Download the official PRIDE WEEK+ poster and the 2019 PRIDE GUIDE.

Upcoming Borderland Pride Events

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Borderland Pride Mart

Presented by Curvy Chick and the Bayview Motel

Curvy Chick (248 Scott St), Fort Frances 

May 15 to June 9 / Open During Business Hours

Stop by to purchase your ‘official’ Borderland Pride swag! New T-shirt designs are available! Cash only for some items.

 

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Rainy River Mini-March & Festivities

Presented by the Northwestern Health Unit

Gather at Rainy River Town Office (201 Atwood Ave);

Festivities to Follow at Rec Centre (Broadway Ave) 

Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 10 AM

We’re taking Pride to the west end of Borderland! Join the Health Unit in Rainy River for a 1.2 kilometre ‘Mini-March’ that will conclude with a Bike Rodeo and Health Fair.

 

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Two-Spirit Teachings

Presented by the United Native Friendship Centre

UNFC (516 Portage Ave), Fort Frances

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 / 5-8 PM

Learn about two-spirit identity from a faith and knowledge keeper from Shoal Lake. Dinner will be provided.

 

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Pride Week Church Service

Presented by Area Churches

Knox United Church (340 Church St), Fort Frances

Sunday, June 2, 2019 / 10 AM 

This special church service will celebrate Pride, diversity, and inclusion in our community. All are welcome! 

 

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Community Living Art Studio: Pride Edition

Presented by Community Living Fort Frances

Fort Frances Library (601 Reid Ave), Fort Frances

Monday, June 3, 2019 / 3-5 PM

Kick off Pride Week with style at this special art studio! We will be making rainbow ribbon wands and flags to celebrate. All welcome!

 

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Rock-Out Work-OUT with Pound Fitness

Presented by Evolve U Fitness & Wellness

Evolve U (in front of K-Mart), Int'l Falls

Monday, June 3, 2019 / 5 PM

Join us Pound Fitness at Evolve U for a special rock-out workout! There is no cost for this event - all fitness levels and ages are welcome. Wear rainbow colours and help us reflect inclusion in fitness!

 

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Yoga at Pride!

Presented by Meghan Spooner

Fort Frances Library (601 Reid Ave), Fort Frances

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / 4:30 PM

Fort, Falls, fabulous - and fit! Join us for yoga. First-timers and all ages are welcome!

 

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Movie Night: Love, Scott

Presented by the Fort Frances Public Library

Fort Frances Library (601 Reid Ave), Fort Frances

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / 6:30 PM

Musician Scott Jones was attacked outside of a Nova Scotia nightclub and left paralyzed from the waist down. Love, Scott follows his journey. It is an intimate and evocative window into queer experience. 

 

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Pride & Awareness Breakfast

Presented by Fort Frances Tribal Area Health Services

FFTAHS Behavioural Health (601 King's Hwy), Fort Frances

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / 9-11 AM

Join the team at Tribal Health for a breakfast in celebration of Pride Week! A guest speaker and LGBTQ2 resources will be on hand. This is a free event. All are welcome.

 

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Workshop: Supporting LGBTQ2 Youth

Presented by the Rainy River District School Board and Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

RRDSB Office (522 Second St E), Fort Frances

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / 6:30 PM

Parents, students, and community members are invited to this workshop to learn how to effectively support LGBTQ2 youths. A light dinner will be provided. Pre-registration is required: email nancy.taggart@mail.rrdsb.com. 

 

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Showcase Your Pride!

Presented by the United Native Friendship Centre

UNFC (516 Portage Ave), Fort Frances

Thursday, June 6, 2019 / 1-8 PM

Express yourself for Pride! Design your own banner or flag for the Pride march. Materials will be provided. Youth and families are welcome! 

 

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Outdoor Concert featuring Rae Spoon

Presented by the Rainy Lake Square Concert Series

Rainy Lake Square (235 Scott St), Fort Frances

Thursday, June 6, 2019 / 6 PM

Rae Spoon is an award-winning non-binary musician and author. They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally. BYO lawn chair.

 

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Fort Fabulous Drag Show & Dance Party

Presented by Club 88

Club 88 (248 Scott St), Fort Frances

Friday, June 7, 2019 / 8 PM

Start your engines for Borderland’s very own drag race! Back by popular demand, join our LGBTQ2A community for a special drag performance and dance party to kick-start the weekend! $5 admission with cash bar inside. Ages 19+ only.

 

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The Passport to Pride March

Presented by Borderland Pride

Gather at Smokey Bear Park (3rd St @ 6th Ave), Int'l Falls

Saturday, June 8, 2019 / 10:30 AM

The spirit of Pride knows no bounds! Take part in the only Pride march in the world that crosses an international border. Participants must have appropriate identification for Canadian entry requirements. Rain or shine.

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Pride Main Stage featuring Warming

Presented by the Rainy Lake Square Concert Series, Safeway, Cloverleaf Grocery, & Cornell Farms

Rainy Lake Square (235 Scott St), Fort Frances

Saturday, June 8, 2019 / 11:30 AM (approx.)

It’s a feast for the senses (following some official protocols, of course). We’ll fire up the barbeque, while you’re entertained by the multi-instrument talent of Warming

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Drag Brunch

Presented by the Flint House

The Flint House (232 Scott St), Fort Frances

Sunday, June 9, 2019 / 11 AM

They say that brunch is the most important meal of the gay. So, join us for a buffet one with our Pride Week drag ensemble. Tickets available here.

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PRIDE WEEK+ Wrap Party

Presented by The River Golf Course

The River Golf Course (4402 Co Rd 152), Int'l Falls

Sunday, June 9, 2019 / 4 PM

Join our hosts at The River Golf Course in International Falls as we bid adieu to Pride 2019! This event will have a cash bar with complimentary appetizers. All welcome!

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