Making the Annapolis Valley a better place for LGBTQ youth and our allies

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Welcome!  Below you’ll find news and events about the Valley Youth Project, an organization dedicated to connecting LGBTQ youth and our allies across the Annapolis Valley.  If you’re new, you might want to read more about who we are and why we’re here.

pin_badge_1We’re breaking out the Button Maker for our next Drop In on Wednesday, October 7.  We need to restock our supply of pin buttons that we share with participants and give out at VYP displays. We’ll have a selection of images, art material, and pronoun labels you can use to design and make your own wearable art or political statement.

Drop In runs from 6:30 – 8:30, in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex (LMCC), at 9489 Commercial St., New Minas. If you’re new to the LMCC, once inside you can follow the VYP signs to the room with the rainbow flag hanging over the door. If you’re taking the Kings Transit, you can get off at the Flower Cart or the Ken Wo golf course. The LMCC is a short walk between these two bus stops. Check the bus schedule here http://Kings Transit.  We have free  bus tickets you can pick up at Drop In, if you need them.  If you have any questions use the Contact Us button or leave a comment and we’ll get back to you with an answer.

All LGBTQ+, and MOGAI youth, 25 years old and under, and your friends are welcome. There is no registration or membership to sign up for. Just show up, you can arrive and leave at anytime during Drop In.

Apple Picking on Sept. 27

On Sunday, September 27, the Valley Youth Project and the NS Youth Project’s Halifax office are joining forces in an apple-picking extravaganza!  The event is free and open to all LGBTQ youth and their allies, 25 years of age and under.  We (those of us from the Valley) will meet at Gates U-Pick at 1269 Starr’s Point Road in Port Williams at 12.30, and be there until about 3PM. You do not need to register if you are in the Valley, but if you require transportation, please email us at by Tuesday, September 22 as seats will be limited.


Sept. 16 -Drop In Returns

Rainbow flag It’s the beginning of a new Drop In season on Wednesday September 16, 2015.  So how did you spend your Summer vacation?  Please join us to share your stories, and give us some ideas for activities we can do at upcoming Drop Ins.

If you haven’t been before, this is what happens at Drop In:  We meet in Room 128 in the Louis Millet Community Complex (LMCC), at 9489 Commercial St. in New Minas, the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Drop In runs from 6:30 – 8:30. We begin each Drop In with reviewing our guidelines for making a welcoming respectful space and then do introductions and check in with what’s new with everyone, and then move on to the activity for the evening. You can decide how much you wish to participate in the activity and conversation.  We provide snacks and drinks. ( It is a sober and drug-free space.)   All LGBTQ  /  MOGAI individuals 25 years and under are welcome. You can bring your friends too. There is no membership to sign up for, just drop in when you want to.

If you’re taking the Kings Transit, get off at either the Flower Cart or the KenWo Golf Course stops – the LMCC is a short walk in-between these two stops.  You can find the bus schedule here We have bus tickets to share if you need them.

Use the “contact us” button or leave a comment if you have any questions.

The Valley Youth Project will be hosting a display at the Wolfville Farmer’s Market, “Pride at The Market” event on  Wednesday July 22, 2015, from 4:00 – 7:00.  We would love to have Drop In Participants stop by our table and hang out with us. You can find details on the Market at their website Pride at the Market.  Come grab a bite to eat, and check out the vendors and entertainment.

You can find the market in the DeWolfe Building at 24 Elm Street in Wolfville. You can join the event on Facebook.

Correction — the date in the title was wrong in the Queer Prom post (it’s fixed now).  The Halifax Prom is on June 25 (Thursday coming). Sorry for spamming your email box, for those of you subscribed by email… but not sorry I get to send you this adorable alternate poster for the event!  More details are available on the Halifax Youth Project facebook page.13113_377264655810766_5756386316685230621_n

Under the sea prom logoDid you miss the Horton High Queer Prom and wish there was another place to have an awesome time with LBGTQ+ youth?

Did you make it to the Horton High Queer Prom, dance your tail off, and realize that one prom is just not enough?

Have you been dying to create and wear a custom mermaid costume?

If so, you’re in luck.  The Halifax Youth Project is putting on a Queer Prom again, with no restrictions about whether you’re a student or what school you go to. The theme is “Under the Sea” — feel free to dress up, down, or sideways.  LGTBQ+ youth and allies, 19 and under, are all welcome, and the Valley Youth Project will be providing transportation.

Here are the details:

  • Thursday, June 25th, 8pm – 11pm
  • Atlantica Hotel, Halifax
  • $5
  • Ages 19 and under
  • Absolutely drug and alcohol-free

We leave from the Louis Millet Community Centre (9489 Commercial St., New Minas) at 6:30PM, and we’ll return there for 12:30 that night.

To sign up for the drive, leave us your contact info (below) any time until Tuesday at midnight.

You’re welcome to bring your fancy duds and change at the dance — an entire section of the hotel, including washrooms, is reserved.

As always, your contact info is 100% confidential. Make sure we can reach you by phone or email — we need contact info for everyone in case of last-minute changes.  If you are 17 or under, you will also need a consent form that must be signed by a parent/guardian.  We can email you the form if you let us know in the comments; or, you can download and print it.  If your parent or guardian is dropping you off at the LMCC, we’ll have extras that they can sign right there and then.

Let the fun begin!



stock-vector-children-playing-at-the-park-162678797We’re going outside for our last Drop In of the season, Wednesday June 17.  The weather looks promising for some outdoor activity. We’ll have our picnic blanket and snacks. Bring along your favourite toy – hacky sack, football, frisbee, bubbles – whatever you might want to play with. We’ll have room to practice stage fighting or build human pyramids.

We’ll meet inside at the usual time, 6:30  pm in room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas. Then we’ll go find a patch of grass to play on.

If you’re taking Kings Transit, get off at the Flower Cart or Ken Wo Golf course stops. The LMCC is in between these two stops. We have bus tickets to share, if you need one. Pick them up at Drop In.


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