Posted on March 2, 2015 by Tia Lalani

Augustana celebrates Pride Week with fabulous events and info sessions: check out the schedule here!

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Sunday, March 1

Camrose United Church Pride Worship Service
10:00 am
The United Church of Camrose

Join the Camrose United Church in their Sunday service “when Pride is a good thing” with music and a message that will emphasize inclusivity. Communion will be served and all are welcome to share.


Monday, March 2

Pride Launch and Harbour Kick-off
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Harbour (Forum)

Come to The Harbour to join AQUA in launching the majestic ship that is Pride Week. Check out the events coming up for the week and enjoy some free Rainbow Bannock sponsored by the Aboriginal Students Office!

harbour: n. a place on the coast protected from rough waters. v. to give shelter or refuge.

The Harbour is a safe, welcoming space that is inclusive of gender and sexual diversity. Find us in the forum any time during Pride Week to get information about events, pick up LGBTQ resources, and take part in Pride activities.

Inclusive Meditation
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Harbour (Forum)

The Mindfulness Club and Carmen Person lead an inclusive, non-judgemental meditation in The Harbour. Drop-in for as long or as little as you’d like!


Tuesday, March 3

Pride Bake Sale
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Harbour (Forum)

Purchase some homemade goodies from The Harbour – proceeds will be donated to an LGBTQ-supportive organization. Feeling creative? Celebrate the diversity and beauty of the human body by decorating your own anatomically-inspired sugar cookie.

Are You Smarter than the Sex Lady?
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Harbour (Forum)

Do you know the 18 steps to correct condom use? How often should you be tested for STIs? Where are the LGBTQ-friendly healthcare resources in Camrose? A sexual health consultant, Tracey Burnett, will be at The Harbour to test your knowledge on what’s up “down there”.

Faith and Pride
6:30 pm
The Chapel

Augustana’s own Pastor Craig and United Church Minister Liz Carter-Morgan will collaborate to offer an educational and thought provoking presentation on religion and LGBTQ people. Discussion to follow.


Wednesday, March 4

Pink Shirt Day in Solidarity Against Bullying
All Day in the Forum

Wear a pink shirt, or purchase one from the Augustana book store, as a symbol that you will stand against bullying. LGBTQ youth are particularly at risk for bullying in schools: 51% of LGBTQ students have been verbally harassed and 21% have been physically harassed about their sexual orientation, and the statistics are even higher for trans youth. Let’s work together to make Augustana a safe and inclusive learning space for all.

Play for a Healthy Sex Life
6:30 pm
Roger Epp Conference Room

We are flooded with messages about sex every day about how to have the best sex and how to be the best lover. But how can all of these messages be right for everyone? What if you decided for yourself what those things mean? What if you carved your own path to sexual happiness that was unique only to you. Join Brenda from the Traveling Tickle Trunk to learn more about how to critically examine the message we get about what healthy sex means and how to use play and exploration to discover who you are as a sexual person. Brenda will bring along some toys and discuss safety and health in choosing and playing with sex toys.


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Rainbow Photo
12:00 pm
The Harbour (Forum)

Join us in the forum for a celebration of the incredibly diverse and accepting Augustana Community. We will be taking a group photo to commemorate Pride Week, so be sure to wear one of the following colours:

Red – 4th+ Year
Orange or Yellow – 3rd Year
Green – 2nd Year
Blue – 1st Year
Purple – Faculty and Staff

After the photo, hang out at The Harbour, enjoy some free hot chocolate with rainbow marshmallows, and and have your photo taken at the Pride photobooth!

“PRIDE” Movie Screening
7:00 pm
Room C-167

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.


Friday, March 6

Queering the Pianist: A Celebration of LGBTQ Composers and Artists
12:00 pm

Spencer Kryzanowski presents a collection of LGBTQ and queer-inspired works for piano solo, piano duet, and voice for his graduating chamber music recital at the Augustana Campus in collaboration with the 2015 University of Alberta Pride Week. Works and composers featured include Franz Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor, D. 940 (for one piano, four hands), selections from Rodney Sharman’s Cabaret Songs and The Garden. The performance will feature Spencer Kryzanowski (piano), Dr. Milton Schlosser (piano), and Charlene Brown (voice).

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8:00 pm
The Rusty Spur

Before Pride Week 2015 sashays away, we’re going to party the house down, mama! What better way to celebrate the success of Pride Week than with a drag show at The Rusty Spur? Three Homo-cidal queens, Lilith Fair, Chelsea Horrendous, and Gogo Fetch, present a celebration of Drag, Freak Show, and B-Cinema that will satisfy even the most depraved minds.

– Supporting acts from the reigning Karaoqueens and DJ Lil Naughty.
– $2 tickets available at The Rusty Spur, The Harbour (located in the Forum), and at the door (while supplies last)
– Drink and food specials
– Door prize
– Dress code: however you feel comfortable and confident. We invite you to play with gender, try something new, pull out something old, bring a costume change… anything goes!

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