They say, “If you can remember the 1960s, you weren’t really there.” However, if you can remember the ‘70s and ‘80s, you probably know all about dance parties!
Pink Triangle Services (PTS) is not shy about putting on boxing gloves, climbing into a ring and tackling issues that have long been swept aside. Ageism is one of those issues and on Monday April 29, PTS will be hosting a conference, Ageism Challenged: Building and Intergenerational Community at the Dominion Chalmers United Church in downtown Ottawa.
It is near the end of winter when I find myself driving to Capital Memorial Gardens: a cemetery, crematorium and funeral reception centre located half way between Ottawa and Manotick. I am there to meet Norah Gebara, a pre-planning director and cemetery director for Memorial Gardens. Under Gebara's leadership, the company has initiated a community outreach program to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community. They are also looking at opportunities to sponsor community events.
The Fierté (FCP) Canada Pride and Interpride conference Gala held on Saturday was an event fit for kings, queens and queers.
The evening's Gala held at City Hall was hosted by Capital Pride and produced by House of SAS.
Over the weekend Capital Pride hosted the InterPride and Fierté Canada Pride (FCP) conference and Annual General Meeting.
Justin Broekema, vice chair communications for Capital Pride said it was a new record for FCP, with over 85 delegates from 17 different Pride organisations attending the three day conference.