Celebrate Pride with Rainbow

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Pride is about finding your community and celebrating with them. This year, Rainbow Resource Centre is hosting and co-hosting a number of events for Pride season, and we'd love to have you join us and be part of our community.

For Rainbow, Pride starts May 15 and runs all the way to the end of June. Looking for ways to celebrate Pride with Rainbow? We have something for everyone. Check out this selection of the Pride events coming this season.

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Pride Picnic

Pride Picnic
Wednesday, May 29
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Vimy Ridge Park

This year, Rainbow's headed back to where Pride started with a new tradition. The Older Adult and Youth programs are hosting an intergenerational picnic only open to their participants at Vimy Ridge Park, the location of the first Pride.

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Winnipeg Bi+ Network Pride Hike
Thursday, May 30
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Birds Hill Provincial Park

Oakbank, MB R0E 0K0 (map)

Feel like taking a hike this Pride? Join the Winnipeg Bi+ Network for hike through Birds Hill Park. This is an official Pride Winnipeg event hosted by Backcountry Women. If attending this event with the Winnipeg Bi+ Network, you must be 18+. If you are 16+, you can register for the event via the Backcountry Women website separately. Fire pit, hot dogs, and Gatorades will be provided. Feel free to bring additional non-alcoholic drinks and snacks!

This event is full and registration is closed.

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Saturday Night Pride
Saturday, June 1
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
The Metropolitan (281 Donald St.)

Get ready to sparkle, shine, and slay at Saturday Night Pride — where the music pumps, the dance floor calls, and the love overflows. So put on your fiercest outfit and join us for a night of love, acceptance, and fabulousness.

Click here for tickets.

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Pride Lunch & Learn Sessions
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Online / Zoom

Throughout June, Rainbow is celebrating Pride month with a series of Lunch & Learns to help you brush up on your knowledge of 2SLGBTQ+ identities, history, and key individuals. Hosted by Rainbow's Training & Education Coordinator, Bre Calma, these workshops are perfect for individual learning or for sharing with your team. Note that there are two dates for each workshop. Tickets start at $20.

Allyship 101
June 4 & 19
With an alarming rise in anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate, it’s more important than ever to be a strong ally for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Join us to move beyond acceptance and take your allyship to the next level.

Queer History in Manitoba
June 5 & June 18
Manitoba's history is filled with 2SLGBTQ+ events and individuals, but how much were you taught? Join us to learn more about the rich 2SLGBTQ+ history in Manitoba.

The Stonewall Uprising & Modern-Day Pride Movements
June 11 & June 26
The Stonewall Uprising was the catalyst to modern day Pride movements. But what actually happened and how does the legacy of Stonewall live on today? Join us to dive deeper into the events and key individuals of the Stonewall Uprising, and how the need for resistance continues on.

Dispelling & Challenging Anti-2SLGBTQ+ Stereotypes
June 12 & June 25
Anti-2SLGBTQ+ stereotypes are pervasive throughout society. Do you know how to recognize them and challenge them? Join us to recognize common anti-2SLGBTQ+ stereotypes and learn how to challenge them when you hear them.

For questions and the non-profit discount code, contact BreC@rainbowresourcecentre.org.

Register now.

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Pride High Tea
Saturday, June 8
1:30 PM

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain (CCFM) (340 Provencher)

Join us for a delightful celebration of Pride month at the "Pride High Tea" event, hosted by the Rainbow Resource Centre in partnership with the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain. This special occasion is designed to bring together 2SLGBTQ+ families and foster intergenerational connections. Dress up in your summer best and indulge in classic High Tea delights, including delectable sandwiches, dainty treats, and a selection of aromatic teas. Tickets: $15 (regular), $10 (55+), free (youth).

Get your tickets here.

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Pride Night: Sea Bears
Saturday, June 22

Get ready for Pride Night with the Winnipeg Sea Bears! Your local pro basketball team will be hosting a Pride game on June 22 at Canada Life Centre. Rainbow Resource Centre, Nine Circles, and Sunshine House will be on the concourse: come say hello. Beat the rush and secure your tickets now. Tickets start at $19 plus taxes and fees.

