Pride Week 2019

Check out how we celebrated Pride Week in 2019.

Activities during MacEwan’s third annual Pride Week ranged from the opening day Pride March and discussions about relationships and healthy lifestyles, to the outrageous camp and glamour of drag performers. Our keynote speaker was trans activist, Chase Ross.


Missed the 2019 events? No problem!

Pride March
The kick-off to MacEwan Pride Week was celebrated with people walking in unity with the LGBTQ2S+ community and allies of MacEwan University. The event ended with a community mixer at MacEwan Residence.

Pride Games!
A friendly competition in Sport and Wellness that got friends together to show their colours! People had a blast and got some swag!

Pride Week Keynote: Chase Ross
This trans activist, speaker, educator, consultant, academic, and YouTuber helped break down the myths that trans people must pass in order to “be trans.” Chase described how this concept is toxic in and out of the trans community, and is something that needs to be discussed more in order for people to understand, at least in part, the trans experience.

Considering “Pride” at MacEwan: A Panel Discussion
Panelists and participants had an opportunity to engage in a conversation about inclusion and intersectionality, and discuss their vision for LGBTQ2S+ people and issues at MacEwan. Panelists included Sylvie Masson, Dr. Alissa Overend, Blair Harrison-Reid, and Kristy Harcourt.

InQueeries Meeting
Meet your queer peers! We welcomed everyone, especially those who had not come out yet! InQueeries is a queer SAMU student club with friendly and supportive people—a safe space to be yourself and make new friends. Plus, there were light snacks and refreshments!

Drag Show
This amazing show featured Edmonton's finest drag performers, the Kings and Queens of the glamorous Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose! Hosted by comic Nadine Hunt, it was a safe space to come dressed to impress in your best drag. Plus, rainbow drink specials! All proceeds went to the Pride Centre of Edmonton's Trans Youth initiatives and Homeward Trust.

Resource Fair
Opportunity to hear about more ways to connect with the LGBTQ2S+ community through external and internal community organizations, and pick up Pride merchandise to show support!

InQueeries: Trans and Non-Binary MeetUp
Safe Space and community building, social time for students who identify as Trans and Non-Binary. People came to mingle with trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, genderqueer peers!