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Monday, May 31, 2010

Guelph Pride Kicks Off

This week is Pride Week (in case you didn't know!) Here's the schedule of events for the next seven days, including an awesome night of spoken word being held in Synn Studios' Synnema. (Incidently, recently nominated Best Live Entertainment Venue in Guelph by the Mercury in its Reader's Choice Awards.)

Monday May 31, 2010
Flag Raising at City Hall, 12 noon

Join us for the kick off to pride week festivities at our annual Flag Raising at City Hall !! Speeches from Mayor Farbridge, Marion Steele (Interpride and FCP ), CAW Rep as well as someone from our outstanding Pride Committee !

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
A for Awareness!

Helen Kennedy from EGALE is going to be our honoured guest this year as she comes to Guelph to speak with us about international LGBTIQ2 issues around the world and raises our awareness about the world we live in! She is a seriously engaging speaker that you shouldn’t miss !!

Where: University of Guelph, University Centre Room 441 (use north elevator)
Time: 6pm - 8pm
No admission fee but we will be accepting donations to help support EGALE’s work around the world


Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Movie Night at the bookshelf!
"A Single Man"

This year we are proud to be showing “A Single Man” starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode and Nicholas Hoult. “A SINGLEMAN is a romantic tale of love interrupted the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in time”...for more details go to: http://www.asingleman-movie.com Bookshelf Cinemas information at: www.bookshelf.ca/cinema

The dinner and a movie combo is returning again this year so come on out and have some great food and then relax and enjoy a thought provoking movie!

Where: Bookshelf Cinemas, 41 Quebec Street, Guelph Ontario (519)821-3311
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $9.99/person or $19.95 for dinner and movie combo

Thursday, June 3, 2010
Guelph Pride Open Mic - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Bring your instruments, words, and voice. Without gay people there would be no Hollywood! We know you folks have talent. So share it! Hosted by Guelph Spoken Word

There will be donation beers ($2 suggestion) and wine.
$5 at the door
Synnema (Synn Studios)
106-121 Wyndham Street N.

Saturday, June 5, 2010
Annual Pride Dance at the Holiday Inn on Scottsdale Road !

All the fun starts at 9pm in the Oakwood Ballroom. DJ Dallas (sponsored by CAW Local 1917) will be bringing her amazing skills to keep the tunes flowing all night long !!

Carla Donnell Doak from Magic 106.1 is returning as our MC !

Great tunes, awesome food, and lots of fun to be had, all for the low low price of only $12/person !! If your looking for a room for the night..just let the Holiday Inn know that your coming to the Pride event and you can get a special room rate of $104.99 !!

Various community groups will be showcasing information about their organizations for you to peruse:

DJ Dallas information found at: www.djdallasrocks.webs.com
Holiday Inn information found at: www.higuelph.ca/guelph-hotels/
Magic 106.1 information found at: www.magic106.com

Sunday, June 6, 2010
Guelph Pride Brunch

Family Oriented Brunch at The Red Brick Cafe’s Downtown location

This year we are proud to be bringing you local artists performing poetry and spoken word from Guelph’s Spoken Word Group and various artists while you enjoy a tasty specialty blend coffee and a tasty pastry.

No admission fee, just come and patronize the establishment : )

Red Brick Information found at: www.redbrickcafe.ca

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