Pride week in Peel 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 18:00 to Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 00:00

Peel region has pride!
Pride Week in Peel, July 15 - July 23, 2011

Mississauga, ON - Community organizations in Peel are delighted to announce Pride Week in Peel 2011, celebrating LGBTTIQQ2S* communities in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon! With momentum building over the years, 2011 is the first year of a full week of events across the region.

The Pride Committee of Peel is thrilled to be hosting the 8th annual Pride Day Picnic at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton on Sunday July 17th, 2011 from 12pm - 4pm. This event is attended annually by various community partners, local Business and allies, all of whom contribute to the fun as we celebrate our diversity in Peel Region. Join us from noon to 4pm as we celebrate our Pride with activities for adults and kids alike, wrapping up with the annual gays vs lesbians tug of war. Fabulous prizes and fun to be had, rain or shine, we look forward to seeing you there!

In its 4th year, Queer It Up! 2011 will take place on Saturday July 23rd from 11am - 6pm at Port Credit Memorial Park in Mississauga. Queer It Up! is an annual event organized by Associated Youth Services of Peel (AYSP), the East Mississauga Community Health Centre (EMCHC), the Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) and community volunteers that features a fantastic Pride march and an outdoor family-friendly community fair including free food, performances, djs, a live art auction and a showcase of LGBTTIQQ2S resources in Peel Region. Queer It Up! would like to thank the Community One Foundation for sponsoring this year's event.

Pride Week in Peel 2011 is an opportunity to come together, to celebrate and to advocate for the creation of more safe spaces in Peel. We are seeking volunteers, sponsors, performers, artists and booth exhibitors. Most of all, we are seeking your participation, engagement and support!

*LGBTTIQQ2S: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2-Spirit

 

 

 

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