Join us for an evening of community building, great music and fun. Canadian country artists Drake Jensen, Patrick Masse, and the band will be joining us from Ottawa and Vancouver to Kick-off OutFest by performing their hits at The Registry Theatre. A portion of all ticket sales this evening will be donated to several local community organizations (ACCKWA, KW Counselling, Spectrum, Plan B) to further support their programs and services, and the great work that they do for LGBTQ+ individuals. To find out more about each organization and the work that they do, see the list below.
7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick Street, Kitchener
ACCKWA, works toward a future where new HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually-transmitted or blood-borne infections are rare in Waterloo Region. People living with HIV will feel that maintaining health, well-being and full community participation are achievable, realistic goals. Through responsive programming and multi-sectoral collaboration, ACCKWA will: work towards the reduction of HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections; address the social determinants of health that create stigma, discrimination, and vulnerability for our service users; and provide excellent HIV care and support to individuals, families and most-affected communities.
KW Counselling Services is a multi-service agency offering counselling supports to individuals, couples and families in the Waterloo Region. Our OK2BME program is a set of confidential services for individuals in the LGBTQ+ Community. We provide free counselling and a bi-weekly social drop-in Youth Group for kids and teens wondering about their sexuality or gender identity.
SPECTRUM is a volunteer-based LGBTQ+ community venue that is sustainable, supportive, positive and a safe space for people of all ages in the Waterloo Region. By providing resources, information, rainbow-related events, and programming, SPECTRUM will work together with partners and allies to ensure a strong and inclusive community
Plan B is an alternative queer community space by queer folks for queer folks. A not-for-profit multi-stakeholder co-operative, aiming to provide sliding scale printing, a community zine library, alternative education and programming, and offer items such as binders and ethical harnesses for queer bodies.