• The Best Resource for Events in Kelowna, BC & the Okanagan and Your Source for LGBT2Q+ News

Tag Archives: ubco

Okanagan LGBTQ2SIA+ History: Telling Our Story


We need your help in uncovering the rich history of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Once social distancing has subsided, we will be seeking expressions of interest from potential contributors to help tell this story through documents, photographs, and audio/visual materials in their care. These collected stories will be presented in a public exhibition jointly coordinated and curated by Donna Langille; Community Engagement Librarian at UBC Okanagan, and Taysha Jarrett; Coordinator of Kelowna Rainbow Women.

Here’s where you come in.

Whether you’re looking for a bit of a distraction–or perhaps an indoor activity–take a look around your home for books, papers, pictures, recordings, or anything else that relates to the LGBTQ2SIA+ community in the Okanagan Valley. 

Discover with pride, and if you have any questions about the items in your care, or the project in general, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: donna.langille@ubc.ca

Have fun and happy digging!

OutTalk: Let’s Talk Labels

Come join us for our third OutTalk during OutWeek 2020! This event will take place Wednesday, March 4th, in the PRC (UNC 132) from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

This OutTalk, we will be talking about how labels are used by people, how labels are chosen, and why labels can be important for people and not important for others.

OutTalks are discussions hosted by the Pride Resource Centre. We invite people to come share their point of view in a safe, moderated space.

LGBTQIA2+ folks and allies welcome!
Tea, coffee, and snacks will be available.

Karaoke Night

Come sing your heart out with the PRC for a night of karaoke!

We’ll be starting off with some fun Disney tunes from beloved movies, and we have about 100,000 karaoke songs to choose from if Mickey Mouse’s music isn’t your thing. Belt out your go-to karaoke songs to celebrate OutWeek 2020!

Snacks will be provided. LGBTQIA2+ folks and allies welcome!

Karaoke Night will be held on Friday, March 6th, in COM 201 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Queers & Beers!

Join us for a night of beers-ing and cheers-ing at Tree Brewing Beer Institute (1346 Water St., downtown Kelowna)!

This OutWeek 2020 event is 19+.
LGBTQIA2+ folks and allies welcome!

The venue also sells cider (which is gluten-free), for those who do not drink beer. There is a food menu too, in case you get hungry. For more details about the venue or menu, visit http://www.treebrewingbeerinstitute.com/

Art Day!

Stop by the Student Union Boardroom (UNC 105) on Thursday, March 5th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm to make some art!

Express yourself during OutWeek 2020! Art supplies will be provided, so get ready to draw, paint, colour, whatever! Let’s get colourful and creative.

If you decide to paint, it’s paint at your own risk; we do not have smocks or aprons to cover your clothes, in case you spill or drip paint onto yourself.

LGBTQIA2+ folks and allies welcome!