Nanaimo’s First Pride Parade

Nanaimo’s First Pride Parade a huge success.  June 12, 2016

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Come Join the Fun

Hey everyone, do you want to have loads of fun and show your pride & support for all Nanaimo citizens?

Well here’s your chance: The *LGBTQ community welcomes your participation in the first annual “Pride Parade” to be held in Nanaimo on June 12th at noon.

The BC NDP are going to be walking in the parade along with our MLA, Leonard Krog and a possibility that (time willing) John Horgan, BC NDP leader will march with us as well.

There is great participation from the community with many colourful & decorated floats, bands and participants from local businesses & organizations all dressed up in “Rainbow” colors in a show of support for the LGBTQ community. It will be fun for everyone in the neighbourhood, young & old alike.

There will be orange NDP tee shirts or hats for anyone who walks in the parade with us.  Everyone gets balloons, streamers, flowers and other colorful & fun stuff to shake and rattle around for the fun of it.

So far we’re queued up to march behind BC Ferries so we can make sure they keep to the route & stay on time!!

 We meet at Commercial Street & Museum Way at 11am on June 12th.  The parade starts promptly at Noon and will wind down to Maffeo Sutton Park.  NDP’s parade entry is #18 in line.

Thank you and hope to see you at the parade!

 

*Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans-Sexual, Queer (LGBTQ)

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Pride in Nanaimo!

Hey everyone, do you want to have loads of fun and show your pride & support for all Nanaimo citizens?

Well here’s your chance:  The LGBTQ community welcomes your participation in the first annual “Pride Parade” to be held in Nanaimo on June 12th at noon.

It’ll be a colourful & fun-spirited parade winding through Nanaimo’s downtown streets to kick off a fun summer.

There will be fun & games for everyone of all ages.  Balloons, streamers, flowers and other colorful & fun stuff.  And of course, lots of music & dancing in the streets!  Bring your cameras to remember the occasion.

Great participation with many colourful & decorated floats, bands and participants from local businesses & organizations all dressed up in “Rainbow” colors in a show of support for the LGBTQ community.  It will be fun for everyone in the neighbourhood, young & old alike.

Check out the many other fun-filled events that are planned on their website:  http://www.nanaimopride.org/events.html

It would be helpful (but not necessary) for those planning to attend to let organizers know ahead of time in order to determine the length of the parade & the numbers of attendants.   Please let them know here: https://www.facebook.com/events/662500613890055/ 

Helpful but not necessary though; it’s just important that you come!  

Come see the fun & hear the music & laughter winding through the streets of Nanaimo!  

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbows Coming to Nanaimo – Pride Week

NANAIMO PRIDE WEEK  June 8 – 12, 2016

We are excited to share the schedule for Nanaimo Pride Week 2016, our 19th pride celebration! Our schedule has expanded this year to include an event showcasing Queer Youth, a Pet Parade, a Pride Parade, and the Festival in the Park. We can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces celebrating Pride 2016. Don’t miss this year’s rainbow crosswalks, with many, many thanks to the City of Nanaimo!

Flag Raising

Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 6pm, Nanaimo City Hall Grounds

The event that begins Nanaimo Pride Week, and kicks off West Coast Pride! Stand with dignitaries, Nanaimo Pride representatives, and community members as the rainbow flag is flown over City Hall and the Pride Declaration is read. Entertainment to follow. Join the Flag Raising event on Facebook!

Youth Voices of Pride
Friday June 10, 2016 at TBD, Nanaimo District Secondary School Gym

An evening with two parts — a performance showcasing the unique voices of our queer youth, followed by an exclusively 18 and under dance! Entry to the performance is free for all youth 18 and under, and by donation over 18 at the door. Join the Youth Voices of Pride event on Facebook!

Pet Parade
Saturday June 11, 2016 at 11am, Maffeo Sutton Park

All furry and feathered pets along with their owners are invited for a parade around the waterfront. Contests, prizes, food, and fun in this all-ages, family friendly event. Pets must be pre-registered to participate. Join the Pet Parade event on Facebook!

Pride Dance
Saturday June 11, 2016 at 8pm, Pleasant Valley Hall

DJ Teresa will be heating up the dance floor for this year’s tropical theme! Door prizes, snacks, entertainment, and a photographer on location. This an an adults only (19+) event — $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. It is highly recommend to reserve your ticket in advance, as this event sells out quickly! Join the Pride Dance event on Facebook!

Pride Parade
Sunday June 12, 2016 at 12pm, Downtown Nanaimo

Nanaimo’s first Pride Parade! The parade route will wind through the streets of downtown Nanaimo, continuing along Front St, and ending just before Maffeo Sutton Park. A complete map of the parade route: !  Join the Pride Parade & Festival event on Facebook!

Festival in the Park
Sunday June 12, 2016 at 1pm, Maffeo Sutton Park

As the parade ends, the festival in the park begins! Something for everyone of all ages — a play area for the little ones, food trucks, beer garden, main stage entertainment, vendors, and more. Admission to the grounds is free. Join the Pride Parade & Festival event on Facebook!
http://www.nanaimopride.org/events.html  **Please be aware that the times for each event may still change, so be sure to check back often.

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Reminder of Special Meeting: New Nanaimo NDP Constituency

Important:  The founding meeting to form a new NDP Constituency Association and AGM will be held on  June 16th.  To be held Beban Social Centre at 7PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Please Note: For those of you who live outside the new boundary and still wish to vote in the new Nanaimo constituency, please come at 6:30PM to fill out the transfer form.

Attached is the new BC Elections Electoral Map of Nanaimo:

http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/map/redis12/edva/NAN_EDVA_MAP1of5.pdf

 

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Are You Within Nanaimo’s New Constituency Boundaries?

Nanaimo’s constituency boundaries have changed therefore an NDP founding meeting and AGM will be held June 16th at Beban Social Centre, 7pm. 

Please note that people who are now living out of the new boundaries and choose to vote within Nanaimo’s constituency must fill out a new transfer form in order to vote in the constituency.

Please come early to the NDP founding meeting June 16th to fill out transfer forms beforehand, preferably 6:30pm. 

Attached is the new BC Elections Electoral Map of Nanaimo. 

http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/map/redis12/edva/NAN_EDVA_MAP1of5.pdf

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Wanted: Nanaimo Community Leaders

Leaders who put themselves out there for Nanaimo; the movers and shakers who make this community vibrant. 

What are your ideas and concerns?  What would you like to see happen in Nanaimo and how can John help to facilitate that if the NDP forms government in 2017?

Here’s your chance to speak with John Horgan;leader of the BC NDP, for what is needed in this community. 

Join John and Nanaimo’s community leaders on May 24th at the Coast Bastion Hotel for champagne and appies. The event starts at 5 pm. 

The get together will be small to allow everyone to chat with John as well as Leonard Krog, Nanaimo’s MLA.

Tickets are $100 each ($70 tax credit).  There are still a few left which you can order online:  

https://secure.bcndp.org/event/483

Or call Ken Pearce (250)802-0732 to purchase by cash or cheque. 

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