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Devon Pride Week // June 8-12

COVID-19 can’t hold back our pride! This year, we’re hosting Devon Pride all week.

Each day will be full of new and exciting activities to participate in with your friends and family. Ensure proper physical distancing and have fun!

June 1-7

ACTIVITY KITS

These free activity kits will include materials for painting windows, painting kindness rocks, and making rainbow bracelets to get you in the spirit of Pride Week. Families can sign up for an activity kit through RecDesk and the kits will be delivered to them.

Registration opens on May 22 and will run until June 12, with door delivery starting June 8. Register for your kit here!

RAINBOW TREE

Show Devon’s pride by wrapping our trees with biodegradable rainbow streamers. The activity kits will include supplies and LOCAL Youth will be wrapping trees around town.

Monday, June 8

Residents for Reconciliation

Platform: Zoom
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Link to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89748294056

In honour of Pride Week 2020, the Residents for Reconciliation program will be featuring speakers from the LGBTQ and Two-Spirit community. Jeff Chalifoux, president of Peer-N-Peer support group and member of the Edmonton Men’s Health Collective will be presenting at this event.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Platform: Instagram

For Mental Health Monday, we will be exploring the LGBTQ+ community’s mental health and some practical tips to help. 

Tuesday, June 9

Virtual drag show and makeup tutorial (Edmonton Two-Spirit Society)

Platform: Zoom
Time: 6-8 PM
Link to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86053723714

The Edmonton Two-Spirit Society will be hosting a live virtual drag-show as well as a make-up tutorial with the drag queens. Along with this event, there will also be information about the Two-Spirit community in the Edmonton-area. Members of E2S will be facilitating this event.

“What pride means to me” Part 1

Platform: Instagram

We will be celebrating with a short video of What Pride Means to the Youth in Devon.

Wednesday, June 10

Virtual Sharing Circle with Elder Sydney Courtepatte and special guest (TBA)

Platform: Zoom
Time: 6-7 PM
Link to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82906705969 

Elder Sydney Courtepatte of Michel First Nation will be facilitating a special sharing circle for Pride Week. A special guest from E2S will also be participating and will talk more about Two-Spirit Peoples and the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride Walk

Platform: Instagram
Time: Anytime!

For Workout Wednesday, we will be promoting Pride Walk. Walk around your neighbourhood or bike around the Town to see Devon’s pride. Be sure to have your house ready for your neighbours to be walking by!

Thursday, June 11

Virtual Movie Night - Between the Shades

Platform: Zoom
Time: 6-8 PM
Link to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85751049326

In honour of Pride Week, join the Town of Devon for a community viewing of Between the Shades!

“What pride means to me” Part 2

Platform: Instagram

We will be celebrating with a short video of What Pride Means to the Youth in Devon.

Friday, June 12

Kindness Rocks

Platform: Instagram

Kindness Rocks are everywhere! We will be promoting residents to look around Town and see how many they can find! 

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