Get your tickets now.

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Drag Bowling 6
Friday, June 28
Park Alleys

Join us as at Park Alleys (730 Osborne St.) we wrap up a busy Pride season with one final, fabulous event featuring Bannock Babes, Feather Talia, Vida Lamour, Local Honey, and Waaysayaa Haze. We're still working out the final details but you can be sure this will sell out quick, it always does.

Click here for tickets.

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BE ADVISED:
There is no Pancake Breakfast this year.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Pride playlist 2024

Pride Playlist

Whatever you're celebrating this Pride season, get ready with a Pride Playlist curated by you, for you. With 12 hours of tunes to choose from, Manitoba's 2SLGBTQ+ community is literally music to our ears. Check it out here:

https://open.spotify.com/playl...

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Pride eMarket

Every Pride, Rainbow Resource Centre is grateful for the generosity of our community through donations made by independent businesses, crafters, creators, artisans, and more. This year is no exception—this page collects some of the folks who are raising funds for Rainbow Resource Centre. If you're looking to shop and support queer and allied creators and support Rainbow Resource Centre, you've come to the right place.

Click here to view this year's eMarket.

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Raffle

Get ready to win big!

We are thrilled to announce that ticket sales for the raffle open on May 24th, 2024. This exciting collaboration between Rainbow Resource Centre and Sunshine House will offer residents of Manitoba a chance to win big while supporting a bigger cause!

When you purchase a ticket, you not only have the opportunity to win half the prize pot but also to contribute to building a brighter future for the 2SLGBTQ+ community in our city. As always, all profits from the raffle will be put right back into our local community.

Click here for tickets.

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Community Table

Come Say Hello

This year, you'll find all of Rainbow's community groups and volunteer reps at one table in the Community Section at the Forks on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. As soon as we know the exact location of the table, we'll let you know so you can come say hello and learn more about what we offer.

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Parade Day

March With Us

Parade Day is an exciting — and busy — day for everyone. We are so excited to have you and your friends march with us along the route. There are still many details to work out about what's happening that day, but here are a few things you should know now and be ready to watch out for as they develop.

  • Pre-Parade | Sunday, June 2 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am:
    Plan to meet at Rainbow Resource Centre (545 Broadway) before the Parade. Come grab a free teeshirt, some refreshments, meet with other members of the Rainbow community, grab your group's banner, and walk as one to the Manitoba Legislative Building's grounds where we'll find our spot in the parade and march to the Forks. For the parade, we are located at Row B on Memorial and we are entry 119. This map may be helpful for finding our spot.
  • Are you a facilitator of a Rainbow Resource Centre community group?
    Consider having your group meet at 545 Broadway as a rallying point and picking up your banner here, then walking over to the Parade spot.
  • Dedicated Older Adult Space:
  • Pride Winnipeg has created two dedicated spaces for older adults along the Parade route.
    • Indoor: There is an indoor accessibility viewing space in the Canada Life Centre, on the second floor overlooking Portage Ave. (with access to a bathroom). Due to limited space, FREE tickets are required to use the indoor viewing space and can be reserved here.
    • Outdoor: This year they're are also adding an outdoor accessible viewing area by blocking off the sidewalk in front of the Canada Life Centre, where the bus stop is located to the corner of Hargrave St. There will be volunteers there to help facilitate and guide those to the less crowded and shady area. Attendees using the outside accessible viewing area will still need to bring their own chairs. Canada Life Centre will also be providing a pop-up concession selling drinks and snacks. Described audio will be provided. You can find a map here.
    • Dedicated Older Adult Space at the Forks: we're still waiting on some final details.
  • Protect Yourself in the Heat:
    Pride Weekend is often very hot and it can be easy to overheat and experience heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Some basic tips to stay safe include staying hydrated, staying in the shade or in air-conditioned spaces, and being aware of symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Here are some good resources on heat and staying safe in hot weather: