Join Out On Bay Street in partnership with the Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce at this month’s networking social.
Three lucky students who sign up to our student portal the day of the event will be entered to win 1 of 3 Weekend Passes providing access to the:
The Monthly Networking Socials provide an opportunity for LGBTQA individuals to stay connected and engaged with Out On Bay Street and for LGBTQA students to network and reconnect with one another and professionals in a comfortable environment.
These socials target post-secondary students and young professionals interested in careers in business, law and/or technology.
This event is catered to a local (Ontario) demographic; however, it is open to all individuals from across Canada.
This is a drop-in event. No sign up is required.
Why you should Come OUT and PLAY ?
You will have the opportunity to support and bring awareness to OutSport Toronto and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. This inclusive one-of-a-kind Gala Event will impress and allow you to network with some of Toronto’s affluent, athletic and dedicated men and women.
What happens when you do Come OUT and PLAY ?
When you walk into the Artscape Wychwood Barns you’ll be taken back in time as you walk through the History of Sport Photo Gallery Walk. Use your Smartphone to capture the night at our branded Paparazzi Photo Wall and ‘High Five’ tribute wall. Grab a Mill St. at our Grand Centre Bar and choose to sit in one of two Chill Lounge spaces. You want to go early to the east end of the space to capture our edgy runway show and Come OUT and PLAY inspired dance performance. Enjoy gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres and let loose the end of the night with DJ Dickie!
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Remember, you can go to the eventbrite link and enter “outonbayst” as the promotional code to get $20 off the main event.
What You Get:
*Dashing and charismatic emcee, Virgin Radio’s Steve Roberts
*Spectacular Ga-Ga style fashion runway show featuring fashion forward women and men
*Toronto’s top edgy dance troupe – The Clayton Scott Experience
*Shawnee SHE KING – sky rocketing, award winning two-spirited indie artist
*AIDS Memorial to Glenn Burke – Pro Sports’ first gay athlete and inventor of the High Five.
*Chance to record your own LGBT sports story for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA)
*’Capture the Moment’ at the branded paparazzi photo wall and high five photo wall.
*Vic Pub sponsored signature cocktail
*Vic Pub After Party
*Designer Lounge Spaces and Décor by Designs by JP.
*Gourmet Passed hors d’oeuvres and end of night grazing station
*Spectacular LIVE Auction and Silent Auction items…stay tuned for those announcements
*End of night dance party with the incomparable DJ Dickie!
*A chance to mingle with some of Toronto’s most connected LGBT members
What Comes From This:
*Support for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and their continued work to keep our stories alive.
*Support for OutSport Toronto and their mission to help marginalized LGBT youth connect with their community through sports.
*Awareness about the work that these organizations do for our city
*A coming together of LGBT athletes in one place like never before. I’ve not seen this kind of event in my 18 years of LGBT Sports involvement.
Please visit https://facebook.com/TheStoriesProject to contribute your LGBT Sports Photos
This event is history in the making, and will mark the first time that we are all coming together to meet, discuss and work together to create a strong national Vision the our community.
How it all started:
For a while LGBTQ-A* Service Providers across Canada have been talking about getting together, putting faces to names, and working better together. But in spite of good intentions, the lack of funding was a significant barrier to moving forward.
After 3 years of discussion, Jeremy Dias at JersVision.org & Chad Smith at the Manitoba Rainbow Resource Centre, said “Let’s just do it”, and without money they started chatting with directors, managers and board members across Canada. Those conversations indicated a national interest, and Dare to Stand Out: Canada’s (first) National LGBTQ-A* Service Providers’ Summit was born.
The 2-day Summit will bring together Executive Directors, Board Members and Program Managers from across the country on June 26 & 27, 2013 at Ryerson University, in Toronto, Ontario. The schedule hopes to: 1) Create a space for networking and relationship building; 2) Offer some incredible Professional Development; and 3) Explore some national visioning and look towards what might be desired in a second event. The event is FREE, however delegates will be asked to pay for their travel and accommodations (some grants and loans are available).
This is a free, accessible, and partially-bilingual event. Interpretation services will be available. Childcare services will be available.
This is a community event. If you have questions want to be involved, please contact our director, Jeremy Dias, directly at: 613-858-3427 or email@example.com
Thank you everyone for your support and collaboration.