Pembina
Valley
Pride

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. 

The COVID-19 Pandemic changed our ability to gather as a group in the years since then, but we still did our best to spread some rainbows throughout the communities in the Pembina Valley with online events.

We are so excited to be having our first event as Pembina Valley Pride on June 11, 2022 in Altona! For more information, check out our calendar. If you want to help get the word out, download our posters to hang up in your community.

We can’t wait to see you!

Monthly social events

We host a monthly games night, alternating between Morden & Altona. The games night is a safe space for 2SLGBTQIANB+ people & allies to gather for some fun! 

Follow our Facebook page or our calendar to stay up-to-date on news about this and other events!

our area

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.

 

Altona
Carman
Cartwright
Crystal City
Emerson
Gretna
Manitou
Morden
Morris
Pilot Mound
Plum Coulee
Roland
Somerset
Winkler

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 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.”.

Kathryn Basso

Kathryn is a Chairperson 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 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 via etransfer (sent to treasurer@pembinavalleypride.ca) through PayPal at the link below:

Our Sponsors

We are currently seeking sponsors for our 2022 Pride March

Want to become a sponsor of Pembina Valley Pride? Get in touch with us! We’d love to work something out with you.

2021 Sponsors:

Peter & Megan Cantelon

2019 Sponsors:

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