Regina Pride, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to plan and host the Queen City Pride Festival in Regina, Saskatchewan. I joined the Board of Directors in Fall 2011.
My current role with Regina Pride, Inc. as the Co-Chair and Marketing Director involves coordinating all aspects of promotion for the festival. I also bring my knowledge and experience in event management, sponsorship, and non-profit organization administration to the organization.
I am also the Prairie Region Director with Fierté Canada Pride, the national association of Pride organizations in Canada. In this position, I am responsible for communicating with member Prides throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwest Territories.
The Queen City Pride Festival
Regina Pride plans an annual festival that celebrates Regina’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* community and culture. The Festival spans an entire week in the month of June and is quickly growing in size. It incorporates events and activities planned by various groups and organizations in the city along with events planned by Regina Pride.
The Queen City Pride Festival requires countless hours of volunteer work from a team of dedicated individuals. Planning starts a couple months after the previous festival ends. My tasks include developing the look and feel of the festival’s image, keeping the social media steams flowing, and being a leader in our sponsorship and planning efforts.
Outside the festival, Regina Pride also hosts numerous fundraising events to keep momentum up and ensure a perpetual community presence.