2020 THEME: NB BLOOM

JULY 10 – 18, 2020

A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION 51 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Sometimes growth happens in the most unlikely of places. Nature has taught us that we can thrive in the most nurturing to the most trying of environments. Every petal, every leaf, every thorn of your identity is important; every part of you matters. Allow yourself to embrace your colours. Look to those who have weathered storms and have created beauty in barren landscapes. We all have room to grow; together, we can bloom.

2020 Program

Flag Raising

Friday July 10 – 12:00 pm

Perspective | Persistence
Art Show

July 10th – 18th

Pay it No Mind: The Life and Legacy of Marsha P. Johnson

Virtual Screening

Friday July 10 – 9:00 pm

Pride Yoga

Saturday July 11 – 9:00 am

Closed QTBIPOC
Healing Circle

Saturday July 11 – 11:00 am

Art Show Opening ft. M3D14

Saturday July 11 – 9:00 pm

Drag Story Time

Sunday July 12 – 1:00 pm

Backyard BBQ

Sunday July 12 – All day!

Strength & Support: A Roundtable

Sunday July 12 – 4:00 pm

Heist Pride Takeover w/ TNB

Sunday July 12 – 7:00 pm

Dance with Pride w/ Jungle House Dance Co.

Monday July 13 – 6:00 pm

Variety Show

Monday July 13 – 8:00 pm

Pride TV Bingo

Tuesday July 14 – 7:00 pm

Poetry / Spoken Word

Tuesday July 14 – 9:00 pm

History Soirée: Queer Activism & Two Spirit Identities

Wednesday July 15 – 7:00 pm

Trans at Work: Open Panel & Discussion

Thursday July 16 – 6:00 pm

Trivia Night

Thursday July 16 – 8:30 pm

BIPOC Pride Coffee House

Friday July 17 – 5:00 pm

Red Carpet / Cocktail Hour

Friday July 17 – 8:00 pm

Drag Extravaganza

Friday July 17 – 9:00 pm

#ShowYourPride

Saturday July 18 – All day!

Queer Experiences: A Roundtable

Saturday July 18 – 6:00 pm

Pride House Party w/

DJ Dansor, Divas on Deck, + DJ Lu

Saturday July 18 – 9:00 pm
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. TOGETHER IN PRIDE.

The Collaborators

FREDERICTON | MONCTON | SAINT JOHN

‘’We all really wanted to have Pride Week even if it isn’t going to be in the format we are used to. Doing it virtually means that we will not charge any covers to attend, and it is our hope that participation levels exceed last year’s numbers’’ – Dylan Mahaney, President of River of Pride. 

‘’Fierté Fredericton Pride believes collaboration is an essential element of community-building. We are excited that the move to a virtual festival provides valuable opportunities to highlight the resilience and diversity of our communities and connect individuals across our beautiful province. We look forward to the conversations that will grow from Pride NB, instigating a move toward greater accessibility and inclusion in future years.”- Amelia Thorpe & Linsay Nickum, Co-chairs, Fierté Fredericton Pride.

 “Saint John Pride is excited for the opportunity to partner with other Pride organizations in the province to help New Brunswick come together during the Covid-19 pandemic. I am also looking forward to sharing our best practices among our organizations to make future Pride festivals even better.” – Michael Cummings, President of Saint John Pride  

Fredericton

Fierté Fredericton Pride

Fierté Fredericton Pride strives to promote inclusion and intersectionality in celebrating and advocating for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities. We seek to support and empower sexual and gender minority communities while promoting visibility, collaboration, education, and diversity. Our mandate is to organize and promote events and programs that facilitate 2SLGBTQIA+ community-building, knowledge-sharing, and intergenerational connectivity. Fierté Fredericton Pride is committed to cultivating a culture of growth, equality, respect, and transparency.

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Moncton

River of Pride

In the 1990s, people for the community started organizing, which resulted in the Moncton chapter for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) being established in 1995. Monctons’ gay bar on St-George street, Triangles Bar & Club, also opened that year. In 1999, Greg Daborn and Art Vautour-Toole found a solution to their frustrations in having to travel far (ie: Halifax, Montreal, Toronto) to celebrate Pride Week. They organized with Denis Lanteigne Moncton’s first Pride weekend in June 2000. The first Moncton Pride Parade Marshal was Eldon Hay, an activist and father supportive of his gay son, Ron Hay. Throughout the years, many other people from the Moncton’s LGBTQ+ community joined the organizing of  Pride Week celebrations and of other initiatives. In 2009, River of Pride was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization. Now, 20 years later, we have grown significantly in size and in mandate, in hopes of organizing and mobilizing for LGBTQ+ peoples’ well being.

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Saint John

Saint John Pride

The mission of Saint John Pride is to plan and execute Pride Celebrations in a manner which celebrates and reflects the LGBTQ+ community while being fiscally responsible, supportive, encouraging and welcoming of members from the community and its allies. Since 2003 Saint John Pride has been providing events for LGBTQ+ people & their allies in Canada’s oldest incorporated city, Saint John, NB. During the Pride Week celebrations, they offer events that target residents and visitors of all ages with a focus on inclusion, diversity & acceptance.

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PRIDE NB 2020

Sponsors

Pride: The quality or state of being proud.
The 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride movement is about visibility, equal rights and empowerment. It is also about creating safer spaces and inclusive communities where individuals are free to participate as they are. Thanks to the following sponsors and partners, Pride NB comes to life and allows our entire province to celebrate our queer communities.

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SPARKLE SPONSOR
SPARKLE SPONSOR
BLOOMING SPONSOR
OFFICIAL ALLIES SPONSOR
OFFICIAL ALLIES SPONSOR
FRIENDS OF PRIDE NB
FRIENDS OF PRIDE NB
BIPOC, ATLANTIC CANADIAN PERFORMER SPONSOR

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Pride organizations positively impact their communities and the world every day through the work they do and the education initiatives they provide. From advocacy to the impact of Pride Week, communities gain a lot from their 2SLGBTQIA+ groups. 2020 promises to unite 2SLGBTQIA+ communities across New Brunswick and remind everyone that they can bloom right here, at home. Will you join us?

FREDERICTON

John Ortiz

finances@frederictonpride.com

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MONCTON

Joël Lefort

treasurer@riverofpride.com

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SAINT JOHN

James Edwards

james.edwards@saintjohnpride.org

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