University of Manitoba Pride Week 2017

When:
May 29, 2017 – June 4, 2017 all-day
2017-05-29T00:00:00-05:00
2017-06-05T00:00:00-05:00

Flag-Raising
Monday, May 29
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Brodie Atrium, Bannatyne campus

On May 29 the Pride flag will be raised on the Bannatyne and Fort Garry campuses in recognition of Winnipeg Pride. The official ceremony will take place on Bannaytne campus in Brodie Atrium and include remarks by Dr. Janice Ristock, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), and members of the U of M LGBTTQI* community. There will also be a Pride flag raised on Fort Garry campus. The flags will fly for the entirety of Pride, May 29 to June 4.

Zumba Dance Party for All
Thursday, June 1
12:05 – 12:50 p.m.
Active Living Centre, Fort Garry campus

Bannatyne: Friday, June 2
12:05 – 1 p.m.
Joe Doupe Recreation Centre, Bannaytne campus

All bodies and genders will be celebrated at Zumba dance parties at the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre on Bannatyne campus and MPS in the Active Living Centre on Fort Garry campus. Zumba fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. No experience necessary! Gender inclusive spaces to change are available at both locations. Please notify the front desk when you arrive. Thank you to the University of Manitoba Active Living Centre, Joe Doupe Recreation Centre and Zumba4Ever for their support of these events.
Note: There will be flashing lights at the Bannatyne Zumba party.

LGBTTQI* Reception
Thursday, June 1
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Across the Board, 211 Bannatyne Ave Unit 105

The LGBTTQI* reception is an opportunity for LGBTTQI* students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies to network and mingle in a relaxed environment. The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be provided. Attendees may play board games for $6. Please RSVP to Chelsea.Jalloh@umanitoba.ca.

Festival at the Forks and the Rally & Parade
Saturday, June 3
12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Forks

Sunday, June 4
Rally: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Legislative Building

Parade: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Beginning at the Legislative Building

Festival: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Forks

All University of Manitoba staff, faculty and students are invited to walk in the Pride parade under the U of M banner. Members of the LGBTTQI* community and allies are welcome and encouraged to participate! Please click here  to sign up to walk with us (and we will send you further details about where and when to meet). The U of M will have a booth set up at the Festival at the Forks with an interactive display and photo booth. Come out and get your free U of M Pride giveaway materials, including t-shirts, buttons, paper flags, Frisbees  and sunglasses.

There will be a number of fun and free events throughout Pride week, including a kick-off Drag Show on May 19th at noon in the Brodie Atrium at Bannatyne campus, An LGBTTQI* reception on June 1st at 5:00 p.m., and Zumba Dance Parties for All Bodies and All Genders (at Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses). For more information on UMQueer and these U of M Pride events, please visit http://umanitoba.ca/admin/human_resources/equity/6284.html .