Pembina
Valley
Pride

Virtual Pride 2021

our mission

We strive to create and provide education, support, resources, community, and pride centering around 2SLGBTQIANB+ experiences in the many communities of the Pembina Valley. We love and support Southern Manitoba’s Rainbow community and want to help it flourish. We are a proudly Rainbow-led volunteer initiative and are committed to doing our best to create accessible and diverse programming that meets the needs of all Rainbow community members.

OUR INITIATIVES

annual Pride March

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.
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Monthly support group

Although the pandemic has prevented us from meeting in person, we are still here for anyone who might need support. Every month we host a virtual support group for LGBTQ+ folks who want to connect.

Follow our Facebook page to stay up-to-date on news about our monthly support group!

educational events

We are now hosting a different speaker each month to make a virtual presentation to our community. So far, we’ve heard from:

Check out our Facebook page or our calendar for upcoming events!

our People

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

Peter Wohlgemut is the chairperson 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.”.

Kathryn Basso

Kathryn is a board member with 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 three cats. She’s passionate about digital media & music production and spends her free time listening to podcasts.

Keely O'Reilly-Towle

Keely O’Reilly-Towle is a proud member of the 2SLGBTQIANB+ community who has been with Pembina Valley Pride as Secretary since early 2021. Now living in the Pembina Valley with her wonderful fiance; she is ready to get to know more members of the rainbow community. In her free time she enjoys painting and cooking. She hopes to help foster a warm and inclusive environment in southern Manitoba for all to be seen and heard.

VOLUNTEER WITH
PEMBINA VALLEY PRIDE

Whether you are a member of the Rainbow community, an ally, or just not sure, you can make a difference as part of our team.
It’s now easier than ever to support our programs! We accept donations through PayPal at the link below:

Our Sponsors

The Pembina Valley Pride Art Show is brought to you by the generous support of Frank and Olive, a collective wellness studio serving southern Manitoba specializing in luxe beauty services and top shelf wellness goods.

“The Morden Corn & Apple Festival is proud to support Pembina Valley Pride and their children’s book reading series throughout Pride month, and would like to thank them for the important outreach and support they provide to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in southern Manitoba.”

Peter & Megan Cantelon

“We are sponsoring the Decoration of Bruce in gratitude to Pembina Valley Pride for the work you are doing and in honour of our LGBTQ2S+ family and friends.”
Want to become a sponsor of Pembina Valley Pride? Get in touch with us! We’d love to work something out with you.
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