2019 Halifax Pride Committees

From: JessSmith?, Jess Smith/ Board of Directors, June 27, 2019

There are many Health & Wellness initiatives being led by other community organizations, especially at Pramana Yoga, throughout the festival. Check the Guide for more info.
The following are initiatives directly created from our meetings:
Lunchtime Panel/speaker series:
Party and Play: Unpacking Chemsex Culture - Paul O’Regan Hall. Thursday July 25 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Navigating Community Health & Wellness Resources: Healthcare Resources for Nova Scotians- Paul O’Regan Hall. Tuesday July 23 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
BASKETBALL - Citadel Community Centre. Tuesday July 23 6:00 pm
SOCCER - Citadel Community Centre.  Wednesday July 24 6:00 pm
VOLLEYBALL - Citadel Community Centre. Thursday July 25 6:00 pm

Elder Hop: 
Friday July 25th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parade Elder Gathering Area: 
Saturday July 20th 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm South Park in front of Lord Nelson Hotel
Elderberry Salon / Queer Pioneers History Salon: 
Monday, July 22 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax

Improved ASL interpreter registration process and expanded participation
Larger Accessible Parade Viewing Stage
New Viewing Stage for Festival Site
Hiring of an Accessibility Coordinator
Continuation of all 2018 accessibility efforts 

Supporter efforts around the 2019 Halfway to Pride Comedy Night
Unfortunately had to scrap plans for a Spring event
Have truly gelled as a committee through their work on the Pour/Taste event, getting first hand insight on all the elements that have to work together on a large scale Pride event. Go team!

The programming committee came together to share ideas and suggestions for artists, speakers, performers, and more for the pride festival. Volunteers provided research hours and personal time to attend meetings to discuss programming possibilities. This was the first year for a programming committee and there were many bumps along the way, but we have learned so much from this one year and have discovered better procedures for our programming moving forward.

Research and review of valuable community resource links
Creation of a resource page under Halifax Pride main website

One festival pass each 
Volunteer Appreciation Party prize raffle tickets (allotment as per system generated by Bayleigh)
Promo code for Pour/Taste ticket ($15 instead of $30) - PridePour15
One free item of Pride merch (t-shirt, tote bag, tank top)