From Pride to House of PainT and everything in between, this weekend goes to show that even though summer is winding down, Ottawa is just as busy as ever.
Capital Pride has brought a series of signature events and community events to the festival this year, including two nights of free performances at the TD Mainstage located at the intersection of Bank and Somerset Streets. Read on to learn more about two of the headliners performing this weekend.
Calla Barnett’s colleagues describe her as the glue that holds people together. United Way presented her with a Community Builder Award to celebrate Capital Pride Week.
Pride is almost here and with that in mind, these are the upcoming events that will get you hyped for next week!
This weekend is promising a mixed bag of weather, but it also holds a wide variety of activities in and around the city. Movies and music and beer are readily available this weekend, but you don’t have to look very hard for other cool things to tickle your fancy as we all try to jam as much awesomeness as we can into our remaining summer days (and nights).
A new series of events will be taking place in Ottawa called Spill the Tea. These events combine drag artists with health information to help educate, end stigma, and reduce harm for the members of the PnP community. The first event will take place on August 23 at The 27 Club.
With the week of August 19th to 26th just around the corner, the 2018 theme for Capital Pride has been unveiled: CommUNITY. This year, they want to focus on individuals and organizations that support and improve the lives of LGBTQ2+ people.
With so much going on, deciding what to do can be hard. We hope we can help you out with that, in offering you this weekend’s lengthy list of highlights.
This week on the podcast we’re talking to Pride’s Festival Producer, Mike Connors, to find out more about the week-long fest, which takes place August 21–27, 2017 all around Ottawa.
Paint the town [insert colour(s) of choice]! Abounding in colour, sound and taste, this Ottawa weekend is one for the senses.
This week on Apt613 Live, Livia Belcea speaks to Capital Pride organizers, Tammy Dopson & Joanne Hughes, about the festival’s 2016 theme, as well as Amanda Ryan from advocacy group Gender Mosaic.
Last week, Ottawa Capital Pride revealed its theme for the 2016 edition of the Festival, and it is nothing short of a royal flush. Gender-neutral bathrooms are a salient point of current LGBTTQ+ dialogue, but their direct implication in daily life extends far beyond LGBTTQ+ communities: it touches every single person. The 2016 Ottawa Capital […]
Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & learning about Ottawa’s LGBTQ loves & faves, its exciting happenings & the issues nearest & dearest to our […]
There’s a new queer collective in town, and they’re combining activism and advocacy with fun and glittery social get-togethers. Queering613 describes itself as “a volunteer-run grassroots community love project committed to connecting LGBTQ+ folks to Ottawa’s queer & trans cultures, organizations & issues. We want to be a community space for connecting, getting together, making, amplifying & […]
[vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/97438456[/vimeo] This is the kind of jam packed weekend where there is so much going on, you’re going to wish that you could be in more than one place at once. With both Capital Pride and Arboretum Arts Festival spanning the whole weekend, there is more than enough to keep even the busiest […]