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Devon Pride Week going virtual for 2020

Celebrate Devon Pride and learn about the LGBTQ2S+ community June 8-12

The Town of Devon is proud to announce Devon Pride Week will take place virtually from June 8-12. Each day will feature new online activities and learning opportunities for those who are looking to celebrate or learn more about the LGBTQ2S+ community.

“While we haven’t been able to run all of our usual programming this spring, I am glad to see that we were able to move ahead with our Devon Pride Week event to kick off our summer recreation programming,” said Ray Ralph, Mayor for the Town of Devon. “Our staff have been working hard on innovative solutions to summer recreation for this year and I am looking forward to seeing everything they have in store for Devon families to enjoy this summer.”

Activity Schedule

A full listing of all Devon Pride Week activities and how to access them is available at devon.ca/pride.

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. Registration opens on May 22 and will run until June 12, with door delivery starting June 8. Register at devon.recdesk.com.

Rainbow Trees

  • 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.

June 8

Residents for Reconciliation

  • In honour of Pride Week, the Residents for Reconciliation program will be featuring speakers from the LGBTQ and Two-Spirit community.

LGBTQ2S+ Mental Health

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

June 9

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

  • The Edmonton Two-Spirit Society will be hosting a live virtual drag-show as well as a make-up tutorial with the drag queens.

“What pride means to me” Part 1

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

June 10

Virtual Sharing Circle with Elder Sydney Courtepatte and special guest

  • Elder Sydney Courtepatte of Michel First Nation will be facilitating a special sharing circle for Pride Week.

Pride Walk

  • For Workout Wednesday, we will be promoting Pride Walk. Walk around your neighbourhood or bike around the Town to see Devon’s pride.

June 11

Virtual Movie Night (Movie TBA)

  • Thursday night will feature a full-length film in honour of Devon Pride Week. This film will be hosted on Zoom and will be facilitated by the Town of Devon.

“What pride means to me” Part 2

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

June 12

Kindness Rocks

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

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For more information contact:

Justin Janke
Communications Coordinator
Town of Devon
P: 780-987-8302
E: JJanke@devon.ca

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