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.

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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In preparation for Pride season, we’ll have our pin-button maker at Drop in to make some pins for all of us to wear and share at Pride events this Summer.  If you have some art you want to put on a pin, bring it along, or make it up at Drop In. We’ll have our art supplies available to play with. If you know of any upcoming Pride Events, let us know so we can share the information with each other. Maybe you have some ideas for Pride that you can tell us about and we could pass on to event organizers.

Drop In is from 6:30 to 8:30 in room128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St. New Minas.  We have snacks.

If you’re taking the Kings Transit bus, get off at the Flower Cart stop or the Ken Wo golf course stop, the LMCC is in between those two stops.  We have bus tickets at Drop In.

All LGBTQ youth and your friends are welcome. Our last Drop In for this season will be June 17, and then we take a Summer Break until September.

The Horton High School GSA is inviting AVRSB high school students to their Rainbow Prom, on Friday June 5, 2015. Doors are open from 7:00 to 8:00 and the dance ends at 10:00. If you want to attend you have to let them know by sending your name and school to hortongsans@gmail.com by June 1. Admission is $4.00 at the door. You can make music requests on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/624402057661378/RAINBOW PROM 2015 (4)

The Canadian Safe School Network is hosting a discussion about overcoming stigma, mental health, support and what it means to be LGBTQ in high school  Events occur across Canada, and Acadia University is hosting an event for students in the Annapolis Valley.  You must register to attend. The details are at this website  http://canadiansafeschools.com/thinktank/

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