UR Pride's August Newsletter! Includes a special message from the Executive Director

Update from UR Pride

U of R Welcome Week (September 2-7)
Be sure to come and say "hello" to the folks at UR Pride throughout Welcome Week!  We will be taking part at the Club Fair (Wednesday, September 5th in the RIC Atrium), the Vendor Fair (Thursday, September 6th on the Green) and "Take a shot at: a UR Pride Water Balloon Challenge" (Friday September 7th on the Green).  We will have lots of great info at our table during the fairs so come and check it out and find out what we're up to this semester. 

Monday Movies @ UR Pride will be starting up September 10th (after welcome week craziness)!  Come and find a cozy spot in the lounge, have some snacks and watch a movie with us!

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life - Sunday September 23rd
Join UR Pride and Regina's Queer Youth Group in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life!  
Start Location: Red Ribbon Place, 2735 5th Avenue
12:30 am - Registration
1:00 pm - Opening ceremonies
1:15 pm - Walk begins
2:30 pm - BBQ and awards ceremony

Wear something RED!
For more info about fundraising, click here.

A Big Thanks to our Summer Student, Katie, for all of your hard work over the past few months!  We have really enjoyed working with you:)  Good luck with your studies in the fall and don't be a stranger to the Centre.

Queer Youth Group

We have lots of exciting things coming up for the fall!  Our weekly youth nights for September will include guests from TransSask Support Services, discussions and information about Two Spirit and Intersex identities as well as a Resume Workshop later in the month! Regina's Queer Youth group will also be participating in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life on Sunday, September 23rd!

Queer Youth Group is a safe space for Queer, Questioning and Allied youth between the ages of 14-24.  We meet every Wednesday in the UR Pride lounge (Riddell 225).

If you or anyone you know would like more info about Queer Youth Group visit our page or email youthgroup@urpride.ca

Positive Space Network

Once again the UR Pride Centre is gearing up for some awesome fall programming which includes more Positive Space workshops.  If you weren't able to make it out to the last bunch, now is your chance!  Have a look at the following schedule and contact us to sign up for a workshop (or two).  If you are new to the U of R and would like more information about the Positive Space Network, please check out our website!
Intro to Positive Space - Thursday Sept. 13th, 2:00 p.m.
Intro to Positive Space - Tuesday Sept. 25th, 11:00 a.m.
Intro to Gender and Sexual Diversity - Tuesday Oct. 9th, 1:00 p.m.
Intro to Gender and Sexual Diversity - Wednesday Oct. 24th, 11:00 p.m.
Sex and Gender - Thursday Nov.1, 2:00 p.m.
Sex and Gender - Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11;00 a.m.
All workshops will be held in the URSU Boardroom (Riddell 221.1) and are open to faculty, staff, students and community!
To sign up to attend a workshop, please email contactus@urpride.ca
or give us a call at 586-8811 ext.(207)
Just a reminder that the  Positive Space Online Test is now available on the site.  The online test is a substitute for the introductory workshop and once completed we will give you your very own Positive Space magnet to hang in your office or space.  Keep your eyes open for workshop dates this coming September!  For information about the Positive Space Network, click here!  

New Open Group Discussions @ the RWRC

This September, UR Pride is partnering with the Rainbow Wellness Resource Centre to offer facilitated group discussions on Queer topics.  Our first session will be held at the RWRC (2070 Broad St. lower level) on Thursday, September 27th @ 7p.m.  If you are interested in meeting new people and having some good discussion, this is for you.  Please attend and tell us you interests.  We will be creating more specific groups based on interest and attendance.

Get Involved!

Monday Movies @ UR Pride

UR Pride is currently seeking a volunteer to facilitate our weekly movie nights this coming September/October. The movie nights will take place on Mondays at 6:00p.m. with a discussion to follow. This individual will be expected to set up the projector and sound as well as create and submit a schedule of films that will be shown for advertising purposes through U
R Pride. Films can be chosen from the UR Pride Resource Library, the Archer Library or your personal collection (pending approval).

Perks that come along with volunteering for UR Pride are: a free UR Pride tshirt, free coffee or tea during movie nights and a free ticket to a UR Pride event of your choice this coming year!

If interested, please email executive.director@urpride.ca or contactus@urpride.ca

For more information about volunteer positions and opportunities, please click here.

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

The 2012 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life will be on Sunday, September 23rd.  Join APSS and ANHAN for an amazing afternoon with great entertainment, fabulous prizes and wonderful people!  All proceeds from the walk provide direct support for people who are HIV-positive or at risk of contracting HIV. 
Sign up now and start fundraising!

Update from the Rainbow Wellness Resource Centre

You’re Invited!
Rainbow Wellness Resource Centre
Open House
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
5:00 – 7:30 pm
GLCR at 2070 Broad St
Lower Level
RSVP By September 4th to Jeffrey Moser at 359 RWRC (7972) or e-mail  rainbow.wellness.rc@gmail.com
At the Open House:
  • Celebrate the dedication and hard work of the individuals and organizations that have got us this far,
  • Introduce yourself to the space and see the amazing renovations that have been done to the drop-in centre,
  • Find out about the programming and services that are going to be offered in the upcoming year,
  • Network and collaborate with other individuals and community organizations that are involved in Regina and Southern Saskatchewan’s Queer community,
  • Meet the current board and see how you can become a member. Our AGM will take place on the 2nd of October 2012 at 7pm at the RWRC.

RWRC Logo Contest!
We need a Logo!
Get creative and send us your submissions!
Deadline: September 16th
The top submissions will be voted on by the community at our Open house on September 25th

For more information check out our Facebook page
Sumissions should be sent to rainbow.wellness.rc@gmail.com

Camp Fyrefly

TransSask Support Services

TransSask is...
 ...a province wide network of individuals and organizations  committed  to  identifying, developing  and  providing  services  and resources  that  meet  the  needs  of  transidentified  and sexual  or  gender  variant persons within Saskatchewan as well as those who  support  them.  Our  efforts  remain focused  around  our  core  values  of  support and  education  within  an  environment respectful  of  diversity  and  equality.  At TransSask,  our  vision  is  that  all  people  of Saskatchewan no matter their gender identity and/or  expression  have  the  information, support and opportunities needed to make for themselves the lives  that they are able and wish to have.
Contact TransSask...
...or by snail mail...
TransSask Support Services
PO Box 3911
Regina, SK S4P 3R8


Memorial for Duane Lang

In honour of Duane Lang, who passed away in late July, a group of his friends are holding a memorial tree planting in Wascana Park on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm. You are invited to join us for a short service and dedication of the tree which will take place in the area south of the Royal Saskatchewan Museum towards the lake. Please park in the RSM lot and join us after the service for a reception in the lobby of the RSM. An opportunity to donate to Camp fYrefly in Duane’s memory will be available. Donations can also be made on-line at http://www.usask.ca/education/fyrefly/index.htm.Please pass this on to anyone you know who may wish to attend. Any questions can be directed toskip.harrison@sasktel.net
Golden Crown Volleyball Tournament 2012
October 5th - 7th @ the University of Regina
Registration starts September 21st!
For more information, email goldencrownvolleyball@yahoo.com or hellogreg@hotmail.com
or check out the facebook page!

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