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Valley Pride Events 2018

Rainbow flagHere is a list of some events celebrating Pride that are going in the Annapolis Valley in July, 2018.  Check out our Facebook page for links to event details as they are posted.

*Pride Flag Raising – July 14, 4:00 pm, Waterfront Park in Wolfville. Speakers will include folks from the local Trans and Queer community. There will be cake!
*Pride at the Market – July 18, 4:00-7:00 pm, Wolfville Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market will be decorated with Pride colours, and host displays from LGBTQ+ community groups.   Pride themed treats will be on sale. Drop by the VYP booth to say “Hi”.
*Pride Bicycle Ride – July 21.  On Saturday morning, cyclists will set out from Annapolis Royal to travel along the Harvest Moon Trail to Grand Pre.
*”The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” – July 22, 8:00 pm, Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville.  This classic Australia road trip movie will kick off the Retro Blockbuster Summer Film series. Admission is $5.00. 
*Celebration of Spirit – July 29, 10:30 am, Acadia Chapel, Wolfville. A celebration service welcoming all.
*Pride 125 Acts of Kindness – This will be an ongoing campaign to incite acts of kindness amongst all folks. 

Please note that none of these are actual VYP events, so our usual transportation service does not apply.

Last Drop-in June 6

Join us for our final meeting before drop-in goes on break until the fall! That makes this *the* drop-in to say hello to that new person you’ve been wanting to meet. For entertainment we’ll have our regular snacks, games, books, queer colouring pages–and now, clay! (See Fanged Bunnydog below.) Of course, feel free to bring your sketchbook, ukulele, or that knitting you’ve been working on.

Yo20180516_194209.jpgu can find us at the NSCC Kingstec campus in Kentville, #236 Belcher Steet. Enter through the main door and sign-in at the Info Desk; it’s helpful if you use the name you will use during that night’s drop-in. Look for the VYP signs and they will direct you to our space. Though most people come for the whole time, you can arrive anytime after 6.30; we finish up at 8.30. And, if you need a ride, we have you covered. For people in Annapolis, Kings, or Hants County free transportation is available; you can find out more and sign up for this service by going to the Transportation Request page of our blog.

Drop-in was created for members of the 2SLGBTQI community 25 years old and under. Questioning folks and allies are warmly welcomed. If you have questions or concerns during drop-in (or just want to play a round of Apples to Apples) there are always two adult facilitators on hand.

 

 

 

Next Drop In: May 16

Valley Youth Project rainbow heart logoThere are only a couple more Drop Ins before we take a break for the Summer.  The next Drop In is Wednesday May 16.

We are now located in the Cafeteria of the NSSC Kingstec Campus  236 Belcher St., Kentville.  Use the main entrance, sign in at the security desk, and follow the signs. The space opens for 6:30 to 8:30.  You can arrive and leave when you want, but you can’t come back in once you leave for that night.

We have drawing and colouring supplies, games, library books,  free information, and snacks.

We still have our free-to-you transportation service. If you need a ride, submit a Transportation Request. 

If you have any other questions, use the Contact Us button at the top of the page.

May 2 Drop In: What’s New?

Valley Youth Project rainbow heart logoIf you haven’t been to Drop In for a while, or it’s your first time,  you’ll notice a few recent changes. We are now located in the Cafeteria of the NSSC Kingstec Campus  236 Belcher St., Kentville.  Use the main entrance, sign in at the security desk, and follow the signs.

We no longer do a full check-in with introductions. We still have name tags for your name and pronoun. We have the same guidelines of good faith participation, consent and a sober space. The space opens for 6:30 to 8:30.  You can arrive and leave when you want, but you can’t come back in once you leave for that night.

We don’t have a planned activity.  You still have use of our drawing and colouring supplies, games, and library books. We have snacks, and lots of free information to take  with you.

We still have our free-to-you transportation service. If you need a ride, submit a Transportation Request. 

Borrow a book at drop-in!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our library yet, come by this Wednesday to see our super queer collection! Books can be checked out and then returned next time you come. Want to start browsing now? Have a look at our collection here.

If there is a book or movie we don’t have that you’d like to see in our library, fill out the request form on the page linked above. We’d love to hear from you!

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We meet at the Kingstec campus cafeteria in Kentville at 6.30 until 8.30 on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Come by for free food and fun! Allies welcome.

Drop-in April 4

DROP-IN AT NSCC KINGSTEC IN KENTVILLE

Our next Drop In is Wednesday April 4,  and in case you missed the announcement,  we have returned from our break in a new meeting space: the cafeteria at the Nova Scotia Community College in Kentville.   We meet from 6:30-8:30. Use the  main entrance of the College, and sign in at the security desk.  Then follow the VYP signs until you see the Pride flags; no membership or registration required! A minimum of two adult facilitators will be present at each drop-in.

If you’re interested in:

  • Meeting new people
  • Hanging out with like-minded folks
  • Free crafts, games, and snacks
  • Working with others to strengthen the local LGBTQ youth community

…then this group might be for you!

Need a ride? Check out this link: Transportation Request

Don’t know where Kingstec is? Check out this map.

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Drop-in Resumes, Mar 21!

DROP-IN AT NSCC KINGSTEC IN KENTVILLE, MARCH 21.

The drop-in you know and love is back, with an updated look! We have a new meeting space: the cafeteria at the Nova Scotia Community College in Kentville. We will continue to gather on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6.30 until 8.30. Just show up and follow the signs until you see the Pride flags; no membership or registration required! A minimum of two adult facilitators will be present at each drop-in.

If you’re interested in:

  • Meeting new people
  • Hanging out with like-minded folks
  • Free crafts, games, and snacks
  • Working with others to strengthen the local LGBTQ youth community

…then this group might be for you!

Need a ride? Check out this link: Transportation Request

Don’t know where Kingstec is? Check out this map.

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