

Event Location: Memorial Sports Centre, 740 Scott, Fort Frances

Event Partners: Fort Frances Girls’ and Women’s Hockey Association and the Bayview Motel

 

Tuesday, June 7 @ 9:30 AM

Pride Breakfast

Join Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services’ 2SLGBTQQIA+ Committee for breakfast. This FREE event includes giveaways, resources, prizes, and drum songs.

Event Location and Host: Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services, 601 King’s Hwy, Fort Frances (park on Holmes Ave)

 

Tuesday, June 7 @ 3 to 7 PM

Button and Banner Making

Express yourself and show your Pride! Take part in a workshop at the United Native Friendship Centre to make your own buttons and banners for use in the Pride parade or elsewhere.

Location: United Native Friendship Centre, 427 Mowat Ave, Fort Frances (use door from Central Ave parking lot)

Event Partners: United Native Friendship Centre and Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

Wednesday, June 8 @ 12 to 1 PM

Lunch Break Film Screening: “Sweetheart Dancers”

Join us for lunch at the Fort Frances Public Library for a special screening of this 13-minute film about a two-spirit couple looking to rewrite the rules of the pow-wow dance. Free light lunch available.

Event Location and Host: Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre, 601 Reid, Fort Frances

 

Wednesday, June 8 @ 6 to 7:30 PM (virtual doors open at 5:45 PM)

LGBTQ2 Resource Panel

Tune in to our online panel discussion, where we’ll have speakers who can provide a medical, legal, cultural, and parental view of gender identity/expression issues. You can join online or by phone, or attend in person at the Fort Frances Public Library. Here's the Zoom connection information (you can join as early as 5:45 PM):

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Event Location: In person at the Fort Frances Public Library and online at www.borderlandpride.org/panel

Event Partners: United Native Friendship Centre and Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

 

Thursday, June 9 @ 10 AM to 2 PM

Market Open Mic and Resource Fair

Stop by for a special Market Square, where we’ll have an open mic for local artists, poets, and others to share their gifts. Resource tables will also be available, in addition to an assortment of local vendors.

Event Location: Rainy Lake Square, 235 Scott St, Fort Frances

Event Organizer: United Native Friendship Centre, Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, and Treaty 3 Police

 

Thursday, June 9 @ 4 to 6 PM

LGBTea

A come-and-go tea social for all ages. Enjoy a cup of Smashing Tea, meet new people, or chat with friends! There will be games and you can win prizes. All welcome.

Event Location and Host: Curvy Chick, 256 Scott St, Fort Frances

 

Saturday, June 11 @ 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Pride Rally and March Assembly - NEW LOCATION

We are having a “tailgate” at the Sorting Gap Marina while we get ready for our Pride March! Local families, businesses, and organizations are invited to hand out rainbow swag, or set up a trunk or tailgate photobooth to celebrate Pride. Our judges will award a prizes to the best photobooth and other fun categories. Photos and videos can be tweeted or ‘grammed to #FFPride. FREE hotdogs for lunch. Beverages and other food for purchase.

Event Location: Parking Lot, Fort Frances Public Library, 601 Reid Ave, Fort Frances

(If raining, watch for announcements on the Borderland Pride Facebook page)

Event Partner: The Flint House

 

Saturday, June 11 @ 12:30 PM

2022 Pride March - NEW ROUTE

Our pedestrian Pride parade this year will follow a 2-K route in Fort Frances from the Fort Frances Public Library to Rainy Lake Square, following Gillon St, Frenette, Ave, and Scott St. Bring your signs, your loved ones, and your Pride! Prizes to be won!

Starting Location: See Above Event

Presented by Borderland Pride

 

Saturday, June 11 @ 1 PM

CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR! Performance

Sing OUT with Choir! Choir! Choir!, an internationally-recognized musical duo and YouTube sensation. FREE tickets available at www.borderlandpride.org/ccc. Not to be missed!

Event Location: Rainy Lake Square, 235 Scott St, Fort Frances

(If raining, find us at McMillan Hall, Knox United Church, 340 Church St, Fort Frances)

Presented by Borderland Pride and Tour de Fort

 

Saturday, June 18 - POSTPONED BY THE ORGANIZER

The Amazing Drag Race

This special “drag race” is an event for families, friends, colleagues, and kids! Watch the Binesiwag Center for Wellness Facebook page for more information, including location/times. The event page can be found here.

Event Organizer: Binesiwag Center for Wellness

 

Friday, June 24 @ 1 PM

Couchiching First Nation Annual Pow-Wow

The first day of Couchiching First Nation’s 29th Annual Pow-Wow has been dedicated to the LGBTQ2S+ community. Food available on-site. More information is available on the Couchiching Facebook event page and the official event poster.

Event Location: Pow-wow Grounds, Frog Creek Rd, Couchiching F.N.

Event Organizer: Grand Council Treaty #3 LGBTQ2S+ Council and Couchiching First Nation