On June 22, 2019, the city of Morden saw its first ever Pride Parade. This was a huge accomplishment in an area that had never seen anything like it before.
We are so excited to be coming back to Morden for our Pride Parade in 2023! This year’s parade will be June 10, 2023 starting at 1pm.
For more information, check out our calendar.
We can’t wait to see you!
We host monthly games nights in Morden, Winler and Altona. The games night is a safe space for 2SLGBTQIANB+ people & allies to gather for some fun!
Winkler’s games night is the first Wednesday of the month at the Winkler Library. Altona’s games night is the last Wednesday of the month at The Community Exchange. Morden games night varies, so make sure you check our calendar for updates.
We also host a monthly Rainbow Family event where families of all shapes and sizes can come gather in a safe, affirming environment. Parents are expected to supervise their children.
We recognize that living as Rainbow People can sometimes be hard, both in and outside the Pembina Valley. Part of our goal is to help people know that they are celebrated, loved, and valuable right here – they don’t need to seek out an urban centre.
Part of how we do this is by offering our monthly support groups. We have a support group for supporters of trans youth and takes place in person on the second Monday of the month.
We also love to send out cards to help our community members celebrate! Fill out the form here to request a card.
We serve all communities in the Pembina Valley, large, small, and in between. Whether you just moved here, you’ve lived here all your life, or you’re otherwise connected, know that we are working to provide a safe space for all. Please note that this list does not include every community we serve.
Not everyone in our communities is safe to come out publicly, even today. Just being a part of an organization like Pembina Valley Pride can be dangerous when surrounded by hateful people. We recognize that it is a privilege to be able to declare one’s affiliations with 2SLGBTQIANB+ rights in the Pembina Valley and not suffer negative consequences for it. We also recognize that it can be incredibly empowering to see members of your community vocally support the cause of Pride. With that in mind, we would like to introduce a few of our board members who are able to share a bit about themselves.
Peter Wohlgemut is the President of Pembina Valley Pride and has been involved with the organization since 2019. They identify as Queer and use “they, their, them” pronouns. Peter has lived in and around Altona with their spouse for most of their adult life which is also where they raised their family. They enjoy gardening, quilting and reading when they’re not in the classroom teaching, where they are known as “Mx W.”.
Kat is the Chair of Pembina Valley Pride and has been involved with the organization since 2019. She’s a bisexual woman who lives with her husband & two kids. She has two dogs and four cats. She’s passionate about digital media & music production and spends her free time listening to podcasts.
Keely O’Reilly-Towle has been with Pembina Valley Pride as a board member since 2021. She is passionate about diversity, art, and cooking. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her wife and two cats. She hopes to help foster a warm and inclusive environment in southern Manitoba for all to feel seen and heard.
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