May 29, 2018 ~ After the great deal of provincial and national attention that followed Springdale’s Council turning down a request for a rainbow crosswalk, Springdale will have its first ever Pride Week.
Events (‘tentatively scheduled’) will run from June 4th to the 8th, and to officially kick off the week there will be a pride flag raising ceremony and proclamation at the Town Hall on Main Street, at 6:00 pm on Monday, June 4th.
On Tuesday, June 5th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm there will be an information session at Springdale Public Library. LGBTQ+ topics will be covered and area residents will have an opportunity to learn about — among other things — what it means to be ‘an ally’, safe spaces, resources and definitions. Light refreshments will be served.
(The entrance to the library is at the back of Indian River High School.)
Wednesday, June 6th, will see the second annual ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’ service at Grace United Church. It will take place at 7:00 pm and there will be refreshments in the church basement to follow.
(Grace United is located on Main Street, between The Source and Coleman’s.)
The Indian River High GSA will march down through Springdale on June 6th with their rainbow banner. They’ll leave the school at 6:40 pm and will walk down to Grace United Church to join the International Day service. Anyone who wants to walk with them can meet them at the school around 6:30 pm.
On Friday, June 8th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, there will be a ‘Family Pride’ event in the parking lot of Indian River High School. This is an all-ages event with games, BBQ, face painting and crafts.
Join the Conversation! The Indian River High School GSA and Springdale Public Library are hosting an Info Session on LGBTQ+ topics on Tuesday June 5th at 6:30pm. #librarylove #pridenl pic.twitter.com/qlKdmgL5MU
— NL Public Libraries (@NLPubLibraries) May 25, 2018
— Ruth CameronIRH (@ruth_c_cam) May 25, 2018