Pride Week 2018

March 12, 2018 – March 16, 2018


Join the MacEwan community to celebrate the diversity of our students, faculty and staff and support the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Activities during MacEwan’s second-annual Pride Week range from the opening-day Pride March to discussions about relationships and healthy lifestyles – to the outrageous camp and glamour of drag performers.

Pride for a cause
Watch for donation containers at all City Centre Campus food vendor cashiers during Pride Week. Starting March 12, donate a dollar or more and receive a rainbow cookie - all proceeds go to Camp FyreFly.

You can also purchase your Pride Week t-shirt at Griffin's Landing - for every t-shirt sold, a donation will be made to Camp FyreFly! The camp is an educational, social, and personal learning retreat for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) and allied youth.


Here's what's on during the week!

Date and time



About the event

Monday, March 12
12 p.m.  – 2 p.m.

Pride March (parade)

Participants will be able to meet in 7-143 as early as 11:15 a.m. and no later than 11:45 a.m. to get assembled and ready for the march. We'll move west through campus through the library, and Building 7 to the Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness, then over the pedway through the Robbins Health Learning Centre and Allard Hall, ending at MacEwan Residence.

Celebrate the kick-off to MacEwan Pride Week. Walk in unity with the LGBTQ+ community and allies of MacEwan University. The event ends with a community mixer at MacEwan Residence.

Visit the Pride March web page to find out more about how to sign up to march!

Tuesday, March 13
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Community Resource Fair

Outside Griffins Landing
Main floor, Building 6

Meet the community resources and organizations dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, including Queerflex, HIV Edmonton, Camp Fyrefly and InQueeries. Pride Week swag will be on sale!

Tuesday, March 13
5 – 7 p.m.

InQueeries meeting

Room 7-126

Meet your queer peers! We're welcoming everyone, especially those who haven't come out yet! InQueeries is a queer SAMU student club with friendly and supportive people. It's a safe space to be yourself and make new friends. Plus, light snack and refreshments!

Visit the InQueeries Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 14
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Keynote: Navigating gender with Ivan Coyote Kule Theater (Room 9-323), Robbins Health Learning Centre Renowned live performer Ivan Coyote will inspire with performance and storytelling. Ivan is the award-winning author of nine collections of essays, three screenplays and three CDs. 

Visit the event webpage to find out more about the event and the presenter.

Thursday, March 15
10 a.m. – 2  p.m.

Community Resource Fair

Allard Hall, second level, Jerry Wood Atrium

Meet the community resources and organizations dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, including Queerflex, HIV Edmonton, Camp Fyrefly and InQueeries.  Pride Week swag will be on sale!

Thursday, March 15
7 – 9 p.m.

Drag Show!

Towers Pub, Building 6, City Centre Campus

Celebrate Pride Week at this amazing show featuring Edmonton's finest drag performers, the Kings and Queens of the glamorous Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose! Hosted by comic Nadine Hunt.
A safe space for you to come dressed to impress in your best drag. Plus, rainbow drink specials!
Pay what you can at the door - all proceeds go to the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Pride Centre of Edmonton. 

Friday, March 16
3 – 4:30 p.m.

Workshop: Fostering an LGBTQ2S-inclusive environement

Room 9-207, City Centre Campus 

Get the tools and resources for training on LGBTQ issues. Learn how to create a more inclusive and accepting workplace through education and understanding.

Event Details

Date March 12, 2018 – March 16, 2018
Location City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Social