Thanks to everyone who came out for the gay history walk last Saturday for Historic Calgary Week (which is still happening throughout this weekend)! Our next walk, in partnership with Calgary Outlink, will happen during Pride Week, on Wednesday, August 27th, at 7 PM starting at the Memorial Park Library. This is a new walk going to sites downtown instead of last year’s Beltline tour. A reception will follow at the Community Wise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW) with non-alcoholic drinks and refreshments for purchase.
Also, we would like to give a shout out to Terry MacKenzie and the Bankview Community Association for their Picnic 91 – A Queer Takeover Picnic of Buckmaster Park on Thursday, August 28th, marking the City’s first gay pride proclamation in 1991.
Watch for new social media developments with the Calgary Queer History project as well. We will be adding Twitter and renovating the website in August as the project seeks to branch out past the 50s and 60s.
We are also putting out a call for volunteers. The project to date has been lucky to work with, Del, Tereasa, Nevena, Jonathan and Leslie. Now that research lead, Kevin Allen, has left his job to pursue the project full time, we can take on more project volunteers. Specifically, we will be needing help during Pride Week. If you have some time and are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.