Today was the third annual Welcome to the Gaybourhood – and I’m proud to say I’ve been at all three. LOL It’s one of my absolute favourite Pride Week events. While the numbers were a little disappointing this year, nothing else was! Absolutely wonderful people, great entertainment, yummy food, and gorgeous weather too. No way could one be let down when all those ducks line up neatly in a row. 🙂
A couple of new things for us this year: Saskatoon’s juggling club, The Secret Circus, was there and we finally got to see my sister’s group, The Seahags, perform – so yay!
I honestly couldn’t possibly say enough good things about the gentlemen who were at Welcome to the Gaybourhood representing The Secret Circus. Robin, Paul, and Breton were all fantastic performers… and Robin and Paul were absolutely amazing with Lily-Ann. Seriously. We hung out with them for a good hour before they went up on stage to do their bit – and they taught her all sorts of cool things. They were so generous with their time and knowledge, it was a real treat. And I think I may have to hunt down a Diabollo (did I spell that right) for the girlie, she ADORED theirs. LMAO
The Seahags were “dismembered”, as there were only three of the five of them performing today – but Lily was more than happy to help out, and boosted their numbers up one. She danced on stage with them until the sun just got to be too much, came down to cuddle with me for a half a song then asked (ever so politely) to leave. So while I was enjoying getting to hear my sister play for the first time in forever, we packed it up.
As always… an absolutely wonderful day at Welcome to the Gaybourhood!
Well, it’s one of my favourite times of the year again. 😀 Pride Week! And today we headed down to Victoria park (beside the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon). It really was a fabulous event – even better than last years. Lots of great folks, great food, and great fun. There was tons of the kids to do too, which was really awesome. Here are a few pics:
It really is fun to just sit back and let the girlie go at an event like this. Where no one is a stranger, and we’re all there for the same reasons – to celebrate who we are. Fast friends, everyone. A fabulous, safe, and completely supportive environment. It really was an absolutely fabulous time. 🙂
Tomorrow it will be Gay Latte, and guess what?!?!? McNally Robinson is actually creating a special “gay latte” that will be served at the event. How fun is that? Prior to the event, yours truly (as a member of the Camp fYrefly team) will be hosting a press conference to discuss Camp fYrefly and how vital programming like ours is to youth today. Gay Latte will be in the cafe, and the media event will be in the alcove. Hope to see you there!